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The Mad Sage of the Ether Land by elftantra The Mad Sage of the Ether Land by elftantra
Oil painting on Textured Panel, 8" x 10"

This is a new painting I created for the Los Angeles Hive Gallery's 6th Year Anniversary show, starting April 2nd, 2011.

The theme was based upon an emerging world called "Hive Land", and each artist was to create a character or avatar to contribute to the cosmology of the new world.

The following are the stats for the land, potential game/trading cards, etc:

Hiveland Region: The Ether Lands

Special Skill: The Mad Sage can transfer his mind from one body to another using the wasp hive mind as couriers. One sting from a wasp carrying his essence will take over the new host.

Avatar Story: Originally named Kamathura as a boy, he grew up in a yogi tribe. Tempted by the forbidden, he explored taboo meditations, discovering a way to commune with the wasps’ hive mind and transfer his spirit through their hive matrix. The moment he took over his new human body he was ostracized as the “Mad Sage”. The Mad Sage is currently over 400 years old and tends to levitate in deep meditation in the Ether Lands, using his wasps to do most of his activities.

The Mad Sage of the Ether Lands Avatar Attributes:
1. Honey Power (HP)/ Hit Points =10
2. Dance Moves (DM)/Charisma=10
3. Pollen Processing (PP)/Wisdom= 35
4. Wing Potential (WP)/Dexterity= 20
5. Sting Power (SP)/Strength= 10
6. Exoskeleton (EX)/Armor Strength= 15
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:iconvolker03:
volker03 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning work!
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elftantra Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Hey thank you so much! :)
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volker03 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome :iconsmileandwaveplz:
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TurnYourMindOff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Very nice work!
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elftantra Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Thanks TurnYourMindOff!
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MikhailLifirenko Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Lovely, these hive mines keep buzzing the frequencies we align with
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TheParanoid Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured! [link]
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MartialHijar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such cool bees!
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elftantra Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
:) Thanks so much MartialHijar!
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sageman2012 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
this is so awesome. Question....why did you choose wasps?
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elftantra Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
sorry for taking so long to respond, life has been so full it seems i have so little time...i chose the wasps because after reviewing a lot of various forms of stinging insects this particular type caught me as perfect for the vision of this piece. Wasps generally also have parasitic natures, are often more lone wolf types, and visually eclectic.
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sageman2012 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
cool. thanks! :)
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MikhailLifirenko Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
IM INSANE, after reading the details, i'm really insane, hope we dont sting out of control too much
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MikhailLifirenko Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
OH MY HIS EYES, ARE INCREDIBLE.... I LOVE THE CAT EYE TOO AND THE AGGGHHH THI IS AMAZING.
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elftantra Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Your enthusiasm and energy feel very good to me, thank you for sharing.
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sageman2012 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
oh man this is so so so great. Hive consciousness, jai ma!
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Zake86 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
gr8 painting...amazing
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elftantra Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Been falling behind on my responses due to a move, but thank you very much for your attention to and commentary on the Mad Sage painting. It is appreciated.
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Zake86 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
my pleasure
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XxTheLadYxX Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
amazing ! :clap:
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elftantra Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
:hug:
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ThadiusTaylor Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
very nice
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elftantra Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
:heart: thanks!
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Emissary4Penguins Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ewwww, it looks gross
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elftantra Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
lol What specifically?
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow there is so much emotion in this!
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elftantra Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Glad that came across naturally enough in the face/eyes. Thanks for giving it a look over. :)
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MadElfTk Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful. I love the intense emotion in his eyes and the composition to this piece. It really depresses me that this doesn't have more attention. I'll feature it for sure in the future. Masterful work with the actual painting process as always. I really, really like your colour selections here; they all work together so well. Keep it up!!! I can't wait to see your next piece. :)
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elftantra Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Thanks for giving me so much credit, it is very much appreciated, and of course i will strive to make it worth your credence ever more so as the future commences and new works manifest.

I expect to put out another cute little piece in a month or two, and then begin some larger more involved pieces in the summer months.
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