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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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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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ono-mono Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
:) Late reply is late, but thank you!
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Cassiuseos Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your art is absolutely beautiful!
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ono-mono Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
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  Student General Artist
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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