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Lair of the Siren by Jad-Ardat Lair of the Siren by Jad-Ardat
This is a character I created based on the myth of 'Sirens'. Sirens are women in ancient mythology who are basically extremely alluring and beautiful that lived by troubling waters. They lured in men by singing a sweet, beautiful, hypnotizing tune and once they gained the attraction of the man, they would drag them underwater for death. Its a black and white situation with these Sirens. In this piece, I came up with the idea that this siren brought her victims to her 'garden' and turned them into flowers, hence the skulls. Gentle beauty, yet Brutal evilness.

Done with Copic sketch markers.
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Wow; this is so beautiful I don't even know why you'd ask for a critique! Either way, I'll try my best, and I hope you'll find my advice useful (though to be honest I think you'd be better advising /me/!). Anyway-

I think the form of your character is incredible! Perfect, even! Everything is in great proportion and your style and technique really shines. It's so wonderful; I love this picture so, so much! The background is incredible; despite being dark it's still vibrant and ominous, combining to form a very beautiful cocktail. The flowers are fantastic and I love the way you've shown them through the veil the character is wearing- it's all very amazing and very beautiful. The clothes are so original and you've shaded them so well I'm lost for words!

If I was to offer ideas of improvement, I'd maybe start by pointing out what she's wearing on her chest. I think that, considering the skin of the breasts is very soft, it would have more of an effect on the skin around it if you know what I mean. Like I imagine it to press in a little more in places and cause the tissue to adjust to fit the shape slightly, rather than meld seamlessly together if you know what I'm trying to say?

However, on the whole, this picture is amazing. Hands, hair, background; all the tricky bits are drawn with so much finesse! I love this and I'll be adding you to my watchlist because your works are incredible.
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EvaParadis Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats beautiful... 
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Yura-chan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   General Artist
beautiful XD always love sirens, I love the bronzes outfit XD
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Shiito-kun Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful >3<
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conichic Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
this one is seriously amazing, totally professional <3. All the lightings and details look so real, and the veil effect is perfect, it amazes me everytime I see it!
Also your story behind this drawing is pretty original, this "victim's garden" is very beautiful, but still, mysterious and kind of scary (just like you said =D).

The only thing that I find a bit odd is the leg behind the other one, the edge is kind of blurry. But anyway, this is a master piece to me.
:3 I'll be waiting for your new art!
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much!!!
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conichic Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
:D you're welcome!
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ThunderBeer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're a genius using Copics! D: May I ask what paper did you use?
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I used manga manuscript paper
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ThunderBeer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you know where could I order it easily since it's not commonly sold in my country (Finland)?
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
from akadotretail.com. You have to go to the "comic tones" art supplies category and find it under paper section
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ThunderBeer Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, thank you so much for the trouble! :3
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ReneeDeLaGee Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my, you have no idea how much I missed your art <3
so glad I see some of that awesomeness again :iconcoolplz:
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thanks so much! Glad to hear from you again!
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Iiwi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful how did you get such a transparent like effect for the clear lace she's wearing??
I love the way you coloured this it's so lovely.
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I love the myth of Sirens:heart:

I love the background colouring, the black flowers with brings such a type of darkness to the theme of the myth as well as the beauty behind it.
I love the black flowers and the skulls into them, very beautiful but deadly.

Her pose is very amazing and the intricate elegant details brings such a likable quality to this~!
Keep up the good work.
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I'm so overwhelmed! Thank you so much.
I did the transparent effect by coloring everything covered by the fabric in a lighter shade. After that I did some higlights with white pen, the tool some chalk and shaded the edges and folds. After that I smudged it around with my finger to look very smooth! once again thank you very much!!! <3
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Iiwi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
You are so welcome,
Thank you for telling how you did such a beautiful effect! Wow that's really amazing!:heart:
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ChrisRDI Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW gorgeous!
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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ChrisRDI Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you are so welcome :)
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MyukiEvenstar Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Really beautiful!! ^^
The clothes design is amazing, very detailed. This illustration must have give a lot of work.
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:iconjad-ardat:
Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Hahaha it did indeed take some time! :D
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melonwhales Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I heard about these....I quite like the myth. Isn't there something about them having holes in their back or something? i don't know.
But I do know that this is fantastic.
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha something like that! It's quite vulgar, really ! Thanks a lot !
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melonwhales Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Quite so true.
Any time!
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QuiltedPanda Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's beautiful, as always. :)
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!!! :D
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oOForgetfulOo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful. I love her fringe and the flowers look great with those tiny skulls. People have already commented on the legs, but I feel that the knee is too thin, not that I really have any authority to speak on anatomy!
The outfit design is gorgeous and really original. Do you follow fashion at all?
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much that's so kind! I've fixed up the legs a bit anyway as of now haha. I actually don't really, just sometimes every now and then haha
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KattaSketchbook Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
its cool :3 but... what's on with her legs Oo ouuuuch
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks- fixed them up a bit now, better? :)
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KattaSketchbook Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
much better! :D love your colorartion
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thank you!
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BreathlessWind Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Her legs bother me <XD
Is this done with markers and inks? -Very pretty!
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fixed the legs- any better?
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BreathlessWind Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Much better! ^w^
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL sorry they do? D: Yes, it is! Thank you! Copic markers actually.
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BreathlessWind Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
S'okay <XD
And you're welcome ^w^
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wangqr Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
beautiful :D great job Jad! I love the hair color<3
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WAIT, CHRISSY?!
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wangqr Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOL yahh this is Chrissy, and I love ur works :XD:
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
loll heeeyyy maann!!! omg haha thank you! :D :D :D
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wangqr Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yeah I stalked u all the way from Facebook to here :XD:!
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!!
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Disaya Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love her clothes! You did an amazing job with the sheer part of it too! You always inspire me to get better at copics, thanks for posting.
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!!!
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Loveanimegirl1030 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW DID YOU DRAW THIS IT FANTASTIC YOUR A REALLY GOOD DRAWER oh can I ask you a favor?
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Lol a favour? It depends!
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Loveanimegirl1030 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OK here it is if you can you tell me how to to make the color so bright so happy
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Zaseka Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Lovely design, but where is her leg :O
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Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fixed it up a bit- any better?
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