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Dreaming Butterfly II by AngelaSasser Dreaming Butterfly II by AngelaSasser
EDIT: Changed a bunch of 'little' things, including altering the color of her hair and showing off more of that Elf ear. Check out the old version here for comparison.

Painted digitally with Photoshop CS6 and a Cintiq 12WX.

Prints available! - shop.angelicshades.com

Sketch Diary (with inspiration, photo refs, etc.) - blog.angelicshades.com/2012/09…
Step by Step at WiPNation - www.wipnation.com/posts?PostKe…
My entry for the "Draw This Again Contest" and a personal milestone for me. I'm heading into a new direction with my art with a new dedication to pursuing my passions.

This image is much like the original version I did 10 years ago (my goodness has it been that long??). At first, you might look and think how beautiful she is, but then, if you look closer, you might notice otherwise. It always astounded me how so many people missed the blood droplets in the original image because they were too concerned with the butterfly and the pretty Elf and missed the bigger picture.

Eventually, I'll do a proper painting of Aurora looking like the actual foul-mouthed, ill-tempered, Yakuza Elf that she is, but I imagine this to be a rather forced peaceful moment. Perhaps a glimpse into her inner psyche? Grasping that last bit of innocence and sanity? If you're curious to find out more about her story, you should go read Aurora's comic to find out more.

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Malbi88 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
I love this.
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Featured in my latest journal [link] . :heart:
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderful! Thanks for featuring me alongside so much cool stuff.:)
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philippeL Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeousness :love:
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abelcovarrubias Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful... :iconmynti: :iconthankyouplz1: :iconcupid: :iconannzie1991: :iconpwincessnaveera: :sun: :juggle:
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mizzd-stock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
wow this is stunning :love: :clap:
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Having photo reference really helped get this to that point of realism I was aiming for. Glad you enjoyed it.:)
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mizzd-stock Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Indeed.. its without a doubt my all time favorite of yours :love:
All your hard work really paid off :clap: :+favlove:
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volker03 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing :wow:
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Wonderful!
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