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A Moth To The Flame


A Moth To The Flame

Sometimes the danger isn’t always obvious.

This was made for the Butterfly Effect Challenge, hosted by Stewed-Tomatoes


1.  Create something surreal, abstract, psychedelic or dark with butterflies.

2. No fairies, or other cute scenes with butterflies;

3. Use any butterflies or moths stock FROM DA, but NOT PNG 

Skill Level: Novice

Due Date: April 15th, 2017

Thanks to all the Stock Artists and Hosts.


The theme called for something ‘dark’. This should serve.

Although, this is actually a moth, not a butterfly; butterflies aren't attracted by light, or heat; so, not sure.



stock pack: Butterfly wings, by sophiaastock

Writing Desk, by okbrightstar-stock

Candle stick png, by TinaLouiseUk

Flame, by TinaLouiseUk

Texture 203, by Malleni-Stock

heavenly sky stock, by ClarabellafaireStock

STOCK PNG black smoke, by MaureenOlder

Mixed Exclusive Textures, by CD-STOCK 

(For Honourable Mention, for The Canadian Corps of Engineers, for CREATIVE MINDS CHALLENGE IV, hosted by CD-STOCK)

Framed Print: ‘Flow’ [WIP]

Flow [WIP]:

Forest River 01, by kuschelirmel-stock

Texture water PNG, by Jean52

Cloud Panorama 6, by sd-stock

Waterscapes texture 01 - unrestricted stock, by MariaLoikkii

Starry Night Texture, by ArrsistableStock

Window and Wooden House - PNG Stock, by Wesley-Souza 

[For The Canadian Corps of Engineers, for CREATIVE MINDS CHALLENGE IV, hosted by CD-STOCK]


Sketchbook Pro, autodesk-sketchbook



[1] “A Moth to the Flame” is an allusion to the attraction moths have to bright lights.

This is referred to by Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice, 1596:

"Thus hath the candle singd the moath."

[2] “Into The Fire” is an idiom meaning to change a bad situation for a worse one.

 It was part of a 15th Century fable that eventually entered the Aesop Canon.


Listening to:

I've Got Your Fire - Jenn Grant


Metallica: Moth Into Flame (Unofficial Music Video)

Re. Amy Winehouse (So Tragic)

Tony Bennett, Amy Winehouse - Body and Soul 



Disturbed - Inside The Fire [Music Video]

This song and official video presents a graphic portrayal of self harm.

It opens with the lead vocalist David Draiman warning people of its contest.

And, asking people if they, or someone they know, need help to contact a help line or professional, in their area.

I have known far, too many, myself, who have not found the help they needed, in time; such a tragedy.




National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Lifeline (@800273TALK) · Twitter


Kids Helpline,, Hotline: 1-800-688-6868 , Hotline: 1.866.996.0991 :




Take Care of Yourself. (As my Grandma always said, ‘Somebody has to.’

Best Wishes for Easter/ Ostara.


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