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The Serpent Says by LucitaniaMarie The Serpent Says by LucitaniaMarie
I am unbelievably happy with this piece.
The words and title are from this song, slightly paraphrased.
Her mother said that she couldn't love
The physical way a woman should
Then where else could she go?
Where the sisters and the fathers can't save her soul

Send them in, see them on
She can't find a lover, she'll fashion one
Imaginary men
Like the burned out poets in the hinterland

The phoenix says,
The devil says,
The serpent says,
The siren says,
Why use the word, when the word means the beast?

The hourglass sees what shelf life does
She asked, exactly tell me
"what is love but grieving life alone?"
Just the words from prophets and religious shows

Imagine hurt, imagine tears
She opened up until she disappeared
Vanished, hand in hand,
With all the long-lost children locked in Neverland

Oh, the pheonix says
- Burn for me
The Devil says
- Lie for me
The serpent says
- Beg for me
The siren says
- Die for me

The Song of Imaginary Beings by: IAMX
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FirewaterGrace Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
this is an amazing piece. i stumbled across your work on a google image search for Ixtab glad i did!
SheisInk Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
Zaxmesga Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Oh my God... I am at a loss for words....I posted on your Ixtab work about getting it as a tatoo and now I see this.... Genius...
Som87 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
WOW it's really stunning - really nice work, i love it, considering to make it my tattoo
LucitaniaMarie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! If you do make it into a tattoo, please send me pictures of the finished product.
MadEngel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Great!!! :D
Madame-Neon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that looks so beautiful :)
eduar3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student
excellent work
Pentesilea Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So elegant and soft and fragile... also, perfect composition and colour chart aaaaand this song is great. keep up the good work and best wishes!
keofoxglove Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
wow a lot of people are interested in having this tattooed on them. i can see why, because this is a gorgeous piece of work! it seems like it would be perfect for a tattoo as it is here~
your artwork is just amazing <3
viliusm Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
The character reminds me of Stolen Babies' vocalist, probably cause of all the make-up :)
jacknsally1014 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sophia1016 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
wow...just stunning....
bologna703 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
hey i really like your art a lot and was intrested in maybe getting a tattoo of her face on the back of my calf for my mother who raised me and i though i should ask you because its ur art
LucitaniaMarie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I am very flattered that you want my art as work on your body. My only request is that you post a picture of it for me to see when you get it. I have had many people request the same thing from me and every time they promise me they will show me the finished product and so far only two people out of a dozen or more have actually followed through on it.
It would mean a great deal to me if I could actually see the tattoo that you get. And thank you again!
bologna703 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
i am curently in the military and this would be for my mother and id love to get this tat but as of right now its a maybe because i want it a little larger than my hand and the navy regs say i can only have 5 that are visiable no larger than my hand so ima see how this works put i need to do a little more reserch on our navys gay ass policies, but i will keep you posted and i will show you when i get it done and thats a promise, its ur art u have the right to see
LucitaniaMarie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! Thank you so much, once again. :) I look forward to hearing from you.
carmeleon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   Photographer
You have a very distinct art style. It's so refreshing to come across that.
RedStarMassacre Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
There is something...almost vulnerable, in a really great way, about this piece. I love it!
luvlyarrhythmia Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
i love your style ♥
StarsValekZillion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Words included; sublime...
MissyMe44 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
This is amazing! I`ve never seen anything like it! You`ve done such a beautiful job! Keep up the good work! ;D
recipeforhatee Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i loooove it
FamineOne Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
beautiful. love the emotion
rwfm Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
like that...
Cosmic-Brainfart Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sheer awesome! This rocks my boxers!
merm-ish Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Oh wow, this is so beautful!
agedghost Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010   Artist
she's so beautiful! i love the sugar skull like face. your technique for it is really good.
vegarden Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I went to search for that song, and I thought damn, this piece would be so much more apt than the graphics used in his video. I really liked that song though, I think it really made this work so much so special.

Your graphics are really stunning! I think every element tells a story, and nothing is wasted. (Except for that watermark maybe, but I understand why you have to put it there. X)) Your works really put mine to shame.
manfishinc Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
the purple shading is awesome, and i love the background pattern
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
QUEENPSYCHOROCKET Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010   General Artist
NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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WordsAreMyWeakness Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow... I'm just really liking your style.
sickjh Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student
great song ,i love IAMX
jaded-ink Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional General Artist

I'm terribly in love with this one. terribly.
katerz1313 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful.
xcr33chx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful D:
Lunar-Haven-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Fantastic style, mate :D, love the make up and everything about this!
Karasawa99 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
cool work!
Everlasting-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Wow, this is going to be insane but...I, three, want this as a tattoo. XD The design reminds me a lot of my first written work that I actually ever focused on and was ever proud about. My main character had skeleton marks on her face like this beautiful girl you have drawn. I had been planning on getting a tattoo since May, legally able to since June, but have had the hardest time figuring out what I wanted.

Up about three days ago, I thought I wanted a tribal wolf tattoo. Next thing I know, I am on DA and I see this. So, with your permission I'd like to have it done and I would have the pictures up end of September. I am just wondering since this is your precious artwork, what sort of things you'd not want done when it is transferred as a tattoo...XD
LucitaniaMarie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so flattered and astounded by the interest generated by this work of art. Not only because of the number of people who have asked, but even the honor of a single individual expressing such a deep emotional connection with my work.
This piece means a lot to me, and it's so amazing that it represents an archetype of personal creativity to you and others. I am so excited to see the results of your tattoo, I'm sure that each of the people who get it will produce unique results with the contributions of your individual preferences, not to mention the skills and technique of the tattoo artist you choose. Yes, of course I would love for you to get it.

Do what ever you like with it, it's going to be on your body. The only thing that I don't personally like to see done with connection of my images is anthropomorphic/furry altering. I'm sorry but It's just not my thing and for a lot of reasons I don't want to see my art connected to that community. I know that's kind of out of left field, but since you asked, that's really the only caveat I can think of. haha I don't really know what to say except in general I wouldn't want my concept defaced with anything hateful or obscene either. one has ever asked me that before, but thank you for asking.
Everlasting-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
I am bit surprised myself, honestly, because my old man suggested I'd get a tattoo that in some way connected to my work. Having my own character on my back seemed a little odd for me, but in the end this work of yours just sort of clicked with a lot of what I do. I like the macabre, the supernatural, and your drawing inspires those ideas in my head. A lot more meaningful to me than a flower.

Haha! Oh lord, no, I would never do anything like that. That is not up my alley either, so have no fear about that. The only thing I can think of altering is probably doing it in black and white since color fades easily in tattoos, and as well change the words in the ribbon. But thank you again for the quick input! I hope to have this done soon and look as great as your design <3
Biana117 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is totally beautiful!!! i would love to buy a print of this!! :D
Ed-Autumn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
The composition of this one is really good, and I mean this especially considering its physical form on the canvas. Seriously, watching you make this and La Dorada really makes me want to explore with collage/multi media pieces so I can get away from dull black and white ink illustrations T_T haha She looks like the younger sister of your Calavera piece too, they even have the same beautiful glossy eyes :)
LucitaniaMarie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man...let's go to Michael's and just go insane on the fancy paper...just seeing it will inspire you to make something amazing with it! It's hard for me not to buy 10000000000000000000000000 sheets when I go there.
Ed-Autumn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Deal!! :D
never-sleeping9419 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Grimaldo-J Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The craftsmanship of it all :iconrlyplz:

tears-of-the-damned Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
This is supremely beautiful!
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