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Elemental - Earth by artorifreedom Elemental - Earth by artorifreedom
Earth is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. It was commonly associated with qualities of heaviness, matter and the terrestrial world. Due to the hero cults, and chthonic underworld deities, the elemental of earth is also associated with the sensual aspects of both life and death in later occultism. In alchemy, earth was believed to be primarily cold, and secondarily dry, (as per Aristotle). Beyond those classical attributes, the chemical substance salt, was associated with earth and its alchemical symbol was a downward-pointing triangle, bisected by a horizontal line.

Cardinal direction: North
Season: Winter
Time of life: Aged
Time of day: Midnight
Regent Planet: Saturn
Colors: Brown and green
Feminine energy
Other: strength, stability, abundance, structure, dependability, structure


The earth is what we all have in common.


-Wendell Barry




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horse EquineStockImagery fav.me/d1j1vzy | forest AngeliaArt NOT STOCK (used with permission) | squirrel SalsolaStock fav.me/d16nrma | rabbit ZoeLaFleur-Stock fav.me/d132v66 | leaves gd08 fav.me/d3w3dki and midnightstouch midnightstouch.deviantart.com/…
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:iconmichel-le-fou:
It is very interesting that you credit Saturn as the regent planet here, but it has animal life similar to ours. Eg, the horse or the small forest animals. I recall that Robert E Howard adapted the horse in Mars for his John Carter stories--i.e, a thoat was a horse-like animal with six legs instead of four. As a rendering of Earth life, it is very well-presented; but again, for another planet, and some are perhaps uninhabitable, a slight adaptation would be better.
The general photographic technique is good nonetheless. The lighting and color scheme is very natural. The association between the animals is amusing too.
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bradly66 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
nice
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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bradly66 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
;)
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bradly66 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
What a nice looking horse! That horse is an excellent representation of the element of earth. :heart:
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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bradly66 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
yup
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dragonscreative Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!Clap 
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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pjenz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous work and scene :heart:
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks! :D
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pjenz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so very welcome :heart:
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Ariyaunna Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
It's ridiculous that you had to resubmit these with a different signature/watermark. I just don't understand why people steal or repost artwork without credit to the artist.
I just wanted to comment and let you know that the description says "water" instead of "earth."
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, it's fine with me when they post it on, let's say, a facebook page dedicated to art, as long as they keep it as it is. But many times I've found my name removed completely. I don't like to have a huge watermark in the middle of my artworks, that's why I just put it in a corner, but some people don't seem to respect that. I just hope that the new signature would be a lot more difficult to remove and they just won't bother..
By the way, thanks for the observation, I shall change it ;)
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AmoretteRose Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Photographer
Letting you know that this image has been uploaded to the phone app called ZEDGE as a wallpaper - presumably not by you (the description states the uploader is from Germany), and without your permission.
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know. Do you have the link of either this work or the other one that I can find it in? I've searched the site with many keywords, but I didn't have any luck finding my works..
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AmoretteRose Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Photographer
www.zedge.net/wallpaper/100217…
www.zedge.net/wallpaper/979159…

Only just found out you can see them online too @.@ That's even more annoying. All those images came up under a simple "horse" search so you can imagine there will be loads more under different tags/searches.
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CaptainCook2 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Is... Is that a cutie mark?
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Inadesign Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning work! :clap:
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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primalfuryan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconcternetea::iconsquirrelflight-77:Your artwork has been featured in Christmas special feature my friend:huggle::iconsquirrelflight-77::iconcternetea:
[link]
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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DOC-Ash1391 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I find this marvelously amazing. Truly, its beautiful and captures both the imagination and creativity of a 'surrealism scene'. I love the colors and the woods animals. Truly, you did a wonderful job. :D
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :love:
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FARTYTREEFROG Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
oooh --the interaction between horse and rabbit----so cute
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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HighSteppin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omgoodness, this is beautiful! I hope that one day I'll be able to make such amazing things
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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Pamba Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured in our autumnish news article! [link]
Please :+fav: the article if you like it :heart:
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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henley421-side Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Artist
Featured here: [link]
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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henley421-side Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Artist
Maybe you should do sub-elements now?
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When you say sub-elements?
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henley421-side Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Artist
IDR
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ImagenDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did you use the smudge tool on the rabbit? :)
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The smudge tool and a little bit of painting :aww:
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ImagenDreamer Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay thanks :-D
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Thirzaaa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really nice! I like it! :D
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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Buckaroo-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This has been featured here [link] :squee:
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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Galactixa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Uhhh. Incredible. Reminds me a bit of Snow White, except for that horsey in the middle. Well done ;)
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks :iconcocoloveplz:
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onnal Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Fantastic Imagination...
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Gothgirl378 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cool, I like the beautiful setting you made. It is so pretty and beautiful!~:happybounce:
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic job
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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archangel1012345 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ha~!!!! it's a horse~!!!! i love horses~!!! great job ^.^
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