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VooDoo by roseandthorn VooDoo by roseandthorn
A very, very late Christmas present for :iconkocoa: dearest.
she asked if I could draw her character Beau (another one of my favorite characters of hers) :D

I've always loved the Louisiana voodoo culture. It's very interesting, I had fun looking up everything you'd find in a voodoo store, what the priestesses look like and wear, and not to mention the voodoo dolls ;)

Oh the life it must be to be a voodoo doll! Poor thing getting poked by needles and tied in tight thread all the time! <: D haha!

The textures in this are all natural :D
YUP! I actually draw on this kind of paper! It gives it an interesting twist! Try it!
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Clarapp100 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hum...sorry but why she have a candy skull face if voodoo and candy skulls and dia de los muertos are not related?????,
Drag759 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As a resident and fan of Louisiana culture, I absolutely love this thing! Seriously, I can't describe my thoughts on this. So many references to the creepy side of the state... and the texture ties it all together. The Voodoo doll's expression itself is honestly my favorite part.
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Don't you disrespect me little man
Don't you derogate or deride
You're in my world now, not your world
And I've got friends on the other side

Sit down at my table
Put your mind at ease
If you relax it will enable me to do anything I please
I can read your future
I can change it 'round some too
I look deep into your heart and soul
(You do have a soul, don't you Lawrence?)
Make your wildest dreams come true
I got voodoo, I got hoodoo, I got things I ain't even tried
And I've got friends on the other side
(He's got friends on the other side)

The cards, the cards, the cards will tell
The past, the present, and the future as well
The cards, the cards, just take three
Take a little trip into your future with me

Now you young man are from across the sea
You come from two long lines of royalty
(I'm a royal myself on my mother's side)
Your lifestyle's high
But your funds are low
You need to marry a little honey who's daddy got dough

(Mom and dad cut you off, huh playboy?
Now you'll never get hitched
But hitchin' ties you down
You just wanna be free; hop from place to place
But freedom takes green)

It's the green, it's the green, it's the green you need
And when I look into the future it's the green that I see

On you little man I don't wanna waste much time
You've been pushed around all your life
You've been pushed 'round by your mother, by your sister, and your brother
And if you was married, you'd be pushed 'round by your wife
But in your future the you I see
Is exactly the man you always wanted to be

Shake my hand, c'mon boys, won't you shake a poor sinner's hand?


Are you ready?
(Are you ready?)
Are you ready?
(Are you ready?)
Transformation central.
(Transformation central.)
Transformation central.
(Transformation central.)
Transmodification central.
Can you feel it?
You're changing, you're changing, you're changing all right
I hope you're satisfied
But if you ain't don't blame me
You can blame my friends on the other side
(You got what you wanted, but you lost what you had)
Blaqmercury Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Warm and mystical- nice!
ZombiesWubYou Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
i like the mix of dia de los muertos (day of the dead) and hoodoo/voodoo :)
LastOriginal Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
AMAZING. This should be a print.
CountANDRA Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student Artist
Oh man, I see that Koco adored her dahling present more than she could have ever thought~:heart: This is too kind of you, dearie. ^^ I am so glad that she loved it and BEAU!? What a great choice to draw, dude! XD Its been a while since we last saw 'im. ^^
zoro-swordsman Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
freaky and lovely at the same time~ :D
Kocoa Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student

I am utterly AMAZED at this! Oh my GOSH, thank you SO much! Dude, it is absolutely incredible how I can see the research you put into this to get everything authentic-looking! See, I've always found the culture incredibly interesting as well, especially since I'm nearby New Orleans, myself! I love the colors used in the charms and dolls they use in real life, for one thing! And by GOLLY GEE, you certainly captured that here in this picture!

Oh gosh, you just drew Beau amazingly. This is such a fantastic present, (doesn't matter if it's late!) so I thank you SO much for putting the time into this for me! :heart::heart: It especially means so much that you're so kind to me--partially because you're one of my artistic idols here on dA still. c: That hasn't changed. I really hope to be as skilled as you are in the years to come!

Thank you so much :heart:
roseandthorn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional
:D haha, thank you! I'm so happy you like it! :hug:
Beau's such a cute character, and getting to draw him was just awesome XD I love voodoo doll characters!
Gaah! That's so cool, you're near New Orleans! I can imagine the awesome shops and stuff that must be there. And all the cool looking historic homes :D
<: ) I'm so glad! Thank you so much!
DevilRena Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the sketchy look! it gives it character ya know? very creepy but so amazing at the same time :D
suzzannnn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
This looks AMAZING! :wow: I love all the detail here, the colors, and the textures! Great work here! :la:
DearyEm Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
This is amazing! :love: I love the makeup, and the decorations, and the snake. I think the snake's my favorite. *nod nod*
Jade07 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
This looks totally awesome!
Shadow7Zerudahime Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I like this, how it looks really obscure, yet...well, cheery. But that's just your style, I guess
nuckinfuts-xD Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
that's pretty bad ass, im just sayin' :la:
FelineAficionada Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student General Artist
This is so neat! :omfg:
Love the style, color, texture, mood- most everything! :D
InsaneShadow13 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You did a really great job on this! :D
Princessadeli Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
Wow, I think she's my favorite character too
this is really nice, and i love the natural texture of it :)
Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011   General Artist
Very cool:D, love the colors:D!
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January 16, 2011
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