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Awakened by windfalcon Awakened by windfalcon
A phoenix with FLAMETHROWER WINGS. That's what it ended up looking like.

I was going to insert some cool mysterious poetry but I'll let you make up your own epic firebird story :3

Watercolor on cold-press paper, 10X14 inches
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DrAcOpIk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Wow! i love it! :D Very nice.
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WerewTerrefGrin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Those colors... holy wow.
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Montalto69 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well met, your work is a joy to behold.  The diversity of mediums you employ suggest you have been at this for some time.  This particular painting, exquisite!
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RiverGypsyArts Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
gorgeous colors, splendid and vibrant work!
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Levi-sama Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
I love these colours <3
nice work :3
*fav*
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:iconthecrimsoncrow:
TheCrimsonCrow Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
This is very pretty! Awesome work!
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:iconembrphoenix:
EmbrPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
The wings are beautifully done.  Love the colors!
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:iconkaikaivilu:
kaikaivilu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
colores increibles, arte fantastico :)
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:iconwoodswallow:
Woodswallow Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing, so full of emotion and drama! I love the staring eyes and the flames :clap:
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YvonniFhang Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconiggygirl:
iggygirl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Gorgeous colors!
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LadyAzurFromAlkemya Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Once again, this is fabulous ♥
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW, beautiful colours! :wow:
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:iconanadalya:
Anadalya Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! I love how you've incorporated blues and violets into an otherwise fire-themed bird. The crest on the head is also one of my favorite parts. And the feathers, as always, look absolutely splendid; your watercolors are always so lovely.
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm trying to get into more non-traditional color themes, particularly with creatures like phoenixes, who are usually red-orange-yellow. I wanted it to have the feeling of being a bird of fire without having it made of the common fire colors.
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Philluppus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   General Artist

a vibrant artwork, i love it,

 

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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just beautiful. Feathered wings always give me trouble; I admire people who make them look as good as this! 
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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gallowxy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Wooooo! Wow I love this! The flamethrower wings, yesh :D and I love that sneaky look he's giving :) Good job!!!!
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:iconthecsystem:
thecsystem Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Fantastic use of colours.
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:iconxylothor:
Xylothor Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GAWD, AMAZING.
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:iconj-jinx-ann:
J-Jinx-Ann Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Freaking incredible!
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puddenhead86wmrg Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
The colors are gorgeous! Beautifully done!
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:iconsomk:
somk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful on both accounts : colours and design! Kudos!
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psychedeliczen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the colors!
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PerfectSymmetryXx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Flamethrower wings are pretty awesome, really.

I really love the colours here :)
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:iconromeih:
Romeih Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Just beautiful :la:
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:iconrainmoon11:
RainMoon11 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow love it!!!
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snow-phantom Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awseome :)
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:iconarabisse:
Arabisse Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just... AMAZING !!
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KestrelRaptor Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you used the watercolours!
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ToreaLuxuti Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
amazing artwork :) nice job
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Waylien Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you take a simple bird and turn it mysterious & magical. This is one of a kind!La la la la 
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:iconwarfalcon:
WarFalcon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Flamethrowers are badass!
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TheDragonFli Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are such an inspiration. I'm pretty sure I've said that before, but again... I'm wowed and inspired every time.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you :3
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Deserti Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Digital Artist
This makes me feel awakened!
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Is your avatar a grackle?  Because I love gold grackle eyes <3
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:icondeserti:
Deserti Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Yep! I agree, grackle eyes are so lovely. <3 Thanks for noticing!
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indigo-98 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have such a fantastic understanding of the anatomy of bird wings. Do you have any tricks or tips to remembering the layout of feathers on the top of the wing and on the bottom?
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes, the simplest tip I can give you is this: when you're viewing the wings from above (like in this picture), the topmost feather is always CLOSEST to the bird's body, and the rest layer underneath. If you view the wings from below (or from the front), the topmost feather is FARTHEST from the bird's body. When you start drawing your wing, try drawing the 'top' feather first, and the rest of the feathers will fall into place :3
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indigo-98 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome thanks! That is really helpful! Do you make "contour" lines to map out the length of each layer or do you just wing it?




<<unintentional bad pun TT3TT>>
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sometimes, but often I know the wing well enough where I just draw it.
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CharReed Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
PHOENIX! Love this :D
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ScenesAndMemories Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful!
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recycled-batteries Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, great job on the wing anatomy! I love the colors.
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Aireane01 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! :> 
I really love the contrasting colours and how the flamethrowers(?) draw your attention =]
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