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The Littlest Firebird by Nambroth The Littlest Firebird by Nambroth
I had a great deal of fun with this one. :)

We tend to see firebirds and phoenix as great, massive majestic birds... I wanted to paint the opposite: A small, sparrow-sized firebird. The flutter of tiny wings and a few embers floating on the air...

5" x 7" Ink and Watercolor on watercolor board.


This piece will be traveling with me to the FurtherConfusion 2009 art show.

Copyright © Jennifer Miller, All Rights Reserved.
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pterochromics Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I like this:)
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ILOVEBOOKS9 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013

This is sooo beautiful! I love it!!!!! I was wondering if you would be okay with it if I (POSSIBLY) used this as a book cover (for an e-book) for the book shown at this page: www.wattpad.com/story/7133705-… . It is such a beautiful image, and it would look wonderful as the cover to the e-book. Again, I may not use it even if I do have your permission, due t other possible arrangements. However, I would love it if I had your permission in case there is a change with the other possibilities.

Thank you!

~Meg :D

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Nambroth Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello! I do sometimes license my artwork out for things like this, such as book covers. We would need a formal contract-- please feel free to email me if you are interested! nam_art@hotmail.com
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ILOVEBOOKS9 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Okay! I'll contact you as soon as possible! Thanks! :)
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:iconcuriouskat93:
CuriousKat93 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
So beautiful! =D
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:icondarkendrama:
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I love the promise of rising from the ashes.....
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:icontartaritantana:
Tartaritantana Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student General Artist
oho amazingly cute *-*
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:iconprofrasah:
ProfRasah Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
So wonderful!
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:iconshizuku-uzu:
Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
very nice! I love the colours you used, and your composition!!
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:iconhappydemons666:
happydemons666 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
I love the colours!
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:iconsapphyremermaid:
SapphyreMermaid Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love the concept. Very nice design!
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algonquinpaddler Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
I can't help but be reminded of one episode of "Rupert Bear" where he finds a little firebird similar to this one.

You have a beautiful gallery, I really enjoy perusing it! Thanks for sharing your talents with dA - it's people like yourself who give this site the beautiful works it deserves.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh!! I remember Rupert Bear! Gosh I loved that show. Thanks for the memory!
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:iconalgonquinpaddler:
algonquinpaddler Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
You are quite welcome!!
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:iconmorphball:
Morphball Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
How did I think of this, then find it?

I started writing a piece that involves a sparrow-like fire bird...Hivemind?
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giannisk Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
just lovely
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:iconstargatefangurl:
Stargatefangurl Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist
Very beautiful!
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:iconkaigumo:
Kaigumo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah thats beautiful!!!
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Hi!
I featured this in my journal [link] :thumbsup: .
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:iconwolfessgenivive:
WolfessGenivive Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Oh godith thats awsome! Reminds me of the MoonBird :D
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DeamoNtr Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
well i think this will be my next tattoo
Actually I've been looking for a proper phoenix for years and it means worlds to me.
This piece I think looks pretty complete in itself and is pretty applicable
SO Thanx :D
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:iconamuris:
Amuris Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Phoenixes are no larger than a a meter and a half tall, though. But I like this, 's beautiful. :)
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
I couldn't say for sure, I've never measured a phoenix. ;)
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:iconamuris:
Amuris Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Sizes depends on each individual's point of view, rather. :) I actually wanted to ask you to scrap that comment. ^^;
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute!
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:iconmarakevyn:
marakevyn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Amazing.
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:iconlaughing-dove:
Laughing-Dove Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
eeeeeee I love little firebirds! *steals it and giggles maniacally, cuddling and loving it* <3
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Sea-Scorpio Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
love your new art its amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconcarrotstalker:
CarrotStalker Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
so beautiful... wish I could draw like that :)
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:iconnightmarekingdom:
Nightmarekingdom Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Wow, that's beautiful!
I love the colors, amazing job. ^^
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bmathers21 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
cute lol lots of talent!
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:iconeastern-star:
Eastern-Star Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
I should think the smaller ones would hurt more if they decided to dive-bomb you. =p Beautiful work!
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:iconilikesocks:
ilikesocks Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
love the wings and the choice in colors!!!
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:iconth3-f4ll3n:
Th3-F4ll3n Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
this is beautiful!!!
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:iconunseeninside:
unseeninside Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
great work!
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:iconbloodspeaker:
bloodspeaker Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
That's so ardorable! =D

Do you sell prints?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yes, through my website. :)
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:iconbloodspeaker:
bloodspeaker Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
thanks
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:iconlunatic-36:
LUNAtic-36 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Student General Artist
I will fav thee, oh little tiny firebirdy.
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:iconvanity-calf:
vanity-calf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
beautiful...
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:iconfroger-dog:
froger-dog Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
Nice angle and idea.
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:iconjenkiwi:
jenkiwi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
He's so adorable! And a great take on classic phoenix design!
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:iconkarmali:
Karmali Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
this is just amasing :O

why dont you sell as prints?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
I do sell prints, through my site. I like to hand sign and inspect every print I sell.
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diredragon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
Fghsjslkghsdlfjlshgkjsah! So CUTE! Definatly an original concept! The colors are so wonderfully vivid too! :heart:
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MoondragonEismond Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it,looks great^^
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:iconavolatilecalm:
AVolatileCalm Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
You are very good at what you do.
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:iconkarkats:
Karkats Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
I'm glad you enjoyed drawing this.

I'm going to post my Phoenix/Thunderbird poem soon, you should read it, it's good.
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:iconelenielk:
ElenielK Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Lovely! And I love the colors :)
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orithimaya12 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
OMG! beautiful! i love it! =D
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