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Lotus Fairy by ValliantCreations Lotus Fairy by ValliantCreations
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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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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The Artist thought this was FAIR
4 out of 5 deviants thought this was fair.

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Critique by Lynneblue Feb 11, 2011, 2:12:18 AM
Wow, that's so beautiful! :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.
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Gwendolyn1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Gorgeous work! :)
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ichuly Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is incredible!
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks. :) I worked on it a looong time. It went through many revisions. ;)
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laurenskeller Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Photographer
really amazing, i love it! the colors, the expression, all the scenery. really is great, perfect, impressing!!
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thankie thankie! :D
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ephemeratics Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is lovely! The lighting really captures the moment, and her hair is incredible! :)
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011   Digital Artist
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.
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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]
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NiAnluain Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hay!

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

~Eithne
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011   Digital Artist
Cool, thanks! =D Sorry it's taken so long for me to get back to you - I was moving.
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Agnes-Arelia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
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! :)
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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shywriter13 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Writer
SOOO GOOOOD!!!truly enchanting
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you. :)
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gold-rose Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A member of :icondalinksystem: Linked this piece and it is featured here >>>>>> [link]


P.S. sorry for the delay :iconbowplz:
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Cool! Thanks! I'll check that out - it seems like a great idea. :)
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gold-rose Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :) it is :nod:
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celticdemon13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
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ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011   Digital Artist
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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VictorIWM Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student
awesome ^^
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks~
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PhoeniXea Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
She is not so naked... she is fairy after all and I don't think that they are even always dressed ;). But she looks amazing!
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ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011   Digital Artist
She was naked in the last version - I've clothed her in moss so that she doesn't have one of those annoying 'you are about to view adult content' blocks. ;)
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valeriuccia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
OMG O__O" ...I love all in this image!!! ALL! :love:
Great work with the color!!! :clap:
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ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks, The color was what I was playing with the most in this. ;)
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LaDy-SHiNe Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I think I'm in love with her. :heart:
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011   Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure it's not healthy to fall in love with a fae... there've been stories... ;)
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anyahunter Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Beautiful!
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ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks~
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome too!
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ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks. =)
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Very beautiful!:iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! =D The slow clap animation made my day. :D
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phraisohn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
LOVE!!
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ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks. ;D
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Emmabeauty88 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
beautiful
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christinahedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Artist
i love ur work ur very talented!
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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christinahedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student Artist
ur welcome:)
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mrcbax Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice I like it :)
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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mrcbax Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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anniejo82 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
It's so beautiful :love:! I especially love the red hair :thumbsup:
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks. I've come to realize that I do a lot of characters with red hair. o.O
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dulce-magix12 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
woow cutee!
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:iconvalliantcreations:
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks~
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dulce-magix12 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
anything, cutee ;)
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ClownDomain Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh ,nice coloes.
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