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Bone Queen by aruarian-dancer Bone Queen by aruarian-dancer
Developed from the sketch done during Sketch Fest #32 (Jan. 2013) to a prompt, "Bone Queen", this is painted in ink and watercolor on 5" x 7" vellum (140 lb.). As I was completing it, I wished I had started the sketch on a larger sheet of paper, especially when I was going over the eye details with my smallest brush. XD But since I had already inked the lines, I went ahead and completed her with watercolor. This was one of these cases where the image had the mind of its own, and I ended up with a pretty crazy image. XD

Mainly inspired by the Day of the Dead skull-painted face, but she is also lavishly decorated with bleeding poppies, feathers, bird skull jewelry, and skeleton body paint. Just a random creation to a prompt. ^^

I'm glad the original has been claimed by a collector since I can't seem to look at her longer than 30 seconds before I get a strange, creepy feeling... ^^;

©Mitzi Sato-Wiuff/ Aruarian Dancer

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:iconguntherbenedict:
GuntherBenedict Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Pretty boney, but I like that look in these eyes...
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconandreasia:
ANDREASIA Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
I like that sea of blossoms in combination with symbols of mortality!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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:iconaeternus86:
Aeternus86 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
I love it...very supernatural feeling and awesome fearlessness... great job! :D
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!! :heart: :D
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:iconaeternus86:
Aeternus86 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
You're welcome! ^_^
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:iconsynaesthetic1:
Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Haunting, inviting, and a bit intimidating, with an emotional background tone I can't quite place.
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. ^^
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:iconjensat:
Jensat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
This color is just incrédible il like it !!! *_*
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconlolfun4ever:
lolfun4ever Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
It's beautifully detailed and coloured !
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. :D
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:iconnara-kun:
Nara-kun Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like her eyes stare into your soul...and she's going, "Oh really?" but without the humor o.o
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yep. I had a hard time working on her once I colored in her eyes. I can only look at her for about 30 seconds and then I feel creeped out. XD
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:iconnara-kun:
Nara-kun Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Intriguing, I really like it!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconrufina-tomoyo:
Rufina-Tomoyo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Awesome management of theme and color.
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. :D
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:iconseelenwald:
Seelenwald Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the Bone Queen! Especially her face expression captivates me!
Good work!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the mood you created in this piece. Fantastic work as always, Mitzi! :clap:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, Mayumi. ^^
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :heart:
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:iconmangasockattack:
mangasockattack Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very neat~!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You have been featured in my weekly dA love for everyone! article.
Have a nice day :dalove:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
*faved the journal* ^^
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!!! :iconblushplz:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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:icongoat13:
Goat13 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
outstanding!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. ^^
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:iconlamiahearts:
LamiaHearts Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Beautiful! But I was wondering, do the poppies have any meaning? I mean like do they symbolize something?
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. Poppies have different meanings in different culture, but they're commonly associated with sleep, peace, and death.
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:iconlamiahearts:
LamiaHearts Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Oh! I see! A friend of mine told me recently that all flowers have a meaning. So I was wondering if the poppies in this drawing had more going on then just being pretty. Thanks! :)
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. ^^
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:iconimmy-is-thinking:
Immy-is-Thinking Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! :heart:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, Immy. :heart: :hug:
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:iconj-u-d-a-s:
J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Beautiful art! :heart:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. :heart: ^^
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:iconroquer0:
Roquer0 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
This is amazing, very beautiful :love:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconroquer0:
Roquer0 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
You are welcome!
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