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"Jealous"

When I was working on this piece I came across a Navajo legend by accident. The legend called Tohono O'Odham. It tells the story that in the beginning butterflies could also sing however the songbirds became jealous and complained to the Creator because the butterflies were so beautiful and could sing. The Creator agreed that the songs belonged to the birds and took away the butterflies' ability to sing. 
Even though I have never encountered with this legend before I almost finished this piece and therefore has nothing to do with it really, it's quite uncanny how things turn out sometimes when you are "in the zone". :)

This piece will debut as a limited art print at this weekend's London Film and Comic Con. 

Edit: This was one of the most popular pieces at LFCC! All prints sold out! Thank you for everybody who purchased one!

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:iconkuhitsu:
Kuhitsu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
strong
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Thanks. It's very personal. 
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Varmine Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
damn this is cryptic but great
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
Thanks a lot! :D
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NateRichkind Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! Kind of reminds me of surrealist paintings with it's symbolism and it's, well, surreal feel to it. Great work! 
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Entenn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it!
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REIdepenguin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
what a powerful image!
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
That means a lot! Thank you!
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:iconthejoanapadj:
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Amazingly done. Love the way the blood looks.
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Means a lot. Thank you!
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Snowy-Ninja Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wow such an interesting story, and my god this is a truly a beautiful piece of work. Oddly it feels so peaceful to look at (at least to me) 
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Entenn Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
SN! :D I didn't recognise your avatar! How are you! Good to see you here!
Yes, as usual you put your finger on it right away. The intention was to create a scenery after the conflict. You know, like a crime scene. The things remain tell the story. Thank you!
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Riftress Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous, very disturbing and the colors compliment each other wonderfully. 
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it!
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:iconcreepycut:
CreepyCut Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Very meaningful. 
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Thank you! It makes me really glad!
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:iconsokomin:
Sokomin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student Filmographer
Awesome illustration! The whole thing is like a death trap
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Thanks a lot! Indeed, such a thing is jealousy. 
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:iconmatsumts:
MatsuMts Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, it almost has that cientific illustration style that i love so much.
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
That means a lot, thank you!
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:iconsandramalie:
Sandramalie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow... Great illustration and interesting story!
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Thank you! Yes it's a lovely story. I'm somewhat obsessed with legends and myths for they tell the uncompromised truth through complex symbolism. 
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BodoFragins Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Oh dear. Poor birdie... quite nice though.
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
:) Thank you!
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WhatsInAName99 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This deserves a DD.
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Thank you! :heart:
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:icondeer-o:
deer-o Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student Photographer
very sad. 
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Indeed. Sorry. 
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:iconkohlsen:
kohlsen Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
.......................... .:heartbreaker: ....... . ----- -
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
:hug:
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:iconkohlsen:
kohlsen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
............................ :sneeze: ---- -` .:butterfly: .... .
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Glomp! 
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:icondvirrocks:
dvirrocks Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Amazing!
Its nearly perfect!
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconskull12322:
skull12322 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
nearly?
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dvirrocks Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
If the butterfly would have been the one axed then it would have been perfect XD
But it really is amazing
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Entenn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
:D
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exessqd Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
love it!
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Thank you!
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