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Salome, Queen of Heads by Fareons Salome, Queen of Heads by Fareons
Originally, the blood was done with tomato sauce, but I changed my mind.

It's better with ketchup.


Ok, the first thing I'm gonna do is to give credits:
[link] - paper texture
[link] - for the cloth patterns

This picture it's supposed -supposed- to represent the myth of Salome and the Prophet from the bible.
And yes, I' aware that the high contrast in this picture can rape your eyes.
Well, mine did lose their virginity long time ago, and I assure you it's nothing to complain about.

Uncolored version (wich means that your eyes are safe): [link]
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Sub-Messiah Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Beautiful. The Dear John Letter is hilarious!
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Shadow-Trooper Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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That's totally awesome! This smile and that severed head! Wonderful!
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Thanks! :love:
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Shadow-Trooper Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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Shadow-Trooper Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Forgot to say - nothing wrong with it. Everything's stylized from top to bottom, everything looks great, and this notebook spiral at the side is an awesome touch!
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Raishuu Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
from *GimmeFeedback

This isn't the kinda theme I normally enjoy to look at, so I'm gonna keep my comment on the style.
I like the kinda messy and sketchy feel of this combined with the smudged-paper-background (great idea to add the text to it) in contrast to the clear (and beautiful) patterns. I would love the colours if it wasn't for the pink and bright green parts - it's not that they rape my eyes, they just don't fit to the rest and I don't think this adds to the picture. Also I don't think the structure on the blood works well, it just doesn't look much like liquid anymore with the pencil strokes so visible. If her skirt doesn't have a very extraordinary cut, there should be more folds visible where it has been shoved up her leg to show the letter at her thigh. Aaand her face seems to wide to me.
That's all for now, I hope it's been understandable and a wee bit helpful :D
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
I do agree on all what you said :)
The messy sketch feel was a bit my fault, I gotta say, I wasn't feeling like clenaing the drawing :hmm:
But the pink parts are an error, now that I look at them, but I just do love the green ones. I guess it's because it's my fav color.
And about the blood... I did never intend to make it look realist, so I' not surprised you think it looks bad. I think it too^^

But the face thing it's different, cause the drawing it's actually based on a real person I know, and it was a pain to draw her until I discovered that I was failing about the wideness of the head.

Oh, and the dress did have folds, but the sketch it's messy and you can barely see them, besides I didn't add shading, so It's not like they show up.

Definetely, I should put more effort into the drawings.

Thank you so much!
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Raishuu Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
I know you didn't shade this and I've seen the faint lines indicating folds BUT I still think there should be mooooore. Just imagine, normally there would be loads of fabric covering her leg (at least judging from the length of the skirt at the back) - now this is all shoved up her leg to reveal the letter, producing lots of small folds or several big ones. The fabric should really overlap because it doesn't have any place to go. In addition to that, it's being bent up at pretty much the same point - where she holds out her leg - which will create even more folds. See what I mean?
Also, on further inspection, I think the line you used to indicate the lower part of her left breast (from our point of vies) is too far to the right. Unless she's wearing a Push-up-Bra, her breasts will follow the laws of gravity (sad but true) hers seems to stick out.
And see the V shaped lines at her decolté? I always argue with my boyfriend about those, and I really think they only appear when wearing Push-Ups, for the same reasons described above.
Just my 2 cents :D
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
I'd call it a dollar, not 2 cents!

You'll have to forgive me about the breast thing, but I happen to be a guy, and I don't really know much about them, neither I can use my own as reference.
Anyways, it's good to know that those push ups bras exist.

And yes, I do deeply agree with that there are not enough folds, even if I was going for silk kind of clothes. I NEED to do folds that have more volume.
Thanks for everything!

Now I ought to give LONG critqiues to your works too^^
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Raishuu Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Well I happen to be a girl/woman/somethinginbetween/can'tdecide so I can tell you what it should look like. I even put on a skirt to make sure I was right about the folds (I'm not joking) so it's up to you whether you think I'm highly sophisticated or highly insecure :D

I would love long critiques, watch out for my next portrait, it's due the next 2 or 3 days and I tried to keep in mind all the stuff you guys told me about my last :aww:
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Dun worry, I tend to take out my shirt and to stare at the mirror to discover thing about anatomy.
It was so DAMN tiring to discover how the shoulder's muscles work (phisically tiring)

And you'll have long critiques for sure!
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Trish2 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Came here from :icongimmefeedback:

I like the drawing. Its got some problems which others mentioned, but even so they didn't bother me. The only thing that stands out to me is that JTB's head should be the same basic size as her head (I mean all heads should be of equal size, not the other things mentioned about the proportions) since they are both basically the same distance away from the viewer - For example, John's head should not be significantly smaller because it is certainly not all that much further away.

However if you are using a Hierarchical proportional style (as seen in a lot of middle ages icon art) the person or the part of the person -- of greatest importance (or where the artist is directing the eye as the center of focus) should be the largest thing and so therefore her head could be bigger.
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Glad you do like the drawing!
And thanks for the long comment too!

And no, I wasn't using that Hierarchical proportion style that you mentioned, I was only trying to use perspective, making her head bigger, and John's one less big.
But the size of hear head was buffed becase the drawin is actually based on a girl that does actually have kind of a big head.

