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cassiopeia by aozorize cassiopeia by aozorize
More females with feathered friends.

The type of bird in the pic/in my story is called the Simurgh, a species that is rare and protected. It is said that when you tell your wish or prayer to a Simurgh, it will fly to the gods and goddesses and deliver your message with such power and purity that they will have no choice but to grant your wish.

Cassiopeia is a goddess. Her outfit is made out of a family of Simurgh. She killed them all, coated their skulls in silver, and used the wings for decoration. The wings belong to the parents, one torn from each. The skull and wings on her chest is the youngest offspring. She doesn't give a shit what you wish for.
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hexsy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Wow. It's a gorgeous picture, of course. The details are amazing. But that description... The second paragraph is such a shock after the first one. That was a wild ride o__o
sevarathedestroyer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
This is so beautiful. I wish I could have a pinup of Sevara done by you to put in my graphic novel.
Bunny2022 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
BlackThornRose Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
...I love Cassiopeia's character design, but I hate her guts. Poor Simurgh family...
Spiica Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
o________o I was gonna ask for a bird to make a wish, but maybe not anymore.
ChildsHeart Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
She's so beautiful! You make me want to cosplay her *___* Maybe next year, with your permission... *___*
Audranasa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol. angry angry god!
Pedrera Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
good work :DD wiii!
vyBeArt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
dude make tutorial fo' colorin'
Dariian-r00 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
her anatomy!
sketchy208 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Matriart Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Dark, but I love it=D
KevinKoshka Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
looks amazing :)
bugfacegard Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Nice painting style.
DustRabbit Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The amount of detail is amazingg~
roika-elfili Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
SINISTER VIBES! move away, move away...

...but srsly, this rocks! keep up the good work! ^_^
Lillooler Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her hairpiece is my favorite!
nickcuaviet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you really are talent at age 17 :)
I do love you dude '.,,,.'~
WCHetrick1985 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it. Especially the "She doesn't give a shit what you wish for" part. The colors are astounding.
AeternusBlack Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Really nice. I love the outfit details.
elevatormouse Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh you. You make me laugh. Great painting, ahaha. But mostly, I just loved the description of it.
Yazura-chan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your my age and u can do THAT! i envy!!! :iconlawooplz: love how shes done! do u have any tips that could help? :) i like i like alot! :dummy:
APH-SouthKorea Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Reluin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Awesome story, awesome design!
Can I ask, did you mostly paint on one layer for this? You get your lines to integrate so well with your coloring. <33
Lavypoo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Artist
so beautiful design and detail
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yuroran Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
She seems to be one badass godess. xD

The details on her costume are stunning. :heart:
leinef Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woooow this is amazing! The design is stunning!
Tskikio Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Oh wow! She's so pretty! And that Simurgh is adorable as well as the tragically cute story.
Though the complexity of her outfit bothers me a tiny bit. Not that it's a bad thing style wise, but it distracts from the character and their personality a bit. Also for some reason her left leg seems odd. Just a suggestion though.
Mika090 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
The description killed me when you described Cassiopeia, although I do love her design.
Sapine Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Beautiful art and great concept. Loved it :D
YamamotoYoshi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Kirschpraline Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist
amazing, I love feathers =)
valleriana Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
O my god her feet! The cutest loveliest non-perfect-therefore-perfect feet and toes! The best thing I've seen today :) And the rest of it is cool too ;)
Zarokin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
..your desc just killed me... :'D
kwitri Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing. the details in her outfit are just stunning. Really enjoy looking at all the wings around her. :D
Rin-Uzuki Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! She sounds like a real asshole! But your description actually made me laugh as I read up to the ending--it was rather unexpected, perhaps because I read it before I really looked at the actual painting. :D
natsuki9surei Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
I love finding the constellation Cassiopia in the night sky! I don't know much about the myth, but she is supposedly a vain queen. I've always find it hard to picture a woman's shape in the strange W of cassiopeia, however, your drawing solves the problem! The wings make a beautiful W !
Also, have you herd of Cephus the king? :) is this name going to show up in a character? 0w0

also, the entire design and art piece is beautiful! although, may i ask, are those spun horns on her head?

i like the idea of lower wings. I always pictured them behind the stomach, but i really like where you placed them!....... the glowing of the skulls is epic!
YohanesTriasa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
How long does it take to create this very well done work?? :#1:

are you professional game concepts developer?
kionawazhere13 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my<3
dragonririko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her design and the little story about her! :)
JouVal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and deadly, I love the concept and design!
ebilartista Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow super detailed, love it! i like that their eyes are glowy looking o____o
Sarinovaa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
This is gorgeous. Honestly. Her costume design is brilliant, I love all the little details in it; and needless to say her body is absolutely stunning....but those wings must be uncomfortable to sit with.
LolipopCandii Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
That story is lovely. Really interesting character. The design is fantastic. I really love how you coloured this, the texture is beautiful.

Though, if I could make a few little suggestions (I feel bad for saying so...;m;) I think the hands and feet look a bit too manly. The big toe looks rather large. Maybe make the hands softer and not as bony and the feet more slender or softer. Women have more fat and less muscles. Men usually have the more defined anatomy and the woman is usually more soft. She seems like a bulky character. I don't know if you want to go for bulky or slender, or voluptuous...

Sorry, I'm not an expert, though...O.O;;
aozorize Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Yes, I know what you mean. I wanted to go for a combination of feminine and strong, like a kind of feral and slightly amazonian feel but at the same time elegant and proud. But I definitely agree that even if women are strong there are still physiological differences that I need to keep in mind. Luckily this pic is just the "prototype" so I still have time to fix things :) Thank you for the critique!
whowantstobe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
backstory is intensely awesome! :win!:
darkkittenangel Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool :)
ieatb3ars Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
i love the slight pink/red hue on the tips on the wings. very lovely, especially with how the motif is sort of carried out. it's present but doesn't dominate the design.

the colors are interesting too. the darker color of her outfit contrasts nicely with her flesh tone and i'm especially drawn to all the eyes in this drawing (since they are all bright green!).

great job as always!
god i really love this *__*
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