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Monarch by Vilva Monarch by Vilva
A gown of sorts, this time inspired by the Monarch Butterfly (one of my favorites)!!:la: I wanted this one to look more regal and elegant so that it stays true to it's name!

Since I've been asked about medium multiple times, I'll just say here that this piece (along with the rest of the butterfly series and 95% of my gallery) was drawn completely in photoshop CS4 with a wacom tablet. The paper textures are added in afterwards for the traditional feel :aww:

Also, since it's already the 22nd where I am, happy thanksgiving to those who celebrate!!:tighthug: Here, have some virtual pumpkin pie! :pie: :chew:
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art/ design all © me, Vivian Lin :iconvilva:
Please refrain from altering or using without my permisson. Thank you!

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:iconthe-book-keeper:
the-book-keeper Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Make these prints so I can put them in my room! They're so gorgeous! 
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:iconredtallin:
RedTallin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
This design is so gorgeous and instantly recognisable as a Monarch butterfly!
I love your free style and the fact that your models actually look happy and having fun in what they're wearing!
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MagpieCatso Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I saw that the design was inspired by the monarch butterfly's pattern right away :D
It's very beautiful :heart:
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahh thanks so much! :hug:
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:iconstefonthesea:
stefonthesea Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely artwork indeed:) Inspired color scheme and textures:) Beautiful curbs and details:) Great drawing:)
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you so much! :tighthug:
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:iconcali-the-cat:
Cali-the-cat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful! If you don't mind me asking, how do you get the paper textures for your backgrounds?
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug: I actually got these a long time ago, but I remember searching for 'free paper textures' in my browser. In fact, here's a nice texture compilation site I just found through google search xD! [link]
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Cali-the-cat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :love: I'll definitely use that. Paper texture's a really good style to use :D I think it goes really well with your style of drawing. (:
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TopHatBigPencil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're really is super amazing! :clap:
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you! :iconhappytearplz:
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:icon52hertzwhale:
52HertzWhale Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
You are so creative! You should design in real life, and then we'd be the coolest hipsters ever.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
xD Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconwhisperwings:
Whisperwings Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fjksdhfjebhg how did I miss this one? it's the one I was looking forward to! *headdesk* Well anyways, I LOVE this one! i love the elegance of the longer skirt, it's really fitting for the whole design!!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
xD Thank you so so much!! :tighthug: I'm really glad you think so! ^.^
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:iconravenflight603:
ravenflight603 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
:DDDD cute and pretty!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you! :hug:
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:iconravenflight603:
ravenflight603 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Youre welcome!
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:iconsweetsweetsunshines:
sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty ^^
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
^.^ Thanks! :hug:
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:iconsolineinwonderland:
SolineinWonderland Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It' s magic
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconblushplz: Thank you! :aww:
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:iconfangirlina:
fangirlina Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
oh my god this is soo beautiful. as always. :faint:
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you soo much! :tighthug: as always :stare:
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:iconmissglasswing:
MissGlasswing Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. The clothing designs look like they are Erté inspired.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
I've actually never heard of erte, but maybe I'll go check it out when I have time ^.^
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:iconmissglasswing:
MissGlasswing Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I babysit for a girl who likes to play virtual dress up games on a site called Dolldivine, one is inspired by Erte's fashion designs and photography. It reminded me a lot of the game. You should check it out.
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:iconseerwalker:
SeerWalker Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I'm running out of things to say that aren't " So pretty...", or making weird sounds of admiration.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:XD: haha!! :iconblushplz:
it's ok; both are awesome xD! :tighthug:
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:iconiam-holly:
iam-holly Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! I love how wistful she looks, and that outfit!! <33
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:,D Thanks so much, Holly!! :heart: :hug:
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:iconiam-holly:
iam-holly Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Anytime (:
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:iconcassildra:
Cassildra Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Writer
This is lovely! How elegant. And the colors!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, assuming you celebrate. If not, disregard this message ;)
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahh thank you so much!! :heart: :hug:
:,D I do actually! Thank you! :D
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:iconcassildra:
Cassildra Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Writer
:heart: :hug:
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allison2018295 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I like the series too! I like this dress. It seems very africany-butterfliey
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks Allison! :hug: I'm glad you like it!
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:iconcherrybea:
cherrybea Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Wow beautiful!! I'm seriously loving this series. :heart: haha thanks for the pie! :D
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you so much!! :hug:
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:iconcherrybea:
cherrybea Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
you're so welcome! :D OOOOPS ahaha I replied to the wrong thing. I don't even know how I did that. sorry haha. Please remove it? : D
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh it's all right, it happens to me too, sometimes! ^.^ I've hidden it xD
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:iconcherrybea:
cherrybea Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
:)
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