This post will show you the design process of the Abstract Chinese Phoenix, one of my latest illustrations which was presented at the FOWD 2008 conference. I will briefly guide you through the process — from sketching to polishing. Hints and tips will be provided throughout the article. Most importantly, I’ll explain what inspired me for this piece of artwork. If you like this illustration, you may download a high resolution JPG for your desktop wallpaper.

1. Sketching

The images below show how I sketched out the phoenix in abstract form. I started off by drawing the phoenix’s body, flowing towards the wings, feathers, and then filling in the details.

Inspired by Nature

A lot of my design patterns are inspired by natural elements such as:

  • DNA Helix
  • blowing dandelions
  • and the patch patterns on the butterfly wings and tree leaves.

2. Adobe Illustrator – Vectorization

After the sketch was done, I imported it into Illustrator for vector tracing. Here is a tip for tracing artwork in Illustrator:

i) Import the sketch in the first layer, adjust the layer opacity to 20 to 30%, and lock the layer.

dim layer

ii) Create a new layer on top, hold down the Cmd key and click on the visibility icon to view the layer in outline mode (in this way you can see the sketch underneath).

outline mode

Final Vector Outlines

outlines

3. Coloring

For color theme palettes, I go to Adobe’s kuler site and ColourLovers.com. Personally, I like ColourLovers because it allows me to copy and paste the color images directly to Illustrator. I just randomly pick the color palettes from the site and paste them in the artboard. To quickly fill in the color, use the Eyedropper tool to sample the colors and gradients.

eyedropper

Final Vector Artwork

As I was vectorizng the artwork, I added more elements such as the sky background and the phoenix’s tail.

final vector artwork

4. Photoshop Polishing

Then, I imported the vector art in Photoshop and used my Vector Polishing Techniques to spice up the illustration.

Pastel-like Background

To make the background look pastel-like, I used the Pencil tool and lightly brushed up the sky background.

brush up

Particle Effects

The particle effects are done by using the layer Dissolve mode (see tutorial: Vector Polishing Techniques).

particles

Depth

I blurred some elements to add more depth to the illustration.

blur

Final Design

final

How Long Did It Take?

The sketch took about 1 hour, vectoring took 12 hours, and the Photoshop polishing took about 10 to 15 hours.

236 Comments

Nicklas Gustafsson
Jan 26, 2009 at 3:10 am

You are amazing!

Chri
Jan 26, 2009 at 3:16 am

wow! nice!

David Perel
Jan 26, 2009 at 3:35 am

Brilliant stuff. Thanks for posting this tut. I will definitely try this when I finally get some time.

Transpirw
Jan 26, 2009 at 3:36 am

This sorta design will be very handy in my new template :D
Thanks Alot!

Aphichat
Jan 26, 2009 at 3:42 am

just waw!

Laura
Jan 26, 2009 at 4:20 am

Wow. Ist so amzaing! Thank you for this!

debasish
Jan 26, 2009 at 4:35 am

Thanks for the Wallpapers. Will it be possible to make a 1440×900 version this one – http://www.ndesign-studio.com/file/wallpapers/hiphop_1280x1024.jpg if not asking for too much :)

PS – the black text above the speaker boxes does not look that good :)

STUMBLERsami
Jan 26, 2009 at 5:56 am

i wish my soulmate to be like you. Painting emotions around my eyes.
Very touching..

david
Jan 26, 2009 at 6:17 am

very nice artwork !

David Hellmann
Jan 26, 2009 at 6:28 am

OMG, very good. i love your stuff!

Chris Praley
Jan 26, 2009 at 6:30 am

This is great! I wish I could put that much time into a single picture. I normally get distracted way too easily!

Oskar
Jan 26, 2009 at 6:48 am

Damn that’s sick, NICE work :O

Craig - Abrishca Digital Media
Jan 26, 2009 at 6:50 am

Wow – you make it look so easy :) – although a combined 25 hours sounds intensive – I wonder over how many days that 25 hours was?

