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Phoenix by brandrificus Phoenix by brandrificus

Ok , I have a few different inspirations for creating this , so bear with me for this bit of babble.
1st and foremost , I have wanted to do a phoenix for awhile now, but couldn't quite figure out how I should do it. I've had this facination with them since my sister Alicia was killed and 2 days later my daughter was born. The whole mysterious nature of the phoenix bursting into flames when it is time to die , and is then re-born from the ashes seemed to apply directly to me at that time of my life.
2nd,for the group :iconmarvelousmanips:'s "Fire of Vengence" contest.
3rd , because I wanted to do another emotional piece based on the following song. I :heart: 3 Doors Down :headbang:
and 4th , for my 100 theme challenge # 89 "Through the fire"

:music: "Changes" by # Doors Down [link] :music:

"I'm not suposed to be scared of anything, but I don't know where I am
I wish that I could move but I'm exhausted and nobody understands (how I feel)
I'm trying hard to breathe now but there's no air in my lungs
There's no one here to talk to and the pain inside is making me numb

I try to hold this Under control
They can't help me 'Cause no one knows

Now I'm going through changes, changes
God, I feel so frustrated lately
When I get suffocated, save me
Now I'm going through changes, changes

I'm feeling weak and weary walking through this world alone
Everything you say, every word of it, cuts me to the bone
I've got something to say, but now I've got no where to turn
It feels like I've been buried underneath all the weight of the world

I try to hold this Under control
They can't help me 'Cause no one knows

Now I'm going through changes, changes
God, I feel so frustrated lately
When I get suffocated, save me
Now I'm going through changes, changes

I'm blind and shakin'
Bound and breaking
I hope I make it through all these changes

Now I'm going through changes, changes
God, I feel so frustrated lately
When I get suffocated, save me
Now I'm falling apart, now I feel it

But I'm going through changes, changes
God, I feel so frustrated lately
And I get suffocated, I hate this
But I'm going through changes, changes "

model - [link] by :iconmjranum-stock:
background - [link] by :icongrace-stock: and [link] by :icondesideriasp-stock:
wings- [link] by :iconlinzstock:
fire- [link] by :iconlucy-eth-stock:
material to cover naked parts - [link] by :iconstoo-stock:
brushes - [link] by :iconwingsofahero: [link] by :iconchupacabras: and [link] by :iconbaringa-of-the-wind:
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Wow, just wow. If there wasn't a one hundred word requirement for these critique things, I would leave it at those three words and spend the next half hour gaping at this picture.

I don't know if this is a manipulation, or if the creator opened a portal to an alternate dimension connected to a world where scantily-clad bird women faint in the ocean and took a Polaroid of it, because it's that damn good. I know I'm pretty generous with critique ratings, but I defy anyone who would consider giving this work of art anything less than 5 stars across the board, two thumbs up, and a marriage proposal.
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38 out of 38 deviants thought this was fair.

This is so amazing, I see there are many stories in this graffiti, where you draw the fairies or winged woman who was to vent the heart with the burning of his wings, trying to control the water element in the environment to heal the distress it, treat the heat to be incurable. you are so imaginative, so you can describe all this in your work. I wait your works are amazing.
one word of your work is "PERFECT"
In this life we are much mmenuhi some artwork, but we are rarely able to get work but can tell you in it. if you spend time to get a story in a painting, I think it's a pleasure as an art.
I want to be like you, but it took me a lot to learn. success always for you.
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23 out of 23 deviants thought this was fair.

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nitchwarmer Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art has been featured in our journal @
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gigichristo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Professional Writer
Could you give me permission to use your worl as background for fixed poetry ? Thank you Gigi
producer909 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 14, 2017
This is amazing! I would love to use this as cover art for a song/EP I'm releasing. I sent you a private note, but in case you didn't get it, please email me at producer909 at gmail. Thank you, and please keep making your inspiring art!
SciCraftArt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
Waning: DO NOT leave your pet Phoenix in the bird bath for too long.
BrankaArts Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing work :love:
I love it :)
scotch39 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work
Bluebuterfly72 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
<3 it!!
Frettimo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
This is beyond incredible - pure art. 

It's story is really heart-touching and I'm feeling all the emotion you've put into this image... it's so stunning and makes me think about the whole life cycle we'll all go through at a long or a short term.

I just got a question: I'm working on a Post-Rock EP at the moment which's concept will be built around the whole thematic of our life cycle. It will be named "From Ashes To Flames" and it would be an honour if I might use this picture as the CD cover - only if you'd be fine with it though. Naturally, I'd credit you for the album art - just like you'd deserve it.

