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Phoenix Oil by Damalia Phoenix Oil by Damalia
This is a little oil painting on illustration board that I orignally made for my boyfriend, who's favorite animal is a phoenix. I really like how it turned out, though. I used a technique similar to the one used by Frank Frazetta, if anyone knows of him. The blends in the background and the brilliance of the colors are especially nice, I think. I only wish I had sanded the gesso a bit better.
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iNerdGlasses Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I love Frank Frazetta and I love this one!
Btw, which colours do you use? :)
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quauhtli123 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
The colors are amazing, but that eye... There are no words.

Masterpiece.
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DinoPrincess333 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful. i really think it captures the essence of what i believe a pheonix to have: strength, gracefulness, and beauty. thank you, it truly is AMAZING.
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marshmellowbrains Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Hello!

Just letting you know that I have featured your deviation here; [link] !

Thanks! :)
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Wolverat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
You did a nice job of incoporating the background colors into the Phoenix. Frazetta would be proud.
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jodipheonix Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008   General Artist
this gorgeous beauty has been featured [link]
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Flygontrainer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
This picture is the closest that I've ever seen to my mental image of what a phoenix looks like.
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livi0708 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist
Amazing!

I love the wings and his (her?) face. :aww:
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randomhyperness0 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007
I think this is the most beautiful piece I have ever seen done for a phoenix. I'm almost speechless.
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phoenix-tenshi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
beautiful wings <3 +fave
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Pyretta-Blaze Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
This is really exquisite...I adore it.
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Sevel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005
it could be more...fire more bright but except of that its simply beautifull
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Jelequiem Featured By Owner May 1, 2005
Warm and beautiful.. a great combination =D :+favlove:
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Just beautiful... the reds are quite striking.
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Kth-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2004
I think the neck and head are a little small for the beak and the rest of the body, but the colors are great. You managed to get feather detailing in without making hard outlines of every single feather. ^..^
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Aliengem Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2004
The phoenix is one of my favorite mythological characters and all I can say is...wow. The detail is incredible, and the way the colors blend so perfectly really captures its proud majesty. I love it :D!!
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jala Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004
As the pheonix is my totem animal, I have to say that you really portrayed the creature with such a firey magnificence. He's beyond beautiful. :)
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starglo21 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
I particularly like how thick and heavy the feathers on the back look. I'd say you have the amorphous swirly color Frazetta background perfected.
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CordeliaxShotxHim Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
It's a beautiful piece! I love the blends effects you used. And what a great paiting of the phoenix. Great work. I bet he loved it!
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balaa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004  Professional General Artist
Simply gorgeous. The colors just bring such a sense of warmth to the picture, as if your eyes are caught within flames when viewing this. The detail is astounding and the composition is perfectly flawless. A++++ Work..I hope certainly you are given much praise for the murals you have done around town. I look forward to seeing the dolphin piece..very much so!
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fabs-11 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2004
I thinkbeautiful painting of a phoenix I've ever seen.
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kaorishima Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004
beautiful painting! ive never seen a phoenix so masculine before o.o
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AnthroWolf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004
Very beautiful and the colors are so vibrant too ^^
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Midnightpheonix Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful peice... the way you have blended the colours and that gorgeous fiery background is fantastic.

The beak and the eye are espeically wonderful :lick:

Yes... I have a weakness for flamy creatures...
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Fanta-chan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004
Beautiful! :)
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Peachfuzz Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004
Wow! This is magnificent! I love how the warm, fiery colors mix with the black.
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