Software: Inkscape 0.48, GIMP 2.6 (for study)
Hardware: Dell Studio XPS, Wacom Intuos3
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After drawing the Phoenix, I just felt like doing a digital painting from it.
The digital painting is done using GIMP and Wacom Intuos3.
See a larger view, and print, see Phoenix – Painting at devaintART.
For those interested, I had take a couple of intermediate screenshots. Head over to CGPainting.com thread to read through it – Phoenix – Painting thread.
For a wide screen wallpaper version, download it from ClipArtLog.com.
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.