Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Flights of Fancy by HanMonster Flights of Fancy by HanMonster
I've got a lot of catching up to do, huh. XD

I'm still getting used to this newfangled uploading system, but at the very least, I've figured out how to put up new stuff. Re-foldering my old heap o' junk will be tackled in the new week or so... whenever I figure out just how to go about it, that is.

This is another of my concentration pieces from the high school portfolio, and still a personal favorite. I've always adored the concept of transformational artwork, and a stage by stage evolution of character is something I wanted to do for months before this was painted. The first figure is mimicked from an ancient Egyptian narrative scroll (which I used to know by name) of Horus, though the rest is purely imaginative/self created. I rendered it in thin watercolor washes and micron on a marbled sepia paper to try and get that... antique-y effect.

For the record, I hatehateHATE obnoxious watermarks... but since I've become a Gaiaonline junkie in the past few months, I've come to realize that they're desperately needed for practically anything on the interwebs. You wouldn't believe how much stolen work I see floating around the rp forums of people's "original" characters. I've seen Sebychu's work, BeastofOblivion's, Lasaro's (LOOOOOTS of hers)... and a ton of others I can't name off the top of my head. Hell, I've even caught someone mauling MY lines before. Not cool.

Come on, guys; it's not original if you're stealing someone ELSE'S design! D: /end derail.

OKAY ANYWAY.

Do no use/redistribute/etc without permission, and all that copyright related babble.
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2008-01-25
Flights of Fancy by ~HanyousBlood is aged to look like papyrus and designed to emulate Egypt's hieroglyphic style. The transformation from Egyptian god to the creature of its original basis is a superb idea. ( Suggested by Skylord and Featured by cooley )
:iconfan-of-the-dark-side:
I think you managed the transformation concept pretty well :D ! The third and fourth stage remind me of Nefir from the Aladdin series^^
Reply
:iconmooddragon:
MoodDragon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Super cool! I really like forms 4 and 5. The hieroglyphic style is very interesting.
Reply
:icon1stsuperboyfan:
1stSuperboyFan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
This makes be think of a part in the Kane chronicles By Rick Riordan where one of the main characters Carter turned well he was the host to Horus.
Reply
:iconb81996:
B81996 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Cool transformation!!
Reply
:iconyenaroo:
Yenaroo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Love it!
Reply
:iconsketches-lover:
sketches-lover Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Wonderful idea!
Reply
:iconmerlin-uk:
Merlin-UK Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Like it... If youre looking for Egyptian backgrounds try [link]
Reply
:iconwaruzimu:
Waruzimu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
featured in Solar deities
Reply
:iconwaruzimu:
Waruzimu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
It's wonderful!
Reply
:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Awesome work. Congratulations on the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
Reply
:icongadart:
GadART Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
perfect
Reply
:iconumbralhorror:
UmbralHorror Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
saisad93281902!!! you're so genius!
This is awesome drawing & pattern
Reply
:iconsgfvedsfd:
sgfvedsfd Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student
〓(:3 )=〓(:3 )=〓(:3 )=[link]
Reply
:iconeonorteashadowmaster:
EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student Writer
Excellent work!
Reply
:iconstormheart7777:
Stormheart7777 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
great work!!!

Im making a site about myself and would like to use this and link it , would that be ok? Its nothing commercial :))
Reply
:iconswirlypaisley:
SwirlyPaisley Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I had a transformation piece in my art class also. Nice texture you definitely captured the antique look
Reply
:icontophathex:
TopHatHex Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very awesome. I'm guessing that's either Ra or Horus. :shrug: looks cool.
Reply
:iconyureicasper:
yureicasper Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
i love the mini gryphon right at the end. 8D
Reply
:iconjaderkin:
Jaderkin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
That's amazing! awesome job! :heart:
Reply
:iconsalamendi:
Salamendi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh, Horus is my fave Egyptian God. :3 This is amazing, it flows so well.
Reply
:iconlivingdeadghoul:
LivingDeadGhoul Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Just letting you know that this piece is being featured on my current journal 'Egyptian Art'

xx
Reply
:iconh2-o:
H2-O Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
This is quite neat. What a novel combination.
Reply
:iconjason244555:
Jason244555 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Breath Taking!
Reply
:iconsilgan:
Silgan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Wow! This is simply amazing!
Reply
:iconbuzzybuzz:
BuzzyBuzz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Wow, this is brilliant! Great job. It's very believable.
I like your Concentration idea, it's hard to come up with a good idea, much less one like yours that is unique. I need to figure out what mine is before school starts...
Reply
:iconpazkak:
pazkak Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
This is such an original and awesome idea.
Reply
:iconsombraluz-images:
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! I almost thought it was digital until I saw the description. Amazing! :clap:
Reply
:iconseptembergirl84:
SeptemberGirl84 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Absoultely amazing.
Reply
:iconwunjio:
WUNJIO Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
I've got no words.
just marvellous
Reply
:iconinzanyt:
InzanyT Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Freedom... fantasy¿??
excellent design ^^
Reply
:iconjennathedragon:
JennaTheDragon Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Student General Artist
I have one thing to say about this... but its in spanish... "SUBLIME" Its my opinion of this deviation... Translate it keep out misunderstandings...
Reply
:iconzoro-swordsman:
zoro-swordsman Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Absolutely stunning work~ :heart:
Reply
:icondeceptaconnotation:
Deceptaconnotation Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Lovely!
Reply
:iconcopperarabian:
copperarabian Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Student Photographer
The last one is so pretty :) we have a few falcons here and each one is a beauty :) Even the American kestrels who I see often, to the Merlin's who are occasional, then finally the pair of Peregrines who next here every year who I have seen once :)
Reply
:iconsavel:
Savel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008   Photographer
this is amazing! :O
Reply
:iconmaiamay:
Maiamay Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crud this is made of awesome.
I love the imagination in this peice. Filled with love
Reply
:iconpandothiel:
Pandothiel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
That's a really great picture!
Have you ever thought about making a similar one of Isis? Except it would be a hawk transforming into Her? :P
Reply
:iconpsydragonz:
PsyDragonZ Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Reminds me of that book series...Anamorphis? Whatever...genius drawing!
Reply
:icongreyskyes:
greyskyes Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Beautiful transformation.
Reply
:iconagent-l:
Agent-L Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Awesome XD!!
Reply
:iconto-the-brink:
to-the-brink Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Gorgeous work!
Absolutely love it!
Reply
:iconpriestessofnox:
PriestessOfNox Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Awesome beyond words...
Reply
:iconshadowmanic:
Shadowmanic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous and amazing
Reply
:iconlokieternal:
lokieternal Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
ohhh so cute !
Reply
:iconspyg:
SpyG Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting concept & idea ^^ perhaps the real thing is not far from truth at all ^^ Well done
Reply
:iconteq-uila:
Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Wonderful work, I love how clean and crisp the style is. Very creative transformation, too. :+fav:
Reply
:iconmayugeseishou:
MayugeSeishou Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
This is amazing! And very clever!
Reply
:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Artist
That's some fantastic work, I love this sequence!
Reply
:iconaccidentalfox:
accidentalfox Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive and well thought-out! I like it!
Reply
:iconcharpal:
charpal Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is pretty awesome. Really like the concept, and the transition from the stoic Egyptian work to the final bird is very fluid. +fav for sure.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
December 26, 2007
Image Size
1.1 MB
Resolution
1583×763
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
40,861
Favourites
2,446 (who?)
Comments
212
Downloads
720

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
56 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 20, 2007, 12:21:47 AM
×