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Fade to White by aruarian-dancer Fade to White by aruarian-dancer
"Fade to White (in the Pale Moonlight)" -- line art in ballpoint pen on paper, scanned, then colored in Corel Painter

This is a 60,000 pageview kiriban request gift piece for :iconastegal: who answered "calla lily, rose, and carnation, all white" when asked about favorite flower. Hope you like it. ^^ ~Astegal, please note me with your e-mail so I can send you a high resolution file of this.

I like white flowers for several reasons. One, many of them are very fragrant. Two, their subtle colors in different lights are delight for me to try to capture. Three, there's nothing quite like white flowers for expressing "purity". So, all in all, this was a joy to draw and paint.

You can see I'm having a 'whiplash' experience from my previous silkworm moth fairy painting. I wanted this to be very pale and just a "whisper" of a picture, totally unlike the Indian Moth Fairy. Ethereal and vision-/apparition-like and if you move or say something, she'd disappear into thin air... (although the flowers presented here are relatively long-lasting).

I like the expression I ended up with on this particular image. She's definitely not smiling, but not looking overtly sad, either. I'd be interested in hearing what you get out of the mystery of her psychological state. :D

©Aruarian Dancer
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:iconwhisperofambition:
WhisperOfAmbition Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I love the softness of this <3
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. ^_^
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Karontye Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She has the same expression as a doll! Wonderful! Your works are so far away from my drawing skills!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. ^^
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:iconkarontye:
Karontye Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
Yesterday I tried to draw your [link]
Of course it was an half failure...
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
^^
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Your works are SO beautiful :) I love them
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!! :flirty:
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Ryroherewego Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's beautifully illustrated :) And if you were to ask me, I'd say that she's possibly looking back on something she enjoys, and remembers with fondness, however that slight melancholy look about her, is from the fact it's come to an end or it ended badly. But either way, she's certainly lost in thought! I love it!

Twi.
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the lovely comment. ^^ :heart:
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