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FireFly by MichaelShapcott FireFly by MichaelShapcott
Firefly
Acrylic, Graphite, Oil
12"x16" on Canvas

Watch the Painting a Painting video:
Vimeo -- [link]
YouTube -- [link]

Visit my website at www.Michael-Shapcott.com
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:icontlmale:
tlmale Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
This is Beautiful!!!
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:iconsavvyann123:
savvyann123 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
This girl reminds me of Katniss from the Hunger Games (:
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ivanlupiba Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
i like your style, full of emotions.. O.o
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:icontheuglycrow:
theuglycrow Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Credit & Feedback:
:target: I used this painting on college :deviation: :pointr: here :heart:
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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:iconkhadija86:
khadija86 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional
wow after i saw the video i'm impressed
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:icongrey-noise:
Grey-Noise Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I saw the YouTube video of the making of this AGES ago.
I must say, I was and still am mighty impressed. :clap:
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
I featured this.
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
I featured this.
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H-666-S Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I love your pictures. Your art is very inspiring. Whenever I see a painting of you, I need to start a new painting !
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:iconkanchanmahon:
KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
stunning, she shines
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:iconindignantmushroom:
indignantmushroom Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
My favorite work of yours.
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:iconamura-sama:
Amura-sama Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
I love your pictures!!! Where you are using oil and where you are using acrylic on your works? *sorry for my badly english=_=*
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:iconle-jour-du-mort:
le-jour-du-mort Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
I love the expression in her eyes
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   Photographer
beautiful portrait very present and beautiful soft colors...!!!
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:iconfrancundo:
Francundo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Excelente
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:iconelync:
elync Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
I watched the video, and the working process is so incredibly inspiring and radiates creativity! I'm so happy you put it up and share it, gives a much deeper understanding of the work. Lovely piece!
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Featured in a news story -- [link]
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dark-desire-baby Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
omg! I absolutely love how you do these, the colour, the technique, everything!!! :D You have a phenomenal talent!! :D
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draumstafur Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The blue and reddish pink complement each other really well :heart:
I also really love her expression.
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iPissOnYou Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
OMG i just cant stop watching the video of u making the painting on youtube! itīs so beautiful! :O and i was so thrilled when i found out you had deviantart so i could send you a comment ^^ keep the up the awesomeness :D
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:iconmeteoras:
MeteoraS Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
wow :winner:
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:icontenderlysharp:
TenderlySharp Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
a sense of life
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xxxxTaraxxxx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
this is absolutley amazing wow well done!
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:iconkikkette:
kikkette Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
sooo refreshing
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
i absolutely LOVE the blue you use in your paintings. it is so incredibly beautiful. excellent job!
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MagicalFingers Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Congratulations! This piece has been FEATURED in my latest news article, "Autumn Fragility"! Don't forget to give it a fave! Have a great day!
[link] :heart:
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cynical-chan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is really awe inspiring.
This is incredible.
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Wyrdling Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured on my profile page <3
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:iconschweik:
Schweik Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
Beautiful, amazing, thanks for share...
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:iconsmilewithlove:
smilewithlove Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
wow, I can almost feel the wind
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DM7 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa, I really love it. I never thought just two colors with hair bieng a nice contrast would give it a powerful magical feeling. Time to tone down my color range and aim for something like that. Thank you so much for this awesome inspiration. It is truly breathtaking and I'm sad I can't express how beautiful it is because saying it in words end up sounding 100 times uglier. :(

Oh well, super work! :+fav:
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louly Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Great colours, I love it :)
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Stephg68 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
phenomenal :)
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:iconmadkaye:
madkaye Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
I can't stop looking at this. Its on my favorites, and I keep coming back. Your work is very inspiring.
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fattitude2001 Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredibly beautiful! Happy creating!
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k-proj Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
ugh amazing. i wish i knew how you did what you do
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Acalewia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hey, great painting, I love it, I'm gonna :+fav: it.;)
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:iconsnapesgem:
SnapesGem Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
This is just beautiful, I love the way the colours work and I would never have thought to use those mediums together :D Nicely done friend!
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:iconinoala:
InoaLa Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
you have been featured [link] :)
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:iconstarrynienna:
starrynienna Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's the youtube video again? The way you kick off the song cracks me up! :XD:
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Growing-up-artist Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
It leaves me speechless , her eyes that look means a thousand words.
Could you explain why some of your works have that part of blue in their faces like the mesaage you wanna give by it?
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:iconakandael:
Akandael Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Beautiful!

I've noticed you seem to use blue on faces a lot. Is there a reason for this? :?
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:iconemersonstem:
EmersonStem Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
how'd you keep the graphite from smudging?
do you use a fixative?
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:iconmichaelshapcott:
MichaelShapcott Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Yep. I use Krylon's Workable Fixatif.
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:iconemersonstem:
EmersonStem Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
I see!
Thank you!
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:iconemersonstem:
EmersonStem Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
her face is beautiful
You did an amazing job on her nose, looks like it is real, like I could reach out and poke her nose! :D
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SongofArianrhod Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008   General Artist
Beautiful beautiful work! I love the colors! There is so much feeling to your works!
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:iconplumkari:
Plumkari Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008   Traditional Artist
Your color scheme is intense, I feel like she is freezing to death, the matchstick girl maybe.
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:iconfictionalfacts:
fictionalfacts Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Really gorgeous. The colors are great, and the eyes are absolutely powerful.

Unique and fantastic. <3 Can't think of any criticism.
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October 11, 2008
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Camera Data

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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D40
Shutter Speed
10/200 second
Aperture
F/4.8
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Oct 10, 2008, 1:19:09 PM