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Summer's Goodbye by Ameryn Summer's Goodbye by Ameryn
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I'm so happy to present you with my recent painting! I worked a very long time on it and learnt so much during this process.

The faerie represents summer, nature and life. How sad it is that no season, no living creature... in fact, nothing will last forever. She is uneasy when she finds a dead butterfly when the life around her is so vibrant: a sign of what is to come.

This painting has been done in Photoshop. It took me about two months working on it on and off. However, I wasn't alone: I'd love to give great thanks to fantastic Marta Dahlig for her guidance, inspiration and support and to my wonderfully critical husband!

You can also find WIPs in my gallery.

Thank you so much for your comments and favs in advance! :)
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BEAUTIFUL!! Every thing about this piece is just plain beautiful. The colors, the butterflies, and the fairy itself is just beautiful. The colors work very well together and the anatomy is perfect. I love how some of it is blurred and other parts are sharp like her hair and face. I would just love to work up to your level one day (Still a newbie at digital art). How did you create something this amazing? Specially the hair. That alone must've taken forever.

Still need more words ... again it is just beautiful and I'm awestruck at how beautiful it is.
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3 out of 3 deviants thought this was fair.

It's a beautiful piece. Every component is very well done and seem realistic. The choice of colors match perfectly with the summer theme, her expression couldn't be more perfect and the long eyelashes is a nice touch. Her hair blown by the wind plus the butterflies gives to it a soft and delicate atmosphere.

One thing I really like is how her anatomy and face traces discretely remind the caricature drawings which makes the piece more interesting.

I just would like to point out that the background is a little too blurry and the glow around her seems a little 'heavy'. I think would be better if the environment details were more apparent and the glow effect more soft and dispersed.

Overall this is surely a high quality work.
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
She looks so sad and forlon :( Beautiful work!
heartinart Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work!
funnyzzz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this is absolutely stunning!! it looks like you put a lot of effort in this piece and it turned out wonderful. I really like the soft colors and the way her body looks like it is glowing. very nice job! :hug:
Clashe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
wow! I love the concept and her expression as well as the painting!
rannveigfunderud Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
aoxenuk Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very good quality work!

My biggest recommendation would be to go easier on airbrushes, it turned out too blurry for me at some spots, like the edge where light hits the face or right arm. Look at how detailed the eyes are and compare to the base of the neck.
Apart from that, I think there should be more shadows cast from the hair.
Overall, stunning work here!
Ameryn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much for your detailed comment. The blurry edges were deliberate to create a glow from where the light caught them. I also wanted to attract viewer's attention to the eyes and faerie's uneasy expression. I thought low detail in some areas and high detail in others would be a good way to go. :)

Thank you for your input. I will take it on board.
BreathlessMelodyArt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this!!
katr14 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
[link] You are featured here as well :)
katr14 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
[link] This beautiful image is the art of the week at #Rainbow-4all-Club facebook group page! Click at the link and take a look ^^ Congratz!
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