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Ink and watercolor on bristol vellum (140 lb.), 5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm approx.).  Private collection.  ©Mitzi Sato-Wiuff 2016

One of my recurring themes is Snow Queen (I have a fascination with predatory women as someone once pointed out...).  This time around, she's quite a bit darker than my previous versions.  Always inspired by the story by Hans Christian Andersen.  To so many of us, villains are often more interesting than protagonists in a story.  My mind often wanders off to imagine the back stories of villains.  This illustration was started during a Sketch Fest in July to a prompt of "Snow Queen".

This is the first time that I posted something new in a really long time here on dA.  I have a lot of other images both digital and traditional that I've made since my last post.  I feel a little sad that I don't get to spend as much time as I used to here anymore.  I miss the daily interaction with friends old and new...   Also, I'm a bit worried that people who are used to seeing my fluffy work (Those happy little babies I call Sprites, for example...) might find this one a bit disturbing.  ^^;  I have to balance things out mentally and artistically by going to different places - sometimes it's sunny and warm, and sometimes it's dark and chilly.  They are all aspects of my own personality.
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TaliaLef Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
I have one of your books and love the combination of your drawing and digital work. Beautiful dark or otherwise.
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DollyPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Exquisite as always <3
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much.  :heart:
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CharbonArdent Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016
This is really beautiful! :heart: I love the colour palette and the way you drew the lineart! Don't worry about branching out and doing different things, even if some people might prefer some things to others, the important thing is that you have fun doing the things you want to do :) I can't speak on behalf of everybody, but I love seeing the different things you do. It's interesting to see!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for your support!!  ^_^  :heart:
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CharbonArdent Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
It's my pleasure :hug:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, Mitzi! :heart:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Mayumi~!! :heart:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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Angelica777 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely! 
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly.  ^_^
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afke11 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016   Traditional Artist
I love all aspects too; I love things silly, pretty, and gruesome! Nothing wrong with that! Keeps things interesting and varied. :)

I love this concept here. She seems to struggle herself.
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your support, Afke!  :heart:
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DuskDaybreak Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is gorgeous! I love the colours, really beautiful work! :D
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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DuskDaybreak Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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Irislady Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
This is beautiful, I love it.
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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xXxSheLovesHexXx Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice artwork :)
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you.  ^_^
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Airianov Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional Writer
AMAZING
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly.  ^_^
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Fraeulein-Fruehling Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work and I'm glad seeing you posting here again :)
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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