This is my first time attempting something of this magnitude but I'm learning quite a bit in the process. Hopefully you guys can further that with tips and whatnot along the way.
But anyway, my concept is based on the phoenix. It's said that phoenixes turn to ash when they die and are reborn from those same ashes. This young "boy" is giving life to the newborn phoenix but the only way is to sacrifice himself and allow his own body to be turned to ashes to make way for the new life. Sometimes in life, we must sacrifice our own wishes or way of life in order to make way for the new...
I know the concept may seem a bit farfetched but I'm trying to explain it with as much sense as I can. I do love fantasy.
Here is the first sketch. Just for the record, the newborn phoenix will be slightly visible inside the egg.