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Death Becomes Her

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By Zephyri   |   Watch
Published: January 12, 2005
© 2005 - 2019 Zephyri
The sister (arf) piece to this one, featuring yours truly with the devil himself, can be found here: [link]

A Christmas present for my sister, whose name is Beth, the temptation to call this Beth and Death almost overcame me. But she'd probably kick my butt for that. Besides which, I rather like Death Becomes Her. So the gorgeous being you see in this picture is.... the Grim Reaper... *giggles* sorry sis....

Nah, that's my too-pretty-by-far sister pulling off her Botticelli's venus pose, a picture I swore I would make good use of, and so I have. And just for those of you who think I've lost the plot shoving the Grim Reaper behind my sister, she actually has a 'thing' for him, so she liked it. Kinda like putting Satan with a gun behind me. Yummy.

I'm really really happy with this picture, probably my best to date with coloured pencil, if only for the fact it does look like my sister. There are a couple of things I might change given the chance, but I don't feel they detract from the picture *gaspcoughshock*. Now then, if only ol' Grimmy and Lucifer would happen along looking for a couple of willing dates....


Karisma pencils on grey card, © Zephyri, 2004. Time taken: a couple of demon-driven nights right before christmas, probably about ten-fifteen hours.
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metalfan6669Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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schizocatgirl264Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do you think about angels in relationships with women?
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Lolligirl1819Hobbyist Artist
this is amazing.
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britts-demesneHobbyist General Artist
Great artwork. I wanna color like you; you got some skill.
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This is extremely amazing. I wish I could draw like this. I'd be drawing characters for my stories :( Do you have any advice for amateur artists like me on how to get better? I know to practice everyday, but I'm usually not motivated enough. Everything I draw doesn't look right to me, so I get rid of it. 
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ZephyriProfessional Digital Artist
My best piece of advice is do some studies of the basics -  anatomy especially if you like drawing characters!
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Alright :) Thank you very much.
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googlenkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
So dark and mysterious
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RabeaUmbraHobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! I LOVE the detailing on this piece! <3
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WilderGothicaHobbyist General Artist
That's badass!
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Beautiful work Zephyri!
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Shakti-chanHobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work O.o reminds me of Hades and Persephone :)
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I like this, I wish I can find one similar, for my character I made for d&d. She is very similar but with straight black hair, pail white skin, and black eyes. The hair covers some of her face like in the movie The Grudge. But it still fits her concept for the most part. She is a Dread Necromance/Monk from 3.5, and she is working on becoming a litch, so she can be the next, more powerful death.
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KisameFanFromHellHobbyist General Artist
AWWW that is so sweet!
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vladcat Traditional Artist
sweet, tender, sexy, badass. any further comment's unnecessary.
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i like it, i like the coloring, and the details of the skull and the girl's dress. Great job!
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LissaMonsterHobbyist General Artist
Hey!! I just wanted to let you know that I've featured your art in my most recent journal - of my favorite Grim Reapers! :)
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D3vilusion Photographer
very great!
katshadow's avatar
Very impressive especially for color pencil. You can see you really know what you are doing and put a good bit of effort in to this. It definitely deserved the DD, btw congrats :D. It's just completely beautiful and I can't think of one negative thing to say about it, but who would want to??
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ZephyriProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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CelestNnyHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. What was the medium, colored pencils?
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