Derby #182: Fire
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Lazy Salamander enjoys his bed of coals

Lazy Salamander enjoys his bed of coals
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hashimotoyoshio


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Ah yes, the Fire salamander. What a cool looking amphibian. Odd that an amphibian would get a rap for being a symbol of fire. Upon doing research on that it appears that they secret a substance that is very resistant to heat. However the true myth comes from the fact that they would sleep in dead wood and when that wood was used for fire the salamander would pop out where they weren't before in the flames, giving rise to the idea that these little critters were born of fire.

It's since then taking it's own thing in art and literature but here you can have the other symbol of fire in a creature (not the phoenix) on a shirt. Hope you like it.

paulandstacy


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hashimotoyoshio wrote:Ah yes, the Fire salamander. What a cool looking amphibian. Odd that an amphibian would get a rap for being a symbol of fire. Upon doing research on that it appears that they secret a substance that is very resistant to heat. However the true myth comes from the fact that they would sleep in dead wood and when that wood was used for fire the salamander would pop out where they weren't before in the flames, giving rise to the idea that these little critters were born of fire.

It's since then taking it's own thing in art and literature but here you can have the other symbol of fire in a creature (not the phoenix) on a shirt. Hope you like it.


It brought to mind Heinlein's fire salamanders in "Magic, Inc.".....

dooomcat


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Really neat!

hashimotoyoshio


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dooomcat wrote:Really neat!


thanks dooomcat!

paigeg


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I think the demarcation between the design and the shirt may print as awkwardly as it looks on my screen. But I love the idea and the illo overall. GMV! I'd wear the heck outta this.

Dragonfancy


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Love it!!

Dragonfancy


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Really wish this would print- Looove Fire salamanders Have had several as pets even

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