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Rose Fairy

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By Ironshod   |   
Published: May 19, 2011
© 2011 - 2020 Ironshod
This new gothic style fairy is based around a theme of roses and thorns. Beauty and pain. The fairy is draw to the beauty of the flowers. Like a drug they entice her, but the thorns scratch and her sadness remains.
Or of course you might think it means something entirely different :) That's the great thing about fantasy art, it can mean whatever the viewer wants it to :)

I used a photo of the lovely *faestock as reference when painting the figure. I hope she comes back and posts photos on DA again soon. They have been a great source of inspiration to many people, and are always a pleasure to look through.
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EverildWolfdenHobbyist Digital Artist
Ohmigosh.  This is the painting that I had a poster of above my bed at uni.  It was such an inspiration to me, especially when I was going through a rough patch.  I always saw it the entirely opposite view - no matter the pain and scratches from the thorns in life, there is still beauty to be found.  That's how I always saw it, anyway.
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Ms-ShadowCrimsonHobbyist Traditional Artist
She's pretty :heart:
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MaySadet1991Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful
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bahawyjStudent Interface Designer
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Enchanting! Superb Piece!
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I really like most of your art. But this one I love!
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mega-AWESOME-dorkHobbyist General Artist
Yay! Roses are one of my favorite flowers! And I may be to old, but I like fairies!
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SILV3RLIN3Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work, as usual!
My love of this piece is that I see that the fairy and the rose are one and the same. She is beautiful and draws you to her, but her thorned wings and heart can draw pain.
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J'aime tellement votre travail, les couleurs sont resplendissantes, les  effets d'arrière plan sont superbe.
J'adore tout, tout, tout , les roses ainsi que les épines et la jeune fille qui sera blessée d'une manière ou
d'une autre.
Merci de votre partage

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I simply love this. The details in the face are fantastic. It's not cartoony like so many fairy pictures are. The blending of colors are beautiful.
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Ha beauty and pain because of the thorns and petals, I've thought of that once but then just thought no one will understand it but I guess.......I'm not alone!!!

Well anyway your pic is full of beauty and elegance!!
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Love it  ....     I just out two and two together as I was thinking you were posting Anne's work but you are Anne ..  Amazing work as I have some of your work on my walls as I bought some huge Fairy Paintings as your Fairies are like the Cast Resin ones I collect as my computer den it full of them :)    the image above is just amazing and I got a book tonight called  Gothic Art as it has your work in there as well..   You made the cover of that book as I even seen the cast resin of her on Ebay ...  maybe :)  
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xXShinigamiNoroiXxHobbyist General Artist
Are you Anne Stokes or someone else just asking not saying your the real person? Because I love her art, yes I'm a fan of her/your art. :D
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mairikraProfessional Traditional Artist
Beautiful and sad.
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CrazyWriter10Hobbyist Writer
Your art is just so amazing! The anatomy is flawless, the color balances it out, and the shading is absoultely perfect. I also love the color choices.
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jeanmaryanneHobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work!
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misswings89 Digital Artist
sorry for the late comment.but i love this
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LittleFawnsPhotosHobbyist Photographer
I have featured your beautiful fairy in my journal [link] :clap:
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i can't stop stareing into her eyes.
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