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Aeires Reborn by JacobLarenArt Aeires Reborn by JacobLarenArt
Dedicated to our friend and former Digital Gallery Director -

For all he has done on DA and especially in the digital galleries. He was an admirable GD, and his selfless journals are inspiring to this day.

I have created this image, paralleling the life of a Phoenix (corny I know) to Aeires' tenure so far on the site.

One stage of his long journey has ended, but another is beginning :)


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see detail at 65% size - [link]
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A little about Phoenix myth . . .
In ancient Egyptian mythology, the Phoenix is said to live for 500 years and is a bird with beautiful gold and red plumage. At the end of its life-cycle it builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young Phoenix arises. The new Phoenix embalms the ashes of the old Phoenix and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis ("the city of the sun").


It seems appropriate to me. Aeires put a lot of work into DA and into mastering his fractals long before people like me even joined the site. Much respect is due. And after what might have seemed like 500 years, his former self has ignited, fallen to ashes, and a new Aeires is born =P
Also, if you look in the center of the image, that is meant to be the gates to "the city of the sun".


As a side note, his deviation "Technocracy" was one of the first fractals I ever saw. Truly inspirational - [link]



Thanks for all you've done Jeff!

If you love Aeires, leave :beer: :cake: :rose: or :glomp: below.



Enjoy!



:: Full-view is a must as always!
:: Made with Apophysis (custom flame)
:: Composed in Adobe Photoshop CS2
:: Print should be available shortly..

Copyright 2007 Jacob Laren, All Rights Reserved. This artwork may not be reproduced in any way without my explicit written permission.
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:iconalphaneotek:
alphaneotek Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
AMAZING!
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:iconsnow-valkyrie:
snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconbungle0:
Bungle0 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very impressive art dude! Excellent work.
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:iconnignag:
NigNag Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
outstanding
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:iconmishelangello:
Mishelangello Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Very beautiful!
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:iconmicsairbrush:
micsairbrush Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
ye thats cool
i thought i saw a dragon
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:iconbrukhar:
Brukhar Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Beautiful! Featured here: [link]
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:iconmfcreative:
mfcreative Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009   Interface Designer
Can't believe I haven't seen this before!

Breathtaking! :heart: :)
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:iconvirgilwhitemane:
VirgilWhitemane Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I...am...speechless...
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:iconslayden-hook:
Slayden-Hook Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
Dude.... your fractals are sooo badass. They leave mine cry in shame in the corner. Keep it up!
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:iconslcgrad2k:
SLCGrad2k Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008   Photographer
Wow, Enough Said!
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:icong0rilas:
g0rilas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
It's great! :D The wings are the best part.
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:iconfaded-ink:
faded-ink Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
This excellent deviation has been featured here: [link]

If you wish to not be featured, please let me know and I'll remove it with no questions. :)
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:iconbrigitte-fredensborg:
Absolutely great!:clap:
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:icontheravenbard:
theravenbard Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I strongly believe that people as awesome and talented as you should be shot to save us all embarrassment....

R.E.D Campbell
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:iconbootsbounty:
Bootsbounty Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Really a beautiful image...!
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:iconpumpkinsbylisa:
pumpkinsbylisa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
This is beautiful! I would love to carve this in a pumpkin! Would you mind if I did that at some point? I will reference your back to your image.
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:iconjacoblarenart:
JacobLarenArt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Be my guest, sounds like a tough project :)
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:iconstarlitgardens:
StarlitGardens Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
i can feel the heat from this piece!
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:iconantilzah:
Antilzah Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Wow!
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:iconsaxophlutist:
Saxophlutist Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All this detail in FRACTAL art!
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:iconpatricktoifl:
patricktoifl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GORGEOUS!
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:iconazmariaceleste:
azmariaceleste Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp: Wow! This is just beautiful. So many details :3

:clap:
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:iconjdlovescake:
JDLovesCake Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
Amazing. I'm truly speechless.
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:iconubermari0:
UberMari0 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
a compound monster!
it's fun too try & see how many faces & wings & horns I can find

You make very nice images
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:iconnaleth:
NaletH Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
wow i love it
it is fractal of diablo :)
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:iconhannahlee11:
hannahlee11 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
How did you do that.That is beautiful.
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:iconstartrekker:
startrekker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Awesome
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:iconblumoontigr:
BluMoonTigr Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
this is beautiful!!!
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:iconjacoblarenart:
JacobLarenArt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you much :D
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:iconblackfog-ger:
BlackFog-GER Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
Looks very nice :+fav:
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:iconjacoblarenart:
JacobLarenArt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much, took a lot of work :)
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:iconskoyplheia:
skoyplheia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Student
Oh God that is one of the most beautiful fractals I have ever seen! Honest! I love it! :heart:
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:iconjacoblarenart:
JacobLarenArt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for that great compliment :)
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:iconagunzagun:
agunzagun Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
wow !
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:iconkioko-sama:
KIOKO-SAMA Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007   Photographer
WOW!! ths is beautiful!! I love it a lot!! =]
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:iconstorychick:
storychick Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007   Writer
absolutley amazing! I love the almost irror image type affect
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:iconsunshadow86:
SunShadow86 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Amazing colours! :O
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:iconphoenix2890:
phoenix2890 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
this speaks to me (not literally, but you all know what i mean) as my mystical guardian is the phoenix. the colors are beautfiul, and i believe there is no better way to represent this magnificant creature.
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:iconjacoblarenart:
JacobLarenArt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Great to hear, and yes I know what you mean :D

The Phoenix is truly a magnificent being - and I am glad you think this a respectable rendering!
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:iconphoenix2890:
phoenix2890 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
that's one of those old jokes - "i wish somebody who understood me would tell me what i mean" LOL. and you're surely welcome.
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:iconstorm-blue:
Storm-Blue Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn I can't stop staring at it *stares*
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:iconmarkusvogt:
MarkusVogt Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
ive seen a lot of fractals images, but this one is really incredible - a fantastic piece of art, very well detailed, perfect colours and with a very dangerous feeling in it !!!
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:iconjacoblarenart:
JacobLarenArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the great compliment, I hoped it would be a fitting tribute :D
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:iconketrealthefallen:
ketrealthefallen Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
your stuff is absolutely amazing!!!:wow:
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:iconjacoblarenart:
JacobLarenArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Heh... glad you think so. Well appreciated :)
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:iconketrealthefallen:
ketrealthefallen Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
your welcome I think that your work is absolutely incredible
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:iconruadre:
Ruadre Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
So cool, great colours
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:icondiscarn8:
Discarn8 Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece, archon - the fractal feels barely contained from bursting out.
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:iconjacoblarenart:
JacobLarenArt Featured By Owner May 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot - I like how you describe that :)
And cheers for the fav!
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