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Dies Irae by CanisAlbus Dies Irae by CanisAlbus
No context, I just wanted to doodle something red and blue and dramatic. And ribbons. Too much Machete lately. I ought to draw something else next.
The last time I looked at the clock it was 11 PM now it's half past two in the morning. This is unacceptable.

Staedtler pigment liner and Gimp.


Artwork, character ©CanisAlbus
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:icontackysummer:
Tackysummer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i cant stop staring at it 
a m a z i n g
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:iconky0su:
KY0SU Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
love it *^*
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:iconalexangora:
AlexAngora Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional Artist
Dies iræ, dies illa
Solvet sæclum in favilla,
Teste David cum Sibylla

;3
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:icondisplacedsoutherner:
DisplacedSoutherner Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Day of wrath, that day
shall heaven and earth in ashes lay,
as David and the Sybil say.


Hunchback fans unite!
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:iconalexangora:
AlexAngora Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Artist
YEY! ^^
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:iconhopeswings777:
HopeSwings777 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Day of wrath?  I like it. It's ambiguous in all the best ways. 
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:iconturtles-n-things:
Turtles-n-Things Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The amount of motion is getting me! I love it when still images like these just feel like they move! I try to achieve that sometimes, but it never works as well as this! Besides, your pieces like these really communicate so much more than just movement. You know how they say that people imagine things that are undescribed when reading a book, well this is like a page of writing, but through line in colour, communicating the sounds, sensations, even the temperature. And I don't mean this for just this one piece. I mean it for just about any one of your pieces with this character + others. You style, as many say below (and soon above), is amazing, with minimalistic, yet appealing and complex in its ways. Keep up all your great work. I love it!
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:iconwoodswallow:
Woodswallow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous, I can hear the music in my ears just by looking at it, so dramatic :heart:
The hands are a great detail and his piercing stare ist just fantastic!!
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:iconrunicartist:
runicartist Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks beautiful.
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:iconhalcyonmoufette:
HalcyonMoufette Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pah. You can never have too much Machete! ...But do try to get some shut-eye, Ms. Albus. Tis good for your mind.
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:iconilibeth:
Ilibeth Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
This is just lovely. Loving the ribbons! ;)
Somehow, I'm attracted to this image. :XD:
Ribbons really adds to the drawings and images. :)
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:iconvesaiasthevaliant:
VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Hmmm, intriguing. :) (Smile) 
This looks like a blending of the ancient Egypt and the feudal Japan to me, which is really cool. ;) (Wink) 
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:iconraiko777:
Raiko777 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Something red and blue and dramatic indeed! It looks amazing.
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:iconplgdd:
plgdd Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I FELL IN LOVE
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:iconkeithalia:
Keithalia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes yes YES  Y E S
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:iconkell0x:
Kell0x Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
awesome design.
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:icon666vlcina:
666vlcina Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
It is good you draw Machette so much though! :3 It looks very nice, I wish I got to draw my character as much!
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:icondanaj-b:
DanaJ-B Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
The COLOURS!!!! Those...colours...are...phenominal.
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:iconlordmetaknight:
lordmetaknight Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
I love how dramatic the red looks in this :3
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:iconvzdrawart:
VZdrawART Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Day Of Wrath
I thinkh I've heard of it once ~

Anyway, the pose is really showing the dramatic scene and the contrast between blue and red accentuates it <3

I also like the coldness in it, and his expression is really captivating, truly awesome
Overall, very simple with a good choice of textures.
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:iconnightmarearcanine:
NightmareArcanine Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
wow cool I like the pose!
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:iconkat-ozkosar:
kat-ozkosar Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
One can never have too much Machete ;3 
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:iconthelordlybeast:
TheLordlyBeast Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OoooooooooooooooooooOoOOoo I luv it ;3;
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:iconlordfell:
Lordfell Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Magic hands! I love your touch of red you always do, it contrasts nicely with the dark blue here very nicely too
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:iconwingedwolf94:
wingedwolf94 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
man I absolutely love your work. Your style is magnificent! You use gimp? Have you ever wanted SAI?
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Ah, thanks! I'm glad you like it!
I actually have SAI and I sometimes use it too, but somehow I feel like Gimp suits my techniques better? When using it I'm often able to get the finished drawing very close to what I see in my head, with SAI that rarely happens.
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wingedwolf94 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh, alright. I know how that is. I have hella pro animation programs but I use flipnote instead because its just easier for me lol. 
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:iconwooflesart:
WooflesArt Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There is NO such thing as too much Machete!!!
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:iconraptorkil:
raptorkil Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
:heart:
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:iconflynnmutt:
flynnmutt Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
i love this so much its very neat to look at uvu
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:iconrealalike:
RealAlike Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"See? I CAN dance. And about the guy who told you I can't - I'll burn him on the stake."

xD
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I actually laughed so hard it gave me a hellish headache.
Thanks, this made my night!
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:iconrealalike:
RealAlike Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most welcome! :>
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:iconknightmarekm:
KnightmareKM Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Artist
Wow! This is a doodle? This looks awesome! The pose and how dramatic it is--absolutely stunning! Well done!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Well, I guess you could call it that :'> I wasn't very serious, just wanted to draw something before heading to bed~
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Dang, I love how dynamic those ribbons look. Very dynamic piece all around really. Love the color combo too!
It's really awesome seeing Machete though, I'll say! Always enjoyable seeing him pop up in all his dark glory. c:
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Flaring, flying ribbons are an amazing way to bring some sense of movement to your drawings, I've noticed!
Chkjh well, I'm glad someone is! `v´I'm just afraid his dark glory wears off if I keep using him too much~
Thanks for commenting, I'm glad you like the piece!
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:iconlycanium:
Lycanium Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work, it's really eyecatching ~
Machete feels a bit like a dramatic disney villain here :d
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! :>
Hahah, that's so endearing! In the middle of his dramatic villain song, perhaps?
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:icontauchawee:
Tauchawee Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dies Irae is Latin for the 'Day of Wrath', correct?

Gorgeous work, as always!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Exactly! Inspired by the famous musical piece of the same name~
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
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:iconszczurzyslawa:
Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
There's never "too much" of Machete <3 also, no context, I just will give it title "dies irae" out of nothing |D
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
D'aww, but it irritates me to see only one character getting so much attention, when I'm passionate about my other OCs just as well :U
Dies Irae after the famous unfinished Requiem by Mozart, of course~ It keeps inspiring me to draw hmm... wrathful things?
By having no context I meant it fits this character and his story poorly. For example, Machete never encountered snow. It's just random doodle, style over substance.
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:iconskia:
Skia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   General Artist
Oh, my first thought was Verdi's Requiem (: Had to listen to it after seeing your picture.
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Verdi's Dies Irae sounds very fitting too, they both have kind of lethal feel to them!
Mozart's take just happens to be one of my favorite classical pieces of all time, ever since I was a preschooler or so :'>
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:iconszczurzyslawa:
Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah I know this feeling oh, but I guess there's no reason for feeling guilty becasue of drawing one character for now. If it's what you feel doing you should hah. It will eventually go away and give you some inspiration for other beloved OCs ^^

And hah, for me Dies Irae is more of a Jan Kasprowicz's piece of writing which is in Polish and you won't understand a word TvT hah. Sweet Polish. 
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Polish actually seems and sounds like an interesting language. I'd love to learn it someday if it wasn't just about the most complex thing ever ;v;
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:iconszczurzyslawa:
Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
It is interesting but yeah, one, if not the one, hardest language in current days |D Hey, then I am a genius |D
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ASTRO-MAX Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
lovely work O:
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! :>
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