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Reincarnation by Skudde Reincarnation by Skudde
What has a start, has an end.
What is once born, will once die and stay dead.
But what has always been, will always be.
What has been reborn before, will be reborn once again.
And again,
and again.
That's how circle of life is broken.
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Finished: 20.11.2011
Tools: Photoshop Cs4 | Wacom tablet
For 50% view of the original click DOWNLOAD.
Music: :star: Two Steps From Hell - Sun Goddess [link] :star:

The Green Bird is back! :love:

Usually finishing a big work like this makes me feel like YAYY and I'm so proud and
stuff like that. Right now my feelings are mostly relief. It's done. Now that it's done, I can start something else.

Don't get me wrong, I really wanted to draw a remake of my most popular work.
I made "Call of the Green Bird" as a tribute to the awesome book I had read and also
because I wanted to prove that I can draw a phoenix that doesn't have any of the
mistakes I usually do. To this remake I wanted to fix the mistakes from the previous
green bird but at the same time it had to look the same as much as possible - same bird
with same color scheme and sparkly background.
The upgrades I made are:
- Took the weird "decorative-armpit-thingies" away and replaced them with glowing white decorations.
- Made colors bit smoother and took care that the bird doesn't get lost in the background.
- Used thinner lineart and colored it.
- Feathers look like feathers and wings are more anatomical.
- Used some perspective which the original didn't have at all.
- The bird also has a tail now. Small, but it's there.
- I also gave the bird a name:
Edynesaye :heart:

Despite the upgrades, I didn't want to remake the whole design. Feet had to be strong,
wings huge, longest tail decoration feathers 'cordless' making them look a bit less like real feathers.
I'm not as happy as I could be and I don't know why that is. I feel like I had rushed with this though I know I didn't.
At many points I wanted to redraw the background but I didn't because it had to be
like the original. Some other things disturb me too, like the feet which I've never been very good at.
I'm very appy with some things though. ^^ Shading succeeded wonderfully, glowing parts look great,
her design looks great and above all it looks a lot better than the old one.

I guess that's it. I'm making a reference sheet for Edynesaye later.

Give it some love everyone! :aww:

Original:

Ref. sheet:
Character & Art © :iconskudde:
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:icongryphonsart:
GryphonsArt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
wow... I enjoy that colors.....I love deviantART! 
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017   General Artist
Thank you :3
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:icongryphonsart:
GryphonsArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
no prob ^-^
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:iconjudilin:
Judilin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kaunis, uskomaton :o
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   General Artist
Kiitoksia ^^
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:iconrukahtsubasa:
RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
amazing! i love how the tail feathers are in perspective!
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! :) I'm glad you like it
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:iconpinkoprint:
PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful! :heart: I love the colors.
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   General Artist
I'm glad you like it! :3
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:iconpinkoprint:
PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
:)
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:iconnati11184:
nati11184 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this... is... AMAZING!
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! :3
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:iconwazzy88:
wazzy88 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
magnificent, well done
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! I appreciate your words despite our different views. :)
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:iconchotabear:
chotabear Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Truly beautiful !!!
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   General Artist
:heart::hug:
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:iconfluffy-black-stars:
Fluffy-Black-Stars Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so cool! *O*
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconshortti:
Shortti Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Upea. Muuten olen sanaton :o
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   General Artist
Kiitoksia -^^-
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:icondebby-x:
Debby-X Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my....I loooove it!! :heart:
I'm so proud of you Skudde :'] It looks so beautiful!
So much details especially on the wings <3
I can see that you have worked really hard on it and it totally worthed you time !
I also love the fact that you have used perspective and that way it gives us the feeling that the body of the bird is a bit far from us..
I can write you a whole novel about what I like best in this drawing haha xD
But to sum up,I want to say that this is one of the best drawings you've made and it needs way more comments/views/favs ;] Congratz :D
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012   General Artist
Aww such a long comment!
Thank you for so many compliments~! :love: I think it should deserve the same attention the old one got but I guess people still like it more than this one. ^^'
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:icondebby-x:
Debby-X Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww no problem :heart:

I reatured your work here ~~> [link] let's hope you'll have more watchers/comments/faves as you deserve :3
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   General Artist
Oh my thank you so much! :hug: :iconbigheartplz:
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:icondebby-x:
Debby-X Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww no problem :') :glomp: ^^
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:iconladywolf1997:
Ladywolf1997 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
OMG!!!!o.0
This is Wonderful!!:la:
Ive tryed a pose like that but i have a little problem on the legs and feathers!!
Especially the tail x3 but i won't give up.

