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The Butterflies, a Commission by waywardgal The Butterflies, a Commission by waywardgal
A Present/Commission for my oldest friend on DA, :iconf1utterby3: Love her! Used her self portrait as a reference ---> [link]
It's also my first piece of 2013!

Once upon a time, a girl was abandoned by her mother in a mysterious land. The girl was extremely scared, but every time she started to cry, the magical butterflies that inhabited the land would comfort her by flying about performing their dance for her. She loved the butterflies.

One day, when the girl had grown older,a handsome young prince found her lying down in a tree. He fell in love with her and told himself he would make her his. He courted the girl relentlessly until one day, she agreed to give him a chance. Eventually, he asked for her hand in marriage, and she excepted. Overjoyed, he told her to get ready to leave. He would be returning her to mankind. Alarmed, she refused to join the man, now fearing that he would abandon her like her human mother. She ran away from him with tears in her eyes.

That night, the butterflies arrived to comfort the girl with their dance. As she watched the beautiful creatures sparkle with each flutter, she decided her own fate. She would become a butterfly like them. For the next few years, the girl collected the wing s of butterflies that had passed away. On her birthday, she arrived at the tree where the butterflies lived, to unveil her new wings to them. She was so excited to show them, but when she lowered her vail, the spirits still living in her makeshift wings began to tear at her skin and fall apart, unable to except her human body. The girl broke down in tears. The leader of the butterflies arrived to her, after giving her a small parting gift, he told her to go back to the human world, where she belonged.

Commission me! I won't bite :) [link]

EDIT: I fixed the eyes :)
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:iconhmxart:
hmxart Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
awesome!
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks!
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:iconhmxart:
hmxart Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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CarinaNeufeld Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Stunning and breathtaking :) I really love your eye for details! And the colors are wonderful!
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks so much!
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R0DV14S04M3N Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student General Artist
such beauty, I love all the details very well done ;)
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
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R0DV14S04M3N Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
you very welcome :hug:
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very beautiful! The background story is nice, too. Great work! :D
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you, love!
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^^
:icongrin--plz:
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YoshizawaArt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Very nice. Love the detail and the coloring. The back story is pretty interesting as well. Great work. 
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you
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:iconrebrosh:
Rebrosh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love this, the flow- the feeling and just everything!! *0*
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
THanks so much !
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:iconrebrosh:
Rebrosh Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aha youre welcome! And just want to say that I love that icon!!
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student General Artist
lol thanks! ;)
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AJLovesArt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright. Perfection right here. I can't even-- you're the art adonis. Good job! The small details really add up.
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waywardgal Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
wow thanks so much. I really appreciate it
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f1utterby3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooo lovely! I had to check back on the old one to really see the changes, but I think it looks perfect! I think this eye shape is definitely mor realistic looking! You continue to impress me!
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
awww :blush: i'm so glad you like the changes!
I showed it to my art teacher at school and she goes, "da fuck wrong with her eye?" in lack of better words. lol so i was like whenever I get the chance, I gone change it.
lol sorry I'm typing how I talk (native tongue included)
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f1utterby3 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahaha, I cannot tell you the number of times I had a art teacher say something along those lines to me.
And girl, no worries, I like the native tongue : )
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
lol idk why they're so mean
jeeeeez
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MariannaNight Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful,also loved the story. <3
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks so much!
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BaconMagic Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Wow. Seriously, wow.
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Toyona Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome! this caught my eye in your gallery, its got such a great story :D
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks love!
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D'awww the story was so sad but the pic is so pretty ♡
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ilovekawaiistuffnya Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really beautiful and a wonderful story!:D
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
thankyou so much love!
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ilovekawaiistuffnya Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very nice details! Congratulations!
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks so much!
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, and really touching story!
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks so much love!
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SheenaSymphonia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful! :love:
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks so much love!
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PhanThom-art Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really amazing! The colors are beautiful and I love how the butterflies and flowers make this seem like a happy painting while the expression on her face and the broken wings out of her back with the blood make it look really dark as well at the same time
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks so much for the in depth look at my work. It's so fulfilling when people take the time time notice all of the aspects one's work consists of
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PhanThom-art Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know exactly what you mean, no problem :)
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annaescapicua Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The background with the butterflies and the colors combination is super beautiful :heart: I totally love your paintings ♥
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
aww thanks so much love! :hug: I love that you notice such things
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annaescapicua Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) :hug: ♥♥
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hefeigal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really amazing! The details are great and the colors you chose are perfect! The story along with it is touching and fits very well with the picture. I wouldn't change a thing, so keep up the good work! You've got a real talent! :D
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waywardgal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you so much! this was such a nice comment :hug:
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hefeigal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!
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LilRebl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
That's really, really, really good!!!!
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:iconwaywardgal:
waywardgal Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks!
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