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Spring Petals by Kyena Spring Petals by Kyena
The third addition to my season series.

This time Spring.
Some throughts I had while painting this:

Spring has to fight her way out of the grasp of Winter before she can fully blossom.
Thus the webish cocoon thing at the bottom of her dress.

The dress itself is supposed to mimic a caterpillar at the bottom and the floating veils should sympolize the transformation into a butterfly (probably a bit too much symbolism and suger hmm?)..

I added the cloudy weather because April belongs to Spring and I really hate the moody character of that can have sun and the next time clouds coming in and rain for hours..

Some other things which are personal to me have been added as well but I am not going to bore you with that :) (the things that made me chose the color scheme above all).

I used a smiliar picture of myself for the arms and hands (didn't help much though - I shouldn't have chosen that pose to start with...) and all different kind of butterfly pictures and flowers (mainly of chinese cherry trees and Magnolias (spelling?))
No references for the clothing or anything else

Hope you enjoy! :)
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kennysauce Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your art has blown my mind.[link]
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, this glorious spring work has been featured in my journal :hug: thank you
jefrelaw Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
I just realized that I keep coming back to your gallery again and again. Hypnotic odyssey...
Thank you so much for your vision (and providing the back story so often)
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, featured:[link]
AnetteApple Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Very interesting work! Especially idea with a cocoon!
I wish the further creative successes! :)
Wydra-abr-draumar Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is an amazing picture.
kumuri-chan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010   Photographer
A w e s o m e ! My respect :)
reema99 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
soooo beautiful
Power-Excelsior Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
satishverma Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent, I liked the whole creation done by you.
colt51 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Featured [link]
Sassi-maus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Wunderschön! Deine Bilder gefallen mir alle sehr gut.
Habe sie beim surfen im Internet vor ein paar Jahren mal gesehn, als ich grade mit dem Malen am PC angefangen habe. Seit dem hoffe ich das ich es auch mal so gut kann.
Bist ein riesen Vorbild für mich.
tonyarama Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You have been featured in my journal . I hope you enjoy it. x
1121113 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
This stunning artwork is featured here YOU.Let me thank you so much for being an inspiration for many artists and for for inviting others to you.May your days be as colourful as a rainbow. :heart::holly:
enchanting-ce-memory Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your work is just sooo beautiful!!!
rimis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
great work! I like it:)
vhartley Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love the color combinations and detailing that you put into this piece. Excellent work with the symbolism. :)
Miss-Cheimonas Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifull. Your amazingly good and I love your style :D
Christophermoment Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
God but you do good work, really enjoy it.
OginZ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Amazing work! :)
SLuisi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
The colors are fantastic. A very elegant piece. :)
ovarbaic Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008   Interface Designer
Que buenos trabajos tienes! me encanto en especial la forma en que manejas las luces :) me llevo este y otro mas a mis :+fav:
Greybird007 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
*fave'd* ... Kinetic, windblown, graceful, and symbolic, a quadruple threat! Lush and adept use of purple, a color that I love and that doesn't seem to get used with much grace and style. (I have no idea why. Perhaps the reds and greens are put to a disadvantage by it.)

Your mythological morphology is well thought out, and although I didn't see a cocoon myself, it became head-slappingly obvious once I read it in your description!
birdlkb Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
your 4 season are really beautiful...
LAGiampietro Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
She's beautiful and your use of color is amazing. I've
seen alot of spring incarnations done in pastel colors
but your choice looks really, really good. I love it.

Laurie G.
MrsDollaway Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
She reminds me Sharon den Adel, Within Temptations vocalist, in the videoclip "Ice Queen". =)
Ransie Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
great job
SerendipityByDesign Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Hobbyist
this is a lovely piece, I really like the bottom third for some reason. With the flowers and the swirling part around her feet it is just mesmerizing. very nicely done.
preci0us10 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007   Writer
alilydarkly Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
simply bewildering :aww:
pinkelf232 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007  Student
Amazing work :)
DiamondParis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007   Digital Artist
Gosh! Great concept :)
Venomous-Helramma Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
so pretty!!
SweetMe Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
wow. wow. wow :eyepopping: So beautiful!! :clap: +fav
kingwells-89 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
WOW another stunning piece, right your going on my watch list!
Flingling Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I love everything about this. Is simply amazing!
Kyena Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
Rynn19 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so very beautiful. Amazing work!
Naparvnic Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
Amazing.... I'm speechless..
funkyfroggie22 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
:wow: This is so amazing!! I wish you had it as a print cause I'd love to buy it!
Kyena Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you like it :)
And I do have prints of this available at: [link]
funkyfroggie22 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006
Thanks I seen that after I sent that last message :)
VelvetGypsy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
Another Gorgeous one... love your art, and your comments on each piece, like a story.. Wonderful! The beautiful subtle colors, soo inviting and soothing.. :nod:
madalie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
I think you managed to capture the spirit of spring in this piece. :D All this careful designing brought about a breath taking outcome. :+fav:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
The final result of this fine detailed work is most gorgeous!!!! :heart:

There is only one point I have to criticise: When I watch the picture I get more and more the perception that something is wrong in the perspective. The woman is holding her hands towards to the beholder. In my opinion you have drawn her hands a bit too small and not enough foreshortened so it seems her arms are very short. Can you agree with me? I really hope I can disclose a new angle on this work with my review!

gabrysiowa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! I love it! This flowers are cuuute!
SadAngel81 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
gorgeous work!!!
great galery!!:clap:
mongolita Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
very beautiful..
Kyena Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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