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Mistress Snake by Larbesta Mistress Snake by Larbesta
OHMYGOD, MY FIRST DD. Thank you soo much WhiteKimahri for suggesting and Syrilla for featuring! This is just dream come true!!1

This here is another character from my story, M'bala Utumva, filthy rich slave trader, renown for her naval tradings, fastest and widest in the world.

Whilst the mighty of this world waged wars, destroyed elven race, hunted merfolk and burnt the forests of Coven - across all the southern lands grew the plaguing authority of Begast. White City built on bones and blood has always been a rotten spot where slavery bloomed, ranks and seats in the council were inherited among richest families. On the streets one could easily find any wonder or horror imaginable, whores, jimsonweed, illegal fights, poisons and never ending tradehouses and black markets. From the facade city looked suspiciously pristine, yet soon one can notice the lack of any living things aside from humans, no greenery or pets on the streets, no seagulls or rats in the docs. Burning sun mirrored from white stones in the days and cold winds wormed their way into the bones at night.
Begast is a city inhabited by slaves, even those who don't wear chains and shackles are bound by its dirt and corruption, unable to leave for their good. The men are horrified of each other and most of all they fear the Snake Mistress
Mbala Utumva, unannounced ruler of the White City holds in her hands the mighty naval trading force of Begast, only her ships deliver blooded wood of Keltcig, the thinnest cloth from Handjan, her ships are so fast that a flowers blooming on the sunrise in Siresht arrive in her docs before dawn, yet her main trade is slaves. Giants respect her might and leave her the best of their breeds, the strongest and most good looking, so Mbala sells them at the highest price. Mejana(begast's dialect - mistress)Utumva is richer then the Emperor himself. Decades ago her father was the captain of the most renown and feared caper ship throughout all three seas, he left his daughter treasure of gold able to feed cities for centuries, and she multiplied it by thousand. Rumors say, that her mother was a Dalarian witch, and under Umbala's enormous hat her third eye is hidden along with the snake tails instead of hair threads.
People say that she can look into the future and predict the outcomes of all her deals and trades, yet this does not seem likely. People tend to think that a woman can't reach power and wealth without magical help. Twice in my life I have seen her and even talked to her once. The sheer power of her character and her calculating eyes told me just as much.
Utumva is a worthy opponent and I anxiously await the moment when we'll clash in the power struggle again.
From the diaries of an Assasin, volume 17.


All characters, places and stories belong to me please do not redistribute.

10 hours, SAI
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-04-26
Mistress Snake by =Larbesta ( Suggested by WhiteKimahri and Featured by DieZori )
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Этот арт привлек мое внимание,работа показалась мне очень интересной,но не покидало ощущение того,что где-то сделана ошибка.
По композиции работа вышла очень удачно.Особенно выделяется не совсем стандартное расположение фигур на переднем плане,что создает некое присутствие толпы и нагроможденности.
Так же хотелось бы отметить цвета,особенно цвет одежды главного персонажа,который очень четко выделяется на фоне достаточно приглушенных цветов второстепенных фигур.
Теперь о минусе - если перевести работу в черно-белый (монохромный) спектр легко можно заметить ошибку - работа одинакова по тону. Кроме черного пятна (тени на лице главного персонажа) остальное все достаточно похоже по тону и постоянно "перекликается" (человек с веером = человек,подносящий сундук = фигуры на переднем плане) Стоит отметить удачно подобранные паруса (практически) белые,которые дают некую контрастность главной фигуре,при этом,к сожалению, не влияя на других персонажей,которые по тону получились практически идентичны,поэтому создается некая путаница
В целом - отдельное спасибо автору за детали,необычный цвет и отличную композицию.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
36 out of 39 deviants thought this was fair.

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This picture caught my eye from the start.
By their colors: the woman in the middle, imposing, with gold colors, highlighting. It don't leave you indifferent, at least of this enormous and elegant hat.
For its topic: I would say exotic. A lady with a touch of evil (see the snake), who is not even pay attention to its treasure of jewels and of course not deign to look at their slaves. And she is in the sea. Why? Is she looking for more treasures? She do not have enough, she is ambitious? An enigma that colors the picture of that, of mystery.
Although the big question that I pose to see the picture is: what is the women looking? The sea? His next victim, maybe a ship loaded with gold? She's looking at an insolent slave? Or looking at us as warning us that despite being a picture is powerful? She is challenges us?

