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Melancholy of the Butterfly
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Published: October 4, 2002
© 2002 - 2019 zancan
graphite pencil on A3 paper sheet
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Aito-Susi|Hobbyist General Artist
This is so lovely! :) I'm just staring at the leaves, all of those little details that bring the forest alive. It is inspiring to watch this, see all of the work you must have put into it and how it all wraps together beautifully and naturally. Working on greyscale really brings the lights and shadows onto the pedestal, making it so important to get it just right. I really enjoy watching the harmonious layers of lights and shadows and how everything pops out from the paper. I think it's really easy to make things disappear into the paper, to have everything in one layer and have no depth in there: this work doesn't have that problem! :) It is wonderfully executed! I was delighted to find this work from your gallery.
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katerinaroy|Professional Traditional Artist
Exquisite detail work, sir. I'm in love with your work! Roughly how many hours did you put into this drawing?
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ObscureDemon|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man that is AMAZING!!
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choperdan|Hobbyist General Artist
very cool !
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beachelf's avatar
:icondennisblakeplz: Awesomeness!
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CirisART|Professional Traditional Artist
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Neostal|Student Traditional Artist
Such great anatomy... !
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Just wondering (in my never-ending quest to practice digital colouring with my new tablet) do you mind if I colour this for you and repost it to dA, quoting you and this artwork in the description? I can't guarantee I'll do it justice but I'll certainly put a lot of time into it.
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zancan|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, if it helps, no problem.
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Barkindji's avatar
Thanks. I'll let you know as soon as I have time to get this one done :)
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Caffeine21's avatar
wonderful, magical, beautiful shading and light, the vision.. pure love for this piece.
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madmadman01| General Artist
holy testicle Tuesday

this is perhaps the most brilliant piece of pencilwork I've ever had the privilege to see
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MichaelNorwood|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing and beautiful work, Michaël. Love this. :clap:
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dugbud62|Hobbyist General Artist
Thinking thinking thinking.
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Keltix2006's avatar
It's a wonder!!!!
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The detail is amazing down to her hip bone and tree bark.
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jjkiefer|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great drawing!
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usedcanvas|Hobbyist General Artist
If more needs to be said , let me say "Thank you" I got here through a link and have grown to love the link,s of other artist,s
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shell31| Traditional Artist
Wow i love this drawing!!!!! It's really beautiful!!!!!
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Neil-Macleod|Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible detailing !!
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amazing work!
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This is great! the lighting, shading, anatomy and lifelike bark on the trees must have taken a very long time! The only thing is bing a girl sitting on a tree like that would be very painful but then again I do have a bit more mass to hold up than a fairy :]
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CanveySue|Hobbyist Photographer
I love this, it is as though you have captured a private moment in a secret forest of the imagination. Wonderful
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