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Memento mori by Kaos-Nest Memento mori by Kaos-Nest
Hello Deviants and happy new year!
I've been very inactive online in the past months. I'm drawing a lot but...
1) I've moved in another city to study artisan crafting, I'm enjoying it bla bla bla but I have no time.
2)  1) I usually don't share commissions, and now I'm doing only those.

So what is it? 

 Memento mori - Box by Kaos-Nest 

A recomposed scanlation of a "box" for a medical vocabulary (I don't know what is the proper english word. Tell me please).
I decorated it with graphos and markers I had to buy for school matters. The white is acrilyc. I like the effect the white borders give but I used mainly to have a surface where put the glue in the end. In fact I placed trasparent plastic sheets to protect it. 

Then, Why?
Because I'm a very romantic person, and I made this "memento mori" for my Beloved (another incredible romantic person) who was going to spend the Christmas Holidays with me.
This clearly has a deep meaning for us, but iI'm not telling Wink/Razz 
By the way, I say at least that it hasn't really a spiritual message, even if it's kinda evocative. 
When I bought the book I was thinking just to draw some anatomic pieces but it's not my style. Then I had "section of bones" as theme for a scholastic project. All the orbit-like stuffs you see here are a stylised version of these Bones.
Ah, and that kind of... vagina(?) on the bottom right is my symbol/sign.

It's not perfect at all, and it's very croocked. This is not a good excuse but I draw it directly... as I usually do... I said it, that's not a good one. Ok, ok, I add that I drew it mainly l
ying down in the bed when I was sick or "resting" from my strict cicle of work and school. 
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MateoGraph Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Artist
"love beyond life and death" !..eternity
You did well to draw it directly ;)
Nice work and graphics 
OnlyBerry Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
lo trovo veramente affascinante :)
IAstartov Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Awesome work with lines!
Darvia123 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a libra the scales aren't you? My mother is a libra, and so is my boyfriend! Great work, I love pieces that have such a deep meaning that you cant explain! Leaves everyone guessing!
Kaos-Nest Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No, I'm leo and my bf taurus. I don't know much about horoscope so I don't know what are you meaning. Thank you, part of the explanation is in the answer I gave to GarethAlexanderDrake. The rest is between us, it refers to a conversation we have had.
By the way, the elements in the drawing are for the most part symbols, they aren't really obscure.
OLEyARTisTREE Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014   General Artist
Way Cool.
CarmenWaldmann Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, please stop saying that this is not a good one. It is just perfect the way it is ( damn it, I know how you feel... I am never satisfied with my art myself ), the roughness, the contrast and the colours are just great and I like it !
GarethAlexanderDrake Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
when I look at that I see the Ouroboros and yggdrasil. Cool. :-)
Kaos-Nest Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, finally. Thanks guys.
I took ispiration from a Yggdrasil pic for the tree. The meanings is linked with a greek mith I heard when I was little: Zeus, searching for a place where to stay at the night, was hosted by a an old couple. To thank them he offered to fulfill one wish. The lovers asked to live the same amount of time, to not see the other die. They became two trees,  side by side.
The rapresentation of the whole piece has alchemic elements so I prefered to put one tree in the middle of the scene as a truth, an origin, an end.
You're true about the snake, it also refers to  free will.
GarethAlexanderDrake Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. I love your work. :-)
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