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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]

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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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SwanEvermore 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).
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Simply wonderful...:heart:...!!!
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diegio1996 Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The amount of detail and texture in this is unbelievable! Well done!!
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Crossroadrose Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Complete with Brigitte iconography.
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:iconskylastar:
This is amazing!
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LadyLaw Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love seeing these art challenges and love the idea... think I may need to find a group to do this with :) Anyway, yours appeals to me best out of the ones this time around. I love the pose, the detail in the bust of the dress and the hair, and just pretty much everything about this picture. Fantastic.
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