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Lotus Fairy

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A fairy for my niece Rio. Mom's reaction: "You're giving a 3 year old a picture of a naked fairy?"

[edited: 2011/01/29]
Fiddled with the colors, added some elements, and gave her some clothing.

I used several brushes from :iconcharfade: - very useful! =)
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Lynneblue's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Wow, that's so beautiful! <img src="…" width="26" height="17" alt=":love:" title="Love"/>
I especially love her hair and the lighting! Great job!
Firstly, I feel the need to say that your piece of artwork is deceitfully mind-blowing.Your method of putting your thoughts into your art is finely unbelievable. It is visible to me that you applied yourself to the fullest with your all-inclusive expanse of abilities. The tone of this work is greatly correct for the metaphor that I feel you are trying to capture, but with thought this statement is probably superfluous. However, I expect that your use of dimension could have been done better as I feel that it can't compete with the capability obvious in the whole of the art work. Finally I would like to mention that it has been a pleasure to write this comment for you and I feel it will enable you to maximize the potential of your creation.
ValliantCreations's avatar
Thanks! And I agree, the use of dimention (especially with her feet) could have been better. ;)
DoubleKrossed's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

First of all, this is gorgeous. A few points: her hand looks a little large. I think it's actually properly proportionate, but I think for a fairy it would look better if it were a bit thinner and more delicate--especially because her arms and shoulders look thin and delicate.
The light-line on her right leg--the leg closest to the viewer--on both the front and the back is rough--could definitely use a smoother edge.
Last, there's something disconcerting between the nose-forehead the hair of the fairy. Maybe the head looks a little flat, or maybe the face is a little bland, I'm not quite sure, but it looks a little off.

Now the good stuff: The light in the piece is brilliant. I totally love it. The light (magic?) in the flowers is great, especially the soft glow from the almost-out-of-frame flower. I love the subtlety in that second flower. The purple flowers and the grass arching overhead give it tremendous depth and delineate scale without being obvious. I like the soft blue-white at the top of the painting--it gives it more depth and mystery than a black sky or a starfield would.
The pose of the fairy is gorgeous, and the wings are so beautiful and gorgeously rendered.
Overall, this is a beautiful piece.
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ichuly's avatar
this is incredible!
ValliantCreations's avatar
Thanks. :) I worked on it a looong time. It went through many revisions. ;)
laurenskeller's avatar
really amazing, i love it! the colors, the expression, all the scenery. really is great, perfect, impressing!!
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SandboxAlchemy's avatar
This is lovely! The lighting really captures the moment, and her hair is incredible! :)
ValliantCreations's avatar
Thanks! I spent a good month working on it. She went through several hair colors, but the pink somehow worked out the best by far.
ladyarah's avatar
I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 36 - Recaps! Part 1", you can find it here: [link]
NiAnluain's avatar

I've featured this here: [link] until I can be arsed doing a new journal! Such great work!

ValliantCreations's avatar
Cool, thanks! =D Sorry it's taken so long for me to get back to you - I was moving.
Agnes-Arelia's avatar
Wow, those colours are absolutely enchanting and I love the expression on her face. Definitely one of the most beautiful fairies I've seen here on dA! :)
shywriter13's avatar
SOOO GOOOOD!!!truly enchanting
gold-rose's avatar
A member of :icondalinksystem: Linked this piece and it is featured here >>>>>> [link]

P.S. sorry for the delay :iconbowplz:
ValliantCreations's avatar
Cool! Thanks! I'll check that out - it seems like a great idea. :)
gold-rose's avatar
you're welcome :) it is :nod:
celticdemon13's avatar
you seriously have some crazy mad skills! I absolutely love it. The detail that you have in every aspect in it is absolutely stunning. It all flows together very well without distracting from the many item, the fairy.
ValliantCreations's avatar
Thank you! I actually took two or three different passes (a 'pass' for me being a two or three day stretch of tweaking) with weeks in between to get it to that level. I'm hoping I'll be a bit more efficient in the future. ;)
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