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Eugene Randolph Young

"Dust Faerie" by Eugene Randolph Young

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Dust faeries linger in the forgotten corners of homes, warehouses, and other human dwellings. They are know as micro-muses by gentroloigsts because of their informative whispers and songs barely audible, except when the listener is asleep or completely relaxed. The typical dust faerie is approximately 1 inch to 1.5 inches tall, with kinky hair, and colorful, moth-like

28 Oct 200245 Steve koons
I have a dust faerie living under my bed. Sometimes she sings me to sleep, other times she keeps me awake with maddening inspiration(for doing art art art). I can never clean under my bed because of her. Hmmmm, maybe now she'll tell me what kind of paper is good for which kinds of lead. anyway, excellent rendering. In some cultures moths have very special meanings, usually associated with knowledge....I wonder if that's what you had in mind when you gave her those wings?.....

:-) Eugene Randolph Young replies: "The wings were an example of how I approach traditional or common themes. Elegant butterfly or translucent insect wings are almost always used with fairies. I guess I can call it an anti-aesthetic approach that simply asks the question, "What if..?" or "Why not..?" The moth is the ugly cousin of the butterfly. It's a pest and an invader. So I chose to "flip the script" as it were."
28 Oct 2002:-) Steph Steph Salt
Wonderful skin tones Eugene and her form is very realistic. Thanks for your description of how you do it. Unfortunately I no longer have that amount of control due to disabilities so I've had to resort to a stump to shade with, when I'm really bad.

I'm not afraid of moths but I don't like it when they get in my ear, I nearly fly out of my chair with shock LOL!

:-) Eugene Randolph Young replies: "Thanks Steph! I don't see anything wrong with using a stump, it's like painting with graphite. I know of too many people with full motor abilty who will not even try to draw so I admire you for not to letting a physical challenge keep you from drawing! I saw a quadraplegic student draw with a mouth stick I realized, to use the old cliche, where there's a will there's almost always a way. "
16 Nov 2002:-) Jennifer Marie E. Clark
I want a dust faerie of my own now! I am in total awe of your talent and imagination!
26 May 200345 Sabriel
*jaw lies on the floor...eyes about to pop out of skull* There is no need for words because There are none good enough to fit this peice of art! Great job! ( Which is an understatment )
5 Nov 2003:-) Donna Bond
I have never heard of dust faeries before! But it does make sense and this is a wonderful drawing. I adore her sweet little face.
29 Aug 200445 Hannah raphael
He! He! Theres no dust under my bed. But there is a little dust fairie sitting on the base of my lamp telling me that i should be doing my art homework instead of looking at what other people can do.
Anyway, i have just spent the last half hour or so going through your gallery and i love it. Its a bit out there, bu thats why its so cool.
Anyway, love the fairie! Ciao!
28 Oct 200545 Eld
Most of the people here suck but you don't.
10 Jan 200645 Jaytakie
The atomany is awesome on this one!! I love the texture of her wings!!
1 Feb 200645 Katarina
About the moth, in Maori myth they“re closely related to death: messengers, bringers, sometimes describing a certain stage of death. You might want to read "The Bone People" by Keri Hulme.
11 Oct 200745 Anonymous
umm...you're a great artist, but I'm not sure I agree with you about the pubic hair - humans are mammals and can't help this feature, but fae are something else entirely and I think if I had magic I might choose not to have that particular feature. Just a thought.
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'Dust Faerie':
 • Created by: :-) Eugene Randolph Young
 • Copyright: ©Eugene Randolph Young. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Afro, Black, Faerie, Moth, Nude, Woman
 • Categories: Faery, Fay, Faeries
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen
 • Views: 1783
 • Resolution: 350x645

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