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The Phoenix
The Phoenix
22 Hours Work, though I never thought I'd do that much again. All source save the background. Please view full :) PSD Here: Revised On 12/05/2006

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hellraiser hellraiser
marcoballistic marcoballistic
well f**k me running, everyone give up its Stephen in the house, I can feel the heat, bravo bud, this is very very tru, snipe, pimp, ummmm other words you say lol
Granulated Granulated
22 hours. Joke right ? Whatever, maybe you use a mouse on the end of a broomstick, this is lovely
claudiolky claudiolky
Masterpiece..... simply incredible work...congrats!!!
ScionShade ScionShade
oH JIMINY CRICKETS! YS even got heat waves! HAHAHAHA! Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!
clonestamp trooper clonestamp trooper
awesome. the heat vapor/blur is great, some amazing detail here
Soze Soze
really great work.
andyr andyr
nice one
Mir Mir
beautiful result
Kansas Kansas
I believe you are onfire today! ha
styson styson
digitalpharaoh digitalpharaoh
Crowned Crowned
well spent 22 hours, Awesome chop. I like it when experts like you tell they put almost a day to do the work. Some think that faster means better, which is not true. Congrats and Bravo.
TofuTheGreat TofuTheGreat
Fabulous! To celebrate I think you should play bum darts again!
bigbuck bigbuck
Micose Micose
i like the whole looking the most, not a big fan of yr work on fluidified fire here Stephen.( I had to be honest with u.)
Patre Patre
Terrific detail work on the feathers,color scheme that matches the theme and a depthed background that complements and highlights the theme. The image also has a very strong forground presence which focuses the viewer's attention.
the burning couch the burning couch
atsa Beaut*!*
Tesore Tesore
Less than Zero Less than Zero
Showoff..Lol. I will use this for study material now, Great job!
mikey mikey
Awesome idea and details!!!
Evelyn Evelyn
nifft nifft
Sara32 Sara32
Carcarlo Carcarlo
Sulemi Sulemi
Melusky Melusky
Eve Eve
I like the heat waves
cherylm329 cherylm329
Paul Von Stetina Paul Von Stetina
Looks like a winner to me Bill, that's one hot bird!
Denypas Denypas
the best
larpman larpman
janetdog janetdog
psd was over 13mb!
Jacksparrow Jacksparrow
Oscar Oscar
marcoballistic wins to much!
Scrumpy Scrumpy
Azionite Azionite
Yup Yup! Beautiful! It's a good thing you're winning!! Trust me on that one...
fraggy fraggy
centurius centurius
AEaglenFitch AEaglenFitch
Ksouze72 Ksouze72
HKlevjer HKlevjer
Might be one of the best I've ever seen. Great job!
Gort Gort
You know, if you take a little more time with your chops you will do well here at PSC....haha!...fantastic
DKCdesigns DKCdesigns
Heinlein Heinlein
Thanks for the PSD. Excellent work as always!
arcaico arcaico
I heard this is yer last chop... you retiring?
ece ece
Claf Claf
Great! :)
dfwsusan dfwsusan
jazgraphic jazgraphic
I would'nt place this work in my personal top ten of your portfolio but I do appreciate the time and effort involved to create an exceptional comp!'s nice to see you're now naming your layers;)
Serps Serps
Very nice
nancers nancers
point_n_click point_n_click
FootFungas FootFungas
jimmy51 jimmy51
batichan batichan
supak0ma supak0ma
Netwel Netwel
TheShaman TheShaman
velocity velocity
pantonecrimson pantonecrimson
lot of great work !
dumbat dumbat
nice work
Sassy Sassy
Flaming Chicken anyone??? sweeet work :)
oregongal oregongal
Wow! This is really what I imagine in the mythology of the phoenix. Outstanding.
anabrin anabrin
Great job!
Luxwiz Luxwiz
excellent work on the bird (to the detail) although I think you could have made this even better as an all source doing some background from the original me this background distracts from the impact of the bird.still an exceptional entry


arcaico arcaico
pffft... I'll have to wait til monday to vote, cause my bro is sleeping over here and already voted for it in my computer. :P Phoenixes rocks!!!!
Crowned Crowned
a broomstick!! It is all about details granulated, it seems that they were there, but they weren't. Details make the difference between an artist and an amateur.
marcoballistic marcoballistic
and the difference between being able to drink, and being legal too...maybe
the burning couch the burning couch
With artists, I think "time" is kind of a relative thing. Some may think that 22 hours is way to long, while with others it may be just a drop in the bucket. It's also in how much you enjoy using that time. Personally I love take'n alot of time on a chop.
the burning couch the burning couch
billtvshow billtvshow
Thanks everyone. I have to admit I took full advantage of the month to chop, as I worked on this off and on for about 3 weeks. If any of you who had issues with would like to comment or make suggestions about what you didn't like feel free.
billtvshow billtvshow
Cause I can still learn a great deal.
claudiolky claudiolky
Your work is a lesson for us... You are a great PS teacher. About your comment at my work, thanks a lot. I improved it with more contrast. You were completely right. Now my work pops
marcoballistic marcoballistic
hey stephen, did this guy have a ratherstrong curry last night ;oD
billtvshow billtvshow
my last chop? retirement? never! ;P
Claf Claf
You asked for comment & suggestions...
Claf Claf
I think if you compare with the source, the body is a bit flat, needs more shadows& highlight on wing & shoulder for exemple. Also the flames can be less complex and partially more transparent & blur. But very nice & hard work! Lot of work! :)
Claf Claf
I figure the highlights on shoulder & neck doesn't have to be strong like on the source (metal reflexion) but has to be there.
billtvshow billtvshow
Thanks Claf, I'll work on some revisions the next chance that I get.
Claf Claf
You know, doing a transition of bird turning in flames is really something hard to do. And the best way to increase skills is to try difficult stuff & spending time on it. Again... very nice work! :)
marcoballistic marcoballistic
I feel all warm inside getting within 11-12 of this Ste, this is a precision procuction of how to kick ass, on the right day this would have easily been touching the high end of the 80's, great and deserved win bud
Heinlein Heinlein
Congrats Steve! Hope to see more of our work.
Heinlein Heinlein
I mean your work :)
TheShaman TheShaman
congrats Bill, this was very cool
Granulated Granulated
congrats....and although Crowned seemed to think so, I wasn't criticising the final product. I hope you didn't infer that I was. :D
Kansas Kansas
billtvshow billtvshow
Not at all, thanks everyone for the comments and votes.
Paul Von Stetina Paul Von Stetina
Congrats Bill, this made my Faves list :)=
richke richke
this is amazing work.
Micose Micose
nice edit on the "deph" of the body :) now this is perfecto
bsoholic bsoholic
Unfortunately I missed voting in this contest, but congrats, great chop!
the burning couch the burning couch
Looks even better...Grats*!*
Claf Claf
Yes! Nice edit Stephen! CONGRATS!
Ammorio Ammorio
I saw this in your website and i could not wait to Fav'd it .. so now here we are Fav'd /

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 The Phoenix
by billtvshow
Created December 01, 2006
66 votes   29 comments
960w x 960h (416KB)

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