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+ A Monster to a Butterfly+ by ShePaintsWithBlood + A Monster to a Butterfly+ by ShePaintsWithBlood
Dance with me, around a tree
My love, come close and you may see
Though beauty shines and terrifies
We are not so different, you and I

Said a monster to a butterfly.


I guess this has become, unintentionally, my tribute for Valentine's day. Which, though I am a monster, should prove to be significantly better than many occasions past. (commas, commas, commas)

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Time: 10 Hours give or take more or less
Tools: Watercolour with a touch of pastel and pearlescent powder on canvas
Reference: Leaves and foliage (obviously this failed)

This Painting is bloodmarked and copyright to Aria "51" Keehn, ShePaintsWithBlood (me) Thank you for visiting! :blackrose:
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Inkwerk Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
You know, I often find your "monsters" some of the most gorgeous creatures on this site...that said, the scene here seems very tender and sorrowful at the same time, and the poem accompanying this work really sets the mood as well...nicely done!
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww thank you very much! I am glad you like my monsters, they want to be loved but like so many monsters, I am sure they get misunderstood a lot.:blackrose:
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Inkwerk Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
But of course! That is the sad thing about many "monsters"...especially when you think about it, compared to the vast majority of species on Earth humans are one of the more odd, "monstrous" beasts out there...
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Finja-ohne-N Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
im so in love...
u cant be a monster with such stuff on ur mind ^.^
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww thank you so much! <3 :blackrose:
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SirFerrick Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning.
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!:blackrose:
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SirFerrick Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime.
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The texture of those leaves is incredible.

I'm quite shocked that watercolours works so well on canvas! Do you have to prep it a certain way?
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much <3 I am so self conscious about them...

Oh yes, I prime it first using a watercolour ground: [link] It is not near as absorbent as paper and so the technique can be a little odd...though perhaps adding more ground than I do would fix this. It can be used on other surfaces as well. Glass, metal I imagine. I think you need to abrade them first though. :blackrose:
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onlyRa Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful!
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!!:blackrose:
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onlyRa Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :)
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songbreezewolf Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
squee.
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :blackrose:
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StrivetobeDust Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Not a trained artist, but I know what I like. And this I definitely like. Beautiful work. ^^
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!:blackrose:
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
That's real poetry to go along with this picture. I love the way you write, adding some of your writing to your artwork makes it even better. I especially liked the text part "though beauty shines and terrifies" for some reason. Don't know, it inspired me. Because there's always this endless discussion about what is beauty.

The monster looks like a fun insect-like equine with a deer head. I find this an interesting concept you don't see often. I like the skinny insect legs the most.

What I also like is the green plant ground at the bottom of the picture because the color tones are rich and nice. The combination of leaves and clock gears is cool too. Natural and mechanic.
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! My 'poetry' is always so short and incorrect and silly but sometimes it is fun to spit out.

Thank you very much! I have been calling these creatures "servines" for now, a mix of serpent and deer although they also have buggy aspects so I will probably rename them to fit that fact. I love bug legs. Thank you!!:blackrose:
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