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Seasons of the Widow by syrusbLiz Seasons of the Widow by syrusbLiz
My final fan art battle entry piece for the city of heroes boards, Seasons of the Widow, featuring the different incarnations of Belladonna Vetrano.

Primavera: Sister Airlia (Prophet of Cimerora)
Estate: Belladonna Vetrano (Resistance leader of Praetoria)
Autunno: Night Widow Vetrano (my concept based on Arachnos rank structure)
Inverno: Ghost Widow (of Arachnos)

Art Nouveau inspired, done with Copic markers, multiliners and a bit of white gel pen. Each piece is approximately 6x13.5."

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Holy schmoley, I am gobsmacked over receiving a Daily Deviation!

I keep going through the comments and favs, checking out all your galleries and such, and the number keeps rising! It'll take more than a few days to get through all my messages. Wow.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-09-06
Seasons of the Widow by ~syrusb is a touching homage to a piece of gaming history that is going away forever. It stands as a great testament to the inspiration and creativity that the game engendered and fostered, and will help us retain fond memories. ( Featured by kozispoon )
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HanaBlueSnowHoshiko Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful <3
I love the Art Nouveau style you did here
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Holy hell, that's gorgeous!
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syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That means especially much coming from you, thank you so much!
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Griffonheart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
My favorite villain of them all, a shame I couldn't serve her anymore :(
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zerry Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
This is so beautiful and yet fills me with such sorrow *sighs*
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syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I know what you mean. :[
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LegionaireB Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A fantastic homage to my Robotics MM's mistress (I know, seems odd, but I can't stomach that PRETENDER Black Scorpion).
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Coopstar21 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I love Ghost Widow and she is my favourite villain and this is just amazing what you have done!
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TheQueenOfTheMonkeys Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow they're all beuatiful women :heart:
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jennybun Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
congrats on DD! :D
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ChristopherRobinArtz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Congratz Liz! From one FArt Champion to another. :)

The use of traditional mixed-media was a great choice and your pieces
really convey the theme given while still being unmistakably tied to "City of Heroes."

I've learned this contest is very much a marathon (though some months felt more like a sprint :p), every year real life obstacles arise,
interest waxes and wanes and some competitors inexplicably drop out (regardless of how well they're doing). Just making it to the finale is a feat in and of
itself but going the distance and really finishing strong is an accomplishment (finalists should totally get "Distinguished FArt" badges or ingame titles or something =p) to be proud of.

Congratulations on your win, the DailyDeviation and on being the first (and most likely the only... now :() female FArt Champion, cheers!
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Aryiatia Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I love your attention to detail and coloring in this. You did quite a fabulous job with all of the poses as well. Congrats on the DD, it was well earned!
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syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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MidnightDestiny04 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Autunno and Inverno are my faves! ^^
I like your style and how each one was coloured with a diff colour scheme!
Beautiful work!
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syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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milandare Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
A very deserved DD! I love this picture.

I hope the game makes it past this disaster, or at least something resembling it (with its community, quality, beauty and heroic ideals).
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syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope so too. And I hope I can catch you running around again; I saw Airhead a few times on Exalted but I always seemed to be logging out about the time I made a sighting.
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milandare Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Airhead just left for Virtue (using the available name Air Head) in case VIP status became an issue. Dang...
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syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No worries, I have a healthy amount of toons there, too.
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Cadeyrn26 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Beautifully done... Night Widow was my girlfriend's favorite character in that game.

I'll miss City of Heroes so much. City of Villains was the first MMORPG my girlfriend and I played together. We had so many memories in that game. And though our supergroup was small [it only consisted of two of us] we built our massive superbase through by ourselves through hard work and fun-loving determination.
:( I'll miss this game so much. Thank you for making an awesome homage towards it. You're an awesome artist!
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syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It hits me at home, too. I was always a big red side player, the Rogue Isles were my home much more than Paragon City. I just like being a bad guy.

Thank you.
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Cadeyrn26 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Indeed. The Rogue Isles were my home too. Even after I played several hero accounts, I could never get used to how... 'clean' the hero-side was.
I always found the villain-side of things strangely more "honest" in its design and stories.
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air482 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
amazing :) ^_^ :) :)
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air482 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
congratulations on the dd :) :D ^_^ :)
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syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :]
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air482 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
^_^ :) :DThis looks amazing i love it^_^ :) :D
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LuLu-Fukurou Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
They're fantastic! Congrats! It really deserve a DD :D
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ToAtoneArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm sorry, what game is this from? ^^; Very cool either way!
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ChristopherRobinArtz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
The best MMO you've apparently never heard of. ;)
City of Heroes, which almost a decade is sadly coming to a close in 3 months. :(
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ToAtoneArt Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Writer
o.o Where can one play it, and how much is it per month? :O
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ChristopherRobinArtz Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
[link]

and it's free2play now.
there was a VIP option for $15 but as the game is ending soon that is no longer there.

Sad too it has the best character creator I've ever seen (millions of costume combinations possible) and hundreds of super power combinations to choose from.
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ToAtoneArt Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Writer
;-; I'm so sad now... And only another week left?
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:iconchristopherrobinartz:
A little less than 3 months actually. Nov 30th it goes dark so there is still time to see it yet, if nothing else you could try making a character in the costume creator and see what's possible.
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ToAtoneArt Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Writer
I'll do that! I should have some free time in a few days. :D ty
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Oh forgot to mention the game is installed by the NCLauncher (which can dl any NCSoft game including City of Heroes),
just choose CoH from the menu once you have the launcher and click install. If you haven't gotten it yet, PC or Mac versions are here --> [link]
Cheers! :)
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syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
City of Heroes (or City of Villains). It's an MMO.
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ToAtoneArt Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Writer
ty! :3
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Aldark Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"My final fan art battle entry piece for the city of heroes boards"
I guess city of heroes? lol maybe
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ToAtoneArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Ah, lol I'll have to look it up. I didn't know if that was a fanfic name, or what, as an original version is up there.
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool stuff! :)
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wiredwullff Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
I am very into card deck design-these are wonderful,exquisite, and superb! Hat's off to you!-you have a whole deck design of Tarot or regular cards?
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syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!

I haven't done any tarot or card decks.
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maidofmer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful. awesome work
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syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Glowandstar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Artist
congrats!:)
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Voltex12345 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Primavera and Inverno are also Portuguese words :3
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vaunu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Very Amazing~!
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firekitty Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist
I love Ghost Widow so much. You did a great job with her! Love the nouveau style. It works well for her.

Gonna miss this game so much ;n;
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syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too; hopefully we can turn it around.
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Darkauthor81 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I thought it was just a coincidence that she looked like Ghost Widow at first. I loved City of Heroes! Too bad it's going away. It was the best MMO in my opinion. I'll miss it a lot. :(
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