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Wildfire by Iribel Wildfire by Iribel
"Burn honey, burn, let the fire eat away
I never liked the look of this town
Burn it down now
I'll run, they all know what I've done
I fetch my gear and take my leave from this mountain

I never had a chance to prove I wasn't guilty,
I always seemed to get blamed for
Every little crime, I didn't even have a name for

It was a match made in Hell,
Now the whole mountain burns
And every man gets what no man deserves

Our beloved kin never learned to fit in
Now I pay for my name, live my life in sin
How much less can I ask from you people?
This town stays in disarray
'Til the rules are the same for us all, hey

Bells toll all over town, burn, burn until it's all gone
Game over, what was a bad joke is now a reality show"

Sonata Arctica - Wildfire

A little experiment on fire this time. It was quite interesting since I haven't used fire element a lot in my works - I tried to create burning buildings in Center Of The Universe but it didn't work out as I planned. So, here's another try and I think it turned out pretty nicely.
This piece is once again inspired by oh-so-awesome Sonata Arctica. Wildfire is a kick-ass song and I wanted to create something that would represent its atmosphere. Something fiery, dynamic, intimidating... I'm not quite sure - in my opinion this piece might be a little bit too neat for that. I don't know, I've stared at it for so many hours I can't see it clearly anymore. ;) If you come up with something I've missed, just let me know.
Anyway, I really hope you enjoy my work. This piece makes me want to listen to Wildfire over and over again.

See the close-up of the burning town.

EDIT: Wow, thank you very much for the DD! :wow: I didn't see that coming. Also thanks for all the :+fav:'s, comments and critiques. I already fixed a flaw thanks to some of you - I didn't even realise the contradiction of the track before you pointed it out. :D It might look a bit more realistic now. Thanks a lot for the support!



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Iribel 2006-2009
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-02-04
''This looks like from fantasy movie!'' Wildfire by *Iribel ( Suggested by Hellobaby and Featured by Sander-Seto )
First off, I'll say that this is a very high impact and attention grabbing image - it was the first of the DDs that I clicked on! :D The lighting is successful, the image of the running man is well sourced for the lighting on his back (though perhaps the lighting could have a slightly more yellowy glow to it, since it is cast by fire).

I have one or two criticisms - firstly, I am perturbed by the tracks through the long grass left by the running man. It appears to me as if he was running with his legs wide apart, as he has left two very distinct tracks - they look about the right width apart for a quadbike, to me. ;) I think that it would be more likely that he would just leave one single track of flattened grass.

Secondly, whilst you've done a very good job making most of the man fit into the image, there is a little bit of a snag around the area of his knees, where his legs disappear into the grass - I think that it would really help if you included blades of grass that are being pushed aside by his legs, and perhaps a few more blades of grass in front of his legs to reduce the feeling of a 'flat' join between legs and grass.

There's only one other part of the image that bothers me - in the smoke, there is a sort of hole with a bright orange that doesn't look like it quite matches the shade of orange in the sky behind it. :)

I hope that all seems reasonable to you. Congrats for the DD!
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mcrfan235 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
This is what happens when have cats and you leave the house for 20 minutes
ElizabethKWritesArt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist
Super dramatic image! Wow!
tbjHelsing Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Stumbled upon this amazing piece while listening to the song full blast in my car. Im glad I did. It fits the song perfectly. A truly stunning piece of work. :+fav:
MetaphorOfDarkness Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
:clap: Really well matching to the lyrics of this beautiful song! :rose: Awesome idea! I love it :):happybounce:
Doofus-the-Cool Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An awesome depiction of an awesome story! Have you listened to parts II and III yet? Sheds a completely different light onto the protagonist.
iAmoret Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Can I use this? I'll of course give you credit for it.
FabioNobre Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Once again, awesome work.
Demonic-NiK Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
AnHourglassProd Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Kereska Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
One of my fav SA songs :)
You did an awesome job, grats on the DD!
mokonaxmodoki Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
wow! I love this whole album, and what you did here is excellent. Isn't it awesome what music makes us do?
jmgardecki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
AMAZING!!!!! That picture takes incredible skill. It depicts the song perfectly! Im a huge Sonata fan and I fell in love with this pic the second I saw it. BRAVO! :D
kimvanderveeke Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student Photographer
omg i love it ! and i love the song, its my favorite song of reckoning Nnight <3333333
ConfusedDM Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Incredible work-good job!
Iribel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thank you so much! :tighthug: I'm glad you like it.
jademoon3437 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
wow the fire looks very real :)
YellowBeast Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've never heard this song...but now I think I should ^_^
NorthenCrime Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist
Angel0fDeath420 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
I just am enfactuated with the idea of fire and things burning :onfire: :firelite-photo: LETS WATCH THIS CITY BURN THE WORLD.. if i may suggest painting a drawing of a city on fire id be your biggest fan :D
Denece-the-sylcoe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This freaks me out because I've personally been in one of these situations. I was actually is three. We had three wildfires in two years. We were evacuated twice luckily our house didn't burn. It still spooked me. :fear:
Amazing work though! I love it!
Iribel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
I can believe that was frightening - I'd never want to experience a wildfire like that!
Anyway, I'm glad you like this piece! :highfive:
LiTtLeHaPpYgIrL Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Reminds me of Fahrenheit 541. Nice.
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow...Great Concept and Master piece of the Arts!
Iribel Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Thanks a lot! :hug: I'm glad you like it!
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome!
medo1o0o09 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
YWYH-s--Morelenmir Featured By Owner May 9, 2010   General Artist
Hey, I featured this in my journal! [link] :heart:
Sahino Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Kyaa I love this pic!:D Sonata Arctica is the best band on Earth and you made such great artworks for the songs!:D Thank you, I love your work, it purely shows why I love SA so damn much :D (L)
mdandree Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
WOW! :)
Noorahimi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
miNd blowiN' yeah.........................:rose:!
kittyjewelofsea Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Very Nice work :)
Batty-Phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My. God. :wow:
This is so beautiful! Well worthy of a DD! Love it!
Iribel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Thank you so much! :tighthug: :heart: Great that you think so!
Noroimusa Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I featured this on my journal [link]
Iribel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Thank you! :heart:
Noroimusa Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :hug:
Toonmore Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
terrific stuff
Iribel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
getcarter Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010   Photographer
exellent work!
Iribel Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Thank you very much!
simgreensoul Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG best picture i see this year :love:
Iribel Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Thanks a lot! :glomp: :rose:
Affet-kak Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
nice :)
if this were real it would be a pretty scary situation :)
Iribel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thanks a lot! :D
Affet-kak Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
:D no probs
lagmentcreator Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Oh my gawd... This totally caught my eye seriously. Id ask you how you did it but ehh probly too complicated for my little mind Owo..!

but seriously when I had to favorite it I had to make a new folder called "EPIC" lol.

nice work really looks beautiful
Iribel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thank you so much! :glomp: :rose: I'm really glad you like my work!
lagmentcreator Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Lol I dont like it, I love it hehehe
AceofAces1941 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
This is...INCREDIBLE!!!
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