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DayDreaming by PickledPixie DayDreaming by PickledPixie
In the busy & hectic life of a fairy there isn't always a chance to sit down, rest your wings & relax.
Despit being quite busy, this fairy likes to take advantage of the limited quiet time to daydream!

Dimensions: A3 (297x420mm)
Mediums: Watercolour on Arches 300gsm Smooth WC paper
Acid free Gold pen & white gouache for highlights.
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:iconuptowngirl48:
uptowngirl48 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
love the picture!!Exspecially the flowers!
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thankyou so much!
I'm very happy that you like this piece...
She's special to me beacause this was my first non-inked A3 painting.
I had fun painting the flowers & leaves.
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:iconuptowngirl48:
uptowngirl48 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
you're very welcome!
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catstails40 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
I like this one alot:D the colors are so cool together.:kitty:
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:iconpickledpixie:
PickledPixie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks! It actually took me ages to figure out what colours I wanted to use on this piece...
Which is funny, considering that I really can't see her in any other colour now!

Glad you like her :)
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LeannanSidhe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
She looks so serene and happy :) Beautiful work!
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:iconpickledpixie:
PickledPixie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks! I tried very hard to give her a peaceful & serene appearance - I'm so glad it worked out!
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ElvenstarArt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! I love her wings! :D
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:iconpickledpixie:
PickledPixie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks! Coming from you, that's a real big compliment! :blushes:
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indigomoonshine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
Well Lily, she is fab, I knew you could do it, love the background, and wish I could see the glittering gold you have added, but I can imagain how cool that looks, well done Honey supurb painting from you :hug: :)
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks hun! I'm trying to make some prints of this piece...... My printer & I are having some small mis-understandings...
The gold shows up ok in the prints though, which is weird.

Onto the next piece now - although I haven't yet decided on what that is going to be! ....I'm hopeless!!!!
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indigomoonshine Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
Hope you and your printer have sorted out your issues :)

Ohhh another cannt wait, have you got any ideas????

Ive had 1 solid day just drawing got fed up of the roses, got another 3 piccs to be painted now :)
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006   Traditional Artist
Nope... My printer is being a shit... Actually - so are a couple of other things at the moment. MSN is giving me grief, ebay won't let me log in & I've now got a print job stuck which won't flippin' cancel!!!

As for other pic ideas - nothing yet... I mean I've got heaps that I could do & finish, but nothing is really jumping out at me at the moment.... *sigh* I'll see how things go tomorrow. Might be feeling more creative then.

Yay - well at least you've got other stuff ready to go for when you get really fed up with roses! :giggle:
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indigomoonshine Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
Yeap, got quite a bit now, been feeling very inspired the last 2 days :) and luckily my pencil hasnt complained too much about exessive overuse hehehehehe.

Hope you have more luck with your printer this week.

Talk soon Hun Love Mags :)
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Meggyb Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
I love this so much :) her face is just so pretty and serene! I wish we could see those gold highlights better :( oh wells! next time :)
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006   Traditional Artist
Its funny - I've tried doing a couple of prints of this piece & the gold shows up heaps better in the print than it does on screen! I dunno - I don't think I'll ever understand computers!
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Meggyb Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
ooh we learnt something about that in college... *wracks brain* aargh.. something to do with CMYK and RGB and the fact that computer screen are made up of only red green and blue dots so thats all they can show.. and when u try and look at something CMYK it looks crap on screen but prints out fine.. meh something like that lol
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks to me like she just had a sip of the best cup of tea ever made after a really hard day flitting about the trees.
The thing I like most about this painting is the contrast between the blue cloud like background and the darkness of her hair and wings.
I had hair like that once, but I got sick of it hurting everytime I brushed out knots. She probably dosen't get knots though, or being a wild fairy, dosen't care.
Yeah yeah, ramble ramble ramble on Jenni.
Anyway, love it gorgeous, is this what you are submitting? I can't wait to see.
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks hun! You know, I had such a headache with choosing a colour for the background for this piece - and for the life of me I can't figure out why!!!! I mean, it's not as if blue was hard to pick being that it's one of my all time fav's, but still - took me a good 2 weeks to decide on it! I'm crazy... but we knew this! ;P

Up until christmas I had hair like that - Dark brown, very long & an utter nightmare to deal with.... I like having it a bit shorter now - not as many knots to deal with.

