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Rebirth of a Black Moth by luana Rebirth of a Black Moth by luana
Well, first I really really want to thank you all guys for all the comments and favs you gave to my humble piece of art.. I could never expected it would happen like this and in fact I considered it unfinished, so before I could read your words I worked on it over and over, so now I'm not sure I have not broken that perfection you managed to find in the older version.. I hope you'll like this one no less..

This time I show it in bigger size (maybe a little different cropping 'cause it was not wallpaper size, but I really don't think it had any important details at sides).

I added butterflies as I imagined in about the time I first submitted it. I was not sure I would add them, that was just a thought. And after I had done it they seemed a bit disturbing to me. Maybe too messy in that space. But without them it remained some weird emptiness I could afford to my soul..

Many hours of thinking how I could place them better in the right place of the piece to save the charm they gave and not to make it too busy were exhausting.. They broke my life to pieces that evening.. Everything was falling from my hands making me mad.. All plans failed.. I was hungry and tired.. Finally the piece seemed completely disturbing to me.. And it took a lot to reach harmony again and look at it with a fresh feel.. But I managed to find beauty and make it grow..

The moment I was in love with it again I found the meaning behind it.. it was unveiled by the butterflies (that's why I'm going to leave them there).. At the first version I thought of some kind of alien queen wandering through some strange underground world where fields and meadows of glowing moss give mysterious shining to stony walls.. I considered her to go deepper and farther into some cove full of light..

After all the changes I had another vision. She was butterflies' queen.. But she had no wings, so I had to think on it more.. And finally!! I understood.. She was about to become butterfly.. One step farther to the light and it would give her wings.. So now she was not going into depth of the cove, she was going to the outside world. it was rebirth of the dark soul.. a moth that used to fly the last dance around the nightlight.. Now she's going to become a light creature to leave the world of her same old darkness full of sorrows and pain.. And all the light souls came to celebrate that moment..

Well, I hope the final meaning was not disappointing to you.. I just have to say that I couldn't really consider what it meant just after finishing the painting, as it usually happens.. Now I can see it and it's not that far from what you thought of it..

Also a little changing of color.. I'm still not completely satisfied with it, I just made it a little more contrasty and shiny.. Hope it doesn't make it much worse and leaves the main points of perfection as they were..

Again thank you all :rose:

I love you :heart:
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Rebirth of a Black Moth by ~luana is a skillfully elegant crayon-ish style artwork wallpaper which just makes her work all the more exquisite. ( Suggested by seraphicsylph and Featured by archanN )
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mikkimanyhawks Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
i absolutely love it and the description is so touching :happycry:
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ocricci Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I love this painting, always as my wallpaper =)
Thank you !
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lilypadlove Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Don't know if you will get this message or not, as I see it is from years ago...but, if you do, I want to say that I love this painting. Period. It spoke to me, and you should know that your "final meaning", was exactly what I felt, and saw!!! It is beautiful!! The meaning is beautiful. I would love to have this. If that is a possibility, would you please let me know??? Sincerely, Debbie. (debeelyn@gmail.com).
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Giovani6 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mysterious Beauty!
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Suvetar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
feature [link] :blackrose:
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Suvetar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice work with deep meaning... love it :iconblackheartplz:
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Happytown124 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
It is awesomely good!Exellent work!:)
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feanorknd Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
magical... perfect... muy valioso...[link]
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AparnaK Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist
It. is. wonderful. ! .! .!
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LittleMonster-Evfan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uuuuuuuuuuuuu love it!
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fabulous23 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
<3
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Metal-Goddess Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Can I use this picture in a slideshow for a song on youtube?
It's not for commercial use,just for fun...
I'll credit you and give link back :)
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Fablestorm Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely adore this wallpaper - I've been using it for months!
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TheGrinningJinn Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Way cool.
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Caermiline Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Absolutely gorgeous.. great work =D
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talkingtina7 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
This is beautiful! Great work... ;)
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kuroi--sakura Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
awesome ^^
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Bloodwrought Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
This is just haunting, excellent work.
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rehtaehart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Magically Beautiful.

Haunting!

And so much work, rewarded I hope!
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juanmaguerrero Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Simplemente... emocionante.
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HeroOrMonster Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Beautiful piece. I love the color scheme.
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BeLayaBeL Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
клааааассс
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Copyright-Maria Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Very, very, very beautiful work! Absolutely wonderful!
:heart:
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Bluefingers Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Wonderful work! :D I really love it! :D
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Ryuuzuki Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Yay, it's awesome! :+fav:
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erdincaltun Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured ; [link]
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Sopictrix Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Oh boy. The painting's amazing and I found your comments so moving!!! Wow. This piece is so psychically loaded it brought tears to my eyes! Bloody hell I don't usually get this emotional in public but I do hope you continue to share your creative evolutionary and transformative experiences, brave and .....well wonderful I think. Thank you. Phew! Enable print?
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broken-orchid Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Absolutely stunning!
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JennyDigital Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember someone sending me this pic ages ago, I even used it as an msn pic for a while I liked it that much =P
It's nice to see where it orginally came from.
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JCallius Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This one is really beautiful :)
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kjamison Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Student
this is beautiful
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Elzera Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008   Photographer
PRESTIGIOUS :D
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GreenGrunge Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
perfect... :heart:
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SailorZelda Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*adores* !!!
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jlmood Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Really awesome great job !!!!
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arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Student Photographer
I'm not normally into this style of art, but this is something extra-special that I'm unable to pass by. The composition is something that remains in my head even after I have stopped viewing the piece, and to me that suggests that this is something that is particularly powerful. Excellent work.
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snusmumi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
отличная работа!
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Hennauoti Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
:heart:
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GrowlingCat Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
I love it! :love:
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serzz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Amazing... really like this pciture..
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Dragonfyre51 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Student
This is lovely, a well-deserved DD indeed ^_^
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kichigai-naomi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
very pretty~ i love the effect
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Reba-Joy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I think I full-viewed this three times and was wowed each one.. then asked myself what I was doing that for, and to just fav it already. =P
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crudecanbegood Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
gorgeous!
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Death-by-Clarinet Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
That is extremely beautiful. The design, emotion and colors in it really move me. *hugs it* >_<;;
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Akhill3us Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
Can't explain why i like it .. but i like it !
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WisdomsPearl Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007   General Artist
Absolutely wonderful! I'm drawn to this... like a moth to a flame.
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Magic-AL Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
creative!
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QvasiModo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Student Photographer
I loved the older version and I love this one. Congratulations on a well deserved DD! :)
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xShitsunenx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
The concept behind this is truly amazing. I can only imagine how long this must have taken you. And the outcome of it is brilliant. It's such an alluring picture.
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