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Back in high school, I had to develop concepts for my final art piece, and one of them was for the 'butterfly'. See, I've always had this idea that the butterfly can symbolize a type of fake, illusive beauty. They're pretty when you look at them from afar, but coming from somebody with insectophobia, they freak me out and frankly, they're not so pretty up close.

So in relation to us, as people, sometimes we're a little like butterflies; we can be pretty on the outside, but it doesn't take much to see through the facade, and face the ugly truth.

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Some more of my other work

    Tangled: I See the Light by kelogsloops   her eye wanders by kelogsloopsSilence of the Brave by kelogsloops
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dirkozz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017
Beautiful
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c0smicfriend Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016   Digital Artist
I love the composition, absolutely beautiful.
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Engiru Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,

This looks beautiful~ I really love the splatters...it really gives off the traditional vibes =w=

Did you do this with pen too? Just curious :>

Thanks!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Thank you so much! The splatters are sooo fun to do hehe, possibly one of my favourite parts :D

I don't use pen actually! The lines are done with a 4B pencil.
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Engiru Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I see, thank you ^^
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TheInfiniteGlow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey how do you make those white highlights?
I only have watercolor pencils, but I'm trying lol, I know you don't used a colored pencil for them, or white out...
If it is white out that's some nice stuff there.
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
I use a white gel pen!
I'm not too fond of watercolour pencils because they keep that clear pencil texture, so I'd recommend trying even a cheap watercolour cake set if anything!
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TheInfiniteGlow Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Ah and yeah I am meaning to buy some decent watercolors :)
thanks!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
YAY! 
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TheInfiniteGlow Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Student General Artist
:D
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MrTuRn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You bastard!!! this is so amazing that i feel like dusting off my watercolors today!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
HAHAH! Aw gee thanks pal :D DO ITTT!!!
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nanathalie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Do you do any watercolor tutorials? I'd be willing to pay for them. 
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Ah, I haven't yet, but I'm intending to make videos in future!! I'll let you knowonce I do hehe
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nanathalie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist
okay^^
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Gorgeous work :heart: I love her expression and the use of white details.
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Thank you! :D
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
outstanding!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
thanks!! 
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're Welcome by loloalien  
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Ginger-ninjaSquid Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the symbolism behind this piece. It is amazingly done and its story adds to the painting's elegance. I love the way you use watercolors, they turn out so beautifully.
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
thank youu!! Aw, that's too kind of you!
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KikyouNez-sama Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This must be the most amazing concept I ever seen.
And (sorry for my english) I just felt in love with it.
It is so beautiful.
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Thank you so much! AW,  you are way too kind!! :')
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sherbear1956 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful work!!  I just love the colors and the flow of the lines!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Thank you so much! 
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Glanzfell Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is one of the reasons I followed you c:
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
:') reading this makes me so happy. IM GLAD I MADE THIS THEN!!!
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LionheartedPhoenix Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the idea behind this. You've drawn it beautifully too!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Thank you!!
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Yamikou Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
REALLY AMAZING!!!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
THANK YOUU!! :iconasdfghplz:
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RadiantGloom Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Your concept is so beautiful and profound and wonderful, but SOMEHOW no matter how closely I LOOK all I manage to SEE is a SUPER AMAZING WORK OF ART YOU LIAR //throws tables at you
No but seriously this is stunning!!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
EX-CUSEEEE YOU. YOU AINT THROWIN NO CHAIRS AT ME PAL

//throws table back at you

Seriously you always make me giggle HAHAHHA AND SMILE AT THE SAME TIME IFRIGGINLYYYYYY
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RadiantGloom Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student General Artist
OUCH NO STOP //cries

Hahaha, I'm glad ^^
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
So gorgeous! Simply stunning!












I had a similar idea once Celestial by KanchanCollage
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
WAAAAH!! ♥_
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner May 6, 2015   Traditional Artist
:heart:
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Sevani-Ag Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student
Really beautiful!!! 
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Thank you!
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RobertEarlWaterman Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
I love this one.  The concept is exceptional.  I also like your signature.  I actually rarely sign mine, because I don't like my signature..lol.  Yours is a well thought out concept in itself.
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
thank you! It was definitely a strange concept, but I really was happy with how it turned out.
HAHAHA FOR REAL? I always thought my signature was a little weird and just kinda boring. Always looked up to such awesoem artists with awesome signatures, so i feel kinda shy haha. 
Whaat! But you have to sign your work! People need to know you are you!
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Andarielbat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
♥ Thank you!
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To-Ka-Ro Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
One of my favorite pieces by you so far! The paint splatters almost make the piece seem violent, which I think is so interesting paired with the theme of "beauty". I think personally this would look great also as a phone case :D
(Also, I think I read on your Facebook you were having trouble with this piece because of your insectophobia?? Ah, I was so sad to hear that, sorry! :'( )
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
TOKAROOO!!~~ Thank you so much!! 

The paint splatters are definitely to create the sense of imperfection, flaw. We see butterflies--they are beautiful. We see perfection--bound by lines, precision, proportion and balance. So to disrupt it and break up what's so perfect, precise and beautiful, was to kinda emulate the idea of how easy, temporary and fake beauty is? It's a little weird and long-winded of a concept, I can go on about it for hours!!! But I don't like my interpretation or story, I'm more interested in what other people see and can read!

YES HAHHAHA. I HAVE INSECTOPHOBIA OMG. Don't be sorry, it's nothing to be sad about! All my friends laughed haha. It's nothing that makes me cry at night, I just get paranoid and really tingly and scared and wimpy and screamy. It sucks, but it's doing me no harm!
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To-Ka-Ro Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ah, gosh , no, I would love hearing your concepts for hours <3 <3 <3 Hearing from other artists and how they express ideas in a piece makes me really excited and happy :D
I love how your idea is almost like "Beauty interrupted", you know? 

Ahhhh, lol, I see myself doing the same thing around most bugs. Most of the time I just yell gibberish and get super jumpy (although, to be fair, I've had some small incidents before ^^; ). Most of the time I laugh it off in the aftermath lol X')
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Awgh thank you!!! Definitely! It's always so nice to listen to artists talk about what inspires their work and ideas etc. Always so interesting!!!

HAHA. I have to get my nearest friend/family member to save me in the circumstance of a insect/spider confrontal. usually consists of me screaming for mom to save me.
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To-Ka-Ro Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Actually, on that subject, if someone hasn't made a podcast on that, someone should!
I already listen to one on SoundCloud called "Song Exploder" that is the same way, but with music. 

Is it your mom that usually saves you? For me, it's my dad...and usually, it's with snakes more than insects *shudders* 
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Oooooo 'Song Exploder'... that sounds cool already hAHHA.

YES ITS MY MOM! My parents are divorced and I live wit mamadawg, so she's my superhero and saves me from insects and spider invasions. Wait WHAT THE HELL. YOU GET SNAKES?
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