Krait
Jan 26, 2009 at 7:10 am

Nice look

joyoge designers' bookmark
Jan 26, 2009 at 7:34 am

nice work

Tom Ross
Jan 26, 2009 at 8:05 am

Absolutely incredible work!

Miro
Jan 26, 2009 at 8:06 am

U’ve got a nice “coup de crayon” ;)

Ed
Jan 26, 2009 at 8:59 am

Just one word, and let that word be…….WOW!!

Ann
Jan 26, 2009 at 9:14 am

Great post as usual… and happy new years nick!

Amy
Jan 26, 2009 at 9:22 am

Oooooh Wow! You’ve got an eye for detail.

Djpokas
Jan 26, 2009 at 9:42 am

Amazing! you rocks!

Emyr Tabrizi
Jan 26, 2009 at 10:01 am

TOP WORK AGAIN. Thanks for your knowledge again! :)

chutty
Jan 26, 2009 at 10:03 am

Oh yes. I like that. 25 hours of creative juice flowing. I could do with just one hour.

I have set it as my desktop and it clashes fantastically with my Dell Joseph Amedokpo’s “New World“ lid design

Great job!

Timothy
Jan 26, 2009 at 10:34 am

Nice tutorial. Much appreciated.

Kayla
Jan 26, 2009 at 10:43 am

Wonderful post, very detailed. 25 hours of work is a long time, but I see that your designs get the most out of it! I’m always unpleased with my own designs; perhaps spending half the time you do on yours would be beneficial.

Manuel
Jan 26, 2009 at 11:38 am

nice tut.
seen it before somewhere.

i wonder how to draw like this. i never can bring my ideas on the paper like they’re in my head…I’m jealous:)

Terry H.
Jan 26, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Hi Nick,

Gorgeous artwork (it’s now my desktop wallpaper, thx!) and wonderful tutorial.

I wanted to clue you in on a one-click way to get Kuler themes into Illustrator, available in Ai CS3 and CS4: from the main menu, go to Window>Adobe Labs>Kuler. That will open an application panel that gives you acess to the Kuler website. One click will download selected themes into your Swatches panel. In CS4, it’s Window>Extensions>Kuler. And in CS4 that same panel and access to Kuler is available in Ai, Ps, Fl, and Fw. There’s more inof on that here: Kuler on Adobe.com</

Simon
Jan 26, 2009 at 2:08 pm

For some reason it’s comforting that this took you 25 hours. I’ve never been patient enough to put that much time into projects, mainly because tutorials like this one make it seem so simple and quick. Maybe this is something that should become a feature on tutorials, so that learners don’t get disheartened when they take so long.

On the other hand, you might want to keep it mystical and make it seem like it takes no time for you.

Dave
Jan 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Thanks a lot for sharing this! In general, I think people assume that the beautiful work of others is created with minimal effort in an hour or two. When experts (like you) make things look so easy, I often find it discouraging, because when I try, I spend the hour or two that I (foolishly) assume you spend, and I come away with something rather disappointing.

Having such a well-done breakdown of a project like this, including the time estimates at the end, really helps me feel like more of the beautiful things in the world are within my capabilities if I’m willing to put in the time. Thank you — you made my world a little brighter.

Robert Fauver
Jan 26, 2009 at 2:23 pm

intensely beautiful

Elizabeth Kaylene
Jan 26, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I wish I had more time to play around with Illustrator so I could be as talented as you! (And even then I doubt it. :D)

Emma
Jan 26, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Question on the vectoring outlines… Did you draw the entire shape at a time, or the separate lines and then used the Pathfinder?

Mazi Ahmadi
Jan 26, 2009 at 4:09 pm

WOW, the things you can do with Ai . . .

Finn
Jan 26, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Wow, That is extremely HOT ! Amazing. Really Amazing.

GIVISION | Jiri Mocicka
Jan 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Good post, I like the way how you choosing the colours. The problem is, that so many people suck from the net and don’t really think about the colour management. It could be fine as far as they know what they do otherwise it’s over colored or worse its a junk which is sorrow.

One of the subscriber ‘-)
GIVISION | Jiri Mocicka

WPCult
Jan 26, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Great Tutorial, still would never attempt to do such a design. Leave the vector graphics to the pros!

