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Déméchrelle the Queen of darkness, sealed away in an eternal sleep, deep into Tenebra maze. The minions surrounding her gigantic body are actually part of her and watching over her sleep.
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The tittle is a little tribute to the book " The Black Company" from Glenn Cook :p

I had lot of fun designing those little monsters =p I also tried a much darker picture for once. The result is okay on my screen, but maybe too dark for others ? let me know !

EDIT : reworked a bit the picture
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I must say I'm a bit surprised none already wrote a critique about this picture. Personally, I think it is one of your best. Let me show you why.

There's a lot of thing to say about this drawing. I'll start with the painter himself. The draw has been cut. We see that some of the little minions aren't complete (middle right) and the giant plant(?) looming above the minions at left is also cut. It leads us to think that YOU were there and drew the picture quickly, telling us that it is a dangerous place and that, what we see, is only the tip of an immense iceberg full of minions. Also, we see nothing about her arm and her hand, we only see her armpit. We could almost say she's stretching.

The eye's of Déméchrelle are something else that tells us the painted was there. Her right eye is slowly opening and is looking at us, at the painter. She knows someone is there that doesnt belongs in this place. And now that she noticed the painter, her left eye is also slowly as well. In resumé, she's waking up.

If I follow how her armpit is curving and how her breasts are disposed, I'd say her body is wrong. If we follow the imaginary line, it'll make her body really, really, really thin. Although, this might makes sense since she seemed to be sleeping for a long time (long time meaning here more than 2 days if you see what I mean).

I also want to attract your eyes on the little box at the very bottom of the picture. The question that emerge in my mind is: what the hell is that? And, more importantly, what's inside? She seems to protect this little box and what's inside. Maybe it's something related to my following paragraph.

Around her neck, we can clearly see a necklace. Some writings are on it, but we cannot identify what's written on it. Maybe a magic spell? After all, she "is the darkness". Which lead me to this conclusion: she's attached, condamned in this "nowhere". I will not comment the features of her skin, which seems to be just normal for her.

Now, let's talk about her hair. First of all, I don't know if that is the manga style, but howeved, I disagree with the fact that her eyebrows are over her hair. It should be the contrary. This just doesnt make sense. Also, If we look closely at her hair, we notice some little creatures in them. Where do they come from? Are they popping out of her head? Or is it her hair that gives them life? If we try to see where her hair are finishing, we can notice that they just doesnt end at all. Even more strange, the ground at her right actually look like her hair... Does it mean the ground IS her hair? That would be something epic.

Also, I noticed something completely foreign to the place. Few stairs are at the middle left of the picture. Where do they come from? There seem to be a large amout of minions very close to those stairs. Maybe it's the way to freedom for Déméchrelle? But, if it's her way to freedom, why she created those minions to look after her sleep? Maybe she's waiting for a more powerful demon to come for her, and not just a simple hero. Anyways, those stairs are hiding more than just a simple way to liberty. Plus the fact that they're human sized...

I do not have much to say about the minions. I see a tonorion face attached to a body and a centipede face attached to a tonorion body. Still, one of them is attracting my attention. Two of them, to be exact. It's the two right above her head. Look at the little ''' of expression over his own face. He seems surprised. Is it because Déméchrelle is waking up? And the other one that look like a cactus, his mouth his wide open. He does not seem surprised, he looks perturbed, affraid...

I'll finish saying the ground looks alive, and that something (or someone) might be under it. We see some creature coming out from that ground. Who knows, there might be a whole civilization of minions under Déméchrelle.

In conclusion, this picture reminds me of French Neo-classicism. A great picture like I like them, with a few secrets that needs to be found.

I say bravo, Karbo :)
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alipheesefateburn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Deep within the darkest maze,
You lie in wait within the haze.
Forced to sleep by those who fear
The very void that you hold dear.

They simply do not understand
That light and dark go hand in hand.
Shadows dance and mortals quake,
Awaiting the time for you to wake.
I can only pray you hear our plight,
While ever dreaming of the night.
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deathtim Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
ok darkness take me XD
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Platinumkirby Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the curbs you've done with this piece. well done!
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elston3695 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
reminds me of the eyes of the guardians in the never ending story
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Taigon17 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you Karbo....I won't be sleeping tonight now for some reason XD
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Palatin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013

Very good work, especially with the creepy and somewhat disturbing atmosphere. Also the story behind this character and place is really amazing.



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toddadaigle Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really enjoy your work. It has a Miyazaki feel to it. Very nice work
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Karbo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you couldn't have given me a nicer compliment XD
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toddadaigle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome. Keep up the great work.
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