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Madame Butterfly by Nightsparklies
Madame Butterfly
An ode to the story and the opera, as much as it is inadvertently an ode to someone long gone, seemingly forgotten. Some things never quite leave, some things manage to stay hidden in the shadows; waiting, listening for that one moment. The moment of truth and recognition, when they return to our waking memories, gracing our retinas with their ethereal image. You may think yourself forgotten by me, but you never were and you never will be. I will always love you, as you once were.

Dragonboy by Nightsparklies
I've been writing fairy tales again, which is something I do now and then. Always strange stories, sometimes tragic, I'm sure to stumble across mysterious characters with exceptional tales. And I'm lucky to have them, to be able to imagine their lives as if a movie is being played in front of my eyes. I am always entertained and intrigued.
This is *Dragonboy*. Yeah, that is a tiny fairy dragon with him, and yeah, he's got horns.

Blue pen on watercolour paper (postcard size - is an actual postcard you can send too!) which is why it looks so textural.
The Brew by Nightsparklies
The Brew
*The Brew*. I had this idea of a nom cooking up something in a pot, and then that nom got a witch hat and then the brew turned into a magic potion with colourful bubbles and.. hahaha.. It was so much fun. I love it. :D :D :D

Pen and coloured pencil.
Heart of Steel by Nightsparklies
Heart of Steel
I sometimes wish I had simple, straight-forward and uplifting stories for most of my artwork, but the exact opposite is usually true. Silence is a powerful word and it means so much to me. When I was a young teenager, I went through a period of drawing portraits without mouths. The portraits would be emotional and vibrant, especially the eyes and all the tribal symbolism. Interestingly enough, I think that period was both the start of my emotional portraits as I still do them, as well as the tribal symbolism. But back then they could not obviously speak. They were silenced.
As I make my art, I am not always aware of what I am creating, and often my art is like a whisper of a reflection of me, somehow a part of me that goes on the paper sees me as a whole, how I feel then and what is touching me. Obviously, when I was drawing and painting the silenced portraits, I was merely expressing my own silence; for many reasons, I could not speak. There were promises and manipulations and many, many lies. I was a tool; I had a name and I had a home and then I had a purpose. And somewhere inside, I knew that I was bleeding, all my dreams were leaking.

Drawn with blue pen.
Hello all you crazy cookies out there! It´s a new year and I´ve been sleeping under a rock for some time. Not really, though it seems that way. As always, things have been shifting and moving around for me, just faster this time. After having invasive surgery and getting back up, for the first time in a decade and a half, everything is responding to what I am doing. I am no longer just a sloppy piece of cheese that drags itself along the ground, and for the love of everything wonderful, I hope I can keep it up.

I´m going to be cleaning up in here a bit and setting up new stuff. There will be a new folder too, for all the crafty things I do; bracelets, earrings, necklaces, figurines, painted plates. And there will be lots more noms. Noms everywhere! And cute little monsters! O___O

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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I believe in dragons, love tea, sunshine in the morning and spend most of my days chasing the cookie crumbs that got away from me. My world is a strange little place filled with impossible creatures and beautifully sad, expressive and otherwise odd characters who both resemble humans and animal alike, and at the same time are completely alien. Once I was a little child who was always told that you can´t live a good life doing art, but I lived in fantasy and sci-fi books, in music and imagining things to be different. Looking for fairies and alike beneath the trees and running through forests, holding onto the hand of my father. Now I am a child no more, but the dream has become real.

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I'm very grateful for your support, there have been some wonderful comments since I joined DA!

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SeaDragon06 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, sorry for the fave bombing, heh, I just wanted to say that I love your art, the way you incorporate all those patterns into your drawings looks awesome!
UnkyStrange Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Hey I am gonna hang out with you here too! ^^ 
Nightsparklies Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
dreamwolvie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
loving your style, great gallery n_n
Nightsparklies Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
Jex-LumiKhoth Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondragonhiplz: Hello, Nightsparklies and welcome to DragonNation :icondragonnation:!
We're glad to have you as a part of our dragonic family! :icondragonhug:
What you can do now.
If you need any help, feel free to  send us a note!
We hope to see you around soon! :) (Smile)
Have a great day!

Nightsparklies Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I am not a member o.O
Jex-LumiKhoth Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeeeah, it was kind of a mistake.  What was sent to you, was sent to the wrong people at first, heh.
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
welcome to DA isabelle :heart: so happy to see you here xoxo
Nightsparklies Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
yay!! :D lol
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