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Rebirth of a Black Moth
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By luana   |   Watch
Published: July 14, 2004
© 2004 - 2019 luana
Well, first I really really want to thank you all guys for all the comments and favs you gave to my humble piece of art.. I could never expected it would happen like this and in fact I considered it unfinished, so before I could read your words I worked on it over and over, so now I'm not sure I have not broken that perfection you managed to find in the older version.. I hope you'll like this one no less..

This time I show it in bigger size (maybe a little different cropping 'cause it was not wallpaper size, but I really don't think it had any important details at sides).

I added butterflies as I imagined in about the time I first submitted it. I was not sure I would add them, that was just a thought. And after I had done it they seemed a bit disturbing to me. Maybe too messy in that space. But without them it remained some weird emptiness I could afford to my soul..

Many hours of thinking how I could place them better in the right place of the piece to save the charm they gave and not to make it too busy were exhausting.. They broke my life to pieces that evening.. Everything was falling from my hands making me mad.. All plans failed.. I was hungry and tired.. Finally the piece seemed completely disturbing to me.. And it took a lot to reach harmony again and look at it with a fresh feel.. But I managed to find beauty and make it grow..

The moment I was in love with it again I found the meaning behind it.. it was unveiled by the butterflies (that's why I'm going to leave them there).. At the first version I thought of some kind of alien queen wandering through some strange underground world where fields and meadows of glowing moss give mysterious shining to stony walls.. I considered her to go deepper and farther into some cove full of light..

After all the changes I had another vision. She was butterflies' queen.. But she had no wings, so I had to think on it more.. And finally!! I understood.. She was about to become butterfly.. One step farther to the light and it would give her wings.. So now she was not going into depth of the cove, she was going to the outside world. it was rebirth of the dark soul.. a moth that used to fly the last dance around the nightlight.. Now she's going to become a light creature to leave the world of her same old darkness full of sorrows and pain.. And all the light souls came to celebrate that moment..

Well, I hope the final meaning was not disappointing to you.. I just have to say that I couldn't really consider what it meant just after finishing the painting, as it usually happens.. Now I can see it and it's not that far from what you thought of it..

Also a little changing of color.. I'm still not completely satisfied with it, I just made it a little more contrasty and shiny.. Hope it doesn't make it much worse and leaves the main points of perfection as they were..

Again thank you all :rose:

I love you :heart:
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ariya-saccaStudent General Artist
It looks beautiful!
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*hugs classy, adorable, and pretty alien lady*
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i absolutely love it and the description is so touching :happycry:
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I love this painting, always as my wallpaper =)
Thank you !
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Don't know if you will get this message or not, as I see it is from years ago...but, if you do, I want to say that I love this painting. Period. It spoke to me, and you should know that your "final meaning", was exactly what I felt, and saw!!! It is beautiful!! The meaning is beautiful. I would love to have this. If that is a possibility, would you please let me know??? Sincerely, Debbie. (debeelyn@gmail.com).
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Mysterious Beauty!
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feature [link] :blackrose:
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very nice work with deep meaning... love it :iconblackheartplz:
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It is awesomely good!Exellent work!:)
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magical... perfect... muy valioso...[link]
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It. is. wonderful. ! .! .!
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uuuuuuuuuuuuu love it!
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Can I use this picture in a slideshow for a song on youtube?
It's not for commercial use,just for fun...
I'll credit you and give link back :)
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I absolutely adore this wallpaper - I've been using it for months!
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Absolutely gorgeous.. great work =D
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This is beautiful! Great work... ;)
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This is just haunting, excellent work.
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Magically Beautiful.


And so much work, rewarded I hope!
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Simplemente... emocionante.
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Beautiful piece. I love the color scheme.
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