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"Romanza" -- A very special commission for the wonderful :iconrenamski:. Line art in pen on paper with digital coloring in Corel Painter on Intuos 3 tablet.

She asked for a fantasy image with a girl with curly brown hair, monarch butterflies, and red poppies. I sat down with a blank paper on my desk and this was the image that appeared in my mind. I changed things a little bit during the sketch phase to adjust the overall composition, which was mostly in the foreground poppies and the monarch up close.

I think many of us love the field of red poppies in paintings and photographs. There's something magical about that vision that's mesmerizing and totally enchanting. ^^ I was hoping to achieve a bit of nostalgia by starting this piece in an overall tone of light brown so that the whole thing will have the warm glow.

I usually don't have a story when I first start a project, but once the drawing is done and coloring begins, I start to get a story -- and a music to go with (Sometimes, the figures would start talking in my head. lol). I prefer that each viewer comes up with his/her own story though. There's more than enough going on in the image to get one's imagination rolling, I think. ^^;

2012 Mitzi Sato-Wiuff/Aruarian Dancer
www.AuroraWings.com
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EDIT: Since this piece is very special to me, I wrote up a walk-through (I generally don't like these things when they get too wordy, so I try to be pithy.), which is more detailed than my previous similar writings. It's found on my blogger.
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:iconthegreenbello:
TheGreenBello Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this picture is so perfect!
everything match together, and the sun light look so warm!
Its amazing!!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you.  ^_^  I'm glad it pleased. :heart:
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Looks good
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconkarontye:
Karontye Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that the butterflies wings will inspire my next nail art!
This time the colour are really realistic! Excellent pic! You are a true artist, indeed I mentioned you on my Journal! ;)
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool! This was a commission for a dear friend and she was fairly specific as to what elements she wanted in the image, so I chose the colors that brought them all together most harmoniously. ^^
Awww, thank you so much. You're so sweet!! :flirty::huggle:
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:iconkarontye:
Karontye Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome!!! :hug:
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:icontheicepixy:
TheIcePixy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Gorgeous!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. And thanks for faving! :D
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:iconstonecastle311:
STONECASTLE311 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
your work is amazing
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. :heart:
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:iconrais1:
RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful painting colours are awesome :)
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. ^^
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:iconrais1:
RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :)
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:icondewdledeity:
DewdleDeity Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
I like the colour balance and the detail of her dress.
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:icondewdledeity:
DewdleDeity Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
you're welcome!
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:iconall-fall-apart:
All-Fall-Apart Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
It's so beautiful!!! I love it so much! :)
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. I'm glad it pleased. ^^
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:iconmegpie252:
megpie252 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This is awesome! :D The wings look so soft! And of course I love poppies :D
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. ^^ I'm glad it pleased.
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:iconmegpie252:
megpie252 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
You are welcome! :D
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:iconmarazul45:
Marazul45 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. :heart:
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:iconmarazul45:
Marazul45 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For nothing is a pleasure, sorry for slow to respond!:iconkisssplz:
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:iconrebeccatripp:
RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is stunning!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :flirty:
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:iconbluekamijo:
bluekamijo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
^^ I love butterflies and this is so pretty!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :flirty:
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:iconkarontye:
Karontye Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You keep drawing better!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you think so. Thank you. ^^
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:iconplantiebee:
plantiebee Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow its gorgeous!! love love the poppies :D
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, Christina! :heart:
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ShadowFire4Lyf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is ABSOLUTELY beautiful! I love the way the dress is colored, and how the flowers and wings compliment her clothing and skin!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you so much! Glad it pleased. :heart:
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:iconphaedris:
Phaedris Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
:omg: She said pithy

The more I look at this the more I like it! :deviation:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehehe.

Thank you!! :D
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work mitzi :hug:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, Katerina! :glomp:
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:iconazalane:
Azalane Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, very inspiring! Everything is great in your drawing. :heart:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you kindly. :flirty:
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:iconvirtualpapercut:
virtualpapercut Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
So beautiful!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!! :flirty:
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:iconkatarinea:
Katarinea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
great work! *u*
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you so much. :heart:
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:iconkatarinea:
Katarinea Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconryroherewego:
Ryroherewego Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful :) I love butterflies and poppies so, I'm in love :D
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I'm glad it pleased. :heart:
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:iconryroherewego:
Ryroherewego Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:)
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:iconunabun:
unabun Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! The colors are amazing!
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