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For Shalpin - Butterfly Fae by Pagan-Inspiration For Shalpin - Butterfly Fae by Pagan-Inspiration
This is the first of my '10 Free Sketches', and I must say I'm very pleased with it! :boogie: I think my muse must have been whispering in my ear the entire time, because there's lots of 'firsts' in here for me. There's lots of little things I could go in and fix, but I'm NOT TOUCHING it, because every time I've ever gone in with pencil and eraser to 'just fix one thing', it gets all bollixed up.

For :iconshalpin:, from who I got the original tag to do the project. this is what he requested:

"If you need a start point, I really like Wise Winds and it reminded me of one of my favorite artists, Brian Froud so perhaps some kind of fairy or other fantastic creature would be good. Oh and I liked the 'halo' on it and I have Irish roots, so if you can throw some kind of celtic reference in there, in a Mucha stylee, so much the better."

Hope you like it, and thanks so much for the request, it was very fun and inspiring to do!

Stock reference from :iconiardacil-stock: and her lovely pose 'Feel the storm 1' [link]
Thanks so much to you too! :hug:

This sketch/drawing also made me realize what a great source of references and ideas deviantART is. I always knew it, but not untill you need to know how to draw something you've never done before does it really become apparent! :D

(Oh, and P.S.-sorry for the big ugly watermark, but I just dont want to become a victim to art theft. :()
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BeAuTfUl-NiGhTmArE May 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
looks wonderful =) great feeling
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Pagan-Inspiration Oct 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, and sorry for the late reply! D:
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BeAuTfUl-NiGhTmArE Nov 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
no problem :) ...to both XD
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staino Jan 23, 2008   Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :clap:
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Pagan-Inspiration Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :blowkiss:
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Pagan-Inspiration Jan 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, for the comment and the fav! :hug:
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silvergabetha834 Jan 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
great pose, love how well her proportions feel under the dress and in the arms. Very nice.
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Pagan-Inspiration Jan 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :hug: I'm super happy with how this came out. :D
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