Nokadota
Jan 26, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I think this has got to be the best advertisement for Adobe Illustrator ever.

Mike Metcalf
Jan 26, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Beautiful work! I love the colors, I’ve never thought to import a Kuler palette into Illustrator like that. Thanks for the processing tips and inspiration!

4psd
Jan 27, 2009 at 5:00 am

wow, extremely beautiful

mack
Jan 27, 2009 at 5:53 am

no 1680 x 1050 ? Shame.

Priyamvad
Jan 27, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Your work always has an innovative idea to use stuff I already know about in never-before ways! Excellent design and beautiful colors! :)
Keep it up.

ositaka
Jan 27, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Sometimes the people just see the final image and think something like: “hum… I’m almost sure that this guy just needed one or two hours… and I need always 10 or 20, bah…”.

In my opinion, some guys forget that an illustration can take more than a full-time week to do it.

Yvonne
Jan 27, 2009 at 11:43 pm

WOW! Thank you for sharing!

beinheline
Jan 28, 2009 at 3:42 am

imazing stuff thanks alot..

Qaiser
Jan 28, 2009 at 7:55 am

i really like it, Amazing design, i tried many times but i could’t complete

how i can make good grip in hand sketching?

regards
Qaiser

Teodor
Aug 23, 2012 at 3:44 am

Wow Adobe is the best. I use it every day :)

Web Design Depot
Sep 15, 2012 at 8:10 am

10x fo sharing. Realy nice work. Impressed

yeoung
Jan 28, 2009 at 9:58 am

kewl!

Уеб дизайнер
Jan 28, 2009 at 10:15 am

Nice tutorial, i’ll give a try :) Thanks a lot it looks very futuristic

Web Design Bulgaria ®
Jan 28, 2009 at 10:24 am

Thank you, Уеб дизайнер for sharing the article with me. We both have what to learn from our foreign colleagues from all over the world.

Lorne Pike
Jan 28, 2009 at 10:29 am

Beautiful work. Love the detail that went into this, each step along the way. Be proud!

Vuongot
Jan 28, 2009 at 11:12 am

a.a.a.a.w.w.w.e.e.e.s.s.s.o.o.o.m.m.m.e.e.e…..
AWESOME, dude

Thank you for your Beautiful Tut…
Let me try it guy.

lol…

Lufutu
Jan 28, 2009 at 11:21 am

Amazing work ! You are perfect ! Can you explain more about pallet color !

Davor
Jan 28, 2009 at 11:39 am

Amazing work

Danny OUtlaw
Jan 28, 2009 at 11:56 am

Wow…thats awesome! You make it seem so easy!

DeepGirl
Jan 28, 2009 at 4:21 pm

This is simply wonderful!!!

fiona
Jan 28, 2009 at 4:49 pm

That’s beautiful.

Jeanett
Jan 28, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Beatiful :)

daniel
Jan 28, 2009 at 11:31 pm

yeah that is lovely!!

patricia
Jan 29, 2009 at 3:14 am

wow

Stephen Fairbanks
Jan 29, 2009 at 3:50 am

Lovely… how long did this take to create?

Sean Ansari
Jan 29, 2009 at 5:34 am

simply superb …..i wish if i could use better words to praise this ….
By the way ,,,,ur blog theme is awsome

mavis
Jan 29, 2009 at 7:08 am

great tutorial!

Bleyder
Jan 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Yes… ¡Your are the best!

naran_ho
Jan 29, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Nice, wonder… a lot of work,,, great work.

Tobi
Jan 29, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Nice work ;-)
I miss your Twitter-Account … That will be nice ;-)
Greets from Germany

Anna
Jan 29, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Wow, I can really appreciate your work – neve knew that so many hours can go into something like that. Just beautiful!!! Anna :)

Crop
Jan 30, 2009 at 2:26 am

Realy Nice.

Johan Lorentzon
Jan 30, 2009 at 4:08 am

Love the colors. Nice man!

casey Damrose
Jan 30, 2009 at 8:28 am

This looks great. I love all the color and detail. True definition of Graphic Artist. :)

Designer
Jan 30, 2009 at 8:45 am

AMAZING!!!!!!!

