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Sunrise Pheonix by Rick-Lilley Sunrise Pheonix by Rick-Lilley
The Sunrise Phoenix is the first picture I have created that has personal symbolic meaning and represents where I am at this stage in my life.

The Phoenix represents the rebirth of oneself, through the sacrificial burning and cleansing of the old self.
This is a cycle I have undergone a few times in the past, each time taking me higher and to new levels of awareness and understanding!





Tablet: Wacom Cintiq 13HD. (gave up on the mouse, it would have taken forever to complete)
Photoshop brushes: default soft/hard round brush.
Time: about 170 hours.
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:iconplushypony:
PlushyPony Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, this is great! I love the glow!
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DM7 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful bird. Love the glow here. Nice rendering too! Well done.
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singiscetis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
oh wow, i've never seen something quote like it! your style seems somehow unique.
It looks really cool!
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:iconneuroticpig:
Neuroticpig Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors in this are great. What kind of layers did you use to do the iridescent tail stuff?
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:iconlenalee-lee:
Lenalee-lee Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015   Digital Artist
Cool Piece! I like its tail colors, really beautiful :)
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:icondenesesavage02:
denesesavage02 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Wonderful!
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MelianOfMist Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty! :heart:
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i understand the principle well. You have done the representation brilliantly.
I think everyone must grow and change, and ocassionally be reborn from the ashes of their old life.
This one reminds me greatly of the old indian images of pheonixes...
hope you have a wonderful day, and keep up the great work!!
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M-i-t-c-h-e-l Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
oh this is very beautiful! great artwork! love it! 5849 by M-i-t-c-h-e-l   
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Xoennah Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very elaborate and very beautiful! I love the effect of the glow and the vibrant colors against the dark background! Very amazingly well done! :heart:
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AmbergrisElement Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the glowing feathers in combination with the dark background.Amazing work!
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:iconjotunmai:
Jotunmai Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the glowing! *-*
It's so enchanting!
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Aakami Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Recently I've been thinking a lot about the personal art, and how you can express yourself through art - it's very interesting that you decided to do it through a phoenix. It looks very serious, but hopeful and bright, so I guess that is a good sign! :)
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:iconrenigaed:
Renigaed Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love all the bright colors. This looks so beautiful :)
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MidnightRose425 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the little details on this~!
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:iconblaumohn:
Blaumohn Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
You did very well on the glowing, it looks pretty amazing! :)
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:iconcillasillustrations:
CillasILLUSTRATIONS Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
sooo awesome
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:iconraonsite:
Raonsite Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Wow, this is deep. There is no missing the exotic Pheonix, and this drawing is enchanting, really cool!
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:iconpitch-kee:
pitch-kee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
looks great nice glowing effect
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:iconninated:
ninated Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I love the colors and your technique!
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:iconhitotsumami:
Hitotsumami Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. The colors are the pheonix are very vibrant and bright. I like the glow as well and the small details on the feathers. A+
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:iconcheshei:
Cheshei Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! I love the bright colors!
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:iconlafoxxxita:
lafoxxxita Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Love the contrast of light and dark in this picture. Lovely! :)
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:iconevolvana:
Evolvana Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   Digital Artist
That bird looks really bright, nice effect :)
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:iconimatuffcookie:
imatuffcookie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student General Artist
This looks absolutely beautiful <333
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:iconrouge-fox:
Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Writer
Along with dragons the phoenix has always fascinated me, such a miraculous creature.
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:iconconnundrum:
Connundrum Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful pheonix. I absolutely love the details and the colors you chose. Fantastic work!
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:iconallin97:
Allin97 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicely done!
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:iconreruxia:
reruxia Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Whoa!
This. is. breathtaking.
The colors, the concept, the detail.
It's perfect!
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:iconshy-waifu:
Shy-Waifu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really love the colors in this! <:
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:icontomastocornal:
tomastocornal Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh so cool :O
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:iconthecreeder:
TheCreeder Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Freaking eye candy
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:iconjosiah-black:
Josiah-Black Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student General Artist
this looks very brilliant. the coloring and lighting is very good. :)
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:iconbleedingpure:
bleedingpure Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the glow is amazing!
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:iconpensulliwen:
Pensulliwen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student
Beautiful work, I love the use of colors.
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:iconfairychristie:
FairyChristie Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
I like the colors in this drawing! Beautiful!
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:iconfoggylights:
Foggylights Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow this is really cool!  I love how the phoenix just glows and I also really enjoy that greenish color on the tail feathers.  
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:iconkhaneety:
Khaneety Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting result! I love the light effect on the bird!!
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:iconcelesol:
Celesol Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The glow off the birds looks so magical! I love it. <3
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:iconprotozerg:
Protozerg Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nice. :D I love the soft glow that comes off the pheonix. 

Great job! :D
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:iconethanfaidley:
EthanFaidley Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
i want this. lol
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Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting! :) The colors are so vibrant and wonderful!
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:iconfluxcreations:
fluxcreations Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! And I believe the idea behind it fits very well. There certainly can be a lot of pain and sacrifice involved in the process of personal growth on spiritual and intellectual level.
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:iconemmaitoh:
EmmaItoh Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
That phoenix is really pretty!
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:iconsweetpie2:
sweetpie2 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the bird looks like it lights up.  Amazing!
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B-RizzleXXXX Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet making the phonix glow wasnt easy good job
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AlexWazHere Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors you used and the glow that shines around the Phoenix! It's a wonderful piece. Love 
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Spazer86 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dig the tail feathers. : )
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:iconthesinnersangel:
Thesinnersangel Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful nice work!
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Eilaim-Remanai Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Very beautiful. With so much detail! This is the first time when I see a representation of a Pheonix which doesn´t follow exactly the popular depiction. You added some new personal elements to the bird, which makes the work even more beautiful! I love it! 
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