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Soooo, here we go
I have wanted to do this for while and I finaly got time to do it^^
I, some time ago wanted to concept how I envision the Grim Reaper.
I wanted It to not look malevolent and scary like he is usualy pictured, because he isn't evil, death isn't evil (in my opinion).
And to make him less that and hopefully make something different I hope I made some details clear.
Like that he is light in colour (well, for those with not so dark screens). The favorit details I have that I really want to point out is the left hand of the reaper and the scythe.The hand is (supposedly) reaching out like its asking for you to take it and then it will lead you to the afterlife. The scythe is pointing downwards and is less threating than if it was bend over the head of the reaper. I sort of wanted it to look more 'friendly', but still have this scare essence.

One of my other favorits are the scythe's detail.
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Ninnkigal Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's incredible!!! And...I know it shouldn't be the case...but, those owls...no one can be evil with such cute little fellas! *3*
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TheDratex Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Might be why I put them there X)
I was trying to go for a not so threatening grim reaper, while keeping him a bit frighting since many are still scared of death
The owls are a bit small for my liking, but that will be for another time^^
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Tarzok Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
:clap::clap::clap:
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TheDratex Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*Bows in humbleness*
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ShadyHathor Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks kinda female, with that cute waist ^.^ I like it though, and i love the scythe design. Really original :) the partial symmetry and robes merging into chose birds are also really effective. Awesome, good job!
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TheDratex Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your coment made my day, espialy the first part XD
Thanks, glad you like that detail too^^
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ShadyHathor Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
:) my pleasure :)
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
For who does the bell tole?
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:iconthedratex:
TheDratex Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Who knows...
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
The real question is who rings the bell?
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TheDratex Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good question
any sugestions?
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Me!
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TheDratex Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Hehehe, now why didn't this come as a suprise
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I'm predictable in the best unpredictable way.
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Zholtaniusar Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
This looks really cool.
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TheDratex Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot^^
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TheGrimmZero Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah you are right, i am not evil i just help their souls get to the afterlife, or i am just very good at my job^^
and the thing i am curious about is the circle behind his head with the butterfly.
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TheDratex Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe
Ah, that one. Was just a detail I had, didn't know if it was a keeper or not. In the end I totaly forgot about it.
And the butterly is actually a moth and is one of the many symbols I wanted to hid in the picture that is about death^^
(there are more of them around the lantern)
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TheGrimmZero Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha yeah, okay that i didn't know about the little symbol ^^
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FadyFTJ Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Du burde kanskje fikse det sånn at man kan forstørre bildet mer da :V
Men fy faen så tøft 8V
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TheDratex Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Er det ikke en sånn 'Download Image' på høyre side av bildet
Tusen takk^^
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Evil--NekoChan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
°^° so cool
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TheDratex Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^^
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