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She's ripping wings off of butterflies by heyydaydreamer She's ripping wings off of butterflies by heyydaydreamer
"She livesin a fairy tale
Somewhere too far for us to find
Forgotten the taste and smell
Of the world that she's left behind
It's all about the exposure the lens I told her
The angles were all wrong now
She's ripping wings off of butterflies."

Brick By Boring Brick lyrics - Paramore

photoshop cs3 | intuos
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This is a very lovely picture.
I really like the description too. Very intriguing. :)
The butterflies are beautiful, but one thing you can do next time is have son=me of their wings up, some down, and some in mid-flight. It helps give them a sense of movement and real flight. It's a really nice technique I figured out and really animates your picture if you use it.
The colors are nice too. The light olive-green colour of her eyes and the crown of leaves contrast nicely with the orange and yellows of the monarchs.
I can't decide my opinion on the sparkles. They are a nice touch, but a bit distracting. hrm... do with them as you please.
For the most part her skin is very beautiful, but in places it looks a bit tight and unnatural. Like around her nose a bit. That is a very hard place to get it to look just right.
You are very talented with the skin, but the way you do the hair is a bit different and the styles look weird together. Her hair would look better if it was free flowing, to give this picture the feeling it should have. CallistoHime had a nice hair tutorial that I used to develop my own technique. She really has some nice notes about how to make it look natural and it's a simple technique.
If you were to change the background to a bit more of a sunset colour scheme, that would be nice instead of the nude scheme you have, but either is nice.
Just on more thing: Adding a bit more shine with a water brush to the lips would be nice. It would give them a glossy look and make them differentiate from her skin more.
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The first thing I notice is her eyes, they are very beautiful and draw your attention. The description suits this piece very well, I think. The butterflies are also very beautiful and I really like how they seem to be just floating in midair and not really flying. This piece is very well done, nice colors and there's something about it that makes it look surreal. I would've liked to see a forest in the background, but the pink works nice, too. The sparkles in her hair add a nice touch and add to the overall look of this piece. All in all this is a very nice piece.
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prettyflour Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

MokaShana Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
she looks so beautifull x3
heyydaydreamer Jul 13, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you! :kiss:
wuestenbrand Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Work .. :-) ..
heyydaydreamer Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks :heart:
Phantasm1 Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful I like how the butterflies interact with the dreamer.
heyydaydreamer Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you so much!! :heart:
Phantasm1 Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :)
MeiMei9200 Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Love the lyrics you broke off to make this piece. Picture is excellent.
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