Am I submitting this piece?? Well, I have definitely thought about it. I'm hoping to get another 1 or 2 pieces done before the deadline also, so hopefully I'll have a couple more to pick from!
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the look of clouds in backgrounds. I had clouds wallpaper in my bedroom when I was a teenager. My bedroom was at the end of the house on the second floor and my mum knicknamed it my castle in the clouds, and it really felt like that.

I'm glad to hear you are thinking hard about whta to send.

How much shorter is your hair now? Anna is enjoying being able to brush her own hair and hardly any knots.
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006   Traditional Artist
My hair is just past my shoulders now - a little bit longer at the back than at the front.
I still have a hard time brushing mine as I'm waiting for a perm to grow out *grumbles* but it is easier than what it used to be!
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
he he, i just had my perm put back in! I grew it out and decided I hated it straight, so knots be damed. I am much happier with it wavy.
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
lily this is amazing!! the pose colors the entire painting gives you a happy feeling +:fav:
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks Kat! I'm so glad you like her! :hug:
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SnowFlurryCat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
You have caught such a feeling of happiness and peace on this little faery's face. I love your shading, and those wonderful wings. What a talented artist you are!

~SnoCat :o
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006   Traditional Artist
:blushes: awwww thanks! You sure know how to make a gal feel special! :hug:
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SnowFlurryCat Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
Well, you ARE special!!! (grin)

~SnoCat :o
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Libellia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
I love it !! the wings and hair are awsome, and I really like her 'daydreaming' expression .
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:iconpickledpixie:
PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks! The hair & wings took me a long time to do - so fiddly!!! But it was worth it :)
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:iconjenely:
jenely Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVE her expression!!! It is so dreamy!!!
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks Dawn!!!
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:iconwendyf:
wendyf Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
She looks so far away in her daydream..I wonder what she's thinking, something nice I bet. She is beautiful.
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006   Traditional Artist
I have no idea - but I dont want to disturb her to find out! I'd hate for that expression to turn into a scowl! :giggle:
Thanks! I'm glad you like her!
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
lovely
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006   Traditional Artist
:hug: thanks :hug:
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amberfishy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww she's lovely! I like the expression on her face!
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks Lee! I want to start trying out some different facial expressions soon - just to see if I can do it....
I do like the way this one has turned out though :)
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amberfishy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I should try that too. I made one of my characters smile once though and it was hideous, LOL never again! I couldnt pull it off without it being oddly creepy.
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work with the huge contrast between the high-key and low-key bits of this work. Um... I don't know what else to say. This is the extent of my fairy knowledge:


That was about it! O_o
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks! I think you did just fine :)
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Mydian Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Her face is just so angelic and sweet. :D Great job on the wings and hair too.
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006   Traditional Artist
Awww Thanks! :hug:
I'm like the way the hair turned out too, but those darned wings almost drove me crazy!!!!
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RebeccaBrogden Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006   Digital Artist
She is pretty. Her face kind of reminds me of Arwen from Lord of the Rings. Simply gorgeous :-)
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks! Now that's a compliment! :blushes:
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Innerserendipity Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
She looks so relaxed and peaceful. I love the way you did the wings. Very, very pretty. Excellent work Lily. :+fav:
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :hug: I'm so glad you like her!
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timnomonin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work of art!

I like the serene look on the fairy's face.
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thankyou! I'm so happy that you like her!
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faegirlmara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
You just get better and better every time you post! My only complaint is that I want to see more of the faerie....she seems really confined in that little space. =) Oh, and I want her hair. he he he
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006   Traditional Artist
Awww thanks! :blushes: I had thought about doing an even larger piece with more of the fairy in it, but decided against it - I really wanted it to be her expression that was the focus.... You never know though, I may revisit this one day :)
And yeah - I want her hair too! I'll bet she goes through a fortune in conditioner though! ;P
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