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St Denis by awanqi St Denis by awanqi
"a most sacred beheading"
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duncanmcload Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
Woah!!! Intense. Death by amazement. Terrence McKenna!
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DraumWitch Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaah love the gold accents, it looks almost liquid, or ever changing. love the concept as well.
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awanqi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Windhover07 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
how long did it take to compose and finish?
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awanqi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
5 days, but it was over the summer lol, so I had a lot of time to draw uninterrupted :) 
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Windhover07 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
wow thats not so bad. great work :D
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Mebashi Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing.I love the colors you used.Keep up the good work!You just won a new follower XD!
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awanqi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! hello new friend :happybounce: 
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Mebashi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Haha,you're welcome!Nice to meet you ^^
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AnnaAspen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So incredibly beautiful. I love how you painted the fabric, your color choice is spot on once again. And the beheading is so breathtakingly gorgeous in a way that is very hard to achieve, yet you show us all how capable you are. I love every single one of your paintings.pink heart {big} 
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awanqi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww geez, thank you so much >~< I'm so glad you like this piece <3
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Cocoletta Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
Amazing !
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:iconawanqi:
awanqi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Aerwis Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your pieces are always so profound and well constructed
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awanqi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you think so <3 :D
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esemese Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
Your artwork is aesthetics goals, like really wow
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awanqi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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AstroCat-sama Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm collecting a collection of saints painted by you
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awanqi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow how nice of you! Thanks :)
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brontolona Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
Yours use of colors are amazing! *^*
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awanqi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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infernalfuries Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This actually makes me recall a Buddhist piece of advice-- "If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him". -- maybe the priest has had a revelation and obliterated his own ego?  :)
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awanqi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! That is some profound advice! It really makes you think, and I absolutely love that.

In this case, however, I'm retelling the story of St. Denis, the bishop of Paris, and he came from Italy to France, which was then part of the Roman Empire, during the early years of Christianity. He was a martyr, as he died for his beliefs, via a beheading by the Romans. He apparently picked up his head after it was separated from his body and continued his sermon and preaching! It's really a spectacular story :)
Thank you for sharing your comment! I really think that Buddhist advice is gonna stick with me, it's really something!
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infernalfuries Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A marvelous rendition of such a violent story :) The image of his continued focus is inspiring... Glad we could both take away something good from this discussion! I love the old Buddhist folklore and the Christian iconography-- there is always more to learn than at first appears!
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awanqi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are so right! It's so great to see all sides of a story :D thank you for contributing <3 
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Hadalis Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017
Yes, Christianity has numerous saints that suffered bloody finales....but damn, this image was beautifully rendered! Thank you for sharing this. 
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awanqi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for your comment!! I'm so happy you think so about my art:D 
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Kirlia281X Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017
Yeesh!
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awanqi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha Sweating a little... 
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tordi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist
So God did not like this guy I take it.
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JMJ4ever Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
No see, St. Denis was a martyr, beheaded for his faith by a Roman emperor. I'd say God thought very highly of him, especially after that. To die for what you belive... he was very noble ☆
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