The Firebird: Ariolas and Taiev by nfredman ()
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Please don't tell Coruanu about this. Not after the whole fire-chickens thing.
Ariolas, you have to understand, is not just a mage, he's the founder of an entire lineage, a school. Popping out in the morning on a whim to the courtyard, wearing nothing but a silk skirt and his hair, he thinks nothing of summoning a firebird just to watch its pretty flames as it swirls around overhead.
Taiev hear the Firebird screeching and pulled on his trousers to come out, and had to smile at the sheer delight on the Elf's face.
"It reminds me of you," the Elf said to his red-haired First. Which is why Taiev has a big goofy smile on his face: that was a sweet thing to say.
Hey, what good is being a mage if you can't have a little fun now and then? Ri let the bird fly away shortly there-after, but he smiled about it all day.
Production notes: My M4 Enhanced characters, with Echo skirt on the Elf and Remendado pants on the red-head; Stonemason's Village Courtyard (a corner thereof); Firebird from Songbird Remix; hair, way too much fun with flames, magic, and color tweaking done in post.
Taiev says he'd like to try to find a way to get Firebirds to heat water for coffee, but so far, no luck. They won't sit still long enough, and he refuses to run after them with a pot of half-boiled water.
Image Comments (19)
Faemike55 () Online Now! 10:48PM | Thu, 10 February 2011
Very good work! great image with wonderful posing and great POV Fire-bird looks great as well
lt_roberts30 () 10:59PM | Thu, 10 February 2011
Wowza. Now THAT'S a firebird (no offense to Coruanu). n_n Lovely expressions and one heckuva phoenix!
bernieloehn () 2:18AM | Fri, 11 February 2011
Wonderful story! Great fire fx! Very good poses and expressions!
DarwinsMishap () 4:23AM | Fri, 11 February 2011
Wow... This is an absolute stunner doll! Ri and his 'goofy smile' is something to behold, that's for sure! Thank you for posting this, it was a sheer pleasure in seeing first thing in the am!
SetoKaiba () 8:48AM | Fri, 11 February 2011
Very inspiring the way you build all the details is so natural yet so creative! I love the phoenix, really great! I wonder what has inspired you to compose such an amazing piece! I hope you post more soon, greetings seto
Erestorfan () 9:18AM | Fri, 11 February 2011
Wow, that is an awesome firebird! I love how you did the details of the feathers. Very cool. And Ri, well what can I say? Hotter than the firebird! That hair and that smile...wow!!!!
lwperkins () 10:38AM | Fri, 11 February 2011
This is wonderful all around. Nothing is more excellent than a mage goofing around in the morning!
prae () Online Now! 3:33PM | Fri, 11 February 2011
Wonderful render, great lighting and expressions.
Crudelitas () 3:52PM | Fri, 11 February 2011
Fantastic work! Really nice characters. The bird looks great! Fantastic lighting and camera! Very well done!