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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Illustration Friday: Phoenix

     Well, this was a tricky one! I didn't have anything in my archives that would work, and hey, it's the weekend, so here we go.
     So, why does a Phoenix have to be a bird? Okay, despite the actual definition of a "Phoenix" - pah! I can think of a lot of things something might want to rise out of other than just fire (boring!) I mean, what about a pig from . . . well, you get the idea.
     But Hubbie complained, "A phoenix has to be a bird." Pooey. So, I thought, what if a baby phoenix could be born from a match? Really, really tiny and quick. And here's where art can be lacking - I need a sound effect. Can't you just hear this little guy? "Eeep!"
     Actually, I was reminded how much I love finally knowing what my medium is (digital) because I drew these (pencil) while watching tv last night, then pulled out my old coloring pencils to get 'em going (and still be a couch potato). And? Well, I hated them - hated them! So into the computer they went this morning - ahhhhhh. Much better.

     Note: I just went through the IF posts, and Matt Phelan did a "Match Phoenix" too. What can I say - bright minds think alike (get it? bright minds?) - LOL! I'ts very cute - check it out!



Blogger Rick Lovell said...

Dang, E! You stole my match idea before I could do it. They're both terrific!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Pati @-;-- said...

Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!! I looove ur flying pig, Elizabeth! This time u've killed me ;)

Happy 2007!

12:13 PM  
Blogger RonniHall said...

What a clever idea!

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Nadine said...

lol, piggy phoenix is hilarious but I prefer the little one of the match is so lovely....^_^great work!

12:55 PM  
Blogger JO said...

Just as cute as it can be. Beautiful work.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Marion said...

Super cute!

2:47 PM  
Blogger rusz said...

hoo perfect

4:18 PM  
Blogger Jeannette said...

nice, i like the match.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Tara Ross Studios said...


1:25 AM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

lol tell ur hubby the pig fits in perfectly for this new year since its the year of the boar. both illos are wonderful as usual.

10:17 AM  
Blogger matt said...

hey, elizabeth! the phoenix pig is an awesome idea...in fact, phoenixes in general might be more interesting if you never knew what animal you were gonna get. Love the design and colors for Your match illustration. (and thanks for the link!)

11:40 AM  
Blogger Brine Blank said...

I'm glad you didn't have anything in your 'archives'...I like the match critter ...nice idea...

1:45 AM  
Blogger molita said...

original bird

9:58 AM  
Blogger tusen said...

Great illustrations! The pig-phoenix looks soooo happy. And it's very interesting to see how you and Matt dealt so differently with the same idea. I love both of them, I must say.

2:07 PM  
Blogger J. E. Morris said...

Both are great E. Your match phoenix is so cute. I guess when a pig phoenix burned up you'd be left with crispy bacon.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Debra Cooper said...

Love that pig! Its nice to change this up a little. The match idea is just as great.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

Ah, so cute!
I love the idea of a match phoenix!
(I'm going to start looking for them when I light matches now...:o)

9:59 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

cute work!!!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Be Inspired Always said...

I love your artwork. I have a few questions though. If I could email you in private instead of on your blog, that would be great.

1:06 PM  

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