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Phoenix by AxelMedellin Phoenix by AxelMedellin
Another of the winning ideas for the little contest, this one by that talked about a phoenix based on water or earth instead of fire.

Well... actually the image of the phoenix as a bird of fire has little to do with the original legend, the phoenix was a pretty boring bird, except for its ability to burn to ashes when it got old and be reborn from the ashes... I played a bit with the idea of doing this as a bird made of water, but decided to go with an impossible fish/bird hybrid. Hope you like it, man.
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:iconkooborisapphire:
KooboriSapphire Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Student General Artist
Well it's a good thing I red the capiton, but a phoenix based on water is called a Halcyon
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:iconmiyayoshi:
MiyaYoshi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very original, especially considering the title! I rather like it. =P
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:iconshiroinumair:
ShiroiNumair Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Student
La naturaleza es sabia. Excepto con los abogados y los judíos... se le escaparon de las manos...
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ShiroiNumair Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Student
Ok..... Había oído de peces voladores, pero esto sí que es bizarro...
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
y sería malo para volar, creo
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:iconferruti:
Ferruti Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
ooh.. shiiiny :O_o:
i like its wingthings a lot. and ofcourse the dramatic pose :P
amazing work.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot
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:iconbrotherpanda:
brotherpanda Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006   Artisan Crafter
It's not impossible, it's like a coelacanth/ flying fish/ trout/ bird. It's TOTALLY possible.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I knew it!
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ebony66136 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
The contrast between the transparent fins and the rough scales is really great. Pinpoint posing as well. :)
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D transparency is fun to do, I always get a kick of it.
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:iconrodvill:
RodVill Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
:clap: muy chingon!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Muchas gracias!
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:iconunforgivenzyprexa:
unforgivenzyprexa Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
envious Jealous Green with envy oh to be you
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Don't, you'd have lots or debts and taxes
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:iconunforgivenzyprexa:
unforgivenzyprexa Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
hun?
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
well, I have lots of debts and taxes, so you wouldn't wanna be me, trust me ;)
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:iconunforgivenzyprexa:
unforgivenzyprexa Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
don't we all
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:iconamilshelai:
Amilshelai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006   Writer
'tis interesting that the phoenix should be scaled and green, though it's not a bad thing. this is quite a bit different from your typical phoenix, and i like it. good job, the coloring and the general scheme of this is excellent as is the idea behind it... :blackrose:
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks! I tried doing it as a more serious bird-thing, but I ended up going for a tropical fish look...
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:iconamilshelai:
Amilshelai Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006   Writer
you're welcome, and it really should be how it is, not looking like a bird-thing...
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:icondray84:
Dray84 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
Hmm. I assume that when THIS one gets old, it melts into a puddle of water and is reborn from it? Xp
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D I thought it dehydrated and became sort of a mud statue, until rain came and then it washed the mud away... or something like that
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Applewaffles Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
Pretty much what everyone else said about this piece. I have this random urge to want to feed him fish but that would be wrong on so many levels.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, it would... but maybe he would like it...
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:icondemianv:
demianv Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
muuuuy bueno ^^
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Gildawraith Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet :D
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks
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:iconrodvill:
RodVill Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
Ese mi Axel, esto esta bien perron mi buen!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias, mi estimado
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:iconowenshire:
OwenShire Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
This one's a classic. I love playing with old ideas and making them your own. And damn you just owned that bird. Twenty bucks says it can actually fly:D
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I think at best it could soar a little...
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:iconchuck3y:
chuck3y Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Real nice, but i think the bird should be made of water rather than just something emerging from the water.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Point taken ;)
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:iconchuck3y:
chuck3y Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Professional General Artist
I must still insist that i like this piece a lot.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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slingshot40 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006   Writer
Now those are some cool wings!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks
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:iconshinogami:
shinogami Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
very cool and realistic for a fish/bird hybrid of impossibility!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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surfercalavera Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
pues ya leyendo lo q explicas si das toda la impresion de ser un phoenix de agua, la pose, es la clasica para este personaje, la pose habla sola, y x la tecnica pues q te digo man, esta muy muy buena, el agua esta muy bien realizada,,, es digital todo el coloreado?
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias, mono... sí, todo digital, me encantaría ser capaz de pintar con acuarela auténtica, pero me falta tiempo y paciencia...
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:iconsurfercalavera:
surfercalavera Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
es q le das el aspecto natural de acuarela a tus colores, eso me llama mucho la atencion en tus trabajos
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D gracias, esa la idea, no me gusta que se noten los efectos digitales
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DarkNova666 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006   Interface Designer
wow!!! que concepto tan interesante para un fenix!!! exelente maestro!!!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Muchas gracias, mi buen
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, I've never seen a pheonix portrayed quite like that before o.o

very interesting^^
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks! How's it going?
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Your welcome :D

lol...I go very tired =P how about you?
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