February 3, 2013

Lily + Andresh: Butterfly Touch

Lily + Andresh: Butterfly Touch  (c) by Valsharea.
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This is absolutely beautiful artwork from Valsharea that I just had to share with you. The image I've posted here doesn't do it full justice, though--this is one of those things you have to see in full-view to appreciate the incredible detail and depth. If you click on the image, it'll shoot you over to dA where you can see the art in its complete glory.

As I've stated repeatedly, sometimes the best way to see your own characters is through someone else's eyes. Every artist image shows me so much, but Valsharea's interpretation had an added bonus--she included the link to a song with her submission: Same Destination- 云の泣. And now I present it to you!

uploaded by Youtuber ancientchineseosts

It's a lovely song, don't you think? Unfortunately I don't know Chinese, so the lyrics are a mystery to me. But I can still appreciate how pretty it is. And it's fun trying to imagine how it may relate to my characters, and how Valsharea connects this to her own artwork. 

If you'd like to read the lyrics, head over to this website--the lyrics appear under this heading: 歌词 . From what I could put together, the song appears in this series, which you can learn more about here. And please, if I've got my information completely wrong, let me know and I'll fix this post. :)

Anyway, I'm so pleased with Valsharea's interpretation of my characters. It's definitely one of my favorite pieces featuring Lily and Andresh. For more of Valsharea's artwork, check out her Facebook page, Tumblr and her dA profile, Valsharea.