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Rebirth of the Phoenix by MistressLegato Rebirth of the Phoenix by MistressLegato
THIS is my final project part 1 for my evil teacher's class. She HAS to give me an A, look at this damn thing!

This is the remarkable and magnificent Phoenix, rising once more from the ashes of her late body, yet again, beautiful and young. Forever she will continue the cycle of death and rebirth and streak the sky with her fiery wings. If you're lucky enough to ever receive a feather from her, you will be granted eternal life, just as she suffers.

FIVE days of work. Her wings are red ink, yellow gel pen, red/black mix ink . . . then a layer of peachish/yellow watercolour, then red ink again. Alone, the wings took 2 days. Her hair, the Phoenix in the sky, the splatters, the tassles and her fingernails are ink. Her robes are done in watercolour, as is the sky and the ashes and flames.

The beads are red ink, re/blick mixed ink, gold pen, white-out. Her gold stuff is all done with a gold pen. hair highlights are white-out.

I apologize a GREAT deal for the seam! She's really big and I had to do 2 scans!!! Do be kind if you crit her, I'm going to be fragile with this one!
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bacca1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2005   Interface Designer
Havn't seen your work in many moons and must say it's getting beter, and that can only be positive.
The detailing around the wings is somthing that i have to respect as patience is definitly a virtue and is somthing you've displayed here.
Also the imagination wonders where you got the ideas from, it's a really cool fantasy concept.

On the down side (contructive critique), the legs postioning seems a little off and making the colours deeper and more opaque would work well, as some of it seems transparent.

Cool :)
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner May 12, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! I'm glad you like :) Yeah, her legs bothered me a bit . . . due to the media being transparent by nature, though, is what I really like about watercolours and ink. I like to showcase their properties of see-through layers, ya know?

Haha, imagination is all! I dunno where I come up with this stuff. I get inspiration from lots of different stuff, but when I think of an idea it's all my own :) A really old drawing I made of a Peacock Tennyo definately inspired the peacock style feathered wings.
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freedomexists Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Excellent....The amount of detail is inspiring. I like the color tone also.
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I work hard on the details :)
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Serene-Blue Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005
Damn well better get an A lol. This is marvelous, and I am glad to see you are persuing art! All the time and effort was well worth it!! The character is well developed and the wings are...:dropjaw:. Ya, so many good things to say...but I think I'll leave it with the favorite part being the colourscheme detail. The dress, the wings, the sky, the foreground all have so muhc in common but are very bright on their own. I'm babbling....just make more ;)
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
XD Thank you very much!!!
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merriya Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2005
*blinks*...how do I miss out on such stuff!? 0_0.....This is..ermm..uuhh...SUBLIME! If you do not get an A I shall personally strangle your teacher.....*continues gawking at the details* :happycry:
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morbid-demon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005
wow. this is gorgeous. you're totally gonna get an A.
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I sure hope so, or I'll fucking snap and give her what's comin' to her . . .
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StrawberryP0cky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005
The blood splatter makes it look very dynamic, dramatic. You'd better get an A or else I'll use my newly grown muscles (I'm body building in case you don't read my journal) to pummel him/her.
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Huzzah! Thank you! I will call you up if I need to, lol!!!
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StrawberryP0cky Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
:flexes:

I didn't read this title, but I knew it was a Phoenix. I was going to say something, but then forgot.
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hoshi-kou Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005
i bet this took u ages its soo good must fave!
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah she took 5 days!!! *glomp* Thank yoU!
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hoshi-kou Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
i bet ur arm fell off ^^P heh *geos to get sewing kit to fix arm*
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AsheEllwood Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
*gasp* :0 BEST EVER!!
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank yoooou!!!
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Tidemone Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005
Very awesome work here! Your time and detication definately show :-D :+fav:
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!!!
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zofi-senshi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005
Gawd! thats fancy... & so, so beautiful.
i love her look. so well done love.
(O.O... <3)
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like her!!!
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bastett Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my god! How do you have time for this? This is amazing! Is this that image I saw last time I saw you? Oh my god! This is lovely!
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
That was her sketch :) I use what I have for "free time" since I have no job still. Even if I did, I'd make time for my final project 'cuz I have this sick obsession with making every final project worthy of a portfolio piece. it's going to be the death of me XD
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Nasdreks Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Professional General Artist
This is bloody GORGEOUS ML! If you don't get an A I'll hunt your teacher for you!
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! Thank you! *glomp*
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Squidgevege Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005
whoa very mice! I see what you mean,
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Huzzah, Foamy! XD I <3 your icon. My lil' sister introduced me to my grey, squirrely ball of wrath.
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Squidgevege Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005
He has indeed much to teach us (!!!)

But I hate the voice of germaine, she's too wet for foamy
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spongerat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
Wow...where do i start effusing about this? The detail is exquisite and really begs a full-view, and the wings alone would be a piece of art worth looking at for hours. The concept is classic, yet new (woo sleep-deprived symbolism!!!) and your take on it is wonderful. i love the media you used and the linework and the background. Gorgeous!
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
*glomp* UWAAAH! Arigatou! I'm so glad you like her! I spent soooo long on her! Yay! I'm so happy! I don't think a lot people realize the amount of work I put into all the silly details like those friggin' feathers XI
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CrimsonLegacy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
A fiery beautiful masterpiece. But don't hold your breath for your teacher...I don't know her or the whole situation but if she truly is "evil" she'll give you a bad mark no matter what. Anyway, here's hoping I'm wrong. I honestly love this piece.
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you sweetie!!! I hope for a good grade!!!
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CrimsonLegacy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005
Your quite welcome.
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BurkoTheBeerman Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
O_______O OH-EM-GEE.

You are my ultimate goddess. You own my soul, heart and body. Do with me what you will.
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
*glomp* Thank you!!!! I'm glad you like her!!!
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x0xpokeyx0x Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
o0o...this just caught my eye
this is so cool!
and i love the wings
great job!
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thaaaank you! :)
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x0xpokeyx0x Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
wweeeeeeelllcommmeee!!! :D
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