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Disheartened Flame


Turn away small flame
I do not want this feeling
You are not to blame
Continue singing
You cannot protect from death
I do not want to cry
Do not waist your breath
Please do not die
From the ash you can raise
Move something
You cannot save from the grave
Keep breathing
We will take him away
I do not want to let you
He cannot stay
I know so few
Turn your head
I am falling apart
Do not look at the dead
With a darken heart

Yeah I already submitted this piece once before but it was just the bare bases of the picture with a white background which I gradually found be a little bit of and eye sore against the bright and dark colors. It really was hard to look at the picture it self with that bright white blinding the viewer. So while this piece was originally done in a 100% colored pencils in that that sort of style I do where I lay the pencil so thickly that the paper is actually smooth on the top and etched the paper some I decided to play around with it on Photoshop and edited it some. I did not do a whole lot, for I still wanted to stay true to the original piece mostly I added the background and darkened the black in the piece it self, then did a few other color touch ups on some parts of the piece and that was it.

~About the Artwork~

My original character Fira the Phoenix (depicted above) has a deep dark fear that she rarely reveals and yet has to live through constantly in her lifetime which is for eternity for a phoenix cannot die only be reborn. In my version of phoenixes that is the same however they can be permanently killed off in a few certain ways like if they were drowned or suffocated.

First off, the second greatest fear Fira has that most people know and think is her first is in fact drowning, she not afraid of the water part so she still drinks it and bathes in it, she is just a little uneasy around a water mass bigger then what a bath tub can hold and cannot swim herself.

The first, little known and greatest fear Fira has is being alone and seeing all those she cares about and are not phoenixes die while she lives on, having no hope of seeing them again for there is no tell how long it will be until her time or if she will ever die. What is worse eventually in her long life sooner or later she gradually forgets them until all together she will not even remember ever encountering the known loved one. She has had to live through this fear over and over again and knows she will live through it again and again in the future.

This is a portrait/design of Fira herself losing yet another, and though you can either draw the conclusion that it is her child or just a dead bird never the less it shows how much she cares and cherishes each life that comes into contact with her. She knows that every life she comes into contact with sheâEUTMll know and get to enjoy for only so long.

Artwork is copyright to Ã'© KAW
Fira the phoenix is copyright to Ã'© KAW
Disheartened Poem is copyright to Ã'© KAW

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even better, I really enjoy your art, keep it up!

FiraPhoenix responds:

Thanks. >w<

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Mar 5, 2011
8:38 PM EST
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