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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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4 out of 5 deviants thought this was fair.

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!
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Gorgeous work! :)
ichuly Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is incredible!
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks. :) I worked on it a looong time. It went through many revisions. ;)
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!!
ValliantCreations Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thankie thankie! :D
ephemeratics Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is lovely! The lighting really captures the moment, and her hair is incredible! :)
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.
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]
NiAnluain Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist

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

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