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Corpse Candle by Dystoper Corpse Candle by Dystoper
This painting is based loosely around the folk lore of the "Corpse Candle". They have been described as lights appearing in graveyards. It is believed to be a portent of death - taking on physical attributes of the one who's funeral is to be held.

The phenomenon is usually described as having a bluish hue in appearance. I had originally tried this with my painting, but it looked a bit shit.

This was done entirely in adobe photoshop. No photographic materials were incorperated.
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Loki-oKada Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
really good!
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Mrkd4Life Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Flipping fantastic example of artistry...wicked
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers Mrkd4Life! Very happy to hear such a nice comment :D
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ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow amazing detail and great job with the colors
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers heaps Chris - very kind of you :D
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ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome I love your work :)
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6nine-eyes9 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
creepy, I didn't know about this phenomenon, where does this occurs, country, town and such???
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
The Corpse Candle was another name for the "Will-o'-the-wisp" phenomenon. There are various depictions of it in Welsh, Irish and English folklore. This is only my own spin on the different aspects of the phenomenon.
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6nine-eyes9 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh I see :D we don't have that here :P that's interesting
to know ;D
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think it stems from the gases coming up from the damp areas making light. I don't imagine Venezuela is as wet as it is over here! ;)
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6nine-eyes9 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well, in here it rains :D it's not like it's always raining but it also depends on the area you live obviously, some places are colder and it's foggy and rainning and some others like the one where I live are a living hell of heat 24/7 yep :nod:
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for having me! ;)
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MoshYong Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Digital Artist
This is so nice. Keep it up!
Really hope to see more from you.
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers so much mate! You're really too kind. Look forward to seeing more of your work :)
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Taitaviracocha Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Buen trabajo.
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:icondystoper:
Dystoper Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Muchos gracias mi amigo ;)
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Taitaviracocha Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gracias a usted por compartir su talento...:)
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
sup mate,i featured this in my new fresh group,,we are focused on just the best deviants and you are one of those!cheers
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers so much soulcollector13! You're always so encouraging. Thankyou so much for all the support and the invitation. You've made me very happy :D
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
my pleasure mate;)as i came to DA back after 2 years non active i saw many crap and the most good groups accept everything!now i have 2groups who is clean of bad art!and i love to share great tallents on DA!so thats why i knock on your door,your art is wicked bro,cheers
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.

Thanks for sharing...

Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers so much for that mate! :D Very complimenting and kind of you
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KamuiHand Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
It's really terrifying!!! Incredible!!!!!
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Mwohahaha! Cheers Kamuihand ;)
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow!
it seems... evolving
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers mate :) Before I made her I threw a red/white ball and said "I choose you; Corpse Candle-achu!" ;)
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
and it works ;)
cheers to you!
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merrak Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist
I love her expression... esp. how it is lit. The two work well together.
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers heaps merrak! :D
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Bela1334 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
:wow: This looks awesome. The story behind the picture sounds very interesting, thanks for sharing it. The details look great and I really like her expression.
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the lovely thoughtful comment Bella! It is much appreciated :D
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