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Life and Death-redone by BeaGifted Life and Death-redone by BeaGifted
Another contest I was invited to participate in-- by Attache who has also commisioned me!

This is Life and Death-- again. For a while now I had wanted to redo the couple and had worked out a few comps but when I saw the references for Vannessa Lake I knew she'd be the perfect model for this.

I got a lot of inspiration from Frank Franzetta,
Here is the reference photo of Ms. Lake that I used.
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Contest link is here
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I may need to lighten it up-- colors tend to show up way brighter on my work computer. This is all digital-- with traditional sketch of course-- made to look paintly. I was really going for looseness like in Franzetta's work and I took a lot of inspiration from his choice of colors too
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DavidAdhinaryaLojaya Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
wow, this is breath taking image
love this <3 
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2BFabulousPencil Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Like it ;)
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anthonycrowley Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Writer
nice piece :) AC
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:iconthepumpkin-queen:
thepumpkin-queen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
This just gave me goosebumps.. As a Medium, this explains perfectly how I feel half the time. So beautiful, yet so damn eerie. I love it! :heart:
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fayjan19 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Life a woman who gives birth and ....Death the Angel who takes it!!! he comes in a gruesome form to take the wicked and an pleasant form to take the pious ones :)

Its kinda like a ying yang image i see ...brilliant work!! :D
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felinabubo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
bella
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:iconkh4l:
kh4l Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
where's death's ankh?
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wolfgirl-el Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Really cool concept
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:iconfrolet:
Frolet Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Love your stuff... but Frazetta, not Franzetta.

... I hate myself for commenting on that.

Anyway, excellent work.
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Beautiful concept and work
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wnf2000 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Oooh, creepy! I like it!
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:iconhokova:
Hokova Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I first thought it's oil on canvas. Wow.
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DontTouchTheMap Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful! wow! the idea and everything. so great!
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I-Luuurrrve-Movies Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely incredible illustration... I love the facial expressions on both subjects. Extremely well balanced and the contrasting colors compliment each other very well. Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing your art.
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Jkcrystal2 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Artist
OW! this is amazing, beautiful and great.
Did you make this picture?
Wonderful job!
<3
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:iconceleblhach:
CelebLhach Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Wonderful picture with an ancient theme :)
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:iconirina-hirondelle:
Irina-Hirondelle Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
i love it! <3
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MissMonkey13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
U got soooooo much talent!! i really love your works! Thumps up!!
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Kazemizu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
The emotion and insinuation in this painting is very powerful. It's really a treat to gaze into, especially with her eyes as a focal point. Well done!
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LadyxXxBug Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
WOW!!! this is amazing!!!
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MorwenNolatari Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Incredible! Simply stunning :D
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antonyna Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
absolutely amazing!
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Dianah-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thats amazing
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Narbehuren Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is a phenomenal piece of art. Life is a beautiful creature who appears only slightly apprehensive but I particularly love the delicate touch that, still, she is relatively calm at the touch of Death, for she knows his eventuality and how he is only an extension of her - and this is shown exactly by how intertwined these two components are into one another. Bravo!
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Kurai-Ai Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wow this is really good 2
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slowtoreact Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Amazing work. I love the obvious contrast between them.
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vampirinna Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
The face of Life is amazing
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bdunn1342 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011   General Artist
This is simply stunning. I especially like the subtle blues and the ethereal quality to it. <3
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Chashirskiy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Your art is featured here: [link]
I love the ideas you put in your paintings!
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homestuckitis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Writer
You have been featured c: [link]
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Mr-Vencovsky Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
so dualistic
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lilmissann Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wowww, this is incredible. It's so haunting
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ThisCandleFlickers Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is how I picture myself. My dark side is as bad as death, but my good side is like an angel.
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Lashael Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the delicate touch of Death. Beautiful.
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VampiressBite Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This reminds me of Persephone and Hades.

Fantastic work!
:heart:
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laisaNiko Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
wow cool
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sonoreo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont know, I like the other one better although this is still pretty good
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Jtowns87 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
I really really like the symbolism here. Awesome job!
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aupre Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010   Digital Artist
ever get that feeling deaths like all over you
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aupre Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010   Digital Artist
hai venus, hai death,

like what's be reckoning then
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Attache Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Thanks again for taking the time to enter, Brittany. I really loved this piece. :)
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hectorgamezr Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
tis is so cool perfect wooow
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TatianaTaliss Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
I like her facial features in this one more(:
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Albobo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010   Digital Artist
Love the contrast.
The painterly strokes on Life really add to the mood.
And composition is phenomenal.

Only thing that needs some work is her hand. Looks a bit... off.
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muffins-queen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
both version are really cool and I like the meaning of it
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raxnae Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
i used this as a preview pic for my poem titled the same, you are credited of course :D here be a linky for proof [link]
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crouching-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
wow this is gorgeous. Done digitally? Damn! It looks like it's on canvas~!
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:iconwoodlark:
Woodlark Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Gorgeous. I've always loved this concept. :)
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deaddoll00 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very sensual, emotionally charged image. Nicely done!
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sami-edelstein Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
NICE work!!
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