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Dragonfly pond by ellfi Dragonfly pond by ellfi
The dragonfly fairy is not often seen, she is very shy and is only happy when she is close to water.
Rotring pen, various size nibs ranging from 0.13 to 0.35
Size 20 x 30 inches
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:iconvioletskye19:
Violetskye19 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Loving this 🎉🎨💫
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TribalGraces Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, this is beautiful! The detail is exquisite, and the fairy peeking out from behind the grass is adorable.
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vbdragonfly Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   Photographer
dragonflies are my all time favourite... this is beautiful :heart: :blowkiss:
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DragonDew Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
WOW!!!:omg:
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Megadas Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this one a lot - excellent work!
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:iconellfi:
ellfi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Thank you very much :D
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LadyAsakura Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hey it's me again
just wanna say that I admire the details you put in your works
they are amazing
keep it going.
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:iconellfi:
ellfi Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
ohhh thank you :heart: you too :D
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LadyAsakura Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
haha ok ^^
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
enchanting... 0.13mm :wow:
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:iconellfi:
ellfi Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
It did take a while to do :D
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ELFSPHERE Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
I feel like i drank a shrink-potion :) , great capturing drawing again
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:iconellfi:
ellfi Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Oooh I wish I had a shrink-potion! I am glad you like the drawing :heart:
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MonsterNooks Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
I love those butterflies! they are really gorgeous!
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:iconellfi:
ellfi Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Thank you :D
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ahmettorun Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
A shy faerie lady, how cute! :love:
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ellfi Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
:D very shy
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ErnestAbacus Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The grasses and bugs are so real that they lend great credibility to the dragonfly fairy. Does she just like the feel of stiff grasses or is she making a fort to play it?

The precarious, narrow castle and the strangely stony hills in the background are far less real, like they belong to the world of the fairy more than the familiar trappings of nature.
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ellfi Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
well she is in fact endevouring to hide behind the grasses, she is shy but also just a tiny bit curious. The pond is intended to be a haven of tranquility which is home to a host of wild creatures and a shelter from the more harsh and barren landscape behind. The castle symbolises the power and tyranny of mankind......
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ErnestAbacus Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that's cool. I like the towering and unnnatural qualities of the castle. It's imposing and impractical and spear-like.
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ellfi Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
:D I do like to draw impractical buildings and other things :D
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, detailed work!
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ellfi Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Many thanks :iconbummy1:
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sternban Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work - with ellfi-quality :D
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:iconellfi:
ellfi Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Thank you :D :iconbummy2:
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carchelejo Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
See why I like your work so much!
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:iconellfi:
ellfi Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
I am glad you like it :D....for me the sky is not really as I would like it to be, I was trying out a different idea. skies are the most tricky thing for me when using pens :|
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carchelejo Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
I love it! I love working with Rotoring pens, mainly 0.13, but I see what you mean about sky! Very difficult with a pen but can be done. I will think of some suggestions and send a note!
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ellfi Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
the trouble I have is the 0.13 is prone to drying up and I spend ages cleaning it!! I shall be interested to hear what suggestions you might have for rendering sky :D
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carchelejo Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Tell me about it. All my 0.13s are soaking in a bottle!
Forget pens and use a pencil for the sky, work with pen through a thin wash of water. Use dots, 0.13 dots and lots of them. I will pot a picutre of a car to show what I mean.
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:iconellfi:
ellfi Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
ahhhh good tips thank you... I'd like to see the car :D
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carchelejo Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Should be in your email inbox by now.
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:iconellfi:
ellfi Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
:wow::wow::wow::wow: how long did it take to do all those dots !!!!! They look really soft dots, is that watered down ink?
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Wlotus-2307 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Amazing work and details. I wish I draw as you ;A;.
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ellfi Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
thank you so very much :heart: I do admire your drawings :D
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Hunt36 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
the sheer amount of detail you have put in blows my mind, I love the wings on the dragonflies and the spires on the castle. Seriously brilliant work
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ellfi Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
The dragonfly wings were my favourite part of this drawing. I think dragonflies are so amazing and beautiful :heart:
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Hunt36 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
they really are very beautiful creatures
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Symbolosis Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist
This is a very nice sketch, Marvelous job
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ellfi Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Thank you so much :D
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