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Phoenix - Cinder by Nambroth Phoenix - Cinder by Nambroth
Commissioned by the amazing :iconmanojalpa: .. she gave me artistic freedom to design for her a phoenix mask! My inspiration came from barbets (mostly bearded barbets) and hornbills. A little off the beaten path for a phoenix but I had a lot of fun!

The resin blank is from :iconcrystumes: and is one of her beautiful crow/raven blanks. I then sculpted and sanded and sculpted on it for a jillion years to form the beak shape and ridges, along with nostrils and scales around the eyes. Then I carefully furred it and individually set several hundred feathers into the crest.

Here's a doofy little video: [link]

Anyhow, I finished this in time for AC! YAY so this costume will be running around there I hope!

I wanted to mention: Last time I got a lot of inquiries when I posted a mask! These take me ages to complete, and I am really picky about only using high quality materials. Because of the HUGE time investment (seriously, nearly a month of steady daily work for this one!) please be advised that the price point for similar realistic and very detailed masks tends to edge into the 4-digit range. Also, I cannot cast resin so the blank must be outsourced. Keep this in mind if you send inquiries. :)
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:iconwolfcreekstable:
WolfCreekStable Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The gloves<3
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:icondezirea:
Dezirea Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
That is amazing !! also, Where did you get the awesome gloves?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
I made them :)
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:iconladyzephyr:
LadyZephyr Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Well worth the full view!
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:iconbamillustration:
BAMillustration Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a throwback to some Jim Henson stuff like Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. Amazing work.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
That is a huge compliment-- thank you!
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:iconfiredanceryote:
firedanceryote Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lovely work as always. :D
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:icontheslink:
theSlink Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Amazing! Love the markings. :O
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind :)\
have a great day!
:iconcardinalplz:
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind :)\
have a great day!
:iconcardinalplz:
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist
This is so cool!
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:iconargema-brassingtonei:
I'm used to seeing all kinds of awesome madness when it comes to heads so it's the unexpected perfection of the hands that are getting me. It's rad cool!
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:iconeredien:
Eredien Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you do the claws?
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:iconmiralukanaima:
MiralukaNaima Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Amazing!!
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:iconcharreed:
CharReed Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Also, beautiful colouration and striking design :) I like how the beak almost looks like it has "teeth" from the black markings coming down. So cool! :D
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:iconcharreed:
CharReed Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really curious about the gloves! I like the talons and how tight fitting they are :)
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:iconchaluny:
Chaluny Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
This is incredible beautiful..
I want such a mask from you of my persona Chalu :faint:
This beautiful claws. And I love how you combine fur and feathers.
Are the persons which commished you your friends or relatives?
I read you are too busy to make commissions.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
So far I have taken only a few commissions for masks.. they take a very long time to make! I probably will only make 2-3 per year.
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:iconred-rose-12:
Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
whoa! sweet!
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:iconmaruki:
Maruki Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As always, fantastic work, Nambroth!

Do you make the arm talon sleeves yourself?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
They are modified gloves, so sort of!
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:iconmaruki:
Maruki Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! What kind of gloves have you found work best as a base for that, if I may ask?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
I like satin ones.. they airbrush nicely for me!
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:iconmaruki:
Maruki Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for that info!
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:iconigorsan:
IgorSan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Great work.
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:iconspinstermaiden:
spinstermaiden Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Wow.
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:icondbzssjkris:
dbzssjkris Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
beautiful!
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:iconmethowwolf:
methowwolf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wicked awesome.
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:iconminimalistfish:
MinimalistFish Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Incredible work as always, Nam.
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:iconfireeaglespirit:
FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Amazing... I wonder how you did the claws? What are they made of? I'm passionate by avian features :heart:
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
They are gloves, with plastic talons. :)
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:iconfireeaglespirit:
FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Are these kind of gloves for sale somewhere? Thanks ^^
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Do a search for satin gloves, you will find droves of them! :) I airbrushed the scale pattern upon them.
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:iconskaros444:
Skaros444 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Very cool! Nice work!
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:iconcaretaker-of-myth:
Caretaker-of-Myth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Beautiful, and such high quality, even down into the neck! I'm going to have to watch that video of yours next :)
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:iconelementaljess:
ElementalJess Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pure wonder ^o^
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:iconspottacuscheetah:
SpottacusCheetah Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Love it!
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:iconfirell:
Firell Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!
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:iconaviscelox:
AvisCelox Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Several hundred feathers? How do you even do that?

Pretty nice mask.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
The same way I paint them... patience!
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:iconizarago:
iZarago Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Beautiful - how much does Crystume's crow/raven blanks cost?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I am not sure, I think she has a pricing guide here: [link]
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is an absolutely spectacular design. I love all of the firey fluff!
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:iconmegamibabe16:
megamibabe16 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Unbelievably awesome! You are crazy, but in a good way.
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:iconringorules:
ringorules Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
that is beautiful!!!!
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:iconeagleflyte:
EagleFlyte Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so awesome!! By far one of the best costume I've ever seen!!!!
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:iconmahlattu:
Mahlattu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
You, milady, are amazing.
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:iconellenmellenn:
ellenmellenn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Daaaaaamn, that is amazing!!!!! You are a brilliantly talented person, woah.
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