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Judged by JaniceDuke Judged by JaniceDuke
'The only thing that burns in hell, is the part of you that won't let go of your life. Your memories, your attachments, they burn them all away. But they're not punishing you,' he said. 'They're freeing your soul. If you're frightened of dying and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But, if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the Earth. It's just a matter of how you look at it that's all. So don't worry, okay?' -- Quote from the film 'Jacob's Ladder'

Commission. Full wrap cover art for the debut poetry book from
Poetic Minds, "Judged" by S.R. Saint. Also includes 5 large internal illustrations by yours truly, as well as other details. Buy your copy here: www.amazon.com/Judged-S-R-Sain…

Main music while painting: Rameses B -- New Horizons www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i5bXu…


Sample illustrations from the book:

Passion by JaniceDukeSorrow by JaniceDukeInsanity by JaniceDukeRevelations by JaniceDuke

My Website: www.janiceduke.com/
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© 2014 Janice Duke
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GregSkrtic Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I like your interpretation of the dichotomy between the "Lovers" and the "Devil" of the tarot. I once did a series of my own inspired by the major arcana--great fun!  :)
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional General Artist

Tarot symbolism has always been a big inspiration to me. Wondered if anyone would notice ;)

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MadiKitten Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Very cool :)
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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stuntedsanity Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Exceptional work - while I'm very impressed with the super cool giant face entrances the detail that really caught my attention was the little figure apparently rowing down the river Styx on one side and meditating on the other.  It just a fantastic little subtle detail.

Great work on the figures on this one too, particularly the lustful entities in the centre - it's a very dramatic embrace that could have looked really awkward in the hands of a lesser artist.
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cheers :D With a piece like this its all about the details and I really enjoy it when they're noticed!
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Pikmin08 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Damn.
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D
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desdemona16 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is such a cool concept and design
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cheers, I very much enjoyed creating it :D
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