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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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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!
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TheBlackRose88 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
lovely idea! what kind of make up/face paint did you use for these?
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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.^^
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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!!
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ThUtHzIi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I really loved this one
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Silver-sunset Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this one, purples and blue's like mah hair hehe xD :love:
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smjle Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
so beautiful \^^/
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VayVayViolenceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do u keep findin all these dead bugs xD
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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.
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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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Tory-Kasper Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Haha I know they do, and I have never harmed a ladybug, I just do not enjoy them biting me every chance they get. They are vital to the ecosystem so I respect them, but I am truly terrified of them and probably always will be. I have scars from where they have bitten me. Lady bugs are interesting creatures that's for sure. 

Oh goodness, that would definitely be cause for some residual fear. 
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moonprincess22 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Photographer
I've never been bitten by a lady bug. Does it hurt or is it more of a sting? I'm just curious.
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Tory-Kasper Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
It's more like a sting except there isn't any residual mark or irritation later (unless they decide to bite like a hornet - 4 or 5 times in a row). More than anything it's just severely annoying, especially when it happens over and over again, and it leaves little marks at the surface of the skin, like itty-bitty blood blisters, no bigger than a needle prick. Imagine you poke yourself really fast with a tack but don't break skin. It's kinda like that.
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moonprincess22 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Photographer
Okay now I understand why you don't like them. That would annoy and hurt me too.

Who knew lady bugs could be so evil?
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meganleigh95 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
My cousin told me when I was younger that ladybugs bit, so I was terrified of them for a long time. Now i just don't like them.

Aside from that, this is an amazing makeup. Keep it up! :)
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InvaderSasha Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well, i dont know about having a bug on my face, but the rest is too cute~ <3
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GreenLightning20 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
How do you keep finding dead bugs?!
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:iconpixiecold:
PixieCold Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
on the street, under my bad, in the garden of my family... everywere you just have to open your eyes my friend! <3
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saeedamahmood Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist
wow *o*
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:iconmel-jel:
Mel-jel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
What is up with eyes ALWAYS getting on featured?
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lucyjewel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh mah glob!!!! :iconlumpspaceprincessplz: ! Ur work is prettiful! It always is! :D
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g-girl1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student
It's kinda creepy how you keep finding dead bugs everywhere... xD
Beautiful as always ♥
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PixieCold Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
hahahah... i have help for it... many people who search with me ^^
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g-girl1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student
Haha if I asked anyone to help me find dead insects they would think I was a nutter xD
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PixieCold Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
hahahahah ^^
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reewi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I'm just wondering... Is this sanitary?
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Kezulos Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love it overall, but I am drawn to your eyelashes in this photo. STUNNING.
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DeepDarkHana Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
and now I will glue dead things to my eyes and get on the front page Every Day O_________O
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xXDirtyspots-ChanXx Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why the hell are you so mad? The art is beautiful.
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:icondeepdarkhana:
DeepDarkHana Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm not mad, just stating my opinion that glue in dead bugs on your face is a bit silly~
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xXDirtyspots-ChanXx Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The picture still came out amazing, did it not? People have done much worse than that on dA. If the artist feels comfortable with the bug on her face, than she does. It is, after all, her face. Even so, people are entitled to their opinion, so if you believe it is silly than that is you.
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WalkingCrayon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You would have to be great with make up, understand how colors flow .-. and be able to stand dead things on your face and have great eyes!
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DeepDarkHana Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I understand that the makeup is beautiful and well done, I just don't get why the great makeups without dead bugs don't get as much attention...also, the ladybug doesn't work at all here.
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lacesnflowers Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
amazing! it seems like magic! and the ladybug detail is so cute!
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writingbubble Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
aaww... :(
poor lady bug...
but I like your art!:)
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towriteloveonmyshoes Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lady bug, lady bug
Fly away home.
Your house is on fire,
And your children all gone.

All except one,
And that's little Ann
For She crept under
The frying pan.
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xXGrinsekatze Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Durch dein schönes Bild hauchst du ihm neues Leben ein! :3
Die schönen bunten farben sind ganz toll!
Und es glitzert! X3
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WitBeyondMeasure137 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
why do you keep putting dead things on your face...
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:iconstarlitstables:
StarlitStables Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty!
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Neekaa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das ist richtig schön :heart:
Du hast ihm bestimmt'n neues Leben gegeben...ich meine der ist jetzt berühmt ! :D
Das Make-up an sich ist auch richtig toll :3
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MarianaErwin555 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Cool colors, blue and green, travels along, with a red ball.
Beautiful photo yet again! The ball I refer to my introductory poem is the ladybug. Cool colors is always cool. Good job! :D
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FernshineWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love the stars and the colors! Beautiful :'D
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Lemondog8247 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
omg I love all of your drawings!!! they are awsome!!!1
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leopard1220 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Artist
nice job i really like the colours!!!!!
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missveronici Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Woah! So great :D
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CrazziiKunoichii Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
It was dead? Well you gave it life indeed!!
Amazing artwork!
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mkatlike Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
love the LADYBUG! (its RUSSIAN name is AWESOME! FTW!)
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LoyalPuppet Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly not a lady bug, but one of those asian beetles. I know because they eat the aphids on crops around where I live, and once cold weather starts coming they invade peoples' houses and are annoying and stinky.
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LoyalPuppet Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, I believe it's very beautiful work you have. The makeup was simple amazing. Keep up the awesome work. :)
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