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The Masquerade by Meiseki The Masquerade by Meiseki
This was the first project from my painting class this semester, which was pretty rushed because we only had one class day to work on it. :P

I wanted to explore a Venetian masquerade theme, so I dressed up the characters from my Necropolis story, Vergil Rosemont (left) and Lucian Crowley (right), although their setting is really the Victorian Era. Vergil's outfit is a modified, glamorous version of a 14th century Plague Doctor outfit, which later became Baroque Era masquerade garb. I've been dying to do something incorporating that wonderfully ghastly Plague Doctor mask for a while now. Look up some pictures of the costume, if you're unfamiliar with it. It's honestly one of the creepiest, most outlandish historical characters out there. Lucian's getup is a little more Italian Renaissance-themed. I wanted something occupation-themed, like Vergil's, but since Lucian's a detective, I couldn't really think up any relevant Masquerade period costumes. :yum:

I just finished the second project for that class, due to copious amounts of late-night overtime. Hopefully I can get some good digital photos of that and the other oil paintings I do this semester to post on here. We pretty much have two class periods of work time for each, which I can foresee becoming a major roadblock with my sluggish pace. *headdeskforever* DX

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3669AD Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to thank you for this picture. For a D&D quest, I needed a costume for a masquerade ball and this is the first picture I've seen that was respectable.
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! You're quite welcome. I'm glad it was helpful to you. 
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GaspardART Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
:clap:
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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CwnAnnan Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student
i love the way you draw the hair.. i wish i was also able to do so ... >.<
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Meiseki Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D Haha, curly hair just takes a lot of practice. XP
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epeescrub Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Haha, I didn't know about that plague doctor masquerade thing. Pretty awesome theme.
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :heart: I just think the mask is really interesting and its backstory is wonderfully creepy.
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Yuffi91 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
<3
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:love:
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AngelBridget Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist
O.o beautiful:D
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart: :glomp:
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CascadedCadence Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the guy on the right's striped sleeves. Beautiful colouring job there.
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart: I love those old renaissance Italian style big poofy sleeves. XD
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darkflamingphoenix Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Wow, you did this in one day? I'm impressed! Even if you're feeling rushed, you really do turn out beautiful work. <3
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, no, no. I had one class period to work on it, but I didn't finish it during that same day. I spent most of that weekend trying to finish it in a rush. XP Thank you though! :heart:
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kassylee Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
yayyyyy!! I love this piece..Their outfits are amazing!
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~! X3 :heart: I've been dying to do picture with masquerade costumes. XD
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kassylee Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
:love: I totally love your workkk!! XD You should do more masquerade stuff... :3
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VampireDesdemona Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O~h...oh, masquerades :heart:
You made the Plague Doctor handsome!
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart: Haha, nothing beats a handsome young gent in a creepy, creepy costume. XD
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Devkyu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hot damn, wish we got to do that in my painting class. Currently we keep painting that damn statue... the one we all have to paint and sculpt somehow for every damn art class ever.
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I remember that sculpture. XD The Abington art department's one and only resource... I'm sorry... D: We pretty much get to paint whatever we damn well please in whichever medium; we just don't have shit for time to get it done. DX
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ambientradiation Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They both look oh so very dashing! Still, your attention to detail astounds me beyond belief!!!
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Than you~! :heart: :glomp: I need to do more finished drawings of those two...
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ambientradiation Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ I'm sure when you do finish one it'll be fantastic, so don't rush the masterpiece! =)
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BleedingHearts37 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
You have a gorgeous style. It would look so much better without the manga style, since the rest looks semi-realistic and detailed.
It's beautiful nonetheless.
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :heart: I occasionally go through periods of wanting to do semi-realism now and then, but I always revert back to my weird half manga-esque syle.
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ChocoboGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is really beautiful! Instant fave. :D
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :heart: X3
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