Pradeep CD
Jan 30, 2009 at 8:56 am

Superb Stuff.

laura
Jan 30, 2009 at 9:35 am

jdkfnjndfkgndf

eye
Jan 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm

this is the most astonishing art piece i’ve ever seen

Heather
Jan 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Simply stunning and inspiring… both the artwork and the very detailed tutorial. Thank you!!

Blue Buffalo
Jan 31, 2009 at 2:23 pm

The only thing that I can say is….awesome.

Bitsia
Feb 1, 2009 at 5:04 am

WOW. Amazing piece of art. We love your articles, keep up the good work.

crap
Feb 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm

crap…

BORABORA
Feb 1, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Thanks for sharing your design process with us!

Nice usage of colors and patterns!

Simply amazing.

Best wishes

John
Feb 1, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Nick, I like visiting your websites, and I don’t mean to discourage you. But your ‘feel’ for drawing curves needs work. This illustration shows it, and the illustrations here on webdesignerwall show it even more: your curves are not “fair”, the directions change in non-fluent ways. Learn about fairing curves, and your work will be much better. A good way to start is by studying calligraphy. A good book on that subject will learn you how to draw curves fluently.

that guy
Feb 2, 2009 at 1:33 am

just because your “curves” have the same “feel” that other people are use to doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. Its just one persons own style.

awesome art piece.

Sanny Rizky Jatnika
Feb 2, 2009 at 5:05 am

Another GreatWorks 3 Thumbs 4 You :D

Eric Shafer
Feb 2, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Featured here: http://www.presidiacreative.com/web-picks-10/

Creatingitchy
Feb 2, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Great stuff you have here. I really enjoy.

beauty blog
Feb 3, 2009 at 3:15 am

This is a beauty, all those lovely colors, amazing, beautiful.

Jan
Feb 3, 2009 at 10:52 am

You are amazing, Nick! :) Thank you for this tutorial :)

Cynthia Chen
Feb 4, 2009 at 2:56 am

Love your design indeed…..
Really AMAZING piece of art. It makes me feel good at the moment!
Thank you for Your Powerful Art.

Jan
Feb 4, 2009 at 5:04 am

Marvelous!

Jan
Feb 4, 2009 at 5:18 am

Curves? Art doesn’t have any rules.

web design
Feb 4, 2009 at 8:51 am

There has to be something about these things. I love it.

Bruno
Feb 4, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Awesome!!!!!

I link to this art in my pc… put this image in desktop format, please!!!!

Dandy
Feb 5, 2009 at 3:05 pm

very nice, infact, excellent semi-tutorial. I always wanted to be a good designer but :) :( :) :(….. Thanks alot anyway.
great work indeed.

Ken
Feb 5, 2009 at 4:21 pm

gorgeous artwork

Skracanie linków
Feb 5, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Incredible.

Multidesign
Feb 6, 2009 at 9:18 am

Beautifull! I love the colors. Is it worth to spend that much time on one image?
However, how much more time you design something, more beautifull it gets.

EYE design
Feb 6, 2009 at 11:15 am

Amazed. Great detail and great composition. Your work(s) inspire me to get better in illustrator!

Daniel
Feb 7, 2009 at 8:29 am

Uber-Awesome! I even posted a link on my page to this great piece of work (http://fiddler.over-blog.de/article-27353021.html). Keep on!

SweetOpium
Feb 7, 2009 at 11:21 am

Awesome!!!!! I want make this!

Mirtes
Feb 9, 2009 at 12:12 am

Just staring at it makes me happy… enough said.

naiqii
Feb 11, 2009 at 1:11 am

很好~很好

John
Feb 11, 2009 at 1:35 am

Sugoi… Very good 3x…

snoe
Feb 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm

This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your process.

ljpaintbox
Feb 11, 2009 at 9:32 pm

you never fail to amaze me. ^__^ i love you!!!!!

