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Masque of the Red Death by shley77 Masque of the Red Death by shley77
this was an assignment for my illustration concepts class. we were supposed to take a short story, song or poem with a twist ending, and create a diptych of 'before and after' essentially.

i think i worked on this too much, because my teacher absolutely loved it, and i thought it was just okay. i dunno what it looks like anymore. but im really glad he liked it so much!!!! it was super exciting!

the dead people were SOOOO fun to draw >3

oh yes, btw, this is an illustration of E.A. Poe's Masque of the Red Death...which you should read....cuz its good....yesh
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:iconkyrathechetahog17:
KyraTheChetahog17 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
i love this pic soo awesome this had to be my fav. short story ever
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:iconmarionettemurderess:
MarionetteMurderess Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I have always loved this story, and you brought it to life in a way that will give me nightmares. Delicious, delicious nightmares.
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:iconcouramours:
Couramours Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Beautifully portrayed. I love both the story and your art.
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gardenhoes Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you did the eerie red glow very well in the 2nd panel, that is just awesome!
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:iconwildemoon:
WildeMoon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Oooo, love it!
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:iconwarmbath:
warmbath Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
i really like the colous and composition.
and yeah, [link] is great in general <3~~
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
thank you!!! yea, gotta love poe ^____^
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:iconwarmbath:
warmbath Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
i mean COLOURS - uhh, i cannot write in proper way .___. '''
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:iconanvanya1981:
Anvanya1981 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
Omg, sooo cool! I love the colours you used!!!!!
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
thanks so much!!! =3
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:iconhobeyholetsgo:
hobeyholetsgo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this one. Its fantastic and your dead people are awesome!
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:iconreiding:
reiding Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Dude, I love how the people stay in similar positions before and after!
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
yaaay! i was wondering if someone would notice XD
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:iconeternallymenstrual:
EternallyMenstrual Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
In Jose's words: "PERFECT!" Actually, I'll one-up him. "Grrrrrrrl, it's PERFECT!"
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
haha! yaaaaay!
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:iconalbinokrow:
AlbinoKrow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
I like it!
Poe is very awesome
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
thanks! and yes he is! ^^
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:iconpharaohartlover:
pharaohartlover Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
Wonderful story, and awesome picture! Well done.
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
thanks!
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:iconpharaohartlover:
pharaohartlover Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
No problem ^^
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:iconlightafire:
lightafire Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
AMAZING!!!! :wow: i :heart: it! you've done a great job on this!
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
yaaay thank you!
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:iconbookshop:
bookshop Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, this is gorgeous!!!!

I work as a tutor and I often have my students read this story, and every time I do I wish that I could see fanart for the different color rooms. This is just absolutely perfect! Yay! :DDDDDDDDD
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shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
aw yaaay! im glad you like it =3 thank you!
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:iconkurenairose:
KuReNaIRoSe Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Absolutely amazing! Wonderful work! I remember reading this story for english last year. Our english teachers are obsessed with Poe. We read lots of stories by him. Truly amazing work you did.
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shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
thank you very much! yes poe is quite a writer, very awesome stuff.
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:iconrandomocity27:
randomocity27 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
omg that thing scared me so much when i read it.
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
haha yesss, it is a scary story!
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:iconbarbarella17:
Barbarella17 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007   Traditional Artist
OMG AMAZING. NEED I SAY MORE???? :faint:
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
WEE! thank you!!!! :heart:!
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:iconcrowhesghost:
crowhesghost Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Five thousand faves are not enough for this. Poe would be proud, I bet. :nod:
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
aaaah, thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconcrowhesghost:
crowhesghost Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
You're welcome so much! :D :hug:
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:iconplezzzz:
plezzzz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
i love that story and this is pic amazing i love the way u drew the last room :D
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
thank you! X3
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:iconalurco:
Alurco Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
POe <3 YEA...I really like it. and yes you did a very good job on it! I love the expressions and the dead people!
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
thanks!!!! they were fun to do indeed =3
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:iconjane-moth:
Jane-Moth Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Amazing...
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
:hug: thankyou =3
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:iconorio:
orio Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
this definately fits my mental pictures when i read it
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
yay! ^___^
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:iconjpop-junkie:
Jpop-Junkie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Wow...this is so delish! I love it! I can't blame your teacher for loving it too! And I bet drawing dead people are fun. :)
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
haha thank you!! yes, too much fun!
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:iconcrimsonvisions:
crimsonvisions Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
very good depiction!
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
thanks! =3
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:iconbeeeb:
Beeeb Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
fabulousssssss colors. the lighting is disturbingly unnatural but beautiful.. like glowing death :)
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
weeee thank you geoooo :hug:
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:iconassploding-rainbows:
AssPloding-Rainbows Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007   Writer
This makes me want to read the story...I hope I can find it
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:iconshley77:
shley77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
yep its online i believe somewhere. very good story =3
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:iconyuujin:
Yuujin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
why is this digital art? it looks like normal watercolors to me... :crazy:
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