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All that glitters: Ice Phoenix by zenphoenixa All that glitters: Ice Phoenix by zenphoenixa
NOTE: This image has been remade: zenphoenixa.deviantart.com/art…

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Right! *Cracks knuckles* To start with after my long absence, this was a little something I cooked up in Paintshop Pro 5 in between typing up my horrible essay - yeah yeah, I should've been working but it was hard to concentrate at times! ^.^;;

Firstly, this is a gift for :icondefade: who has been a great support over the past few months in so many ways, and I wanted to show her a token of my appreciation! :hug: This phoenix was almost entirely computer generated except for the base of the wings. Some of you might remember my pic, 'White Phoenix' in which I mentioned that I used an existing image of wings that I'd cropped from one of my old pictures - I hauled the wings out again and used them as the basis for this pic, this time in their full size. (Only about a quarter of them was shown in 'White Phoenix'.)

Secondly, everything else about the phoenix and the picture was made by mouse, which was possible because I now have a new mouse that doesn't stick or jerk... :D the phoenix here is actually the design I'm using to help out a paintball team in Atlanta with a phoenix design for the jerseys. The only difference is that I've turned the phoenix red for them, but those who know me here also know that I'm a fan of blue phoenixes... :heart: so of course I had to see what the phoenix looked like when it was blue! Then I added the snow effects and everything else in the background, and made it as neat as possible for Defade...

So then, I hope you like this Defade, and thankyou again for everything that you've kindly done for me! :hug: :hug: Oh yes, and as for the 'All that glitters is not gold' bit? Of course, because you never know when you're going to run into a blue phoenix! :D
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:iconhpfpjf:
Hpfpjf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016
Amazing...
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:icontatsuyabocchan:
tatsuyabocchan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is cool ^^

*i add your phoenix in my featured journal that posted in our feature challenge group. you can see the link in my signature :)
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GinnyMollyPotter Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks really pretty!! Good job!!
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ianonimo9 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
hey, I'm interested in using your phoenix for the cover of an album, I would ask if you interested to make your famous picture, if so let me know, and send me no letters, no nothing, the single bird
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musiclover007644 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
this is by far the most beautiful piece of art i've seen in my life! :) :D
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oo7perfect Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
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Kaizer913 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
I always thought a cold phoenix was a dead one. huh.




WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS YOU WILL FIND LIGHT AT THE END AND WHERE THERE IS LIGHT YOU WILL FIND DARKNESS AT THE BEGINING. by Kaizer913 which is me.
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joerecboi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
great
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Athyanearthmage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student General Artist
Right that there, that ice phoenix? That is a little slice of awesome with a side of epic topped with omigosh. Tis really good that.
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pegasusfreeze5867 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I
LOVE
YOU
THANK
YOU
SO
MUCH
I
LOVE
YOU
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Brightcynder Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too cool! Uh, no pun intended.
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:iconyukira-hotoshi:
Yukira-Hotoshi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
WOAH! This is really awesome! There's something I'd like to do with this picture, so do you mind if I use it? All credit for it will go to you of course. ^_^
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:iconzenphoenixa:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou. :D If you'd like to manipulate/edit this pic then I don't mind, just as long as I get to see the end result. ^^ *Is liberal* XD
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Yukira-Hotoshi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
That was my sister. I don't really know what she wanted to do.
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Aiko-kamero Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
this makes me think abt learning photoshop.
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:iconzenphoenixa:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must wish you happy learning then! :D Photoshop is quite pricey though - remember, any paint program that let's you work with layers will do for starting out. For example, I relied on Paint Shop Pro for many years with no problems, and I learned a lot too for more than half the price of Photoshop! ^_^ Good luck, and thanks for commenting! :thumbsup:
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Aiko-kamero Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
thanks for the advice~!!

though i have no idea where to buy photoshop.. @@
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:iconzenphoenixa:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't often see Photoshop in the stores, but then again that may have something to do with the fact that the last I did, it cost $1500... o___O (I'm allergic to such price tags... :XD: ) Even with a student discount at my uni it costs $500. Geez, no wonder there's so much piracy in the world! :faint:
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toboeslovingwolf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
There's a cigarette case with this pic on it! :0 ....wow
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:iconzenphoenixa:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is? O__O You wouldn't happen to know where...? :confused:
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:icontoboeslovingwolf:
toboeslovingwolf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
uh....Ja! Ebay....I have the link.

