1. this is my illustration of mata hari, the most awesome historical spy as far as i’m concerned.

    this is my illustration of mata hari, the most awesome historical spy as far as i’m concerned.

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  3. (Shoot, can’t figure out how to submit this through my art tumblr, so here's the link. Also, here's my DeviantART page!)
I decided to draw the mythological Medb (or Maeve), Queen of Connacht, as she might’ve looked on the battlefield. She’s not too timid to do her own dirty work (to put it mildly), but she also uses her feminine wiles to lure men, often inadvertently, to their deaths. She features in the Táin, the Irish epic in which, in an effort to prove to her fourth husband that she brought more to the marriage than he did, she plunges the realm into war.
Medb’s body count and her life in general are pretty impressive, so I’d recommend checking out the Wikipedia page for all the gory details.

    (Shoot, can’t figure out how to submit this through my art tumblr, so here's the link. Also, here's my DeviantART page!)

    I decided to draw the mythological Medb (or Maeve), Queen of Connacht, as she might’ve looked on the battlefield. She’s not too timid to do her own dirty work (to put it mildly), but she also uses her feminine wiles to lure men, often inadvertently, to their deaths. She features in the Táin, the Irish epic in which, in an effort to prove to her fourth husband that she brought more to the marriage than he did, she plunges the realm into war.

    Medb’s body count and her life in general are pretty impressive, so I’d recommend checking out the Wikipedia page for all the gory details.

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  5. Anonymous
    Femme Fatale is a specific archetype that refers to a women who is dangerous because she is sexual, not any woman who is sexy, dangerous, or both. Femme Fatales don't explore or celebrate their sexuality, but use it to ensnare, trick, or destroy men. How is the idea of women using sex to destroy men, using their sexuality as a weapon to hurt men feminist? Suggested watching Evil Demon Seductress from feministfrequency.

    Hello:)

    I believe they explore their sexuality- such exmaple would be Aphrodite who is commonly depicted as a femme fatale. They may be dangerous and out to do damage or get any victim- whether it be male or not. At the end of the day, she is a powerful feminist figure in literature and history. Powerful, deadly and beautiful does not equal sexist. It is all about how the artist depicts her. 

    The bottom line is that if you believe that these character traits automatically equals a sexist figure then by all means ignore this challenge:) I create challenges to challenge our artist thinking and provide inspiration for everyone every week. ***This is simply a challenge celebrating powerful female figures in our history and culture.*** This is all I will say on the matter, but if you wish to come off anon and discuss it with me, then I fully welcome that:) 

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  7. Anonymous
    A femme fatale is someone who is a) feminine and b) deadly. This is only sexist if they are depicted as such by the artist- see Black Widow and Milady DeWinter for good examples.

    Thank you- those are excellent examples :) 

    Feminist (also the term femme fatale) does not equal sexist and out to destroy men. I view her as a powerful, perhaps also deadly or sexual, female figure. 

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  9. Anonymous
    Really, draw a femme fatale? That is a pretty sexist archtype. Oh no sexy evil women using their evil sexual sex to destroy men.

    Hello!:)

    The archetype is actually a very common one in cultures all over the world and is very prevalent throughout history. The femme fatale first appeared in the middle ages all over European literature and even dates back to biblical figures.

    You may interpret this challenge and character archetype as you will. She may be seen as sexual or dangerous or just both- and there are numerous examples to back both up. My personal views is that she is not sexist and out to destroy men- but instead a prominent feminist figure that has been consistent through out history and literature:)

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  11. Weekly Art Challenge #101 (August 31st~September 6th)


    Hello everyone!:)

    I hope you all are having a lovely weekend/holiday weekend!:) This week we be illustrating a femme fatale! This is a very interesting character archetype- but what is a femme fatale? Well here is Wikipedia to answer your question:

    'A femme fatale is a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetype of literature and art.’

    So essentially the character type we are working with is mysterious, powerful female figure who often lure their lovers and subjects into dangerous situations. A few prime examples are like The Sirens, Cleopatra, Aphrodite, and Sphinx. 

    Some things to note:

    -Pick a historical/mythological/literature/cultural figure. This means absolutely no fanart of TV shows/movies from present time!! Please stick to historical/cultural figures.

    -Also be sure you are tagging appropriately, There is a tag for anything nsfw, so please use it if your submission falls under that.

    -Include a summary about which figure you have chosen when submitting.

    -Google is your friend!! So do some research on your subject:)

    -Submission limit of two!:)

    [The deadline for this challenge will be Saturday September 6th at 11:59PM EST]

    For more information about the group and it’s submissions, please read the FAQ! If you have a question or concern that you do not see mentioned there, please don’t hesitate to ask me.

    Make sure to submit your piece using the submission page, and tag it for the appropriate challenge! If you don’t complete in time for the deadline, still post it to your Tumblr and tag it as ‘weekly art challenges’ & ‘wac challenges’! I hope everyone has fun!:)

    -hiyokos

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  13. Challenge 100 is over!

    Excuse the late submissions- I didn’t have access to tumblr to check for last minute submissions like I normally do:)

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  15. Here’s a chibi of my oc Feijoa. I wanted to make it a full body pic but I didn’t have enough time.
Tumblr
Deviantart

    Here’s a chibi of my oc Feijoa. I wanted to make it a full body pic but I didn’t have enough time.

    Tumblr

    Deviantart

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  20. This is a pony we once had. We called him Susan Sarandon. He only knew one trick. What do you even call a pony that only knows one trick? Single circumvention not-dog? I’, so tired.

    This is a pony we once had. We called him Susan Sarandon. He only knew one trick. What do you even call a pony that only knows one trick? Single circumvention not-dog? I’, so tired.

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  22. I have failed to do the last few challenges because I had 0 inspiration, so now I´m very happy I managed to make something for this one :D
suustheginger.tumblr.com

    I have failed to do the last few challenges because I had 0 inspiration, so now I´m very happy I managed to make something for this one :D

    suustheginger.tumblr.com

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The second palette, the only vibe I could get from it was some sort of freaky neon halloween vibe. So I went with that:)
hiyokos.tumblr.com

    The second palette, the only vibe I could get from it was some sort of freaky neon halloween vibe. So I went with that:)

    hiyokos.tumblr.com

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  26. Couldn’t decided what to draw, so did a mandala.

    Couldn’t decided what to draw, so did a mandala.

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  28. Color Palette B
 I always wanted to do a color palette challenge so I thought that I should make a quick sketch for this week’s challenge. :D
My deviantart page http://cookiedotnet.deviantart.com/

    Color Palette B

     I always wanted to do a color palette challenge so I thought that I should make a quick sketch for this week’s challenge. :D

    My deviantart page http://cookiedotnet.deviantart.com/

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