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White Phoenix by thehiddensapphire White Phoenix by thehiddensapphire
WIP walk through: [link]

FAQ 1: No, that is not a kimono. She's not Japanese. Kimono has a much wider belt. It's a Chinese robe-dress. A combination of Tang and Han Dynasty.

FAQ 2: No, it's not sakura in the back. It's a plum tree. Only blossoms during winter.

FAQ3: No, I don't remember how long I spend on it, but it's been on and off for 1 month and 23 days.

The same version seven years ago: [link]

Gold Phoenix:[link]

Jade Phoenix: [link]

Autumn Sonata [link]
但见枝枝映流水, 不知片片堕行尘




Translation: beauty never lasts
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Some lucky guy's mistress. Hair up = no longer a maiden.

Photoshop CS + tablet, lost track of time, on and off since 1st May.

As usual, any comments welcome, critiqs especially appreciated.

Thanks to everyone who helped through out the process, you guys rock!
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White Phoenix by =thehiddensapphire is just stunning! Beautiful character creation and a wonderful color palette. Gorgeous details! ( Suggested by MartaMarr and Featured by cosmosue )
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Rica-Sensei Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice outfit! =D
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:iconlovelyhely:
LovelyHely Featured By Owner May 15, 2018
AMAZING!
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:iconcatwithchopsticks:
CatWithChopsticks Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist
WOah..
Wooooooooooooooooooah

WooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOah



That's so good!!!
Teach me how to draw like you xD
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QuyaKillaLuna Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous~ I love the Chinese flavour and colour scheme; inspirationally beautiful~! :iconloveloveplz:
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:icondreadalous:
Dreadalous Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Posted 10 years ago? How did I not come across this?:O GORGEOUS. love every aspect of it. Blending, composition, stance, background. Just WOW!!!!
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thehiddensapphire Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018
Thank you for the kind words. Apologies for the late reply, I don't log on DA much the last few years. It feels crazy to me too, that it has already been 10 years. 
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AmbergrisComics Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
The dress is very pretty, good job!
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:iconthehiddensapphire:
thehiddensapphire Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017
Thank you!
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:iconyuri-takahashi:
Yuri-Takahashi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Wow!Its so beautiful!Heart La la la la :happybounce: 
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:iconstella623:
Stella623 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the fabric!
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:icontoweldress0:
TowelDress0 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
Beautiful :heart:
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:iconrispectart:
RispectArt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
I hate those who steal and makes it an interest.
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:iconartlove77:
Artlove77 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Wow beautiful work.
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:iconaevrynn:
aevrynn Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a lovely dress! Did you draw the patterns yourself? Also like the background, even if it only consists of a tree branch. ^^
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Ao-Ryuu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I knew right away that it wasn't a kimono and that it was a Chinese dress. I also knew that wasn't sakura. But I did not know about the hair; I found that interesting.

Does the type of clothing you wear determine your marital status like it does in Japan? Just curious.

I really like the dress, it's very beautiful. :) You did very good on the shading.
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:iconthehiddensapphire:
thehiddensapphire Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
To some extent yeah. Married women have a dress depends on the social status of their husbands :P
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:icongeorgeprime:
Georgeprime Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Truly a masterpiece!
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:iconsoulenergy:
soulenergy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!
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:iconmistreena:
Mistreena Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Phoenix works are amazing! These are just gorgeous :D
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:iconligaya:
ligaya Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Gorgeous.

Also, I learned something new today -- apparently, if you're a Chinese woman from the Tang or Han Dynasties and your hair is up, you're a no longer a virgin! bXDd
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:iconsenbonzakurakageyosh:
SenbonzakuraKageyosh Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
This is just WOW~~
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:iconjenniferanneesposito:
JenniferAnneEsposito Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really beautiful!, wonderful design!. luv the colours, nice job! ^-^
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:iconlaliik:
laliik Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Gorgeous <3
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:iconj-century:
J-Century Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
但见枝枝映流水, 不知片片堕行尘
Nice!
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:iconkartiksharma:
kartiksharma Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful art :)
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:iconsuelorenzo:
suelorenzo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Wonderful and beautiful...
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:iconbrandywoods:
BrandyWoods Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful, and I love the colors!
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:iconquantumphysica:
QuantumPhysica Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the details are astonishing... It almost looks like a photograph...
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:iconwlwlnana:
wlwlnana Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
very beautiful!!!!I love your notes!
I really feel angry every time people misunderstand chinese stuff as Japanese,they are so ignorant and impolite
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CimmerianMuse Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! I looked at all the links you listed below fire, and narrowed my favorites down to this and autumn sonata. Your FAQ made me giggle quite a bit for this one, and I love her hair and robe-dress design! <3
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:iconbakuoo76:
BAKUOO76 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
VERY NICE
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:iconrainbowbuttcakes:
RainbowButtcakes Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautifull!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconannamnt:
annamnt Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
exquisite!!! :bow:
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
cool beauty
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:iconshorty35565:
shorty35565 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful!
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:iconsweetheart1:
SweetHeart1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
She is stunning♥♥♥♥
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:iconsanil-chandran:
sanil-chandran Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!
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:icono0maray0o:
o0maray0o Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
luv
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:iconbloodandredroses:
BloodAndRedRoses Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Gorgeous!
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:iconwaterangel17:
waterangel17 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful!!! ^^
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:iconmoondog72:
Moondog72 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
the textures on the silk of the robe are amazing.
lurv it!
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:iconcadavera:
Cadavera Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
those pearls and cloathes! This one is especially realistic and priceles!!!
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:iconhollygloha:
HollyGloha Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
So beautiful! Congrats!
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:icongryphonlady:
gryphonlady Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is really beautiful!
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:icondiamondquaalude89:
DiamondQuaalude89 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
very nice.......... I can't really say anything because everything that makes this piece so wonderful has all ready been said in one form or another. *faves*
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:icontsunami-hatro-yuki:
Tsunami-Hatro-yuki Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student Artist
nice
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:iconphoenix-price:
Phoenix-Price Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Beautyful!
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful

I love pink color

The dress details are amazing.
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:iconescapistam:
Escapistam Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   General Artist
Especially fond of her pose.
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