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Death Becomes Her by Zephyri Death Becomes Her by Zephyri
The sister (arf) piece to this one, featuring yours truly with the devil himself, can be found here: [link]

A Christmas present for my sister, whose name is Beth, the temptation to call this Beth and Death almost overcame me. But she'd probably kick my butt for that. Besides which, I rather like Death Becomes Her. So the gorgeous being you see in this picture is.... the Grim Reaper... *giggles* sorry sis....

Nah, that's my too-pretty-by-far sister pulling off her Botticelli's venus pose, a picture I swore I would make good use of, and so I have. And just for those of you who think I've lost the plot shoving the Grim Reaper behind my sister, she actually has a 'thing' for him, so she liked it. Kinda like putting Satan with a gun behind me. Yummy.

I'm really really happy with this picture, probably my best to date with coloured pencil, if only for the fact it does look like my sister. There are a couple of things I might change given the chance, but I don't feel they detract from the picture *gaspcoughshock*. Now then, if only ol' Grimmy and Lucifer would happen along looking for a couple of willing dates....

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Karisma pencils on grey card, © Zephyri, 2004. Time taken: a couple of demon-driven nights right before christmas, probably about ten-fifteen hours.
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Given 2005-01-13
Great composition, and meticulous attention to detail make Death Becomes Her by *Zephyri a stand out work of art. Be sure to take a closer look! ( Featured by twosilverstars )
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britts-demesne Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great artwork. I wanna color like you; you got some skill.
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XxSkyHolmesxX Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
This is extremely amazing. I wish I could draw like this. I'd be drawing characters for my stories :( Do you have any advice for amateur artists like me on how to get better? I know to practice everyday, but I'm usually not motivated enough. Everything I draw doesn't look right to me, so I get rid of it. 
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My best piece of advice is do some studies of the basics -  anatomy especially if you like drawing characters!
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XxSkyHolmesxX Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Alright :) Thank you very much.
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googlenka Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So dark and mysterious
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RabeaUmbra Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! I LOVE the detailing on this piece! <3
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WilderGothica Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's badass!
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athene1987 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
cool~~
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Rawritsdeniess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Beautifull
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:iconkrygell:
KryGell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Beautiful work Zephyri!
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Shakti-chan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work O.o reminds me of Hades and Persephone :)
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coolcat2999 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
I like this, I wish I can find one similar, for my character I made for d&d. She is very similar but with straight black hair, pail white skin, and black eyes. The hair covers some of her face like in the movie The Grudge. But it still fits her concept for the most part. She is a Dread Necromance/Monk from 3.5, and she is working on becoming a litch, so she can be the next, more powerful death.
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KisameFanFromHell Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
AWWW that is so sweet!
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vladcat Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
sweet, tender, sexy, badass. any further comment's unnecessary.
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paryaheravi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
i like it, i like the coloring, and the details of the skull and the girl's dress. Great job!
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LissaMonster Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey!! I just wanted to let you know that I've featured your art in my most recent journal - of my favorite Grim Reapers! :)
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D3vilusion Featured By Owner May 27, 2011   Digital Artist
very great!
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katshadow Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Very impressive especially for color pencil. You can see you really know what you are doing and put a good bit of effort in to this. It definitely deserved the DD, btw congrats :D. It's just completely beautiful and I can't think of one negative thing to say about it, but who would want to??
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Zephyri Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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katshadow Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
welcome :)
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CelestNny Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. What was the medium, colored pencils?
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think it says in the description :) but yes, coloured pencils on grey card.
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CelestNny Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's great inspired me. I'll post it and send the link to you when I get the chance
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OrganicPancakes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student General Artist
so...beautiful :iconcryingplz:
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Metaloco Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome,I love the schyte
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neocat81 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
[link] great movie of the same name.
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corrupt-purification Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
*giggles* Lol I don't know why, but did you ever notice that Death accatually has quite a few fan girls? There's just something about a tall, dark, skeleton weilding a sythe... OGod. :XD:
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The-Last-Patriot Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
this would make a really cool tattoo...love it
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TirinhasPyong Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
This is awesome =D
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Shallower Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man i love that grim reaper.
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Lisa22882 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Like Hades & Persephone
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SakuSephi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Student
wow, I love the details
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knight1128 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Wow this is very beauitful i ever seen...did u make this pic ?
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celtartgirl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
You have a beautiful sister! I love the mixture of fur and feathers on Grim's wings.
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oldgreyhair Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
I totally love this picture. It really captures me in a way that I can't explain. I would like to get a tattoo that is very simular to this. You have a great talent.
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Chandagnac Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
A wonderful piece!
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One or more of your amazing artworks has been featured in my newest Journal
"Frac-Tarot" >> [link]

If you don't wish to be featured please let me know and I will remove your deviation.
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nogen Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Awesome way to use color pencil
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laralynn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
just... woow!
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peacedrifter Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Although it has a really really cliche name the drawing is awesome! Cant belive it was done with color pencils! Also, grim's scythe looks way cool!
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HopelessBeliever Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist
Featured: [link]
Please :+fav:
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absolutely great work on death. I love the details and the scythe looks badass
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hydrofaux Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely O.o
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Love it :clap: :+favlove:
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ruiizu97 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
O love the way ypu colored this piece =D
It sure paid off and it looks really beautiful =P
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secret-refuge Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
like it n__n
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tanwencooper Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
I like the ambiguity in this. She could be glad being where she is in Death's embrace but she could be trapped as well, his prisoner. It's hard to tell from her expression, but I like that.
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, that's something I love in art myself!
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Water-Melony Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
omg the grim reaper looks so sexy!! :love:
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ehehe you and my sister would get on well.
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