I know this is a year late, but I was going through your gallery (marvelling at all the Pokemon art) and this is exactly how I pictured the phoenix in a story I'm writing. Were you thinking of a Philippine eagle as well?
Thank you! This was actually inspired more by harpy eagles (that and a reaaaally bad headache that caused a stained glass styled version of this to not leave me alone when I just wanted to sleep it off...), but similar concept.
This must be one of the most beautiful paintings of a bird character I've ever seen. this has been opened as a tab in my web browser for two hours and at times I still end up to enjoy all the details and colours of this artwork. this is so mesmerizing I almost feel like I was in the picture with the bird. very beautiful work!
Ah, slightly surprised to see Paint Tool Sai as the tool behind this - most images I've seen with it make full use of a wonderful colour scheme (as is here!) and its blending properties, but rarely do I see something as lovingly detailed as this.