|Uploaded:||May 11, 2008|
|Updated:||May 11, 2008|
Hey everyone and welcome to DragoArt. Today you will be learning how to draw a Water Phoenix. I was going threw the site and noticed that there is only one tutorial for a phoenix and it was drawn a long time ago. I mean just because it was drawn a while ago doesn’t mean that you can’t learn how to draw it, I just thought that an updated different looking version of a phoenix would do some justice. What some people don’t know, and I don’t know if I mentioned this in the old tutorial, but the phoenix varies in hues of fiery reds and multi colored hues like a rainbow which is what the one I drew today looks like. I know I’ve said it all before but let me refresh your memory in case you all forgot. As you may all know the Phoenix is a sacred bird from Greek and Egyptian mythology. Now, the people of Heliopolis in Egypt have a tale on how the Phoenix came to that city once in five hundred years to bury his father and burned him with aromatic gum resin, he was a bird that flew in from Arabia. The Phoenix later buried his father in the Temple of the Sun in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis. As the myth goes, the phoenix lives a long healthful life, when it feels that it’s time has come to an end, the phoenix will then consume itself in a raging bunch of flesh burning flames. Once the phoenix turns to ashes, it immediately resurrects into a young youthful bird from the very ashes which it was burned alive from. Now of course this mythical bird is surrounded by nothing more then folklore and legends. There was never any real proof that this particular sacred bird existed, we only know of it from old paintings drawn out by Egyptians and Greeks. The phoenix bird is now used more for or compared to as a symbol of rebirth or recovery. I think this bird is beautiful regardless if it is from myth, legend, or used for symbolic purposes. The phoenix has been a part of history for a very long time and will remain a favorited bird for life. In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a Water Phoenix step by step. I gave special attention to coloring of the Phoenix because I wanted to give off the aura of happiness and new starts. The instructions are easy to understand and read so you will have no problems learning how to draw this sacred animal.