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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... 
Yura-chan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   General Artist
beautiful XD always love sirens, I love the bronzes outfit XD
Shiito-kun Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful >3<
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!
Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much!!!
conichic Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
:D you're welcome!
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?
Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I used manga manuscript paper
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)?
Jad-Ardat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
from You have to go to the "comic tones" art supplies category and find it under paper section
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