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Decay by Ciuva Decay by Ciuva
Not entirely human, yet not entirely anything else, she walks the forests at night. The crow, some call her, or the raven. And the ravens come to her, attracted by the stench of death and decay. People avoid the ravens, knowing that where they are, she might be. Untrustful friends they are, these ravens, yet they are the ones coming to her. Friends in sin, some say. Once a princess, all she is now is the princess of night, of decay. The one of whom tales are told to scare children into being nice. The one whose example shines as how low even the best ones can sink, how deep it drags you under. Once it has taken you in, there is no way back. And until the end of time, she walks the forest, waiting for her prey, praying with what little hope is left in her cold heart that the end of days will soon be here.

I started on this during Christmas, I think. I never really thought anything would become of this, but after four or five hours of work today, this was the result. Not really a character, at least not yet. I loved doing the dress... Originally her clothing was supposed to be black, but somewhere along the road it got blue instead. Done entirely in Photoshop, again (It's so much more fun with Photoshop now that I'm getting used to it). No idea what to put as background, so it became random textures instead.

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JyrelRain Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Love the concept. Her pose is really nice and the colors well chosen.
Ciuva Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
L130053 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ravens, blood, dark stugg...PURPLE...!
I just have to love it.

The dress is, as you said, lovley :aww:

Ciuva Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) I've wanted to do some dark pictures for ages, but I'm always stuck on the faces. But finally! :D
Zaiye Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Student
Very nice. :D But try adding a few stray strands of hair so that her hair does not look so stiff. :)
Ciuva Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I noticed afterwards. I was so impatient and wanted to finish it as soon as possible, as usual =P
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