Lemme be straight with you– I HAAAAAATE Phoenix as a hero. He’s really tough, he uses HP for his moveset and doesn’t replenish it like Huskar so it’s tough to get a handle on how to control him.
That said, he is easily the coolest take on the idea of a Phoenix I’ve seen in any game ever. He’s basically a living star, and his ability, Supernova, has him collapse like one and explode. Really amazing visuals all around. They go for a cosmic look. Plus I love the head shape.
I had a lot of fun doing this warmup painting, just diddling around with photoshop brushes and trying to push as harsh a light as I could. Maybe I’ll give him another try soon.