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WARPAINT by DestinyBlue WARPAINT by DestinyBlue
If it's war you want, it's war you'll get. I've played nice, but now I stand my ground. Don't underestimate me, I'll show you just how deadly my sting can be.

Inspired by a girl I saw putting on makeup on a train, it was a pretty bumpy ride, but she knew exactly what she was doing, eyeliner in one flick, lipstick gliding in a perfect circle, I swear she also stopped just before a really bumpy bit, like she knew. Honestly I thought even if it did go wrong, like she got lipstick on her cheek, she would just roll with it and turn it into warpaint. She had that kind of determination, it already looked like she was applying warpaint! :D

Trying to get better at painting soft and lose without being too blurry... hmm.. the girl is called Ash, she happens in some drawings from me. Generally when in need of some kick-ass attitude :)

Peace, love and warpaint,
~Blue x

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TheEyebrow Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Beautiful, love that this is a real character and not just a random girl :heart:
UncleSunday Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2019
Awhh this is so cute
zencookies Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so pretty and expressive
Cartoonman100 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
cortrinkau Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018
I love how the focus changes to be sharper in the foreground than in the background.
dyoomma Featured By Owner May 31, 2018
this has always been my favorite artwork from you, since 2013 when i first found your devianart. i still think about it sometimes
thomas-thorn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Iittle-dove Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018
I really love the concept of this and the inspiration behind it.
Animoodle Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this 😍
Tia212 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Student Interface Designer
PaladinPainter Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Looks wonderfull Cat nods 
AlexisYoko Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
KathrynTheAnimator Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nice, the eyes, lips, hair and pop of red look really good, I love the colours 
TKanaAmaterasu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I imagined this as Amaterasu drawing on her bloom circles

Its a lovely pic!
BMoraes13 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Student Filmographer
MariangelKA05 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017
Very beautiful your drawing :D
10animallover10 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool :) I love the idea of war paint^^ Wars of course not so much, but the symbolismn and beauty and fierceness in warpaint is what I love :3
Maehedrose Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
Hah!  I hadn't looked at the title of the picture and the first thing I thought was "Warpaint".
LeafPsycho Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done!
Weissboard Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Great work of art first off! :)  You come up often in DA's What's Hot category.

That reminds me, there was a 1961 UK hit song by the Brook Brothers called "Warpaint" in reference to overdoing makeup. I don't like to drop links in someone else's page, but the info I gave should be enough to search it out on YouTube. Kind of upbeat as early 60s rock tended to be.
LarktheBeest Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this is like 3 years old, but this is honestly my favorite piece of art ever
Better than the mona lisa tbh
Whenever anyone asks me "Do you have a favorite artist/drawing?" This comes up

I was wondering

Is it possible to get a print of this?
I checked out your shop, but I live in America, so I can't buy it with pounds. 
DJfirefoxlove Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
right click on it and then press save image as :D a lil'trick 
LarktheBeest Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, but in that manner I get a very crappy home print job and miss out on an autograph from one of my favorite artists
DJfirefoxlove Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Put it on a usb and take it to one of those printing places
LarktheBeest Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be theft
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InternetWaifu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
You're not allowed on DeviantArt until you are 13.
MariStars Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Your drawings are so beautiful but have amazing meanings 💙💙 You're so supportive 

Neopolitan Smile Icon (RWBY) Neopolitan Smirk (RWBY) RWBY Gif -Neo 2 
PennTheWriter Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Gorgeous! The colors are stunning, and I love her eyes.
eribruton Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Grendelkin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous work. I feel privileged to have seen it. :)
mlpmerch Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
And THIS should be the other album cover for U2
RainstormOfEquestria Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the only thing i'd do with lipstick, I swear
KillerXSmilez Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This is actually pretty cool, nice work
tigress1051 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
What brushes do you use? Just curious!
AssassinsCreditCard Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's what I thought it meant:

Girls are pressured to look beautiful and wear makeup. However, you can see that the girl is not wearing lipstick. She's sick and tired of having to conform to what others believe so she smears the lipstick on her face in an act of defiance to resemble warpaint.
SnowySparkles Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up aSPECIALROOM to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a monday night at 12:00a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death.
Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if u copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes u will have the best day of ur life tomorrow. u will either get kissed or asked out, if u break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. in 53 mins someone will say i love you or imSORRY
axris Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Student General Artist
"Warning! carry on reading! or you will die-"
LoulabeIIe Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Student Filmographer
This made me laugh so much I love this
All-of-Tobots Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
Tobot C: Thats not how people die. This is how people die Cancer, killed my someone, Sick and more but not like that
The--Creative--Cat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen this around 10 times and I haven't seen any dead girls In my room. Honestly, It surprises me that people still believe these stories.
SentientStarstuff Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you maybe stop posting this everywhere? I've seen you on at least eight of Blue's drawings so far and holy shit you know this stuff is fake, right?
Just stop, this is spam and nobody wants to have this flooding up their inbox, alright?
NanaSchokocookiex3 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is it possible, that you're on Youtube?.. i can't help but i think i saw your art somewhere *-* ♥
mini-vampire Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful colours, this is amazing :3
sinning-weirdo Featured By Owner Edited May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ikr? putting on makup is such a war. XD
Lilliryth Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of the scene in Inglourious Basterds where Shosanna Dreyfus is getting ready for the premiere. Her blush almost looks like warpaint before she blends it in. XD
Wolfpack137 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is do beautiful! i love the overall softness of the painting and the bright red next to her eyes REALLY makes them look super intense and badass! Keep up the great work! :D
eel227 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
add 4 more lines and it's ahri.
Flobbicus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Student General Artist
As I was reading the description, I swear I saw her eyes glimmer in my peripheral vision. This painting is just alive. Amazing.
Rileka Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
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