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November 10, 2012
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New Birth by sanguisGelidus New Birth by sanguisGelidus
... take the life of my breath
and save me from the dark.


This is my entry for the Train-Your-Brain contest. :heart:

Thank you for your support!! :hug:

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Just to start... This looks friggin' amazing. I love the attention to detail as well as the melange of color palette. This piece broadcasts your intentions of encapsulating rebirth and loss, while stressing the acceptance of that loss.

Looking at the connection between girl and creature, there is a definite feeling of wet heat, and your piece drips with that emotion. The simple act of blowing ashes gives momentum, and gives a sense of continuity.

There is just enough detail to give focus to the right elements, leaving the rest with an aura of mist and mystery.

Well done my friend.

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Beautious. The color, the realism, the blending. Beautifantastic. I love the vision. You had a clear picture of what you wanted in your head, and you voiced it in this picture with incredible fluency. Vision = 5. Excellent choice of color to contrast the fire from the phoenix. The blending and smudging make it easy to see the movement, and the heat coming from the beast. Technique = 5. If I were incredibly cheesy, I might say it looks real enough to reach out and touch. I'm not that cheesy and this is obviously a painting, but the incredible, tedious attention to detail makes WISH it were real, because it would be a gorgeous sight to behold. Impact = 5. I don't see many pieces with phoenixes anymore, and I've never seen one rising from the ashes done by an artist of your stature. I like the dorsal fin and the mustache-looking facial element, which I've not seen before, however in the end, this is a mythical beast that has been around for a LONG time. Originality = 4.
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nitwit17 Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the flame effect!
MudBug93 Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, just lovely! The colors are fantastic, as is the concept. I actually like how the lower half of the girl is simply faded. It doesn't distract you with trying to find the "reality" in the photo, so you accept that it's dreamlike, and that makes it far more enjoyable. :D
Red-Rat-Writer Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Art thief!

that guy stole your pic.
J-Jinx-Ann Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the blend of colors you used
Laya-DragonAngel Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artist
This is an absolutely stunning artwork... truly inspiring and breathtaking thank you for sharing such beautiful art - I haven't looked at your art in a while, and I forgot how amazing it is. <3
This is beautiful! :O
im totally speechless, what a beautiful drawing! its so touching, and just everything look perfect!
ich bin hin und weg, es ist einfach suuuper gelungen :)
Dragondoodler11 Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o my god. this is amazing! you are such an awesome and inspirational artist! i love all your work!! <3<3<3
AndyGarcia666 Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your work has been featured here: [link]
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