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Electric Butterfly by shinga Electric Butterfly by shinga
The title has been stuck in my head for years. Tried to make something of it. It's a bit "eh" but I'm glad I got it out.
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IceQueenofMitera Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had to write this. I hope you don't mind



She was lost. Alone. Everything that could go wrong, did. She'd been separated from the others, she didn't even know if they were still alive. As she lay on her back on the cold rocky ground, her hope and will dwindling and on the verge of giving up, an unlikely thing happened. A beautiful electric blue butterfly fluttered into her vision. She was surprised to see something so innocent and beautiful amongst the ugliness and malice of these lands. The butterfly landed gently on her nose. It stayed there for some time, its wings slowly opening and closing. By the time the butterfly took flight again, she had her hope back, along with a will and strength she hadn't had before. She sat up, determined to find her friends and defeat the evil that had claimed the once thriving lands of her homeland.
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ProphecyCake Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
you're really good with drawing hair!
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lovethirteen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
That is beautiful! I LOVE IT. It almost looks like the butterfly is sucking out or infiltrating her soul. My goodness, this is amazing.
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AveryMcAire Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
gorgeous! I love it!
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LabyrinthineMind Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Butterfly eats your nose. It is an evil butterfly. :D
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justjukka Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
If you don't mind my saying so, this does sort of look like Katara from Avatar, though I'm not saying you're just copying, or anything of that sort. It would look as though Katara is water-bending the shape of a butterfly.

It's a beautiful picture, either way. I respect the amount of time you must've put into designing the hair.
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NCWeber Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool. :nod:

Usually the term "electric butterfly" makes me think of this video. [link]
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mikekearn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My first thought was that it sounds like a euphemism for some kind of drug ("I'm tripping the electric butterfly!") and now I can't get that thought out of my head.
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LabyrinthineMind Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
"Dude! Like! Electric butteflies are like the effing awesomeness! You go all numb and tinglelely and..."

Yeah, I can see that. :D
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Beanbag-EMK Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
WOW! So fan-freaking-tastic. I especially love the contrast between the light 'electric' feel of the butterfly and the dark 'brooding' background. You colouring is also amazing.
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omuryn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simple, yet mesmerizing. Love the contrast between greys/blacks/muted tones and the POP of the electric blue. :+fav:
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SoulRaider116 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Briliant work, as usual.
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Screaming-Spork Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Artist
This made me think of The Supernaturalists by Eoin Colfer. I love the reflection in her eyes!
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KawaiiSakuragirl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Beyond awesome!
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slight-obstruction Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
LUNESTA!!! .....sorry....
that hair is fricken' amazing.
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TheKai Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Is that butterfly eating her soul?
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doctorlit Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
"Gaze into my eyes. I am the butterfly. The butterfly knows all there is to know."
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artofdawn Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice title. Also like the shadows on the face and hair. :clap:
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scarlet-45 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I like the hair!
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Sidney- Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010   Digital Artist
I love the light of the butterfly
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KiichigoChanSan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
It's beautiful - especially how the butterfly reflects in her eyes.
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Chisako Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, I love the hair! You must've spent hours on the hair *____*.

How did you get that idea? It's ... rare, but interesting.
But! I like it :D
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Xephinetsa Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Her eye looks amazing!! I think it's awesome how her eye reflects the butterfly. That butterly is so pretty! What an awesome picture, I just love her hair!! :heart:
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Naomi33 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
That's really cool!
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RunningOnChocolate Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010   General Artist
Beautiful hair, I love these more poetic (if I'm allowed to call it that) pieces you've been posting lately.
I thought of a description for this - The woman is dead, or asleep, or under a curse or something, and the butterfly shocks her back to life/consciousness. I know, I'm silly in my interpretations of things.
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Impybutt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
ARGHAWARAAAGGHHH I hate you and your stupid amazing hair drawing skill *cries in the corner*
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unsugarcoated Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the hair is just phenomenal.
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hokuto Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
How striking and lovely - I adore the way the blues stand out. :heart:
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nekokawai Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Makes me want to take ambien!
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DJChocolate-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow shinga this is so amazing.
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23-inches Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
beautiful
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EcholaliaRicochet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Holy freaking, complicated, awesomehair batbunjesusman!
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely!

Ari chan
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Hira--Akami Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
I LOVE the hair. great texture.
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OMWOS Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Wow, that hair is gorgeous. The butterfly is so vibrant and it's so eerie that her eyes reflect the shades and colors.
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TheWolfLadyTala Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student Writer
The shading on the skin is incredible :O
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saintvulcan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student General Artist
looks good
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Strife17Draven Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student Artist
It's a bit "eh" but I'm glad I got it out.


Really? Cause that's what I say about my writing all the time.

Gotta say, love the contrast between the butterfly and everything else.
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GlobieRSquash Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Wonderful textures in her hair and the light in the sky blends very well with the butterfly. Great concept.
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ElfieTanuki Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty! :D
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WolvenBane08 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student Writer
The butterfly reminds me of the one in the Lunesta commercials. :P

And I just LOVE her hair! And her eyes!
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Sobaku-no-Sarah Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
It looks cool! Just work a little more on anatomy and it will look even better!
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backstagemezzo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
The way the butterfly and her eyes seemed linked reminds me of an online manga where a character's soul becomes a dragonfly.

Also. That hair is sooo touchable. Wow.
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Jinxing Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Lovely! ^_^
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Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Looks somewhat... I guess the word I'm looking for is haunting.
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KeithVII Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. That's amazing.
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TamsTheGenkiQueen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
What gorgeous hair!! It's very weighty-looking, and the shading is brilliant. :D I love your coloring!
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xxZutaraFanxx Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
I have no idea why.....But it kinda reminds me of Avatar for some reason.....^^;
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justjukka Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
It sort of looks as though Katara is water-bending the shape of a butterfly.
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ladythesta Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really love the hair! Really adds weight to the piece. Love it!
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