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November 11, 2012
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Flames into Phoenix by ICanReachTheStars Flames into Phoenix by ICanReachTheStars
Cover for my school's school paper called "De Feniks", meaning "The Phoenix". Uploading this before it has been publishes BECAUSE I CAN- *cough* Uhh the deadline for sending stuff is tomorrow but I don't feel like waiting 2 months. It always takes a while after the deadline before it's published D:

Because of the name I wanted it to have a phoenix it it, but DAMN THAT'S HARD ;A; Seriously, combining a person and a phoenix in 1 drawing and having them interacting and with a good composition, and so that both boys and girls and grown-ups will like the drawing.. THAT'S SO HARD!!;; I made 7 sketches before I changed one of the sketches into this one. I was happy with the girl but not with the phoenix and ended up cropping the sketch to half and making the phoenix about 7 times as small, and from fire and such. Buuut I'm really happy with this!

In the end I'm extremely happy with this drawing! :D I was quite late with the drawing so I didn't had any time to ask for tips by the sketch, but immidentally went to line it :c So I guess some things might be off, but I'm still proud! I really think the coloring did the trick here :D Also I like her expression, the color scheme, her pose, the phoenix' face, her hands, her hair and her outfit.. uhh that's about everything .__.;; Woops ^^; I guess I'm just really satisfied with this!;;

Has been a while since I uploaded some full artwork that isn't a year or a few months old, isn't a paperchild, isn't mainly linework, isn't only a small full work, etc xD So uhh.. enjoy! 8'D

Art, character & design (c) *ICanReachTheStars
Drawn for my school paper only, you're not allowed to use this!

The hair was a paaaaiiiinnnn, to both line and color and erasecoloroutsidethelineswhencoloringwithbasecolor ;A; Oh and the lgith! I had 4, frikking FOUR light sources ;aljegknlkaeb h;lenj *system crash* Oh she's an elf btw : D One with fire power //obvious
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MiMikuChair Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ik bewaar schoolkrant voor 1 reden >w>

De voorkant <3
net zoals ik heb gedaan met de vorige schoolkranten met jouw covers~ hehe <3 <3 <3
ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   General Artist
Awwwwww QwQ;; Ik bewaar ze ook maar da's omdat ik ze leuk vind om terug te lezen ahahah;;

MiMikuChair Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh ;w;
ik vind de inhoud van de schoolkrant het niet echt waard om het weer opnieuw terug te lezen though xD

maar wel om het weer ergens de cover op te hangen |D
(heeft dat gedaan met de vorige covers |'3 )
ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   General Artist
Naja ik lees altijd alle docentismen en andere grappige dingen opnieuw haha xD

Ooohh nice : D

Ik zie nu pas dat jouw icon na een tijdje een ":<" gezicht trekt haha XD
rayray18 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i think you the idea of an elf with the phoenix is a great idea!
i couldnt think of any ideas of a girl with a pheonix really it is really hard TT^TT i am sorry i wasnt of any help in this

i think you did an awesome work with the flames~ it being all orangie and all~ :heart:
and the shading and lighting is amazing! i love how everything reflects the original base color of orange~ it real pretty well done :heart:

the way her hair is flowing is kinda really pretty~ and you used dark line art! 8D
i kinda like it cause it has dark line art o3o to me it brought the drawing out like giving it a border line you can tell what is what and which is which
the bird is really pretty though i think it could have used bigger wings on it but i know the feeling of not wanting to cover the girls head with its large wings and all |D but hey this is pretty cool and i dont see anything or much things wrong with this ! :meow:
amazing job as always
ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   General Artist
It's really hard indeed! ;w; Oww doesn't matter, no one could help me in the end anyway haha XD But I figured out myself luckely! :D

Eheh, thank you so muchhh! ;w; I completely agree with the wings! They're so small, I really wish to make them bigger ;A; But like you said, then they'll cover her head :c Mehhhh;; Next time I'll make them bigger then |D Haha

Once again, thank youu! QwQ
rayray18 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaw i should have heeeelp QAQ

your welcome~ :heart:

next time maybe i would have helped with the idea |D
Kohakuuu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Gooooooooooooooddddddddddddddddddddd, dit ziet er echt heel awesome uit! *A*
Die dynamiek, pose, kleuren, compositie, effects, expressie, design //godikhouvandieelf'sdesignnnnnnnn;v;v;v;//, handen, de feniks zelf, gewoon alles QwQ ~
De feniks' gezicht ziet er heel lief uit, ik hou van feniksen ;u; ikkanzealleenniettekenenlolx'D
En de elf zelf ziet er ook awesome uit, haar design huuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ;u;
Hoe ze ook zo samen is met de feniks ziet er heeeell mooi uit ~ God, dat wordt echt een gave cover voor een schoolkrant :'DDDD
Ik vind vooral haar haar heel mooi, het is heel dynamisch er danst overal in het rond, wat ik zelf heel mooi vind ;v; En de kleurtjes, ohgod, zo mooi zo mooi QuQ //ikmoetmeerdigigaantekenenhahaha-//slapped//duurtvasttocheenbehoorlijketijdvoordatikongeveerweethoesaiwerkt, danduurthetvastookheelerglangtotdatikergoedmeekanwerkenx'D//
Echt, ik ben nu zelf best benieuwd naar die schoolkrant |DDD
ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   General Artist
Ik hou ook van haar design haha- SHOT HARD
Heb haar zelfs een OC gemaakt haha ;w;'
Heel erg bedankt! <3

Ik kan een foto ervan maken als ie er is als je wil :'D
Kohakuuu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Lololol, maar haar design IS gewoon ook heel awesome >U<
Ik zag het haha, Burned Ivy, awesome naam ouo okee ik weet niet waarom maar ik moest aan een pokémon denken |DDD
Graag gedaan! : D

Ohjaaaaa, awesome ouo
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