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Phoenix of the Elements by kalicothekat Phoenix of the Elements by kalicothekat
11/29/08: You guys are so awesome xD. over 1,800 faves! Ridiculous o_o. Ridiculously awesome, that is! Anyway, thanks everyone <3.
11/22/07: .....1000 faves....omg o_o. THANK YOU EVERYONE. I can't believe it...:'D
EDIT4 9/29/07: Over 900 faves O___O -shocked- Ya'll are the best eeee :heart:!! And I'm uploading a newer version with even more watermarks due to more people trying to sell it. ....please, guys, DON'T steal and sell! :(
EDIT3 8/7/07: Wow.....800+ faves OMG XD. I'm so, so happy that you guys like this picture so much. Thank you all!!! :dance:

EDIT2 8/12/06: Almost a year later, and 300+ favs! Thank you all so, so much!! :) :heart: Unfortunetely, after an incident with an art thief who was selling this picture...., I have decided to watermark it. I really didn't want to have to, since I find that watermarks that do their job well usually wreck the presentation of the image completely. I'm going with minimal watermarking--I placed my little mini dragon watermarks on all four phoenixes as well as a text one, so hopefully that will be enough. If not....I guess I might have to watermark across the phoenixes.
So, PLEASE, guys, don't give me a reason to have to do that. DO NOT steal this picture. It is NOT yours; you did not spend hours making it. And, guys, this should really go without saying, but apparentely some people have to be told: definitely do NOT sell my art without my permission. :|
Anyway, thank you all for 300+ favs and enjoy the four phoenixes of the elements ^___^!

Available as my first ever Print!

The complete "Phoenix of the Elements" series!

All the birds here are phoenixes, as in the Phoenix or Firebird, the fantasy bird who can burn itself into ashes at the end of its life and be born anew. Thinking about that bird, I thought, why not make a phoenix who is reborn from water (the Ice Phoenix), or never dies (the Earth Phoenix), or dissapears with the weather (the Air Phoenix)? And that's where this series came about from. I made up all the phoenixes, except the fire one, of course. The traditional phoenix is usually described as being a swan-sized bird with scarlet and gold feathers (sometimes the feathers are sapphire colored) and a brilliant crest. All of my phoenixes have necks more like real birds instead of swans because, let's face it, they might not fit into the picture otherwise XD.

Here's information on all 4 of them (I made up all this info, by the way :)):

The firey Phoenix of the Volcanoes and Fire is in the top left. This is the well-known phoenix of fire, also called the Firebird. He is commander over all that is flame. When his busy, hot-headed life is over, he soars into a volcano. When the volcano erupts, his ashes reform themselves into a new phoenix. Fire can always be reborn, as all that's needed is a little spark from nature or humans. This one here has just been reborn and shows off his majestic beauty in front of his "pyre."

The cold Phoenix of the Ice Caves and Ice/Water is in the top right. An ice phoenix is a brother of the well-known fire phoenix. It is very similar to it's brother, the exceptions being how it is reborn and it's coloring, which consists of vivid blues and whites. When it is time for an ice phoenix to be reborn, it builds itself a pyre and sets itself alight. Instead of turning into ashes, however, an ice phoenix will melt like an icecube would and turns into a puddle of frigid water. Within the hour, a new chick emerges from the water. You'll know when it's about to come because the water freezes solid, and then the chick bursts free.

The aware Phoenix of the Earth and Ground is in the bottom right. The phoenix of the earth is a creature who has been called by many names over the years: Mother Earth, Nature, and others. He creates mountains with the beats of his wings, ridges by scraping his talons against the soil, and flat deserts with his tail feathers. The Earth Phoenix is unlike other phoenixes in that he does not reincarnate. When he dies, there will be no place to live, and therefore no rebirth. We must help to take care of him and his earth.

