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I know, i know, phoenixes don't have chicks, they die and are reborn themselves, but I really needed an adult phoenix in the picture too. :-P So in this version the old phoenix feeds its offspring its last energy and heat, and once the small one is strong enough to survive in its own, the old one wanishes in a thwirl of black smoke.

This is basically an acrylics-practice focusing on painting light that I did during the summer.

~Acrylics, some use of watercolors and black markers || A3 (slightly cropped) watercolorpaper~
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flamegrell Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
cute and pretty
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beatiful!
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advidauthor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Writer
I think there's nothing wrong with re-imagining an old myth, especially for artistic purposes. This is amazing! <3
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BreathFlux Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful..<3
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SilverWing15 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww I mean cool
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:iconthe-rasmus-raven:
The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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Kellerfee Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012   Photographer
wonderful idea!
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SamuelDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
love it....
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My-dumb-dog Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Fantastic. You are very talented. :)
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dreamfighter666 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I love your style
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DevinePhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its beautiful! I love phoenixes!
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Arrowtongue Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Well done. Some stories do have phoenixes having chicks ...
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MaryCapaldi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Before I read your explanation for the two phoenixes, I was interpreting it as an old friend or mate being by its partner's side as it was being reborn. Yours is lovely, too, though, and as always, the image itself is beautiful. The dark and light contrast between the two helps to suggest that one is ancient and the other is new. Thank you for sharing this with us. :)
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DragonFox-and-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... this is just... wow
i bow down to thee. :worship:
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Bastet-Sekhmet Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
i really, really love the feathers~ i want to touch them! xD
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callmebutterfingers Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Touching fire equals OwPain!
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:iconxne:
Xne Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Much awsomeness! :D
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:iconekoki:
Ekoki Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is awesome... amazing in any way
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:iconrahloo:
rahloo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is beautiful
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SnowdustDragon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely gorgous!!!!

You use simimar mediums to the work I do but I'm amazed at your style.
just terrific!
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PewterKat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
I like your version, too.

Beautiful piece.
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Winterbreeze5 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
that's awesome. And not all phoenixes have to die and get reborn, i mean, some can be different. They are made up, after all.
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loen07 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
coool
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IrizarryIllus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I've always been facinated by the phoenix.this picture takes it to another lvl :D

gotta ad it to :+fav:
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E-Pendragon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think your idea still works! Maybe you can even see it as seeing both ages of one phoenix at the same time?
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
awww ^^ so cute ^^
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:iconpikgren:
pikgren Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
i so love it
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GrimmOkami Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Aww...thats kinda cute...and the baby phoenix looks really cute
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SMann Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let's reinvent the gods, all the myths of the ages Celebrate symbols from deep elder forests
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ValeriyaSegal Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010   Photographer
Omg, so incredibly amazing!
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Izreal-Foofuraw Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, the color contrast is fantastic and the circular composition is very effective.
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Symbolically, it makes sense! I love it!
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MiloNeuman Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this. It's very warm, yet very theatening at the same time. Majestic, even.
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aedifico Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful piece, the lighting looks wonderful. I like your idea about the adult phoenix, it's a unique twist. :)
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Cyantica Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Cool! That very good maked! = D
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StarFreedom Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, that is so COOL!!!!!! I love it!! :D
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Dragon-princess08 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Student General Artist
wow its beautiful
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Tirrathee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Both the comment and the picture are beautiful. Great power dying to resurrect in new being, perfectly pictured! :clap:
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spartan316 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It looks really cool! Besides how would a mighty phoenix live on if it didn't have at least one offspring? heh
Beautiful piece.
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artununos-k2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Sweet concept - a neat take on the phoenix myth :)
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Fardivin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
I love the concept!

I'm also someone who loves creating entire worlds and sometimes that means taking pre-existing lore and mythology, and changing it just enough to make it my own. I'm big about sticking to the roots, the foundation, of what makes a creature that creature. So you taking the "only one phoenix at a time that dies to create the next" and making it more... parental, nurturing, but still having the adult phoenix going away when the juvenile is able to strive is wonderful.
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skyefeather Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
mm, i really like the concept of this...

with any kind of myth, legend or creature, i'm usually open to modifications and interpretations; i love how you tweaked this just a tad, it makes just as much sense as the original myth (:
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The way I see it, phoenixes are mythical creatures, so you can believe that they do whatever you make up :) doesn't really make a difference :)
I really love the picture though, it's amazing :)
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cyclone1164 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Amazing!
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Leadtowardeternity Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Epic!!!!
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blazingstorm Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, just amazing!
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Charybdis23 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, and a wonderful concept as well!
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Baedin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Awesome concept and pic!!!
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willRock4Socks Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Interface Designer
so beautiful! TTwTT :heart:
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