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Sunset Fire by Saimain Sunset Fire by Saimain
This painting ate my life for nearly a week. I originally wanted to do a phoenix-fire theme, and Valance volunteered for the part, but it turned into a sunset along the way (which I like better). It gave me a chance to practice with water and backlighting, two things I've had endless trouble with in the past. The result came out surprisingly well, though Valance doesn't deserve the attention. *whaps him* I'm hoping this doesn't show up too dark for most monitors.
You can see the original pencil piece here: [link]

You can learn more about Valance and the "Not All Kings Wear Gold" storyline here: [link]

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:bulletred:SIGNED PRINTS AVAILABLE HERE: [link]

Valance is copyright me
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:icontoffumuffin:
ToffuMuffin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Writer
i love everything about phoenix's, and this piece is simply gorgeous
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Visii0nzZz Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
awesome!!!
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FireFox5392 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
awesome job
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:icontip3119:
Tip3119 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
wonderful..great work!
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:iconflames-on-a-page:
Flames-on-a-Page Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Student Writer
Wow, that's all I can say...

You have a real gift

:wow:
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:iconleilansdream:
LeilansDream Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I love the colors! :)
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:iconphoenixknight1221:
Phoenixknight1221 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
amazing, great detail on the feathers.
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:iconblack-cat16:
black-cat16 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
In colour it rox :thumbsup:
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:iconcain11:
cain11 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awersome!!
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:iconfangette:
Fangette Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Very nice job on the highlighting, it looks great.
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:iconjodipheonix:
jodipheonix Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008   General Artist
this piece has been featured here [link]
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! For both of them. That was very sweet of you! :)
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:iconjodipheonix:
jodipheonix Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008   General Artist
you're welcome :D
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:iconavery-aleth:
Avery-Aleth Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
I really love the coloring, and if you zoom in and look at the water under his wings near is feet, it kind of looks like clouds! :D
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:iconcds-03:
CDS-03 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:jawdrop:
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:iconpavel4o:
pavel4o Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
very nice... i like very much the colors.... just great...
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:iconarwenamidala:
ArwenAmidala Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the texture of the wings in all your pictures. They look soft yet strong.
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:iconlordbeaner:
Lordbeaner Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
....*faints*
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:iconshmelanna:
Shmelanna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Student
*drools* sunsets <3
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:iconoverlord9611:
Overlord9611 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
I love the way the silhouette makes almost a cross shape and the colors are excelent.
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:iconpoirless:
poirless Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
it's fabulous!
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:iconflamedeluge:
flamedeluge Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
To me a week is very short. I am surprised you could do it that quick. Time is relative and personal I suppose. Anyway this is beautiful.
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ZEROSLOSER Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
nice!!!!!:)
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:iconstaccatoharmony:
StaccatoHarmony Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Saw this on elfwood, and I loved it so much that I just had to search for it here so I could Favorite it! The lighting is supercalifradgiesticexpialodcious. 'Amazing' doesn't cover it.
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Ocelotfire Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007   Traditional Artist
I know you probably get this a lot, and for good reason, but yeah... I love your style and am very jealous of how well you did those wings. I love the color and lighting effect in this piece especially. It's kinda hard to tell if the outstretching landscape is ocean or clouds, but either way, I feel that it adds to the mysteriousness of the image.

~good luck with all you do
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SweetLikeChocolate Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
OOOOO!!!PRETTY!!! :clap:
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:iconlisalei:
lisalei Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:o That is absolutely one of the best paintings I've ever seen!!! you're great :)
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:iconhatraslover:
HatrasLover Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007   Writer
The wings are beautiful. When I look at them I feel like I can feel there mucules on my back, the wieght of them. Like they are stretching out. The picture is really intense....I can feel it see.
I have a really vivid imagination sorry. :blush:
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11-BlueNails-16 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
*lovelovelovelovelove* I love the colors, and the bg, and EVERYTHING- ESPECIALLY the wings. *pets them* I don't know how you do it, but I love you for it. Your style is very beautiful, and very unique, andandand... *at a loss for words*
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Only-Sofia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
It's brilliant! You did a very nice job on the light on both water and wings, looks so warm and... maan, it's actually giving me goosebumps!:wow:
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:iconefiogo:
efiogo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
great work
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:iconcatrionatherogue:
CatrionaTheRogue Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
gorgeous
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:iconeonn:
Eonn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
so beautiful... i'm dreaming Oo
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Animanga-girl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
*Staring* I love it... It makes me feel all warm, like I'm in the sun (and kinda sleepy, too. Bedy-bye). Your water and backlighting came out awesome, as did everything else, no worries there. I have nothing against Valence since I don't know about him yet, lol. He's cool. *Hesitantly hands him a band-aid*
Awesome job. ^___^
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D-Bird Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Absolutely amazing coloring! :faint: A must fav for me!
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:iconelusive32140:
Elusive32140 Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
It BURNS, baby, it burns! Great, greater, greatest. You're just amazing with the colours and the lineart and.... Just amazing. ;)
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:iconhilliana80:
Hilliana80 Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
Oh wow, thats amazing :) Nice work :clap:
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:icontimyx:
Timyx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Thats amazing! It's so pretty! :heart:
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:iconhothanyou:
hothanyou Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
oh my dear, you've got more than talent!! you've been uber blessed!!!!!!! :love: very amazing work, everything you've done is! :D
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:iconmiserymisersourdream:
your talent is mocking me again....
*cries*
anyways, this is really really awesome! ^.^
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:iconthreshie:
Threshie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
The lighting combined with your usual beautiful wings and drawing style really makes this gorgeous. :aww: :heart:
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:iconplushkraken:
PlushKraken Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
It must be hard to lie in bed with ears like these :giggle:
But the pose is perfect for what you did with the light of the sun (which is jawdroppingly great). I like the colors you chose, looks very warm and calming to me.
Now I wanna see the sea *sigh*

You're a true artist :worship:
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morosely-deviant Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007   Writer
Very interesting...
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:iconspirit-of-the-fire:
spirit-of-the-fire Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
wow. that's very, very good. i love the wings. and the colours are wonderfull. the water and lighting is very realiztic. kind of like a sunset at my cottage :D
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vamp-kitty-meow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow, the backlighting looks awesome. this came out really well
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:iconserger:
Serger Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
Impressive colours! Nice job! :D
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:iconbrokenangel87:
brokenangel87 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That is an awesome idea for a picture! I love the colours and the way the sunlight filters through his wings
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:iconmaroy:
MARoy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
simply inspriring, this is gorgeous...it reminds me of a pheonix
the sunset and the way it blends into the wings is stunning,
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:iconlife-is-eternal:
life-is-eternal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Wow! ^ ^ Amazing!
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:iconhannach:
Hannach Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Thats amazing :-)
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