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ICARUS art deco by rodolforever ICARUS art deco by rodolforever
ICARUS
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.
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:iconacieldama:
Acieldama Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Splendid.
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:icongaladrielstar:
GaladrielStar Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
this is just gorgeous

BTW - would love to see Dido & Aeneas, or Odysseus on his journeys; or Baucis & Philemon; or anything really from Ovid's Metamorphoses. They're such interesting stories!
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:icontirpitz7:
tirpitz7 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice.
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:icon5thfacade:
5thFacade Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
and btw, icarus has an alternate interpretation.

IMO
its a story about a boy, who did everything he could to achieve his dream... 
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:icon5thfacade:
5thFacade Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
can I buy this? I want it unmarked.
its awsome
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:iconterrytatcher:
TerryTatcher Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I want this hung on my wall. It's amazing.
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:iconsixshot2005:
Sixshot2005 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work man!
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:iconnaberrr:
NABERRR Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I Absolutely love this! Just amazing dude. Keep it up!
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:iconrodolforever:
rodolforever Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you man! :D
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:iconmakini90:
Makini90 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Interface Designer
Incredible work. Just incredible!
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:iconindelibleinkworkshop:
IndelibleInkWorkshop Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very well done, great styling. Certainly captures the look and style of Deco.
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:iconskycolossus:
SkyColossus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done getting icarus to fit art deco style.
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:iconchiburbs:
ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Masterful use of deco. Not sure I would've cut the "a" in the name instead of fading it, but the piece works well. The circle around the sun is a nice touch. The repetition in the shape of the clouds and the rays is nice.
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:iconrodolforever:
rodolforever Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks mate! :) I appreciate the comment
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:iconbtr88tuxedoblack:
BTR88tuxedoblack Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student General Artist
excellent example of real art deco design
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:iconcsick02:
csick02 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
great work! This is inspiring to look at!
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:iconluckmann:
Luckmann Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
So. Damn. Amazingly. Awesome. :onfire:
I am absolutely in love with this piece.

Great, great, great job. :clap:
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:iconrodolforever:
rodolforever Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thANK YOU VERY MUCH :D
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:iconuserinterface:
userinterface Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Great work. I personally believe the facial details bring it down a bit, an empty face would give a more solid impression. Apart from that, wonderful work.
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:iconopov20:
opov20 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
wow, i like :O

might just order a print
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:iconrodolforever:
rodolforever Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
much appreciated man! :D
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:icondaxusflashlight:
daxusflashlight Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
HACES TODO EN ILUSTRATOR ? SOS UN GENIO TOTAL!
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:iconrodolforever:
rodolforever Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
sip... le doy algunos retoques con PHOTOSHOP, pero en si todo esta hecho en ILLUSTRATOR.

gracias :D :w00t!:
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:iconblacksand459:
Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Exceptional!! Looks like its true vintage!
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:iconchicoflaco:
chicoflaco Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
nice!
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:iconphantomgoofy:
PhantomGoofy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Love the colors and the power that is in this.
Nice!!
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:icondrop-asd:
drop-asd Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
The sense of power and direction in this is overwhelming! :love:
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:iconrodolforever:
rodolforever Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I`m glad you like it ...thanks :D
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:icondrop-asd:
drop-asd Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
You're most welcome!
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Excellent[link]
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:iconwhu-wei:
whu-wei Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
great impact
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:iconstefanparis:
stefanparis Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Hey Rodolfo,
Fantastic work... in the range of your very best graphic work (IMO) the Batman/Superman/Ironman set !
I noticed countless favorites galleries lately, here on DA, where both our works are featured. I guess people see some parallel in between what we do.
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:iconrodolforever:
rodolforever Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yes,that we are both awesome! LOL :P no. but serously I think that art deco is a very unique style and it works great in certain superhero and fantasy films not only as a retro style but also as a very avant garde rendering of current themes.

Thanks for the comment I also think that icarus is one of my finest works to date, you know practice makes perfect! :)
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:iconstefanparis:
stefanparis Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Yeah... the Future is Deco, as they say !
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:icondrbrbr:
drbrBr Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
*Jawdrop*

Holy... !

*applause*
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:iconthe-wings-of-icarus:
The-Wings-Of-Icarus Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   Writer
I am loving this pic!
You are anmazing!
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:iconaudoman2607:
audoman2607 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Tus posters me siguen impresionando. Sigue as!
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:iconrodolforever:
rodolforever Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
muchas gracias :D
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:iconmilo13200:
milo13200 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A great poster!
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:icondoccarlson:
DocCarlson Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would like to see something with Mercury out of you
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:iconrodolforever:
rodolforever Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
GREAT IDEA! Actually I was short on Ideas of what myth to create for next month hehehe, Guess Mercury is a fine choice :) thanks buddy!
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:icondoccarlson:
DocCarlson Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, can't wait to see it.
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Love it! Love every possible thing about it! You are a master. ^_^
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:iconrodolforever:
rodolforever Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you man! :D Im flattered
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
You deserve it, man! Your work is like straight out of the 20s! The genuine article, sir. :D
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:icongamer28:
Gamer28 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Wax wings to the sun, not the best idea.
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:iconmr-bluebird:
Mr-Bluebird Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Student
Icarus no more
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:iconjamesrandom:
JamesRandom Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Really great work, dude. You should do some Bioshock stuff.
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:iconrodolforever:
rodolforever Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate! :D A Bioshock rendering is definitely on my agenda!
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:iconjamesrandom:
JamesRandom Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Yay! :)
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