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A Votre Sante: Amaretto by ono-mono A Votre Sante: Amaretto by ono-mono
First submission to this new account!

For this year's Yaoi-Con, I participated with my friends and other extremely talented artists in an art book called "A Votre Sante" (you can buy the book here: [link] ). We each chose an alcoholic beverage and created a character illustration based on the drink.

I chose amaretto and was inspired by the legend surrounding the sweet liquor's origin. It's said that one of Da Vinci's pupils was asked to paint frescoes for a church dedicated to Madonna. He chose a young widow to be his model, and they quickly became lovers. She wanted to show her affection for him, but because she was of humble means, could not provide much. She steeped apricots kernels in brandy and presented the resulting liquor to the delighted artist. I looked at art from this time period and decided upon the Baroque theme of the Divine Eros and the Earthly Eros, particularly Caravaggio's and Baglione's treatment of the subject. Struck with the idea of an Eros posing as a Madonna, I created this icon-like piece. Whether the Eros is Divine or Earthly is completely up to the viewer.

Check out the other beautiful pieces here: [link]
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:iconzakiaybee122:
zakiaybee122 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
He's beautiful
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beachelf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
:icondennisblakeplz: Awesomeness!
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JadeLocket Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
WOW! absolutely amazing!
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
:) Late reply is late, but thank you!
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:iconcassiuseos:
Cassiuseos Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your art is absolutely beautiful!
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Aww, thank you~ Sorry for the late reply! ;;;
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Mokinzi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   General Artist
Amazingly gorgeous - a digital piece with such a good old, traditional feel to it. I love the touch of light from the liquor is powerful, and the shining armor is wonderfully executed. Just brilliant work, all in all! :heart:
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ono-mono Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I apologize for the late response. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment! :hug:
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!!!
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Late reply, but thanks! :D
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Beautiful work. The armour is great.
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Thank you kindly~
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
You're welcome.
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Frekkle Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hey, I remember seeing this featured somewhere on Tumblr! The subject is emphasized very well with the blue cloak and bright drink against the brown tones. What a delicious color palette.
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ono-mono Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Really? Awesome~ It's difficult to track my work on tumblr, but it always makes me happy when people eventually find their way to me. Thank you for such a lovely comment~
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Meg-James Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It was pretty interesting reading about the legend and your inspiration for this piece. :U Really cool, and I love the colors! ^w^
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank you! :)
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P-cate Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
HGSBVDJFHS i love the colors and the style and jhsbdska AMAZING *A*!
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Thank you~ :)
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dynsen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
What a fantastic work!
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Thank you kindly~
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1mangalover Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning!
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Thank you~
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secondhandben Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Amazing. This is magnificent. :heart:
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Thank you kindly. :)
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Zoroko Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
this is stunning, and I would say it was pretty much perfection. My only concern is that the hands seem a tad on the large side, but really it's not distracting <3
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ono-mono Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Aww, thank you! And thanks for catching that, will keep that in mind for the next time~. Overcompensated because of the armor (though you know what they say about guys with big hands ahaha :D).
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Pachabel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Digital Artist
The color pallet of this is so appealing and I love the details of the armor. Yum <3
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Thank you~
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:iconmephman:
MephMan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Wow, very beautiful, full of style!
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Thank you kindly! :)
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tsurime Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
I adore the concept behind this, you've executed it fantastically :D
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
<3! Thank you~
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:iconilfie:
ilfie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is fantastic!!
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank you~
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talkin2wallz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
wow this is super cool!
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
<3 Thanks!
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talkin2wallz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
hey my pleasure lol u got some cool stuff hahah
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Rutinka Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student
Absolutely gorgeous. I'm stunned!
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
A late reply, but thank you!
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k0k3 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Awww, thank you~ <3
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k0k3 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
: D
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cleitonxyx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
perfeito!!!!
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
<3! Thank you!
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Christa-Kinde Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011   Writer
Fascinating... and beautifully executed!
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
<3 Thank you kindly~
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VFreie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Love to bits everything about this: the pretty boy, the baroque inspiration, the slightly painterly look, and of course, amaretto = yes please.
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:iconono-mono:
ono-mono Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
'Tis a pleasure to please~ <3 Thank you!
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