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Scythe Dancer by Serio555 Scythe Dancer by Serio555
Well, this one follows my old formula of "girl in front of moon" drawings.

But come to think of it, Lotus flowers are one of the favourite seat cushion for various Eastern gods and goddessess (Buddha, Kuan Yin, etc). Considering a lot of those gods/godesses are rather....... heavily built, those flowers would be pretty much single-use only, so I'd imagine that those gods go through a LOT of flowers every week.

So in the forgotten, untold part of the eastern mythology, during full moon not only the moon bunnies make rice cakes but some of the handmaidens from heaven would have to come down to earth and pick some lotus flowers for their liege. Of course, since the gods are always depicted as physically large (and thus have a proportionately large a***), the lotus flowers have to be large ones, and a wimpy little knife simply wouldn't suffice, so they'd have to be equipped with scythes.

Thus far no one have seen these flower pickers since they'd probably use the scythe to cut more than just flowers, because if people find out about these huge flowers they might think that the gods needs excercise. Plus the flowers have been specially designed so the gods don't get piles from sitting too long.


Adobe Photoshop CS, Corel Painter 8, and lots of caffeine and glucose from various sources.

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:iconad-referendum:
ad-referendum Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Totally Lovely!!!
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jay-ultica Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
cool idea with the colorfull scythe most people only make black or steel ones that looke grusom and those are cool but this is more original
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gabrielsangel Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Artist
Her weapon is so beautiful and she looks fantastic! Wonderful!
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OnyxSapphyre Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Usually when I think of the word 'scythe', dark colors come to mind. I love the way you used colors to brighten that!!! Love it! :)
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ravager3 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i dont think the character matches the nature of a scythe at all.. lol replace it with a fairy wand or hell even a flower.. but until then this doesnt make sense to me :/ i do however, like how dynamic everything is and the clouds
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TigerNightHawk Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Great looking colors they are really soft.
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Weeevil Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
There are so many things wrong with this picture...and yet I love it ^_^ hehe jk

lol pretty and flowery with a scythe. Ironic yet creative. Very good job on this pic ^_^
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yamekaze Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks exactly like the main character from Cute Knight. O__O

Have you ever seen the game? :sweat: It has multiple endings, and this looks as if it could definitly be one of them.
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Serio555 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Yep, I know that game - I drew the title screen and ending pictures for it. [link]

So I guess concerning this picture other than the hairstyle, the drawing style of the face and colouring would look strikingly same-ish due to lack of variation on my preferred style. =p But I drew this before those ending pictures (although after the title pic), so I'm not sure which one's influencing which ^^;
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yamekaze Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowie... I really like the pictures that you made~ I liked to play that game, just for the pictures that aer like that, because they're awesome!
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Quinn747 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
interesting. really good art, and I like the scythe.
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DarkMonkey40 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Student Filmographer
cool scythe!
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:iconzoekin:
Zoekin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
A very beautiful picture! I love the background with the full moon and the flying petals! Great colours too. I like the young lady. She's very pretty!
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kimlasca Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty :hug: I love the moonlit background and all those petals floating aroung in the air. I'ts awesome :D
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Sketched-Chibi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Was the weapon inspired by SC3 :XD: ?
It's very pretty :wow: I love the whole 'glow' effect in this
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Serio555 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
That's one of the inspiration, as I do love the SC series. But I really like scythes in general, so there wasn't any single inspiration per se, since there are quite a few scythe wielding characters I like :P
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NuitariK Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
The eyes really pop, looks great!
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Vergil89 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
cool
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Vergil89 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
cool and beatiful :D
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:iconvergil89:
Vergil89 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
cool and beatiful :D
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:iconvergil89:
Vergil89 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
cool and beatiful :D
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:iconvergil89:
Vergil89 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
cool and beatiful :D
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Big-Red13 Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
That is soooooo awesome! Really bright colours!
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:iconhappy1n0n:
Happy1n0n Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Oooh, it's so beautiful! ^_^ I like the choice of colors too. :) :+fav:
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:iconwakamoley:
Wakamoley Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
HOLY CRAP that is really good!!!
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:iconnorthen-light:
northen-light Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
awesomeness <3 I love the pose she has, and the coloring is amazing, great work! ^^
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Schieben Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pants are ungood.
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:iconpresea--combatir:
Presea--Combatir Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Pretty colors! The flowers and light source add a nice touch
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:icongearchi10:
gearchi10 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
pinky good
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swordbunny4486 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006
cool
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mercurius11 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful, the lotus flowers are particularly well done :clap:
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nightfire117 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
WOW >.> this is GORGEOUS!!! :+fav: and :+devwatch: m8!!! :D ^_^

~Nightfire
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verflucht-monster Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
So pretty.... *pets*
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:iconjahpan:
Jahpan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006  Student Digital Artist
:o This girl totally reminds me of the girl in Soul Caliber!

Only a much cooler outfit and petals galore!

I'm going to starting using your Starry night tutorial. It'll be fun!
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
Wow, I love the angle of this image, how the weapon makes for that perfect diagional, with the tassle and the petails dancing around it! It's further emphasized by the swirling petals all about as well as the pinks in the figure and background! Lovely job! :D
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Nephro Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
amazing!
what a beautiful work!!
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:iconbrokenapollo:
BrokenApollo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
Awesome scythe! xD
For some reason this reminds me of Miyazaki films. lol
Great pose and coloring too! : D
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
The description amuses the Hell out of me. I have been exorcised!!! :lmao:

Anyway, this is a pretty piece as well. I like the girl's pose here and how the sash (?) hanging from the scythe moves with her like that.
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SpyG Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting idea..... =D
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:iconnadirette:
nadirette Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
Cute, sweet and kawaii!
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ParrishArt Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Professional General Artist
lol. i love these little sories that come with your pictures!! this is another beautiful creation ^_^ i love it!
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faramir Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
Haha looks cool :D Nice to see you're back to your winning formula :D And the explanation cracks me up XD Where on earth did you come up with that idea?

Now you should do another pic of the gods sitting on these petals :D That'd be really funny ^_^

:+fav: because not only can I see the effort you put into this, it paid off bloody well :)
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Serio555 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
She's actually gone through a lot in the sketching process. She started with a sword, then tambourines, naginata, and finally a scythe.

Then I thought some lotus flowers would make a nice background, but when it's done it looked like she's harvesting those flowers, so the background story just pop up in my head.
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faramir Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
Ahh so it was an organic process. Still I wanna see these fat gods ;)
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DragonessD Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the colors on this. The explanation with it is good, too. Thanks for sharing it with us!
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Ckazumi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006   Traditional Artist
i need to learn that recipe XD
nice sketching+colouring job, as usual :D :+fav:
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burnside202003 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006  Student Artisan Crafter
perty! o.o very beautiful detail on the scythe and the flowers
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AkromiusXHezekiah Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
just beautiful
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:iconhellana:
Hellana Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
That is very beautiful! Great work!
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anime-otakuu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006
the moon formula ... always a good decision =]
the girl looks so delecate O_o wouldnt she drop her sythe? and if she doesnt, would her foot land on it? o_o why cant the gods just pick their own flowers instead of letting girls have cuts and slices all over their bodies? O_o gosh.. so many questions that need to be answered XD
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