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©2004-2015 liiga
This was done in response to a challenge on the Epilogue forums to draw a mock-up cover for the Heavy Metal magazine. I slowly tinkered on something for 22 days and this is the result. The final entry got text added, but I'm not putting that on here.

The general idea of the picture is that the red-haired lady belongs to a civilisation that have reached quite far in technology and warfare, but have entrapped themselves while doing so. She looks at a mirror of hers, and the glistening chains holding her to the metallic hand.

Medium: Painter 8, Trust tablet.
Reference used: [link] by :inspirastock:. Thanks for providing such great photos! :)

Update: It has been included in the New Masters of Fantasy 2004 CD collection. *glee!*
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Given 2004-08-26
It's amazing what can just fall into your hands... Captured by ~liiga ( Suggested by alyn and Featured by ekud )
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anjaleck Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! :wave:

I would like to let you know that I've featured your incredible art :winner: in my journal. :pointr: [link] :pointl:
Hugs,
Anj
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was sitting marveling over the detail and concept on this piece...really amazing. No wonder I saw a DD when I scrolled down! Late Congrats.
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gchildjr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
She looks a lot like Dawn to me. Nice picture though.
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Thanks! Dawn as in?
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:icongchildjr:
gchildjr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
The comic book character: Dawn
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Ah, hadn't heard of it. Yeah there is some similarity, if you kinda squint and imagine it in different colors. Sort of. o_-
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PhilipBogdan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Extremely intense.
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:iconcrguardian:
CRGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Perfect attention to detail!!! Wow, I love the transformation from mortal to immortal that the use of art makes possible!!!
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:iconamyrantha:
Amyrantha Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
Always loved this one, i first saw it on elfwood. Nice to discover you again :)
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:iconblkjade:
BlkJade Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Ummm ~ Double DA**!!! This picture is Fantastic!!!
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:iconjtdrift:
JTDrift Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
I seriously love the necklace-dragon-spidery thing shes wearing. Is she suppose to be part spider?
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LadyDeath666 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
I love the detail in the hand and arm
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:iconbelenen:
Belenen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. I am so completely blown away. I can't believe I never went digging through your whole gallery! You're incredible.
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TuulikkiW Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Love the bra!
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mooncookie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006
Oh wow the second I saw this on elfwood I fell in love with it!

Its colored so beautifully! What catches me the most is her eyes, the colors..just wow
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bluem00n Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
The length you would go to to make a piece of art, something used to have existed only in your mind vivid is just plain simple amazing. I love your artwork, all of it. The details, the concepts, the ideas behind them, everything you put in to them and they seem to never stop giving back.
Simply breath taking.


P.s I'm sorry if I don't comment on everything, it seems to me words are so dull sometimes. The impression, the feeling that lingers on, that's what matters to me.
Keep creating and don't ever give up the love :)

Happy holidays :holly:
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mindofka Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
Wonderful piece in aesthetics, technique, lgihts, and also really so well rappresented concept.
beautiful sci-fi piece :clap:
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:iconvasthu:
vasthu Featured By Owner May 6, 2005   Filmographer
extremely cool...:)
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Vijay2023 Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
Stunning image!!
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Red-Lamia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an extremely gorgeous picture. The character really comes alive, and the colors and textures are out of this world. Especially her "wooden" arm and the creamy, swirling, green clouds behind her head. Just awesome!
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
Thanks a lot! :glomp:
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:iconjohn0452:
john0452 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
Wonderful, you are so good. :worship:
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RedVinken Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005  Student General Artist
i think i can say that these clouds (or mist or whatever) are the best i've ever seen! and the special effects on the small lady with chains are realy awesome to! congrats!
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
:D Thanks a lot! Clouds are often a pain in the back to do, so it's good to know they look well!
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:iconturu:
Turu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colors, the light, the details... all are great.
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DragonKeeper333 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
:jawdrop: HOLY SHIT! *favs*
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liiga Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
: > Thanks for the favvie! :D
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znow-white Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
I am speachless ..trule a great work of Art.
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
:blushes: Thanks!
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Sw33t-XtC Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2005
Hey i love how much effort was put into this great piece of work. It really shows! =) I want her necklace its awesome! ^_^
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Thanks! Yeah, I'd love to have a necklace like that myself! Although I'm not so sure if I'd wear it in public. :P
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musicfan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2005
this is amazing
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thematrixishe Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005
scarily real..
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empty-calorie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004
this is amazing! i love the idea you created, very nice!!
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004
Thanks a lot! :hugs:
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stumbleine179 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004   Photographer
Simply amazing! The level of detail just blows me away! So much thought behind the meaning of it as well! Excellent job! :)
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004
Thankyou! *bows*
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sucadu Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004
uau brilliant, it looks so alive i love it
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AeyEmmCay Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004   Photographer
like your style
very surrealistic
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:iconschmitt:
Schmitt Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2004
excellent work..i love all the details and the mystic atmosphere :) The hair is great and i like the background

:+fav:
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snickerbaby Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just incredible!! The detail is amazing!! Wonderful composition!! :D
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JoshClarkeDraws Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2004
Great work on the hair and the clouds. Those are the aspects of this that jumped out at me initially.
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AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is really, REALLY nice. I hope enough people are full-viewing this, because the sheer amount of detail in this is amazing. Fantastic work! :)

---AK
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celticangel1982 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2004
wow. what great colors. I had thought it was a male fairy she had captured. This is very neat. Now that you mention it, it would work great for the mock cover of heavy metal. I sell that magazine at my work. great stuff in there sometimes.
anyway... really great colors, and the necklace looks so delicate. again... I just adore all the detail... and the colors!!!
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont even know what to say. wow.
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yv Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004  Professional General Artist
mg.. i dont think there is a place for crits... amazing drawing, so realistic and creative at the same time. stunning...
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solipsist-butterfly Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
This piece is absolutely stunning, the thumbnail, as cool as it is, is too small to do it justice. When I clicked on it however, I was, and still am, in awe of how gorgeous the artwork is. I'll probably spend a half hour just staring at it.
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natyismyhero Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
I like the way her hand looks...it is like her arm is surrounded by wood, but thn isn't surrounded by wood---but IS wood! do you understand? i don't!!! :w00t: luv it!
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Pinosious Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
this is amazing i love the detail
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turtorion Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
I haven't words....
This picture is perfect
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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I'm depressed because my heart is a
sweet home to melancholy
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