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Those who favour fire by Imaliea Those who favour fire by Imaliea


I've been hearing about and seeing copies of this artwork around the net, used WITHOUT my permission. If you see someone using this (or any of my artwork) WITHOUT giving me due credit, can you please, please, please let me know? Thank you to those people who have already let me know, I really appreciate it!

And thank you so much, and thank you to everyone who has fav'd and commented! I'm sorry I can't individually reply in most cases, but I do appreciate every single comment, fav, watch, everything! Thank you.

UPDATE: To those who asked, here it is!
How to Paint Fire by Imaliea

Yikes it's been too long again >_< but finally I finished this! Seriously this started as a random drawing of wings and just... exploded o.o Only reason it took this long was because I kept changing everything lol but at last it's done! Enjoy!

I learned a lot painting this, namely 1) fire is hard to paint and 2) I like to torture myself by painting the very things I find hard to paint (fire, hands, tricky light sources). Which is I suppose a good thing, only way I'll get better. :D I was attempting to loosen up my painting a bit, but not sure how well I succeeded ^^;

There's a few meaningful things in here but I won't explain it, I'll just leave it for you to draw your own conclusions from :) I'm curious to see what people pick up

As usual I will submit to clubs and such when I get time...

Technical Info
Photoshop/Painter combo, best of both worlds :D
Also many male models were ogled in preparation for this - all in the name of art, I swear.
Title is from Robert Frost poem, Fire and Ice.

EJW (me). No stealing or using without permission.

PS Might I also add, this one makes a pretty groovy wallpaper if I do say so myself.
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Nishty Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
This guy is similar to me.)) Just look at my page and make sure
bottledtacos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Is this a reference to the poem 'fire and ice' by Robert Frost??
DeviantDarling4 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Your work is breathtaking!  Such imagination and realism for fantasy art!  Thank you for sharing!
CLMine Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
EbonyLobo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
AMAZING god i would kill to be able do that!CURSE YOU!  back to the programs and pencils for meI think I've fainted. 
Duffy1977 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
wow hot
SeanExcellius Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you forget the shirt?
Drachenseele Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
oh wow the fire and teh beautiful wings. Amazing.
cassonian Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
This is beyond phenomenal....
d3smike Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I've seen this picture before somewhere, but it had a different face. I really hope this is the Original because it looks fucking amazing. Spectacular work :D
KaminskyKandidsPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome
Minecraftnerd75 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This reminds me of the Mocking Jay pin in Catching Fire. The guy is the Mocking Jay and hes on fire and the circle is the pin. If this artwork was meant to be just that then Im gonna feel stupid lmao. But anyways phenomenal work!
SigiTurtle Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Go for the original +fav 
einstein64k Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Really a great work!
richcapo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Unbelievable.  You're an amazing talent.
Imaliea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   General Artist
Thank you so much :)
SuperBoomTurbo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For future use, is what I check to see if my work has been yanked out from under me. As you said, this one's been pilfered to no ungodly end. Sorry!
Imaliea Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013   General Artist
Wow that is a GREAT resource, I had no idea about it. Thanks for sharing!! And yeahhhhh I think I give up on this one. Good to know it's so popular I guess though!! And at least some of them left my signature on... hahahaha
SuperBoomTurbo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not particularly well known (tin eye that is) but extremely useful for tracking down those thieving bastards. I'd go after the ones making a profit, like the book cover jobber. Maybe you can recoup some losses. Nice work by the way! =D 
Mottenfest Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VERY handsome!
Imaliea Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!
Emiox Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello again 

Look at this =>…

Good night
Emiox Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<font><font class="">Bonjour, good job, really beautifull ! 

I guess I can't have it for wallpaper? 

Imaliea Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013   General Artist
Hi there, thank you very much! I'm sorry about the watermark, that was my sad attempt at trying to protect my artwork ^^; I think it's probably too late though, it's already everywhere. I was just hoping to stop further people from distributing it without credit, particularly when they crop out my signature :( thanks for pointing out the zedge site though! Like I said, it's probably a bit too late for me to do anything about it now ^^;
Emiox Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi,no worries,it bother me as havin gone of my creations where it should not be! Even if it doesn't change anything for you, at least I've told you =)
(Sorry, I don't speak english very good...)
virtualmorrigan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very beautiful. I agree, it would make a great wallpaper if it wasn't for the watermark over his face.

Reminds me a bit of Lucifer from the sandman comics...What's the story behind it?
Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
Unfortunately I had to watermark it due to dastardly thieves attempting to profit from my hard work :( :( I hate doing it, but, alas in this instance it was necessary. As for the story, I suppose it can be described as part reflection of torment, part "I wanted to paint a sexy guy". Thanks!
Steam-Sothoth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I love such paintings. Those, which are not too realistic, but give you really good impression of author's skills in painting, and generally looks marvelous. Abosulte masterpiece  ^^
Funny-Cherry-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Вотермарки ставят жадные пидорасы. Мне вот теперь придется затереть твой водяной знак
Dhriti-artlover Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
stunning artwork :squee: 
Miqua Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice mood, the fire looks good and warm
MissOdango Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is splendid.
I think an Ice female counterpart would be lovely.
The look on his face is so adorable .A.
you are amazingly skilled at fire! <3
JustChasingFireflies Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student General Artist
This is AMAZING! But what about those that think ice would suffice?
InSearchOf101 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Interface Designer
excellent :hug:
Sammy-Harlan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   General Artist
This is amazing!!! :la: I love the dynamics and the intensity of the flame :meow: Omg, this is really just awesome :squee:
BastardPrince Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I love it :)
TabithasPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow this is beautiful. Amazing work
Danomate Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that piece of art is impressive! I love the use of shadow and light, it gives a very special feel to the image! The details are awesome!
8bitXminecraft Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really amazingly made, i have always been a fan of fire related stuff and you capture the essence of fire just perfectly, gj
Lacryel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Simply stunning~
blacklloyd Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOW this is truley incredible. I am a bit lots for words. Hats off to you.
AlasterWake Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now one of my favourite artists. I liked a lot of your work, Inspiring for sure.
AlasterWake Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very intense and almost hellish in nature. Very impressed.
PeziCreation Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great !! beautiful and sexy^^
SinginPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is strikingly beautiful
Tahlsou Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive work ! It surely is nice to look at...
JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Very awesome art work!
tPiter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, i love the colour dynamics! Nice work.
Jiopi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i envy your sense of shading, it's so well done
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