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Fuel Of Fantasy by zachlost Fuel Of Fantasy by zachlost
At the core of my artistic expression lies the ever faithful base of Fantasy. Varying from trigger to trigger, what stirs and drives my art if the fantastical, magical and extraordinary. In the ever changing world of grey to grey, it is often the beauty and colour of the fantastical which captures my imagination and drives me to create, capture and explore.

:bulletpurple: Digital Air-Brushing using a reference model :pointr: ~anttek
:bulletpurple: Original work was detailed at 5400 x 3600 pixels for clarity of resolution.
:bulletpurple: Image was composed using 10 layers in PS

The simplicity of the Faery is often played down in Fantasy (personal opinion). More often than not, the playfulness and beauty of the relatively smaller creature is over shadowed by Dragons, Magicians, Mystics and or depicted in a overtly feminine manner. (not that I'm knocking Dragons or feminine Faeries - by all means they rock in their own right) Here, I have chosen to depict a more masculine Fae in mid-glide - capturing the majestic beauty of a creature, so unlike man, yet so fantastically tangible.

Personally, I believe Faeries as a general species, are neither good nor evil. They live for the moment and enjoy what fruits of their existence has to offer. The mood and expression which is conveyed is that one of indifference, to life, to the world and to existence.

The choice of colours are more subdued in the cooler end of the spectrum for the atmosphere of night, where their mysterious glow becomes more alluring and captivating. The accompanying Wisps (smaller Fae) are there for lighting.

Thanks to ~anttek for allowing me to use his face and body as a ref - it's always easier to work with a base which is already captivating.
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic; so surreal and beautiful; love the feathery wings and the angel's expression 
Freaktrev Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
great colours, love the feathers
pozniakman Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I really like this. To me it is very well done piece. In my own vision of it I see a wonderful new form of a portrait of a heavenly angel. Great work.
Kody-Boye Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
This is so beautiful.
AmandaGaia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
THIS is how I pictured my violet fairy VeVe to look like in my story collaboration with my writing partner! It was like you plucked him from my own imaginings.... Mind if I share this with Sparky? He'll love it just as much as I do. I know he will. -smiles and looks hopeful-
zachlost Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Dear Amanda, this image is available on the internet already via this website, so I don't see any issue with "sharing" it ... -confused-
AmandaGaia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Because some artists are particular about their work. I have seen several state that their pictures/drawing/paintings cannot be shared without their permission even if it IS on DA.
kilani123 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
wow a guy fairy thats new to me and wat amazing wings i've never seen stuff like it
kazlovesart Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
PuppyD Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is really something amazing. I really like the thin veins and fur/hair strokes you used throughout this piece. Very creative and quite original design. You did an amazing job in only 10 layers. How long did this piece take you?

Either way, this is a wonderful example of what good artists can do with a little bit of patience. Great work!
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