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Death Row by ramy Death Row by ramy
The devil has seduced another victim. She leads him down the red carpet to her fortress in the underworld as the rest of her victims, ravaged by time, reach out in a futile attempt to escape, or drag her down with them....


PLEASE FULL VIEW! After about 3 months of work, you can handle the brief loading time :P

Oh man let me tell you how difficult this picture was to complete. Actually, I won't because I can't even express it. Anyway, I really hope you like this work, I didn't post this for a while for fear of how people would react, this is one of my favorite pictures that I have ever completed and I didn't want to deal with people not appreciating it, but I was encouraged by a sort of.."friend" (who also suggested the title). See if you can figure out who it is. I entered this in the cgtalk challenge - [link] but I didn't win anything (the other entries were INCREDIBLE), but I am so proud of myself. Regardless though, enjoy it, you won't be seeing much like this from me, too tiring and time consuming >< I can't say I am not proud of my effort though, I hope you feel the same way. Thanks in advance for comments and favs, I love you all.

If you want to see progress:[link]

CLOSEUPS: [link]

Also, to respond to another comment, I made the guy stiff on purpose, so he would have almost a robotic feel, he is completely under her spell and has lost touch with his human side in a sense, so his motions are no longer fluid or even living :)

Oh, and by the way, yes, there are faces in the clouds :)

EDIT: Print now available :)
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J1Star Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You can definitely see the hard work that has gone into this. Lovely (if not a little sad) concept, the details in the sea are incredible. 
Luilur Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the sinister atmosphere in this picture. Great job ;)
iamkathybrown Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was the only one that thought it was Persephone and Hades?
slavetoperfection Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
This is incredible. I love all the details you put in the "background"
MeltedClay Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its so...stunning! *-* Its dark and creepy, but the colors and emotion are just perfect!
TheHyperactiveSquirt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is srsly creepin me out...
UnDeR-d0sE Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
sherlock24 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Writer
WOAH! Love that hand over there.
SunGirlProductions Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

i love how she turns to scales just where her dress starts on her back :D
ArtReborn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
This is effing glorious.
Indigomaiden Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Hauntingly beautiful...
foxhole7 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Quite a haunting picture. Nice work. :)
FadingAngel213 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist



I love the whole idea of what is occuring & I really love the style in which you drew all the people (especially all the ones in the water).

I wish I could find the words to give you the comment you deserve, but....I'm just to stunned to come up with anything, at the moment.

All I can say is, your hard work definitely paid off. Excellent work! :clap:
Kakashikisukekiriyu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
just amazing :D
the-crimsonlotus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
totally amazing!!
BeatBoxGirl Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student General Artist
:iconimshockedplz: How do you do these things!!!!????
vale4u Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Amazing work!:wow:
flourpower8 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011   Writer
They should make our lives easier by being able to add a whole gallery to our favourites. Or can we? Hmm....

Anyways, the detail is absolutely staggering, and I love the general feel I'm getting from it. Definitely, definitely favourited.
SalemCat Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful work has been featured in my latest journal "A Look Back" I hope you like it! :D
ThuiVi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to see more like this.
I remember looking at some of your oooooold work from beeyoooond.
I really like those more than the anime.
GeniusCrissa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
love it the see is amazing
yosmilee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
best work i've seen so far. GREAT JOB!
ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010 capture seduction and evil so well in the Devil (the tentacle comming from the bottom of the dress is a nice touch).
The man's expression is intriguing...he almost looks like he KNOWS what she is, yet is still walking. Perhaps that is a part of her power: to let you know, but to not let you resist.

My favorite part: you made the Devil a woman. This, my friend, is far more accurate than the oppisite.
Apprivoise Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
God, this is just absolutely gorgeous. The dramatic lighting and atmosphere, the reaching of the hands towards the couple even though they seem so calm about it (and the tentacle from under the woman's skirt is just extremely well done.
ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Love your signature
ccotunai Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
:iconshockplz: wow....
katieblueeyes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student General Artist
just... breathtakingly incredible...
Venthor78 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! XD
DarkPoetEmpress Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
this just seems so different from everything else, but i love it!
ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
About ur signature...
used to date a schizo; was rather interesting, never really knew who I was calling each night. She wasn't blind though
sia-kaizer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
its beautiful
PetiteNutella Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
This is amazingly detailed! The time that you spent on this was definitely worth it!
Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One or more of your amazing artworks has been featured in my newest Journal
"Frac-Tarot" >> [link]

If you don't wish to be featured please let me know and I will remove your deviation.
wolfpupnumbaone Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
looks like a marrage
TiFFerzZehNiNjA Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o my gawd!!!
i love how its liek colored n stuff o_______________________o impressive!!!!!!!!!!!
Flora453 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Beautiful! Anime is nice, but this should be the majority of your gallery, it's amazingggg :D
EpidemicPandmonia Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is absolutely stunning.
Cairisti Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What the hell went wrong?!

You are truly wasting what is clearly an artistic gift, and it's almost painful to see. Why the rest of your gallery isn't like this, I have no idea.
ZombieHun Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ravenchicky66 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009 speechless! That is AWESOME!!!!!
iluvcherries77 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
I'd ask why you don't do as much amazingly beautiful pieces like this instead of your shitty shiny desu @w@ arts like everyone else if I didn't already know it was you taking advantage of weaboos for money and popularity.

:no: you have wasted a gift.
JackoJammaSlamma Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
This freakishly reminds me of a scene out of the Vampire Hunter D movie, where the girl walks down a red carpet to her vampire lover-dude-thing...
ArdentProdigy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009   General Artist
Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck. Amazing. My god.
Tersa254 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
did you paint this? :blackrose:
2138 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
This is some real quality work; the smoky lighting and the murky waters give it a great Stygian atmosphere, and the red carpet is an interesting modern touch to tie it all together. Oddly enough, I think the least compelling parts of it are the central figures--but then, it's hard to beat the tangled madness that hides on each side of the carpet.

It's a pity you don't seem to be doing more like this. Your recent foray into anime and fanart may be more profitable, but I can't honestly say it has more artistic merit than a piece like this. I really hope you go back to this sort of thing, instead of spending your DA career generating more shiny soulless junk.
LadyNinja7 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg i LOVE this i must fave
susyl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Student General Artist
I admit I dont know who he is_ soul sama_ BUT GOSH ITS VERY BEAUTIFULL!!!
LOVED IT *now its 1 of my faves...
zaiya-malaiya Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
This is amazing! :shocked: I'm in awe!
mustingel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya! Your work has been featured in my journal :[link]
Hope you dont mind and like the feature!!
All the best and loads of hugs!!
Dreams-of-past Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Sweet ^_^
That castle behind them is really something (ha, the whole thing is 'really something';).
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