Lastly, the fabulous Phoenix of the Skies and Weather is in the bottom left. The Phoenix of the Skies, also known as the Air Phoenix, is a truly important bird. She is in charge of of all things related to the sky, such as light, dark, clouds, weather, stars, and the colors of the world. Pretty important job, don't you think? She shares an almost ying-yang connection with the Phoenix of the Earth. Unlike the Earth phoenix, however, and more like the Ice and Fire, she can become reborn. At the end of her life, she fades into mist and cries. The tears fall down to the earth as rain and the mist makes up the storm clouds until, finally, she returns to her solid state, a brand new bird. Her joy is expressed in a beautiful show of colors: a rainbow. And then she resumes her job over all things in heaven's domain.

I'm so happy to be finished. Here you can see that all along (from picture 2 onward) I was planning for this print. I made them facing each other in alternating poses and there are many similarities among them. :) (For example, the fire and ice both have their wings folded and are in side views. The earth and air both are in 3/4ths view and their wings are spread. Other similarities exist :).)

Thanks for looking and please do comment! If you would like to buy a print, go ahead :).

All these pictures are © to me, "Kalico" Kat, 2005. Do not redistribute or use without my permission (just note me or tell me--most likely I'd say yes! I'd just much rather know :)).
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SoftfeatheredSparrow Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Student Filmographer
This is too amazing. I wish I could be a great artist like you! Oh well, more practice for me :D
supergirllll1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Svorec Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student General Artist
ArtisticNinjaCat Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
So Cool! I'm happy to find someone else who draws different types of Phoenixes :-)
Raven-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Wonderful job. I'm trying to find Phoenix photos to paint with a wolf or dragon and was wondering if I could use your Firebird?
ChippanyTheChipster Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
these phoenix all look so awesome and they go great with the elements :la:
eveningstars242 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've featured your beautiful work here!!!
sugarislife28 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured here [link]
BlossomArts Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
soo beautiful
Oryandragonheart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Great idea
LittleFrenchFrie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I love it.
phoenixx6 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist
giuliamachado Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very good! [link]
coolprincess101 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Simply beautiful!
KF77 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Photographer
I love phoenixes and the fact that you put them with elements makes me love you, lol
gabrielleworld Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
i cant belive it!!!!!!!! i was ALWAYS thinking of that in my head but i was always to lazy to draw it.......but it is pretty good
julian0123 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cool!!!
I love it!
julian0123 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cool!!!
I love it!
The2ndSoviet Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
flamegrell Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
so awsome
Piezelle Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing :D
fluffy40 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cool
LadyFenix Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Simply awesome!
IceWolfon Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
There SO CUTE!!!!!
FantasyQueen1408 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Love the detail.
WalkTheInch Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cool and very Beautiful!
nzdelta4 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Very nice!
Agent36496 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012   Writer
Aren't phoenixes just marvelous creatures?
Do you watch or read Harry Potter? Because the second installment featured Fawkes the Phoenix. I don't know why but almost everytime I watch the part when his tears healed Harry, I cry.
DenaSetsuko Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012   General Artist
you've been featured here:

darkwolf10011 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can i use this as a reference for my phoenix picture, i'll give you credit
skorbuzz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
TheMasterHama Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
What beautiful stories for each bird! They're really interesting.
venom9999 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
which is your fav and in some places their are five elements and number five is metal
Rucchii Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool i didn't see anyone to think of a phoenix bird for all the elements
PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student General Artist
so cool, all of them!
Naturalyx Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the phoenix of the ice caves
dox111 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Filmographer
It's Avatar The Last Air Bender, but with birds. Awesome!
Lior-Art Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
DrozzDragon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
good work i like it a lot
LunaBlase Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
OMg thts rlly good
Rose-Laxzi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I love the idea of it! I'd say my only complaint is that the Phoenix of the Earth appears a little chubby, but that's because it's my personal style. I love it nonetheless ^_^
kittycruz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
animewolf22 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
this is really pretty. i like it.
Kuwathen Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheetahfeather Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow that's beautiful
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This very well done. Nice job :)
BoryanaY Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Beautiful, great job, great description. Love your work!! Cheers mate! :)
FeonyxFyre Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg i luv diss!!!!! this is sooooooo awesum :D!!! i sooooo faveing!!! WOOOOT!!! :D greaat jooob :D!!!!!
sp1218 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
behold the 4 elements of the phoenixes!. nice job
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