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Metamorphosis by nelchee Metamorphosis by nelchee
Watercolor, ink and acrylic on 35x50cm watercolor paper.

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Work in progress with explanation of steps.

EDIT: Since this came up a few times, yes I do know she looks too relaxed considering the pose she's hanging in, and yes it's a mistake :) but a mistake I made consciously. Originally I indented way more web holding her in place, but it would cover up too much of her body and wings so I chose not to paint it that way after all. I chose aesthetics over realism, I know ideally it should be both but eh sometimes things don't work out that way.

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When I first started to draw in 2003, I was pretty much obsessed with drawing demonic women (as seen on my 2003 - 2009 timeline), or precisely women with reptile wings. One of these sketches was the girl in a gothic dress going through a demonic transformation or some kind. I was going though my old sketches thinking about revisiting some of these old ideas, and decided I should redo this one, but in a more mature manner.

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SprenklePhotography Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014   Photographer
The wings being held on by bloody sinew=awesome.  Very imaginative creature.
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nelchee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad you appreciate the details :)
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colourfulcatastrophe Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing concept and amazing artwork.
I don't actually mind the relaxed expression, to me its like shes finally completed a change and now shes free, free to leave, fly away. But that's just my interpretation *shrugs*

I love the webbing, how its all soft looking, the strands like silk or lace, but still trapping her. Your colours and shading are also well done
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nelchee Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :) I like your interpretation. I try not to use the "but this is fantasy!" argument much when people question things like gravity etc. but I just like the image much better this way.
I'm glad you like it, and appreciate the details.
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Susaleena Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this pose and the depiction of a beautiful deadly!
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nelchee Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like her, it's one of my favourite pieces :aww:
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Doko-Latte Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Wow, this is amazing! Love the concept ^^ Everything is so detailed and the colouring is great!
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nelchee Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! Glad you like it :aww: It took a lot of time, but I think it's one of my best works so far.
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Doko-Latte Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
No prob ^^
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PeytonJune Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Beautiful
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