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Glory of Icarus by ReyeD33 Glory of Icarus by ReyeD33
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"Never regret thy fall,
Oh Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light"
Oscar Wilde


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I created this for the Icarus Contest elandria.deviantart.com/journa…? by :iconprojecteducate: and :iconstockandresources:

The theme was the myth of Icarus which goes something like this:
Son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Daedalus had been imprisoned by King Minos of Crete within the walls of his own invention, the Labyrinth. But the great craftsman's genius would not suffer captivity. He made two pairs of wings by adhering feathers to a wooden frame with wax. Giving one pair to his son, he cautioned him that flying too near the sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus became ecstatic with the ability to fly and forgot his father's warning. The feathers came loose and Icarus plunged to his death in the sea.

Even though he plunged to his death in the sea, I focused on the moment right before he started falling.
I think that for that one moment when he soared above everything and everyone, when he had conquered the sky, for that one second when he was the happiest man in the world...it was worth it!

You can see the process of creating this here----> fav.me/d4y5sx5

Stocks used:
Man: danger99stock.deviantart.com/a… by DaeStock
Sky: skybase.deviantart.com/art/Clo… by Skybase
Wings: kkako.deviantart.com/art/Stock… by kkako
Branches (for the wings frame): isostock.deviantart.com/art/De… by ISOStock
Rope: dracoart-stock.deviantart.com/… by Dracoart-Stock
Feather: fav.me/d21xxmi by gapystock


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My Images may not be used in any ways (even for practice), edited, copied, printed, sold, published, uploaded or reproduced on other sites without my express permission.
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:iconartlifetrav:
artlifetrav Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome. Love it!
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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enkrat Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhhh my this super! :clap:
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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ferlorente Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Hi ReyeD33, i sent you a message by facebook, please answer me. Thanks!
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:iconthen00bie:
TheN00bie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is epic!
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, glad you like it :D
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jeelo1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
Can u point me towards the software that u used in making this image?
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photoshop
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Dubhnoire Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Good Lord, this is beautiful.
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it :thanks:
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Jls81506 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
I came across the tattoo randomly. I googled Icarus and your picture came up within the first few results. I kept following them until I eventually stumbled upon your original. Awesome work. I love it!
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah I see, it would seem the internet is a small place after all haha :lol:

Thanks a lot! :thanks:
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah...that's amazing! 
I'm really honored when people like my work, but I never thought it would literally get under their skin :lol:

Thank you so much for showing me this :thanks:

And may I ask how you found me, and the original? I'm really interested :O
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leontinees Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016
Fantastic beyond words! :wow:
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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TakeThisPotion Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Slow 
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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annamae22 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Very cool!
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :w00t:
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iiFreak Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
W o w Icon - 457 Jian Scream  So cool 
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thanks! :la:
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iiFreak Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sailor Tin Cat La Emoticon Sailor Tin Cat La Emoticon Sailor Tin Cat La Emoticon 
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KehXKeova Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is so amazing!! :wow:
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, glad you like it! :thanks:
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KehXKeova Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome!! :hug:
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RaspberryCrime Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I may be wrong, but... this one looks quite similar to your, what'd you say? vigilantviki.deviantart.com/ar…

Amazing piece of art, btw. (:
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jcarrasco6215 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
Please tell me this is for sale! Amazing job!
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I'm afraid it's not for sale, but I'm glad you like it, thanks :w00t:
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Raqalien Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
first saw this beautiful artwork in a video for the Julie Elven song Icarus. Simply mesmerizing! :D
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it :D
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Hoooowwwl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Wonderful image.
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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AzusaMa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
This is beautiful! 
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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Lukashoff Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Amazing work!
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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scifilicious Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Artist
What i as a producer dont get is: if u use/borrow so much art from others, how u can claim copyright? to me thats like using a beat, some vocal samples & some well known sounds & then call it mine without paying the original artists.....dont get me wrong its awesome & im not dissing, its just an honest question, i realy wonder why that's different in art?......found this trough Ivan Torrent btw :D
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the images I use are meant to be used, they are called stock images. And each artist that provides them has their own rules, but in the end when I create something it is my creation. And as you can see there is a list of links to all the images I use under all of my works, that's how I credit them. Some don't even require that while others require payment. So, like I said my work is a finished product made using "raw" materials, and if someone takes my image slaps some text on it and calls it his own, without even linking to the original, that is stealing and is a violation of copyright rules.
Not sure how it works with music though, I don't really have the experience to talk about that :D
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scifilicious Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2014  Professional Artist
ok thanx for explaining & for not feeling offended ;) cause  i meant it in general as not every manipulation i see here is ''stock'' or asked permission "i used it here" isnt exactly permission
still they claim copyrights, so i wondered how thats different from taking a vocal, cut it up & put it trough some effects & mix it with a new beat (which is also a manipulation & not exact copy of the original)
i mean if i only credit/linked the sampled artist on my album without permission or payment, its only a matter of time before my ass gets called to court, u would think art has the same kind of rules/laws especially when u want to sell it
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, unlike many others, instead of acussing and assuming you asked, and I respect that.
I agree many photomanipulations don't use legit stock, but it is the same with art, I can't go on google and search the images I need and just use them without permission. There is a whole gallery dedicated to providing legitimate resources right here on dA www.deviantart.com/resources/?…

So basicly I just wanted to clarifie, if you use random images from the internet you can get sued, but there are images that are meant to be used.

Cheers :w00t:
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scifilicious Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Artist
yeah didnt mean it personal, u just happend to be the one i asked about it ;)
ofcourse im aware of free stocks, but some think they can make their own ''laws'' about that, thats why i wondered....
i used 1 time a rendered PNG from DA to make a tutorial (not for profit or anything)
which was made/rendered with a 3d stockmodel from the DAZ warehouse
Now to my knowledge: because u render an existing model/prop for people to use in manipulations
without altering or giving credit to the modeler yourself doesnt make it ''yours'' (it was 1 PNG fence not a whole 3D artwork)
rendering 1 fence to me is like adding some reverb/delay to a famous James Brown sample right?
& altho i gave notice & link to the original ''texture'' like she asked & said thanx on her on her profile
i got blocked without any notice/arguing, so since that day i wondered what i did wrong,
as im not the kind of guy who disrespects copyrights or bullies creativity in any form
so forgive my long story, but i like to prevent that in the future, thats why i asked :D
cheerzzz
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I see. Well it seems you just had a bad experience, who knows why that person blocked you, people are strange :lol:

Just keep on creating :w00t:
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scifilicious Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Artist
yeah the strangest kind can be found on the www ..... i will i was born creative  :D cheerzzz
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jovalie4 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Can I use this for a school project? We need to talk about art about Icarus :)?
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:iconreyed33:
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that sounds interesting :D

Go ahead :thumbsup:
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xStealingTheStarsx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So Ivan Torrent used this for his song "Icarus"? That's pretty cool, cause he's amazing.
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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SpartacusGR Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S ... can i use this work as a cover photo of my facebook profile ??? pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!! :P :P
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