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March 1, 2010
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Absinthe Fairy Poster Black by redrevvy Absinthe Fairy Poster Black by redrevvy
A long time ago I made a rather unconventional absinthe poster, which has done really well. However, my mind has tossed the idea for years that I should so some sort of cool pin up style poster for the famed notorious drink. While I am not a fan of the drink itself (I don't like the taste) I am a fan of it's phosphorus-like glow and the folklore that surrounds the drink that was very popular in the late 19th century and early 20th century (especially in Paris). Once banned through various countries, it was thought that the consumer of the drink would go mad, often times envisioning green fairies. Hence the nickname 'The Green Fairy.' Once thought to be a sort of addictive psychoactive drug, recent studies have found this to be false. Rather, people would get so drunk from it they would see things.. like green fairies ;) Also a fan of the Art Noveau movement, I incorporated the styles of various artists related to the genre into this piece, as well as fashion from the currently popular 'steampunk' style which is really awesome and combines Victorian and Edwardian era clothing and technology with fascinating new fantastical ideas and inventions and really cool stuff like that. *whew* I have two versions of this piece, one with the lighter raspberry like background and one with a dark green background. The raspberry is the colour of the original painting, the black is a digital alteration.
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This splendid work has been featured in my journal [link] :heart:
redrevvy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw thank you so much! You are awesome! :D
DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this series of Art Nouveau and this artwork is particularly impressive:wow: Magnificient details and a splendid work on light! :love:
redrevvy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I love Art Nouveau! Though.. I'm not very good at spelling it most of the time I always forget! Hehe
AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this darker piece, and your color choices are amazing! I love the blend of greens and red-violet :)
redrevvy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw thanks :) I'm glad this one is being so well received, I was worried the pallette might be a bit on the not so fun cliche sort of side.. yay!
Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Totally in love with it!
Fanhir Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like this black version! :meow:
The colors are so amazing, especially the contrast with green! :)
PearlWhitecrow Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
steampunkalicious! I love her!
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