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Finally done. I'm submitting this to a few forum I'm active to get critique, feel free to give me feedback here as well.

I know what's wrong here and consider myself to be be "not quite there yet". Which means, still a lot to learn, but with this? I know I'm on the right path.

Arachne was inspired by a comic I read years ago - perhaps 20 years, yes that long ago. I've never been that interested in roman or greek mythology (save for Hades and the underworld, who would have guessed). This isn't the greek Arachne, nor is the comic version. Instead, it is my version - all the thing I've come to associate with Arachne. The artwork started with a mental image and stuck. From the very beginning I knew what I wanted to paint, even the colors. Actually I'm quite surprised how accurate the final version is compared to the metal image that sparked this.

Spend weeks on it, googled tons of photos and used a replica of a human skull for reference.

Edit:

Print should be up shortly. Yes, I've kind of changed my mind after years.
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:iconabdulbatinosmanbey:
AbdulBatinOsmanBey Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is a very cool concept something fantasy meets Lovecraft, nicely done
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Shio-bookmark Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I really like Arachne as an albino, seems to be a common way of depicting her but it's especially lovely here.
The only fault I can see are her boobs - which just look kind of artificial. They're too high up, they don't sag, they face perfectly forward...
Boobs are hard to draw but I'd suggest looking up some tutorials on the matter.
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Edward-Jekyll Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your version is even better than the greek myth!)
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:iconfooledsweetness:
Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
wow this is beautifully detailed! Nicely done.
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:iconnoitusan:
Noitusan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Fantastic work!
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emilycross889 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
love the idea ^^
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:iconchys:
Chys Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
woo, nice!
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, very gorgeous and wonderful.
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sekhmet-the-flame Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Hello!

I like very much waht you do, that's why I suggested that dev to my group :iconart-collection:, hoping you'll accept.
Of course you are welcome to join the group, which aim is to collect the best of traditional and digital paintings/drawings.

Have a nice day!
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Stunning Work!!!
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:iconremainaery:
Remainaery Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Kurzer & bündiger Einwurf - ich bin beeindruckt, wie gut das Bildgleichgewicht trotz der vielen unruhigen Formen und Richtungen im Bild daherkommt, und das Farbschema ist sehr schön. Gefällt :3
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Alice20 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Wenn du wüsstest wie sehr ich deine "düsteren" Bilder liebe ich trau mich auch nicht die Lesezeichen zu benutzen die ich damals von dir gekauft hab, sie könnten ja dabei beschädigt werden ^^;;
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kaede-kit Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Great work!
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:iconlutrasilvereye:
lutrasilvereye Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very nice! It fits my mental image of Arachne too! :)
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:iconwasashu:
wasashu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
how beautiful! i love the stringy hair of her branching out like that. i also love the eerie mood of it too <3
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DanielaUhlig Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow, gute arbeit!!
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neoshayna888 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
This is both super creepy and amazingly awesome. VERY good job on this! The detail is stunning!
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:iconnathie:
nathie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Klasse Concept und tolle Ausleuchtung! :love:
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Dylan-Virtue2Vice Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
boah heftig geil! ich bin total platt! das heut mich so um! *__*
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silver-spurs Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
You're really improving your art, from painting to painting. It's so great to watch you further developing your skills. This is one of those steps to expertise. Congratulations!
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heydino Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. i must say, this is really good. i just got finished watching an episode of this anime, and in it was a witch named Arachne. She looks NOTHING like this, but i think this would be way better as an evil doer.

i love the hair, its spiderweb thread like! **shivvers in fright and amazement**

cant wait for your next peice!
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ShadesOfSkysong Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
This is magnificent, congratulations for getting it how you wanted it, the hardest person to please is always yourself.
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TheRedFoxof9 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Thats awesome! What did you use?
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AnayaBladewind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
congratulations... for making this look very close to what you had in mind, i know it's usually veeery difficult... the result is great!
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
O_M_G du hast dich damit selbst übertroffen und hast dich einfach absolut damit verbessert. Das Bild ist in allen Zügen einfach nur ein genuss zum Anschauen. Vor allem ist es unheimlich inspirierend wie du mit Farben umgehen kannst. :3
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Seyreene Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das Bild ist wahrlich schauderhaft und schön zur gleichen Zeit... Arachne sieht gleichzeitig sehr ungesund und schön aus, schon seltsam. Besonders gelungen finde ich aber diesen kahlen Wald! Der vermittelt wirklich eine düstere Atmosphäre.
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EthnisArt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Damnably awesome!
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Nellyaa Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Kritik? Das einzige was mir wirklich auffällt, was mich stört sind die Brüste.
Der Schatten unter ihnen ist wirklich sehr hart, weshalb sie aussehen, als ob sie relativ groß wären. Dafür, dass sie groß wirken durch den Schatten, bedecken sie aber auf dem Brustkorb eine zu kleine Fläche. Große Brüste würden meiner Erfahrung nach mehr Platz einnehmen (Also konkret würden sie sich mehr nach Mitte des Brustkorbs verteilen und weiter nach unten)

Wenns kleine Brüste sein sollen, ist der Schatten drunter zu hart, imo. Kleine Brüste werden von der Schwerkraft nicht so stark angezogen, weswegen sie eine nicht so starke U-Rundung bilden wie du sie gezeichnet hast.

Da sie sehr mager ist, hätte bei den Hüften ein herausragen der Hüftknochen sicher auch noch gut ausgesehen.

Hoffe ich konnte helfen, auch wenn ich in Anatomie selbst nicht der Bringer bin. ;)
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Fantastic work...
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:iconengelszorn:
engelszorn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
danke
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ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
ja, schaut echt gut aus :-) gefällt mir wirklich sehr...
Aber wenn ich mir die Statur der Frau ansehe, dann denke ich hätten größere Brüste besser ausgesehen
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engelszorn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
*lach* sie sollte schon etwas mager aussehen :) und die Brüste sidn hoffentlich kein Hauptfokus.
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Chairim Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love it! :iconlove:
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Indefinite-X Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
One word: amazing!
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engelszorn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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