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Phoenix by Iribel Phoenix by Iribel
"A phoenix is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet . It has a 500 to 1,000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. It is said that the bird's tears contain healing abilities of pureness, and their cry is that of a beautiful song. Phoenix represents resurrection, immortality, and life-after-death, and it is closely associated with the rising sun."

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Another piece for my "Mythical Creatures" series - here is my version of phoenix, the firebird. The Greeks and the Romans pictured this mythical bird like a peacock or an eagle, and in my piece I wanted to combine all of these features. I have always imagined the phoenix as a creature that is strong and graceful at the same time - majestetic like an eagle and yet delicate like a crane. A gaudy peacock for one represents beautifully the dazzling appearance of the phoenix.
I had good time painting and combining the tail, the flames and all the fancy little details. I must say really like the glowing tones of yellow and red - my biggest inspiration for the color choices and tints was definitely the amazing background stock, I really loved its vibrant tones and I think they fit my theme pretty well. So here is my immortal phoenix in all his finery. I truly hope you like it. :heart:

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Huge thanks for amazing stock images and brushes! :tighthug:

I give #DaydreamersRealm permission to display this piece in their gallery.

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Iribel 2006-2009
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:iconfeainne:
First of all, I adore the concept of the phoenix flying towards the Earth, with its fiery tail. And exactly I love the way you came up with the tail: I like the idea of using peacock feathers for it. I think it could just be blending a little bit more with the background, especially on the right side (I mean, just a few more painted lines), but perhaps it's just my view... Anyway, it still looks wonderful.
The second thing, what I especially like about this work, is the background; colours, lighting and the way you combined all fire brushes is simply amazing :love: I adore the left side, the sparks near phoenix's wing. I can almost feel the embers and heat.
So, tu sum up a little: powerful and imaginative work, captures really well the mythical phoenix. Greatly done! :clap:
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mace1234 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Hello Iribel, i want to use your Phoenix for the cover of a book? Do i have your permision? I like your work a lot, i have thought about Phoenix these days.

In love and light, Alex from Romania
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LadyFenix Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
This is beautiful!
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Zacariel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
:)
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DealenDawnbreaker Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Giant Peacock! :D
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thegothims Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
A phoenix DOES NOT HAVE PEACOCK FEATHERS!!!!!
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RoseOfTheNight4444 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
hate much? :/
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:iconladypho3nix:
LadyPho3nix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Fire of my soul! Amazing!
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:iconsorr93:
SORR93 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student General Artist
This is just so beautiful, and the intensity of the colors are just amazing, phoenixes are such beautiful creatures! Brilliant job! :rose:
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tanit-isis-stock Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
:aww:Lovely one!!!!!!!!
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PaliDA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Maybe inspired by the song "Phoenix" by Stratovarius?
No matter, it's fantastic work.
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:iconaventris93:
aventris93 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Its perfect! Beautiful and fascinating! I love it~ :heart:
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BlueeyedBanditti Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
WOW! Beautiful, perfect! I love it!
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Thank you so much! :hug:
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jonnyart13 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
that is very powerfull.
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1and1isme Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
simply stunning! :)
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you so much! :hug: :rose:
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:icon1and1isme:
1and1isme Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome! :) :hug:
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NigNag Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
exceptional...........one of the best I've seen
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Thank you very much! :hug: :rose:
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NigNag Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Very welcome...........exceptional piece
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utharwynn1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Whoa, it's staring at me...creepy...
Actually, that's quite beautiful. The plumage is magnificent.
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thanks a lot! :D I'm glad you like it either way.
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
love the phoenix..beautiful execution in this piece!
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thank you very much! :cuddle: :rose:
I'm glad you think so.
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :)!
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Valedhelven Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
So beautiful, sweetie! :wow:
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Thank you so much! :blowkiss: :rose:
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Soh-chan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
omg! i'm in love! *o*

The colors are addictive! i can't stop to look it! your drawings are amazing! congratulations, you are a very good artist!

kisses and hugs (:
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you very much! :hug: :rose:

And sorry for this very late reply! :ashamed:
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Soh-chan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
You're welcome :3
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Tinchy12194 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
amazing *.*
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you! :hug:
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous! This is such a beautiful representation of the phoenix. I love the peacock feathers, and the detail and coloring is exquisite. :)
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you very much! :D Great that you like it!

And sorry for this very late reply! :ashamed:
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :D
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AveEnd Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Student Photographer
You've been featured:
[link]

^_^
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you so much! :heart: I appreciate it.

And sorry for this very late reply! :ashamed:
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RUBENOZ64 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful fantasy, i love the colors. :wow: awesome job
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you a lot! :hug: :rose: Great that you like it.

And sorry for this very late reply! :ashamed:
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Ulfsark Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just amazing!
great job my friend!
:hug:
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you so much! :tighthug: :rose:

And sorry for this very late reply! :ashamed:
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Ulfsark Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha.. no problem ;)
:hug:
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MadeByRona Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your work is featured in my journal here;
[link]
:blowkiss: Rona.
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you so much! :heart:
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MadeByRona Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :rose:
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Slushy-Pye Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely incredible.
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you very much! :hug:
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frendlygost Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
bril love it to peaces
lolol its also the name of my club
Alex x
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Hey there :wave:
This is a standard message to let you know you have been featured in the "Best of... weekly photomanip features #137 " news article [link] .
I would really appreciate it if you didn't reply here, but posted a comment on the news article instead or contacted the person that chose your work to be featured.
Thank you and keep up the good work!
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