I should try someday that proportional style you mentioned...
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Trish2 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
It might be interesting, since it is a style we aren't used to seeing these days.
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Iohannis Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
From Gimmefeedback.

"First of all, tell me if you like the drawing! After that, what do you think about the textures? Good looking? Bad looking? And what do you think of facial expressions? And about the pose? Who cares, feel free to comment what you prefer!"

I nearly fell from my chair, and I can tell I'm not easy to stir. Spiffing job! The textures are great but what really strikes me is that you tell a European myth through Japanese image. The somewhat coarse lines only add to the effect.
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Oh, wow!
Thanks!
It's so nice to see that somebody does know about this myth! Glad you do!

I'm so happy you did even fav it! Gotta say that the textures were a pain, but it was worth!
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mexicanboho Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Fantastic job! I love the use of textures, especially the way you managed to get the clothing textures to fit the direction of the cloth. Love the colouring and the facial expressions, and I don't think the proportions are particularly off. They're perhaps a little off, but I think that suits the style anyway. Love the little note on her thigh :D
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like it!
I prmise that I'll improve the proportion thing in the nex pieces!
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hi, I'm from givemefeedback. I like it! The joyfull colors make a nice contrast with the creepy subject! The expressions are great! Love the use of textures. The only major problem I see is the arm of the girl, the one behind her head, is too small: we should see the hand from the position she's in. Nice work!
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Thank you so much!
Yes, you speak the truth, that arm is too small. But I don't really see how the hand should be showing... If it was, how could she hold the knife?
I feel like I didn't get your point >.<
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
What I mean is... the arm should be bigger/longer... if it was, as a result, we would see the hand holding the knife, it wouldn't be hidden by the head.
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Oh, yes.
So true.
Now I get it.
Thanks! I tend to make short limbs and big heads :hmm:
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
It fits your "cartoonish" style, so it's not necessarily a bad thing!
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Yes, but I prefer to get the proortions right!
Thank you again!
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BoyPrincessMomo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
From givemefeedback.

While my style isn't yours, yours isn't really mine. I love a gory concept, although I don't think this is very deep, unless I'm missing something. Like the letter, which I don't understand. Also, I think it's rather disproportionate. The woman's head is too long and too big, the body too small, the leg too wide. Her breasts are also a little off. Not large enough for her body type, and swinging too far to the side.The man's head is too small in proportion to the woman and his features are rather scrunched together. I also think the coloring is extremely messy. As well as the lineart you used for the female. Although I do like the pixel-y cloth, even if the pattern doesn't bend and fold where it should.

Brutal, but I figured someone who gives a brutal critique wouldn't mind receiving one as well.
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Oh, please, sorry me!
It was my intention at all to give you a brutal critique! For real! You asked about the opinions on the style, and I did honestly give mine! It was only an oppinion, I assure you! I'm sure there's many people out there that would like your style.
Please, keep in mind I wasn't trying to effend you at all!
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BoyPrincessMomo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
I wasn't offended. I'm just saying xD I usually figure a person who gives an extensive critique is looking for some themselves.
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Well, so true.
I was really looking for sumthing big like this.
You did really make me realize how messed up how proportions were, btw.
I did already know that the coloring was messy, but I didn't think that that dirt lineart of mine had many errors.
Thanks!
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BoyPrincessMomo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
It could just be the coloring, not the lineart. I was thinking around the shoulders and the head?
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Do you mean those little points in the skin?
They were supposed to be freckeles :lol:
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BoyPrincessMomo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
No. I meant the outline.
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Mn... I definetely don't get what youre trying to say :lol: Don't worry ^^
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NearlyHeadlessPup Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Just that smile makes her look evuuul 0.0 Nice coloring work and I love her knife! (*my eyes were already raped :XD: You can't imagine what pics you can come across in DA lol*)
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Thank you so much! That smile is my favorite part for sure (:
Yeah, I have to admit that's difficult to come across dA without getting some nice eyes raping!
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pseudocide335 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel so violated . . .

Anyway, gory pictures are always fun. And I love how she's smiling so peacefully. Lovely job.:D
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Whoa, thank you so much!
I do love her smile too.
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pseudocide335 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. <3
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seraspip Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Excellent use of the cloth textures, very very VERY few people do it right- and your one of them.
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Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Thank you so much. Very, very VERY few people do leave comments like this, and you are one of them.
This made my day!
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seraspip Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Its the truth, don't ever let anyone tell you any less about your work!
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soapandglory Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
Well the anotomy is fabulous, and I also like the expressions used, it's kind of creepy :P
I also like the pattern used on the woman clothes, and the way you used textures. Wow I like a lot of it (:
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Fareons Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
Awww, thank you so much!
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chibimoozie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I like the picture looks scary, the terror in the mans face looks, wow. :o
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Fareons Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Thank you so much!
I did really try to make nice expressions in there!
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natican Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Dios! ke bn t kedo! esta genial! ;)
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Fareons Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Muchisimas gracias!
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AnnaGrishnackh Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Com mola!
Està super ben fet.. tant el dibuix com el color! ^^
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Fareons Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Gracies, tiu!
Molt de temps sense veure't, per cert!
Com et va?
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AnnaGrishnackh Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
tia* xDD
per aquí bé.. que tal tu? :]
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Fareons Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
XD
Habia oblidat una cosa important sobre tu, emsebla^^

Suposo que be. 2n de batx es presenta intens, però :S
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