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Phoenix of the North

A 3D fantasy landscape created in Vue. Above a cold and barren landscape a bird soars through the frozen air toward the sun and its ice rings. This bird is an ice phoenix - the Arctic counterpart of the mythical firebird. Its feathers glow with pale flames in icy shades of blue and lavender. Behind its wings streams a trail of white fire. The ground below is covered in snow and mist, broken by bleak rocks with no sign of life. But the sky above is clear blue, turning to blazing white near the midnight sun.
December 30, 2015
Originally created March 25, 2012

A cold and barren landscape doesn't have to be grim. I did a phoenix-like abstract work before, so I thought an ice phoenix would be an interesting variation. Created in Vue, with the streaming effect done in Paint Shop Pro. The texture on the phoenix is from the background of Waltz of the Snowflakes.

This is free for personal use as screen wallpaper, and is not to be redistributed. Zazzle and Redbubble are print-on-demand companies that are licensed to print my work. Please contact me if you have any questions about the use of this image.


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