The Devil May Care by enayla

The Devil May Care

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Added: Feb 13, 2002
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This picture is a gift for my supporters and anti-supporters. The pretty boys will never stop.Use this picture in any way you want, as long as it's not commercial, and as long as you do not change it. Use it for roleplay, use it on your website, print it on your wall, or just use it as your desktop paper - it's my gift for you. Just remember to link back to me if it's online. And for those anti-supporters among you, feel free to print it on toilet paper and use it like /that/ if you want to. Just stop sending the results of those efforts to me.Love you all, bests,
L.

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shauna's picture

Linda,

I have your epilogue account bookmarked on my webpage.
What can I say. Some people can't seem to grasp the concept of the ethereal quality that all manner of Fae possess. You've captured it beautifully.
The fae are designed to appeal to the child like nature in us all, by assuming a shape that is pleasing and relatively 'safe' to both sexes, though underneath they can be truly spiteful creatures.
You've done a wonderful job capturing this essence Linda, you really have.
I see nothing wrong with this picture, aside from something off with parts of the anatomy (Shoulders look a shade too rounded and the right (that's my right) arm looks too thin), but other than that, the work is beautiful.
I wouldn't want to do anything with it, not even remove the spider.
Bravo....and encore. Smile
~Shauna
(AKA: Kaylin)

xenorai's picture

Woa...this is exactly the type of "dark/surreal" look I've been trying to get into my chars. it's an awesome peice. O.O;;

blackwidow's picture

It always amuzes me when people think that males or females have to look a certain way in fantasy art. I've always loved your works, and most of the time when I thought I had something to say some one allready has said it. Has some one actually sent those results to you? yuck.

enayla's picture

Mff, something odd going on, here *__* I swear, I'm not deleting comments - but the comments are moving around very strangely. They're all still here but VERY jumbled. Let's see where this ends up - in the middle, the end, or the top?

enayla's picture

Thankee =]

enayla's picture

*giggle* glad you like it. Thanks.

enayla's picture

I usually use a hard edged airbrush in adobe photoshop, in combination with the smudge tool =) Thank you.

camilkuo's picture

Marilyn Manson...my god, he is more ugly then this picture (just a joke)>
May I ask you a question? Which paint brush that you usually use to draw?
Keep up your awesome and special style!! It is so much different than artists that I've seen.

Guest's picture

Kinda reminds me of the rocky horror picture show and Marilyn Manson
......... I love it!

ladydove7's picture

LOL okay..I think it's pretty hot sexy! I like the outfit..it's devilishly sexy. Very nice details in the sheen of the sleeves and the corset. I absolutely love your gothy pics! Nice transclucence with the spider too..gives it a very dreamlike effect.

enayla's picture

*grins* I worked a lot on the look on his face - glad to hear it's appreciated ;] Thankee =)

enayla's picture

Well, I can understand crits =] We all make mistakes, and I know most of my pictures are full of them. There's a bit of a difference between criticising, and trying to force someone to start drawing something they don't want to draw, though =) Thanks Min, it means a lot coming from a talented artist like you =)

enayla's picture

Heheh =] Glad you see the humour in it... I giggled like a crazy woman while drawing this =)

enayla's picture

*giggle* Aww, I'm sorry =] I hope you will ever forgive me ;]

enayla's picture

Thank you =) And I never intended to draw anything else than what my heart desired. I think I do enough of that at work =]

yanamari's picture

HE is gorgeous! Let the others rant and rant... The rest of will just go get a bucket for the drool. Awesome work! The cast off look by the figure towards the spider made me chuckle...kept picturing it as a rebuffing look away from the critics staring and gaping at the screen. It says, "Go ahead and comment. I will still be beautiful, and you will still keep looking." Wink

Guest's picture

I cannot fathom negative criticism to your work. I just can't. And I do admire your defiance and humor! It turns out much more can be learned from you than mere technique. *Goma!*

Guest's picture

LMAO!! This is the perfect rebuttal for those stupid 'androgynous' comments. I busted up seeing this after going through your Felin picture comments and all the arguing going on there. I'm glad you keep your spirit and sense of humor after those awful remarks. Keep up the gorgeous work. =)

Guest's picture

Oh please, make it as tempting as possible for all the bi people, you evil, evil, wonderfully talented thing! Men in black garters... drool. You truly are amazing, Linda!

Guest's picture

so, so beautiful...I've been following your work since Elfwood and has since then been a fan and as soon as your prints come out, I'm buying every one of them! and don't let those haters get to you, they're just jealous *winks* I know I am, just draw whatever your little heart desires

enayla's picture

Heheh =]

enayla's picture

Yes, you are probably right - the brow of a human male is more square than that of a female. But I can honestly not remember last time I painted an actual human male =] I can understand your criticism - and appreciate it - but the whole point of this is that I'm not actually interested in making my males more masculine. Not by making their brows more square, by making their shoulders wider, or by making their jaws more accentuated. You see? Laws of anatomy that apply to us humans do not necessarily apply to a fantastic character =] He can fly with those wings, you know, though gravity shouldn't really allow him to =) I'm pretty sure he can get away with having a feminine face, too =)

Guest's picture

Then again, maybe I'm just guilty of taking it way too seriously, eh? Laughing out loud

Guest's picture

Well, I didn't mean to say that I didn't like it - actually, I think it's got great potential - if the head and body matched to my eyes.

One little tip I was given that may or may not be welcome advice: In regards to facial features, a femal face's brow bone is a rounded curve while a male's brow bone is more squared off. Even if they are 'pretty'. Take a look at your other works, I think you may see what I mean.

enayla's picture

You really got me all wrong. This is not an experiment of that kind, not at all. Sorry to hear you don't like it - but tastes differ =]

enayla's picture

Heheh, thank you! Someone finally actually saw the Brom inspiration!! (I've mentioned it several times but no one seems to be able to see the connection. Hmph.) I'm glad you like it =]

enayla's picture

Thank you *beams*

enayla's picture

*chuckles* Oh, this is much too feminine for my tastes, too, but like I've said somewhere else - this was mostly for fun, and to make a statement.I am not too fond of spiders, myself. *shudders* Could hardly look at the reference photo for this one *___*

enayla's picture

I agree completely =] If someone pays me, they can tell me what to draw (I spend 8-12 hours of every day doing just that).Selling prints is on its way... have patience =] Oh, and thank you.

Guest's picture

I support your effort to push the limits for what's considered male vs. female, but how is that proven by sticking an obviously female head onto a male body - they aren't even in proper proportion to each other. What makes every one of your male figures plainly male (no matter how 'pretty' they are) is that their bodies are built as men. Your female characters are the same. Male and female skeletons are not the same, so I would have to say that this experiment is a failure to that point.

Art at its best.