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AETES by TheCallyBear AETES by TheCallyBear

AETES


please click download to see all the details, then zoom in on the image by clicking it.
you can view my art this way best whilst also turning your brightness up.

comments;;
this is my favorite piece of art - ever of mine. i am insanely proud of this, i have spent 9 long months working on this.
i have persisted, i have fought, i have cried, i have laughed. i have finished.

back in october 2013 Talisturo approached me asking to make her something, after initially being flabberghasted, i eagerly accepted.
to explain a little, Talisturo is my idol. she was my inspiration to start making art, and she is the reason i have always been so
determined to continue working at it, to improve. so of course, to be asked to make art for her, was the best thing ever in my eyes.

her brief was "contrast", with an example of water and fire. i loved the idea, but i wanted to surprise her, and do something
unexpected. so i came up with "lava and life". the contrast is to represent two of the characters in her book, another
character is seen shown in this image, Aetes. i'll be linking the website to her book very soon, keep your eyes peeled!

i would absolutely love it if you could take the time to check the stock out, and really see just how much most of it changed.

lastly, i am very sorry about the long gap in my art, i have been through some tough stuff recently.
but we are out of the woods now, and things are moving upwards and onwards. thank you for your patience. :love:


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time - 9 months.
layers - base background 26, horse 73, hair 53, lava 30, trees/fauna 50, lighting/finishing touches/small details/ect 18 = 250 layers.
tools - photoshop cs5 & wacom bamboo fun medium pen and touch.

stock;;
Solidified lava by CAStockWarmblood 94 by Colourize-StockMoss Forest 1 by leeorr-stock
tree: Alegion-stock : x | tree ii: TexelGirl-Stock : x | mushroom: whynotastock : x
mushroom ii: MaterDolorosa : x | mushroom iii: Stock7000 : x | sky: HVMK : x
work: TheCallyBear



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Given 2014-08-08
Suggester says, "AETES by TheCallyBear shows a wonderful combination of multiple stock images, talented digital painting, intense lighting, and a beautiful juxtaposition of symbolic elements to create a powerful image with gorgeous details." ( Suggested by Deltapotamus and Featured by Emerald-Depths )
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HVMK Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
This is totally amazing! :+favlove:
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so so much!! It's quite old :giggle: 
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HVMK Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Very welcome! Yeah I know, but I've been gone for almost a year now :lol: Checking out my messages+watch finally.
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xDjurax Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omygod girl I must admit I haven't been to your page here on dA for some time (and you may just ask yourself who the hell is this person) but it's amazing how much you keep improving :wow: This piece is great on so many levels, the editing, the whole concept, colors, mood...Everyhing really! Please keep up the amazing work! :D
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TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course I remember you! When I was just a wee dA sapling you were literally one of my favourite deviants, 
your digital paintings regularly left me in awe. I'm still saddened at your inactivity. I've been so pleased to see you posting
more lately, even if it was just a couple. But thank you so much! Thank you, really. I'm in a little rut at the moment
but that's just due to illness. I expect to be out of it soon enough, hopefully! Oh I hope to! Thank you once more. :heart:
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xDjurax Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw I'm really glad to hear that! <3
Yess I know, I've been trying to get more active but every now and then I just have these periods where I just don't have any time to do some art! There's a few more things I've got in progress right now though ^,^
Ofcourse, you're very welcome! And I'm sorry you're sick, I hope you get well soon! :hug:
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SmileYourAmazing Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

This is a grgeous piece! Do you use the burn/dodge tool for your mane and tail or do you use different colors?
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TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Different colours! c: Never burn and dodge. I used to use dodge and burn back when I wasn't as experienced and I personally found it really affected how the colours came out. They would either be far to saturated, or the entire opposite and look washed out. Thank you!
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SmileYourAmazing Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, thank you so much! I'll try using different colours instead of the burn and dodge tool on the current manip I'm working on. 
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TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome! Best of luck. :'D
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TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great glow.
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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MiddysGraphics Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I. cant even. -falls over- Everything about this manipulation is just gorgeous. The DD is so well deserved! <3
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you! That means a lot, I really appreciate it! ♥
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forever-halloween Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is all flows so beautifully together. Incredibly stunning.. WOW. No words for how impressive this really is. :clap:
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TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so so much! I truly appreciate your generous comment. :love:
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Ladybug-Studios Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so amazing...like no words :jawdrop:
You should be beyond amazingly proud of this :wow:
That hair :faint:
That fire :faint:
The background blending :faint:
Congrats...like so much :heart:
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TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you so so much!
I am, though there are a few things I'd like to change of course.
Thank youuu, I really appreciate your comment :heart:
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yktkebr Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Wow thats fantastic! Great work :)
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :love:
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ElishevaLight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks incredible! The detail work is phenomenal and each little part comes together absolutely beautifully. Great job!
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I put insane amounts of detail into my work, which many would believe to be unnecessary, but it's not for them - it's for me. I enjoy putting so much detail in, and it pays off not only when I am satisfied with the results but when I also receive comments like this. Thank you so much ♥
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Lavander-Thistle Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so crazily beautiful :heart:
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank youuu! ♥
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SedLeoVeroFragola Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work!
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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plutoplus1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
I totally suggested this for a DD the first second I saw this.  IT IS AMAZING.  So I am very glad that it did earn a DD!

Congrats!
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TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah really?! Thank you so much! I'm sorry you weren't mentioned. 
Thank you once again! c':
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plutoplus1 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Oh not a problem.  I am glad your work was chosen for a DD :)

Congrats again!
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TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
 Amazing and stunning look!  :wow:   Congratulations by this pretty work!  :clap:
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
 You´re welcome,my dear!  :hug:
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TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
  :smooch:
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:iconliettore:
Liettore Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely incredible!
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! O v O
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Charlatte4611 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
fascinating!!!
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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Charlatte4611 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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:iconlunzzz:
Lunzzz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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goldkoifish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!
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goldkoifish Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :la:
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:iconthecallybear:
TheCallyBear Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :heart:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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Sanluris Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really good. I love glowing sceneries. Nice work!
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