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Hana Běťáková

"Living fire" by Hana Běťáková

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This is my first attempt to make a picture only in Photoshop...hard work, I should be more patient. But it turned out quite good, though it DOESN'T look like I imagined it. The idea came to me couple of years ago, when I was witnessing fire in the darkness. It looked like a phoenix getting up from its nest. I don't know where the idea of the flowers came from, but they look a little bit like flowers, that were blossoming in our garden. I feel they could be fire-flowers from Narnia, you know, Lucy's healing cordial was made from their juice. The result reminds me of Inuit art...

4 May 200645 Almaseer
Great use of colors in this picture! I've always loved birds, and this one's got a really unique look. The flowers add a great touch too. Good work!

:-) Hana Běťáková replies: "Thank you! The colours are probably the first thing I'm satisfied with on this picture..."
11 May 200645 Christina D. Folkers
Pretty, the colours come out lovely in front of the black - as if he's glowing 2

:-) Hana Běťáková replies: "That's how it looked - fire in the darkness1"
13 Jun 200645 Anonymous
This is one of the most creative pictures i've ever seen. ..

The colors remind me of autom...

keep up the good work

:-) Hana Běťáková replies: "Thank you. Creative? Hm, if I could I would tell it to that fire which inspired me, but it's long ago, hehe..."
13 Jun 2006:-) René F Houten
OK, you already know that i love the colours red, orange and yellow, but i must say that this is one of the best drawings I ever saw of it! i looks a bit like the windows in churches, you know! this is a really good drawing, i really love it (the black background makes the colours nicer then they already are, so thats very good too!)

2 Hana Běťáková replies: "Oh, thank you so much! Church window? Strange, what all can people see in my pictures! It's nice that they work so well."
19 Jun 200645 Laura S.
well i like it! i´m not sure i´d be able to do that now in photoshop! really cool, really does remind me of some indian art, or something. Yay for Hana!!!

:-) Hana Běťáková replies: "Oh, thanks! It was really very simple, using only the brush and that tool which selects area. (I prefer that one, which creates the borders from segments, you can have good control of it. Which is hard when you work with the mouse.)Yay for Laura!!!"
21 Jun 200645 Virpi M. Hänninen
Beautiful sparkling colours!!

:-) Hana Běťáková replies: "Thank you for visiting me!"
25 Sep 2006:-) Kir talmage barnes
I can image doing this in crewel-work, or making a medieval-style tapestry based on this. (And then of course I can image it flying from a pole at a tent at Pennsic, or something... not that I've managed to go, mind you, but then, I haven't been to Narnia either.)

2 Hana Běťáková replies: "Thank you for nice comment - I'm glad that my pictures help someone's imagination run1"
5 Nov 2006:-) Lina Kulikauskaite
Pretty........I love the colours and those flowers^^

2 Hana Běťáková replies: "Thank you!"
17 Dec 2006:-) Tove Sörblom
mmm...reminds me of one of my aunt´s pillows. And that´s positve! It´s a very beautiful pillow...
Grate work!

2 Hana Běťáková replies: "I keep being in awe what everything can people see in my pictures... but it's pleasant, I want my pictures to bring memories or so! Thank you!"
20 Dec 2006:-) Sdixon
Ooh... *looks in awe at the photoshop art* I wish I could do even that on my computer art program! I like the flowers the most.

14 Hana Běťáková replies: "It's really funny how people seem to be amazed by it, because it's so SIMPLE! I just made the colours with brush at first and then used the lasso tool to create the shapes and the black areas... oh well, the flowers were made a little bit different, and now I cannot remember how exactly I did it - but also using lasso tool. But thank you a lot, I'm glad that this simple method worked! ;-)"
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'Living fire':
 • Created by: :-) Hana Běťáková
 • Copyright: ©Hana Běťáková. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Fire-flowers, Phoenix, Photoshop
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Computer Program
 • Submitted: 2005-07-18 15:08:14
 • Views: 577
 • Resolution: 480x640

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