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see through beauty
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Published: April 8, 2015
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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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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon MG2900 series Network
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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KJdesigns8's avatar
KJdesigns8|Professional General Artist

Original concept. I like how her blue eye contrasts with the red-orange butterfly.

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dirkozz's avatar
Beautiful
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c0smicfriend| Digital Artist
I love the composition, absolutely beautiful.
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Engiru's avatar
Engiru|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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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|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I see, thank you ^^
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TheInfiniteGlow|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's avatar
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|Student General Artist
Ah and yeah I am meaning to buy some decent watercolors :)
thanks!
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MrTuRn|Professional Digital Artist
You bastard!!! this is so amazing that i feel like dusting off my watercolors today!
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kelogsloops's avatar
HAHAH! Aw gee thanks pal :D DO ITTT!!!
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Do you do any watercolor tutorials? I'd be willing to pay for them. 
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kelogsloops's avatar
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's avatar
okay^^
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TheElvishDevil's avatar
Gorgeous work :heart: I love her expression and the use of white details.
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Thank you! :D
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YOKOKY|Professional General Artist
outstanding!
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thanks!! 
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YOKOKY|Professional General Artist
You're Welcome by loloalien  
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Ginger-ninjaSquid|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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thank youu!! Aw, that's too kind of you!
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KikyouNez-sama|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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Thank you so much! AW,  you are way too kind!! :')
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