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Shh... I'll keep you safe... by Renilicious Shh... I'll keep you safe... by Renilicious
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A little fairy protects the magic butterflies from the nightbirds who would otherwise have them for a twilight snack.


Both a commission piece and an entry to `chasing-butterflies "Extraordinary Butterflies" contest.

I don't know if it's very extraordinary, but I love it. Pulled out all the stops for this one too.

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Fairy: Courtesy of Ginevre Marlow (used with permission).
Background: Purchased at Renderosity (and reworked a HELL of a lot).
Butterflies: Purchased at Renderosity
Trees & birds brush: ~spiritsighs-stock
Lightrays brush: *miss69-stock
Reference for wings: ~cosmos-Resources
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:icongoldielocks30:
goldielocks30 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
amazing work :love:
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconjamers8x2:
Jamers8x2 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Wow, beautiful!
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:iconjamais08:
jamais08 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
this is awsm :w00t: i really like the concept :blowkiss: good job :D
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:iconkittyd:
KittyD Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful sweetie. :clap:
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:icon3ddream:
3ddream Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
amazing piece
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:iconvisualpoetress:
VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008   Digital Artist
Such a beautiful creation :)
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.:)
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:icongrimfairyreaper:
grimfairyreaper Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Wow this really is a beautiful piece!
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much!
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:icongrimfairyreaper:
grimfairyreaper Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
you are welcome. it really is!
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:icontwosilverstars:
twosilverstars Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, she's lovely! I really like the saturated blues in her dress. It glows :)
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008   Digital Artist
That is really beautiful, and the lighting is perfect! Can't think of anything to critique!!!
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thanks! I am glad you like it.
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:iconshadowelve:
Shadowelve Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh this is breathtaking... I love the soft colors and the emotions of it! Awesome =)
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconfooledsweetness:
Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
this is BEAUTIFUL I love the colors and the glow
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcryingsorceress:
cryingsorceress Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
I shouldn't say much since I'm judging :lol: but this is beautiful. It's such a sweet manip and the atmosphere is great.
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:iconviika:
Viika Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Beautiful and magical!
Everything looks very good and natural, well blended and composed. I love it!
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:icondeathbycanon-stock:
deathbycanon-stock Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
beautiful - love the lighting
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :) Coming from you, that's a lovely compliment.
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:iconlyntaylor:
LynTaylor Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Professional Writer
Hi there :D Just a quick note to let you know that you have been featured over at my journal [link] :blowkiss:
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, you're a doll. Thanks!
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:iconlyntaylor:
LynTaylor Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Professional Writer
:D Any time :hug:
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:iconpulbern:
pulbern Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The lighting on the wings is simply magical!
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it too, thanks so much. :)
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:iconhealersmoon:
Healersmoon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
This is simply stunning!! I love the way everything has a beautiful glow to it! A definite winner!!
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks heaps! :)
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:icondianar87:
dianar87 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely :love:
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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:iconflutterbyefaery:
flutterbyefaery Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
gorgeous!
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlyntaylor:
LynTaylor Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Professional Writer
Wow! Just love the colours in this :love: AND just how do you get that glow happening? Mine are always so dull :( Beautiful work :thumbsup:
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thanks. Which particular glow are you enquiring after? There's lots of glowy parts. Happy to tell all. :)
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:iconlyntaylor:
LynTaylor Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Professional Writer
On the tips of the wings, mostly. I just can't seem to get any impact when I try 'glow' :(
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah... on a new layer, get soft brush, change the colour to white (or whatever glowy colour you want) and click once. Set that layer to "screen" blend mode and then play with the opacity a bit. I often do a couple of clicks with the highlight tool on the background behind it to give it that extra bit of oomph in the surrounding areas - used that on the butterflies.
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:iconlyntaylor:
LynTaylor Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Professional Writer
Cool :D Thanks for that. Will try and get in a bit of play time in between covers and packing for Sydney on Friday :hug:
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
A marvelous work, its got all those lovely elements of light and mist and mystery and magic. :)

The only suggestions I might have would be to dup the wing layer and every so slightly offset and glow the underlayer set for a bit of depth and extra soft light to them. :) Pretty darn nifty as it is though..
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, that's a good idea, thanks! I'll give it a try. And thank you for the compliments. Hopefully I can make it better.
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:iconcinnamoncandy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work.
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconchasing-butterflies:
chasing-butterflies Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
:clap: Wonderful - thanks for entering!
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:iconroblfc1892:
roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
great, i love it
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconidalarsenart:
IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
love it :clap:
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Professional Photographer
something about the whole piece just.. doesnt click. I think its the lack of a spotlight, which i just feel should be there..

Its a marvelous piece ren, it really is breathtaking, but i think the lighting is slightly off

I hope it was an ok crit :)
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