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December 22, 2011
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White Fairy

By MartaNael

As someone here in DA recently said, I feel a bit like a coward when uploading something that doesn't fit my usual style and what my watchers are used to see. I sometimes feel Fantasy art is a bit kitsch, especially fairies :/ But they seem to love fantasy art and fairies in Ed.Babylon.. So I tried to mix their likes and mines to some extend. That's why I tried to avoid the typical cliche of a colorful fairy with butterfly wings and tried to portray a cold and evil fairy, yet innocent and attractive, instead.

Everything painted from scratch in Photoshop CS4 with my beloved wacom Graphire 4 Lots of self-portraits as reference. Butterflies reference is from Background is a blurry matte painting.

About 50 hours including the time to think about what to do, taking the pics with my cam for the references and looking up for some more on the net!

Closeup here: White Fairy - Detail by MartaNael

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wooow.I started writing a book and I really want to be able to insert illustrations of the characters between the pages. When I look at your work, I get even more inspired. It's a pity I can't draw

cretiveladie's avatar
Oh wow. This is great.
KCStylus's avatar
Oh this is pretty
nostalgitoons's avatar
what a beautiful lady
11002277's avatar
OMG!!! That one is my favourite!!!
justalotofweird's avatar
This is beautiful!
chillher's avatar
vacnuo's avatar
I like her claws
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WolfinaTheGreat's avatar
I love the value and the color really suits the mood for the fairy that gives that mysterious vibe. ^_^
Cattythecupcake's avatar
She's so pretty!!! :D
tvtable's avatar
Love fairies, and this is really good.
SVSeaGypsea's avatar
Strikingly beautiful
scrolling through, I thought wow these are excellent. truly gifted, then I see this piece and I am speechless. well done.
Branawen's avatar
Magickal and Tender! You are truly gifted!
Keep up the sacred flame
empathslikeme's avatar
MartaNael I must express just how incredibly beautiful this picture is! You have such a extraordinary level of detail and realism you put into your works of art and your are a extremely talented artist!

This is going straight into my favorites folder.

And I would love this equally even if she wasn't modeled after one of my favorite actresses, Bryce Dallas Howard. ;) 
SirenDrake's avatar
I like when fairies are depicted with something otherworldly in their appearance.  If they look like humans with wings, they tend to give off a vibe of humans in costumes instead of actual fairies.
InspireliriumArchive's avatar
someone has reposted your art and asking for 20points for it : Fantasy Snow Girl by Luna-Serphine
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Thanks <3

Already reported >_<
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