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(Contains: nudity)
You raised from the shadows to glow in sunlight,
Your captivating beauty and your sweet scent wrap around me
and I shall die by your infernal kiss.


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You might have seen her often, perceived her scent in summer, and been captivated by her bundles of petals that glitter in the sunlight.
But you don't expect the infernal effect she takes on you when she finally captured you enough to indulge in her beauty.

This is an interpretation of the blossoms of Brugmansia, a plant that belongs to the family of Solanaceae.
Its content of toxic alkaloids can cause hallucinations, dowsiness, numbness and if dosed too high it can ultimately cause death.
Since it's a natural drug you have no power over the dosage because every plant contains a different amount of toxic agents that can cause fascinating trips and hallucinations. So you might experience either the full beauty of the plant or total decay.

The trips are often described as incalculable, terriffic and very confusing. The danger of the drug and its effect is also that consuments are not able to differ reality from hallucination. So, if you believe you have wings, you will definitely jump off the next bridge.

I wanted to interpret this pretty yet lethal flower because I find it captivating as well as scary. And I tell you, keep your fingers off this plant. My description is merely to clear up the ambiguity of this painting and to point out the symbolism, not to suggest a new drug to you.

Better stick to beer or mushrooms.

This painting took me a very long time sitting on the floor, mixing subtle colours and detailing the flowers. I rarely draw flowers this up close and therefore I think this was another leaning curve for me. :)

The original is 61 x 49 cm on thick watercolour stock and will be adorned with an old frame tomorrow.
This will be for sale at Mephit Mini Con. :)


Thanks a lot for looking! <3
Drugs are bad, m'k?
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CanveySue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely
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luxi-masquerade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
So full of light and yet definetly creepy. I LOVE it! :la:
Really, there is something in this painting that... I don't know, it's just fascinating!
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qbmaya Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
This is absolutely enchanting.
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LuigiDesigner Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
there are so many feeling in this, freedom, peace, its a pleasure for the eyes
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scarlet-45 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The contrast between the white and the colored flowers is beautiful. The whole composition of the peice is really strong. Excellent job.
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iPawed Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Fabulous, beautiful work, as always.
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SpiritRiver Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
The flow of this drawing is beautiful.
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lionboy55555 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
a wonderful message that you were kind enough to interpret for those of us without the background in such plants. it's made me think, thank you.
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Aikya Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is extremely beautiful :heart: I love the detail and transparency of your flowers-it must have taken so long to get the shapes and forms just right! I know you have probably envisioned this already, but I keep seeing your Plant Spirit in a composition like this-with flowers blooming and wilting all over his body.

Keep creating these awesome paintings! :D
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Thianari Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student
Dieses Bild hat so richtig schön "Seele" in sich.
Vom Malerischen her gefällt mir der Übergang Tuch-Rauch-Pflanze besonders gut. Auch das dezente Spiel mit der Transparenz der Blütenblätter.
Ein insgesamt auch sehr gelungenes Bild mit starkem Charakter und wunderbarer Ausführung.

