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Light in Darkness by nellmckellar Light in Darkness by nellmckellar
There is light even in darkness.

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Watercolour, acrylic, gouache and coloured pencil.
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:iconcarrie1953:
carrie1953 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Really like this!!
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:iconrobotic-cupcake:
robotic-cupcake Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That material that her skirt is made out of, you did such a good job on it, I've always wanted to draw that kind of material and I still can't >< Lol
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:iconstarlitdancer:
starlitdancer Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
This one caught my attention due to the detail and the contrast between light and dark. I really like it. :)
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:iconartbyviv:
artbyviv Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007   Traditional Artist
Love it - great work.
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:iconamarinrose:
AmarinRose Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
I love the wings, the color especially. And they look so light and feathery! :)
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:iconmoonpetal90:
Moonpetal90 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
this is just amazing! well done! her dress is so realistic! OMG once again amazing! her green wings against the grey! gosh I'm in love with this picture!
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:icondeadraco:
DeaDraco Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
uuuuuuhh I like it ! !! :star: + :+fav:
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:iconjoannabromley:
JoannaBromley Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely! :wow:I just cannot figure out how you managed to create the see-through fabric of her dress!
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:iconcardowl:
cardowl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006   Writer
Wow! That is so amazing!
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:iconbluulotus-tea:
bluulotus-tea Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
awsome!!!!!!!!! ^__^
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:iconbrigidashwood:
brigidashwood Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
The skirt on this piece is masterfully done. Just fabulous!
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:iconwhitestrawberry:
whitestrawberry Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
Her dress is absolutely gorgeous! I'm in shock that there's someone who can draw dresses like that! ^^"
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:iconleebea:
Leebea Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006   General Artist
Awsome work.....love it.
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:icondryeyez:
DryEyez Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
beautiful
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:icondryeyez:
DryEyez Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
it's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
:lol:
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:icontwosilverstars:
twosilverstars Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Ooo, i love her wings! They have a very original look. And you did a fantastic job on her tool dress - or however you spell toul... tole? :giggle:
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
Tule I think? Anyway, thanks! D
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:iconqueenofchaoss:
Queenofchaoss Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
I love this piece....gorgeous
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:iconsiobata:
siobata Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
This is incredible, Nell! Those wings are inspired and the translucency of her dress is wonderful. Isn't this one being auctioned? I'm curious as to the dimensions of this one.
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:iconmeggyb:
Meggyb Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
geez nellers you're goin orf lately! all these good pics!!! I luff the green bits :)
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:iconquestingraven:
QuestingRaven Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work :D
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:icongoth4you:
goth4you Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
this is really pertty
good job!:clap:
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:iconamytal:
amytal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
This is absolutely beautiful. I know it has already been said, but the dress is awesome. You captured the gauze very well. I also like the cracks in the ground.
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005
Thanking you :)
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:iconjenely:
jenely Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
:jawdrop: ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I want that dress!!! Her pose...her hair...her face...IT'S PERFECT!!!!!!!!! :heart: :love:

:glomp: :cuddle:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful. Amazing how you brought out the pale green feathers of her wings and the transparent fabric of her skirt.
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:iconqmab:
qmab Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You've out-Nell'd yourself again! The detail and level of realism in the dress is beyond incredible.... and the entire piece is breathtakingly beautiful.
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
Hehe! Thankee Mabs! I had a sneaking suspicion you'd like this one. :)
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:iconqmab:
qmab Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*smiles*
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:iconterrizae:
Terrizae Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Professional General Artist
Man, where do you get the patience to do something like this? It's lovely!
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:iconchristiane:
Christiane Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats gorgeous! The skirt is amazing :)
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:iconsandakist:
sandakist Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
this is beautiful i love it the detail, shading body preportion there perfect its excellent. i envy you.:headbang::cake:
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:iconelvenstarart:
ElvenstarArt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, the dress turned out awesome!! I love the colorful wings compared to the darkness of the rest. Beautiful work! :D
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005
Thank you, Rebecca :)
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with the others here, the dress is *really* well done. The folds and transparent skirt layers are just awesome. Um... I'm not a fairy person so I don't know what to say about the rest... oh, the background colours are lovely! Green and grey look so nice together here!
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2005
Heh heh, thanks for the kind words. :)
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:iconaramn:
AramN Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
Wow! Divine ! Life in a lullabye of love & softness. Incredible work !
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2005
Hehe, I like your way with words! Thanks :)
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:iconjuditangelo:
Juditangelo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
WOWO MY so incredible color in da wings!!!:worship:
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:iconmydian:
Mydian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
A beautiful piece on a great background. I just love it! :+fav: Ahhh, the transparency. Wow. *is stunned*
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:iconfelixxkatt:
felixxkatt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice transparent dress bits. very flowy. :heart:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Nell,
I like the feathery green wings against the grey, and the matching flower coming up out of the stone. The lacy grey of the dress is beautifully done.
I am reminded of seeing a single, bright flower -- fireweed as I remember -- sprouting up in the midst of a grey ocean of glacial till back one day when I was flying for the Army. Hope and beauty survive in the strangest places.
Steve :)
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:iconpesare:
pesare Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Professional
Very elegant. I like her pose, the way she carries herself makes her seem calm and wise and loving...
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:iconverdant:
verdant Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
She's very pretty, nell... and her dress is awesome! ^__________^!
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sarahmoule Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
wholey sheet!!!!!
aww Nell its been TOO LONG since ive seen your paintings!
the pose is stunning and that DRESS! how the bloody hell do you have the pacience to sit there and made all those creases?!

I dont know how you do that voodoo that you do so well but you do something to me.. nooobody else can do!
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005
LOL! That's a nice little poem you composed there! ;)
Thank you Sarah. :) Well I have a lot of time on my hands at the moment, so I don't mind doing all the details. In fact, I enjoy it. :)
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sanguigna Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
My god!! I'm fall in love with this enchanted masterpiece!! :heart:
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005
Thank you my dear! :D
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
The dress detail is fantastic. Very impressive work :)
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