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Her overpowering lust and hunger for men enables this clever little soulless trog to mire many o' the opposite sex. Never will you find a more attractive woman with a hairy chest. More ex-husbands than Mr. Akuku's ex wife toll, she's always looking for a new candidate to fill the position... oh, looks as if she might have found one.


Technical stuff: I'm quite aware that the black widow's “hour glass” doesn't belong on the cephalothorax, I didn't put it on her abdomen basically for artistic reasons. It would be extremely difficult to have a drider with a forward pose that allows you to see their abdomen. Anyhow, I have her “dangling” from the nest roof because I quite wanted her legs to be in that position. A while back my sister and I caught a really interesting spider, and when it was alarmed it would assume that position, it just was the coolest. She obviously has no expression of alarm, I wanted her to have an almost possessed look. Like it's no longer her calling the shots anymore, but her lust and hunger (though she is still rather quite clever, as spider's often are I'm told). There's a few more things people could nitpick if they want to. The black widow doesn't have such markings on her legs... I know, technically a black widow doesn't have a womans head attached to it either, so... er... yeah

lastly, thank you to the list of people who threw in their 2 cents. It helped immensely and I really did try to at least listen to what you were trying to say, but still did it my way in the end.

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Given 2005-08-17
It's not often you see a spider given an element of beauty or elegance. The Widow by =cypherx gives you good reason to be afraid, but good reason to be awed at the same time. ( Suggested by saintpepsi and Featured by alyn )
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LocustaVampa Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
idealogically sensitive <3
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ZinniasOutrageous Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
Are you a fan of Dark Souls or is this purely coincidental?
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cypherx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Must be a coincidence : )
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ZinniasOutrageous Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
Well, then it's even more amazing. Adding to faves xD
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:iconkasarific:
kasarific Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Very cool. She looks both beautiful and scary
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LadyDemon389 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Very beautiful.
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sickboyardee Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Terrifying and undeniably sexy. One of the best combinations
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ladyspyogenes Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
really amazing, I love the theme and the colors you used... great job!
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:iconkasarific:
kasarific Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
OOOO that's cool
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terry19641964 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
wow, this is awesome.

Terry.
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Kuaishu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool, like this a lot.
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thesavagekyle Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn, that is one scary woman
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:iconlenmutt:
lenmutt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I really enjoy this picture, especially the corpse on the wall.

may I ask what are those things on her shoulders?
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dagova Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
nice!!
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makeyourart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I like this picture, I drew a black widow in digital also. I really like the hair on her.
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Eidolon1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
By Loth that is one imposing picture!
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LadyVampofDarkness Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Wow! Very,very nice!
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xXacidattaclXx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Interface Designer
This is amazing!!!
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Emm0100 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! Love this one <3
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:iconmasochisticmistress1:
love it! it looks awesome :P
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Hyuurio Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Eerily beautiful! o__o;;

Even though I usually hate spiders.
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centaurs-and-fairies Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Photographer
Beautiful, wonderful, amazing, awesome. Words cannot describe this piece. Keep up the fantastic work.
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Musou-Enrai Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHH!! :fear:
Great coloring and everything but it IS scary!
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BlackWidow326 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
It is sooooo amazingggg
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Starcraftor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
It's creepy...and dark...and spooky...and wow is it amazing.
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kalina225 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Wow! That is amazing, creepy, but amazing! Great work :)
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Montalve Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
it looks incredibly... scary :P

I hate spiders... I have this almost uncontrollable fear....

still like invertigo I would be paraliced into admiring this beautiful monster and running for my life!
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MissViolaSpelling Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This literally sent a shiver down my spin. It's really impressive. I'm positively fascinated with her legs.
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OfWolvesAndAngels777 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I just posted one of my own hybrids. Half spider half woman... Shes just a sketch and definetly not as amazing as yours... But she is quite similar to yours. I posted mine yesterday before I even thought about looking at what others may have posted... Maybe you'd like to take a look and critic me ....
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arachnidwoman Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Wonderful, Wonderful cyphy...I love it!!!!!!!

Best spiderwoman pic I reckon at DA, and I oughta know....

1) would you mind us posting at our club 2) do you take requests?

Love to talk with you

Thanks
Dana
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arcticphoenixstudios Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Curious if you'd submitted this image to a Facebook/Myspace game called Elven Blood. I'm investigated a series of art thefts by the developers. Just wondering if you were amongst their victims.

Screen shot: [link]

To read more about the project and updates: [link]

If you're interested in seeing if you can ID more artist's work: [link]
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cypherx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, I had never seen it or heard of it before, so definitely didn't know about it.

Thanks!
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arcticphoenixstudios Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.

If you'd like, file a complaint about the game directly to Facebook so that they can start hearing directly from the artists and realize the size of the problem they're trying to sweep under the rug.
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LUC1D-F3LIX Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
sweet luv the mood nicly done
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Mr-Light Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008   Photographer
This is simply outrageously impressive. Such art cannot be described in words; its grotesque, stunning to look at, and hauntingly admirable. I love the conversion with her body and the spider's! :D
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3r35t0r Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
beautifull
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ChrisGallagher Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
This is totally cool. I love the design elements as well. Your eye freely moves around your composition. Strong work - and inspiring to me my lady!
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fiszike Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a man character like this :)
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Plumple Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Woah... This is certainly a hauntingly surreal work; just staring at the spider I und her form difficult to contemplate even with her right there in front of me. The skulls and stuff makes her even more terrifying, and her arms are to die for. Fantastic.
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black0widow Featured By Owner May 22, 2008   General Artist
So I ADORE this.
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candiedinago Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Writer
So...beautiful...hauntingly. <3
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MischievousPooka Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Great detail and nicely put together.
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ImAGirlNamedMichael Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
By the way, you are the first person I have ever seen actually pull of the half human, half spider theme. Most of them look ridiculous=)
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ImAGirlNamedMichael Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! As a fan of spiders(love to look at 'em, but noooo touchy-touchy), I had to have a closer look at this piece. I think you did a fabulous job on both the girl and the spider. I also thought he placement of the hourglass was clever...it looks like a sexual lure, since it's close to where a human female's genitalia would be. The whole painting works very well, and the punches of color really make it stand out.
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adventocld Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like Mordred from "The dark tower"....
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KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't see the progress of this or anything, but I really like the pose and expression and detail you put into it.
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DatenshiUmbra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Love it.
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AaronMcPolin Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
thats pretty sick, love the technique with the web and detail on the spider legs and skulls :D
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leirazamzam Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007   Traditional Artist
WOW, thats just so cool, every thing is just beautiful about this picture
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HardcoreSouma Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
sooo creeepy, u really captured the look of her well, and u can definately tell that she is as u said its like shes "possessed" by lust and hunger ^^ great peice i love it
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