"The Butterfly Lovers" by eric-chen

"The Butterfly Lovers"

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Added: Feb 15, 2004
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An ancient Chinese legend; inspired by the violin concerto and the story as my mother told it... Where their ill-fated love led them to be reborn again as butterflies...
"The Butterfly Lover's" is part of a larger collection of stories, where the two lovers are reborn and meet only every 1000 years, only to die in tragedy. However, it is this constant renewal which while short, gives them precious moments together...

Done for the "Renewal contest" here at epilogue.

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Guest's picture

not trying to be a downer or nething but i think your work is way to repetative. u should try doing something that isnt just gay portraits of people. be more detailed man!

pooky's picture

I remember first seeing this in the Renewal contest thread and thought, "I wonder if that has any relation to the Chinese movie 'Butterfly Lovers' that I saw years ago..." and then I read your description. Beautiful work, makes me want to listen to the concerto again.

eternalwaves's picture

Although the more realistic parts of the image, like the faces, kind of stick out a bit more - it doesn't blend in so well with the more paint-like dress. But it's so very beautifully done! But I agree - what an odd couple! Haha! Everywhere I look in your artwork I see faces of people I know! Or at least, a lot of Kim!

Nice detail how the cloud just behind them is a butterfly!

God bless, hugs and kisses.

Lots of Love,
><> Elizabeth <><

sporeboy's picture

Congratulations on placing among the top Renewal entries. A very sophisticated composition, well-executed.

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saznxboy's picture

Did you use photo-reference?

saznxboy's picture

omg! this piece is wonderful and you have so much skill and talent! I really admire your work =)

Art at its best.