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*falling into infinity



The Fall of Icarus as told by Thomas Bulfinch:

"Daedalus built the labyrinth for King Minos, but afterwards lost the favour of the king, and was shut up in a tower. He contrived to make his escape from his prison, but could not leave the island by sea, as the king kept strict watch on all the vessels, and permitted none to sail without being carefully searched. “Minos may control the land and sea,” said Daedalus, “but not the regions of the air. I will try that way.” So he set to work to fabricate wings for himself and his young son Icarus. He wrought feathers together, beginning with the smallest and adding larger, so as to form an increasing surface. The larger ones he secured with thread and the smaller with wax, and gave the whole a gentle curvature like the wings of a bird. Icarus, the boy, stood and looked on, sometimes running to gather up the feathers which the wind had blown away, and then handling the wax and working it over with his fingers, by his play impeding his father in his labours. When at last the work was done, the artist, waving his wings, found himself buoyed upward, and hung suspended, poising himself on the beaten air. He next equipped his son in the same manner and taught him how to fly, as a bird tempts her young ones from the lofty nest into the air. When all was prepared for flight he said, “Icarus, my son, I charge you to keep at a moderate height, for if you fly too low the damp will clog your wings, and if too high the heat will melt them. Keep near me and you will be safe.” While he gave him these instructions and fitted the wings to his shoulders, the face of the father was wet with tears, and his hands trembled. He kissed the boy, not knowing that it was for the last time. Then rising on his wings, he flew off, encouraging him to follow, and looked back from his own flight to see how his son managed his wings. As they flew the ploughman stopped his work to gaze, and the shepherd leaned on his staff and watched them, astonished at the sight, and thinking they were gods who could thus cleave the air.
"They passed Samos and Delos on the left and Lebynthos on the right, when the boy, exulting in his career, began to leave the guidance of his companion and soar upward as if to reach heaven. The nearness of the blazing sun softened the wax which held the feathers together, and they came off. He fluttered with his arms, but no feathers remained to hold the air. While his mouth uttered cries to his father it was submerged in the blue waters of the sea which thenceforth was called by his name. His father cried, “Icarus, Icarus, where are you?” At last he saw the feathers floating on the water, and bitterly lamenting his own arts, he buried the body and called the land Icaria in memory of his child. Daedalus arrived safe in Sicily, where he built a temple to Apollo, and hung up his wings, an offering to the god."







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:icondecipher666:
decipher666 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Me encanta el efecto de velocidad. Gran trabajo.
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grim55555 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Wicked Sick !! \,,/
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KrusttyhBenyh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Pffff es impresionante! Genial!
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mehrdadart Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009   Digital Artist
So lovely.
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NekroXIII Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thx!
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NunoDias Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
This is brilliant in all aspects: superb style, amazing colors, great perspective and an awesome sense of motion. Just amazing! :clap:
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thx so much!
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Kuume Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. This piece has been featured in my article "Blazing Red". [link] :)
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thx so much!
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Kuume Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :iconmanulplz:
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MarsW Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Simplemente magnífico! El efecto de caída, el diseño del conjunto, la anatomía, el color, todo está genial! O.o
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
i really like the use of the blure and everything (:
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thx so much!
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:iconaerozopher:
Aerozopher Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
have you done some tutorials? if yes give me the links ^^
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
no, no have tutorials, and no much time for do it now sorry!
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:iconaerozopher:
Aerozopher Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
okay ^^ i understand this ^^
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jaihoko Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
nope... way to awesomely amazing for my jealousy meter to handle...:frail:
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
x)
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sefaguerrero Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
IM-PRESIONANTE
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nothingNOIR Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Indeed
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
muchas gracias x)
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:iconsefaguerrero:
sefaguerrero Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
de ná :D
peaso trabajo.
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Drisana82 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
¡¡Felicidades!! Es imprecsionante, me gusta mucho.
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rus13devils Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
so powerfull n captivating
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:icongreaverx:
greaverx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
the blur just makes it look more awesome and again the details! another fave! man! your on fire! HAHA! :+fav:
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:icondrenchedinashes:
drenchedinashes Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
wow.
very nice take off of the original story.
i've been a huge fan of icarus/ikarus for awhile.
amazing job.
i love the red and the overall pose.
the blur adds a nice effect as well - falling.

:aww:
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:iconzuldzin:
ZulDzin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
I will say it again, Love it! xD
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ninjacat11 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
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:iconheguy:
Heguy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Precioso, me encanta '_' ara favs ahora mismo!
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OtakuBell Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
your stuff is really really good....
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:iconwredwrat:
wredwrat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Filmographer
man I LOVE your work!
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thx alot! :D
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:iconinpuupuaut:
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Student General Artist
Muy bueno!! Me encanta! ^_^
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
gracias!
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:iconplusnine:
PlusNine Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Fanatic use of motion blur.Great concept!
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thx! :D
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:iconzano:
zano Featured By Owner May 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
love the action in this.

one of my all time favorites in devart.
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thx alot man!
:D
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:iconartmind:
ArtMind Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
Great work!
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:iconaremihc-lahtel:
aremihc-lahtel Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
This is just so awesome! :D
The detail, the motion! :D Great work! :) Well done! :D
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:iconthe1blur:
The1Blur Featured By Owner May 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa.....thats awesome!!!
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:icondigikid:
DigiKid Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
increible, solo eso ^^
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:iconmikimaus:
MikiMaus Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Diooox! Pero es que no tengo palabras para expresar lo que siento con esta ilustración! Creo que me voy a poner la canción de Maiden... XDD Touchč!
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
jeje, muchas gracias! :D
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:iconopinguino:
opinguino Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
simplemente...impresionante
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
muchas gracias! :D
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grmfndng0 Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
very nice, i like it alot :)
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thx alot!
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:iconkinnas:
kinnas Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Professional
you put me in a predicament. I wouldso like to bitching about something here but have nothing to bitch about
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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