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Plague Doctor by FawnhART Plague Doctor by FawnhART

EDIT: I just wanted to say thank you to the people who have purchased my picture so far.  It's pretty impersonal on DA in that you don't get to say thank you to your customers, the funds just pretty much appear in your account, so here it is.  Thank  you.  Very much! I'm surprised and very grateful that people have paid  for my work.  I've always believed people are fundamentally honest, you guys prove it :D 


Plague doctor o.0

I had to upload a second version of this print in jpeg format, so I could list it as a print and get a magnet!   You can find it here if you want a magnet too, lol. Plague Doctor2 by FawnhART I already have it as a mouse pad and can personally vouch for how good it looks.  It is awesome!


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This is one of the best representations of a Plague Doctor I've ever seen. The attitude and emotional atmosphere of the background has a slight contrast to the physician. The color composition--the shades of grey, slight greens in back, and the purplish shades in the mask are very subtly applied and very well done. The good doctor's attitude is somewhat impersonal--how can it be personal without a visible face?--but some sympathy or even malignance can be detected depending on what emotional material one takes to the image. Personally I see a 'pity, isn't it' look, as if the doctor's about to mercy-kill a hopeless case.
Very masterful! Intriguing and magnetic! I love it.
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seahorsefilm Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  New member
Hi, I am interested in using your picture for a poster design for a low budget horror film that is having a small cinema release or for a new design specifically for the film. Could you email me at seahorsefilms.co.uk with prices.
Many Thanks
Rebekah
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya, glad you like it, I had a lot of fun working on it. You purchase this picture by clicking the button near the top right of the page, that says "purchase for 1000 points".  That roughly translates into $10 and gives you a license to use the picture for personal or commercial uses with credit. Hope that's helpful :)  
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BlazBlood Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Writer
this is amazing!!!!!!
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconblazblood:
BlazBlood Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Writer
welcome  
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doublek642 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
The watermark ruins it.
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can always buy a copy if you want to use the picture with no watermark :)
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:icondoublek642:
doublek642 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
$20 dollars for a picture file?! No thanks. xD
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
$10 actually but its all good. Sorry you can't afford to pay for my work.
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:iconmisery111:
Misery111 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
would you mind if i used your marvelous picture on my poster for my report on the Black Death?
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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:iconmisery111:
Misery111 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The license you get when you purchase it covers everything you can do with it, I think.   Good luck with your report :)
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TechnaDA049 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice O3O
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:icontechnada049:
TechnaDA049 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Np ^^
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ImThatTypeOfGirl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderfully spooky :D
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconvinniemichael:
VinnieMichael Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
This is very nice
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you:D
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Jewel16000 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Omg...I know this stuff. Doctors where these mask to protect themselves from a plague called BLACK DEATH
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah they filled the beaks with herbs or something too, I think.
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A-Miner-Problem Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Correct, they used assorted perfumes, incenses, petals, and herbs in their masks. It was believed that foul scents carried disease, and so they burned these substances inside the beaks to ward it off, or at least mask the smell of rotting corpses. They were slightly right in doing this, depending on what they burned inside in the beak.
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BlazBlood Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Writer
hmm never knew that!
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JamNRevaN Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ya know what... You've inspired me to make a costume of a plague doctor!
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha that's so cool! I'd love to make a plague doctor costume, it'd scare the bejeebus out of me! Actually, that could be a little twisted of me...
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JamNRevaN Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning!
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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mystdragoon Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love plague doctors. Beautiful drawing!
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :D
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:iconvillarez:
villarez Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Superb
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconiandam98:
IandaM98 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
This is pretty good!
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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TheDoctor7777 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is lovely work! ^_^
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconwylrin:
Wylrin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I'd be terrified if that was my doctor when I was dying.
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I reckon!
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GrimSparky Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Prepare for your examination!
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Baha! :D
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NiGHTSgirl666 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :la:
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Glad you like him :D
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NiGHTSgirl666 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :meow:
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BellatrixLestrange94 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
He's awesome. :)
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Glad you like him :D
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BellatrixLestrange94 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
No problem! :)
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Ippotamus Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
It's the new black! ... Wait, that doesn't work here.
Love this picture, really well blended ... fantastic if kind of spooky character,
Really cool :)
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:iconfawnhart:
FawnhART Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Yeah, plague doctors have always intrigued me and freaked me out more than a little haha.
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Katie-Venerelli Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Italy *bows head*
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