Saturday, December 30, 2006

Phoenix


Life deals us difficult hands from time to time, some of which burn us very deeply. Although we cannot change that which affects us, we possess the power to decide how and to what extent we allow it affect us. Let us all look to this magical bird; for we all, at some point in time, must become the Phoenix, lifting ourselves from the pyre of ashes that surround us in order to see the world anew.

Historical and iconographical information about the "Phoenix":
http://www.pantheon.org/articles/p/phoenix.html

22 comments:

Mike said...

Very nice job and very educational!

put out the big light said...

great image

Larry Lee said...

I like the style of this. Are those olives he's holding in his left wing? I assume it is an olive branch?

Pati @-;-- said...

This is gorgeous! Beautifully done. I like the way u leave the pencil lines as a part of the whole illo.

I also liked ur thoughts :)

Happy 2007!

Anonymous said...

This is the best Phoenix interpretation so far. Beautiful!

Nicole said...

You are a great artist and you know that! The best is best, nothing more to say...

Jeannette said...

really great drawing. i'm reading some of it as a martini reference, but i tend to do that.

Amy Zaleski said...

Well said. Beautifully illustrated.

Valeriannah said...

Now thats really nice!

md said...

great post and illo

Diane Duda said...

i love this!

studio lolo said...

Another wonderful illustration! Love the words you've written too :)

neilornstein said...

superb

tusen said...

What a drawing!

Michelle said...

Nice Job!! Good drawing. Bravo!

the enigma said...

wow, great image!

Michelle Lana said...

great drawing!

Bill Z said...

cool drawing - I love the cocktail olives

you've got some really good stuff on your blog!

steve said...

A very thoughtful an true statement. Very well illustrated too!

fortwertz said...

Ah, I found the 9.

fortwertz said...

Ah, I found the 9. Nice overlay because of such handling in pencil. I love the 'grasp' the left wing has upon the 'sword.' Magic Hat is on special in Craley.

misterhow said...

The pimento in the top olive is my favorite thing you have ever rendered...seriously. Bravo!