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ArtRage 2.5, tablet, about two hours



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Speedpaint thing from last week - a forcible break from jumping between commissions and gifts and prizeart and kiribans... (I wanted to just ...paint, to do something that I could stop doing when I wanted and not have to put aside to finish, that I could leave simple or work details into - my standards are getting much higher, I have a lot of mostly finished pictures now, for people (mostly) that I once would have posted but now cannot bear to, I see too much needing doing and I would be ashamed of having it in my gallery...)


So. Firebirds. A fierce, brief indulgence, an inspired glory of exhultation. And then freedom and rising renewed to return to other things.

Grasses are using the edge palette knife, background using flat and soft.
The phoenix was an experiment, the entire picture came out quite stylised and I added the stars as a counterpoint and to emphasise that.

There were burning tree silhouettes but they looked scrappy and were unnecessary and cluttering, so I removed them.

And is the phoenix flying over the sunset, or is it setting a trail of fire and destruction...? Passing by in endless travels, rising newborn from a burning nest, or coming in to land and rest...?




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:iconobscurarts:
obscurarts Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the colours in this work are wonderful. You have a great imagination. What else is there to say??? I love it!
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:iconhorseman1:
Horseman1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Really beautiful :clap:
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:iconcandymilla:
CandyMilla Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Lovely colors, and I love the softness on the falling feather.
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much ^_^
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:iconsupersmurgger:
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thsi speedpaint is aboslutly fabulous mate !! What I love the more is the colours you used ; they're perfect and go together very well !! The bird is also awesome and the concept of the pic is great !! Is that phoenix here for creation or destruction, is it the land where he was born or where he died (and reborn) ?
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:iconbluelezzie:
Bluelezzie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
THis is really great, I knew as soon as I saw it that I'd just have to fav it
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:iconhenrycarreno:
henrycarreno Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010   General Artist
OMG, you for real? AR 2.5? damn, I should go back and use mine to create something like this......you're so cool....I wanna do this...

congrats
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, you left this comment on my birthday :D

Thank you! And yes, ArtRage is absolutely awesome if you have the right approach.
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:iconblackdahlia911:
blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
featured here: [link]
and here: [link]
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your use of colour is so vivid and fantastic.
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconpyrokismet:
PyroKismet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing work, at first i thought it was oil pastels or something along the likes.
the way the feathers glow on its own, its very pretty <3
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*late*


Hah! A lot of people think ArtRage = real paint :D I have to do a lot of explaining. And thank you so much ^_^
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:iconkeziahrose:
KeziahRose Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
The concept and execution on this one are amazing! So beautiful. <3
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such flattery ;P

Thank you ^_^
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:iconlimonkaie:
limonkaie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful colours
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! They were fun to do ^_^
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:iconlimonkaie:
limonkaie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are welcome:)
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:iconpearlypony:
PearlyPony Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   General Artist
beautiful :love:
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci :heart:
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great colours and composition!
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thanks!
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:iconpantherstar613:
PantherStar613 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous!
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp:
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:iconfantasydreamer59:
fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Lovely! :heart:
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfantasydreamer59:
fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
You're welcome! :hug:
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:iconfrendlygost:
frendlygost Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
lovely work
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke :heart:
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:icontimefalcon:
TimeFalcon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
beautiful job. :heart: I love the way you draw birds.
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^

...birds work so much better if you aren't worried about realism >.>
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:icontimefalcon:
TimeFalcon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
XD
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:iconmaygen-lucia:
Maygen-Lucia Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Phoenix is probably my favorite legendary creature.
This particular rendition is exactly why.
So so so beautiful.
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:iconerinlee:
erinlee Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I've been wanting to draw a phoenix too. This one is beautiful, soft and dark.
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too late :D
Well, let me know if you do ^_^

And thank you ver much.
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:iconlibfly:
Libfly Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^_^ :heart:
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:iconghost-dreamer:
Ghost-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Beautiful work, love the colours and warmth of the whole composition, well done :clap:
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :glomp:
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great colors... :clap:
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^_^
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:iconms-typo:
Ms-Typo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Love your job. :D
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:iconmetalwolfe:
Metalwolfe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
:wow: this is so beautiful, my friend. :D
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlithiumsacrifice:
LithiumSacrifice Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
very pretty. the bird looks lovely. i also love the very bottom of the work.. the darker brush strokes look really neat. :)
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I wanted to just paint something pretty for the bird, rather than thinking about practicality and so on too much. And I am fond of the grasses down the bottom, myself - I'm glad you liked it :heart:
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yukinko Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Very warm and beautiful!
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Warm? I should hope so! :rofl:
:flame::flame:

Thank you ^_^
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