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The Spider's Wife by Acillus The Spider's Wife by Acillus
A digital sketch that got turned into this linoleum cut print: The Spider's Wife Print by Acillus

Method: Manga Studio 4.

Subject: A concept I came up with after reading about various folk tales about beautiful women leading travelers to their demise. My idea was a woman who lived in the forest and lured lost wanderers into her husband's lair. I wanted the spider to be a trap-door hunting type, but I forget which species I ended up referencing. This pic was to focus more on their relationship than her food-collecting, and I imagined it would be the most eerie with her being pregnant with spider babies. I ended up doing this just in time for Mother's Day, so the print edition made a great card. They're so in love! :heart:
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:iconznak-1:
znak-1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Nice work! Love I love it!

This znak-1.deviantart.com/art/Girl…  may be a prequel
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :spiderla: 
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:iconhmbugs:
hmbugs Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Wow, this is so wonderfully weird and creepy I can't help but like it! :D (Big Grin)   
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you! I want to do a full comic story for them one day :)
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vonnbriggs Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
terrifying, I love it  
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconjowcordeiro:
jowcordeiro Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of a Brazilian book I love. It is called "O Caminho do Poço das Lágrimas" (The Path of the Well of Tears (that's apoor and rough translate, but... XD))
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Oo, sounds like a good, scary book! I looked it up and the cover art is very nice :)
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:iconjowcordeiro:
jowcordeiro Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The art inside are very nice too. Really simple, but powerful. This art of yours is not simple, but as powerful of meaning as those. I really liked it :ahoy:
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:iconpurity116:
Purity116 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting! :D
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconlynetteenright:
lynetteenright Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
Normally I hate spiders but this one..somehow is actually kinda cute. I love your use of brush strokes, it really makes a minimalist texture. Which is probably my personal favourite. 
Just wanted to say I liked it lol. <3 Have a good day Acillus, and happy drawing! 
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! I was keeping the drawing as minimal as possible to make the linoleum cut version workable. It was still lots of carving, especially for the web! But I did like the result in the digital piece, it makes me want to do more drawings like this.
I'm glad you like it! Have a great day, as well! :)
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:iconankelwar:
Ankelwar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
Nice work! :love:
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconjoslynrenfrey:
JoslynRenfrey Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Aww, they look so cute together Meow :3
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Student General Artist
They're quite the loving couple! :heart:
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:iconeniminemoe:
ENIMINEMOE Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very cute (both the spider and him being paired with the lady). Also, the spider web looks fantastic; Great job :)
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freeza-frost Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she's so pretty!  awesome job!
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! Spider dance 
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:iconfreeza-frost:
freeza-frost Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome1
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ShadesofErotica Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Is it strange that I think this is cute. Great artwork!
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Haha, that's the effect I was going for! Thanks! :spiderla: 
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Djjacob1954 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Love her belly.
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks! It was hard getting the curves right to show she was pregnant :)
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:icondjjacob1954:
Djjacob1954 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Nicely done.
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist
Well, that's a horror movie waiting to happen :D
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Student General Artist
It could be called Along Came A Spider :XD:
Now I wanna draw movie posters!
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist
haha lol XD
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GabrielRaven Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015   Writer
hmmm...that looks like a jumping spider actually. ^^ And it is a very fascinating concept. Well done by the way.
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student General Artist
I'll bet it was! I actually think jumping spiders have cute faces, so that must have been what I was referencing. Thanks!
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GabrielRaven Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015   Writer
No problem. In truth I like spiders. There's this jumping spider that lives near my lamp. I don't mind it being there, as long as she eats all the bugs and doesn't bother me. I named her Phoebe. XD Kind of weird, I know...but that's just what I did. In hind sight, I should've named her Charlotte! XD
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Phoebe is still an adorable name for a spider! There was a jumping spider near my closet once; I tried to catch it in a cup but it saw me coming in the mirror so he jumped away from my reflection and right into my face :( Other than that, still kinda cute :lol:
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:iconarsevere:
Arsevere Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wut

This is really great art and an interesting concept....but it freaks me out a little lol. Great job, regardless! :)
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Haha, well, that is part of the point behind it ;D To make the creepy sweet! Or the sweet creepy.
Thank you! :D
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:iconmarscaleb:
Marscaleb Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
<3!!!
I can't wait to see the babies!
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student General Artist
I should do a family pic! Little dryders everywhere, playing with their food. :heart:
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IchorData Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aww, how cute! :aww: Horrifying, disturbing, and adorable. :dance:
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:iconacillus:
Acillus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, thank you! All the things I was going for :)
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