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Grey Fairies by Jellyneau Grey Fairies by Jellyneau
This is my entry for GreyFairie's 2012 Birthday Bash Contest - 'WTF is a GreyFairie?' - [link] The premise - what exactly is a GreyFairie, anyway?

Here's my theory. A GreyFairie is a fairy for the grey haired. A GreyFairie is there for the elderly person in need. The lonely, the neglected, the sad. That is what a GreyFairie is.

This was drawn on A4 Bristol paper with graphite: 9B, 6B, 2B, 2H, 5H. I used some lovely stock images as reference for the fairies - two by :iconpieceofmestock: [link] & [link] and one by :iconfaestock: [link] The lovely elderly lady was drawn from a reference on a geneology site. I hope I've done her justice.

Enjoy! :D
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:iconchristopherpollari:
ChristopherPollari Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it. Makes me miss my grandma.
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank-you so much. I'm glad you like it :) I miss my Grandma too :hug:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
It's such a lovely and touching drawing :heart: Great idea and great execution :clap:
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. So glad you like it! :cuddle:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
I do! You're welcome :aww:
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:iconrealitybitez:
RealityBitez Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
love the concept well done!!!!!!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :highfive:
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:icontimeangel-113224400:
TimeAngel-113224400 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Awwww.... that is so.. cute. Love it!!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:icontimeangel-113224400:
TimeAngel-113224400 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
your welcome ^^
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:iconlisa-of-the-moon:
Lisa-Of-The-Moon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
pure perfection!!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow - thanks so much! :D
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:iconlisa-of-the-moon:
Lisa-Of-The-Moon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
with pleasure!!
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this, such a pretty piece!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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:iconemopizza:
EmoPizza Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love the idea of a greyfaerie!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!! :D
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:iconolaf68:
Olaf68 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!! :D
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:iconolaf68:
Olaf68 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
you're welcome :}
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi :wave:
You've been featured in my journal! :heart: [link]
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:iconsaraishelafs:
saraishelafs Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The use of light is wonderful in this piece.
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconvalorie13:
Valorie13 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
It's a wonderful piece and I love your idea of what a GreyFairie is.
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconvalorie13:
Valorie13 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
You're welcome. :-)
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconcuzzycutegirl:
cuzzycutegirl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:icongsterzi:
GSTerzi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
it's amazing
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:icongsterzi:
GSTerzi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
you welcome
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Dame-Of-Delusion Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
The art is beautiful and the shading is so well done especially the clothing but looking at the poor old lady makes me feel bad.. she's just watching out the window praying someone will drive up and visit her all while remembering her youth. How aweful to feel so forgotten. I'm going to go visit my grammy. Very impressive piece.
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I don't know the story behind this picture, but it she seems so pensive. Hopefully she wasn't sad :(

So glad you like it :D
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:icongabbyfe:
GabbyFe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Such a nice idea :) It's very well drawn. Great stuff!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! I appreciate that! :hug:
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope you win, this is very nice
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:icongreyfairie:
GreyFairie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
:wow: i have no words for this its just....:wow:
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow - thank-you so much! :hug:
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:icon0fallenstar0:
0fallenstar0 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely beautiful!!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank-you so much! :D
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:iconkim-s-schultz:
Kim-S-Schultz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
OMG, this is so amazingly beautiful!!! It makes me want to cry. Well done!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank-you so much :D. I'm so glad you like it! :clap:
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:iconkim-s-schultz:
Kim-S-Schultz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
It's beautiful, I'm very impressed! :rose:
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