[link]
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:iconzenphoenixa:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Palms face* I knew this was bound to happen sooner or later.... ~___~ Thankyou so much for letting me know about this - I've just faxed a notice of infringement to Ebay about it, since the seller is still making 7 copies of it available in their store. They even had the hide to remove my signature at the bottom of the image! :stab: Well, I'm off now to watermark my gallery. :ohmygod: :ohmygod:
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toboeslovingwolf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
Aw...Joor welcome. And sorry bout the art theif who was gutsy enough to do that. My biggest pet peeve in the world is an art theif. I HATE THEM. So yeah.....I'm pretty sure there's other people out there who I can catch for ya! If you want.....
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:iconzenphoenixa:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, tell me about... :shakefist: I just spent the afternoon tracking down some of the other fanarts and original artworks in the same store, and I can't believe how brazen the thief was - quite a few of the artworks still had their watermarks intact, and the thief had the hide to paste their own watermark right over the top to prevent other people "stealing" from *them*. o__O Ebay got back to me and the listing with my phoenix was removed, but from what I can tell from the FAQ, it's up the individual copyright holders of each ripped image to send infringement notices - hopefully, the artists I contacted today do that, and maybe the thief's account will be suspended due to multiple violations. :stab: I gotta say though, it's mighty insulting that those artists' lovely images were reduced to gracing a box meant to hold cancer sticks. >__<

Thankyou again by the way for bringing the theft to my attention! :hug: I've always been suspicious of art rips on Ebay, but I'd never have thought to look in that particular section for violations. :ohmygod: Even though the damage has already been done, hopefully the new watermarks I've put on my art act as a deterrent in the future. And yes, if you come across anything else suspicious, I'd love to know about it - there's nothing I love more than bringing an art thief down! :shakefist:
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toboeslovingwolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
Ahz, okies. And....lol at ur sig. ^_^ Glad to have helped you!
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Velvetbaby37 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
Very beautiful work!
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:iconzenphoenixa:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou verily for the compliment and fav hon! ^__^ (And feel free to kick my very late reply! XD;;;; ) *Hands you lots of :cake: :cake: as compensation*
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Velvetbaby37 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Your very Welcome :aww:
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hikariblaze Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
woah looks really cool! awesome wings!
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:iconzenphoenixa:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thankyou hon for the compliment, and the fav as well! (Late as I am in saying that!... ^^; ) 'Tis good to know you liked how the wings turned out since I spent the most time on those, and I'm glad you liked the overall pic too - muchly appreciated! :salute: *Hands you lots of :coke: :coke:*
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hikariblaze Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
lol, yelcomes and thankies!
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khaiduong Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
wonderful ^^
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artemis5096 Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
Wow! This is awesome! You should make this into a wallpaper!
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:iconzenphoenixa:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn me and my 2 month late reply, damn me! :shakefist: *Cough* Ahem... yes... XD;;;; My crap punctuality aside, all of my belated thanks for the compliment, and I *would* make this pic into a wallpaper if only I'd been smart enough to work with it at a larger resolution... :slow: :ohmygod: I may try a remake later down the track, so I won't toss the idea straight away! ^^ Anyhow thanks again, and take care hon! :blowkiss:
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artemis5096 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Yay! I can't wait! Thanks for replying at all- some people ignore comments for some reason.
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Rummylovesyou Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing effects. I love how it turned out. It's one of the most gorgeous pics I've seen in dA... Awesome.
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:iconzenphoenixa:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thankyou so much for the compliment m'dear, I'm real glad you liked how this pic turned out! :blushes: *Mr phoenix flies over to shake your hand* :handshake: :XD:
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Rummylovesyou Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:handshake: You're very welcome ^^
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Joey-B Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
sweet another ice phoenix.. i did 2 myself hehe
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:iconzenphoenixa:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's never such thing as too much ice phoenix love, that's what I say! :XD: Thankyou for commenting, and may phoenixes always guide and watch over you dear sir! :D
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cmann10 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
Prettyness :D
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:iconzenphoenixa:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Bows* Thankyou so much hon for the comment and fav! ^___^ (Even if this reply is quite late... ^^; )
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cmann10 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
Oh, you're very welcome ^^
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Escima Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006   Traditional Artist
Amazing^_^
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zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whew, it's taken me one month to say so but thankyou for the comment and fav m'dear! ^^; :boogie: (I'll be late for my own funeral at this rate, lol. :XD: )
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Escima Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006   Traditional Artist
XDDDD
You're welcome:)
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X-Prodigy-X Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, thats amazing... it look so cold. It's magnificent!!!! well done!!
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zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(Feel free to hit this late reply X__X )

But my lateness aside, all of my long overdue thanks to you for the comment and fav on my piccy, I'm real glad you liked this big birdy! :D :hug: *Hands you lots of :gummybear: :gummybear:*
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Green-Okami Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
*wide eyed* that es very beautiful..I LOVE it's!! ^^ heh....nice work, i really do like the way you did the whole picture, cause it's blue....and wow I sound stupid in this comment but I do like it, just as a whole...not sure about it's beak..*puzzles over it* but I do like it, just the way the blues fit together and remind me of ice...and..YEAH!!
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:iconzenphoenixa:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Laaaaaaaate reply* ^^; ^^; Aww but thankyou so much hon for the comment, I'm real glad you liked so many aspects of this piccy! :blushes: :D Lol, the beak is practically non-existant - it got rather overlooked so in the end it looks like the phoenix has a beard :rofl: but I have a better track record when it comes to beaks then when it comes to drawing birdy feet! :XD: Heh anyhow, thanks again, and may phoenixes always guide and watch over you! :blowkiss:
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