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Lyrebird as Firebird by Ravenari Lyrebird as Firebird by Ravenari
Lyrebird as Firebird

Based on the Australian lyrebird, this is yet another unusual interpretation of the firebird / phoenix along the same lines as my:

Raven as firebird - [link]
Black swan as firebird - [link]
Duck as firebird - [link]
Pelican as firebird - [link]

Yeah. I'm weird.

pastels, Mi Tientes paper, 21.5 x 29.5 in (55 x 75cm)
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your lovely art was featured! [link] :heart:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, thank you! :D
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Trinity23 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Student
Pastels...one of my favorite mediums and you use them well.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love pastels too, so much; I'm only just getting back into the ropes of using them after a long sabbatical. :D
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ScurvySimon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's a great idea, and works really well. =) I love the bird's pose with the tail feathers hanging down in front like that. The layout of the background is really nicely done, too.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like the pose, it was a bit of a challenge to work out.
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BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
that's very awesome! it must took so long time to get it done, but in the end it turned out very beautiful and colorful.
very nice job :clap:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much. And yes, it did take a while!
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:iconbrokenviolet:
BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
and your hard work shows ;) like always!
well done again! :D


ooh and you are most welcomed! :heart:
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:iconwhisperinghearts:
whisperinghearts Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic job with your lighting. I really like the varying fire-birds.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. :D black cockatoo may be next.
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:iconwhisperinghearts:
whisperinghearts Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. Ooh, that sounds lovely! :)
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Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconballoonsplz: Love it :D
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:iconthe-forger:
tHe-FOrger Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
wow! that's very original! :aww: i mean, all ur series are.. hehehe nice one! :D
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :D
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:iconthe-forger:
tHe-FOrger Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
:D no biggie.. :D
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gaidele Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
So much beautiful:sun:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay!
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:icongaidele:
gaidele Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
:sun: :butterfly: :sun:
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Lolair Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Major drooling ensued... you are magic with pastels!! :nod: :heart:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah I do so love pastels. :)
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:iconrawksan:
Rawksan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Oh wow, it's really amazing how it actually feels like fire, in all its properties, yet without any actual flames in it!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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HyenaTeeth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh, I love Lyrebirds, and I really like this one! The feathers are a sweet idea, and work really well with the "...as firebird" concept :)
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you muchly. :)
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
The fiery elements seem very natural to the lyre bird's shape and form. The warm colours are rich and subtle, like the warmth of glowing embers welcoming one...or serving as a warning of lurking danger!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! And yeah, I think of a bird that could start great bushfires. I've come up with a few stories for this one. I like the idea that its courtship ritual involves lighting the tips of its tails into flame, and it attracts a female, and then the two of them spontaneously combust together and start the South-Eastern bushfires in Australia...
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
:) That sounds mythically proper to me!
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spookyspittle Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:iconjiangzu:
jiangzu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Oh, wow, I think I might like this one even better than the pelican! It's got so much energy in it, a very positive piece, full of life.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooo wow! I think the pelican is still my personal fave, but probably because it was the first where I knew exactly how I wanted to do it. :D
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MrsGraves Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Beautiful work!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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ATh-Armherst Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
wow!! beautiful piece!!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Yukkabelle Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Fantastic, it is really beautiful, the lithing, the colors, the curves all together give to your image an ethereal atmosphere filed with a lot of peace :heart:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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Yukkabelle Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and I like you weird it makes things more interesting ^^
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehehe, thank you.
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ghost-eye Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
I like the way you've done that, putting the fires at the end of the finer tail feathers, & also like the way you did the light he casts around himself.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) It was difficult at first knowing where to put the flames in this one.
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BlueNephelim Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this one. it's an unusual species choice, but a very good one. ^_^
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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BlueNephelim Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. ^_^
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shinaraz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009   Artisan Crafter
I can't get over how amazing this one is!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw yay!
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