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Spider's Soul -- Aracne by dark-spider Spider's Soul -- Aracne by dark-spider
"Aracne, Aracne, your web, where is it?
By the trees of the forest your companions I have seen.

Don't look for me, traveller, you will not find me here.
Of this place I have gone away for a never more return.

Aracne, Aracne, your web, where is it?
Of the trees of the forest doncella's hair are falling.

Damned is my destiny, nobody I can be shown.
Great punishment prevailed to me to weave this loom to end.

Aracne, Aracne, your web, where is it?
On the trees of the forest the moon your silhouette trims.

I don't know how to escape nor where I can be hidden.
My presence causes hatred, fear, grief and pain.

Aracne, Aracne, your web, where is it?
Between the trees of the forest the wind whispers your pains. "

This work was made in photoshop 7.


Artwork and text (c) Cris Ortega / Norma Editorial, S. A.
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Trish670 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  New Deviant
may i plz use ur artwork adding © TY 
vuilzak Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Writer
was the poem also made in photoshop 7???
RandomFrenchPapa42 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I'm not climbing in that tree.
ballerina1990 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic! Beautiful & sensual...:-)
trozella Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
it's so pretty and good job
280077s Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome work! I love her greek myth, sad, yet beautiful in that she supposedly spawned all spiders.
meranii-chan Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i've read her story with Athena when i was young, and i remember imagining what she looked like.. This picture exceeded my expectations, now i have a clear picture of her in my head.. I wish you have one with Artemis on it, she's my favorite Greek goddess.
Great art, as always <3
Kumo-no-Oji-sama Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, it was the first picture I saw from you, long ago. It still charms me, one of my favourite pictures. Really amazing work! :love:
sweetbtpsycho Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Your artwork is amazing, so detailed and expressive. Thank you for sharing it!
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
This is simply incredible. ^_^
imTheDandelion Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
wow, this is amazing, seriously, like . . . . amazing
NatiaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Beautiful job!
El-Niphrendil Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, she looks dangerous. I like the poem too.
milka94 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Can I use your arts on my blog? I put address to you.
dark-spider Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Sure, you can if you put my name as the author :)
Aryjen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
me encanta me encanta me encanta^^ <3! aracne aracne, donde esta tu encanta el poema^^
Eirise Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
First piece with a spider in it that I've ever actually enjoyed :)
youko-kuramalover Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Eidolon1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A fitting poem to go with the picture.
dark-spider Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thanks :)
vladimir-manson Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
This is great !!!!
KikyouStorm Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
omg! i found that on goodle like a long time ago, wow. its awesome
anwy-uchiha Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Oooh very atmospheric!
Shuzuka Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
awesome ;P
bhratbeckham Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
your work is really amazing .... truly inspirational
ladiespet Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Good work - both the picture and poem.
WarriorNGoddess Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Writer
I've never read a poem quite like this. very well done. And I love your spider fairy. Her wings are amazing and you put a lot of thought and detail into her clothing. Well done!
dark-spider Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Thanks so much :)
Linuscat07 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
As I loath spiders that is one girl who is safe from both my charm and my weapons. Strange lovely girl with those 8 legs on her back like wings. Well done - I still hate spiders.
BlueBettyBoop Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. I like how you have silhouetted the spider against the moon. The spider leg wings are different, very creative and I love the way she stares out at you, daring you to come closer.
Kishasa Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
I admire your work and your drawings ^^ compliments so sincerely ^^
Athenasojosdelechuza Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, wonderful, delicate, dangerous

:star: Athenas :star:
BlitzwingRox Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you don't mind me using a close up of her face?
dark-spider Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Well, it depends of the use, but I saw that you posted it on your DA Gallery. I don't mind, but please, put my credit and a link to my gallery in the "artist's comments", so people can look at the original :).
Anyway, if you want to use my artworks again in the future, I have some terms of use available here: [link]
BlitzwingRox Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Its done
dark-spider Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Ok, thanks :)
geekydwarf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
I've always wanted to ask this question but was afraid of looking stupid... "painting and airbrushing"... so this is done all from scratch? In photoshop? Or Illustrator?

You do awesome work. Doing it from scratch amazes me. I can do a little photo manipulation in photoshop but can't create a thing on my own, and someone wanted me to create a cave with a fire and put a character in it... couldn't do it to save my life, it was awful.
dark-spider Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Thanks :). Yeah, it's done from scratch in photoshop. Usually we call it "painting and airbrushing" because the way of work is pretty similar to a traditional painting :). You can check this tutorial of one of my works to take a look at how I do my paintings: [link]
julieloveart Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is my favorite out of your gallery. Stumbled upon it a few days ago and just now got around to looking through everything.

I do love all the detail you put into your works. It must take oodles upon oodles of time ;) I am impressed! Great job!

(I am afraid of spiders but I have this strange fascination with them at the same time. Weird, huh?)
Hithwen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
I love her wings. Ok, i love her all, she's just incredible.
DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:O Wow this is so beautiful, the picture has such an amazing atmosphere, and the poem just increases that. :+fav: :XD:
Drelias Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
:painter: I have Featured this beautiful image in my journal this week: [link] Amazing work!!
BardicKitty Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow... The background and detailing in this are absolutely fantastic. Very believable and very haunting yet lovely to look at.
Ayumisaki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
oh!!! I love your images....i'm starting to draw....but ain't got images here....
i'm spanish, so sorry for my bad english ^_^U
I like your collection "Forgotten" too I bought it.
your draws are pretty....i love it!!
bye bye...
dark-spider Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Puedes escribirme en español ^____^.
Muchas gracias por tu apoyo, me alegra que te guste mi trabajo y que te haya gustado Forgotten :).
gangstalike Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
the details in this are beautiful
how long did this take?
dark-spider Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Thanks :)
Buff... it take too many hours. I don't know exactly how many of them, but I spent two months working on it, then I lost almost all of the work and have to re-paint again for other two months ^^...
gangstalike Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
im never patient enough when drawing so i have a whole bunch of unfinished pics
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