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(Contains: sexual themes)
She was divinity's creature that kissed in cold mirrors
A queen of snow
far beyond compare
lips attuned to symmetry sought her everywhere


IRL Commission for :iconquendaline: of her character Athura

Athura is a storm witch with power over lightning, and the queen of Asmodeius fav.me/d2hq1zo, king of the underworld in a fictional universe based on demonology and biblical legend

I did learn a lot and had a good deal of fun painting it. :) I initially used a brush to make the ivy leaves, but they didn't look natural, so I went back over them and painted them by hand.

40 hourish, photoshop

Thanks so much to `Rahll and ~PearlPhoenix for all their feedback and help with this.
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:

Your wonderful work has been featured in my journal: [link]

:iconhappydayplz:
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:iconumbraeaeon:
Umbraeaeon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Boooobs.
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Aaron-Radney Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   General Artist
I love the use of body language to convey the character's attitude. This also gives me an idea for a solution to a costuming problem I've been having in a piece I'm working on. Thank you for sharing.
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CJodei Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Very cool! I really love all the details and the character you were able to portray in her pose and expression.
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Catwagons Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I definitely didn't pull it off as well as I wanted to, but I learned a lot with it, so I guess that's good enough for me :)
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CJodei Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Hmm I guess maybe you're the only one who can tell it didn't turn out how it was supposed to be lol It looks great to me. :hug:
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She is such a beautiful, sensual and mysterious character :) The colors are enchanting, her look is magnificient and the whole design is a wonder! :wow: The peacock dress and the "feathered" necklace are awesome :wow:
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Catwagons Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks darlin', I had a hell of a time with this one, but it was a good learning tool. ^^
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xxfolkvir Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this piece is most amazing!
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ShotgunPEN Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Great piece, the only thing I have to say is that the ring lacks any shadow while the hand that it is wearing it does. Other than that good work!
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