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thug (Feb 27, 2004)
pyrotechnique?
thug (Feb 27, 2004)
drawn in 1 hour 54 min
Silverwind (Feb 27, 2004)
That looks sweet. I never can get realistic fire unless I'm playing with real paint. :/

How did you get it to blend so well???
staci (Feb 27, 2004)
holy lord! that is..amazing! love love love it..one of the best pieces ive seen on here to date. ack i can feel the heat >.<
Kloxboy (Feb 27, 2004)
Thug, if I could smell this, it would smell good. This is so cool, is this from your imagination? a quote for you "It's like having sex backwards"
DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Feb 27, 2004)
Smells like someone's singeing ducks in here. Eeww that smell, can't ya smell that smell? Excellento superbo on the fireo. And as much as I love the orange dinosaur thing with the butterfly and the ppl in the 50's picture, I think this is my favorite you've done so far. It is just smashing.
davincipoppalag (Feb 27, 2004)
terrific job on this one... and..we used to do this when we were kids too... spray lighter fluid on our hands and light it...
stand there with flames in our hands.. (glad I still have hands left.. )
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Feb 27, 2004)
I thought I was a wild kid...but I never did that., davinci. Was your family in a travelling circus? lol
davincipoppalag (Feb 28, 2004)
lol no..but we were..scientifically adventurous... dont even ask what we did with electricity...sheesh..I am lucky i reached adulthood...
dixielandcutie (Feb 28, 2004)
lol davinci, wow, what a great draw. but oooooouch. the flames look really awesome.
Deformed (Feb 28, 2004)
Wow cool!! How do you get that effect?! It's awesome!!
thug (Feb 28, 2004)
Wow, thanks everyone. I hate to disappoint you but this one was not from my head. I based it on a painting by a comic book artist I got off the internet. I thought drawing hands and drawing fire would be challanging so gave it a whirl. I basicly added color and used the blur tool adjusted to less than full strength and blured the flame colors. I found a neat way to finish the tips of the flames was to draw a 1 pixel wide line and then slightly blur it over and over until it gave the effect you see here. btw davinci you are a wild man. the closest thing I did like that was burn the old Off bug foam on my pants leg 8D
morbidboblover (Feb 29, 2004)
Its still awesome! Lol Davinci... That is so awesome! I could imagn that in real life!
staci (Feb 29, 2004)
oh great..dont give the kids ideas davinci
davincipoppalag (Mar 1, 2004)
Kids.. all stunts were done by ignorant silly adolescents..and should never ever ever be attempted by anyone,anytime,anyplace..
alwaysLearning (edited Mar 25, 2004)
This is impressive, I can see why it made the showcase! Like Poppa Davinci, I wondered whether this was done from a live model, or at least one who provided the inspiration (which is a testimony to the quality of the work, since I've seen this view live, more than once).

Mind you, I was never stupid (or cold) enough to do this myself, but I have had friends who did. So, let me add to the general knowledge fund by saying that you can use rubbing alcohol for this trick (some stage magicians do it)... ...or, to judge from the people I've known who did this, you can simply miss while refilling your lighter with lighter fluid, and set your pants leg on fire, frantically dancing around in flames to a response of general hilarity which significantly impedes fire extinguishing and first aid efforts. In other words, these are, in my opinion, equally bad ideas -- but they seem to catch the interest of certain types of people. <LOL>

I've even known people who'd do this to warm up, but then, they were living on the streets at the time, and I certainly wouldn't recommend them as role models to anyone not interested in landing in the morgue... <sigh> See also: "You mean you did this to yourself ON PURPOSE??? You idiot, now I'm laughing too hard to give you first aid -- and besides you deserve to wait, and feel like the complete fool you made of yourself, for doing this!" But you do get some interesting double-takes when you're explaining that the burns on your arm are "from setting yourself on fire -- wrong?!? You mean there's a *RIGHT* way to set yourself on fire???" So, PLEASE DON'T DO THIS UNLESS YOU'RE A PROFESSIONAL.

That said, though, as I look at this some more, and speaking as someone who's seen this stunt pulled in real life, I can attest that the light and shadow don't look right -- those flames cast light onto the arm, in real life at least, so primary light source illuminating the arm is (at least in part) the fire itself. Since the whole arm is on fire, the shadowed areas will be the areas at the bottom, as the fire licks upward, up the arm, as the hot gases rise.

Also, for what it's worth, the brightest light usually comes from the yellow/white part of the flames; the blue base of the flame (blue from the alcohol's additives, at least, if this is done with rubbing alcohol as the vapourizing flammable liquid) will be dim, almost invisible, and the red part of the flame tends not to cast much light, either, but the yellow part is often quite bright, creating some fascinating dancing patterns of shadow and light.
Wez (Apr 13, 2004)
its too real dude how u do it ur just an amazing artist :)
DaggerQuill (May 25, 2004)
O_O cool, just cool
bumpinthenight (May 30, 2004)
Woah.... Actually, I'm a pyro, so I would do that kind of thing... Really realistic flames!!! :D
mx (Jul 6, 2004)
Thug...i think this was based on Alex Ross` work, the comic artist...but thanks for being honest and confessing earlier on...lol
I think you did a great job in any case and im sure u learned a lot by copying it:)

go well

mx
jackass (Sep 17, 2004)
burn baby burn!!!!!
LEELEE (Sep 19, 2004)
wonderful job Thug!
HunterKiller_ (Oct 21, 2004)
I love it. =)
mukumuku (Dec 5, 2004)
*drool* the fire is really god the colors are just amazing, the depth perception makes all the difference. i love this
monkeyboy (edited Dec 13, 2004)
I can't believe monkeyboy typed all that. Also on a side note I can neither spell nor punctuate correctly!
Animegirl250 (May 4, 2005)
Very flamy and very special. Hey if he grabbed some bacon, he could cook it in his hands!
sephiroth54321 (Jun 30, 2005)
nice
KH44N (Aug 14, 2005)
This looks very real. It reminds of Fantastic 4.
Miss_DJ (Oct 31, 2005)
excellent fire! now where's the marshmallows, graham crackers and hersheys? lol
SanzoGirl (Jan 15, 2006)
That's awsome!
cmb (Feb 19, 2007)
give me toast! Lovely drawing
enirroc (Mar 31, 2010)
Ooh, I like this one. Love the colors and the flames.
davincipoppalag (13 days ago)
Fiyah!
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