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Phoenixes by blackrosepetal Phoenixes by blackrosepetal
Now there's a clumsy word. Phoenix-es.

Anyway, some time ago the youth psychiatric...ward? Let's pretend that's the right word, anyway, the ward contacted our school to ask if any of our art students would be interested in decorating their walls. Our teachers enthusiastically replied, yes, of course they would like to help.
So they made a project out of it; we almost always do project work, and we went and saw the building and the gruesome corridors. They had this pale, dirty yellow and sickly green colour scheme, so we were told to make colourful things to dispell some of that ugliness. (Seriously, I felt sick just from looking at those walls. Eurgh.)

I decided to do something symbolic, thus the phoenixes. The ward's an intermediate station, sort of, none of the residents stay there very long, and they're in very bad shape when they get there. I've always liked the phoenix idea; through the flames to be renewed, struggle makes you stronger. Thus the five stages of life; old and dying, egg, fledgling, young bird, and adult.
I overdid the stars. :/

Time: Three days at school. Ow ow ow. Shoulders hurt like hell.
Size: 60 x 80 cm
Technique: Acrylics


And sorry for the bad photo.
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:iconlindacata:
lindacata Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
beautiful work!
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:iconjenna-raven:
jenna-raven Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work...thanks for including it here so we could see it too. :hug:
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:iconblackrosepetal:
blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006  Student
Seeing as I'll be waving it a fond goodbye soon, I want to be able to look at it now and then. ;)
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:iconjenna-raven:
jenna-raven Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why goodbye?
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blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Student
As I said in the description, it's gonna hang in a youth psychiatry ward. Unless I get some mental problems, it's unlikely that I'll go there. ;)
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jenna-raven Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeeesh... well they'll really enjoy it.
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:iconblackrosepetal:
blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006  Student
:)
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:iconjenna-raven:
jenna-raven Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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Detangler Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
this is like one of those few pictures (or masterpieces - whatever floats your boat,) - that leave the viewer (appreciator) speechless 'cause he knows not where to start with the compliments. I'd want to say everything at once; how much I like the way you've colored it and the way the piece of brilliant art has so much of an essential remedy called perfection (:

:+fav: !
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:iconblackrosepetal:
blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Student
*laughs* I thought you should know - when I read this, I had to go back and check what the picture looked like again, because I really can't remember it being all that good. Anyway, thank you so much! I spent so much time (and pain. You get real stiff after three days of painting, my back can attest to that) on this and it's so good to hear that, well, someone likes it, that it was worth that effort. :hug:
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Detangler Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
well I certainly think it's all that good. I'd never in a million years be ale to paint anything half as extraordinary as you've done here. I couldn't paint to save my life *sigh* oh well, I'm glad someone has a gift and is willing to share it :) keep it up!

:hug:
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:iconblackrosepetal:
blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006  Student
Painting and drawing is all about practise, though; you start, you suck, you continue and grow a little better with every line. I have some old sketchbooks hidden away that are...well, horrible doesn't begin to cover it. I like to tell myself that it shows growth. ;)
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Dawrei Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I told you already how much I love this - I really, really do. It's great :)
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:iconblackrosepetal:
blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Student
I don't know what I'd do without you, you know? You're such a great support. :)
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:icondawrei:
Dawrei Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much. That's really a good thing to hear :)
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warrlokk Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
Dodgy photo or not, this is a nice piece, and i really like the feel of it :)
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blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Student
Would you believe this is actually the best photo? There were two more, even worse. Gruesome lighting for photos there. I'm glad the picture comes through still.
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Talescaper Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed a pity of the photo. But it remains a very nice artwork that I think the people in the ward will look pleasantly upon. I like how you balanced the picture by including a blue feather and the blue background, giving it a more calmer feel then the usual phoenix-picture. And I don't think that you overdid the stars. They fit in very nicely. Good job. :thumbsup:
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blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Student
The lighting in our classroom is horrible both for painting and photography; if anything's lying horizontally on a table, the light's perfect, but the minute you hang it up - reflections in all the wrong places.
I wanted it to have a bit of a contrast; not just the fire everywhere, but a bit of a serene feel to the edges, so thank you for noticing. :)
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Talescaper Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
How can an art-classroom have such horrible lighting? It's a disgrace. :no: It's good that this will hang in a place where people will appreciate it. :nod:
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blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Student
Well, it's good in its way. It's nice for drawing or colouring with pencils, but paint? Not so much. :/
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talyra Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
This is really beautiful, and hopefully an inspiring metaphor for those people :)
You didn't overdo the stars.
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:iconblackrosepetal:
blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Student
I hope it will inspire them, or at least give them something more pleasant to look at. The people who get treatment there are in pretty bad shape, so anything positive helps. Thank you for your comment. :)
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Splashie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
Wow! I'm sure that brightened up the place! Good job, that turned out awesome!
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:iconblackrosepetal:
blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Student
Thank you! Those walls were exceptionally hideous, and really, really in need of brightening.
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FireSerpent11 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
Pritty ^^
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:iconblackrosepetal:
blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Student
*bows* Thank you, for both the comment and the :+fav:.
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FireSerpent11 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
dats ok ^^
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