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Rose Fairy



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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EverildWolfden's avatar
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.