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March 13, 2011
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Maman Brigitte by vinegar Maman Brigitte by vinegar
Another art challenge by :icondaekazu:, :iconmidnighttea7:, :iconvinegar:
For each challenge we interchangeably give ourselves an idea or topic to illustrate and a short, specified time to execute it in whatever shape or form... of course, without knowing what the others are going to come up with.

This week's topic is *vinegar's idea: Maman Brigitte. She is a death loa, the wife of Baron Samedi. For more info check wiki: [link]


EDIT (11.2012) - finally done! You can see the previous version + sketch on my blog, here: [link] + bonus close up is in the gallery.

Mine is a WIP, still very much unfinished. I used some references, especially for the rooster (which was nightmare to get right) and some of *mizzd-stock, although not one photo. She has some great shots of folded materials and hands, so I looked those up as general guidelines. Concepts of outfit, her face and background are, as usual, mine.

Anyway, she's often associated with drinking rum, chilli peppers, colour purple, a scarf and a (bloody) rooster. Or hen. Depending on what I read. Also glasses with usually one of lens missing.

She's also the only fair-skinned loa, often said to have red hair. I thought it'll be more interesting to put her in a southern setting than on a cemetery, even if that doesn't really go 100% in tact with her story. But well.

Oh, she apparently borrowed baron Samedi's hat.

A bigger version is coming up when I'm done with it.

`daekazu's version:

=MidnightTea7's version:

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FoxRox1337 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Great colors! It is lika a scrumdiddlyumptious cake! Have your cake and eat it too 
gliovampire Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Awesome!! I added it to my faves :heart:
sweetdollfromhell Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
It really nice, bravo!
Laviolenta Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is F**** awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG .. speechless ..!
what crazy program you use ??
wings--of--hope Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow... Just wow...
Shadowed-Star18 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
[link] featured :D
m4s4k0 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Maman Brigitte est superbe.
SepiaWren Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love how you've combined dark gothic with colourful whimsy in this image. Gorgeous style!
SwanEvermore Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
(I hope nobody takes this as like, an insult, or anything)
This kind of makes me think of a female version of
The Mad-Hatter from Alice in Wonderland (2010).
TipsyMavis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think so too. But it is a job well done!
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