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La Muerte - ACEO
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Published: November 29, 2007
© 2007 - 2019 sphinxmuse
The imagery in this piece is derived from spending most of my free time in a tattoo shop, surrounded by panels upon panels of flash, cap-fulls of luscious ink, and the melodic buzz of running machines. It is also equally inspired by Dia de los Muertos artwork and the strangely arcane icons from cards of La Loteria which I encountered in Mexico.

Media: Prismacolor colored pencils, ballpoint pen, watercolor, acrylic, sumi ink
Size: 2.5" by 3.5"

I am currently offering a few high-quality, glossy, double-sided ACEO prints of this piece at my Etsy shop for only $4.50.
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TaraCochraneProfessional Traditional Artist
<3
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sphinxmuse Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Her face and "paint" are fantastic........:blackrose:
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sphinxmuse Traditional Artist
Gracias ;)
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Farfalla-DeaProfessional Traditional Artist
Wow. striking and very beautiful, detailed work for being so small.

Well done! :clap:
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IdaLarsenArtProfessional Digital Artist
fantastic :clap: :love:
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JuniperfernHobbyist Digital Artist
I like at the corners of her mouth the dark lines look like stitchings.
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sphinxmuse Traditional Artist
It was intended to be reminiscent of the dividing spaces between teeth in stylized representations of skulls, but stitching works too!
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JuniperfernHobbyist Digital Artist
Right yeah! You got it perfect! Great job!I could tell thats what you were aiming for, and you got it really good! It adds a texture to the spaces in between the skulls teeth!
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felixxkattProfessional Traditional Artist
she has a very deer-like face, with the eyes so wide and dark. i like the red thorn vines/veins back there.
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sphinxmuse Traditional Artist
She does have very dark eyes, but there are also dark shapes painted around them too. Her face was intended to be skull-like (hence the darkness around the sockets, nose, etc.) but I'm not sure if that came across as clearly as I'd like :(
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felixxkattProfessional Traditional Artist
i like her face, but her nose is kind of flat and has a high arch to it, and the eyes are pretty wide, it just lends a sort of anthropomorphic trait to her face. i like the makeup she's wearing, and it does suggest a skull shape, but she seems kind of alien or fae, perhaps. it's not a bad thing, certainly! she's very interesting!
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sphinxmuse Traditional Artist
I do agree: she has very strange features, but then again I like to depict beings with strange features :D I certainly don't mind if she appears fae!
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