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Rest for the wicked by meluseena Rest for the wicked by meluseena
You never know when to expect the dangerous warmth of friendship my dear, when you sleep in matchboxes...


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OMG! Thank you for all the feedback! :hug:


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Digital collage.

Took me around 20 hours, crazy amounts of photographic source and airbrushing. Own stock.
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Given 2008-06-21
Rest for the wicked by *meluseena is so moody and menacing it's delicious. Proof positive that one doesn't have to turn down the light source to make something macabre. ( Suggested by Mechant-Loup and Featured by cosmosue )
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ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
cute! :D
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Lyric55 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
While your work was very good, it was a little too good for me personally. I was in a gas explosion 9 years ago while I was in bed asleep in that same exact position!
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meluseena Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
holy shit!
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Krakenware Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
WOW! I love the concept, and the guilty faces. Your art style is nothing short of amazing
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sanderslelli Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
It's so eerie! Little girls aren't always sugar and spice, eh? I really admire this composition. :)
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MERRYMADNESS Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
great concept!
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Rodney-the-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Beautiful!
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AzumaChou Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Student
I love this, it's really brilliant.
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LunaTicToc Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
This is intriguing, kind of like I can't take my eyes off of it in case something might happen.
I like how the bottom of the box says 'safe matches'...
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Ameronian Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Writer
LOVE IT! So beautiful.
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star0924 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I love the expression on the girls faces
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lahtzu Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
brillant !
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totalefinsternis Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
I think that this is one of the best things I have ever seen.
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tinylady Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
ooh my.. this is so cool! but more than cool, that's a fantastic piece, and the concept is amazing. well done babe.
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meluseena Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you!!!! :hug:
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Aka-tsume Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
I'm sort of holding a contest for the best interpretation of me and my band mate dalton as zombies. We are starting a band and I am going around asking the artists who can particularly draw well in the online community to submit there artist renderings of us as zombies. I will supply photos of each of us. Weird I know but consider it please. Thank you for your time.

-Spencer Hoffman of SolarZombies
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inner-light Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice ! not only this but all your work ! I like your intersting and original ideas ! keep it up !
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meluseena Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
:hug: Thank you very much for your comments :)
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lemonlimefizz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Student General Artist
wow! really creepy ! hehe! nice work .... Your work's really disturbing the way Neil Gaiman's " Smoke & Mirrors" disturbed me ...weird stuff but i like it...
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Blue-Cherub Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
I can't believe you wrote this: "You never know when to expect the dangerous warmth of friendship my dear, when you sleep in matchboxes..."

That's exactly how I feel about my "so called female friends" LOL...I get along with boys, not girls!!!
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meluseena Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
An of-repeated sentiment, yours.
I myself have been an awful female friend to other females. The evilest kind. I own up to this at once, it is the truth sadly.

I also tend to get along better with men, they are more...
WYSIWYG ;)
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Blue-Cherub Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
LOL...I've had quite a few "female friends" who turned into "female enemies" behind my back. Therefore, I only have one female friend (she's like a sister to me)

The rest are females I know, but don't care about that much. Male friends are loyal. At least to me, they are!!!
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LeaLotus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
This is really beautiful! Love it
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secretbear Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008   Interface Designer
creepy! wow! so good!
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EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
This is really gorgeous...
I love it!
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pikapika38 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Interesting idea. Great mood, and congrats on the DD! Very nice. :)
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Patteee Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Well done, and it made me laugh!
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hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional Writer
ah the angry mice are at work again....
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Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great job on this 8D
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violeteyes92 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Very sinister indeed.
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eevaya Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Arson!!! wow awesome concept, and as I have found out this weekend for myself, yes friends can turn out to be bitches in disguise some times. You never know what they're saying/thinking behind your back.
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Congrats on the DD!! I love the lighting and the concept. I think she should reconsider who she calls friend.
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femketje Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
great work :D
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MBryn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Student Writer
Whoa! Awesome work!
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clicktwice Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
beautiful expressions & a very true concept
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ClaudiaSparrow Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008   Interface Designer
I used to watch the old cartoons from Warner Bros, all the really random ones with no main characters, and this reminds of of those. I always wanted to be the little mouse or fairy that slept in a matchbox. Oh it brings me back. Great work!
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meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
I know the ones you mean! All their little paraphenalia amused me muchly :)
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boisterouspaz Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
amazing picture!
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Archibaldx3 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC.
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Erxen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
this made me think. i was wow-ed!
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Lunarsight Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pure genius.

It actually looks like it belongs on an album cover - maybe for a progressive rock band..
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Shawn-Morrill Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Congrats on the DD! Gives me the chills and I can't stop staring at it!!
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meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Awww!
I think it would make an interesting album cover, true! :)
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Shawn-Morrill Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Yes I believe it would make a great album cover :) Congrats again!!
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Veroine Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Student Digital Artist
wow! i really love ur concept.... :heart:
definitely fav this
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meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
♥ Thanks :)
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Veroine Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Student Digital Artist
welcome=D
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CranberryCrisis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Is it just me, or do I see dust residue on the matchbox? What detail! It's utterly beautiful!
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meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yes, there was some dust on that matchbox when I took the photo, and I exagerrated it - although perhaps, the sizing-down of the image for web-viewing size brought on the appearance of some artefacts that look like dust!
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Wonderfully done and malevolent! It's fantastic art. :clap:
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