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Beauty is... by Lucky978 Beauty is... by Lucky978
This is the theme for the PTA Reflections.
I am not supposed to give a description of what this drawing means, but rather let the judges interpret.

This painting DOES have a specific meaning to me but I am going to let you guys decide on your own meaning :D

I hope it looks okay. My scanner really didn't like the glowing effect with the butterfly, so it is a bit butchered ^^;

The hands are from my own stock of photos and the butterfly is from my imagination XD

Materials: copic airbrush, pencil, colored pencil, copics, acrylics, pen
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:iconangela2010peace:
angela2010peace Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist
This is amazing...! How did you end up doing in the competition?
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:iconsinging-wolf-12:
Singing-Wolf-12 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing job!!!!!!!!!!
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Antilogist Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome! I entered this contest too! My jellyfish painting got honorable metion in... uh.. nationals I think? But either way, Great Job!!
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HopeAndFreedom Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Now THIS is beautiful :D
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secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. I especially love the way you used color. I do wish scanners would appreciate an artist's work, though. :P But as I said, beautiful work!!
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you :D I appreciate it^^
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GrayWolfShadow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Student General Artist
most beautiful
hay, i entered that contest too^-^ did you find out where you placed yet?
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nonnihil Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow congrats on the 1st place!
I entered that at my school, I didn't do too well, I got 2nd. :/ But then again, my entry sucked you-know-what because my teacher chose it. -_-
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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Thankkkk youuu! Second is amazing though :D Do you have your submission on dA?
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Kisa-Nightwing Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think the butterfly is messed up at all, in fact I like this a lot. The butterfly is a symbol of peace. Almost as if one could just fly away even if they were in the hands of others. The contrast between the butterfly and the background along with the hands made this simply beautiful.
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:iconpmiow:
PMiow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
this is stunning
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:iconcrazierthanuxd:
CrazierthanuXD Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Student General Artist
Ahhhh This is beautiful:D
I kinda figured it was for Reflections when I looked at the title:) I did a mother and son for my entry:) Beautiful,worthy of a fav;)
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variantcrafts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
It really hits the heart. When I see this painting I see the taint of man towards nature. The dirtied hands of humanity as it now finally struggles to salvage the damage.
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:icondermajestic:
DerMajestic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Great Color!
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfrozensandstorm:
frozensandstorm Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
omg i was gonna enter this contest!!
until i (sawyouramazingpic) i mean missed the deadline
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laura-li-artist Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing, good luck in the compettion. This image has a very nice feel to it, like no matter how hard you try you can't hold on to true beauty, and things are more wonderful when free.
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:iconblitzkriel:
BlitzKriel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
wow, this is amazing! Its probably betteh than my picture ><
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SunnyIsland Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Hmmm let me try and work this one out...

A butterfly is a beautiful object, but the colour of it and the background suggests that even the most beautiful of creatures can be somewhat evil(? xD) or that beautiful things glow in the darkness (no idea where that came from...) idk about the hands, Twilight perhaps? :lol:
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xstrawberrylove Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
beautiful job. i also entered, but for photography.

this is amazing!
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Miyuki--Chan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Student
dangg i hope you win its amazing
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:iconicestormwolf:
IceStormWolf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Tis be a beautiful glowing butterfly!!! <3
the hands look great btw!! :D
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:iconwolfthings:
WolfThings Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
The Colors are great! Nice work!
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sleekstar Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
i did this last year where the theme was "life" i got to like, level three judging i think.

but this is very nice. :)
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:iconseraphine:
seraphine Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful vibrant colours....
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:iconcrabbyash:
crabbyash Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful. this could mean alot of things. this is what ran through my head

-life is beautiful
-if you love something let it go
-cherish what you have b/c it may be gone tomorrow
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:iconsphony:
sphony Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
I love how you made the colors work in this painting. The butterfly really draws you in. Awesome work!
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BRW-Doraigaa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
beauty is...this picture :D
The colors are so very nice my friend. I love how the green stands out the most, such a bright and vibrant color. I love how you drew the hands, they look nice and are shaded and colored very nicely! Wonderful job all together. And good luck :w00t:
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OneWingedAngel19 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
...crap. I still need to write my entry.

This is amazing. ^^
I love how vibrant the butterfly is in contrast to the rest of the piece,
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Student General Artist
Thank you so much :D

when is it due at your school?
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:icononewingedangel19:
OneWingedAngel19 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
you're very welcome. ^^

It's due the 21st at my school, but i plan to turn it in on my birthday for a bit of extra luck.
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Playswitmadness Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Awesomez
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Xx-wolfspirit-xX Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Beautiful, i really love it :)
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Student General Artist
Thank you :D
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zephyrwolfen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
beauty is - this painting, and your imagination. This is stuning, how did you do it??? Can you please do a tutorial for people like me who are...erm...artisctically challenged, as I would love to learn how to paint! Amazing work Lucky!
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twilightwolf7394 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
beauty is...this. Amazing job! :+fav: :)
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TwilightWolfPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
:D It kind of reminds me of [link]
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love-dream Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
awesome,i am joining that competition too, and already the competition is amazing. i love how green that butterfly is. i was planning on doing something of a different mood, like the dark side of beauty. seeing this makes me really want to go all out on my piece.AKA YOU ARE INSPIRING. :D
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Darkend-Inversion Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
WHOA WHOA WHOA IS THAT PTA REFLECTIONS THING WORLD WIDE!?
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:iconangela2010peace:
angela2010peace Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist
No it's just America
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:icononewingedangel19:
OneWingedAngel19 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
...I think its just national in the united states.. sorry...
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Darkend-Inversion Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
its not that, i have it at my school in tx
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:icononewingedangel19:
OneWingedAngel19 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
... Texas is part of the united states though....
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Darkend-Inversion Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
I know....
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ajawolf Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
o my gosh... this is just... beautiful... and it was like it was ment for me to see it, cause my parents just had a fight and my mom took my step sister and i think drove off somewhere....
wow.. i love this.... may I print this? and put on my wall?

reminds me of this song: [link]

"Bring on the Rain" by Jo Dee Messina & Tim McGraw
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SpazticCat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student
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O____O

This is gorgeous. If the scanned version doesn't do it justice, I'm afraid to know what the original looks like!
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SilverDolphin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love the vibe I get from looking at this. There's something sort of raw and passionate about it, I think it's the rich colours and the... 'messiness' (sorry, can't think of a better word!). It just looks like it must have been quite a lot of fun to make. :D
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lunatteo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Artist
ooooh! I love it! :D It looks great! And the hands are very nicely done. Hands are tough cookies to do. >.< But these look great!
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silent-howl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
beauty is radioactif butterfly...great color
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:iconmazmysta:
Mazmysta Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Wow it's very pretty, I love the colours. You are rly good at hands :D
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