It's very beautiful and it's a big difference from the old one!!^~^
I just want to say that i LOVE it!!!:love:
:huggle:
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011   General Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments! :iconbigheartplz:
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:iconladywolf1997:
Ladywolf1997 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
your very welcome!!:love:
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:iconkeeril:
Keeril Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I AM OVERWHELMED BY YOUR PURE AWESOMENESS.
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011   General Artist
Thank you so much! :aww:
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:iconyamashita-akadoragon:
Yamashita-akaDoragon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
JUMANKAUT KU HÄIKÄSEE.
Hiano on. :thumbsup:
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   General Artist
EIKS SE VANHA SIT KIRVELE SILMÄNPOHJIA?
Kiitos. :heart:
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:iconyamashita-akadoragon:
Yamashita-akaDoragon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Ei niin paljo ku tämä.
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   General Artist
Se on muuten jännä että kuva voi häikästä vaikkei siitä tuu valoa. :D
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:iconyamashita-akadoragon:
Yamashita-akaDoragon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Kirkkaat värit sen tekee, siksi meikä tykkää tummista väreistä.
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:iconsariruoskanen:
sariruoskanen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Aaagh miten hieno, ihana "melkein-remake":wow: ja älyttömän hyvää työtä perspektiivin suhteen!
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   General Artist
Oi kiitokset! :3 Perspektiivistä en nyt niin tiedä mutta onhan siinä jotain sen tapaista. ^^'
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:iconjemppujr:
JemppuJr Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Mä en ite osaa tai jaksa kirjoittaa romaania tai kommentoida täydellisesti, mut mie tyksin sen päästä owo Tommone faarao tulee ekana mieleen. *laiskin kommaaja maan päällä*
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   General Artist
Hei oli toi ny paljon parempi ku joku "cool", "nice" tai "good work" mitä myös näkee aika paljon. x')
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:iconlupusazulli:
LupusAzulli Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
SKUDDE. THIS IS BETTER THAN THE ICE BIRD. OH MY HOLY WORLD. I'd
rant about how gorgeous this is but it would take up all of your computer
memory. WOW! INSTANT FAVE!
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   General Artist
Fufufu, I thought you would take back what you said about Cirno. x'3
So thank you! :heart:
(Omg, "best of dA" x'D You're too flattering)
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:iconlupusazulli:
LupusAzulli Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Mirf, yes. I still like him though! You are very welcome!
You make me want to draw birdies!
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011   General Artist
Well then you just must draw them! :D
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:iconlupusazulli:
LupusAzulli Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I SHALL TRY!
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:iconnorppamus:
norppamus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Ny tippu silmät päästä *poimii lattialla pyöriviä silmämuniaan*

En kyllä yhtään ihmettel, jos tähän pääsi uppoamaan vähän enempi aikaa : D Noihin yksityiskohtaisiin huolitelluihin sulkiin (jotka ovat muuten perskeleen upeat) kului varmaan ikuisuus, mutta sanon, että se kyllä kannatti.

Asento on tosi majesteettinen ja tykkään tosi paljon noista "lähemmäksi" tulevista sulista : )

:+fav:
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   General Artist
*noukkii pölyssä kieriskelleet silmämunat norppamuksen kouraan*

Iso kiitos kehuista! -^^- Sulkien tekemisestä ei ole melkein mitään muistikuvaa mutta kyllä niihin hetki poikineen taisi upota. :'D
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:iconcupidosa:
Cupidosa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Se on "smooth"! Mutta niinku joku siinä kuvassa, missä sulla on se vanhempi versio ja tämä vierekkäin, niin vanhassa on ehkä parempi asettelu. Se on hirveen dynaaminen ja johdonmukainen, tässä se vähän leviää. On tää kyllä silti aika törkeen hiano. (y) *lataa ison version koneen kätköihin*
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   General Artist
Kiitus kommasta. *~*
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clacier Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, tästä kyl näkyy tohon alkuperäiseen verratessa kuinka paljon teikäläinen on kehittnyt. *.* :heart:
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   General Artist
Tack. :aww:
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