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The Dark Bride by aruarian-dancer The Dark Bride by aruarian-dancer
Ink & watercolor on bristol vellum (140 lb.) 8.5" x 11" (approx. 21.6 cm x 27.9 cm). This was painted for the Femme Thou Art Collective's themed auction for October. The auction was supposed to begin today, but with the Facebook experiencing widespread issues this morning, I don't think we'll be able to start on time. ^^; At any rate, the event is week long, so it's not a big deal if we don't start on time. The theme for this auction is "Grimm's Fairy Tale".

Many member artists are doing "Red Riding Hood", "Rapunzel", "Snow White"... the tales that are well known. I found my inspiration in an obscure tale titled "the White Bride and the Black One" (Sounds almost racist at first glance ... but the tale is not about brides of different ethnic ancestry.). The story is about a young woman with a step mother and step sister (Here we go again...). The protagonist (good young woman) is nice to a lost stranger asking for directions (God in disguise), while the step mom and step sis were rude and mean to the guy and angers God and were turned "as black as night, as ugly as sin". (Rather severe punishment for their offenses, don't you think?) Short story shorter, the good woman was set to marry the king, but the evil step mom uses black magic to fool the king into marrying the step sis (the Black Bride). In the end though, it's all happy ending with some revenge harm done to the step mom and sis. Old-fashioned justice. You can read the story here. --> www.grimmstories.com/en/grimm_…

I like being a part of a collective (actually, I'm a member of two) for exploring themes I may otherwise not venture into. I also like experimenting with different themes, approaches, and styles. I did a lot of paint flinging in the early stage of the watercolor of this piece. :D So for the reason of keeping me playful and flexible, groups like this can be good.

©Mitzi Sato-Wiuff 2013

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sheimarie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
So gorgeous! +fav 
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly.  ^_^
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Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A great drawing!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. ^_^
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pushkelya Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
beautiful !
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much.  ^_^
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pushkelya Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
you are welcome
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IasminGloom Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Wonderful job! :D :D
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. ^_^
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IasminGloom Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome kindly :hug:
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grasfluesterer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist
This is very beautiful! Love Drunk by Mirz123
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. ^_^
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Ver0nic4 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
like it a lot! *o*
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. ^_^
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:iconimaliea:
Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   General Artist
I'm in love with how much detail goes into your work, so beautiful!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. :heart:
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Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013   General Artist
Very welcome! :)
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MissIp Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
an exceptional piece
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. ^_^ :heart:
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AmberDragon93 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the variation in your artwork! From sweet and innocent sprites to mysterious and sexy. Beautiful work. :)
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awww, thank you so much!! :D
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AmberDragon93 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :heart:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :D
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JennyColt Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haunting. But yet beautiful.
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^_^ :heart:
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Bdellian Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My god...really beautiful,i really love this one,the detail is amazing
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. :heart:
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Bdellian Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :)
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foxsykitsunevamp Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Splendid!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. ^_^ :heart:
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CharbonArdent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Stunning as always! :) :heart:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. :heart:
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CharbonArdent Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
My pleasure :hug:
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zidaria Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. ^_^ :heart:
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
stunning work :heart:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Katerina. ^_^
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Mangsney Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love all your art, I always have, but there's something special about your darker pieces. I don't know how to explain it, they're just… so powerful.
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
:iconawwwplz:  Aww, thank you so much, Charlie!! That means a lot to me. :glomp: :heart:
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moonlight311 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
shes beautiful,detail is amazing
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. ^_^
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