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Butterfly Dreams by Aliehs Butterfly Dreams by Aliehs
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For those of you who have not been watching my Sketchbook on Nabyn: I have been working on a wood burning commission for a girl I work with for her mother for Mothers Day. Her mother is a quilter and self titles her work as Butterfly Dreams. After stopping by my table at one of my wood carving shows, she really liked what she saw and had wanted to commission me for something in the future on what my interpretation of what Butterfly Dreams means to me.

After talking with my friend we came up with the idea of doing a miniature wooden quilt with the theme of Butterfly Dreams. My talented grandfather made a beautiful frame for the wooden squares to sit in so it was up to me to finish the rest!

I am pretty happy with this =) However...her hair did not scan well because it is VERY texturized so you are seeing highlights from the scorched grooves.

I can't wait to find out how my friends mother reacts when she finally gets this =D

This is wood burning, all tones and shading was done using a heated, wood burning tool, any color added is as follows....
Watercolor Pencils used: Orange, Yellow, Red, and various Blues. Some white for the spots on the butterflies.
Gel pens used: Blue stardust, Clear stardust
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Given 2012-07-11
Butterfly Dreams by ~Aliehs is a stunning wood burning work, the shades, the textures and the theme are all lovely and beautifully executed. ( Featured by Talty )
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
It's a wood quilt!!! :-)
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naturechild02 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
What a magnificent piece of art! Bravo on a job well done. I'm sure your friend's mother will be thrilled.
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hafizahramadhani Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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devian013 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
nice art
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animalstomp Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I thought she was a tree at first...
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LadyofFellan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't know this could be done with wood burning!! Holy beans that is amazing!
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TheFireGnome Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Beautiful!
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Paulo-Man Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!
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JulianasGrandma Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
That is amazing, a well deserved DD:)
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chiaroscuro24176 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Its beautiful and I love butterflies.
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FallenAngels09 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
LOVE IT SO CUTE =3
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queenoftheshades Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist
so creative
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PlaidRed Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't believe this is word burning! Superb work! :D
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Salty-Runner Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful C:
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Valhallia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Utterly beautiful! Congratulations on the DD :clap:
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DamageIncM Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is in wood? Looks like a drawing. :D
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sickdesire Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, i think its marvelous. Butterflies looks so fragile and delicate.
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Nancy-Blacket Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
WOW!!!! This is amazing, you're really talented,
this is beautiful work :D :D
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ShadiWolfine Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm speechless, this is amazing! Wow:D I love it! You totally deserved the DD:clap:
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AlmostAlyce Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Seriously gorgeous!!
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing! And so thoughtful and creative. Thank you for sharing this.
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Wolferiel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ^^
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats on the well-deserved dd! :heart:
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stellasplendens Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Just 7 comments?You deserve more! Your draw are beautiful! I have watercolor pencils and I hope to learn to use
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SuperAimster Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
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darkallegiance666 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!!! I have never before seen wood burning taken to such a high level of art. Well done - this is beautiful!!!
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FriendlyButterfly Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is BEAUTIFUL! :heart:
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Anti-nutella Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning. Your talent really shows.
Congrats on the highly deserved DD
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GrisaIsabel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Writer
This is amazing!
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Juveny2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Stunning! Congratulations on your masterpiece. I'm sure your friends mother will be thrilled.
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Elaiina0400 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful!
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