Ashley
Feb 12, 2009 at 10:51 am

Wow.
I envy you. Very nice work

Tamara Pundik
Feb 12, 2009 at 11:05 am

this is awesome .. o_O
I congratulate you for the creativity you have!
I love designing and I would go far.
but let me tell you that I love your designs!

Tamara Pundik
Feb 12, 2009 at 11:08 am

bueno..
nose si me exprese bien en ingles..
en realidad hablo español..
pero me ENCANTAN LOS DISEÑOS!
felicitaciones! ^^

Pete
Feb 14, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Really nice. Keep up your work

Buxom.hawk
Feb 15, 2009 at 6:28 am

Great!!!

June
Feb 15, 2009 at 6:45 am

Hi Nick, your work has inspired me in many ways. Thanks for sharing all this!

anu
Feb 18, 2009 at 10:50 am

these tutorials are awsome.

abedalmged
Feb 19, 2009 at 2:07 am

COOOOL!!!! Awesome !!!!!

Eunhoo
Feb 19, 2009 at 9:13 pm

wow.. awesome!!!!!!
that’s hard to follow!! you have great talent!!

nLubay
Feb 21, 2009 at 8:03 am

we have similitary in many of my drawings,,, i havent posted them online hehe, really nice,, i want to vector my drawings too!
please see other artworks i did here http://neotericartzone.wordpress.com

Omar
Feb 22, 2009 at 3:44 am

Would make a nice painting, nice work.

kato
Feb 22, 2009 at 8:17 am

awesome~~
but where is the phoenix’s head??

Rizal
Feb 24, 2009 at 1:15 am

absolutely awesome !!!!!!

Rifas
Feb 26, 2009 at 4:44 am

wow very nice…..

Gareng
Feb 26, 2009 at 8:46 pm

I’m very interested ….

annu_itech
Mar 4, 2009 at 7:27 am

Your website is awesome!

hobi
Mar 8, 2009 at 7:56 am

woovv.! really supper.. thanks, thanks, thanks.. :)

Andre
Mar 8, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Amazing process shown here from a fellow Torontonian! Keep on rocking, I really love your art.

Andrew W.
Mar 14, 2009 at 8:00 pm

A very breathtaking piece of illustration – in terms of colour, content and composition.

As I have seen so many wonderful abstract/semi-abstract vector illustrations out there; there is ABSOLUTELY no shortcut or quick 1-hour job on the computer. This excellent tutorial slowly reminded me on the importance of using time.

Excellent work once again :)! Animating it with AE defenitely takes it to the next level big time.

LATUSZATE.ORG ♥ *
Mar 19, 2009 at 1:05 am

Cool !!
Thank you :))

Faith
Mar 23, 2009 at 5:48 am

That is awesome work! And i can’t see the head… XD
This is so my desktop wallpaper! Thanks!

vishal
Mar 24, 2009 at 9:04 am

I’m new to this community. So please don’t blame me if i express amazement at each and everything over here. This is so beautiful! There is so much of detail in it. Marvellous, stupendous, magnificent, mind blowing! Great going! Keep it up!

E
Mar 24, 2009 at 9:26 am

was about to say ‘god i never knew this was so easy’ then I saw how long it took!
Whats your opinion on the live trace tool in illustrator? No use for this type of thing?

Joyce
Mar 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm

That’s beautiful :D
Very nice tutorial as well!f

cmeshniekaktinki
Apr 3, 2009 at 5:16 am

hi, you have super site.

Mercy
Apr 3, 2009 at 9:09 am

They are beautiful,
you have great taste.

Mercy
Apr 3, 2009 at 9:09 am

That is beautifull,
you have great taste :)

hakan kurt
Apr 3, 2009 at 11:21 am

It’s amazing!!!

Ephotoshop
Apr 7, 2009 at 12:53 am

Good. I’m learning this.

web design
Apr 8, 2009 at 8:53 pm

wow it’s amazing how you did that, the drawing its simlpy beautiful!!

