This is what i did a while ago before i found out about C.A. So, for start, i share it with you.
It's my impression over the so called Phoenix bird. My image of a realistic yet.. possible existance of the bird. No wings and tail made of fire.. just bioluminescence and beautiful fire-like colors on her feathers... glowing eyes and earth-like anatomy. swan-like body, large impressive wings and beautiful tail.
It took some hours of sketching and painting and days of thinking and research.
Pretty pleased about this one... not mainly about how good or bad is painted but just for its little bit of originality
The second picture is my entry in CGchallenge "The journey begins" at CGsociety and is one of my favorites... also is a huge size and looks good on a wall.