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After King Minos exiled Icarus and his father, Daedalus, because of the whole Labyrinth fiasco, the pair attempted to escape their prison on Crete. Daedalus, a master craftsman, put his genius to use and glued wings made of birds' feathers and wax to himself and his son, warning Icarus not to fly too close to the sun in their attempted escape. But the joy of flight overcame Icarus, who disregarded his father's warning and flew higher and higher, closer and closer to the sun. Before long the heat from the sun had melted the wax on his arms, and caught fire to his feathery wings. Icarus continued to flap his bare arms fruitlessly, but was brought down from the heavens and into the sea, where he drowned.

... Crazy Greeks.
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Homework for Art Class. We were give ALOT of freedom with this... Which I didn't make use of, because I suck and I have a very limited imagination. :P

It's been done for a few days, and looking at it now I don't really like it. Disregarding the horrible lack of background, the overall bad composition, and the sinfully cheated wings,

I BROKE HIS FUCKING ARMS AND DISPLACED HIS SHOULDERS.
AAAAAAAH. xDD

Icarus © The crazy Greeks and their crazy mythology

Fleeting Insight: OMG STRATEGICALLY PLACED CINDERS FUCKING LOL
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YellowBoxChild Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
I <3 detail of anatomy and coloring.
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vampyre1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally amazing piece! :)
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Tanize Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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vampyre1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're really welcome! :hug:
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Isdrake Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009   Digital Artist
En till Icarus. :D
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Tanize Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Haha, yup! Jag tror att om snubben inte hade fallit till sin dod efter hela den dar "Flyga for nara solen" biten sa hade vi nog dodat honom med vara egna hander. |D
Han var NASTAN lika hatad som Pingvinen i slutandan. :33
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Isdrake Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009   Digital Artist
Haha. :D Jag tycker nog pingvinen var värst.
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Darqx Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HO SHIT TANIZE I LOVE YOURRR CG PAINTINGS YEAH. <3

Especially how the wing that's on fire kinda fades into the background colour and also the trail of flaming feathers =D You do fire real well. And sexy feathers.

Hahah yeaaah his arms do look a bit weird - it's mainly from the angle you've drawn them at and how they look in relation to the perspective on the rest of his body, methinks. I also think it would've looked nice composition wise if you had shifted him more over to the right (but that's just personal preference =3 )

did you know from this angle your censorship also makes it look like his crotch is on fire? :rofl:
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Tanize Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <33

Yuup. When I got home I stripped my shirt and took a look in the mirror to get a feel for how the arms SHOULD have looked.
Turns out, they SHOULD have looked very different, ahaha. xDD
And he probably has the broadest shoulders in the history of Greece, too. :P

Thanks for the tip on composition! I knew there was something, and I think you're right.
I probably should have made the background larger in proportion, too, to dramatize the effect more. [But that would involve actually putting effort into the background OH LORD]

... LMFAO.
YOU JUST GAVE A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO "FIRE CROTCH". :rofl:
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Ginafae Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
nämen kolla en icarus ^^
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:icontanize:
Tanize Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Namen titta. :lol:
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RosieHasASoul Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
OMG STRATEGICALLY PLACED BURNING FEATHEoh wait you already pointed that out.

Iiiiii really like this. A solid, dramatic interpretation of a classic myth, foshiz. The warm colours and the fire, I likey. And I don't think his arms look all that broken.


stupid fucking icarus look what you've done you stupid bastard now you're going to die and i don't have the slightest shread of pity for you

fucking idiot
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Tanize Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Student Digital Artist
For some reason many of my classmates gave me grief over the blatant censorship. I wonder why. :P
And someone pointed out that his hair looks like L's from Death Note and THAT WAS SO NOT INTENTIONAL AND NOW I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT. DD:
DAMNIT.

Aw, you really know how to stroke my ego just right. <33
I'm pretty sure I took all of the muscles in his arms and just kinda taped them back in the wrong spot... But I couldn't find a good anatomy reference for muscles for that position. xDD;;

Icarus is a dumbass. :|
And I can't help but feel that this is about .5 seconds before he starts yelling like a maniac and flailing his arms all retarded-like. :P
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RosieHasASoul Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
THEY JUST WANTED TO SEE PENIS

Eh, I didn't notice the hair thing until you said it. =B

ffff Icarus never looked this cool, he was screaming and crying like a girl all the way down.
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:icontanize:
Tanize Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Student Digital Artist
PFFFFT mental image. xDD

OH ICARUS. YOU BE SO GHEY.
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Segunder Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
I think I sprained a laughing related organ due to this exchange. Excuse me while I attend a hopsickle now.
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:icontanize:
Tanize Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Student Digital Artist
:P
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