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Continuing Tarot Card serie.
"13: Death"

What is actually death? A woman with a scythe or a skeleton with a creepy smile? Nah, those are so boring, so cliché...
What if death would come as a little boy. With a smile. With a striped pyjamas and big black eye pupils? What if... wouldn't it seem even creepier than a noraml depiction?

This is just a mere preview of my death card. A digitally colored pencil drawing. I still am planning to finish this pencil drawing with markers as every card in this serie. But even now I like the result. Maybe I should add couple of skulls for more creepyness or red sreams of blood or smth ;p

Nevertheless here is a preview, be patient and wait for more to come :aww:

Media: Pencil, digital coloring and textures (Adobe Photoshop CS3)

Other Tarot Cards: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
Tarot serie idea and progress bar: [link]
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shanhassa's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Yuujin's study for a Tarot card entitled 13<img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>eath is a simply wonderful and whimsical investigation of forms and irony. The gestural sketch with watercolor and ink dances to life on the page with the fluid melancholy of a peaceful dream.

The artist shares an image of death as a mischievous boy in striped pajamas, dance-melting through a field of watercolor abstraction and apparently disassembling pen studies of random artifacts.

The image is haunting and oddly alluring, suggesting a kind of pleasant companionship as the forms slip gently in and out of focus and transition through styles ranging from Southwest Watercolor, traditional pen and ink anime and blind gestural drawing.

It's a really lovely image and worth a look... as is the rest of Yuujin's fun and often funky portfolio of dA images.
rochila13's avatar
Oh my, the colours.... just incredible!
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monkette's avatar
Awesome work and concept! I like how you focus the detail and make the other marks more loose/suggestive, it's very effective n_n
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really detailed comment, I love it.
And I'm glad you like the artwork. I love to unfinish some parts and get detailed in other, Maybe I dont have patience to be too detailed over all of the work or maybe that's just my style ;p
Frank-Beer's avatar
Pretty lovely piece of work :)
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Toyona's avatar
cool work with a good story to go with
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good story, as the good idea is more than a half work done ;)
xbertyx's avatar
ooh thats creepy...but i like it =]
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Hehehehhe ^^;
geras komentaras. Man patinka. Like.
simonpark81's avatar
yes, it is creepier:nod:
very spooky!
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I'm glad it's spooky, that was the intention from the very beginning ;p
Oroshigane's avatar
Very expressive, gorgeous details, Excellent work!
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wow, thank you :hug: !
Misteris's avatar
šitas afigienas;)
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dekui, dekui, stengiausi ^^;
Robstasy's avatar
beautyfull!! !
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Thank you , Rob :glomp:
Long time, no see, huh?
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