Sunbathing Fae by anthy-lorrel

Sunbathing Fae

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Added: May 01, 2003
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Well... My first few attempts at getting a realistic looking fae sucked horribly... But after spending 5 hours on the fae alone, I finally got her to look right. The background took between 8 and 8 1/2 hours to do by itself, so that brings the total time spent on this picture to approximately 12 hours... Then add another hour or so for the minor touch-ups that I did because the reason the picture was first rejected was because it needed minor touch ups, would bring the time spent on this to about 13 hours... BUY A PRINT

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Guest's picture

Its a really well done image..but the fairy doesn't look like she's sitting on the flower.. The lighting on the fairy herself is different than the lightsource on the flower, and the shadows from the fairy are far blacker than the shadows the flower is forming. Its really lovely coloring, but it looks like the fairy was cut from another picture and pasted on.

anthy-lorrel's picture

I'm not gonna give away ALL my secrets... (LOL) But I'll tell you most of it. Well first of all.... I work with a REALLY BIG canvas in photoshop.... Usually bigger than my monitor... Ick.. scrolling, I know... But its worth it for the detail... And then, lots of layers of colours, and blending with the smudge tool. >^_^<

Guest's picture

I absolutely thought this was a photo like some of your other viewers but when now that I've seen the full picture I think it's better than a photo and I can't believe you created this with your own hands, I don't care how long it took. How did you do that flower?

anthy-lorrel's picture

Thank you so much for the compliment! I'm glad it was worth the time I put into it. >^_^<

Guest's picture

the background! ahhhhh! beautiful! i thought it was a photo when i saw the thumbnail......

anthy-lorrel's picture

*giggles* I think she's only dangerous because she didn't like you getting so close to her while she was sunbathing. Naughty naughty. *waggles finger at* LOL Anydiggle. I'm so glad you like it. It took forever to get her right to put up on Epilogue. ^-^;;; I admit when I first did it, I slacked off on her because I had spent so long on the background. Thank goodness I did that first fae on a different layer, so I could just delete it with out ruining my pretty flower.

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Sorry... I was only looking into this beautiful pink flower and my nose suddenly hurts... This fairy is VERY dangerous... Wink Huh... don't worry about my mind. It's just the effects of the flower's perfume... Great Work, miss Molly ! Continue like this. Here, in France, we love you ^^

Signé le Tatou, alias Johann.

anthy-lorrel's picture

Thanks! One the very first version, I spent so long on the background that I got bored and lazy by the time I got to the fae that she just sucked... LOL. But I waited a few days and went back and redid her.... and did touch-ups.. and more touch-ups... and more touch-ups... LOL But I finally got it right. >^_^<

anthy-lorrel's picture

>^__^< *jumps into the air* Woohoo! I have succeeded! I have finally managed to create something that is capable of looking like a photo, but at the same time not. Yes! *giggles* Sorry... I'm still abit giddy.

twopynts's picture

Very nice, I'm glad you persisted and they finally posted it. This looks like something I might happen across in the garden, very nice.

thrax-1's picture

ahehe,judging by the thumbnail,i thought that this was a photo,it still has that quality,but it has a nice painterly feel aswell.:)Welcome to epilogue.

anthy-lorrel's picture

^_^ Yes Ma'am, I'll certainly try my hardest to get some goth stuff up here, but its pretty darned hard to get things past the mods. Hehe.. Yeah.. I know its abit bright... but I was in a happy-go-lucky mood when I started it.

chutap's picture

oh oh oh!! the pink! the pink!! and the green! my eyes!! oooh it hurts!! but amazing though!! oh my you're soo good at making the flower look realistic! and heydooo more goth stuff Laughing out loud

anthy-lorrel's picture

Thank you so much for the compliment!

sevencrows's picture

thats a really nice piece of art

anthy-lorrel's picture

LOL Yes... Finally... They caved... Heh.. I liked my other one too... but I do admit... this one is alot better body wise... But the other one was kinda cool too because it had spiffy see through wings. But thats okay. Its up in my Elfwood gallery now. >^__^<

anthy-lorrel's picture

Ah well... *patpat* MY poor little man whore (LOL) missed first comment... Well maybe you can snag one on my next Elfwood update?

anthy-lorrel's picture

Oh no! Not Cat Bakken again! *tries to hide but gets followed by a bunch of squirrels with butterfly wings* ACK!!! Nuu.. Get them away.. They aren't supposed to fly... Why did I ever give you wings for them in the first place. >_< *grumble* lol Well anywho... I'm glad you like it.. but the version in my Elfwood gallery is the very very first version which really sucked... The fae well.. she had MUCH to be desired.. Though her wings were spiffy and see through. >^_^<

Guest's picture

FINALLY! Good job on this, love it love it love it. Although I loved the OTHER ONE YOU SENT IN, TOO! Pssh...maybe now that you are an "Epilogue Artist" you can get your original on the site. Keep em comin, you know I'll be watchin. =-Evan-=

mollysbitch's picture

DERNIT! beaten cause i wanted to sign up -rable rabble rabble-...stupid anti-fist shaking laws...oh well. NICE! Biggest supporter right here ^_^ I knew you could do it. You showed those Nazi Mods! Oops..shouldnt say that here huh? oh well -snicker snicker- ttyl. love yah work among other things

Guest's picture

Mwhaha.. *sticks squirrel flag in the ground* And you thought you could escape XD. As I said in your other gallery - I love this. The colors, the detail.. *sigh* ^__^

Art at its best.