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Chasing Butterflies by a-kid-at-heart Chasing Butterflies by a-kid-at-heart
My entry for the EmoticonOpus. Been a while since I've entered one there. The theme is "Flight". I was inspired to do the butterfly by that plus TheEMTC's July theme of "Blue" and hoped to enter this as a non-competitive there, but I was a bit slow finishing it. =)

My son introduced me to this music (Adrian von Ziegler - Morning Dew) while I was making it, that fits the image pretty well. Open it in another tab while you watch! ;)

:omgomgomg: by a-kid-at-heart A DD! Thanks so much Caly!
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Given 2014-02-19
Chasing Butterflies by a-kid-at-heart Beautifulyl pixeled, wonderfully animated, and just a joy to watch. ( Featured by SparklyDest )
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Vincestigator Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Great work and nicely done! :-)
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:icona-kid-at-heart:
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I was at your profile and noticed the box with your Army photo. I was 3/4 ADA at Bragg from '83-'86. Man that seems like a long time ago now!
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Vincestigator Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yea, I know what you mean... a lifetime. 
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:icona-kid-at-heart:
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! =)
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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Zel-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

OMG I love Adrian Von Ziegler!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He's amazing isn't he?!?! XD Tell your son he's got great taste in music!

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a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of good stuff from him! :nod:
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Zel-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't agree more. Hehe... He's legit, if he likes that, he may also like Celtic Woman, Cliff Lin, The Elders, Solas, and The High Kings. All good music groups, all but cliff lin is gaelic or celtic in origin, and Cliff Lin is my epic video game/ fight scene writing music. It helps me focus when I am trying to write an intense fight scene in any of my stories. All the rest is just plain gold. I especially recommend Celtic Woman, if you are not already a fan of them. By far, probably the best singers and instrument performers I have ever seen.
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a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the ref. He said he'll check them out. =)
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Zel-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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barmybritishbird Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
STUNNING! :-)
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:icona-kid-at-heart:
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :happybow: 
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tigabelle Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Woah nice, Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :huggle::heart:
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:icona-kid-at-heart:
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! =)
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:iconrey13:
Rey13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very fanny!
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:icona-kid-at-heart:
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant in so many ways. And I loved watching this to the music you provided! XD :rose:
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:icona-kid-at-heart:
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If only life came with a soundtrack! =D
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Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YES.
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Sir-Herp Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, what an awesome pixel landscape. The close-up of the butterfly, too: just wow. Really nice work there! :D

Congrats on the DD, and have a nice day~ :la:
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a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! =)
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
With how crisp and beautiful and realistic this is - I think the cartoony yellow fella kind of ruins it a bit, but not enough to jade me from recognizing the lovely colours and animation! x'D


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a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To each their own! You should be aware the deviation is submitted to the Emoticon gallery, so... kinda necessary the yellow fella is there. I do appreciate that you consider the pixel art worthy on its own. Actually, I take that as a huge compliment! =)
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah - I understand that x'D It's just kind of strange to see such beautifully realistic pixeling next to a cartoony yellow guy - Like that butterfly. *-* Holy man. But I'm glad you saw it as the awkwardly written compliment it was! haha, no problem!
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
GOD, THIS IS CUTE!!  ^____^
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:icona-kid-at-heart:
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Thanks!
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Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable

Well deserved DD
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:icona-kid-at-heart:
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce: I'm glad you like it!
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SkulduggeryWho Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, that's so cute!Love 
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:icona-kid-at-heart:
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: Thanks!
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SkulduggeryWho Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!:D
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seffykoepsel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so cool
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:icona-kid-at-heart:
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! =)
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seffykoepsel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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v242 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
You did a stunning job on conveying the cobalt blue iridescence of the butterfly's wings when it perches in the foreground of this animation.

Well done!

:clap:
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a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate that! =)
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v242 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
You are quite welcome.

:clap:

:nod:
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rainwolfeh Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those wings are just...CAPTIVATING. *W*
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:icona-kid-at-heart:
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
=D Thank you!
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Sonjamsn40 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:morethanhappy: by a-kid-at-heart  
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IKR Hi! :D
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ScarletandLunaRcool Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks nice
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a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! =)
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ScarletandLunaRcool Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Catch it! Catch it! Catch it!
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a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:eager:
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Daaaaarn!
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SnowStormNinja24 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
I really like this! :)
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