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Burden by LiquidFaeStudios Burden by LiquidFaeStudios
why? because I cant think of a better title to describe this piece... any better suggestions?
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Even though we feel as though we should be able to fly, the burden of reality keeps us tied to the ground. But even so, our dreams fly to us each night, to remind us that our earthly burdens can never completely keep us down.
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This painting hurt my brain, and painting thorns is the devil. :/ It sat for a few days as I was stuck on what colors i wanted to use for the background. I finally gave in and just used blue, convincing myself that there *is* an owl in the picture, so it would make sense if it were night-like. I flew with that, and it turned out great!

I was able to get closer to what I wanted with this painting than the last, and it was also a good reminder to me as to why I should, despite what my current state of reasoning suggests, always start with the BACKGROUND and work my way forward >.> you'd make it a lot easier on yourself. really. O.o

and lastly, YAY owls! YAY feathery hair! and Yay for inadvertently making her wings resemble peacock feathers... lol

Watercolors on cold press

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:iconscruffyisawesome:
Scruffyisawesome Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
She reminds me of Athena the Greek Goddess.
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Nortstar Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
it is really amanzig picture :)
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi :wave:
You've been featured in my journal :heart: [link]
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :D
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank yo u:)
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconkimvermonden:
kimvermonden Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
That's absolutely wonderfull.... I wish it was mine :) Well done!
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Evlydia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello, you've been featured here: [link] Please favorite the article so it can gain more support. :)
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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DaybreaksDawn Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
I absolutely adore owls, and the Fey. Beautiful work!
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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FlyingFrogCreations Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
What lovely piece! This is definitely going in the "Illustrated Faeries" folder in my group "Fairy Doors and More," [link] an artisan-crafts group with a fairy theme. I hope you will come on over and if you are not already a member I invite you to join and submit more of your lovely work!
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is pretty amazing! The pose and the hands and the hair and the owl... Brilliant!
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
gorgeous!
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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:iconpandemoniumfire:
pandemoniumfire Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the balance of this picture and as always, the detail is phenomenal!
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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samjo989 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Lovely - I like the imagery of the owl and the branches holding her down. And her faded, unused wings :)

And I actually think Burden is a pretty good title! "Dreams" sound a bit too common, and Burden kind of makes the meaning a little clearer when all you've got to go on is the painting and the title =P
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
XD
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sombrefeline Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet...
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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dunkelina Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Beautiful :)
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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:iconmagianna:
Magianna Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Really nice, just like illustration :) Colors are pretty good. Maybe the woman has too big head, but this is the only mistake I've noticed.
What watercolors did you use?
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hmm i think you may be right about her head now that i really look at it XD

I use a wide variety of watercolors (against all advice) I use grumbacher, holbien, and a few other names I cant think of off the top of my head. I find tubes that I like and dont really concern myself with brand. XD
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautifully done, one of you very best paintings!:love:
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D thank you
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11th-Memory Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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11th-Memory Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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gracefullyinfinite Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
really pretty!
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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gracefullyinfinite Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Beautiful work. Very well done and well colored.
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
You're welcome.
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FreyrStrongart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist
beautiful piece. The movement and style are just eyecatching.
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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MusicJunkie4892 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student General Artist
pretty
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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DerMaertyrer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very great work ^^
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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DerMaertyrer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem^^
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazingly beautiful! :heart:
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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