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    Chow 158 :: The Green Fairy

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    ROUND #158 :: THE GREEN FAIRY
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    "I'm the Green Fairy!"

    This one has been requested a few times, so here you are. The personification of absinthe, often referred to as "The Green Fairy".

    Illicit, mysterious, and often thought of as an aphrodisiac and narcotic (both of which probably aren't true), the Green Fairy was a symbol for artists around the turn of the century.

    Let's see your own interpretations. Keep in mind you don't have to do this in any specific way - If you don't want to glamorize drinking, feel free to make her the villain in the piece. Think she's treated unfairly? Make her the hero.

    Just keep in mind she is Absinthe Personified, so you will want to tie in elements into your drawing to make that clear.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absinthe

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    I foresee much art nouveau in this thread
    Awesome topic!
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    Ooooh, would anybody mind if I gave this one a shot? Working with a "green" palette sounds like a fun challenge.
    'Cuz life is full of your regrets, and I should be one...
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    heelllllls yess, what an awesome topic
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    Perhaps it might be good to try and get away from Mucha inspired images, as tempting as it is. Absinthe was very popular at certain times in history. Drawing inspiration from those periods could put a different spin on it.
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    ha awesome topic, will try and see if i can get time to do this this week... depending on my schedule....

    im also presuming its a she considering youve referred to it as a she poshspice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicHolS View Post
    im also presuming its a she considering youve referred to it as a she poshspice?
    It was Daestwen who posted the topic, but I think for this we keep the fairy female.
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    Oooh, great topic. Will try to get something in for this.
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    The Absinthe Drinkers is a movie currently in production that is slated for production in September according to the IMDb.

    Something I found while doing some research on the subject.

    I found it on this Blog, in case it might be useful.
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    I'll give this a shot, been keeping an eye on the CHOW stuff for the past few weeks and this one sounds pretty fun.
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    First thing that came to mind.
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    I'm loving the designs so far. That glass one reminds me of Dita von Teese a lot.

    Ultra rough sketch of the idea I have... thinking the Green Fairy leaves the bohemian scene in disgrace, partially blind from all that absinthe abuse, with a sugar cube hat/veil, and a pair of dress ribbons designed like those serving spoons in place of wings (am I allowed to do that? >_>).
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    Absinthe

    Absinthe rulez, burning absinthe is better...:-)
    Here is my first wip called "Happy drivers drink absinthe :-)

    Li´l update...
    Last edited by Gothique; May 11th, 2009 at 05:37 PM.
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