This was such a fun piece to sketch! I had a lot of fun choosing a pose that was strong, yet sexy. I enjoyed designing her outfit and most of all drawing the phoenix! I have never drawn a phoenix before, so I really loved doing that.
You'll have to use your imagination some on the background lol. It's a bit rough at this point. I will do a lot of the corrections (make circles actual circles, make the lines straight, make everything symmetrical, etc...) in Photoshop when I create the final line work. Some of the carvings will also be duplicated so that there won't be blank areas above.
Naming Contest Instructions
And now, she needs a name! And so does her phoenix familiar. This piece's name will take the form of "Fire Witch Name" & "Phoenix Familiar Name." So for instance, Freya and Sparks. Feel free to submit as many names as you'd like. There may be up to two winners for this contest. I may choose both names from the same person or I may mix and match and choose the fire witch's name from one person and the phoenix's name from another person. In that case, there would be two winners!
The person or people that choose the names I pick will win a 5x7" of the finished piece. I have allowed anonymous posts on my blog, so you can post even if you don't have an account.
Please post your name suggestions along with your email address so that I can easily contact you in case you win. The contest is open to everyone around the world and even past winners can participate!
Thanks in advance for your suggestions. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! =)
EDIT: I revised the sketch a bit, so you may notice a different version. =) I added her feet in and adjusted the position of the phoenix wings. You'll have to use your imagination a bit on the sketch. I had to piece it together, but everything will get filled in and finalized when I create the linework. The little lines at the bottom denote where the ground will start. Hope you like the changes! =)