Eine Frage hätt ich aber:
Das extrem helle weiß im Bild, da ist schon ein klein wenig mit dem Computer nachgeholfen nach dem Scannen, oder? =)
Ich bekomm bei meinen gescannten Aquarell-Bildern nie ein so klares Weiß mehr hin ohne das ganze Bild "überzubelichten".
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augee90 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
I love this one!! It's amazing.
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SilverTail14 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I don't really comment your work (bad watcher here, hehe), but this is simply amazing and mind blowing! You're truly inspiring. I love how you drew flowers, it's captivating. <3
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darktoys Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
oh ohhhh datura flowers....beautiful and...letal
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HalieWaldrop Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I love the whole freaking thing BUT i especially love the skeleton leg(did i spell that,right?)I love the drapes and the blossoms are very beautiful and interesting...But then again thats the whole thing.(trying very hardnot to sound like a teenager).Sorry for the long comment.
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Lon3NightWolf Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
This is beautiful, well done. :]
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redwaterlilychild Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Beautiful! <3
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Beautiful, detailed, and highly symbolic, you did not fail to capture the dual-sided nature that plants can hide underneath their seemingly innocuous exterior. This painting will not fail to impact those who know its message. The effect art can have on the world is truly something to behold!
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful
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RedianWolff Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wicked!!
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bobkitty1123 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastically beautiful! I love the colors and the way the dress flows. Everything seems like a river, moving in the same direction and running from one beautiful element to another. The hands are well-done and the flowers are amazing. The entire scene invokes ideas of rebirth for me. Love it :heart:
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beetsmagee Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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Frieke Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
This ist realy incredible and wonderfull!
I'm totally speechless... It is so full with details and I love the Engelstrompeten (the flowers.. I don't know the name in english ^^') Of course the wolf is beautifull as well ;)
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Psydrache Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Deine Aquarellwerke sind so wunderschön!
Mir gefallen, von allen realen Medien, Aquarellfarben am Besten und du kannst so wundervoll damit umgehen. Ich hoffe, wir können noch einige deiner Aquarellbilder bestaunen. Und zudem lässt es hoffen, dich evtl. mal zu commissionieren ;3
Solltest du je mal Wassermalfarben brauchen, von der Marke Lukas und Schminke kenne ich die Vertreter x3
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bergunty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is so beautiful!
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Stalkernin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous :wow:
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Gidala Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Besides the hot wolfess, this pic is beautiful!
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Thepantybandit Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
lol! to your south park refrence! <3
its a beautiful picture i love it <3<3<3<3
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Verlidaine Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student General Artist
They are gorgeous flowers, but yeah its weird thinking that they are so deadly. =p We have a bush/tree of these flowers on our campus actually

I love your use of watercolors <3
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PatrickHickey Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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garystewart40 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Awsome!
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LupusShetani Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
you know that I just LOVE IT :D !!!


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:hug:
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
wonderful effects and painting :)
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Kirtan-3d Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great piece! Wonderful... :love: :)
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MagicallyCapricious Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing.

and yes, stick to your shrooms.
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Tenshiba Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
This is probably one of the most gorgeous things I have sen on DA in a long time. Positively beautiful!
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ltsamanda Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
wow, very cool. and i mean that in the most awed way.
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Nuunes3 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your drawings are always full of emotion. That's what makes you such an excelent drawing. O.O
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Zekkentak Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Interesting plant..

It's weird how such a small pretty thing can give such unusual but horrific experiences.
How the mind reacts sounds rather eerie too.. :/

And you portray the whole root brilliantly with this piece..
Perhaps I should stay away from this as well..
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WulfYoukai Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
of course drugs are bad BD
but really, this is amazing. just glimpsing at it struck me with an unsettled feeling, despite the pretty flowers. then as I observed it further, I caught sight of the hints of terror in the corners... if more drug-inspired art portrayed such morbid scenes, perhaps less people would be inclined to experiment with them.
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Dark-Momento-Mori Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!! The portrayal of the wind is amazing OvO
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Indigochild09 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow! this is a really beautiful concept, I'm glad you included the info otherwise i would have just thought it was an amazing image on its own ;)
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undergrace777 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student General Artist
very good work
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Vermundr Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
As Rix-Scaedu said: It goes by the common name of Angel's Trumpet here. ALL parts of the plant contain the "active" ingredients. It won't stand the winters here in south Georgia (USA) without protection. You occasionally see it grown as an ornamental.
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Rix-Scaedu Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Angel's Trumpets. I was always told as a child to look and not touch because they are so poisonous.
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talliesynn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that's really beautiful. I loves how it flows together.
It's interesting to know about that blossom as well, it gives you a different view on the artwork.
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the-friendly-troll Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A most excellent work!
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Annqueru Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
I love the colours and you did an amazing job on the flowers flowing transparent out of her drapery through to ashes :D
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Eraili Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das ist so toll *-*
Ich liebe schon allein die Idee und das hast du einfach genial umgesetzt~
Ich wünschte, ich wäre dort um es zu kaufen :heart:
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Aw dankesehr. ^^#
Freut mich wirklich, dass du so Gefallen daran findest. <3
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Eraili Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bitte :heart:
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