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Glory of Icarus

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"Never regret thy fall,
Oh Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light"
Oscar Wilde


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I created this for the Icarus Contest elandria.deviantart.com/journa…? by :iconprojecteducate: and :iconstockandresources:

The theme was the myth of Icarus which goes something like this:
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.

Even though he plunged to his death in the sea, I focused on the moment right before he started falling.
I think that for that one moment when he soared above everything and everyone, when he had conquered the sky, for that one second when he was the happiest man in the world...it was worth it!

You can see the process of creating this here----> fav.me/d4y5sx5

Stocks used:
Man: danger99stock.deviantart.com/a… by DaeStock
Sky: skybase.deviantart.com/art/Clo… by Skybase
Wings: kkako.deviantart.com/art/Stock… by kkako
Branches (for the wings frame): isostock.deviantart.com/art/De… by ISOStock
Rope: dracoart-stock.deviantart.com/… by Dracoart-Stock
Feather: fav.me/d21xxmi by gapystock


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ariya-sacca's avatar

That is indeed glorious!

Aesolei's avatar

Lovely, fresh take on this. (:

SiwySwan's avatar
I'm stunned by this magnificent piece of art. :D
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draton's avatar
Wow !!!!! My compliments...Speechless...God Bless you and your Team.....A-Team

May I ask if I can use your picture for private use? 


Thanks in Advance
This image beautifully captures the dangers of treading a precarious course. Are you ok if I use it for a Mental Health keynote speech?
heydeezee's avatar
Hello I made use of your image in a youtube video, thank you for the beautiful piece
AnnakaFawn's avatar
Wowww!! That is absolutely STUNNING!
ReyeD33's avatar
Glad you like it, thanks! :w00t:
man that is truly amazing
can i use it as my twitter header?
Star-Waves's avatar
This is such an inspiring piece for me. 
I feel like in this piece that quote from Hellen Keller stands out "One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar."
And when this art is added with this music: Ivan Torrent - Icarus (feat. Julie Elven) 
It's truly fantastic and I feel so inspired and ready to spread my wings. 
Thank you. 

ReyeD33's avatar
I'm glad you like it :w00t:
Thank you for your kind words, appreciate it :iconbowplz:
Star-Waves's avatar
You are very welcome! It is a beautiful piece of art :)
Hello, 

I am an instructor at a University and I'm creating a coursebook and hopefully an open textbook in the future. I'd like to use this image as the chapter header about the story of Daedalus and Icarus. My coursebook will never been sold for profit. I see this page says you have "Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License" for this image. But I would also like to get your expressed permission as you state. 
nealbing's avatar
Beautiful work!!!! :)
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umairmukhtar's avatar
This is amazing piece of ART! Thumbs Up
I want to print it for my bed room wall can we talk about it in private message please?

Thanks 
Serenit-Y's avatar
Do you have a print of this for sale? Send me a private message if you do (I don't track comments >_<), it's great work
ReyeD33's avatar
I don't, sorry :(
And thanks, I'm glad you like it :thanks:
Hello Diego, my name is Jenny Fordham, I am a novelist, I write in French.
I would like for my new novel "Too bad" use this image as cover for my free. Do you agree.
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if he flys to close to the sun his wings will birn
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