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November 15, 2012
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Faerie by gkrit Faerie by gkrit
What to do with colour...?
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A green cloak frayed at its bottom, dragonfly wings and a longbow - what could all this mysticism refer to? The faerie (not fairy, to keep in context) has come out of some ethereal realm, signified by faint brushstrokes blending into her body, because something unusual has happened. She has come out to express her potential in the white portion of the background. Violet patches on the piece's left provide backing: because they occupy less of the canvas, the eye follows to the faerie and then the weapon she is one with. Inner sentiments therefore dominate over objective appearance, a positive consequence of this work's painterliness, though more could be done to imply the faerie's thoughts.

Thick and powerful brushstrokes that leave some of the white base visible constitute the entire painting, giving an Impressionist feel. Some of these strokes, as mentioned before, detach themselves from the faerie to project motion and action, while connecting themselves to the violet area. However, the cloak's bottom end stirs unnerving feelings, with its dark grey part dissonant against the vibrant greens and adorning five irregular "beads"; this could be replaced with plain maroon. Pictures of faeries have been created many times before, but this one throws their stereotypical innocence out the window and captures their more deceptive side... in a very insidious fashion.
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TheStoreClerk Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful:heart:
ImDonut Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you have great style ^^
cdkalos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Don't mess with the faerie! She is of divine power (light showing through the clouds) to protect those in need of protection. The arrow, sign of strength to pierce through wickedness & evil.
A powerful image.
gkrit Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
nice interpretation
Ameixa1998 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing job *_*
Anzoul Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG amazing, love how colors are messy, not detailed but still you can details every single thing here... fantastic <3
gkrit Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
thx! yeh it worked out well in the end
m33mt33n Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
great job
gkrit Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
m33mt33n Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
most welcome :)
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