Salute the Sun by zenphoenixa

Salute the Sun

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Added: Apr 28, 2004
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This was a request for a phoenix, back in the days when I still took requests. I took the chance to go crazy with feathers, so that's exactly what's happening here...! XD This is a fire phoenix, being reborn as the sun rises after dying with nightfall. Just part of a phoenix legend I read one day and stuck itself on my memory... =P

Phoenix coloured with ink (shading) and Prismacolour pencils, bordering frame coloured with Prismacolour pencils, background created in Paintshop Pro 5.

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One of the best phoenix pics I've ever seen , great job!

zenphoenixa's picture

Wow, thankyou heaps for that very insightful comment and I'm honoured to have helped inspire you! ^__^ Hee hee, and I need to start drawing more too, my poor pencil has been neglected for over a month now and soon it'll be ditching me for a new owner! XD *Tries to placate it* Take me back, I swear I'll change!! Arr, this could take awhile... ¬__¬ *Gives you gum to chew while the drama continues*

Guest's picture

Beautiful. Interesting to the eye, keeps my gaze moving. Purdiful colors, contrast and light..... hehe it's inspired me, just what I came to this site for *seriously needs to start drawing more*

zenphoenixa's picture

*Blushes furiously* ^^:;;; Thankyou heaps for the compliment, and I'm real honoured that you liked the pic so much! ^^ *The hand cramps were worth it, lol*

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I have no idear how you can make something so wonderful

zenphoenixa's picture

Aww, thankyou for your kind words, it's great to know you liked the pic! ^__^ And don't feel discouraged about setting forth on an art journey, there are plenty of things that you can pick up with observation and practice, and art is a great way of expressing yourself if you don't feel like speaking! ^__^ My door is always open, so if you ever want questions answered on art then feel free to ask and I'll do my best! Smile

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for one thing:
Sorry bout last post something happened
second:
Great pic i wish i could draw i could use leasons though i wish you could teach me how to draw such great pics.

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zenphoenixa's picture

... and *I* think you're great! Laughing out loud Thankyou hon, now you've made me all teary eyed... ^^ *Hands you cake*

zenphoenixa's picture

Groovy, thankyou very much for the compliment! Laughing out loud Hee hee, and one day I'd like to develop my skills enough to be able to do backgrounds without having to rely on a comp, so I'd better get to work! ^_~ I appreciate your comment, and thankyou for taking the time to look around. ^__^ *Gives you pretzels*

cornerelf's picture

I think this is beautiful!

mermalior's picture

Awesome ornamental design! IMHO you'd redesign the whole pic with traditional mediums. I don't like the photo-like background. But it's only my opinion. Grats again, this is a cool work!

Art at its best.