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Paper Fairy by thundercake Paper Fairy by thundercake
This is for my friend ~carcadann, who is cataloging urban cryptozoological discoveries here: [link] .

I was looking at telephone polls and the sort of black gunk that's been built up over the decades from hundreds and hundreds of band posters and "lost cat" signs. Seems like a great natural environment for the sort of fairy that likes to cling to tacky surfaces. The Paper Fairy's natural camouflage lets him blend into the pole so that he can feast on the deeply embedded staples, a good source of zinc. He has to be well hidden, for his food source is usually at eye level in crowded areas. These little guys can be seen mainly at night; if you watch closely, you'll see the surface move ever so slightly.

Hope you like it Autumn :)

( texture from =cloaks )
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:iconseverka:
Severka Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Awesome and pretty work :)
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MyLaundryStinks Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Did you ever see 'Hellboy 2'?
This lil guy reminds me of the 'tooth fairies'.
Only, less likely to eat me.

I love how the ';paper' slowly melts into his body.
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MsNalesnik Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:wow: awesome! just awesome!
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Tephers Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
What a fun idea your friend has! I'll have to check that out in its entirety some time. I love this little guy. His spindly little body calls to mind Tim Burton's work, for me. :D
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problematic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is both clever and awesome looking, my favorite combination!
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Zielanella Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
i love this concept :heart: lovely.
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:iconweeaboo-chan:
weeaboo-chan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Student General Artist
Love the design of this C:
and tell your friend I think their website is amazing.
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:iconthundercake:
thundercake Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure she'd love to hear it directly ;)
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:iconweeaboo-chan:
weeaboo-chan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Student General Artist
THEN I SHALL TELL HER
*epic questing music*
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perkelate Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
I really like this one. And I love the idea for a creature who goes after all those staples that can accumulate on an over-postered telephone poll.
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:iconreegling:
reegling Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Very interesting. I like it a lot. Awesome concept for the piece. :)
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626elemental Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
This is just a cool design! Nice pic :)
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StruckByEros Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Student General Artist
Amazing Job Thunder,
Haha love your work as you know, and this, I just love the coloring on it, the subtle shades of black are well executed.

And a great story for it as well. :)

MG
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Mistik-Rain Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
I wonder if I could find one in the suburban neighborhood I live in...
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andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Oh this is awesome. What a little cutie!
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:iconevahlis:
evahlis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
ahaha, thats so neat. I like it
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Tewateroniakwa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really a nice design. Are the wings coming from the ears? Very neat idea.
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thundercake Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, they attach at the shoulderblades, you can see the forearm part of the wing behind the head =p
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:icontewateroniakwa:
Tewateroniakwa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. That's what those are. It looked like a design element. Still nice.
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chikin-thesaurus-rex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he's so cute ^^
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carcadann Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible specimen! I'll keep an eye out for them from now on.
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hyacinthusmoon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
WICKED! it sorta reminds me of the artwork from oban star racers. well the no nose part that is ^^
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bunananana Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
whoa! wicked lookin paper fairy! it looked like the one in Hellboy 2nd movie!
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dragonack27 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist
Oh wow, very unique design, I like it a lot :D
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MallonIllustration Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ooh. Very China Mieville.
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:iconthundercake:
thundercake Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Who's that?
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:iconmallonillustration:
MallonIllustration Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
An author. Great stuff- urban fantasy and steampunk fiction. [link]
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Sihira-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that seems so cool! I love the twisted design of it and the paper-wings/webbed skin you did. I can well imagine something like this coiling around a telephone pole.
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captain-sam Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
so twisted, but kind of awesome. reminds me of Hellboy 2 stuff. :P
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GaZm85 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice fairy!
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DIN0LICH Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Oh what a cool design!
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