Aleksandar
Apr 27, 2009 at 5:15 am

Great work. There shoud be more tutorials like this where you can see the designing process from the begining with all the tips and explanations….Thank you…

Lea
May 6, 2009 at 5:34 am

Your work is SO inspiring!! :D
I really need to get my self a pen mouse so I can start doodling and bee creative :)
It’s really hard to vectorize a sketch with a trackball :S
I have several of your work as desktops, just because their so beautiful to look at ;)

Jacqueline
May 7, 2009 at 1:25 pm

This is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Sez
May 13, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Your work is gorgeous and inspiring. Please keep posting more tutorials like this- especially about your vector polishing techniques!

charis
May 17, 2009 at 12:31 am

im getting that as a tattoo

jerry
May 20, 2009 at 4:49 am

非常漂亮

砍柴的鲤鱼
May 20, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Nice tutorial and nice picture. Thanks

Tomi
May 22, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Unbelievable… This is art by all means. Very inspiring work. Thnx for tutorial.

graphic design
May 24, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Nice work. I want to transform my artworks into vector art and this helps me a lot. Thanks!

共存LTPA
Jun 7, 2009 at 1:07 pm

I’m impressed how you choose the color to make that designed , the tutorial was explaination. Thank for posted this .

fitri
Jun 8, 2009 at 12:12 am

wow, very good…

TinyMoon
Jun 9, 2009 at 6:32 am

That’s is so amazing!!! This is my first time seeing all your design and I totally addicted to them. I’m in the exam period but I’ve spent more than an hour just to read all your reviews and tutorials … I’ve learned a lot from you :) Thanks so so much for sharing your experience!!

elsa
Jun 9, 2009 at 4:05 pm

I’m wondering – would it have been possible to draw over the sketch in dark pen and scan it into your computer? Then, could you thicken the lines in illustrator and avoid having to vector each line individually?

sri
Jun 10, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Awesome!! Very inspiring..

fran
Jun 17, 2009 at 2:33 pm

this illustration is truly beautiful…

Lynn
Jun 19, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Bravo! I’ve been working with a youth group on a Terracotta Horse project and wish I had thought about the Phoenix w/ Dragon design.
Best of luck! Fellow artist.

Hina
Jun 20, 2009 at 2:28 am

Awesome pictures….

salim
Jun 21, 2009 at 9:23 am

this picture is very nice. u are realy great. thanks

Beata
Jun 24, 2009 at 8:01 am

This is more than wonderful!!!! Well done you! I would like to learn all these things! Thanks for sharing it!

yhara!
Jun 26, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Esta hermoso… tienes mucho talento, un verdadero artista! :D

Jovan
Jul 1, 2009 at 1:35 am

Stil Awesome like used 2b Nick. God blesses u wonderful mind and sense of art. Gr8t! Bravo! m(_ _)m

Tumi
Jul 4, 2009 at 1:03 pm

This almost brings tears to my eyes, it’s amazing!!

How long did this take you??

Tumi
Jul 4, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Sorry you’ve already mentioned the amount of time it took you..

Manzoor solangi
Jul 6, 2009 at 2:35 am

This Working is truly good and beautiful I am very impressing from working process on Adobe illustrator,Adobe photoshop.

laven
Jul 6, 2009 at 3:18 am

bueatiful!

Gunjan
Jul 6, 2009 at 7:43 am

Nice i like that ………. :)

Aisha
Jul 22, 2009 at 1:02 pm

These works of art are amazing. I have been watching your works of art for a very long time. And I am always inspired. Bravo indeed. You are always inspiring.

rida ali
Jul 22, 2009 at 9:22 pm

it’s Awesome man i really love this pics. thankx 4 giving us idea

Stevo
Jul 30, 2009 at 5:21 am

I really like it =D

mario
Aug 6, 2009 at 2:42 am

that’s really need a patience.. but the result is awesome.. :)

steph
Aug 7, 2009 at 5:26 pm

hey who drew that picture? its very interesting.

cennet
Aug 8, 2009 at 5:53 am

Thanks Thanks What’s the problem here? Google could bury the meager profit number from even the biggest media conglomerates.

cennetevi
Aug 8, 2009 at 6:25 am

Thank =)=)=) you http://www.cennet.gen.tr webdesignerwall Thanks

funny bunny
Aug 10, 2009 at 8:29 am

wow your reallllly awsome and you work is great thnXxXxXx for the tipzz seeya ;p

Melia
Aug 10, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Absolutely amazing! It’s gorgeous!

