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Dreaming Butterfly

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By AngelaSasser   |   
Published: May 15, 2002
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Was I simply a woman dreaming she was a butterfly...
or a butterfly dreaming she was dead...


Originally inspired by my Shadowrun character, I've been moving Aurora Adonai's story towards a world of my own creation these days. This was to be a prospective comic cover for her comic, but it's due for a major rewrite/redraw.
6x9 in., Color Pencil.

:iconflawedbutterfly:
An Aurora Fan Club
More on Aurora's creation: angelicshades.blogspot.com/200…
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Uranus-seventhsun's avatar
I like the surrealistic vibe and the grey contrasting with the rich crimson. Beautiful.
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Thank you! It's a color scheme I need to revisit with this character sometime.:)
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HELMUTTTProfessional Filmographer
great job on the colored pencils !
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Thanks! I don't think I've ever been able to get pencils to behave for me as well as they did for this piece. That'll teach me to not write down what experimental processes I used. Did something different here. Wish I remembered what that was!
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HELMUTTTProfessional Filmographer
you must have been inspired. sometimes I paint something and at the end don t really know how I did it. it just happened. art is strange that way, like music. you have to feel it and let it flow. man I just sounded like yoda.

Peace
H.
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
ahaha inspired or too old to remember.:D I aspire to have Yoda as my GPS voice one day so that is not a bad comparison for me!
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Perry-PicturesHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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sombrefelineHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice design and coloring :)
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amazing! you can already tell her past is quite interesting :)
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
If you're curious about it, I've just rewritten and updated the Artist's Comment with a link to her first story as well as brushing it up a bit. I forgot how old and inelegant my description was!
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beautiful and terribly haunting. this is one novel cover that's just...made. i mean, it's perfect and already gives so much richness to the story concept; magnetic and irresistible. (and her red hair forming streaks of blooooooord...i like i like)

if i actually came across smthing like that in the graphic novel section of a bookstore, i'd wanna molest it; it's that good. and i'm not even a graphic novel kinda person. (altho i could be...it's just that they are terribly expensive here. which is smwhat discouraging. they also aren't available at 2nd-hand stores much, unlike regular novels.)
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Aah now if I can just get motivated to write her story out. I keep redoing it and redoing it in my head. Fft!
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i knoooowwww.... -___- I have all sorts of cool ideas, & the Great Procrastinator in mah head never gets round to the fleshing-out stage.
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centauriiStudent General Artist
Love the eyes!
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MrsNoxHobbyist Writer
:love: It's so beautiful!!! ^0^
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CharrcoleProfessional Artist
Creepy, but totally cool!! Love the butterfly on her head!
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CanRayProfessional Writer
Hard to tell where the butterfly ends and the tattoos begin.

And is that blood around her?
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Yes it is..it's intentionally ambiguous whether she is dead or alive and the parallel between the tattoo and butterfly. I'm glad you enjoyed this^^
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CanRayProfessional Writer
Well, I doubt she's dead. ;P
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baba49Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, expressive image :clap: I feature this in my new journal.
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