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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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:iconralucafratea:
RalucaFratea Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice!Lovely colors and I just love the butterflies :hesrt:
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lilyhosegood Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
nice :D love the spider x)
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks! :D He's a sneaky little bastard ;)
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:iconwiccanwt:
WiccanWT Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Veryh intersting, Love the choice in coloring=)
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You :)
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:iconenucleate:
enucleate Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
oh, me likey... ;)
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You :D
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:iconsmurfage:
Smurfage Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
The shading and detail on the butterflies is so nice :)
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:iconharmony-walls:
Harmony-Walls Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those spiderweb eyelashes - she is enchanting !
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:iconsaviroosje:
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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:iconzidaria:
zidaria Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the combination of the colors here is very nice! :clap:
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You ^^
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:iconokulardrom:
okulardrom Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVED THE DETAILS OF THIS WORK , THE COLOUR AND THE COMPOSITIONˇˇˇ GREAT WORK!!!
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You! :hug: :)
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:iconsinendra:
sinendrA Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
<3  :D bekla-bellA^^
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^^ ... I guess xD
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:iconpavy-creations:
Pavy-Creations Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome :)
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You :)
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:iconmarlennaesseriksen:
MarlenNaessEriksen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing details and colours!
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You so much :hug:
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:iconartemisberry:
ArtemisBerry Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's pretty scary, awesome!!
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You :)
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:iconintracranialcolors:
IntracranialColors Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   General Artist
OH MY FUCK<333
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, thank You! I take it as a big complement :D
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:iconintracranialcolors:
IntracranialColors Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   General Artist
No problem :)
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:iconmycreativeinsanity:
mycreativeinsanity Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it very good
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You :)
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ZannTheSword Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
hmmm spider coming out of her mouth
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I could have made it crawl out of her eyeball... Hmm, that would've been interesting
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:iconevekudo:
EveKudo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome colours !
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconhalflung27:
Halflung27 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Artist
Very surreal piece! I like this a lot. The color is great and I like the expression on the figure!
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You :hug: I'm very happy You like it :)
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:iconjepoj:
JepoJ Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Writer
Nice, But The Only Thing That Bugs Me... She Got A Spider Crawling Out From Her Mouth :/ ''Ew''

Anyways, Good Luck!
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Ahness Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha, that was kind of a reaction I was hoping for xD 
Thank You :)
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:iconjepoj:
JepoJ Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Writer
xP

No Problems
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religiouscornrose237 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This drawing just made me literally say 'whooooooooaaaaaaaa'
like wow I don't even know what to say.
This is amazing and beautiful and
wow.
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Ahness Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, thank You! :D I'm happy for a reaction like that :)
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religiouscornrose237 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :3
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful and amazing details!
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:iconahness:
Ahness Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You :hug: I worked really hard on this one :)
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