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:iconmoonkunai:
MoonKunai Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is breathtakingly sad yet beautiful. Wonderful job here dearie and love the concept.
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:iconthereseldavis:
thereseldavis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks!! I am so happy you like it. :D
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MoonKunai Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! ^^
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Wow wonderfully done! :heart: I love all the details and the coloring. Everything looks great. =D
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:iconthereseldavis:
thereseldavis Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! That is very kind of you to say so! :heart:
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Aww you're welcome! :glomp:
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AquaSurfer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Student Filmographer
oh thats amazing! its so true, that our world is being pouluted so much poor faisy :( realy good job!
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
My old town didn't have any big business and no refineries. So when I moved to my new town I was a little shocked to see all these factories belting out thick plumes of black smoke. The thought for this picture developed in my head for about 2 weeks before I actually put it to paper. It makes me so sad to think we are poisoning our world. I developed asthma since I've moved here and I can't help but think it has something to do with the production plants that are about four miles from my house. I am so glad you appreciate this piece, it really means a lot to know that people see this picture for what it means and not just as a pretty fairy pic. lol. :D
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AyraMatao Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
love this pice, realy well done and it sure makes you think about the envoierment.

that Sad thing is that if fairys do/did exist today they would likely be in a simular state.. :(
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:iconthereseldavis:
thereseldavis Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
The really sad thing is we DO live in this state...it's just not as obvious as what you see here. Every year more and more children come down with asthma and allergies. We are slowly poisioning ourselves. I am very glad you like this :D
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AyraMatao Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
you're welcome. Its a real thught waker :)
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RomanticFae Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh poor fair even her wings look dejected
its so sad what people do to the enviroment
where i live ther are bins everywhere and i mean like every 10 metres and still people are too lazy to clean up
dont they know its for the good of there children to no f*** up the planet
some days i truly think the human race is a disease
oops sorry ignore rant :)
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I too feel that way on some days and it is getting harder and harder to shake myself out of it. I'd like to think that it's just our generation, but mankin has been like this since its dawning---the only difference is that there is more of us. But I suppose there is some sort of ballance to it all, it's just that good isn't speaking as loudly as it used to.

Don't worry about the rant---I wanted my piece to inspire that kind of volitale emotion. I wanted to shake people out of apathy. Some people it worked on and others only saw what they wanted to see---a pretty fairy.
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RomanticFae Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the problem is i feel there is no balance
big buisness is all to the doller never giving back and when they do give back im sorry this may sound evil but its to cancer funds and all that soort of stuff wich just lengthens peoples lives since the world is overpopulated and people are dieing later using more resources (my next door neighbour has 5 cars) its just too much strain
personally im for putting a worldwide population ban on only being abel to have two kids a household and u cant have more than one vechle and a bunch of other thing my friends say it would take away too much free will but if people cant see past the ends of there noses then there will be no world for our kids to grow up in
oops more rant im so sorry
this is just one of those subjects that gets me going :)
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I tottally agree with you. I think we should have to apply to have children and meet a certain income level, IQ level, and be sane. And then be limited to a small amount of children. Plus, I don't think people who have major genectic flaws where medical science has saved their life whould be allowed to have children. For example, I should be dead. My life was saved at the age of 16, I needed my apendix removed or I was going to die. Same thing happened to my father and more than likely the same will happen to any children I would have. On my father's side, we also have heart defects...something else I inherrited from him. I do not think I should be allowed to have children. This is something I deeply believe and I am 28 years old and will not ever be having children. What I can't understand is peoples' needing to have kids when there are tons of children who need to be adopted. And yes 5 cars is far too many for one house hold. People need to learn to car pool or ride the bus if availible. In america cars need to be a lot smaller, very often do you see tiny women driving these huge pickup trucks just to drive their kids to soccer practice...there is no point in that...get a compact car...it also seats five people.
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RomanticFae Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
exactly with petrol on the out we need it to be mandatory to not use as much i mean its not needed carpooling and bus's and trains and our two feet (might bring down the obecity problem) can get us around most of the time
i dont have a car i choose not to (i can drive) i dont need the expence or the guilt or the increase in my waist size lol
i think its ridiculous these suv running around they are dangerous and they dont sit any more than a regular car and dont get me started on vans :)
just even the little things people can do they choose not too (like taking a 5 min walk to get milk instead they hop in the car) its just really sad that the world is going to shit and nobody will take the time to pick up a news paper and put it in the recycling bin
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DracheaRannak Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008   Digital Artist
Awww poor cute thing! You are very good at showing emotions! and I live the way you do it. Awesome atmosphere by the way...
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Huh...I've always thought that expression/emotion in my pictures was one of my weakest points... I am glad you like her...I really wanted to portray how I feel about pollution and mankind's apathy toward it. Thanks! :heart:
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LaurenT53 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
You Rock Girl!
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It's a subject I feel pretty stongly about...especially since I live not but a mile from such a refinery...I really wanted to use the fantasy theme to draw people into my cause. Or at least cause people to do a double-take and think about it for a moment. I am so glad you like! (How is Heather doing these days? I don't hear much from her?)
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Iith Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Great concept. People need to see this! rock on!
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I was hoping the fantasy theme would draw people in and then they would see the message as well. I am so pleased you like it :D (Can we expect new art from you soon?)
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Iith Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Yeah. I think my next one will be the famous Carlos Hathcock II from the Vietnam war. He is a legend and have always wanted to draw him.
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danimarie19 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
wow, I love the concept and meaning behind this.
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:iconthereseldavis:
thereseldavis Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you...I was hoping the fantasy element would draw attention to my message...I am glad you think it worked! :D
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bucka1912 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Student General Artist
She looks so sad :(
but the water seems nice and bubbly.
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:iconthereseldavis:
thereseldavis Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lol...I had fun with the water, as you can tell ;) I am glad you like her :heart:
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CandyBones666 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
I know you talked about doing simple backgrounds to a fault, but I think you do more complicated backgrounds very well! It's a great overall piece; I think the muted colors work perfectly with the theme. And I really like the pinkish twisted plants and how they compliment her hair.
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I almost changed her hair to blue...so I am glad I left it pink since you like it :D I was a little disapointed with the pink flowers...I was trying to make them look kind of rotted or wilted but they just kind of ended up looking textured. lol. I am glad you think my background is successful. Maybe there will be more in the future? lol.
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely drawing (though it's terribly sad at the same time). It's nice that you've added a subtle "message" in the picture.
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
"Subtle"...lol...something I've never been good at...and don't get used to it...I am sure that next one wont be so layered. It's just something I feel strongly about and for once it actually fit into my style. I am very pleased you like it, I was kind of waiting to see what you would think, since your art usually has a deeper meaning. I am not a shallow person, it just not something that I generally like to put into my art....although it does go into my writing in spades. Art has always been just for my enjoyment, to make me happy...doing this piece didn't really do that....and I hate the color scheme...but at least now I know I am capable of coloring in a less saturated spectrum. lol ;p Thanks again! :heart:
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I definitely think you've managed to expand your artistic range in several ways by doing this piece. :nod:
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MiseryandAzaelyn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
This is not only really beautiful in its own right, but powerfully messaged as well. In fact ... I dont know if I can call it beautiful per say given the mood behind it but it looks ... well I guess I cant say nice either given said mood.

