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Danse Macabre color by BERT70 Danse Macabre color by BERT70
I felt like I should try and color it. Now I can put this behind me and move on.
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Pattarain Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Can you sell this? I love it! and I need this hang on my wall
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
www.etsy.com/listing/119225242…
There is the link.  I am glad you like it!
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Pattarain Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Thank you soooooo much xx
Your works are all awesome! I can say I'm obsessed with them!!
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Thank you very much!
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TheEdwardianGirl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist
I really like this one.  There's so much emotion to it.
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Thanks.  I have wanted to re-do it.  I really wish I came up with it now so I could have drawn it better.  But folks seem to like it as is so I will let it be.  Thanks again!
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TheEdwardianGirl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist
It looks great the way it is.  :)  My friends and I have been having quite the discussion about it and the different things you've illustrated.
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
That is nice to hear.  I don't do this for a living so having people like and discuss is equivalent to currency.  Thanks!
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completelydrainyou Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this so much! I really want a tattoo of it. Your work is super rad.
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Thanks very much!  I have wanted to re-do this one because I was still very rusty when I did it but I will let it be.  I am glad you like.
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MichiganJack Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Rob, 

I absolutely love your work.  
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:iconbert70:
BERT70 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thanks very much!
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iRkat525 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Writer
I love this piece and all of your artwork. This one in particular inspired this story: irkatstories.tumblr.com/post/9…
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Wow...that was very cool!  Thanks for letting me know!
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rhinoy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant! I absolutely love it.
I cannot promise that I will not inspire some prose or poetry from this <3
(I will of course add link and let you know)
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Thanks very much!  I am happy to inspire!
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zombie-shiki Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I found this picture on Tumblr and I loved it. So while during my art class, my teacher was like "What's your favorite piece of work?" And I brought this us and he just nodded and agreed with me. 
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Very cool!  I am glad you like it!
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pierj Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
HOLY MOLY!
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IsabelOfShalott Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm working on a danse macabre too right now, and I have to say,  your idea is really powerful and gives me something to wonder about. 
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
If you have not already...look at Holbein's Dance of Death woodcuts...great stuff!
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nasubionna Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, just gorgeous.  Nice touch with the '1918'..... Your work is amazing, so much reminds me of the old illustration masters. 
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Thanks very much!  I really...really love the old book illustrators so it is very nice of you to say that.  Thank you!
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djjeck Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
It somehow reminds me of the cover of the Klimt 1918 album "Dopoguerra". (wikipedia)
Had you ever seen it?
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
I have not seen that until now.  I see where you are coming from.
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DrowsyBrowser Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
It's always good to try to finish work. This one turned out great. Even if the subject is sad.
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Thanks!  Finishing is good...but difficult.
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coopercheat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Is this available for purchase? 
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Hello,  just go to www.etsy.com/shop/RWHarrison&n… and it is there.
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Onska12 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
This is incredible! Amazing piece!
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:iconbert70:
BERT70 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Thanks very much!
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maidofmer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
simply beautiful
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:iconbert70:
BERT70 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Thanks very much!
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KasejGriffiths Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How unique, I love this!
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:iconbert70:
BERT70 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Thanks very much!
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HannaKarlsson Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful!
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thank you very much!
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Jbaaron Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
any possible reference to the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 by chance?
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BERT70 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
It is indeed.
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BlackBloodChihuahua Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I love how you made death a woman. You never really see that and I think it's pretty cool.
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
You know I didn't even think about it when I drew it. But you are right...you really don't see it. Thank you very much!
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barbogarbo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Actually, you can find lots of examples in art around 1900 where death is pictured as a woman - just think about the femme fatale. I think your style pretty much resembles that era (which is why I must say that I just fell in love with your works).

One of my favorites is a drawing of a Hungarian painter, Aladár Körösfői-Kriesch. Its title is "Man chasing Death", you can view it here: [link]
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thank you very much! And thanks for the link...loved it!
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vonfink Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
kind of paul delvaux-ish with those colors..
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
I had never heard of him...but I know him now...thanks for the introduction!
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SashaDensikoff Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
is there any particular reason for this beautiful pic, or some sort of story it has? It really looks like it has one!
There's usually some sort of story behind every art piece, and I personally really love to hear about them. :D
Gives it more depth and meaning. :)
And what is the skeleton lady looking at up there?

I'm not exactly sure why, but I do love this piece very much. I think because the people are so well done...you know...perfectly lifelike kinda thing. :)
I'd be proud to hang it on my wall. <3
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
In the middle ages Hans Holbein did a bunch of "Danse Macabre" drawings. Basically to remind people that not matter who you are, Death would find you. I took this theme and applied it to another time that had a massive pandemic...the Spainish flu of 1918. This flu killed 50 million people, mostly young and healthy people. It was less than 100 years ago and most of us don't even know that it happened. Thanks!
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HeroSeesDemon6 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Amazing, this is a great drawing. It portrays a sad yet inspirational style that captures perfectly the deterioration of loosing what is important to you. Great job.
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BERT70 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
You are too kind, Thank you!
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jullerull Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Oh my goodness. This is so beautiful, terrible and utterly sad - all at once. Your style is so specific, and this one picture just nails it. It's stunning, and very thought provoking - more than 'just' a picture :)
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