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Icarus Falling
By OhLizz   |   Watch
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Published: April 5, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 OhLizz

All my work is done using Adobe Photoshop 8.0
and Microsoft Mouse

Created for the Icarus Contest :iconstockandresources: :iconprojecteducate:

The Story: Icarus
Son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Daedalus had been imprisoned by King Minos of Crete within the walls of his own invention, the Labyrinth. But the great craftsman's genius would not suffer captivity. He made two pairs of wings by adhering feathers to a wooden frame with wax. Giving one pair to his son, he cautioned him that flying too near the sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus became ecstatic with the ability to fly and forgot his father's warning. The feathers came loose and Icarus plunged to his death in the sea.

Textures::iconpareeerica: [link] and [link]
Background::iconmoonchilde-stock: [link]
Wings: :iconevelivesey: [link]
Daedalas: :iconskydancer-stock: [link]
Labyrinth: :iconangelus-knight: [link]
Shore: :icondark-yarrow: [link]
Sea: :iconashensorrow: [link]
Scarf: :icongeoectomy-stock: [link]
Icarus: :iconlibertinemedic: [link]
Hair: :icontrisste-brushes: [link]
Feathers: :iconredheadstock: [link]
Ribbons: :iconiardacil-stock: [link]
Image size
1000x1200px 275.47 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Date Taken
Apr 4, 2012, 12:18:28 AM
Software
picnik.com
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EveLiveseyProfessional Photographer
Featured here: [link] - hope that's ok?
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BurnChocolateForFreeHobbyist Digital Artist
It's so dynamic! I feel like I'm falling myself :D
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OhLizzHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!:iconflowerthnxplz:
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OhLizzHobbyist Digital Artist
:iconminniethanksplz:
Thank you! (:
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Charlene-ArtHobbyist General Artist
I really like the colour of the background used in this piece. Icarus's pose and facial expression are also brilliant
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OhLizzHobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflowerthnxplz:Thank you so much for sharing in detail what you like. I love to hear that:iconflowerheartplz:


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EveLiveseyProfessional Photographer
Wow - great use of the wings!
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OhLizzHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, they really fit in well!:iconpoppy3plz:
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MissJenniFyreHobbyist General Artist
excellent work, just awesome!!
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OhLizzHobbyist Digital Artist
check out the contest, just click on the pink stock and resources stamp above (:
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MissJenniFyreHobbyist General Artist
i don't see what you mean..
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OhLizzHobbyist Digital Artist
If you want to go to the contest and see all the entries the link is the flashing pink stamp under my picture. :iconswingplz:
:iconicecreamloveplz::iconicecreamloverplz::iconlovecoffeeplz:
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MissJenniFyreHobbyist General Artist
ok, thanks! i like the "i love coffee" dude you added to my message!
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OhLizzHobbyist Digital Artist
isn't it cute!:icontoyhorseplz::iconjelloplz:
:icongivechocolatesplz:
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MissJenniFyreHobbyist General Artist
totally cute!!
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OhLizzHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MissJenniFyreHobbyist General Artist
you're so welcome!
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OhLizzHobbyist Digital Artist
:iconray--of--sun:
:iconswingplz:
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Hermione75Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I teach High school literature, this will really work! this is one of the myths I teach!
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OhLizzHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow fantastic! I did it for a contest here, I'm so glad it works, thats a great compliment!! You may use it for your class if you wish. Thank you! :iconpoppy3plz:
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Hermione75Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank u so much, I teach Literature to 9th graders at- The norther Israeli air-force tec high-school.
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OhLizzHobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful job and place! I'm honored to have my art used there. Peace and safety for all of you always :heart:
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