WAMPvn
Aug 10, 2009 at 9:27 pm

yez, that’s really nice,

ElamParithi
Aug 26, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Thanks for the tutorial! Awesome work

mohammed jalal gritli
Aug 29, 2009 at 9:34 am

Thank you so much,,
that was cool
carry on
JokeR

Aoobi
Sep 4, 2009 at 4:53 am

I really like it =D. And your pics zoom effect is really cool. Can you share this source, so that I can use it on my site.

Denise L Gutowski
Sep 6, 2009 at 7:33 pm

very cool

bagsin
Sep 10, 2009 at 8:05 pm

yez, that’s really nice

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Sep 21, 2009 at 9:20 am

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Willy Yanto Wijaya
Oct 3, 2009 at 2:24 am

It’s really cool!!
Looking forward to seeing your further designs.. =)

Best Regard,

Willy Yanto Wijaya

Sofia
Oct 25, 2009 at 3:12 am

this is really great,
your work is amazing, keep doing what you do best !

Mike
Oct 31, 2009 at 5:10 am

It’s really cool!!
Looking forward to seeing your further designs.. =)

faraz
Nov 27, 2009 at 1:41 am

very nice is design

sikandar
Nov 27, 2009 at 1:45 am

design most very beautyfull

fauzi
Dec 1, 2009 at 3:27 pm

nice~ i would like to copy this pic for personal use if you don’t mind… thank you. =)

lanxiaoxi
Dec 19, 2009 at 7:37 am

Perfect combination of classic chinese styles and modern color, I love it very much.

vincentdresses
Jan 6, 2010 at 1:45 am

喜欢你们的设计与技术,常来看看

Carolyn
Feb 8, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I love your Abstract Phoenix Design. I have it on my desktop, and I would like to use it on the wall in my house. Can I buy it as a print? Please email me.

Thanks!

GCLUB
Mar 30, 2010 at 12:30 am

Techniques offer better not see too cluttered.

prakash
Apr 13, 2010 at 12:39 am

Really Nice Design Tricks.
I like it…….
Regards,
Prakash Gujarati
Surat

Drama Queen
Apr 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm

This is a beauiful picture I REALLY LOVEIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a get picture to like at the colors just bend inn together!!!!!!!!!!

Web Design
Apr 28, 2010 at 8:20 pm

beautiful outcome!! thanks for sharing

Laroc
Apr 30, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Woohoo and I’ve just spent hours in semi sleep understanding abstract art for the first time in sixty five years and have just found your phoenix study – thank you for explaining how to get abstract design on paper. I hope to do this too…

sue
May 16, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Can you please tell me before tommorrow what your name is and what is the size

darsh
May 18, 2010 at 12:56 am

really beautiful drawing i just love it………

Marciano
May 19, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Hi, Im also a drawing artist I began to work with coral draw and photo shop a year ago. I heard about this illustrator software how nice it is and that work from above is realy nice. Do you think you can show me some designin, I have also desinged some things I made my self

MADI!
May 24, 2010 at 7:05 pm

that is AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jean
May 25, 2010 at 2:31 am

I found in love for your Abstract Phoenix Design. As Sue I would like to use it on the wall in my house. Can you provide me with high res for printing in a huge size ? Please email me.

Thanks!

AznGnslngr
Jun 22, 2010 at 9:31 am

the ending product looks amazing!

Lynn
Jul 13, 2010 at 7:32 am

What a mad dude :D

Trust me you dont know how much effect this has on me i swear it’s the coolest artwork I’ve seen in my life thanxx 4 drawin it im gonna show all my friendz :D cya

libby
Aug 7, 2010 at 7:58 pm

AMAZING!

