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Red Riding Hood

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By akireru   |   Watch
Published: October 9, 2011
© 2011 - 2020 akireru
uhhhhh... hi guys!
It's been like months since I've submitted anything here, whoops!


Sooo here's something I stayed up until 5am last night drawing.
It's supposed to be inspired by Aubrey Beardsley but I didn't get the whiplash curves quite right hmmmmm

I also drew it a lot smaller than I intended so now it's not good for anything beyond bookmarks /sobsob

you can see the black and white version at [link] (this is where I'm most active in general)
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IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
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4evermonicris's avatar
great! :D I like the idea
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akireruProfessional General Artist
thanks :)
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gurain Digital Artist
Oh wow, I love the concept and the composition. I think you've improved so much, and it makes me want to try harder with my art as well :D
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akireruProfessional General Artist
Aw thank you!

To be honest I feel like I've really stagnated with my illustrations since I've been focusing on design so much for school. So to hear you say that really means a lot to me :)
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Squeekii-JellybeanStudent General Artist
Now I want to use this as a bookmark xD
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akireruProfessional General Artist
I'm thinking about making a couple myself :)
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Squeekii-JellybeanStudent General Artist
You'd need something on the other side, though.
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akireruProfessional General Artist
just black :) Or a URL
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Squeekii-JellybeanStudent General Artist
Hmm. Well, it would make a cool bookmark C:
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akireruProfessional General Artist
thank you! :)
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nngghhh I ADORE Little Red Riding Hood stuff!! this is amaaaazing!!
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akireruProfessional General Artist
ME TOO!
I think the sexual aspects of the story are fascinating and have sooooooo much potential for bad ass illustrations.

I am a sucker for pretty much anything that replaces "innocent little girl" Red with "bad ass woman" Red, haha.
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Totally agreed! Strong female characters are so much love!
And yeah, Little Red Riding Hood is basically festering with the potential for hardcore critical analysis, as well as hardcore badass artistic interpretation, two things I love more than life itself!
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akireruProfessional General Artist
Hahaha exactly!

Actually I think a lot of fables can be re-imagined that way, but for some reason Red Riding Hood is still my favorite :P ("some reason" being the wolf, lol)
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Word!

The wolf makes all the difference, you're totally right! Instant recipe for Diana-interest = add wolf/wolves, and done.
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