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Phoenix Prototype Charm by KingMelissa Phoenix Prototype Charm by KingMelissa
Something my dad requested.
He's been having a rough time. The death of my mother (who he hasn't really spoken with in years, and his grandfather, who he spent the last 6 years being the caregiver of) has been hard. So, he wanted a phoenix, which is a very symbolic creature.
I just hope he likes it. Since my art is a little too... cutesy. Plus, he wanted it smaller, but this is what came out. xD

This was a bit of a pain to sculpt. There are seven tail 'feathers' that I sculpted. Their placement is a little awkward. I hope to improve that if I make more.
I want to know what you guys think before I start doing more.
Do you guys like my interpretation of a phoenix? Is there anything I need to change about it?

I hope you guys enjoy it, none the less. :)

Handmade by me.
Design belongs to me. :)

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:iconthesilverhyena:
TheSilverhyena Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015   General Artist
I think he looks amazing!
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:iconfeathery-blue-otaku:
feathery-blue-otaku Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg WOW!!!!
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:iconshadydarkgirl:
ShadyDarkGirl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very beautiful! I love the way the tail feathers came out!
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. :)
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:icondynamicheather:
DynamicHeather Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*dies from adorable ness*
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Don't die! That's proven to be the number one cause of bad health! D:
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:iconsunkissess:
sunkissess Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it! If you make more, I would love to buy one! :)
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I do intend to make more, down the line. <3
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:iconloveyloo:
LoveyLoo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's absolutely perfect. :heart: And God bless your dad and what he's been going through. :huggle:
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. <3
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:iconloveyloo:
LoveyLoo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. X3
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:iconforeveredshadowed:
Foreveredshadowed Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Holy crap I love it so much and would totally buy it from you!  :D <3
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Down the line I intend to make more. <3
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dragonautumn Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first glance I thought it was a rooster! Lol but this is adorable anyway. I always remember pheonix's because they usuallyhave very small bodies but huge wings! Plus they have fan like feathers on They're heads and long tail feathers too. But I still like yhis bird for how cute it is though! ( this is just my opinion on colours but iv seen pictures of pheonix with green bright yellow and red bodies. The colours blend really nicely and look pretty.)
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
It's one fancy, fancy rooster. ha ha
The colors can vary. There's two distinct Phoenix types. This I assume would be more "European", and there's a Asian phoenix as well. 
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:icondragonautumn:
dragonautumn Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you have pics of them?
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:iconknitlizzy:
KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing as always, Melissa :heart:
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:iconsmurfqueen279:
SmurfQueen279 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your Phoenix. To me, it's perfect; it's pretty much just how I imagine the Phoenix would look. I'd buy one.
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. <3 
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:iconiridescentdragoness:
IridescentDragoness Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're amazing! This phoenix is just beautiful! 

The tail is perfect, don't worry. :) Will you be making more?
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. :) I'm glad you like it!

I plan to make more, yes. :)
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:iconmusepony:
MusePony Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
W.O.W!!
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
This looks great! I don't think the tail looks awkward, unless you were making this as a necklace, I guess. But it looks like it would be just fine for an ornament or a suncatcher. I especially like how the feathers curl in different directions.
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad to hear it. :)

Yeah. This was designed to dangle. My father is hanging it from his hat that's part of his costume at the Renaissance Festival. :)
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Cool, sounds like it would go well with a ren-faire costume. :]
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:iconlizzarddesigns:
lizzarddesigns Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love it
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconmarinebiology:
marinebiology Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;u; I wish I were this good at sculpting! So cute!
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Practice makes perfect. :)

Thank you!
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:iconhowlingforeternity:
HowlingForEternity Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing! It looks really cute! (:
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you ~
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:iconvaltira:
Valtira Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful - love the symbolism of a Phoenix - Rising out of the ashes to fly free and unencumbered once again. 
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes. :) It's such a magnificent creature. :)
I plan to make more now. <3
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:icondoryphish333:
doryphish333 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Do you still do commissions cause I'd love an eeveelution line of sculptures from you :D
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Of course I still do commissions. :) Feel free to note me anytime. 
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:icondoryphish333:
doryphish333 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
sweet I just noted you :3
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:iconcookie-splinters:
Cookie-Splinters Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Phoenixes... Pheni... whatever the plural is, I love them and you did an awesome job.
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconcookie-splinters:
Cookie-Splinters Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome
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:iconninrac:
NinRac Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty cool.  It is certainly a powerful symbol and I use it quite a bit
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. :)
It really is a great symbolic creature. <3
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:iconninrac:
NinRac Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah...sadly it does not get appreciated enough :c
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:iconlucky101212:
Lucky101212 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it, the tail feathers look great. And not too cutesy either!
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
That's good to hear. ha ha
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:iconandrew-sturges:
Andrew-Sturges Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
IT.  LOOKS. ADORABLE!!!
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! <3
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:iconandrew-sturges:
Andrew-Sturges Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
You are very welcome!


(P.S. - Hope your dad feels better soon!)
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:iconkingmelissa:
KingMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student General Artist
:)

(I think he is. :D )
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:icondandelions-fly:
Dandelions-Fly Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Oh my goodness THIS IS SO CUTE!  ^__^
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