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The Masque of the red death by 0marchhare0 The Masque of the red death by 0marchhare0
Be sure they were grotesque. They were much glare and glitter and piquancy and phantasm - much of what has been since seen in Hernani. There were arabesque figures with unsuited limbs and appointments. There were delirious fancies as the madman fashions. There were much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust. To and fro in the seven chambers there stalked, in fact, a multitude of dreams. And these - the dreams - writhed in and about, taking hue from the rooms, and causing the wild music of the orchestra to seem the echo of their steps.

Edgar Allan Poe


Now that have been all my black and white Illustrations of Poe-Short-stories.
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The Masque of the red death by ~0marchhare0 has rhythm all over in the figures' composition, decorative elements and repetition, with unique stylization and concept. And from Edgar Allan Poe, no less! ( Featured by stigmatattoo )
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izzylove24 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
I love the harsh angles in your style and the details you used to convey the grotesqueness in their behavior. It's interesting to see how many bodies blend into one another. Very well done.
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999jkjoker Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's so unique and interesting. nice.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOH, Harry Clarke-inspired!!! Well done!!!:icondeathplz:
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siresure Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
:lub:
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barfungus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Great illustration of my favorite Poe story...
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JenicekPernicek Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
awesome job man
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kittyblack13 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love this story by Edgar Allen Poe! It's one of my favorites! I love the detial and design of the caracters and costumes in this! :clap:
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HopeSexton Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
may i please feature this work on my "Hope's BestofDeviant" page? all credit is given to the artist with a link back to your profile.

[link]

feel free to check out the page first to see how it will be displayed.

things are not always posted right away, but you will receive a message the day it does post.


Hope

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0marchhare0 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Sure, I would be honored. Thank you!
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Chiamata-alle-Arti Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
CAA #39 Death
The issue number 39 is out. Check it here: [[link]]

Thanks for working with us, we hope to hear from you soon! CAA team :)

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0marchhare0 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Hey, thanks!
Wow, I even got a double page! :bounce:
Nice issue, a lot of different stuff!
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Chiamata-alle-Arti Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
CAA #39 Death
The issue number 39 is out. Check it here: [[link]]

Thanks for working with us, we hope to hear from you soon! CAA team :)
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provenbyscience Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
gorgeous and elegantly done.

i love the black and white contrast in this piece.
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Chiamata-alle-Arti Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Hi Verena, I'm knocking once more just to remind that we're waiting for your kind reply about your beautiful work. Deadline will be on 15th May 2010.
Thanks, the CaA-ArtZine Team. ;)
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FroschMonster Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
meine absolute lieblingsarbeit von dir!!!
^^
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mackdaddy90210 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
love this! i like the egyptian-esque quality of some of the figures
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Chiamata-alle-Arti Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Congratulations!
Our Italian Art-zine CAA (Chiamata alle Arti - Call to the Arts), whose next theme is "DEATH", has noticed your work. We would like to submit it for evaluation by our editorial staff.
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The deadline for this theme is 15th May 2010.
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andy-rak Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Extremely amazing!!!
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Reduxist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is like the original Harry Clarke illustrations, Only like a...
...A Picasso, Or in the hands of Warhol!
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MaskeDesRotenTodes Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
I adore this. Like hell, I do.

You know, My Nickname is the German version of "Masque of the red death".^^

This is great, grotesque, creative - I love it. *fave*
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0marchhare0 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Haha, :lol: habs auch gleich erkannt. Dankesehr.
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MaskeDesRotenTodes Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Oh, eine Landsmännin?! xD

Bitte, bitte, kein Grund zu Danken :)
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everythingunlimited Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
amazing.
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Thea-Nu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work! Reminds of a rumanian Illustrator ^^
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moocow95 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Wow. It kind of makes me think of greek pottery art for some reason...
This is probably one of my favourite Poe stories. GREAT JOB
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HateSong Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
so cool!!! it reminds me of the guernica!
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0marchhare0 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
:DDDDD Amazing, somehow, a lot of people said that!
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rocky00raccoon Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I really love this, very cool indeed
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drrecords Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Amazing =)
I love it!
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Azach Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Impressive design, great :-)
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0marchhare0 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
thank you! :)
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Amarie-Veneanar Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Hi! :wave:

Sorry for this cut and paste comment! I featured this awesome deviation of yours in my news article “A Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe”. I hope you don’t mind the feature. If you prefer not to be featured in this article, tell me please and I will do my best to get your deviation removed from it. You can find the news article here: [link] :blackrose: By the way: Congratulations on the DD! It was well deserved. :clap:
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0marchhare0 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
:D Thank you! I'm honored!
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Amarie-Veneanar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
You're welcome! :D
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k-x-m Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Eerie, but really nice. I like this. It's like the prohibited art from older decades!
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0marchhare0 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Thank you! :)
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bananorama Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
What a perfect style you have for Poe.
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CicatrizGemini Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Amazing work! I don't know if anyone else has mentioned it, but it's very reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley's work, and I like it. :]
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mudpie-eater Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Thats a good short story!! :D
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LAWLZATJ00 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008   Digital Artist
Great story and piece!
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gabrio76 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
very great composition!!!
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syas82301 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Wow, this looks really ethnic! I could picture this image on some ancient-Egyptian pottery (And I mean that in the most complimentary way possible). Well done!

Congratulations on the DD! You really earned it! :):+fav:
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hotoffthesketchbook Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Very cool. :)
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ungaretti Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
excellent graphism!
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nazerlubay Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
damn, just like my ink work which i ddnt upload, haaaay.... very nice but i feel bad my line art is not alone, hehe
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llunattica Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i cant explain, but i cant take my eyes off this draw...
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hokuto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
How eerie and amazingly stylized - gorgeous inkwork. o.o
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deet-bug Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
i adore your work!

this reminds me a bit of beardsley, a bit of guernica (?) [picasso] the shape and form are perfect, as are your drawing skills.

poe is one of my favorites--and "masque" is my fav of his. the way he describes the colors in each room--i could almost see it and taste it.

ok, enough of me.

i'm :+favlove: this

:)
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Kaminarai Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Student Digital Artist
it's so coool, I just love it, it's a bit cubist, like Picasso-ish I like that.
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ObloquyCondemed Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Very nice work, grotesque and reminesent of Beardsley, wonderful illustration <3
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