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Dragonfly by VioletSun Dragonfly by VioletSun
I am always working on dragonfly designs. I don't think I would get this particular one inked but I do like it nonetheless.

I've had a thing for dragonflies most of my life. I know enough to know that technically what I'm talking about aren't actually dragonflies but damselflies. Most people refer to both as dragonflies (which they are actually both allowed to be called) and no one ever knows what I'm talking about when I say damselfly so dragonfly it is :)

I have four slight variations of this particular design. The first one I did is actually the best but it's a horrible scan, too smudged and scrappy looking to upload unfortunately and in redrawing it this was as close as I could come to the original *sigh* I may, however, get one of the other variations uploaded at some point. I just need to fiddle around with them a little more first :)
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Moreuse Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooooo, thats beautiful.
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VioletSun Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Moreuse Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very welcome my dear
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Poetic-Delight Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My girlfriend is considering this for a dragonfly tattoo design, if that's ok :) I will make sure to send you a photo of it if she decides on this one
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VioletSun Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine. Thanks for mentioning it to me! :)
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tabbykitten101 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could I get this tattooed?
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, but I do like to see a photo of it once it's done!
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missmoon99 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
If it's alright with you, I'll be getting this design as my first ever tattoo within the next few months! <3 I love it, it's feminine and pretty. I'm currently in recovery from an eating disorder and dragonflies for some reason seem to be associated with ED's, so I want to mark my triumph :P Thank you so much for the beautiful design, and when I get it, I'll be sure to show you a picture!
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I wish you luck and patience with everything! I'll keep my eyes peeled for a picture, I hope you find a nice place to get your ink done! :)
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missmoon99 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Just giving you an update--still planning on getting this ink! As of right now I'm planning on getting it done in April!! I'll post a pic once I get it. Much thanks for the design again!
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thanks for the update! :)
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missmoon99 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Another update--my birthday was this past Sunday and I'm getting the tattoo soon [: There's also a very good chance my mother will also be getting this design with me to show her support! I'm super stoked, thank you again for this amazing design. I've spent the past few months browsing designs just in case something I liked more popped up, but yours is still the one I'm in love with and nothing else came even close!! I'll be back with pics as soon as I get it :D
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I can't wait to see! :)
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missmoon99 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Oh and that's the healed tattoo btw--ended up getting it at the end of August but wanted it to heal fully before showing you!
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missmoon99 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
http://i44.tinypic.com/29dztcy…
It looks slightly warped because I took the pic myself with no mirror and I had to stand at a weird angle, but it's over my spine on my mid back, that's my bra-strap! My mother got it also, except she got it on the back of her neck!! When I have the time and money, I'm going to get side-by-side professional photos of the both of us with both tattoos visible. I'll be sure to post it if/when I get them done!

Thank you so much again for this tattoo...I am proud and lucky to have your art on my body! 
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, it came it really nice! Thank you so much for posting a picture of it! And yes, I would love to see more photos when/if you get them!  I'm glad you're happy with it!
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Zielzinha Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Loved it!!!!
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Cassildra Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Writer
This is amazing.
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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newtaters Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
this is gorgeous!
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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JanCeeW Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
I have to say ... I have been looking for a dragonfly picture/drawing to use as a tattoo for about 4 years now, but until now... I have not even come CLOSE to finding something I liked. So... what would I have to do in order to get your permission to use this drawing for a tattoo? You also wrote that you have 4 slight variations of this design - would you care to show me any other dragonfly drawings you may have that are not posted on your site? I would love to see them. Let me know. Thank you so much!
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mind at all if you want to use this. And I do have some variations but I stress that for the most they have very minor differences. But I'll see if I can find them and get them loaded this weekend. :)
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JanCeeW Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Thank you SO much. I have been searching for just the "right" Dragonfly to have as a tattoo for YEARS! I've gone through thousands and thousands of designs and pictures, but yours is EXACTLY what I am looking for. Is there any way that I can give you credit for it (when I get it done)? Maybe I can take a picture of it and post it here and give "thanks" to you for allowing me to use your design. How's that sound? Thanks again. Your drawings are WONDERFUL! Take care.
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's fine. I'm trying to get the other variations up but I'm having some problems finding them! ;p

And a picture when you get it done would be very nice! :)
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Cgrrl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I would love to have this as a tattoo, is it ok if I use it?
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as I can see the results!
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Cgrrl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
absolutely!
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Cgrrl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
A pic of my new tat featuring your lovely drawing is now posted in my deviations. Thanks again!

Cgrrl
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thanks for posting and letting me know! :hug:
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Cgrrl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
You're very welcome. I love it! Thank YOU!
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:) No problem. :nod:
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Cgrrl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
LOVE this design!
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lovelyxox1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Hey there. I've been having a lot of trouble
finding a dragonfly tattoo design that I really like and this one is pretty much perfect. What other dragonfly tattoos (besides the celtic ones that I saw of yours as well) could you do? I would really love to see what else you can do with a dragonfly. I love this style that you have here.

Thank you so much!

Shea.
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I won't know until I start working on something. I've got about four (minor) variations of the one posted here. What exactly are you after?
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lovelyxox1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Not a very defined realistic dragonfly. I've always liked either the tribal style of tattoos or what you have here with a flowing pen line.
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I can see what I can do. You don't have anything more specific you're after?
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lovelyxox1 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
That would be great. The only other way I would think to be able to describe the way it is sketched is like a less detailed pen sketch.
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'll be getting the variations of this one posted sometime over the weekend hopefully but I have been working on a few other designs along with some paid work. Just bear in mind that I've got a 6 month old daughter and she pretty much dictates when and how fast I can work =p
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lovelyxox1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
That is a-okay with me. Trust me, I know how babies are.
But keep me posted.
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celesse Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh, I love it :heart: I'm a fan of dragonflies too and that's beautiful. If I thought I could handle a tattoo I'd love to have that as one, haha
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, thank you :) And thanks for the :+fav: :)
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rockidelity Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Student
did u ever get round to posting those others?
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No, not yet anyway.
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KenKarnage Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Dig it. I'm gonna use it as refernace for a tattoo

-Thanks

KenKarnage
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, sorry I somehow overlooked this comment before. If you use it would you mind posting it so I can have a look?
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KenKarnage Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
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thanks again :)
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VioletSun Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's nice, thanks for posting it! :)
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