If you want to contact me, you can also reach me on my Facebook page (Hearten The Weak) as well as on DeviantArt, naturally.

Thanks in advance for your time! ;)

marathonang Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
This took my breath away at first sight. I immediately bought the 24X24 and already stalking my mailbox for its arrival. This is the best depiction of true life I've ever seen. I'm honored to have this print and gaze and pull strength from it daily. Absolutely incredible
MulysaFox79 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing! not shore how to word it any other way.
1survivor Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Are you the sole creator and the owner of the image Phoenix by brandrificus

 This image is found on this URL…

 I am sorry for the loss of your sister Alicia. I also have a bother and sister deceased.

My name is Brian Good I live in Gulf Breeze, Florida, USA I am a near-fatal suicide attempt survivor.

I have written a anti-suicide book and I would like to use this image of a hurricane for the book back cover. i am using agoing to use a hurricane on thee front cover.  Your Phoenix image shows that in the aftermath of our hurricanes we must repurpose what we have learned and we are reborn.

If you are the owner of the image I need your permission to use the image called Phoenix.

 I Thank you for your consideration.

That you for your reply.

Kind Regards,


Brian Good

ddphy8 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I love this!!!! I have been wanting a Phoenix tattoo for a long time, and this is just amazing. Is it ok if I use this idea?
christina0121 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
So Beautiful!!! I Love It!!
Gquecty Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Awesome work, I've been looking at several drawings as inspiration for a tattoo, would you mind if I used this painting?
WintersEdge7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Zeroxee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
This is kind of art which i like the most really... excellent done! *thumbs up*
TinorialPeredhil Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
This is exactly what I was looking for. My symbol of hope. Thank you so much, and beautiful work!
kimsol Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Featured! Hope you have a fabulous 2013! [link] :iconhappysunplz:
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Congratulations ! Lights, render, beauty ! Good job ![link]
MohammadAllahi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
pounds7 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I love this image it is so realistic and it fits the song, I have that album. I would like to use this as my wallpaper on my computer, I have a 32" monitor with 1376x768 resolution. Could you send me a signed jpeg image close to this resolution or larger.
Calidae Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
woooow... O__O bit amazing
KenedyStorm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
CMarieArts Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing. :)
ec82 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I am so psyched to have finally tracked down the person partially responsible for the artwork that inspired my tattoo.its still a work in progress and I will have progress pictures up soon. Thank you so much for your inspiration :-)
Hercool Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is phenomenal
AmyIsThinking Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
wow it's a beautiful picture, you are really so DEEP!
LittleLady7 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
This is just too amazing! I love all the emotion in your work. How did you do it? Was it on the computer or did you hand draw it? It's so beautiful I love it!
Calitha-Lena Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You very talented! I love it! :squee:
And I have a question:
Can I use your work for a layout?
>> You will credit on the graphic and it will be a link topsy, when I use the layout! :)
[like here: [link] ]

I await with interest an answer!
T-T-Artworks Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Super cool done!!! I love it.
flamegrell Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
wow so sad and awsome pic so pretty
LadyPhoenix92 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
This is beyond epic. I'm actually writing a story about a girl who is half phoenix and this comes very close to looking like my main character. Weird huh? This picture is amazing how did you even make this fiery masterpiece?
mapodaca Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really love this picture!!!! Extremely profound!
Angel7777777 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Awesome! :clap:
Bellewynn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
This moved me to tears, as I am going though a divorce. I'm so inspired...thank you :)
Saelem Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Gorgeous and inspiring.
LADYWITCHBLADE Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
scattythescott Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
i love this :D
Master3Foamy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful :)
KaoticKutie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.. just wow. I dont know where to start.. just stunning. I love love love the background how soft it is and the forground, is raw and she is on fire.. and the feeling of it all... if a picture had a thousand words, this would. Just really super nice work here. Love it!
Antonio-Figueiredo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
1989juni Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work,fantastic
xXxElizaldexXx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uffff!!! Hot! xD

Nice gallery! ♥.♥
Ankelwar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
WoW! Amazing! I love it so much! :love:
thepumpkin-queen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Beautiful <3
Jewel1324 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's beautifal.
Greybird007 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
*fave'd* ... That this vivid image only suggests, rather than portrays, the inevitable rising-again of the phoenix makes it more compelling — and unusual for those using this meme.

Her whole body shows what she must be enduring, yet a sense of knowing that she will survive it. Perseverance comes through here. You've chosen your sources well.
JewelsMarie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
I can't stop staring at this magnificent image!!
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