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Phoenix Wings - Tattoo by windfalcon Phoenix Wings - Tattoo by windfalcon
A tattoo commission for *raveboitazz. This tattoo originally went through 3 sets of design changes before I redesigned it to this final design.

This is entirely hand-drawn and hand-colored. You might be wondering how I got both wings so symmetrical, and I was able to do that by use of graphite paper. Though, the really difficult part is getting similar color on both wings @_@ I think it looks fairy symmetrical, though. While the wing shape is supposed to be fairly exact, the small feather placements and fire are meant to be a bit different, since what bird has each feather exactly in the same spot, and when do two fires ever burn exactly the same way?

Drawn on 13"X15" Arches 140 lb hot press watercolor paper, inked with 05 micron, colored with Copic markers.

Watermark added by request.
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Unexplored123 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
is it ok if i give credit when I use it for a school project?
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, you may use it for a school project wih credit given, :) thanks for asking!
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SouthernNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I've been doodling Phoenixes for a few days lol, searching up phoenixes cause my wings suck! I'm so jealous, you are very talented. May I ask, how did you draw the feathers? Any techniques?
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deviousone95 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just beautiful!
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x9TheWolf4x Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome guy.
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Total-Bishie Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
SO pretty! :D You are very talented.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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MoradinZrassden Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ein wahrlich wunderschönes Werk :)
Ich mag auch sehr den warmen Farbübergang und wie die Flügel in Flammen enden.

Und natürlich mal wieder gaaanz liebe Grüßchen :) Ist ja auch schon so lange her.
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MoradinZrassden Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm very sorry for the mistake ^^
The picture is really awesome. I love how you did the wings and how they get into flames. The colours are so warm and great.

Wonderful work ;)
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great design! Did the person get the tattoo?
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