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"Fairies come from a chaotic realm brimming with life force; flora and fauna materialize into existence for no apparent reason, mutate randomly, or vanish without warning. Floating islands, forests with no floor, a sky that changes color, walking mountains. Portals open and close, or change destination.

Maps and compasses are useless, and a Fae guide who knows how to follow Ley Lines and other (more stable) features of their world is a necessary traveling companion. They don't offer their services cheaply, and good luck finding someone trustworthy. Humans and other non native are cautioned against staying for long, short trips are invigorating and can cure disease, injury, and can even reverse some of the detrimental effects of aging, but the longer the stay, the less predictable the effect on the body. It's best if you leave before you grow an extra limb or spontaneously turn into a flock of birds.

They find it difficult to sympathize with mortal views on life and death, or our natural affinity for order and reason. They're not evil creatures, but living in constant chaos where the consequences of one's actions can be unpredictable enough to feel almost irrelevant, has left them with a pretty loose to non existent moral code."

8.5"x11", about 23 hours

Watercolor with acryla-gouache, flashe vinyl paint*, and a little white gel pen and colored pencil on acid free art board.

*I use flashe vinyl paint in payne's grey for under painting my shadows, it's quite similar to acryla gouache and comes in decent sized containers. I use payne's grey for most of my shadows.

Original and prints available on Etsy 

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JozefBalaz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
JussiPe Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work.
Sidonie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of my favourite pieces of yours to date!  I have watched you for many years, and this one definitely has to be one of the best.  I love the blurb, the concept, and the execution is flawless!  I adore the colours, textures, and composition.  LOVE it :love:
The-Golem-Armada Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous piece! I like that you have a bit of story with it, too.

I like doing that with my pieces, and I feel like it adds another dimension to a narrative piece.
Evanira Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this!
dragon-man13 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing! this piece is simply amazing.
nice work there on that lovely color work and thump up as well on that
insane amount of lovely detail that you have accomplish there as well :)
FurkanHolmes Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
it's wonderful ! :) 
EpineQueen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
Marvelous, the ribcage and skull hidden in the luscious greenery.
AdamWRodriguez Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
HeronDreams Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
This is in my top three favorite pieces by you. The details and macabre elements are executed so well, it's a very serene piece. 
vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are my mixed media idol. I just wanted to say that :)
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Submitted on
February 24, 2017
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