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The Devil You Know sketch by RedShoulder The Devil You Know sketch by RedShoulder
I have a good amount of commissions and requests to finish up, but I still try to get something done in my sketchbook every once in a while--call it practice or just dealing with what's on my mind.

This was a result of that--I guess the idea behind this is that a very attractive female demon falls for a normal (but nice) human male. Of course, the other thing I can say about this is "What the HELL was I thinking?!" The truth is that I've been dealing with something of a personal nature; I happen to like a wonderful lady very much, but I'm twisting myself into knots trying to figure out how to go about it--as the saying goes, "it's complicated". We'll have to leave it at that.

Maybe drawing this was my (subconscious) way of dealing with it. If that's the case, it says a hell of a lot about the state of my id. Still, I would like to color this in the near future, but after I'm finished with the work I've got now.

Drawn in blue pencil, scanned in PhotoShop.

As always, enjoy and comment...
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:icongeorgeakhoury:
GeorgeAKhoury Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artist
Very nice piece. Btw, did you ever show this piece to this wonderful lady?
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Thanks!  I do plan to color it....but I haven't shown it to the lady as yet.  Guess I'm worried about her reaction...;)


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"I sell my soul, but at the highest rates."
     --Harlan Ellison
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GeorgeAKhoury Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Sometimes when you can't say it with words you really need your art, your work, to do all the talking for you. That's why we do these things. To articulate all the things that we could never say. Good luck, my friend.
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, even though I kind of wonder what's up with all those demons love stories these days... angels are cool too, I would say.
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
That's a good question--I guess it could be the idea of "embracing evil or embracing the dark side...in this case the idea of the female demon just happened while working on the sketch. Plus, it made a great title!


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"I sell my soul, but at the highest rates."
--Harlan Ellison
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Sovereign64 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. :)
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genjipress Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Artist
What I like best is the way her hands are in the process of closing around him; that gives it the flavor of something happening, not just a static tableau.
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thanks for that--I've always wondered if my work is stiff or doesn't show movement properly; in this case it just seemed better to depict her hands in this way. Glad to see that it worked!

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"I sell my soul, but at the highest rates."
--Harlan Ellison
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DragonTamerGemini Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Marvel and Dc Don't know wat theyre missing out on
Your clean pencils put legends like Frank Miller and JRJR to shame
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Hah! Thanks for that, Eric, but as far as I'm concerned, those two are THE masters--I'm just a grasshopper at their knees.

But to be compared to them is a good thing.

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"I sell my soul, but at the highest rates."
--Harlan Ellison
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