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Last Blossom by Gnuchi Last Blossom by Gnuchi
Boys can be fairies too!

He's admiring the beauty of the last blossom of the autumn season, a bright burst of contrasting color in a brown and orange and red world! He is nameless as of yet.

I have been working on this since...March or April or something. In between commissions and work. Hoping that I'd have it finished by fall so that it would put me in a lovely fall mood. And I did! It took way too long!

I wanted to go for something different with the wings, not just the regular butterfly or moth wings, so I went with dragonfly wings. They can be so beautiful and strange!

Having lived in Hawaii/California/Australia for my whole life, I haven't had much chance to see leaves change color, much less know what maple leaves look like, so this was a bit of a challenge. I've only seen acorns once or twice in my life, so I apologize to all acorn enthusiasts! Google can only help so much!

Mushrooms are one of my favorite things to paint/draw..

For the positioning/muscles of the fairy, I took some reference photos of my boyfriend before he left for the UK. He has the perfect body type for this fairy!

I could probably fiddle with this painting forever and ever but I needed it to be DONE so it won't keep distracting me! After I finish my kiribans and other projects, I will probably do a winter painting since I've now done a summer and a fall one. Any suggestions for a mythical creature (since I did a mermaid and now a fairy) would be awesome!

EDIT: arrrggg once again the internet has done something awful to the colors in my painting!! The colors are much brighter in "real life" and I am going to kill whoever decided to make things so difficult!!

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LillithI Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Awesome work! Love his wings! :nod:
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Gnuchi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The wings were especially fun to do :D
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how pretty, the background is beautiful ^^
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Gnuchi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much! i had a hard time deciding what should go behind the fairy, so i just went with something simple and unobtrusive!
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Yukimi-Kitsune Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice! There's a very ephemeral, peaceful sense to this. I love the excellent detail on his wings and his relaxed pose. The background is excellent and gives off a pretty spiritual vibe.
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Gnuchi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your lovely comment! I really wanted this to be spiritual and evocative, so it makes me really happy that you seem to be getting that! :heart:
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Yukimi-Kitsune Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I got it right away. This is a very unique work and I was thrilled to see it submitted to the HawaiiPeopleClub.
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