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SANTA MUERTE by mistertrece SANTA MUERTE by mistertrece
D´Inferno ink, brush and kleenex on carboard. OST: LA COKA NOSTRA " They Eyes Of Santa Muerte" [link]
I really love this song.

Second ink work, the eyes sucks and i hate the nose, but i´m proud of the shadows.

Santa Muerte is a sacred figure venerated primarily in Mexico and the United States, probably asyncretism between Mesoamerican and Catholic beliefs. The name literally translates to "Holy Death" or "Saint Death." Mexican culture since the pre-Columbian era has maintained a certain reverence towards death, which can be seen in the widespread Mexican celebration of the syncretic Day of the Dead.Catholic elements of that celebration include the use of skeletons to remind people of their mortality.

Santa Muerte generally appears as a skeletal figure, clad in a long robe and carrying one or more objects, usually a scythe and a globe. The robe is most often white, but images of the figure vary widely from person to person and according to the rite being performed or the petition of the devotee. As the worship of Santa Muerte was clandestine until recently, most prayers and other rites are done privately in the home. However, for the past ten years or so, worship has become more public especially in Mexico City.

Santa Muerte is referred to by a number of other names such as Señora de las Sombras ("Lady of the Shadows"), Señora Blanca ("White Lady"), Señora Negra ("Black Lady"), Niña Santa ("Holy Girl"), and La Flaca ("The Skinny One"). Sometimes the name is listed as Santa Sebastienne or St. Sebastienne, ("Our Beautiful Lady Sebastienne"), as St. Sebastian was an early Christian martyr and is, among other things, patron saint of a holy death.

Devotion to Santa Muerte is what anthropologists call a “cult of crisis.” Devotion to the image peaks during economic and social hardships, which tend to affect the lower classes more. Santa Muerte tends to attract those in extremely difficult or hopeless situations. Some of her most devoted followers are prostitutes, pickpockets, petty thieves and drug traffickers, associated with economic crimes often done out of desperation. The overwhelming majority of believers are poor people who are not necessarily criminals, but the public belief in her by several drug traffickers and small numbers of other petty criminals has indirectly associated her with crime, especially low-level organized crime.
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Bueno,la verdad que no se me da muy bien esto de las críticas,pero es que he visto esta y me ha sorprendido muchísimo O_o
En primer lugar porque parece un dibujo hecho a carboncillo y se sale de lo que habitualmente sueles hacer,lo cual quiere decir que tengo que seguirte más de cerca para no perderme estas cosas.
Es brutal el impacto de la mirada y la expresión,los ojos están perfectos,dicen algo y eso no creo que sea fácil la verdad,por otro lado el blanco y negro me encanta,las sombras,matices y demás,tiene mucho detalle.
En definitiva y hablando en plata,eres un crack!

Fdo: " la padrina" XD
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sugarcoffinart Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome! I need to paint a Santa Muerte too, you are too inspiring!
mistertrece Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh shit DO IT! I´m sure it would be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, J, you really know how to make my day! 
catbat0001 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
i love it! and the background information is fascinating.
mistertrece Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, im so, so glad you like it!
DarkValentina Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional
You're very talented. I love the shadows and I also love Santa Muerte :) (Smile) Heart 
MateoGraph Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Artist
nice work of lights/shadows  , viva la  muerte ! ^^
mandaraej28 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
mandaraej28 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fail on my part... lol any way

I'm REALLY wanting to buy this. I love it :) really want it on my wall.
mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh really? Wow! Note me if you want the info ok? And thank you for made my day with your comments baby!
mandaraej28 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome :) I will note you soon <3
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