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Phoenix (marker)

Phoenix (marker)

Phoenix (marker) by Firiel
Phoenix (marker) by Firiel


My Fairy gave me a new notebook/sketchpad/journal with a fairy on the cover. It seemed only appropriate that the first entry in it should be a drawing of my own fantasy avatar, the Phoenix.

Fine-tipped Sharpie.

General Info

General Info

Category Fantasy » Creatures » Phoenixes
Date Submitted
Views 781
Favorites... 3
Vote Score 5
Comments 20
Media Ink or markers
Time Taken 45-60 minutes, ish?


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cavaloalado on September 21, 2015, 7:10:25 AM

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TeeJay87 on December 4, 2014, 12:17:14 PM

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TeeJay87I like the colours, they make effect of living flame. :)

Firiel on December 4, 2014, 5:16:22 PM

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FirielThank you. That's quite a compliment. ^_^

TeeJay87 on December 13, 2014, 11:45:49 AM

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TeeJay87How did you create the effect of flaming ?

I ask, because I've been trying to depict such since I started to draw, though my attempts never looked fully convincing at all. Some examples are below:
- heating the cauldron
- - flames on sword's blade and palm preparing to cast magic spell.

Firiel on December 13, 2014, 5:07:33 PM

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FirielOK. I'm trying to figure out how to verbalize, because I don't think I've said it in words before.
Looking at your samples, I think that one of the main things I'm doing different is that I have more colors. You seem to basically be working with red and yellow right now. I'm using white for the brightest parts in the center of my flame, then going into darker colors as I work outward - yellow, yellow-orange, orange, red - which kind of gives it a chance to change gradually, instead of having as clear-cut outlines. And I think I may be changing up the shapes more, too. Making some of the flames a lot fatter or thinner than others, twisting them so it's like they're reaching for something. Letting some of them intersect and putting shading between them like they're flowing, like you might do with trickles of water, instead of having all separate spikes like blades of grass.
Not used to explaining in words what I'm doing, so I hope I'm not over or under explaining. Hopefully I am being at least a little helpful. :)

TeeJay87 on December 18, 2014, 4:33:16 AM

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TeeJay87Thanks for tip - you were right about using four colors to depict flame  , looks more convincing than red-yellow combination.

Firiel on December 20, 2014, 10:22:42 AM

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FirielYou're welcome. :) I'm glad I was useful.

Saltwater on December 1, 2014, 8:26:33 AM

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SaltwaterQuite a beautiful design with vibrant colours!  :D

Firiel on December 1, 2014, 8:34:59 PM

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FirielThanks for the kind comment, and for the fave. :)

Morpher on November 24, 2014, 11:54:24 AM

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MorpherYour Phoenix looks quite magnificent! Lovely work. :-)

Firiel on November 25, 2014, 3:32:46 PM

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FirielThank you, Morpher. :)

tofuproductionz on November 24, 2014, 3:01:19 AM

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Firiel on November 25, 2014, 3:32:30 PM

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Very glad you enjoy. :) This was fun to make. ^_^

Falconlobo on November 22, 2014, 1:00:18 PM

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Falconlobopretty orange^^

Firiel on November 22, 2014, 7:00:59 PM

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FirielThank you. :)

Falconlobo on November 22, 2014, 7:35:51 PM

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Falconlobono prob&&

AminaAnimeArtist on November 22, 2014, 1:03:14 PM

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Firiel on November 22, 2014, 7:01:12 PM

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FirielGlad you enjoy it. ^_^

alerkina4 on November 22, 2014, 4:16:05 PM

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Firiel on November 22, 2014, 7:00:49 PM

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