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Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by AmberMarie on Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:16 am

I actually love butterflies.

Love love love them with a passion. I use them all the time in designing my stuff for my business and they show up a bunch in my artwork.

I despise how I put them on faces though. I want a very certain shape and I don't usually attain it.

Michelle G laughs at me. "How can you be painting this long and don't have a butterfly you like?"

Yes, this is true.

So, in the spirit of actually improving this year, along with my skull, I am now getting to a butterfly I like.

I really like this one.



Hooray for getting somewhere early in the year!

The last butterfly I liked



Let the butterfly love commence! XD
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Post by Perry Noia on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:05 am

I just recently changed my butterfly designs too... I was inspired by Angie's beautiful purple one and I'm much happier with them now. Although, when I did a few at my last party, I made the top wings more flat on top and I liked that a lot.
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Post by facesbybelle on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:13 am

I love your butterfly, it's beautiful!!
I'm new to face painting, although I don't get to practice much, the girls always love the butterfly designs I paint on them...thank goodness!
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Post by Psalmbook on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:27 am

Great butterflies! Here's some of mine... I'm still not fully satisfied, but when it comes to butterflies I'm thinking in 2 minute increments w/ a long line in wait drunken


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Post by EricaH on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:29 am

I love your butterfly design over the one eye. It really draws you into her eyes. I haven't tried the one eye design yet so thank you for the inspiration.
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Post by EricaH on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:31 am

Ooooh Linda, I love your gold butterfly! It looks so regal.
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Post by SuzySparkles on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:50 pm

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Post by nancy! on Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:15 pm

I like your butterfly very much Ambermarie.
I learned to cross the eyebrow in the middle on the way up for the butterfly to look pretty, but when I see the butterflies in this thread there are many that cross the eyebrow more at the beginning and I like that ones too!
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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:54 pm

You know, I have a very similar problem. I've painted a large variety of butterflies over the years and have never been 100% satisfied. Of course, this is probaby another instance of me being my own worst critic, but I haven't even taken a pic of any of my butterflies for my board because I don't want to be stuck doing the same butterfly over and over if I don't like it.

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Post by Psalmbook on Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:07 pm

nancy! wrote:I like your butterfly very much Ambermarie.
I learned to cross the eyebrow in the middle on the way up for the butterfly to look pretty, but when I see the butterflies in this thread there are many that cross the eyebrow more at the beginning and I like that ones too!

I'll have to try the crossing the eyebrow in the middle part & see if I like it. My eyebrows are pretty prenounces, so I like to cover them up Very Happy
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Post by maggie on Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:27 pm

Love them both Amber Marie! I am also never happy where to cut the line for the upper wings, the eyebrow thing drives me crazy.
Great butterflies everyone.
Suzy, I love that group photo, it is great!
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Post by AmberMarie on Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:53 pm

Thank you everyone for the inspiration! Love love love love seeing what everyone puts together.

Yay butterfly love! Smile
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Post by wmeventservices on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:43 pm

I love what you've come up with. Here are my favorite butterflies that I've done. I can't really pick one yet.












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Post by wmeventservices on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:44 pm

Ok, so sorry they are huge!!!!
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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:57 pm

Those are beautiful!
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Post by JBM on Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:47 am


I've posted this before but I love this for a super super quick butterfly..
and I did this one today at a Becstar worshop and I'm pretty stoked with it but I can't claim it as mine as I just copied her design but with my dodgy beginner styles...

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Post by maggie on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:38 am

So beautiful!
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Post by maggie on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:38 am

Whitney, I love the 2nd butterfly, the shape is perfect!
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Post by WickedBA on Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:41 am

There are some awesome butterflies here!!! Amber I lover your butterflies!! Especially the blue one. You are an amazing artist I think you are to critical, Not that I can talk.lol
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Post by AmberMarie on Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:02 pm

Jem- LOVE the shapes on those first ones. Those are awesome!

Michelle- You so crazy. XD Its funny how we are all our own worst critics. Smile

By the by, I am now loving my butterflies! I didn't get any good shots of the recent ones I did, but they are soooooooooo much better than before, I think. Have to get pics sometime soon.
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Post by Ashley Pickin on Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:07 pm

here's a good review of my butterflies over the past six years or so..

Early stuff:


Not too long ago:


Last few years and recently:

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Post by nancy! on Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:14 pm

What a great thread, so many different butterflies, so beautiful.
Ashley, I wish my butterflies were anything near your early ones. Smile
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Post by KathyO on Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:16 pm

Ashley
You do such lovely work.
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Post by EricaH on Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:16 pm

JBM - Those first 2 are the ideal butterflies I'm working towards. So clean, quick and cute.

Ashley - I really like a lot of the designs (so much variety!) but I'm strangely drawn to the flaming butterfly with skulls... It's so perfect in such a fun dark way.
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Post by KathyO on Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:18 pm

JMB,
Love your butterflies too
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