I love this picture.
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:iconaishwarart:
AishwarArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really cool piece. Love the fact that they are branded with the S insignia. The woman looks as if she swells in sorcery.
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Peaniko Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
She looks like a scary lady I wouldn't want to cross. I love the pop of orange in her outfit and they story is very interesting as well. And the style here... I just love it!
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weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I could tell just from the picture she was a scary woman and the orange against her skin just seem to complement each other.
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Veggieman Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Alright, just to inform you...this image is the most awesome thing I've seen for some time.
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:iconakamar:
Akamar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oooh, I want to read that story...
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:iconrefinedjester:
refinedjester Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
very nicely done. her outfit really stands out in contrast with all the slaves dirty, dark rags and stockades. i enjoy writing as well and your story sounds quite interesting. keep up the great work and good luck with your story.
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:icontrickytiara:
TrickyTiara Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an impressive picture, and a very interesting story. I'd like to read more of it.
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smilingpeeps Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
WOW! That is one awesome drawing!
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:iconlife--dance:
life--dance Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful :D
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:iconteh1legwonder:
teh1legwonder Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She will battle captain crunch.
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:iconfoolsgolde:
FoolsGolde Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
great colours! and charachters :D
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:iconprincesasevilla:
PrincesaSevilla Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely brilliant! :D
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:iconpandoralewis:
PandoraLewis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love the colours!
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:iconashleyjordan:
ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fascinating, such rich colors and an intciting backstory to an impressive scene and character design!
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:iconjustplainbatty:
JustPlainBatty Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Just to awesome :aww: You really deserved the DD :winner: :#1:
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :)
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:iconbethebelle13:
Bethebelle13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one wicked scary woman! I wouldn't want to have be anywhere alone with here
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:iconwade-comics:
Wade-Comics Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   General Artist
great work, love the attention to details like the snake brandings, the orange really calls the focus to the main figure, great stuff!
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:iconblazingauroralsun:
BlazingAuroralSun Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Absolutely beautiful <3 The story is amazing too!

I really like what you did on the blending and her outfit is lovely. You deserve a feature!
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:iconisabeljoanvalentine:
isabeljoanvalentine Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW. Just...

Wow.
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Amazing work!
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TheRedGoddess Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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:iconalberti:
alberti Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
айнанэ поздравляю!!!
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:iconnoldofinve:
Noldofinve Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Вауваувау! Поздравляю! заслужила. ))
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:iconwhitekimahri:
WhiteKimahri Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Wow, my suggestion got accepted! :D
Congratulations again for a well deserved DD! :clap:
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:iconlarbesta:
Larbesta Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Waah thank you so much!! This is my first DD and I'm unimaginably happy!!
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:iconwhitekimahri:
WhiteKimahri Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
You're very welcome! :hug:
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
xlnt
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SpinkellaSapphire Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Neat! All the details and colours stand out in this! :D
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :heart:
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:iconlarbesta:
Larbesta Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you <3 Glad you like it!
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SpinkellaSapphire Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
You're welcome! :)
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:iconcalucifer13:
Calucifer13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is beautiful, reminds me of the art that was used on the Alastair Crowley tarot.
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:iconmadchangeling:
Madchangeling Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I see Jarlaxle Baenre as the woman he aspires to be XD
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:iconaudranasa:
Audranasa Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
excuse manner of speech, nigga tradin niggas? meaaaan! =D
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:iconlarbesta:
Larbesta Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Roles are more or less reversed, a dark skinned woman involved in trading caucasian slaves, though due to intense light it might not be obvious
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:iconaudranasa:
Audranasa Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah noticed after posting. how did that happen? :D
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:icondaalmemxachiuam:
Daalmemxachiuam Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
the world's first clothing designer. Much respect she is making a bold statement in what she's wearing.
Love it to death.
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:iconbionic-kitty:
Bionic-Kitty Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting character! i'm LOVING the hat :icongrin--plz:
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Очень клевое описание! :D
я тоже имею тенденцию по полэкрана на каждую картинку строчить ;) а тут как увидел много текста - сразу захотелось прочитать :)
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CamerDesigner Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She catch the eyes. Love th colour and her clothes
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za4em9 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work, I like how the main character is separated and accented and stands apart from the rest of the painting. It brings the eye right to her.
~}|{eKa
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:iconsolarseen:
solarseen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
все такое яркое, необычное, как сказка... особенно одежда госпожи доставляет))
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:iconibenholted:
IbenholtED Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Amazing.
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to amazing gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work! :dance:
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:iconinobras:
inObrAS Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Excellent work! :clap:
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MattBarley Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ох, это так классно, но мне все кажется что ноги у главной фигуры согнуты в коленях, от того невольно смешно хд
мне кажется, что это из за теней
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:iconinkary:
Inkary Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Охуенные и лор и картинка.
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:iconrem-jericho:
Rem-Jericho Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
>из Дневников Убийцы
Придется мне переименовывать проект D:

К слову, работа - загляденье. очень интересно вместе с описанием.
Жаль небольшое разрешение, хочется по-ближе рассмотреть =)
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Larbesta Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
у вас тоже 17 том? XD
не, ничего не переименовывайте, я так писульки свои под картинками систематизирую)

Спасибо) Там особо рассматривать и нечего, при большем разрешении косяки в глаза бросаться будут X_x
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:iconrem-jericho:
Rem-Jericho Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
поздравляю с ДД)
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