Finally done with my Phoenix painting! I recorded the painting process from my sketch phase and will put up a video on YouTube soon! Overall it took about 20 hours (the majority of the time being spent rendering feathers). I love working with warm hues and blending them with purples and greens- it becomes akin to a rainbow!
A unique touch I decided to add was sculpted fanciful elements to the wings. Flames emit from the cracks and swirls of the armored joints and stream behind the Phoenix/firebird when it is aloft. The Phoenix is present in many mythologies and cultures- from Europe to East Asia and I am thrilled to have finally made one of my own!