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Dark Mystic Redux by LiquidFaeStudios Dark Mystic Redux by LiquidFaeStudios
I did this as a "get motivated" painting. Sometimes I get bogged down with lengthy paintings and feel like i will never finish, so I did a quicky  for that instant gratification sort of feeling. hopefully to get my ass in gear and get to work. This is a redo of a redo - which has been redrawn more times than painted, and goes all the way back to 2004.

I redid the original in 2009, and here we are again. Its been a long time since i've really painted "fairies" and it was actually really enjoyable to do it again. I really have a whole folder of redrawings of old paintings that I intend to do, if I ever get around to it. this was the simplest of them all, so I went with it.

Dark Mystic Compilation by LiquidFaeStudios

there are very few paintings ive redone more than once, if any?

Fun background story. I was in my senior year in college when I did the first one, and I had a free period right before lunch. I would go into the library, listen to music, and draw in my sketchbook. I got the inspiration for this looking at a book with several images of leaves- an identification guide i suppose. I realized if you split a leaf in half, it makes a neat fairy wing. "Stranger Than Your Sympathy" was playing on my headphones. 

for a long time I had no idea what to do with backgrounds, so I often left them blank with some color or texture. The second one I had been trying really hard to incorporate SOME kind of background, and I have the hang of it now, lol. Always fun to see how styles develop and change. This is my progress over a 10 year period. I can only hope that I will improved equally as much 10 years from now.

watercolor on cold press
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Nice wor
Nortstar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
it is so pretty :)
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
She seems leaned way she about to take flight?  She just looks like she's perched but falling off the front of the mushroom.
asari13 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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