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The Macabre Dance
Bellatrix & Rodolphus dancing in the blood of their victims. For them, the blood is the greatest aphrodisiac :D
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Veeja Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
So deliciously dark and beaitiful at the same time! Awesome work! ^^
laurabowden Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Creepy... :D
urdamnrightbc Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
runenstein Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much I don't even know what to say
shadamy20 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Love the style
VashtaSilvestris Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great piece of art. I love their expressions and - in fact - I love that it looks like they're actually in love. In my headcanon she really loved him (and she maybe just started having some kinky crush of the Dark Lord at the point she met him in person and became a deatheater?). In my head, she never stopped loving Rodolphus. I find it really sad, that Rowling didn't let Bellatrix and Rodolphus stay in love and just kept talking about the false and obsessive love Bella felt for the Dark Lord... as if "bad people" weren't able to truely feel like "the good" ones do.

And 'thanks' for drawing her with (kinda) straight hair! I like it much better than the curly and sorta weird updo people draw her with since the movies came out.
Veeja Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2017
You have one very good point. The reason why HP will always only be 'good' and never be 'very good' for me is because J.K.R. couldn't let go of an black-white perspective. She claims to be against prejuicdice (descrimination = werwolfs, mudbloods,...etc) but the way how she is telling the story she is doing the same in the end (rich (blond) people = evil, only one group is the perfect ideal (gryffindors) others are  automaticaly bad (slytherings),... etc.)
She never create a logical self-consistent theory about magic/ the so called dark magic/pure-blood believes and how and why they spread,...etc. which would be important for the story. I'm going so far that it is very insolent copying directly from a cruel phenomen like anti-semitism with such a long complex history in such plain way. 
Most people who are doing 'evil' actions are not conscious they are doing something bad but think they are doing something good. Only because someone is a murderer doesn't mean he cannot truly honestly love his family (which makes it bullshit that more 'normal' deatheaters with families like the Malfoys, crabbe, goyles,...etc. cannot make a patronus but a mean person like Umbridge can). And she totaly lost me with the fact that she portraied CHILDREN from the beginning as onesided good (gryffindors) and onesided bad (slytherins), ignorant nerds (ravenclaw) and lovely loosers (huffelpuff). It's clearly pure purpose. 
Also the claim murder is inhumanly is nonsense. Gladly it's not so common and neccesary anymore in modern days but for thousands of years it wasn't unnatural for the human race to kill each other even if it's "only" for power/egoistical motives. It's also nonsense some claim animals aren't like that. Some races aren't some clearly are more agressive even only for fun with conspecifics like orcas, dolphines or orangutans.
CreepyFan0311 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
Why do you call Bellatrix' love for Voldemort false? It is obsessive, mad and so on but it's still love. Don't see why her suppossed "love" for Rodolphus could have been better.
WesleyBlakeReese Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
I really love this (and the pairing!) especially their expressions. It looks like they actually do love each other, but in possibly different ways. Rodolphus' expression suggests sexual and romantic attraction, and he looks a lot like a doting husband. Bellatrix is almost laughing, and she has a expression that would be called 'sweet' on a child. She is also attracted her husband, but maybe not romantically... maybe just sexually and maybe almost as a crush.

I really have no idea, and I may have taken my analyzing too far, but that's what their expressions suggest.
awesomesauce8453 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
SerpentEmpress15 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just......WOW FANTASTIC this picture is worth a GAZILLION WORDS!!
Cellitha Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Not that the rest is bad at all, but this is your best HP-piece! =D
Love everything from the colouring to the scene to the cartoonish style!
treena-ivy-carter Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Absolutely beautiful. Five stars.
a-lion-hearted-girl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
This is absolutely amazing! I ship these two so hard! Beautiful work!
The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
who is rodolpus again?
a-lion-hearted-girl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
The husband of Bellatrix in the books.
xovertherainbowx Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I have a ridiculous amount of feelings about these two. (heart)
This is gorgeous!
Teledice Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Love your art!!
cupkakedsprinkle Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!
DramioneKid Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
in the words of Barney Stinson "LEGEN- wait for it -DARY!"
ilisium Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
The colouring is well done, and I like the splashes of blood. my favourite thing about this picture is her body language, the way her arms are flung out as if she is playing. The contrast between their expressions and the background etc is really effective in portraying their characters' 'evilness'.
plungrum Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
i love this:DDD
Luna-Jaye Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I absolutely love this pic :)
ThatRavenclawGirl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh my god. This is just too much epicness, I can't even handle xD
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Writer

Amazing work!
AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
this is just amazing in every way possible ;___; <3
mudpuddledemon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
I love her dress, and the pose.
Batysia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love the shading and the whole idea! They could be even kissing :XD:
My new wallpaper!
brokenglass16 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Writer
I loooooooooove this.
rats-in-the-garden Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
You got that quote from Spike.
Intothemad Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Ianthus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Bellatrix est une grosse sadique :p
gracegood11 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this. It's creepy (because Bellatrix always is) but totally captures the deranged essence that the two of them have in a beautiful way. :)
Sententia16 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
AthenaPersephone Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I love this!!! So ....slytherin...
ThePrincessNightmare Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
your piece is being featured today here: [link]
MistressOfTheWinter Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
I love this so much :iconexcitedplz:
Raven-Demon-Assasin Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Thank you so much for this picture. It's actually helped me a lot with my work for a fanfic I'm working on. This picture is absolutely the was Rudolphus has turned out as good as he has. Thank you so much!
clayton1215 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
What is the fanfic?
AnnieReid Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Très beau!
Ladyhawke87 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
I really love this macabre dance. Really, really wonderful *__*
Jade-Caldin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Pas mon couple favoris, mais comme Bella est mon personnage préféré, je crois que dans à peut près n'importe quel pairing bien dessiné ça me plairait quand même XD
Étrangement, je crois que ton dessin arrive à carrément à me faire envisager, pour la première fois, la réalité de ce couple!
En tout cas, très bien dessiné, superbes couleurs, et j'adore la texture ;)
Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
The colouring is Amazing!! :D
PuffyShirt Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
woa... Cool...and creepy
stillthere4me Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I've always thought of this pairing as lame, that it was so obvious that Bellatrix is in love with Voldemort so their marriage was kind of dead. However, this wonderfully done drawing shows that they could easily have bonded over their shared interests. This is so well done, they are practically moving, twirling, on the page, the blood splattering around them. Amazing job here.
scortum-lupa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Just so gorgeous! <3
AGlassyCountenance Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
It's so demented! I love it.
lili-paletskaya Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
it's incredible!
alexroseviolet Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
it matches there personalitys well
KendraJK Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The blood looks AMAZING...
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