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The Devil You Know by Sanguine-Sky The Devil You Know by Sanguine-Sky
:phew: I'm done with this drawing and I cannot believe how much I actually love it! I've been cooking this one up for a month now... I can't believe I've finished it! :dance:
For this drawing there was a lot of inspiration being Mads Mikkelsen the biggest. His new approach to the character of Hannibal Lecter has left me breathless and I love it. As he said in many interviews he sees Hannibal as the fallen angel, Lucifer or Satan - whichever you prefer -, and as soon as I heard him saying this one image popped in my head immediately: this one upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia… This sculpture is named Le génie du mal, more commonly known as Lucifer, was done by Guillaume Geefs and it dates from 1848. It's current location is the cathedral of St. Paul in Liège, Belgium. This sculpture is absolute perfection, I could not resist!
I tried to combine lots of things both from Lucifer's story (an example: the snake) and the show (the antler crown, the pomegranate, the knife) and I think it came out nice :D What do you guys think?

This is a digital drawing, done from scratch with my Wacom tablet. I used reference pictures for everything except the antlers which is why they look a bit weird :XD:
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Squidmagician Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, this is fabulous!  I love all the symbolism you've included. 
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :bow:
After this was done I thought to myself: "Isn't this a bit too much symbolism? Will people understand? :hmm:"
I have this problem that I get carried away when doing a drawing and complicate things even when I want to do something simple. The original concept for this drawings was just him, black and white, no crown, no pomegranate, no knife, no skulls, and I ended up with this final product because I kept adding things to it for the simple fact that I always felt something was missing ^^;
Thank you for the :+fav: as well :hug:
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FuriarossaAndMimma Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One or more of your hannibal fanarts has been featured here: furiarossaandmimma.deviantart.…
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FuriarossaAndMimma Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply great work. Fantastic :heart:
Thanks for sharing this!
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you guys like this one. It was a long drawing :phew:
Thank you so much :happycry:
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FuriarossaAndMimma Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Time-Moose Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am loving the crown right now! :iconbleedrainbowplz:
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle:
Thank you dear :tighthug:
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AkkrinWraith Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Brilliant concept.  Beautiful and deadly.
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blush:
Thank you for the kind words :glomp:
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