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Cloud Dancer by nellmckellar Cloud Dancer by nellmckellar
Inspired by the old illustrators.
Watercolour.
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:iconcarrie1953:
carrie1953 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
VERY nice!!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
A blessed Christmas, Nell.
I happened across this one (again) and had to stop and say hello.
Steve :hug:
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pan-neverland86 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
Amazing.........and so beautiful!! Wow, i just love the expressions on her face, her eyes, wings...the atmosphere...colours…:deviation:…..gosh!! I guess!! I just love all of it!!! lol :D ..... Beautiful work!!!!!
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
Hey, thank you. :)
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:iconhumanofprey:
humanofprey Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the smoothness of the colors.

Very nice work :thumbsup:
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:iconapacheann6:
apacheann6 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so well done
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:iconflaring-beetle:
flaring-beetle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005   Photographer
there's such a whimsical movement in there, i love it.

i look forward to seeing more of your intricate brush strokes :)
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:iconcannibol:
cannibol Featured By Owner May 19, 2005
gorgeous work! :love:
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Eleaf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2005   Photographer
wowoza! = D I really like that very magical and absolute super pretty! lol. Thats a favorite for me! = D

i luv it. =)
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
I am glad you like it! :)
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:iconravenlady:
RavenLady Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005   Writer
:clap: oooooohhhhhhh, I loves this one!!! :clap:
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Idle-Tears Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
DAMN!!!! i am so jealous :cries: i want to be able to draw like that!! you are too good!!
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toeknuckles Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
wow, this is beautiful nell. this could be one of my favourites of yours. the colour scheme works so well. beautiful job. :-)
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toeknuckles Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
heh, just been looking at it some more. i think it could be one of my favourites because of the lovely mood you set. but after comparing it to your most recent picture (which i LOVE! wish i could see all those little veins irl), i can certainly see how well you've developed your style.
it's like to start with, you were doing lovely pictures, but you were a little unsure. you seem so much bolder with your pictures now, and they work so much better for it.

nevertheless, this is still one of my favourites, as an "early nell" :-) it's like you can really see your style and skills starting to emerge together.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely linework and flow! Very good use of complementary colour there, I love the colour scheme.
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
Well, thank you very much, Jenny! :)
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poetryfreak Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2004
great detail on the wings.
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Ludi-Price Featured By Owner May 30, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just realised how much of your work i haven't actually seen. :( And am i allowed to say how much i think you've improved in the short time since you painted this picture? The length you've come is just amazing! :)

Nevertheless this picture is definitely your style, and I can see what you mean about the old style paintings. This really reminds me of the illustrations in those Victorian fairy books, with the flowing hair, the dainty legs and the lovely clothes. The only thing I don't like so much are the wings, since they feel a bit....woven, if you know what I mean, but it's not anything major, it's just me. =p And I can really see your style in those eyes. :)

My fave things - the colour purple, as usual. :D It seems a bit darker (or bluer?) and more mysterious than in your other more recent paintings, but it fits the mood nevertheless. And I love the bird, particularly the way you get the motion of the wings through. That's one of the sweetest parts of the picture, methinks... Great work... :)
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner May 30, 2004
Wow, I've improved? Well I am very happy to hear that!
Yes I love purple! I don't know why I chose it for this piece...but yeah. Purple's good!
Thanks for the kind words, Ludi, and for looking through some of my older word. Your feedback is much appreciated! :)
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Ludi-Price Featured By Owner May 30, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Well...Yeah. You have. But that doesn't mean you weren't awesome in the first place. ;) :hug:

Purple rocks my world!!! :nirvana:

Heh heh... Well, no doubt, I'll be looking through more of your older work soon, bwahahahaha! ;p
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Jeannetta Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2004
She's lovely... absolutely magical :)
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2004
Thank you. :)
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moonduster Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2004
Wow! This is absolutely stunning! :D
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2004
Why thank you! :)
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
You say that this is inspired by the Old Masters, and I can well believe it. This is truly wonderful work, and it's quite a rare treat to find such traditionalism in art nowadays. I'm a fan already! I hope and wonder if your other work may be in the same vein as this. The use of watercolours, as well as the choice of subject matter, immediately reminds me of Alan Lee and Brian Fraud, two of my favourite artists. This is too my medium of choice. I love the mixtures of colours that you've chosen here. The soft, lush purples and lilacs give this a calm, enchanting, ethereal and whimsical look that I always find most pleasing in art. It's the greatest form of escapism, at least to me. She also looks beautifully coy and other-worldly, in a way that befits her seperation from out lowly world. I particularly like the long strands of her flowing hair.

Art like this truly inspires me.

I'm going to have to inspect your art very closely indeed! Thanks for sharing with us :).

+fave
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2003
Oh, thank you peet! What a compliment indeed! :D Alan Lee and Brian Froud are two of my most favourite artists! Not all my work is in this old style, but it's a style I really enjoy doing, and I feel it most represents who I am and the message I want to get across.
I'm really glad you got something out of it, what more can an artist ask for? ;)
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tilly Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2003
awesome work sort a stuff i aspire to x i think I'll watch u
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2003
Thanks :hug: :blush:
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Juditangelo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2003
The form is amazing that you must to use the watercolors. Really precious this fairy, is magnificent. :aww:
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2003
Aww why thank you. :)
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tiffanyleilarsen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
So pretty! I love her flowing skirt and hair. That is awesome. Great job.
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
Thanks, Tiffany. :)
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Cavale Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful coloring!...nice job!
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
Thank you, Cavale. :)
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fairytiara Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
Beautiful work :)
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
Thanks :)
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art-nouveau Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
i really like your style on the faces, you know, it's like one of those old egyptian papirus ladies with big big eyes :) emotionless, it's seems like they are looking beyond of the things as a goddess or something. what can i add... umm, color set is really relaxing and the flow is almost sensible... i also like that hair looks a little messed up (in a good way of course) this one goes to my favorites as a major one. love you! :rose:
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
Awww, wow! Thanks so much! :hug: I do try to make some of my faces with an almost timeless, mythological look to them...
Thanks for the fave!!! :D
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Drakell Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
Here I am again! :D As usual...AMAZING piece of art!!! :hug: love the colours! and the pose is awsome! awwww...loook at that tiiiiny bird! D :faint: lol ok, i'm calm...^^''
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
LOL, always nice to get your lovely comments, Drakell. :) Thanks so much! :hug:
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Drakell Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
any time :hug:
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nicoleg2003 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
pretty
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
Thanks!
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bloodylady Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
wow...you have a great talent...i think that ot's a :+fav:!!!!
:handshake:
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
Wow, Thanks, bloodylady! :D
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