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Unfinished Phoenix by aspera Unfinished Phoenix by aspera
This was meant for a little mythical creature contest a few months back, but I never got around to finishing it. I'll put it in scraps for now. Might get inspired to finish it later.
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MythicPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow!  I'm so glad to have found this again!  I first saw this years ago and it's one of, if not my absolute favorite illustration of a phoenix!
nikea777 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That's a real phoenix!!!
It's beautiful!!!
MaRina731 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because of the dark background the firey colours of the feathers look ... magnificent! :)

Kelly722 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally, a real, dangerous-looking pheonix.
koppori Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Oh so beautiful. O.O It looks like it's not just glowing, but breathing.
CaptainDannyofDakota Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Beautiful drawing, great colors, lots of visual flare! great job!
cjade Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone stole this picture and is claiming it as their own.

Here's the link, they're on DA. I suggest you report them. [link]
TheKwietOne Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Well, if she doesn't, I did. This is too beautiful a bird to be stolen by someone else. Very nicely done, Aspera!
AquillaLight Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
Very lovely phoenix! I truly adore them! It has a sense of warmth radiating from within. I can see this working well as a night scene!

Some cretin stole it (Duende14 beat me to the punch), but I wanted to comment to the real artist instead!
Saya416 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
you should stop calling people names unless you're talking about yourself. if you are going to call people names or ridicule them then it would look better on your part to note them instead of using comments
AquillaLight Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
When someone steals art, they lose all my respect.

And if the artist has an issue with me, she'll remove my comment.
Duende14 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
hope you got my note but if not, theres a stupid girl stealing your art, heres the [link] go kick her ass!
Saya416 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
no one stole the work it was a misunderstanding and it was taken down anyway.
Daiko-n Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
...Aspera, this is lovely and I understand how it is to lose interest in a work, but this is so gorgeous that even I would like to finish it:heart:
(-sigh- seriously, I'd like to take it up as a collab in the future if you've really abandoned this...)

even as a WIP this is great, I love that sort of painter's style in which you can see the guidelines and the detail on the head of the subject is nice~

Thank you for sharing.

I found this while searching for "Pheonix" with DA's search engine...

(is sleepy somehow...)
meihua-stock Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
it's a lovely piece of work :)
The-Misfit Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006   Digital Artist
this is the best design for the phoenix i ever saw
Mairelyn Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks STUNNING. the detail in the feathers not only makes the firery effect look realistic but it also makes the phoenix seem to be alive and about to move at any moment. Great job.
Dolltwins Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
SD:=) even though its not finished it looks great! keep up the great work!
antler-girl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006   General Artist
*_* awesome
Want3d Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2006
The way it's designed kind of reminds me of like a ospry for some reason. Xcept the beak.
The coloring is very beautiful, I still have yet to check out the rest of your gallery, but I think you should finish this :)
DrChipMunk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005  Student Digital Artist
so cool, u should finish it! :D
sapphy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
I love how the feather tips seem to glow
MischiefManaged Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2005
OMFG, I love this. !! + fav!!
HVP Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
omg... it's beautiful.. :wow:
even if it's unfinished
Cunjo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
really nice ^^
kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
this is just beautiful... I love the coloring.
Kata Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful! I love the colors! :D Very nicely done
luifi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
I really dig the way that orange stands against the blue. Really solid drawing and color.
studioboo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005
oh, that looks freaky-awesome! Esp. on the dull blue background- he really looks like he's on FIYAH!
TypoCity Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
i love the colours on this, they work really well. interesting phoenix too :)
carrozirro Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004
+fav! That phoenix rocks! :)
fainting-goat Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful colors and lineart! The shading on the head is incredible, even unfinished the picture is so incredibly vibrant.
malaikawolfcat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
Um yeah... I thought I faved this a long time ago... maybe I just saved it >.>

OBEY MY PHEONIX!11!1111!!!oneeleventyhundredone
julianwilbury Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Student General Artist
Oh dear lord, finish it! *big puppy eyes* It's so wonderful already!

*massively misses Jamala art*
Dizziowl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
I love the glow effect from the dark and light plumage. It's a fantastic pose and it'll look even more wonderful should you finish it. :)
Orena Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
I really like the bright gold colouring on the wings.
Baine Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004
Very well done.
Sunkisst Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
stunning one of the best pheonixs i've seen in a long long time:!:
SkyPirate Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
Wonderful! you really shouldn't scrap this
Fionnuala Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
I think you should stick it in the proper deviations section as well. The way the details on the feathers are picked out by highlights is really good and atmospheric, and the warmness of the yellow tones makes it look like it's glowing. Very eldritch. :) The background could do with having more contrast and being a bit more dramatic, but overall I think it's very good. I especially like the brush detail on the tail.
OzyOxy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004  Student General Artist
That is beautiful! It should be a deviation! Really! ^.^ I like the colors, It looks like there may be a fire or somthing other reflecting off the feathers.
tigon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
Beautiful! I don't think you should scrap it, it looks great =D

I love the wings, the feathers are so pretty, and the yellow makes it fire-like!
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