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Wicked Game

Inspired by this amazing version of "Wicked Game"
The world was on fire and no one could save me but you
It's strange what desire will make foolish people do
I'd never dreamed that I'd meet somebody like you
And I'd never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

What a wicked game you played to make me feel this way
What a wicked thing to do to let me dream of you
What a wicked thing to say you never felt this way
What a wicked thing to do to make me dream of you

No, I don't want to fall in love.
No, I don't want to fall in love...
....With you

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So, yesterday the song inspired me to make this drawing and some people told me that the atmosphere was very good. And as I kept listening to the song, I felt that I just am not able to draw well enough to show the emotion I wanted to portray. So, today at one point I just felt - there is going to be a manipulation. I just randomly had found myself (instead of working) I had been browsing stock sites for possible couple to use as a center of the scene. And when I found those dancers (reason why I think lately I like drawing more than manipulations. Yes, I am so much better with manipulations but I can draw people in whatever poses and clothes.. in manipulation, I have limits.. anyway.. despite this not being exactly what I wanted, those dancers were quite close), I knew - yes, I can do it. It was little scary - I haven't done personal manipulation like in 2 years. Yes, commissions. Yes, examples for lecturers but not something I had done for myself as I always know how much time the image takes and I guess I haven't had such a great inspiration for ages. It feels like good old times - I just find a song that gives me the clear visual idea and I will bring it to digital canvas. I was able  to lose myself for days like that. It felt great to do that again.

So, basically I took the concept and the general layout from the drawing I made but with manipulation, I feel, I can do so much more. So, I just listened to the song and let it guide me. I love creating rain. I think it is one of my favorite things to artificially add. I have done so many commissions with rain but if I look in my gallery here, not that many... So that was lovely to bring more dynamic to the image.

The story. As I explained on the drawn image, this is inspired by a RPG campaign I have been running. Basically, they are two super thieves in futuristic setting. They team up to work on a big con that would let them live comfortably for the rest of their lives. What the man, Renard, does not know is that the woman, Evita, is actually working for police to bring him down as part of a deal she has made. Her job is to make him trust her and take her to his inner lair where is one stolen object that the police really badly wants back. She has been building their relationship from preparing the con to more personal level but the thing she did not consider was that she could actually fall for him. She has been used to being alone as in her profession there are not many people you can trust. She actually never considered that someone might actually understand her and have the same hopes and fears as she. And so, she starts to realize that she has fallen into the trap that she was setting. She does not want to feel what she is feeling - it will destroy everything one way or another. She can abandon her original plan but sooner or later the truth would come out and would Renard trust anything she has to say after that? Or she could continue with her plan and betray the only person she actually ever cared about?

For me, it felt that this kind of cold, dark setting would be perfect for this kind emotions... They live in shadows, in darkness - things they do have to remain hidden. And their partnership is like a dance.. who is leading? Who will fall? Who will betray who in the end...

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Model/front water (purchased) | wyldraven | frozenstocks | FrostBospiritsighs-stock | redheadstock | GabbyFePhotography | Moonglowlilly | LeonaWindrider | zevenstorms | + personal
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Mr-Ripley's avatar
Wow.. very awesome work =D
DizzyPurple's avatar
Wow! Not only is this piece amazing, full of emotion and (dare I say it?) not a little passion, but the particular version of "Wicked Game" that inspired you is hauntingly beautiful. It is one of my favorite songs, but I've never heard it by that artist before. Thank you for giving me two things to fall in love with!
Iardacil's avatar
:D Super glad that you like this version. I found it also very accidentally - it was played at the back of car commercial. It was so hunting that I just had to go and find out who sang it :D
Ellyevans679's avatar
Really great artwork Kadri. Nice to see.
:heart: Elle
panjoool's avatar
Stunning work :)
Iardacil's avatar
I was very happy that I had inspiration and time to make one. I can only hope that now when I saw that it is not that hard, I will do more :)
Iardacil's avatar
Thanks. I really really try to find the time :( It is just so hard as making a work of my style takes a day.. and I hate leaving things unfinished as I tend not to pick them up again :/
Ladesire's avatar
Wonderful work)) Very beautiful))
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:D I am glad you like it
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You are welcome :)
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