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The Monarchs by Ahness The Monarchs by Ahness
My entry to the Stylenoir Monarchy Contest.

I don't know why, but when I first read the theme, I thought "Monarchy... isn't there a butterfly called Monarch?" and then: "Ok, lets do something that would make Grimm brothers proud!" so I went with that idea :)

The spider queen in the drawing is camouflaging herself by wearing Monarch butterflies colors, but in reality she's a predator that waits to catch them (and other species that are enchanted by her looks) in her web... Dark and deceiving beauty.
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Mediums: Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, Sennelier watercolors, Derwent inktense pencils, Letraset promarkers, black fineliner 0.1, white gel pen, salt

Paper: Winsor&Newton, extra smooth bristol board, A4, 250gsm
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lilyhosegood Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
nice :D love the spider x)
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Ahness Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks! :D He's a sneaky little bastard ;)
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WiccanWT Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Veryh intersting, Love the choice in coloring=)
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Ahness Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You :)
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enucleate Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
oh, me likey... ;)
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Ahness Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You :D
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Smurfage Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The shading and detail on the butterflies is so nice :)
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Harmony-Walls Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those spiderweb eyelashes - she is enchanting !
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Saviroosje Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is really cool! I like it, it is creepy but so awesome! 
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zidaria Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the combination of the colors here is very nice! :clap:
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