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The Red Death by Raiecha The Red Death by Raiecha
Finished this one now. I'd be happy if I never have to look at it again! Tried to keep the red in the sky minimal, although I still think it's a little overboard.
So, this is my illustration of the plague, The Red Death from Poe's 'The Masque of the Red Death.'
I have a violent urge to just fill the background with details, but something's telling me not to. I think I can get away with it as it is, since i'm just trying to portray the devastation of the plague.

Anyway, drawn with .7mm mechanical pencils, Sky was painted with acrylics, edited in photoshop.
God damnit, there's a photoshop eraser smudge in the sky, urgh! And if you didn't notice it before, i've just drawn wonderful attention to it. :la:
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kiankarlo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Looks like a mix of Hugo Simberg paintings. Excellent work!
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WizAdopts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous piece! 

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SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Photographer
spooky =D
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A-Chard Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
This is a creepy piece of work! very nice tho!
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naama6699 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! so much emotion! amazing :)
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Kpop-44 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
You've created such a morbid atmosphere most wonderfully. Great picture :D
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Slb9537 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student
this is really amazing, and REALLY creepy. I love Poe's works (I even wrote a 10 page essay on them). This piece really captures the essence of 'The Masque of the Red Death'. Nicely done!
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ekzotik Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Looks great, I really like that right corner bit, with the woman and the death figure, it has a really powerful quality to it.
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Bo-Po-Mo-Fo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, this is really gorgeous! I love the attention to detail here. It's so smooth! I like the background as is, so I think you're right to leave it alone. It kinda makes it feel like death is on the horizon.
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Seraphine-Harmonium Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Ooh very cool. I like how with her style of clothes it's been modernized somewhat, but still feels old and dangerous. And I am a sucker for a good bloody plague.
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