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Ladybug by PixieCold Ladybug by PixieCold
My husband found him... one sweet little Ladybug under our bed...he was dead, but i tried to give him a new life... in my artwork...

I really hope you like the Ladybug Make up...

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If you like my gallery :iconpixiecold: please watch me to see more artworks... that would be very nice :heart:
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Critique by LeeliWingfeather Sep 2, 2012, 2:58:50 PM
Love it! I really love the detail you put into your work, it's inspiring.

They ladybug really stands out against the blue and green colors, which really focuses the viewer's attention on the bug.

However, I think this could have been a little more interesting if you had used red and black, and perhaps white, to make it match the lady bug more. I think it would've looked a little more natural (or, at least, as natural as you can look with bugs glued to your face. :D )

All in all, a very good piece, with a lot of detail and time put into it. Good job, as usual!
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20 out of 23 deviants thought this was fair.

It's a very neat imagine, for starters. The eye, the bug, the stars and sparkles all pop out at the viewer. The use of the eye shadow is stunning, especially when fading from the dark shades of purple and blue (is that red I see as well?) and dappling out into lighter blues, greens and yellow. The technique, as a whole, is outstanding.
But one thing doesn't quite ring with me: the use of the lady bug.
This would be an absolutely stunning photo, were it not for the bug itself. Had the bug been given more precedence (as with your butterfly shots), and the colour scheme were set to match the reds, blacks, and whites of the lady bug, the photo would be entirely brilliant. But the stars detract from lady bug, and while it DOES stand out against the blues and greens, the overall impact would have been much better if the colour scheme was similar.
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ravebloodnymph Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I think it's interesting that rather than going with the typical black-and-red polka-dot makeup that would have gone well with the ladybug, you went the complete opposite route of using blues and greens. It adds a nice contrast and I really like it!
TheBlackRose88 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
lovely idea! what kind of make up/face paint did you use for these?
hunpolaris Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I think it was a really nice gesture from you, and a great way to pass for the ladybug.
You're extremely talented, I love your art, including this one too.^^
ALLthingsPURPLE-51 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!! I am totally in awe of your entire gallery but my favorites are the "EYES!" So much color and creativity that I could spend hours just looking at all the details! Stunning, original, imaginative, and most of all...BEAUTIFUL!!
ThUtHzIi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I really loved this one
Silver-sunset Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this one, purples and blue's like mah hair hehe xD :love:
smjle Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
so beautiful \^^/
VayVayViolenceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do u keep findin all these dead bugs xD
Tory-Kasper Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Of all the insect ones, this is the one that makes me cringe. I love insects for the most part, however, ladybugs are my most hated insects. Almost every day I get bit by one of these. Friends say it's because I'm vegetarian or because I eat bananas. I don't know why, but these things enjoy eating me. That aside, I love the photo, particularly because this does resonate with me, having my bizarre phobia of ladybugs.
TheDemonTertel Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ladybugs eat insects that kill plant they are good and lagybugs have never bitten me I also saved ones life so it could live another day becouse I knew it whould not hurt me and if animals and insects had friends the ladybug I saved told them that a humin saved him also search up albino ladybug they look so cool I saw one in real life
((I used to be afrade of ladybugs becouse one landed on me whene I was littel I started freaking out it would not get of me so I started crying and I fell on my face out my window and onto the ground))
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