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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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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).
Simply wonderful...:heart:...!!!
diegio1996 Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The amount of detail and texture in this is unbelievable! Well done!!
Crossroadrose Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Complete with Brigitte iconography.
This is amazing!
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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