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Hunting Butterflies by nettlebeast Hunting Butterflies by nettlebeast
At last, the finished Premium for the very sweet :iconaluo: who has been eagerly waiting to see it! :D

These are her fox characters Vinny (in the background) and Alexis (in the foreground) enjoying a late summer day on the hills and moore. :heart:

Illustration belongs to me.
Alexis and Vinny belong to Aluo.
No rererences.
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AuroraIkia Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this piece! so beautiful! Sorry about all the favs, I just can't help it!
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this, both very sweet :)
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Poo-ky Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
I love how your art ssrly looks like its on paper..OR IS IT O.O
its very beautiful, i feel as if i can feel the texture of the picture o8
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I scan in papers, and lay them over my work once in photoshop, so after I work with it a bit, it comes out looking very natural, and paper-like. :D
Thank you so so much! :huggle:
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Poo-ky Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
WOW , that really unique, i dont recall ever hearing that before FF AMAZING DEAR C:
verycerycery unique <3
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Scorchyz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is lovely <3
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Veirilin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, your art is amazing! :love: I love your original style!^^
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you, dear! :D
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your stuff needs DDs, like........ now. Cause it hurts my soul to see this talent not get enough attention :iconiseriouscameplz:






Really.
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
AWWWWWW TAIGAAA.
:blush:

I did get a DD once before anyways, "Sun Father" on my old account! So I'm proud enough of that! :love:
I'd be real honored to get another one someday, though! :heart:
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
But this is your new account ;-; I would but I just submitted somehting else (which got declined :|) for my friend who is a photographer xD
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
awww, don't worry about that! Hopefully sometime I'll get picked up for another one, if I earn it! :D

Hope your friend's photo gets in! :heart:
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Snowwire Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Artist
Oh it's done! What a wonderful piece! I just love the pose of the lighter wolf.
And such nice colours! :love:
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D
Actually, they're foxies, but either way. :lol:
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Snowwire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Artist
Ah sorry, I was wondering if they were either foxes or wolves and someone else wrote wolf so fffff~ =w=;
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
OHH NO PORBLEMOO
Lol they could look like wolves too, it's all up to your imaginationnn!
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Snowwire Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Artist
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irenukia Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredibly beautiful as usual :love: I love how the butterflies are so bright against the toned down background, they really pop out and it looks so lovely <3

Ahhh I love your art, keep posting foreverrrr
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
ahh, thank you! Always means a lot coming from you! :love:
Yeah, I wanted the blue butterflies to really pop, since the commissioner saw me do butterflies before and specifically asked for them! :D
Thanks so much dearie~!
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FlannMoriath Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
This is super adorable! :D I love the little butterflies and the thick, deep grass, and the characters' expressions. I'm really liking how your dog style is evolving! :)
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you, Flann! :huggle:
I love thick, cushy grass, and I love mixing greens and blues and purples, so this was a real treat for em to work on! :D
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TheKidIsGreen Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
another awesome piece, well done!
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
awww, thank you Adam! :D
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Korfa Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Oh, it turned out beautifully!! And as usual, what you do with colour is just stunning. Your grass will forever be my favourite thing!
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm glad you think so! :D
Well, I shall remember you when I draw it, my love
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Embrymandre Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I like your style of the colouring and your style of the landscape but the anatomy of these two wolf is very very weird... The anatomy looks not good...
Anyway, nice job! :)
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, really? Many people like my more stylized anatomy, it takes more effort than plain old realism, which I used to stick to before.
Thank you! :)
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Embrymandre Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I very well understood that your wolves were made with your style but I think that you still need to practice for the anatomy especially for the legs... There are bases to be respected in anatomy whatever is the style of the artist :)
Anyway, anytime! :)
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Ennai Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
COULD YOU STOP BEING AMAZING FOR 5 MINUTES?! YOU'RE KILLING ME!
Gah, I love those blue butterflies! I love the pose of the whitish character as she's perched atop the rock.
Your use of textures is amazing! I have one question, do you add shading or is that how it looks from the texture?
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
AHHHHH NO STOP I'M NOT AMAZINGGG D:
I love the little butterflies, too, they were so much fun! 8D
Thank you! It's mostly my way of shading. I layer and layer and layer different tones and different levels of opacity, then, at the end, I apply a paper texture to it. Paper textures are easy to make, too! Just abuse a piuece of paper (spill paint on it, coffee, crinkle it, then scan and use) That's the most i can say without explaining my whole entire process. :D
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Ennai Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
FFFFF YOU ARE. ;_;
Well that would explain why when I use textures it looks like poo, I don't bother with shading. oops haha.
I shouldn't switch shading for textures lol. Paper abuse! D:<
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
oooh, yeah, I used to make the same mistake acouple years ago, when I first started developing a style. You can't be lazy and let the textures hog all the woek, however tempting that is! :lol:
ALWAYS think of textures as ADDED effects, the whole piece shouldn't depend on the textures; the textures should should bring out and sharpen what's already great about the foundation of shading and highlights. :D
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Ennai Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I hate shading most of the time because I'm terrible at it. XD I understand the light source and everything, but I have a hard time drawing multidimensional cause I'm stuck in 2D lol. Thank you for the help! ;w;
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, don't worry, that will come over the years with practice! Nobody is born knowing how to bring objects to vivid life on paper! ;)
Glad I could help ya! :D
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work on the posing, well drawn! I also really love how much the butterflies stand out from this piece. Very beautiful!
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you, lovely! :love: I'll keep working hard! :D
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Aluo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
♥ holy mother of nature!
this is beautiful! a true masterpiece!
i can't express just how much i love this through the font options here but
<3 kdjf;ksdjgksg n ffffffffffffff o___e deff one of my favorite commissions! Yer at da top!
i can't thank you enough for your time & well practiced efforts!
I love your art ♥
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
I'm so glad I could make you so happy! :love: It was an honor to draw your favorite characters, I actually really liked bringing their designs into my style! :iconiluplz:
Awww I'm so flattered that you love it so much! :thanks:
No, thank you, for choosing to commisison me! I thoroughly enjoyed it! :meow:
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:iconaluo:
Aluo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
no problem c:
i loveee
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm so glad you do! And you are definitely welcome! :love:

