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The Four Elements by jet3270 The Four Elements by jet3270
The Four Elements appear in many different forms. For *wolf-wind's contest, she has allowed us to represent them how ever we want. I chose animals that are associated with the elements fire, water, wind and earth. The hardest to think of was the Fire element. It started as a dragon. A very nice looking dragon, i quite liked it... But, to keep it slightly realistic (As realistic as a catfish with a bowtie), I went for a salamander, which are said to come from fire. Named Mander (the layer name), He's my favourite. Look he's got beads.
A kestrel in a cravatte. He's a bit fat, too. Moley, with his dirty coat; Inspiration from Wind in the Willows and Redwall. He looks a bit grumpy. Wouldn't you, after having to hold this ball up in the air for ages?. A catfish with a bowtie made from seaweed. Why not?! I picked him for his whiskers.
~kaykaykit's great bubbles again, and method of water.
Well I'm very happy with this; I did the animals last night, and finished the orbs and background today.

Thanks guys! Please leave your opinions, and not just fave it. If you can see itty bitty things for me to change, lemme know! Would you rather just see one image?

Edit: Flip it!!
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Kristallkatze Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I really like your picture. Not only the looks, but the story behind it as well.

You are indeed talented. I would love to see how a cat looks, when you draw it (yes, I am cat fanatic!)

Kitty
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jet3270 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much :) I need to practise drawing more animals, felines too :) God know's when I'll get around to it though!
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starangelXcrystal81 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist
coooool. i love it.
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jet3270 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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starangelXcrystal81 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist
u welcome
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TheTimeWonderShiro Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this very much. The wind pretty much suits the hawk...or falcon. I like the catfish and that mole thing. I love the lizard,salamander. People have to know the animals of elements. A lizard is fire, a fish is water, a bird is wind, and a mole is earth. Somethin' like that.

I love your work, keep it up! :D
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jet3270 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :D I wanted to keep the animals 'down to earth' so to speak. Or not mythical. And I'm glad everyone's cottened onto that!
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TheTimeWonderShiro Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome~! Oh! What's your favorite element anyways? Curious.
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jet3270 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Though my star sign says I'm fire, I love air, hence I have pegasus tendencies!
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TheTimeWonderShiro Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Air is my favorite element too! Hurrah~! I like it 'cuz it's like gentle but powerful at the same time.
Here is like...MY way of the elements.

Fire: Wild but raw. Strong but have a limit. Can rid anything in it's path for a certain amount of time.

Water: Gentle and peaceful but powerful when disturbed. Nothing can survive under it if needed air to breathe. Can only be stopped if there is no more of the same element.

Earth: Still and strudy but can destroy itself. It is the very land we need to live but can sometimes turn on us with awful earthquakes. The only limit is if the power just runs out and needed to wait a few years for it to happen again.

Wind: Gentle, graceful, elegant, and patient. The very element needed to substain life and give off the air we breathe. When disturbed it can cuase much damage. Tornadoes and such. The only limit is for the wind to settle down and become one with itself.

PS. If your icon a horse throwing up a rainbow?
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