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March 30, 2010
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Commission: Songhue by Iribel Commission: Songhue by Iribel
This is a commission I made for :iconnewshine: of her character called Songhue. Big thanks to her for offering me this signment! It was a lot of fun. :hug:

"She was never one to share her own tale too often. The most frequent word used to describe her was evasive, perhaps mysterious. She neither spoke of her past, nor did she mention any longing for the future. Very little was known of her, at least as far as almost all beings were concerned.

Rarely, she would let some small history slip her lips, and even then only a small amount to those she truly trusted. More often than not this small piece of history was seen as a great deal of information, yet this was never the case. Her history, her story, was so complex and went back so far as to take lifetimes to tell properly. Lifetimes she had lived already, as each new realm was as another life, with more stories, more history, more to be shared.

Yet Star Shine, known by so many other names with so many other faces in so many other realms, did not share her own stories. She did not tell of this companion, nor of any other tale she could share of herself.

She told the stories of others."

Read more about her here -> [link]


I must say I really enjoyed working with this piece. :love: It was also a bit challenging since all the resources I used are my own. I had taken many beautiful shots on my trip to Keukenhof last year and they proved to be quite useful when I created the background. Some details such as hair I painted with Wacoom tablet. I really hope you like this piece! :heart:

Take a closer look at the details, there are plenty of them:


Iribel 2006-2010
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eunichang Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful art. looks great!
WNaturalism Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Really perfect artwork with very charming and rousing forest atmosphere and colors!!! I love this awesome work:)
FabulaNovaCristal Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely perfect! <3
feainne Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link] :heart:
Lightbluepencil Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
It is really sweet!

I particularly like the landscape, wish to be there
WhisperingWindxx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
wow! everything looks so natural; it just flows!
Where did you get the model for this shot?
Iribel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thanks a lot! :hug: I'm glad you like it.
I am the model, actually. Obviously I have painted some things, but the basic ref is my own photo... :D
WhisperingWindxx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Nice :) So beautiful
AprilLight Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Excellent work :sun:
sleepvark Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
I really like how you have the wings mostly folded back and down, almost the way real birds and bugs do it. I'm trying to come up with a way to make fairy wings for dancers fold back and extend out on command during a stage performance. Not much progress yet.
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