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Arachne's Wrath by michellemonique Arachne's Wrath by michellemonique
:spider: Halloween Series: Arachne :spider: 

Photographer & editor: Michelle Monique
Model & MUA: Masha Meow
Wardrobe: Erika Robertson
Tarantula Handler: Faith Lucille

  • I've been wanting to do a Halloween themed shoot for the longest time so I'm glad I was finally able to! Oddly enough, I actually got the idea of doing Arachne from watching a documentary on female serial killers (specifically "black widows"). I wanted to combine the imagery of Arachne's mythology with the lore of women killers from the 19th century. The purpose of the spider body is obvious - that this creature is dangerous and devours its victims but I also wanted to add chains because Arachne was indeed cursed and could not undo her fate much like these "black widows" felt compelled and unable to resist killing. This is a lot darker than my usual stuff, but I hope my followers can appreciate it nonetheless!
  • Everything in this image has been photographed. No CGI is used.

Behind the Scenes Video:

 
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:iconariel87:
Ariel87 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconarrestingaries:
ArrestingAries Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
This is so wonderful. The way the hair moves, the chains, emotion, beautiful model.
Everything about it is wonderful:).
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:iconosokiddenz:
osokiddenz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're an amazing artist.
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:icondeliveredmean42:
Deliveredmean42 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Power of all power. Wow, this is good, really good stuff.
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:icongiannaisabella:
giannaisabella Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Omg she is SOOO CUUUTTEEE!!!!!
;3
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:iconhiroyto1azevedo:
Hiroyto1Azevedo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
perfeita
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:iconcamarilladee:
camarilladee Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE how the chains are flying around her.  Beautiful!
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:iconwhitemetaler:
WhiteMetaler Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
I haven't no word to Compliment.
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:icondaimonxx:
DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Arachne, one of my favorite Greek myths. Superb work, congrats. 
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:icona177ing:
a177ing Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
very amazing michelle, nice concept. Every different concept on your picture, very nice digital imaging.
Once more... it's a Very amazing.
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:iconmichellemonique:
michellemonique Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:icona177ing:
a177ing Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
ur welcome michelle :)
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:iconpaquito-2:
Paquito-2 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Peut-être le moment où Athèna impose à jamais son destin à Arachné... L'expression du visage est, ici, très symptomatique, très représentatif du refus, de la colère et de la douleur.
Bravo
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:iconpencilworker:
pencilworker Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Beautiful creative shoot! Amazing...


Ray
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:icontwiligthvampire89:
twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Beautiful work
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:iconcyluho:
Cyluho Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :clap:
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:iconblack-wren:
Black-Wren Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
I love how you have the chains flying around as her hair is blown back.  Great job!  It really gets the feel of magic in it.
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:iconvale4u:
vale4u Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Amazing work!
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:iconkingoob:
KINGOOB Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Excellent work!
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:iconcrescentsi:
crescentsi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Very well shot/edited!  :-)

Simon

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:iconlndfrance:
LNDFrance Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't believe you shot an actual tarantula. I'm really, really impressed. 
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:iconmichellemonique:
michellemonique Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks! yep, it was quite interesting :p
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:iconsgtsareth:
SgtSareth Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Awwwww crap. I'm in trouble, aren't I?

Nice work!
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:icondigi-3d:
DIGI-3D Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great__!Wonderful done__!  :heart::hug:
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:iconmadytao:
Madytao Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work
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:iconpeterg666666:
peterg666666 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013   Interface Designer
splendid and craftsmanship
I like
a wonderful holiday
Merci
pour votre attention
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:iconadriaticacreation:
AdriaticaCreation Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
grate work, I love movement and all your work look so alive
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Shedboy68 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 
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:iconen-1:
eN-1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
cool i thought it was c4d for sure
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
This is really awesome.
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:iconvampirekingdom:
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Incredible!!!!!!
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:iconthornevald:
thornevald Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautifull!!!!!!
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:iconvillenueve:
Villenueve Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!:rose:
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:iconwetdryvac:
wetdryvac Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Nifty work. I particularly like the mostly sharp depth of focus used for the chains relative to the softness of some of the other focal elements.
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:iconmichellemonique:
michellemonique Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconsupo77art-dsn:
Supo77Art-Dsn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Love the lighting and depth ! ;)
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:iconhoangvanvan:
Hoangvanvan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow!!!!! Love it  Clap :happybounce: La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la Heart 
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:iconstreamweb:
streamweb Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
U are so talented! Love the movement in the image!
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work! :icongirl-okplz:
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:iconeve-velvetrose:
Eve-VelvetRose Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing
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:iconblhawk:
BlHawk Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Awsome work. Clap Clap 
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:iconrivorareano:
rivorareano Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool...
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:icontriziana:
TriZiana Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!!!!
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:iconorphanedsoul:
OrphanedSoul Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
simply gorgeous!
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Ammiranthaquiem4 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
lovely:)

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Gwendolyn1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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saifar Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Heart
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:iconthepix:
ThePix Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great job!!! Love the perspective! :heart:
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Consuelo-Parra Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Beautiful art!!:heart:
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