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Gloomy - ACEO 234 - 236 by Arthay Gloomy - ACEO 234 - 236 by Arthay
Like most cards in my gallery, these cards were also made for an artswap.

This time, the theme was "gloomy", which didn´t suit me at first cause I like bright and cheerful colors.

But in the end I like the result and it was fun [most of the time XD].

I wanted to turn three German proverbs into pictures, resembling the gloomy times of day: Dusk, Night, Dawn.

On the left:
"Spinne am Abend, erquickend und labend" => "spinning at night brings joy and delight"

In fact instead of the word "Spinne" [= spider] the word "Spinnen" [= spinning] was used in this proverb, but it washed out over the years until everyone used "Spinne".
And because this proverb is ambigious, I drew this nice spider Lady.

Maybe a black widow? *coughs* Bad joke *coughs.

In the middle:
"Nachts sind alle Katzen grau" => "All cats are grey by night"

Kind of self-explanatory, hmm?

On the right:
"Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund" => "The early bird catches the worm."

Literally translated: "Morninghour has gold in its mouth".

This was the trickiest proverb and in the end I drew a vampire, put a golden cross in her mouth and set her into a morning scene.
Maybe she´s mocking the watcher cause everey cliche about vampires is wrong?

Nya, as I said, I had fun. In some ways. XD

Done with Copic Marker SP 0.05, Copic, cheap colored pencils, silver and red gelpen, screen tone, colorless atYou Spica and white out.

Thanks to everyone who´s watching me, added me to his/her friends, leaving comments or, or, or... *hugs you all*
Vampire-Eretica Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So wenig Kommis? Bei drei sooo geilen Karten?
Irgendwie ist das leicht schockierend Oo

Am Besten gefällt mir die links, Spinnenfrauen zählen mit zu dem geilsten, was es gibt xD
(Außer die in dem Spiel "Okami", deren Hintern man öffnen konnte...die finde ich strange Oo)

Du hast eine sehr interessante Technik, gefällt mir echt sehr gut :D
Juhulefu Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Jetzt ziehst du hier aber nach, was? :D Das ist ja schon ewig her. xD
Ich hab die Vampirlady! :heart: Die Idee und Umsetzung der Reihe war einfach klasse, vor allem mit diesem tolle Einsatz von Rasterfolie und so wenigen Farben. :love:
Arthay Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Ich habs mir auch gedacht, als ich die Nummern gesehen habe, ich bin einfach zu faul für sowas. XD
Naja, mal sehen wie lange ich brauche um alles hoch zu bringen. XD

Wheeee, ich wusste ja gar nicht mehr dass die Vampirdame bei dir ist, das freut mich jetzt total! :D
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