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The Sphinx's Mask by felixxkatt The Sphinx's Mask by felixxkatt
Watercolor and Guache on watercolor paper

I always thought of a sphinx as more of a force of nature than a riddle-making character. The Symbolists used the Sphinx to represent the inspiration that gripped an artist to create, a powerful and seductive but potentially dangerous force that could grant magical gifts or tear a person to shreds.
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RazTheSphinx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm, I like the idea. Nih Wish my wings were as decorative..Sigh 
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KittyKillAll-Art Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the face. The colors are just gorgeous!
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Haikas Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!!!!!
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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FanaticDetachment Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
This was just what I was looking for, and you have inspired me so much!

I was hoping I could find a Sphinx creature that incorporated a peacock feather motif, and this is stunning. Thank you!
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks and you're welcome! :)
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Sphinxsoul Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
A wonderful work, with wonderful words. such a vibrant combination, indeed.
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BlueDantheLion Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Very cool!

Love the details in the hair and tail!

And I love the colors!

Great job!
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:iconfelixxkatt:
felixxkatt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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electricalchemy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply gorgeous!

My friends called me "Sphinx" when I was in school...they never said why though. -smiles-
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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electricalchemy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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Flamepawsome Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic job... i like to think of them that way too... for some reason she looks gypsyish-jynxyish, i really dont know why. XD
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Might be the hair? Thanks! :)
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:iconhighmageserpentounge:
The colors and the amount of detail in this are absolutely stunning. I cannot decide if I like the feathers or the beads more. Either way they go stunning together.
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:iconfelixxkatt:
felixxkatt Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! Sometimes I love going into crazy details..:)
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00Alice00 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
gorgeous!
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:iconfelixxkatt:
felixxkatt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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grueneskueken Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
she is very nice *_*
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!:)
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ana-diplosis Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
This is quite stunning.
I love the detail in the hair and accessories. The colours are quite striking as well. Gorgeous work!
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:iconfelixxkatt:
felixxkatt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
more than anything else i love those wings on her. it's i take i have not yet seen, and it's... gorgeous.
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 16 - Sphinx", you can find it here: [link]
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x-eclipse13-x Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the details in the feathers and the colors youve actually inspired me on one of my works of art thank you for being you.
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:) I've never been anyone else. ;-)
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x-eclipse13-x Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
well that is actually really good.
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cheriestar Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
wonderful! I love the hair and the end of the tail on this.
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:iconfelixxkatt:
felixxkatt Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! :)
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ConnieConnConn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
this is my absolute favourite!!
:heart:
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! I am planning more sphinxes, keep an eye out!
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ConnieConnConn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
oK
:heart:
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ladydragonbane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
thats a cool idea
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:iconfelixxkatt:
felixxkatt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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ladydragonbane Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
welcome
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zaradei Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
So beautiful, and great idea!!
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:iconfelixxkatt:
felixxkatt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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zaradei Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Welcome!!
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NeptunesQueenBee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely magnificent. The mask a bit of a creepy appeal, and I love the detailing on the skull and the feathers on the tail piece. Wonderful job.
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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aeryael Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Digital Artist
I love the details and colors on her headdress and tail. Her wings are gorgeous, and I also like the ornamented skull. Very inspiring piece!
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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Scyhnlledwyrh Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
She has such a beautiful face and gorgeous coloring. I absolutely LOVE this variation on the sphinx. Stunningly beautiful indeed ^_^
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :) more sphinxes to come i think
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starbones Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
this is the most beautiful sphinx I have ever seen!
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:iconfelixxkatt:
felixxkatt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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gudruna Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
wow, beautiful
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Excelent detail.
Clearly a lot of thought and effort went into this one.
Superb color work and composition.
Outstanding!
:D

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-John A. Simone, Sr.
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