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Delicate by Zindy Delicate by Zindy
It was about time to do a new fairy. I wanted to try and go really dark this time with my colour pencils, which seem to be my weak spot with this medium.

I very much enjoyed creating her. It's based on a photo of the lovely Evangeline Lilly. I find her beautiful and delicate, with that natural beauty. I gave her red brown hair though her dark brown is beautiful on her. This drawing was much work and for some reason I found it rather difficult to just do what I felt like on this one. Maybe because I had this perfect image in my head, which I didn't feel I could get down to paper afterall.
My scanner wasn't very nice on the colours, I had to correct them as much as I could in photoshop but still it lacks the life of the colours somehow, like it lost it's warmth.

Thanks for all your lovely comments and faves on the wip, it definitely made me more motivated:
Delicate WIP

Made with pastels and color pencils.
40x30cm | 16x30"

:bulletpurple: Prints available here: [link]
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:iconpixie12345:
pixie12345 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Hi there! your work is absolutely amazing! I'm opening up a hair salon and my theme is all about pixie's and fairys... I was just wondering if I could get your permission to use this amazing picture as the face of my business cards?
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sjomannen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
love this one :D
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:iconaphoticangel:
aphoticangel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
this is the first picture i found of yours, and it is still one of my favorites<3
its AMAZINGG x100000. (:
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:iconemmaemseemma:
EmmaEMSEemma Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
My God, all of your drawings are amazing!
Especially this one. I love your work. Continue like this.

All the best.
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purplevioletdoll Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
I'm in love with your work. :) This is extremely beautiful. You're such a great artist. :D
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:iconkamunyak13:
Kamunyak13 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
I like the way you kinda used toned colors, like brown and reddish. I think it's beautiful!
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:iconjames6string:
james6string Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
simply beautiful....
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:iconaslemarie:
aslemarie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
It is... fantastic... congratulations
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:iconbabyfawn:
babyfawn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008   Traditional Artist
i love the way you draw hair. it's just beautiful!
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:icongemstonerocks:
gemstonerocks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008   Photographer
WOW. this is absolutely fantastic.
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:iconkokoromaco:
kokoromaco Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
WoW OMG THT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY!
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:iconaudiomad:
audiomad Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
This looks so like my x its creepy but at the same time the pic is amazing nice work
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:iconzorbish:
zorbish Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
wow that's beautiful! amazing piece of art!
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Dreams-and-Shadows Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
wonderful!!!!
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babester666 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
oh, dear lord - WOW. lol can you tell that i'm impressed?? ;) great work =)
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WalkingOnTheRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007   Digital Artist
Hi! what i have to say? it's simply FANTASTIC!!!!!
compliments!!
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic
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:iconsofera:
Sofera Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah i see what you mean comparing it to the wip photo that you took, this one seems to be faded out but none the less still just as wonderful!
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Fraxa Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Hi :wave:

I've included this image in my feature Fraxa's Favourites this week. I hope you don't mind your work being displayed but if you're not happy please let me know and I'll remove it immediately.
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BLOODxOFxANGELS Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Beautiful!
She looks a bit like Simone Simons :P
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:iconattyde:
Attyde Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
wow, this is amazing!!!! are these really coloured pencils only?...
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:iconrh6:
rh6 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
wow this is realy amazing!!! :wow: beautyfull!!!
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:iconninja-kyoko:
ninja-kyoko Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
shes beautiful!
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kev2137 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
The soft, smooth background matches well, and I love the detail you put into the edges of the wings! The little bit of freckles is a great touch to make it more realistic, and I like how the lips add a little spot of bright color that stands out from the surroundings!
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:iconfraxa:
Fraxa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
She's beautiful - her hair and face are very well done.
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:iconbabyfae:
BabyFae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
So beautiful. The wings look so delicate so its a perfect name for the deviation. Keep up the great work.
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:iconktrox1322:
kTrox1322 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
I was just about to say this looked soo much like Evangeline :]

Fantastic Job!!
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Laima-L Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Really amazing,
I like colors and her hair is very nice.
:+fav: as always^^
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:iconrain-fairie:
Rain-Fairie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Ooh wow, a new fairy :love: I thought I recognised her! Nice pose, and i love the little details you've added, like the freckles. I like the colours, they're very pastelly :aww:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
absolutely beautiful work... her hair looks so soft real that one is tempted to try and actually touch it. i really like the limited palettes you use in your color pieces and this is no exception. very nicely done. :clap:
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:iconfolkvangar:
folkvangar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Extremely beautiful!!! =D
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:iconskelafly:
skelafly Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
This is a beautiful piece! I really like the colours you used this time, it all fits together just perfect! Love it! :heart:
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DjangoX Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The darkened colouring adds more depth... very beautiful as usual.
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devikadesilva Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
it does look delicate. but due to the darker colours, it doesn't look fragile in its delicateness, which is a good thing.
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:iconangelro:
angelRo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
beautiful work!!!!!!
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Sykoticstalker27 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
I love the freckles across her nose! :aww:
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scarlettsmilez66 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
wow!! she looks reely soft and very beautiful!!:love::+favlove:
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:iconstarlit-kisses:
starlit-kisses Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
So beautiful. I absolutely love it.
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kaleidofusion Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
She's gorgeous, but I didn't really expect anything less off you - you're incredible =] I think its effective how it is.. the expression on her face suits the colours somehow, than if I imagine it in warmer colours.
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MarthaPArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful:D
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Chicagogirl11 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Student Photographer
So very beautiful!!:aww:

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Zach: I know who I am. I like who I am. I like who you are. I just, I just wish that you liked who you are.
Claire: I’m finally realizing who my friends really are. That maybe being different isn’t the end of the world. It’s just who I am. ~From the show "Heroes"
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101TMMROX Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
this is so awesome!!i wish i could color like you!
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:iconfilthyartworx:
Filthyartworx Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Zindy....Your work is truely amazing, and this piece is no exception.
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:iconaveriyx:
Averiyx Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
O.O :faint: This is so soft and beautiful. It gives me the warm fuzzies.:clap: :+fav:
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:iconmagentareject:
magentareject Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Wow - stunning! So soft and I love the pastel colours!
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:iconshellabelle:
Shellabelle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Beautiful, as always. That hair looks so real, it's incredible.
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:iconfee13:
fee13 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
this is fantastic
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:iconx-heather-x:
x-heather-x Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the hair rocks. this is awesome.
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Looks beautiful, even if nothing like Evangeline Lilly (looks better if anything).
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ElbyLeeShay Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
This one looks very special. I cant put my finger on it rightly but there is a feeling about it, btw it lloks so realistic, the depth and realism cant get any better I think. But this one is very very good, unique and beautiful.
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