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Rebirth by sighthoundlady Rebirth by sighthoundlady
"...don't mourn for me, I'll be born again."

I see symbolism in everything.

Photoshop CS2, 20 hours.
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red-fox357 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015   Artist
This is both a beautiful piece of art and a concept : )
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lep3r Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors in this piece!
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naztuki Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
I love this! I would so want a print of it! (p.s. I am on howrse with this username too)
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Kuziifish Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! Kinda sad in a way too, but happy also. :)
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solomonsea Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What is that symbol betwixt his antlers? It looks like a Chinese character
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Kuziifish Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a pictogram, from the game The Endless Forest. Essentially the "name" of the deer. You should check it out. :)
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solomonsea Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting. will do :)
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ninasilverwing Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous. wonderful to look at, from the elks pelt to the swirl of the ferns to the symbolisim inbeded in it :)
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LoD90 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   General Artist
This is very beautiful! especialy since the Elk is the guardian of the element of earth...
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TheSilverBells Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh you have no idea. Ha, because of things that have happened lately in my life, I can so relate to this. Not in a sad way, no not at all. But in a hopeful way. A man I look to very often as the person who would urge me on when I begin to wonder if things are just not worth fighting for or hoping for... He’s not here, not physically, but he's not dead. And I'll see him someday, and he'll be new again, and he'll be smiling and he'll hold me and I'll tell him how much he means to me and how he never even knew. This is beautiful. C:
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KaleidoscopicEye Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist
This is amazing! I love it!
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AnnieMsson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
All the pretty TEF fanart you made lately made me sign up to this game. It's a very peaceful place! I like it a lot. People seem to love to joke with fauns :giggle:

This picture is really beautiful. So much details and rich, vibrant colors. I'm faving it :heart:
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NairasIllustrations Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
that is soooo beautiful! =o
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Javadoodle Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The detail on the folliage - this whole thing, really, is insane. Wonderfully done.
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AVampireHunter Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Your works are wonderful, so much details... :)
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Animal-Angels Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful...
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xXDamselFlyXx Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That is so beautiful!
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, this is breath taking! I love the vibrant colors and all the little details in this. Very well done!
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sighthoundlady Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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DreamHorseStudios Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel as if the elk is helping to breathe life back into a world that was dead with the cold of winter, encouraging things to blossom and grow with the heat of his breath and strength of his call. The concept is a truly beautiful one.
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sighthoundlady Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love hearing interpretations of my art, I was definitely trying to capture the "cyle of life" concept with this. Death and live existing with each other and because of each other.

And I actually did want to have the Elk's breath to be visible, such as when the air is cold, but composition-wise, it just wasn't fitting.
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ShadowofRavens Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh this piece is gorgeous and i love it to bits. The background, the skull and antlers, the beautiful flowers in the foreground, everything! Amazing. Simply amazing.
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sighthoundlady Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! This is an idea I've had rattling around in my head for a while and finally got up the gumption to take it on this weekend. I knew that I would be painting lots and lots of leaves and it was going to take a long time to get the look I wanted.

Many pain pills where taken in order to make my complaining spine behave so I could work on this and get it finished. ;P
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Shmelanna Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student
this is so beautiful and haunting..
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sighthoundlady Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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shekeira Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Too beautiful for words. I can't stop staring at all the details. :D
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sighthoundlady Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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