Good news everyone, I'm still technically alive. I have been inspired by this weeks Illustration Friday to get some quick drawing into my schedule. Once again, while sitting in church my pen started moving and a concept was put onto paper. The first thing that came to mind for this weeks topic (title of post :) was a phoenix. I'm including my thumbnail and then my rough draft, I like this one and I think I might take all the way a finished painting, but I think the skull in the foreground needs work. What do you think? Also, while I'm soliciting critiques, does anyone like the placement of the skull in the thumbnail better then the rough draft?
this is the thumbnail
this is the rough, drawn with pen and pencil, scanned from my sketch book