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Phoenix Rising

by Katy Aretxabaleta

*FULL VIEW PLEASE FOR GREATER VIEWING PLEASURE AND FOR BETTER DETAIL OF THE IMAGE* Click on image so that you may have larger view of the work. This piece is being featured today in my interview in \"art slam magazine\" aka \"SLAM Art Mag\" http://artslammagazine.com/# \"Phoenix\" The Phoenix Ancient Greek, phoínix, Persian, Arabic,is a mythical sacred firebird that can be found in the mythologies of the Persians, Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese, and (according to Sanchuniathon) Phoenicians. A mythical bird that is a fire spirit,often associated with the Sun, with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. In some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of its old self in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (literally \"sun-city\" in Greek). It is said that the bird's cry is that of a beautiful song. In very few stories they are able to change into people. Stock: Model: Don Henrie aka \"weareminion\" on Deviantart Original Stock Image: http://dream-st0ck.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2qtj7e Stock Account: DrEaM-St0cK on Deviantart The remaining stock arts are roylaty free stocks obtained at \"Stock Exchange\" aka SXC.hu\" The rest of the composition is the result of drawing, painting and photo manipulation, my own personal techniques and methods of applying them in the image and the tools of PS CS2. Thank you ever so much for viewing.
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  • 23/10 2011

    Katy Aretxabaleta

    Thank you Nina.. However, you have always progressed much faster than I. You've progressed in immense proportions, at Godspeed it seems. YOU are still my hugest inspiration hon. <3
  • 23/10 2011

    Nina Y

    I really love what you've been creating, as well as this dark style of yours which is evolving so quickly and beautifully. have been missing you my dear... <3