Here's a Pheonix I actually painted for my mother as a birthday present last year, but have only just gotten the photos of.
I didn't get to go as far as I wanted with features and detail because I was on too short a deadline, but I'm happy with what I achieved. At the time the best advice I got from fellow goon painters was to focus more on my colour choices. I wanted to see if I could bring together the paint scheme I used previously - all blues - and my mum's favourite colour purple.
I like it! Hopefully I'll be able to paint again soon. I've just settled into a new flat and I've got some exams in a few weeks, but I'm free after that.