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Rachel Summers: PHOENIX 2 by Summerset Rachel Summers: PHOENIX 2 by Summerset
this took a looong time to post cuz I was always dissatisfied with how the phoenix flames turn out. I think this will do for now nyaha

original lines by the great :iconarielpadilla: :worship:
the lineart is here>>>> [link]

paints by :iconsummerset:

Rachel Summers© Marvel Comics
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:iconsaoirseranekaera:
SaoirseRanekaera Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fire is notoriously difficult to get right, and I think you got it right., MAN this puts all my stuff to shame. Also, that is a very unhuggable outfit. I would not try to hug this woman. It would hurt :p 
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:iconjosedanielalfaro:
josedanielalfaro Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Love it! 
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:iconpattyecruz:
pattyecruz Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
i saw x-men: days of future past the other day and it made me think of you. i love this and all of your rachel summers drawings :) i'll always be a fan xo
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:iconbarneybluepants:
barneybluepants Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those are some badass colors!!!
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:iconjesschan:
jesschan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous
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:iconelvenbrit:
ElvenBrit Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Love this, a beautiful piece of art, by both of you.

I hope you don't mind, I've shared this on my Blog, a Blog dedicated to all things Marvel UK.
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LizzyWolfFire6 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
epic! :D
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:iconemprahsque23:
emprahsque23 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
good thing they made her a less creepy costume and grow her hair longer otherwise she would just be creepy
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:icondeevelliott:
DeevElliott Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
This truly is a transformation! Was surprised how much you worked on it when I clicked to see the line art. Very nice job!
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:iconthreemo:
Threemo Featured By Owner May 10, 2011   Writer
posture, definition and color is good!
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:icondiego-duarte:
Diego-Duarte Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amazing!!!
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:iconvegasday:
VegasDay Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
hi. i like tha way you colour, do you have a tutorial or an example of your piece?
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:iconjameslink:
jameslink Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfully done.
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:iconfishpaste89:
FisHPastE89 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
great job... n the flames look awesome!
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:iconnf8th-danit:
NF8th-DaniT Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
You did some serious magic with this one.... I mean the line are was great but you put some FIRE to it... Pun intended.
:iconoo-plz:
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:iconcyclist74:
cyclist74 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
brilliant job.
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:iconilluzionist-7:
ILLuZIONiST-7 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
WOW ^_^ amazing colors ^_^
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:iconrigormantis:
RigorMantis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Wow...very nice. Great work on the flames.
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:iconmadnezz344:
madnezz344 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
awzome :D
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:iconluthera:
luthera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
:onfire: badass
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:iconleelah1:
Leelah1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Real masterpiece. The colouring is stunning. But before I looked at the original lineart, I thought she has long hair :stupidme:
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:iconbonisol:
bonisol Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA! O__O
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:iconkemonoakiah:
KemonoAkiah Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student
lol, my name is rachel! wish i looked like this!
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:iconomnitelik:
Omnitelik Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man! that is Bad Ass! makes jean Grey look like a pansy!
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:iconsummerset:
Summerset Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
that's my favorite comment ever! :highfive:

thanks! :D
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:iconomnitelik:
Omnitelik Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
=D Glad to know someone agrees with me! no problem!
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:iconshadowyzman:
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's amazing !!! Glad to see your stuff again
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:iconlevia-the-dragon:
Levia-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Huh, so she inherited the pheonix force from her mother?
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:iconluciankinox:
luciankinox Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Man, this is awesome!!!!!!!!
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:iconkydia:
Kydia Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
OH holy cow. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW..

ummmm cant add to my ALLLLT IME FAVSS fast enough...
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GTMQ8 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
Really good colors and pose for Phoenix Rachel. Love it.
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:iconjaventy:
Javenty Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Artist
wow! i think thats the best phoenix coloring i,ve seen yet , the fire looks so dramatic , just stands out , greatly done
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:iconawsmdragonqueen:
awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing, and jawdropping realism... very beautiful really :+favlove:
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:iconandar90:
andar90 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Gorgeous work. I love it-you don't usually see a lot of Rachel (Jean's my favorite character, but I like Rachel too).
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:iconkknewkles:
Kknewkles Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
She resembles Naruto. =D
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:icondevilxkat:
devilxkat Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Oooh, Hound Rachel. I love it. You did a great job! :love:
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:iconrdeguzman:
rdeguzman Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
This is a very nice piece. I've always like the Rachel Summer's Phoenix more than Jean Grey.
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Sektor2814 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
You did an amazing job coloring her, all things considered. I like how the painting of the hair, nails, and face make her look like a woman out of a French or Renaissance painting, which the original linework doesn't really capture as well. Some of the details you painted (e.g. the nails) were also not drawn in the original linework, so you deserve a lot of credit for adding in missing details that are crucial to the perception of the picture, as well as making corrections here and there.

I think some of your dissatisfaction with the flames is coming from the saturation of the colors being too similar and as bold as the same color set on her costume, and that the two are somewhat indistinguishable. Lighter yellow tones, some whites, and even some blues (blue being the hottest part of a flame) flowing off of her body within the yellow parts of the flames to help brighten the luminance of the flames a bit (which are sort of a light source on their own, I guess) might help with that. I remember seeing an X-Men cover with Rachel on it, and the flames were colored as being bright blue/white. In that cover, the rest of her body was not as brightly colored because the brightly-lit Phoenix created a greater contrast in the picture.

*Added to my favorites
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:iconatomic-ikon:
atomic-ikon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
always like her in excalibur u did an awesome job on those curves and flames
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:iconel-douglas:
el-douglas Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
you make the work of the colorist stand out ;)
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:iconjamesctrujillo:
JamesCTrujillo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
This piece is hot, lol. Seriously though, nice work
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:iconchrisloganhanssen:
ChrisLoganHanssen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so frakken hot.
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allicia1 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Marvel girl In Excalibur was always one of my favorite times for her- You definitely did a great job on catchin' her emotion and body language... those flames came out super! well worth the aforementioned 48 years.
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Darth-Deviant Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
its great!
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:iconsummerset:
Summerset Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
thanks!
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:iconsardaukar007:
Sardaukar007 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
Crazy good stuff there!
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:icondreamwind:
Dreamwind Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good Lord! This picture is incredible! That takes some major skills. Just...Wow!

Love Rachel. She was always the best Phoenix.
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:iconsummerset:
Summerset Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
rachel's the best! :nod:
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:icondreamwind:
Dreamwind Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree! The very best! :nod:
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:iconadirarotstein:
AdiraRotstein Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
This is breathtaking. Is it for one of the Marvel masterpieces cards?
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