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January 14, 2009
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Careless by Flynn-the-cat Careless by Flynn-the-cat
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Nearly forgot to upload this.

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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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!
Horseman1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Really beautiful :clap:
CandyMilla Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Lovely colors, and I love the softness on the falling feather.
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much ^_^
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) ?
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
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're so cool....I wanna do this...

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.
blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
featured here: [link]
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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