- Level: Intermediate
- Subject: Phoenix
This is a brief walkthrough on drawing a Phoenix. I will give the download links for XCF and PSD at the end.
Though Phoenix is a mythical creature, it still pays to study a bit of bird anatomy and work on other birds like peacock. Examine the above concept – though it is a bit complex, it is a bit easy when you break it down to simple structures.
If you are drawing on paper, make sure that you are still sketching lightly using the pencil. On software, at this point in time, you can actually think of increasing the resolution to get crisp lineart in the next step.
In GIMP or Photoshop, it becomes quite easy to switch to another layer and start ‘inking’ to get he line art.
On paper, consider drawing the line art first in a darker (softer tip) pencil, and then going over it with a black inking pen.
Download the drawing in XCF (for GIMP) or PSD (for Photoshop), and examine the different layers. (I have only the lineart layer visible – so you will need to turn them on).
See larger view at deviantART – Phoenix.
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