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The Horned She by pixelfish The Horned She by pixelfish
I'm not precisely sure who The Horned She is in my personal mythology, but she has a fondness for octopi. (The octopus is a symbol of the ancient creative forces, deeper mysteries, and in some traditions, female sexuality.)

You'll notice her belly is made of glass, and she has two cave fish--one lighter, one darker--swimming around in her belly.

(Sketched in pencil, scanned and painted in Photoshop. Not sure how long this took, I lost track of the time.)

A progression of this piece can be found here: [link]
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We-All-Have-Rabies Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Artist
I was brought here from science blogs. Great picture.
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pixelfish Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! And yay for the Science Blogs! I like to sketch in the local science museums (California Academy of Science in SF and aquarium and Pac Sci Center in Seattle).
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We-All-Have-Rabies Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Artist
Nice. I'm searching for a science community to be apart of. I like reading peer reviewed material, I like reading new fields of studies straight from the horses mouth. I'm interested in learning more about synthetic biology and genetic engineering. Very exciting.
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jupiknight Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Gorgeous.
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:iconpixelfish:
pixelfish Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Truly original and beautiful.
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KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Wow great drawing your best by far! Great concept!
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BeatBoxBat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is incredible.
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kelsm Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice. I dig the palette and over all textures and detailing.
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Suvetar Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
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ValentinaKallias Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Featured here:

[link]

Feel free to visit, but there is no obligation:)
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfull !
Awesome dark palette with and great atmosphere !
:clap:
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billndrsn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding! Added to "Aliens" Collection here [link]
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ErrantDreams Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Stunning and darkly fascinating.
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:iconemeranie:
Emeranie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007   Photographer
You've been featured here - [link]
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pixelfish Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I just noticed the feature and thank you for including the Horned She. :)
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fyrenwater Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
saw this on Elfwood years ago. it amazed me then and still amazes me now. she's scary, yet feminine, graceful, and oddly beautiful.
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TheDramaticMonarch Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
Wow, such an interesting, striking character. Fantastic work. :)
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nl37tgt Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
can you say "daaaaaammmmmmmnnnn"

simply amazing detail.
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Noitaluda Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Very striking. Reminds me of one of my fav artists Brom. Great work, this :)
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fourteenthstar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
beautiful work!
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daemonia-nymphae Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
Your wonderful work has been featured in my journal [link] so, pls, if it bothers you in any way feel free to ask me to remove it.
Have a great day :heart:
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pCubensiS Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
awesome ;)
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ValentinaKallias Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
amazing...
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squad Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
Yeah

She's beautyful !
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JerichoCross Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
Ahhh, beautiful.

<3
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Haggis-McSporran Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
this i find absolutely fasinating, not only am i amazed at the amount of detail and skill that went into this i am deeply taken by the concepts behind it. this is a magnificent illustration of female identity.
everything about this is spot on, well done.
i also found it especially interesting to see the progress of how you got to this, it amazing to see how much work went into it.
you should be very proud :)
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cloudedjudgement Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
This is absolutely stunning. Awesome painting. :)
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fragilemuse-org Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005
this is incredible
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digifox Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2005
I'm sorry it took me so long to find this!

This is a classic fixelpish piece! But, wow... It's fantastic to compare this to some of your older work. You have grown so much, and your work really shows it.

Just gorgeous.
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Testralli Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
looks great! surreal and creepy
i lvoe her corset thingie
:heart:
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hate3111 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005
perfect very very good
caraca ta muito bom mesmo parabens heheheheh
[link]
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NibbleKat Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't find the words to say how absolutely in awe I am of this picture, the concept, the execution. I love her belly.
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PixieMason Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
It's so cool, i love your coloring and all the details. its absolutely gorgeous!
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bootsie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I Agree with Sarima. Great details and color scheme.
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krazykel Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Now i saw this and i di love it the overall darkness of it the pose and the lighting well done
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H0shii Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks really awsome! ^^ Great job :]
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kissmyass16202 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
wow nice work...im impressed.

mind u...my own drawin skills are pathetic...i cant draw 2 save my life..
oh well cant win em all eh? =P
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Dorianna Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005   Digital Artist
greate work, really...
I wait for more deviations like this one.
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miss-monkeybone Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005   General Artist
woah.... this is simply stunning! :heart: you have a really good imagination!

nice work!
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islandtalker Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
wow! thats all im saying.. wow
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
She is not one I would want to tangle with. I like the rich, dark detail on the pillars and arches.
Steve
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pixelfish Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
BTW, there is a scrap for this piece, if you want to see what it looked like when I was first starting it.

[link]
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precurser Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
elizabeth!!!! i can not believe i sumbled upon this on the FRONT PAGE in the most recent submissions (normally things get shoved off so fast from there) but this caught my eye! and lo and behold, its you!

i havent seen anything from you for a very long while. and oh my god, this is fucking beautiful... i cant even explain it.

if this doesnt become a DD then i will be mad. lol

amazing work, seriously, the highlights, the shading, the COLOR... damn!

you need to make this a PRINT! =D
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Sarima Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
A good job, I specially like details on dress and background :-)
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