2dvector
Aug 16, 2010 at 4:14 am

awesome work. great job

Bean
Aug 17, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Dam that took you that long im impressed O.O

أبل
Sep 21, 2010 at 6:40 am

simple steps but professional result wonderful tut

charlotte&ocean
Sep 28, 2010 at 6:39 am

wow it is sooo awsomee dudee,, well done ;D x

Finleigh
Sep 28, 2010 at 11:06 am

my jaw droped when i saw that. it must be the best art work i have ever seen!!
its just so beautiful i wish i could do art like that

adthenomad
Nov 25, 2010 at 8:42 am

I love this!! it’s beautiful, delicate and very creative. I actually came across this when I was searching for phoenix tattoos. someone tattooed your work on them!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mommywantsvodka/4494264844/

Melvins
Dec 2, 2010 at 2:00 am

Very amazing design. I like a lot.

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R.Venkatesan
Dec 13, 2010 at 1:43 am

very super

Juno Mindoes
Dec 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Apple has delayed the white model of the iPhone 4 until spring of 2011, a release date that’s difficult to believe. When can i get my white iphone 4 then?

Henry Peise
Dec 24, 2010 at 9:33 pm

No wonder, with white iphone 4 in your hand will make you be the focus of the crowd! You won’t miss it!

felicia
Dec 30, 2010 at 9:08 am

hey, i love your pic, may i take it for my fb profile pic?

Uçak Bileti
Jan 12, 2011 at 5:23 am

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altın çilek
Feb 2, 2011 at 6:42 am

simple steps but professional result wonderful tut

hcg damla
Feb 2, 2011 at 1:35 pm

my jaw droped when i saw that. it must be the best art work i have ever seen!!
its just so beautiful i wish i could do art like that

PattiD
Feb 4, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Do you have a print of this I can purchase – I love it so much, it is gorgeous and so thought provoking.

thulisiwe Khathi
Feb 26, 2011 at 11:58 am

am loving da art work…and I sooo love art,coz its da only way i express my feeling,whenever am angry,sad,or happy. and it keeps me going

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Mar 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Me too. Art makes the world go around, not love. Lol.

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Mar 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm

On the contrary to other people’s belief, web design is art. No debate on this.

Ken
Mar 23, 2011 at 10:48 am

this image really catched my eye ..

laiku
Apr 19, 2011 at 10:28 am

beautiful and magical such like a rainbow =D

alex
Jun 15, 2011 at 11:02 am

One of the best illustrations i’ve seen

e0sme
Aug 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm

beautiful สวยงามหลาย

Belinda
Aug 31, 2011 at 8:16 pm

oh my god! it’s so hard!!!!!!

Fabio C. B.
Sep 4, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Hello, I’m from Brazil and I found this image after much searching. Sorry for my English. I’d like to tattoo this amazing image in my back, I loved the shape, color and elements of inspiration.
So please, could you send to me the picture in high definition? Including the tail and the top of the image that does not appear in wallpapers.
Thank you for your attention and a big hug from Brazil.
Fabio.

utuxsecrets
Sep 23, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Awesome but it’s so hard for me, and the time required is also very much

Trish
Oct 12, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Thanks for this information. I wish I had time to learn illustrator but unfortunately I don’t know it. Very nice image.

skylayr hibberd
Oct 28, 2011 at 10:38 am

very good work. it has opened my mind to new and exciting vectors

Alüminyum Korkuluk
Nov 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

thank you master. my sharing.

Moliva
Dec 9, 2011 at 9:00 am

Very nice image.

ranska
Dec 30, 2011 at 3:51 pm

very nice, like it !

Victoria
Jan 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

May I use this image as a background to my personal blog? My blog is not commercial. I am writing a blog as part of my therapy.

Justin Beaver
Jan 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm

hey peps this is like totally u kno wat!

Justin Beaver
Jan 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm

hey babe
:P

bitkisel
May 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Thank you,,,

majid
May 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

چطوري؟

Swetha Radha
Aug 26, 2012 at 1:03 am

very nice

Ibiza
Aug 26, 2012 at 4:30 am

I wish I had time to learn illustrator but unfortunately I don’t know it. Very nice image.

Web Design Depot
Sep 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

Me too

Clarissa Dort
Jan 12, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Fantasic tutorial. It helped me out in a bind.Many thanks.

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