Colored pencil - 4 hours.
Long backstory incoming!
So this is a drawing that I was kind of hesitant to do at first. My good friend whom I was dating at this time has wanted to get a picture of a Phoenix as a tattoo since before I met him. It's in memory of his best friend, who passed away when he was in high school and loved the mythology of Phoenixes. I really did not feel like it was my place to even offer to draw it when he first told me, because it was a friend I had never met and I just felt like I should stay out of it. But in the two years we'd been dating he was never able to find a picture he actually liked, and had a very specific image in his head. So I finally said I'd give it a shot. Plus, if he had someone else draw it and the bird anatomy was too off... it would have bothered me for life
So here is my take on a black & blue Phoenix. It is exactly what he wanted, by the way
He is going to get it tattooed on his calf.Please Read :
I would like to ask anyone who stops by this page to please not use this for their own tattoo. I am aware that I can't stop anyone, but I am asking out of respect for Nick, who as I have said, wanted this to be customized specifically in memory of his friend. You can use any of my other drawings (please show me if you do, I'd love to see and share!), you can commission me to draw something similar, but please don't use this. Let it be unique to him Update
: Here is the work in progress of the tattoo. Unfortunately it is very low resolution so it's hard to see, but it's looking nearly identical to the drawing. He's planning to get it finished in a few weeks. [link]
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