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Butterfly Dream by Katerina-Art Butterfly Dream by Katerina-Art
Fantasy portrait of one of my all time favorite fantasy artists maria j william :iconsijeney:
One look at marias art and you can see why i love her art so much, it's
beautiful,inspirational and creative :)plus she works with pencils
which i love :heart:

I was so happy when maria gave me the green light to use one
of her beautiful personal photos to draw her,i always wanted to
draw a geisha and i loved marias asian make-up and dress in
her photo and i had inspiration and ideas right away what to do
especially with the background .


I have been working on this portrait for weeks between moving
and just late last night finished the background and butterflies :)

Hope you all like it :)

All pencils 2h ,2b,4b,6b on 8'3x10'7 vellum bristol board 2006
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:iconkarentownsend:
Karentownsend Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous, I love butterflies :butterfly: :heart:
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :hug:
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:iconzerogeo:
Zerogeo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
OMG !!!!!!!! THIS IS AMAZING !!! THE BUTTERFLIES ARE SO WELL DONE !! good job.. DANG !!!
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
aww thank you so much :hug:
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:iconzerogeo:
Zerogeo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
no problem :D
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:iconvanaseph:
vanaseph Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
This is a beautiful picture. Wow. It reminds me of my friends mother who I miss dearly.
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
aww thats so sweet thank you so much :hug:
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:iconicarist:
icarist Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
awesome, i like the butterflies and how you did the dress, it looks so real!!
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much ari :hug:
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:iconcourtelia:
Courtelia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very pretty! You've done a great job at getting the texture and shading just right for the clothing, and the butterflies are quite pretty! :) You can tell that it's Maria too! :) Keep up the beautiful work!
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! :hug:
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:iconstrainstrain:
strainstrain Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
I can't believe I haven't faved this one yet:faint: It is truely a masterpiece. I love it:+favlove:
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :heart:
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
so beautiful, the material is exquisite.
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you ruth so much :heart:
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
You're very welcome.:)
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:iconblack-sepulture:
black-sepulture Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
Nice work... :clap:
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :hug:
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:iconpk-psdol:
PK-PSDOL Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006
wow your shading is fantasic i love it keep it up :hug:
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :hug:
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:iconpk-psdol:
PK-PSDOL Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
yw KartK:hug:
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:iconalienarose:
alienarose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006   Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning! Your pencilwork always blows me away with it's detail, accuracy, and softness. This pic is very dreamlike and wistful. I love it!
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you ((((mandy))) so much so good to hear from you :heart:
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:iconarteestique:
Arteestique Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful and dreamy:clap: Great work!!:D
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much for all the support nicole :hug:
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:iconarteestique:
Arteestique Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
You are so welcome Sweetie:hug:;)
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:icongoosehonker:
goosehonker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Student
EXQUISITE! :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :hug: :heart:
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:icongoosehonker:
goosehonker Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Student
Your welcome :hug:
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:iconcolej-uk:
Colej-uk Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
Wow, thats beautiful :)
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :hug:
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:icon2funki4wheelz:
2Funki4Wheelz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Utterly stunning, I love the softness of everything and the way you drew her reminds me of Judy Galrand or a portrait of a classic Hollywood star. Breathtaking details in the flutterbye's too.
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the lovely comments!!! :):):)
:hug:
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:iconsquallleonhart:
squallleonhart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful shading, and the butterflies look beautiful!! =)
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :hug:
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:iconaglaranna:
aglaranna Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006   Interface Designer
Do you gorgeous work!
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :heart:
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:iconpaintergurlie:
paintergurlie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
This is AMAZING!
I am jealous of your talent. Great Work!!!!
:clap:
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :hug: :heart:
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:iconpaintergurlie:
paintergurlie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
welcome :D
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
GORGEOUS!!!!
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you athena so much :heart:
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:iconcrimson-ivory:
crimson-ivory Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Student General Artist
Amazing! Her face is just flawless! I love what you did with the texture of her clothing, it really looks like silk :)
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :heart: :hug: the dress was the hardest part and the longest , i love drawing faces and shading them to me it comes naturally but everything else is a challenge..lol
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:iconsakura-dono:
sakura-dono Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
soooooo beautiful!!!!! :omg: :clap: :+favlove: :D
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you sweetie so much :hug: :heart:
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:iconsakura-dono:
sakura-dono Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome!! :hug:
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:iconpixie-wildflower:
Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
You work such magic!
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
than you kathy so much :heart:
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:iconkathrynwhiteford:
KathrynWhiteford Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
This is simply stunning!! :wow: The tones are so realistic and soft and woah, look at those butterflies!! The detail in her top is incredible too girl! :glomp: Awesome work hun!! :D
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