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In folklore traced back to medieval legend, a succubus (plural succubi) is a female demon appearing in dreams who takes the form of a human woman in order to seduce men, usually through sexual intercourse. The male counterpart is the incubus. Religious traditions hold that repeated intercourse with a succubus may result in the deterioration of health or even death.
In modern fictional representations, a succubus may or may not appear in dreams and is often depicted as a highly attractive seductress or enchantress; whereas, in the past, succubi were generally depicted as frightening and demonic
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Given 2011-12-21
Spread your wings by *Ashenebal ( Suggested by TheAppleScientist and Featured by Lady-Twiglet )
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A very unique work that once again exceeds my ideas of an artistic nude.

We have several breaks with tradition: the monochrome toning, the extreme use of chiaroscuro technique; and the motion blur. The last is very intriguing because the use of motion blur on only a small section of the subject while the rest is sharply in focus is rarely done successfully. But it is here.

The lighting creates some interesting effects. We have the solid base of the floor - but only the slightest bit of contact with the subject. The silhouette on the floor is very intense - almost as though the shape is enveloped by a glow from within. Power perhaps?

The other lighting effect is the uncertainty created by the darkness. The edges are lost - and as we travel upward the darkness increases. Not what you would expect. And the only thing visible in the end is the motion - and that is merely suggested.

This is definitely a good portrayal of a succubus: the light drawing your attention in and the darkness confusing your escape from the spell. An outstanding collaboration between model and artist indeed.

These are the types of creations we all dream of creating - but here what we dream of is real. Excellent work and a great inspiration!
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draxxgecko Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
One of the best pictures i saw on this site. thanks for sharing!
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
beautiful.
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Balthesaur Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Photographer

In some more dark variations of the Succubi tales, the creatures would consume the souls of the men they would bed, often in return for some gift.

 

Marvelously done

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Eshyell Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I love the wing effect on this its really well done
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful, have you read any of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series? Thank You
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:iconvpotemkin:
vpotemkin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yes, some of my Vampire series inspired by Hamilton books
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ScraNo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
She looks more like Lilith, than a succubus ....
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epsilonkleiner0 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
This picture is so unbelievably beautiful! No, that's not enough, it's awesome! Perfect! I'm out of words here :icondummywooplz:
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rikvandervorst Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
I love your work , and no limits in art ...
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We-Are-Together Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a wonderful shot and the wings are simply stunning!
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Scene-from-a-memory Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Perfect!
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Bahar1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So the wings were formed by her moving her arms?
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:iconvpotemkin:
vpotemkin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Arms with piece of white cloth
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:iconbahar1:
Bahar1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh good idea. It turned out great!
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SaoirseRoisin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is such a neat effect, it turned out perfect lol
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:iconrhuggs:
RHuggs Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Beautiful image, please pass on my congrats to your model. She has an amazing body!
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:iconkaravel:
karavel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awsome timing... good job!
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:iconroni100:
roni100 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
A gorgeous model and a well composed image by the photographer! One of many great shots in your port!
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:iconshioroi:
Shioroi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Artist
wow, she's pretty!
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:iconczmartin:
czmartin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
really imaginative black and white shot...that female mythical being interest me and i am thinking that she is not demonic evil but rather mysterious neutral entity which deserve the respect :)
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arnopiel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   General Artist
featured here : [link]
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DarkestPhotographer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool pic how did u do it?
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:iconvpotemkin:
vpotemkin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Shutter Speed:1/3 second , almost no post effects
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DarkestPhotographer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool i'll try it thanks
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72wallace Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
That is an incredible shot.
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mondspeer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Awesome capture ... pose, expression and light are really well done.

What makes this picture extraordinary is of course the wings.
Especially as the seem to be done with a long exposure (1/3rd of a second) and not painting in photoshop!

Really stays in my mind and leaves me stunned.
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vpotemkin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you )
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mondspeer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
You are welcome. :bow:
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:iconfoureyes:
foureyes Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Wonderful photo :+fav:
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
a stunning shot
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wmucher Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Beautiful image, love the effect with the "wings". I really like the lighting, and the subtle toning (it feels like a slight mocha-coffee richness) really gives the shadows a nice silken touch.
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confed2001 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work :D
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:iconart-n-rythym:
art-n-rythym Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Finally ... a photographer who actually gets the correct proportions for angel wings!
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alienimplant Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Incredible shot!
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wpmOBXartist Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!
REALLY COOL PHOTO!
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anna-roo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
someone give that girl some food.

ahh, I'm kidding ya. this is wonderful. I love the minimal/bare style. no pun intended.

the "wings" are hypnotising. <3
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, you have been re-featured in my Weekly Feature Article.
For more details about how this feature works feel free to check the "About Features" section in my journal.
Here is the complete Feature and News Article List, you might find other works of yours in there.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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crh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!
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Hella666bF Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! :)
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Sofiwick Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi! This photograph was chosen to be featured in the monthly news article by our group #Passion-for-Photos and it’ll be also moved to our “Feature” folder! Your art is awesome!
Here is the link: [link]
Please :+favlove: it to spread the love! :love:
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:iconsrodas:
Srodas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Simple, classic, and perfectly done! :D
Makes me want to look more and more :)
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TaliaBrown Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
So gorgeous !
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b13visuals Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning!
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Bunny--was--here Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
oh my, this is beautiful.
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Judasziege Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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trander07 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
ok
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Loy-Ashivara Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That is absolutely beautiful~<3
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:iconmisterkid:
MisterKid Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
This is quite ... moving, thats how I'm feeling most when I look at this picture B-).
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HellIncorporated Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Eerie and beautiful work.
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