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Butterfly Fairies by SvenjaLiv Butterfly Fairies by SvenjaLiv
My version of this month's reference from #Draw-Along, provided by *bedo92000 - thanks for letting us use it! :hug: I changed it quite a bit though. I've been wanting to draw more fantasy-style stuff anyway so I turned the butterflies into two little fairies. :aww:

I didn't use any references aside from the photo. The fairies' bodies and faces are tiny; the faces are about 1cm in diameter so it was a challenge, especially with colouring pencils since they're less accurate than graphite. And I haven't really been using colouring pencils in years, because I'd kind of given up on them. I think I like them again, though! This one was a lot of fun and never got boring.

I hope you like it!

Colouring pencils and graphite on Bristol board.

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Fairies close-up:


WIP outline:


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Don't take this and claim it's yours. If you want to use it anywhere, ask permission, and credit me in some form.
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:iconnobodystudios:
NobodyStudios Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow great job on the wings! beautiful colors.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much!
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Ph33rbenkthankslol Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
wow,very nice drawing well done
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly! ♥
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Ph33rbenkthankslol Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I invite you to submit one representative of your work [link] :)
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Sakura-lies Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
This is so beautiful, keep up the good work. <3
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, that's really nice of you! :hug:
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:iconsakura-lies:
Sakura-lies Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Awh, you're very welcome <3
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lifegiving Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Wow awesome!
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:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! ♥
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:iconlifegiving:
lifegiving Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
You are rlly welcome!
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danb13 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this looks awesome!
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:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconmoonstar10:
Moonstar10 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the detail in the wings, this is a really pretty picture :)
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:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's great to hear, thanks very much! :hug:
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:iconmoonstar10:
Moonstar10 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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BelievetoMakeADream Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I really love how you did the butterfly wings! Great job~
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:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :heart:
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Resounding-Echo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Writer
The wings are lovely! Beautiful purple color ^^
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:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Purple's my favourite. :giggle:
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:iconbolbec:
Bolbec Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautifully drawn! I love the colors! :D
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:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It was one of my first forays back into colour so that's great!
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TightGrasp Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow. this is beautiful. the purple in the wings are outstanding i LOVE it.
Also, thankyou for the comment on my drawing! x
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, I really appreciate it. Purple is my favourite colour, can you tell? :D
And you're very welcome of course! :hug:
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Netti-Chan15draw Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
OMG! I love this >:D Your amazing at drawing AND colouring hehe! I wanna colour like you :) You have my vote, butterflies and fairies are my favourite1 :3
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: It's all practice, really. It took me ages to figure out colour, I couldn't do it for years, so yeah, practice is key. :heart:
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Netti-Chan15draw Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Yes ^^ Practice is the key alright.
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconblueheartplz:Hi! You've been featured in my journal!:iconblueheartplz:

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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, thank you very much! I really appreciate that! :heart:
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Sinima Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Lovely idea! And really beautifully colored :D
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! I really appreciate that :heart:
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Kalgoras Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's superb! :D
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly! :hug:
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AlexMahone Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The most beautiful one.. Love it!!
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! :aww:
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AlexMahone Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np :)
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DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful, I like the colors!!
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm glad to hear it, thank you so much! :hug:
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DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Just beautiful.. and so creative too! I think you're doing great with colored pencils :D
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:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's really nice of you, thank you very much! :aww:
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :-)
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ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful! What a great idea to turn the butterflies into fairies! So creative and gorgeous, I love it! :hug:
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like what I did with it! It was a great reference to work with and I had a lot of fun. Thank you very much! :glomp:
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ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:glomp: I am so glad. :D
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Visualiart Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome! very imaginative! :la:
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, that's great to hear! :hug:
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Great idea!! The fairies look so cute, I love their little faces and dresses and feelers. :love:
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thank you so much! I'm glad you like them - they were so fun to draw :D
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ArielRGH Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is... different! :wow:
Congratulations, this is really amazing!
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