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-Phoenix- Fire and Ice by dza1994 -Phoenix- Fire and Ice by dza1994
Well, I decided on a little project. I ended up rendering 4 different images, and then I combined them into this one image!

I might need some more touches on the phoenix, but of all things, this is probably the hardest I've ever worked on for an image so far!

Edit: Took out the unnecessary leggings and added a more logical body to it.

Also: Here's a [link] to the bolder and darker version of this.
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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
man this is cool! more evidence that hard work definitely pays off! thumbz up award fly guy! :iconthumbsupplz:
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dza1994 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed, tyvm :D
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Xerces Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a cool background pattern and a nice choice of colours for the phoenix too! Very well done
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dza1994 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^_^ I thought so too. I liked the contrast the colours made.
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Groundshock Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is cool!
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dza1994 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D indeed
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timberwolf90 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Combining multiple fractals is always fun (at least is has been for me...lol).

I've done one similar to this that has multiple layers: [link]

Did you use something like PS or GIMP?? And what version of Apophysis did you use?

Great work by the way!:love:
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dza1994 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, and I believe it was 2.09 beta for the phoenix and wind tunnel look

The squares and background were from the 2.08 3D Hack

~Both Apophysis
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dza1994 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would you believe me if I said Paint Shop Pro 7?
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timberwolf90 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Actually I would. *smile*
I never have used it or seen someone use it before...I mean I've been using Photoshop 7 and Elements 2.0 and only used CS3 in a trial, so I don't know much about the 'big' photo editors that take up GB's of space on your pc. lol

Have you had a experience with both PS and Paint Shop Pro? If so, why did you decide to go with Pro?

I think you can do a lot with just a "basic" photo editor, if all you are doing is cropping, resizing, etc. Not to say Pro is "basic" or anything...
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dza1994 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
um..I liked Pro better because for one, it felt user-friendly, and at that time, that was all I wanted. I didn't even expect to get recognition in Devart for my works at the time, so I just wanted something to doodle on

Eventually, I got Pro for PC, and PS for Mac, and PS (especially since it was only 3) was uber complex for me at the time, and Pro seemed to get me what I wanted much faster and easier, so I stuck with that

Both programs can make the same type of image, the question, however, is how to do it, and for a lot of how I do my imaging, Pro just seemed to do it faster and easier

In a nutshell, PS is a fantastic program indeed, especially for making fine details and sharper colours, but Pro is a good program to go to when you think in your head 'hmm..I feel like making an image today', cuz it's not so frustrating, and it's easier to learn
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ice-hearted-killer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009   Photographer
wow thats epic really does look like a phoenix amazing, that must have take you ages to make
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dza1994 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
to be honest, I found the background the most frustrating to do

Either way, it took 3 hours..and about 10 for the png renders
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ice-hearted-killer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009   Photographer
ouch thats a few long renders
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dza1994 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea, 2000 quality, and with only 2 oversample..it was quite a drag
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ice-hearted-killer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009   Photographer
yehh thats what i render on, usually around 3 hours
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dza1994 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, on a computer where you have to keep the memory usage to 34 (by limit) cuz the computer is so horrible, it tends to get larger, especially if you made a ton of mutations/scripts on it
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ice-hearted-killer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009   Photographer
ahh yehh that would take some time.
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dza1994 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: trust me, it did
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lonadar Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
...and this is definitely the "next step" I'd been suggesting to you to take: Taking your images, and integrating them with other images, whether made with your scripting program or made by more conventional means. You can make pieces of the larger image using the best means for them, then combine them together for the finished product. The hard part is visualizing the final project, where most of your art has been the result of polished experimentation.

Now, specific critique. While I said I would keep in mind your intention to continue work on this one, having seen it, I'm not sure what you had in mind, and thus can't really take that into consideration. Please keep that in mind.

The phoenix, itself, is very well done - abstract, but not something I only see because you called it a phoenix. However, I'm not sure what that is on front of it. It appears to have an orange head lunging out to bite on some smaller orange bird-creature, and this object could use some additional definition.

The web in the background is actually not a distraction. Where in many cases I would be slamming it thoroughly, here it actually wraps the image, complimenting it somehow. The strange blue slashes throughout the center of the image, though, are distracting. They remind me of the wind-marks you'd see in Pokémon cartoons when a bird Pokémon would do an attack, and perhaps they're intended to express wind, but at least to me it doesn't come off that way (especially since the image appears to be hovering more than flying about chaotically) and are more a distraction than an embellishment.

There are some rough lines around in the background, a little cleaning wouldn't hurt in ye olde random paint program, but not enough to really detract from the image.

Overall, one of your better works with your new software, and the complexity of what you've done shows, but I want to see what else you can do. You are capable of more, and you know it.
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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
man for someone who's been on for 3 years and only 2 deviations you got alot to say about someone's work.:laughing:
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dza1994 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, alright
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Renegadellf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
This guy has some good pointers, all in all keep practicing, composite photos are hella fun to make
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dza1994 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:o indeed
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