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Fairy-love by Firiel
Fairy-love by Firiel


Fantasy portrait of a dear friend and her new husband. Graphite.

References were engagement photos and cosplay photos from their respective Facebooks, bee and butterfly wings from an old World Book Encyclopedia, lute pictures found via Google Images, and this magnificent stock off of DA.

General Info

General Info

Category Real People » Friends, Family members
Date Submitted
Views 708
Favorites... 2
Vote Score 2
Comments 5
Media Graphite pencil
Time Taken


Comments (5)

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Jadis on January 6, 2016, 7:50:54 AM

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Jadisvery well done. I like that you used different references and put them all together. a lot of artists work from photos these days, I think it's great we can easily get lots of reference photos, but when people base something all on one photo and just draw a picture of the photo, that seems not very creative to me. you did a great job of combining the different elements.

Firiel on May 29, 2016, 5:28:13 AM

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FirielYeah, I can see your point. If it's all one what you've got is basically a copying practice or recolor exercise - sometimes a fun one, but not super-original. But syncing multiple elements can be a way to get an idea to paper with the power of the photos behind you for shading, to me. ;) I do some of both, and enjoy both. But it did mean more to me to finish her than the average copy-portrait.

Jadis on May 30, 2016, 7:55:17 AM

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JadisThe great thing about art is we can capture images no photo could ever capture. 

Morpher on January 5, 2016, 1:23:19 PM

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MorpherHow is there no comments on this?? This is so breathtakingly beautiful and full of so much elegance! Everything about this is incredible! From the overall shading, to the magnificent background and details, the expressions and so on! This. Is. Too. Incredible. And- *explodes from overload of awesomeness*

Firiel on January 5, 2016, 8:45:31 PM

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FirielThank you very much. :) I figured at the time that folks just weren't that interested in a dimly-lit picture of some non-fandom-related couple they didn't know? <.< I'm really glad that you enjoy it, though! :) It took a lot of time, and pencil still feels outside my comfort zone, and I was really happy with how it finally came out. It's kind of you to come ask about it after all this time.