PS- did you get my Notes? they were having getting through because DA is glitchy for me sometimes. :lol:
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Aluo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
yep i got them, im gonna work on paying through what you've requested c:
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Sounds good! :D I hope they all stay in stock at sale prices for ya, I hate when they suddenly sell out! D:


BTW, if you want to make a print of this commission, hitting the Download option will give you the huge, print-friendly PNG file to take to a print shop, or even to use on your own printer. :meow:
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Aluo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
im paying through my friends paypal & she just thought i'd be gifting you the money so i need to get on her about getting the shirts. ha, i was also wondering if i could post the commission on one of my tumblr accounts, giving you full credit of course. i can probably even link your deviantart account to the comments on the post if you'd like, i just need your permission to even re-post it in the first place though c:
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh yeah, I'd be flattered if you Tumblr-ed my artwork! :blush: I'd love to have the link so I can put it in the artist's comments on here, I love it when people blog/reblog my artwork! :love:

Ooooh, I gotta say, if they haven't been ordered yet, at least one of them is already sold out, which would mess up the order (seeing as I planned the order to come to 42$ with shipping, as long as every item is there :P) If ya want, you could just wait until you know for sure you can pay right away, and I could throw together another 42$ order. :D
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Road-to-Anywhere Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The internet was against me commenting on this. House internet was down, so I tried on my phone. Then phone internet was like "lolno comment NOT posted successfully," then house internet started working again. LET'S TRY AGAIN.

So. I think I was able to isolate what my favorite thing about your art is. Besides that fact that it's totally awesome. But I think it's that you manage to blend the cleanness of digital art with a style that looks impressively traditional (the hills, in particular, are reminiscent of a watercolor painting, I believe). Crisp, but with a human touch. :D Makes for an awesome style!

Also, I love the colors on this! They're mostly soft and unsaturated, but then the butterflies are like, "BAM WE'RE SUPER BRIGHT BLUE." Lovely contrast!
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Oooh, what a royal pain in the buns! D: I'm glad it finally decided to work for you! :P

I'm so glad you feel that way about my work,
because that's exactly what I always try my hardest to do! The reason I dropped traditional watercolors in favor of digital is because I can still get that more organic look without sacrificing the cleaner, more polished look that you can get with digital mediums. It took a while to figure our to make it work, but I'm so happy it's paying off! :D


PS- I'm still playing around with sketches for your commission! When I finally finish a complete sketch, I can upload a WIP if you like! Or, would you rather it be a surprise at the end when I finish? :lol:
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Road-to-Anywhere Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's definitely paying off!!

Aaaah, you ask such hard questions... I can't wait to see, but I also want to be surprised... I think I'll go for just the finished piece. Surprise beats impatience.
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
ahhh I'm glad you think so! :blush:

That's awesome! I'm getting close to finishing, now. I'm still playing round with the colors, I tried for something really out of the box, for me. I think you'll love it! :excited:

PS- I just got your envelope in the mail! And what a cute little frog card, ahhh! :iconiluplz: Thanks for sending it, dear! <3
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Road-to-Anywhere Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaaaaaaahhhh, I'm so excited! :D :D :D :giggle:

Oh, good! I'm glad that it got there alright! And, teehee, I love those little froggies. I found the cards on clearance at a bookstore and bought them all. :P
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nettlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm SO excited for you to see it! :eager: :heart:

well, it was a good choice! That thing is freakin' cute! IMMA KEEP IT.
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