Anyway, I loved it and had to fav.
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I really wasn't going for beautiful, so you are alright in saying that it is not. I was thinking it would be kind of a trick...the first thing you see is the fairy and then her suroundings.... I am so glad you like it :D Thank you! :heart:
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oopswrongcookie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Wow! Impressive. 20 hours of work with phenominal results.
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I wish I knew of a way to speed up my painting time...I hear of a lot of artists doing this speed paint thing....I wish they'd tell me how ;p I am so pleased you like it! :heart:
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Shinigami-no-Miko Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I could not hit the :+fav: button fast enough with this piece! This deviation looks amazing! I love how soft the fairy appears against the harsh smoggy background. This is a wonderful depiction of mankind's destruction of nature, and nature having to just accept what's been happening to it. I love this so much.
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: I am so very pleased to hear you say it! Thank you. I really didn't think that many people would even think twice about this piece...I am glad they are :D :glomp:
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Shinigami-no-Miko Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome sweetie ^_^
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Gelatinous Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
excellent work, this piece speak a ton, you definetly captured the look of despair in the fairys face. The attention to detail is excellent, awesome background!

I :heart: it
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I am glad you said that about her face...I was worried she didn't look stressed enough :D Thanks! :heart: I am glad you like!
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AkinaWolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love all the detail you put into this, really brings the picture to life! :D
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yay, I am glad you think so! :heart:
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the-box-ghost Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is indeed sad. But you know what I like it regardless :)
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
When I was drawing this I didn't occur to me how sad it really was...but everyone's reation to it has pretty much been the same...sorry to depress everyone. I am glad you and others are liking it, dispite the un-fun theme of it. :D I see several factories every day where I live just pumping out black smoke....it really bothers me. I developed asthma since I moved down to IN...I can't help but think it has something to do with it. lol. Thanks for your wonderful feed back, it means a lot :D
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the-box-ghost Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I know what you mean about the asthma -.- But you are sending out a good message though. ^^
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SashaFitzgerald Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, this is so sad... and so beautiful. I love the thoughtful feelings in this piece... and how you drewa and coloured her wings. Great work!
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I think the wings are my favorite part...at least they are the only part that keeps to my traditional way of coloring things. I really tried to keep the colors kind of drab...which is not how I like color, as you know...but I thought I could get away with a little punch of color in her wings :D I am so glad you like it! I really did want to envoke a peaceful feeling here, because I think americans are too easy going when it comes to their environment...perhaps if we literally had to sit in toxic waste we might actually change? Thanks again for the wonderful comment! :heart:
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EddatheFrozenDragon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
beautiful work.
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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