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Daughter Of Darkness
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Tisiphone is one of the three Furies from Greek legend who were said to be the daughters of Darkness and of Gaea, the Earth as a goddess. The Furies lived in the underworld and ascended to earth to pursue the wicked.
There are two versions of their birth, the second being that as Uranus, the tyrannical God of the Heavens lay mortally wounded by his son Cronus, the three Erinyes (Furies) emerged from the earth soaked with his blood. They were Magaera, the jealous one, Alecto, unceasing in anger and Tisiphone, the avenger of murder.

This artwork is a modern interpretation of a Greek legend and the setting is All Hallow's Eve.

Edit: 16/11/10 - Fixed hair above fringe, right lower side of cross, shadow beneath skeletons leg.

Edit: 12/06/11 - Changed the colour of the sky, also the light in the sky and from buildings, brightened moon and the area on the statue behind Tisiphone as there are 3 light sources. Repainted and reshaped face, eyes, nose and mouth, repainted hair, added hilights, changed colour of jacket, and boots. Lightened the fur on the cat in the foreground.

Thank you to the talented and very generous stock artists listed below:
Tisiphone:

:iconashleyshyd: [link]

Background:

:iconknightfall-stock: [link]

Celtic Cross:

:iconfaestock: [link]

Skeleton statue:

Deactivated account and no longer available

Moon:

:iconamoy-si: [link]

Cats:

:icontwo-ladies-stocks: [link] :iconcynnalia-stock: [link]

Knife:

:iconfantasystock: [link]

Photoshop brushes:

:iconbextcstock: [link] :iconjavierzhx: [link] :iconfrozenstocks: [link] :iconcruel-queen: [link]

Mist and fog purchased from Renderosity [link]
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IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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allisonv1710's avatar
Just great, I love powerful Women !
110 small by allisonv1710 
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Xiraus|Professional General Artist
Magnificent !!Clap
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cemac's avatar
Thank you very much :iconttaasst:
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charligal-stock|Professional Digital Artist
This has been featured in my journal here: [link]
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saza11's avatar
This is so beautiful and amazing work :heart:
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cemac's avatar
Thank you, I am so pleased you like it :heart:
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HavickArt|Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice art love it
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cemac's avatar
Thank you for the great comment :heart:
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SillverWolf's avatar
Beau-tee-full!!! <3
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cemac's avatar
Thank you for the compliment :heart::iconeufrosis:
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SillverWolf's avatar
Welcome, my dear. :heart:
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Hayley-Blythe|Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is inspirational. well done. :)
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cemac's avatar
Thank you very much for the lovely comment :heart:
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Oktanas|Hobbyist General Artist
looks great
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cemac's avatar
Thank you :heart::iconeufrosis:
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mystick777| Digital Artist
Beautiful! We live in a polarizing world...here we see that Darkness has its place. Lovely work and I want those boots!!! hehe :D
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cemac's avatar
To me Tisiphone represents justifiable revenge, which I strongly agree with :nod: After your lovely comment, if the boots were mine, I would give them to you :D
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mystick777| Digital Artist
Awww you're sweet!
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Katj|Professional Photographer
The very slight reds you've incorporated here are beautiful, it shows a really nice contrast. In terms of composition you did a great job too, from the model your eyes lead towards the city behind her and then you come to notice the birds and the statues, carefully faded into the background. Great eye, great idea!
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cemac's avatar
Thank you for noticing and understanding what I intended regarding the composition. It makes creating and spending more time than I should worthwhile. You insightful comments are very much appreciated. :heart.
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Katj|Professional Photographer
You're very welcome! I really appreciate your time to reply to me, too. And in my personal experience, it's always worth it to strive for perfection, if only for your own satisfaction!

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Being a perfectionist is stressful :( After I finish an artwork, if I say "I could have done better" then I haven't tried hard enough but if I say "I should have done better", then I can live with this for a while because I don't have enough knowledge to do better. So far I have fully repainted two artworks and many more to go, which shows that I am learning and that gives me great satisfaction. :heart:
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A masterpiece! :trophy: :wow:
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cemac's avatar
Thank you Ricky :love: I am doing much more painting now and although it takes longer, I find that it is more satisfying. :heart:
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