Phoenix - Grand Cayman Thrush
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The first in a series I hope to complete: Extinct birds as phoenix, though it will arise from the ashes no more.

The Grand Cayman Thrush is, sadly, extinct. More reading: www.birdlife.org/datazone/spec…

5" x 7" Acrylic
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800x570px 105.31 KB
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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RavenHeart1984's avatar
RavenHeart1984|Professional Traditional Artist
baby you are on fire
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AnnaRDunster's avatar
Thats an interesting concept!
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artchby's avatar
artchby|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it. :D The fire looks amazing.
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austin123456789's avatar
this doesn't make me think phoenix  it looks more like a still shot at the very moment of a nuclear explosion in that sense very good job
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WalterBl's avatar
WalterBl|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great idea
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silentstarling's avatar
Interesting idea :)
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Reptangle's avatar
ReptangleEdited |Professional Traditional Artist
 Well sad, but I like the juxtaposition of that sweet little bird as a phoenix!
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jamesdorman's avatar

sad though that it is extinct
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mothletting's avatar
Beautiful. Love the richness of the colors.
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DM7's avatar
DM7|Professional Digital Artist
Powerful message. Beautiful render and textures. :heart:
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KarRedRoses's avatar
KarRedRoses|Professional Artist
Very poignant message and artfully executed! Awesome :D
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Ren-ou|Professional Traditional Artist
Oh so nice! I've also started doing paintings of recently extinct birds.
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Woodswallow|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an emotional work - I like it very much, great symbolism...and it makes me so sad as well.
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War-Thrush|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, very nice! Such a shame they no longer survive.
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FeralKid's avatar
A massive flock of passenger pigeon pheonix could look amazing.
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JakeukalaneEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
just today I dreamed about a blue phoenix. very nice drawing. :D
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ValsiDalVer|Hobbyist Digital Artist
deadline is coming
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54viruses's avatar
This is a good idea. I like this piece and look forward to the rest!
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herofan135|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a cool idea and great artwork, looking forward to this project!
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Monkeytailz's avatar
The bird is like. I'm on fire, so what. Got any worms ?
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Dreamkeepers's avatar
This idea really excites me. Have you considered the Ivory Billed Woodpecker? tis my fav....
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robertskitch's avatar
Very poignant. 
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comixqueen|Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous work and a great concept! Looking forward to seeing more of these!
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