Overall Combined Time: 28hrs., 55mins. total
Software Used: Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7
Total Layers: 56 layers
Tools Used: Mouse only; ABSOLUTELY NO drawing tablet whatsoever!!! !!
References Used: NONE.
Well ladies and gentlemen, I have FINALLY come full circle with this, my gigantically most special 100th official deviation on deviantART!!!
Ever since I, Adigun Azikiwe Polack (aka =AdigunPolack) had first began on deviantART on my maiden voyage when I first signed on on November 28, 2006, I can remember with all of my heart and deepest spirit that my very, VERY first art creation that I had ever uploaded period in this art community was a traditional piece that I had first done WAY BACK in 1998 entitled “Hericorn of the Heavenly Night”:
...now, 14 years later since I had first drawn this piece originally on paper, here comes my very first full-on digital painting remake EVER on deviantART, entitled “Hericorn of the Heavenly Night - the HD Digital”, and this new version is so handsomely graced in a full 4096x2304 HD format as well as been given the ultimate Adigun Azikiwe Polack artwork-creation treatment, culminating how rather, *rather* much I have seriously improved quite indeed and then some as I went along since my start in 2006 from the very beginning. !!
You are quite so splendidly welcome indeed to check out more of my whole entire dA gallery from the ground all the way up to see how I had indeed stepped up my overall art quality from the concept to the design to the overall execution (even with my jaw-droppingly original use of quicksand artistically in my certain mature-based artworks as well to symbolize great beauty and the most deepest, sacredest sexual love between husband and wife alone together, too!!), right here: [link]
In my while from all those years ago going all the way back to 2006 in this very art community, *everything* in my gallery was done in their original entirety without a drawing tablet on the computer at all, as does all of my own digital-created works all throughout as well... all as I improved rather tremendously indeed to such phenomenal-class levels, which for example happened significantly with some of my rather best works that I did from 2006 right until this very, very point on deviantART:
Going right back to “Hericorn of the Heavenly Night - the HD Digital” right here as my first-ever digital-painting remake of my VERY first work indeed, if you can remember the original 1998 traditional piece of this that I made back then on paper, the story for it went like this:
- Come with me now, as you journey deep into the twilight heavens at nightfall. Suddenly, there she is, an intensely beautiful and mystical heron with such elegance and sensuous grace of a grand swan, her body a sparkling white, her eyes a shining sapphire, her radiant wing feathers blending from silver to gold, her long and magically fascinating horn sprouting out of her forehead, and her magnificent headdress a most rare crowning jewel!! Her name is none other than Empress Capria, the supreme ruler of the Hericorns. And the very lovely glimpse of the moonlight beckons her to be gazed upon as well, too!!!
And now, my grandly splendid ladies and gentlemen, Hericorn Empress Capria has never, ever looked even much rather better than this!!! That is the very first thing you will see right away in this new work, and *everything* has dramatically improved tremendously in its own right among it all, consummating my entire 5½ years worth of improvements from deviation #1 onward, too!!!
(Even then, I had ways of thinking up such phenomenal new originalities of my own in order to flatly stand out even better in my own works... ESPECIALLY with Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7 that I still have today all the way since I first got it on around the Christmas of 2002, which eventually had totally, totally cemented my very own passion for creating the most amazing digital art that I had practiced years and years for... in 2012, though, with this and my upcoming newest 101st digital-painting piece of “Quicksand Goddess and her Dragon Husband of Clay” just released simultaneously today (right here: [link]), I may rather have already hugely inspired the hearts of over 20 million dA members’ all at once as to why I successfully ended up becoming a great and brand-new Digital-Art Visionary that everyone needs to see in terms of my stunningly original, COMPLETELY non-clichéd art quality entirely — whether I do quicksand-related artworks or not. !!! )
“Hericorn of the Heavenly Night - the HD Digital” is the even grander scale of everything you would expect from the 1998 original, except with two notably interesting differences:
- since this is actually in a 4K HD resolution of 4096x2304 indeed, there is A WHOLE LOT more to see (and rather much easier on the eyes, too!!) than the original; and
instead of a perched platform, there is now a pool of water where Capria the Hericorn Empress walks on, since her feet are naturally so light and graceful to begin with.
With all of that said, together, let us celebrate my 100th official deviation on deviantART as my special GRANDEST new milestone that I have ever now reached right here, even after all those years that I had actually been on deviantART myself. !!!
It has been a long, *LONG* time coming.
This piece of “Hericorn of the Heavenly Night - the HD Digital” is dedicated entirely to EVERY SINGLE MEMBER AND STAFF on my #digitalBRILLIANCE group, also to all of my watchers of =AdigunPolack’s work in this art community, and most especially to these two most resplendently fantastic dA Digital-Art Gallery Moderators:
...as well as to these two tremendously quite awesome people, also:
...all just in honor of my 100th deviation indeed, after all. !!!
I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU ALL EVER SO DEEPLY, DEEPLY, DEEPLY MUCH FOR EVERYTHING ( !!! ), and I will see you again on my even more spectacular-quality newest digital-painting works on dA as you continue to stay with me and enjoy them quite richly indeed!!!
©2012 Adigun Azikiwe Polack. All Rights Reserved.
Please DO NOT copy, alter, or otherwise steal this piece or *any* of my artworks at all, for that matter. This original artwork is the exclusive property and copyright of Adigun Azikiwe Polack and him alone. All rights pertaining to this work are STRICTLY reserved worldwide. Got that!?