I did the sketch for this picture at a Musical Production meeting at school XD
I was supposed to be singing, but creativity struck me dumb and I decided to do this instead. I think it was time well wasted.
So here's the gist of it: the heinous bird is a phoenix, and yes it is coming out of her head; forming out of her hair is more the way I intended it. I don't know why she's there - just a pretty addition I guess.
That bird's tail is driving me nuts. I couldn't for the life of me get the colors to blend right. I may have to go back to the drawing board and fiddle with it some more at a later date.