This was done with the watercolour brush in Painter Classic. I wasn't thinking 'phoenix' when I did it. I wasn't even thinking 'pheonix' afterwards. I was just thinking 'big red bird... castle... I like red.' Well, probably something like that, anyway. To be honest, I don't remember.
Well, I had a poetry project once, wherein I was supposed to collect several pieces of poetry and write at least a few on a certain subject. I chose dragons. This project (and thus, the poem) is from my time served in the eighth grade.