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Maman Brigitte

By vinegar
Another art challenge by :icondaekazu:, :iconmidnighttea7:, :iconvinegar:
For each challenge we interchangeably give ourselves an idea or topic to illustrate and a short, specified time to execute it in whatever shape or form... of course, without knowing what the others are going to come up with.

This week's topic is vinegar's idea: Maman Brigitte. She is a death loa, the wife of Baron Samedi. For more info check wiki:…


EDIT (11.2012) - finally done! You can see the previous version + sketch on my blog, here: + bonus close up is in the gallery.

Mine is a WIP, still very much unfinished. I used some references, especially for the rooster (which was nightmare to get right) and some of mizzd-stock, although not one photo. She has some great shots of folded materials and hands, so I looked those up as general guidelines. Concepts of outfit, her face and background are, as usual, mine.

Anyway, she's often associated with drinking rum, chilli peppers, colour purple, a scarf and a (bloody) rooster. Or hen. Depending on what I read. Also glasses with usually one of lens missing.

She's also the only fair-skinned loa, often said to have red hair. I thought it'll be more interesting to put her in a southern setting than on a cemetery, even if that doesn't really go 100% in tact with her story. But well.

Oh, she apparently borrowed baron Samedi's hat.

A bigger version is coming up when I'm done with it.

daekazu's version:
Maman Brigitte by daekazu

MidnightTea7's version:
Maman Brigitte by MidnightTea7

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FoxRox1337's avatar
Great colors! It is lika a scrumdiddlyumptious cake! Have your cake and eat it too 
gliovampire's avatar
Awesome!! I added it to my faves :heart:
sweetdollfromhell's avatar
It really nice, bravo!
Laviolenta's avatar
This is F**** awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG .. speechless ..!
what crazy program you use ??
wings--of--hope's avatar
Wow... Just wow...
m4s4k0's avatar
Maman Brigitte est superbe.
SepiaWren's avatar
I love how you've combined dark gothic with colourful whimsy in this image. Gorgeous style!
SwanEvermore's avatar
(I hope nobody takes this as like, an insult, or anything)
This kind of makes me think of a female version of
The Mad-Hatter from Alice in Wonderland (2010).
TipsyMavis's avatar
I think so too. But it is a job well done!
SwanEvermore's avatar
Oh yeah, definitely! :)
TipsyMavis's avatar
Thanks! Very much! <3
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Mitia-Arcturus's avatar
Simply wonderful...:heart:...!!!
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diegio1996's avatar
The amount of detail and texture in this is unbelievable! Well done!!
OleonettaLaeon's avatar
Amazing, very creative XD
zemimsky's avatar
absolutely incredible!!
Been doing some ritual work with this Lwa and finding this image was uncanny...she looks very much like me.
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