March 9th, 2010

butterflies

Recommendation: Portrait of Lulu

ff_press  posted a link to this piece today, and I ADORE IT.
Click thumbnail to go to full-sized painting.


Butterfly of Ill-Omen
by *leyna55 on deviantART

It's a character study. It doesn't go "WOO BOOBIES." It's still idealized, but it's not anime-idealized, and for some reason her face looks more like a real person to me.

(Also an interesting contrast with the well-known Lulu-and-butterflies portrait by Japanese artist "HN" who gave me permiss for this userpic!)