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La Muerte - ACEO by sphinxmuse La Muerte - ACEO by 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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TaraCochrane Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
<3
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
amazing
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
:aww: no problem
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alienhunny Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Her face and "paint" are fantastic........:blackrose:
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nednedders Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
cool art
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HerrSehnsucht Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
me gusta mucho
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007   Traditional Artist
Gracias ;)
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Farfalla-Dea Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. striking and very beautiful, detailed work for being so small.

Well done! :clap:
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic :clap: :love:
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Juniperfern Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like at the corners of her mouth the dark lines look like stitchings.
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007   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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Juniperfern Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist 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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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional 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 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007   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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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional 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 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007   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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