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The Tinderbox by axcy The Tinderbox by axcy
Weary from the war, I stumble into fortune
Strike a deal with a witch and cut off her head
With pockets full of gold, I journey into town
Trade my scuffed boots for bribes and burberry

Though my heart remained mute
As I fed the poor with the king's cutlery
Locked in towers behind walls, comes some divination
Where true love is promised to me

Now I live alone in this dirty old attic
And my friends have no strength to climb up the stairs

So in the dark I spark this old box of tinder
And your love is ferried to here

Dark to just one spark
And you have my heart

But as quick as you come
You're always gone so soon





COLLABORATION WITH ANDREW MAR.
THANKS TO HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN & PATRICK WOLF.
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:icongaldenier88:
galdenier88 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Muy linda tu creación!
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Zapdos-Smithh Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There is everything in it... the whole history of this world, and the cosmos...
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nizcha0804 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
her smiles... so sharp..
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:iconkapalsky:
Kapalsky Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful sense of color and scenery. Lovely artwork :)
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:iconrajbec:
rajbec Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice..i have just found my wifes christmas present.thanks.
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:iconturtlesensei:
TurtleSensei Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, so pretty. The colors, the expression on the girl's face, the wolves, I even love the background. It looks a little like a forest in the winter.
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HADI666 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
:headbang:






ME MYSELF AND I [link]
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:iconllsn:
llsn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Very Alphonse Mucha! Actually, I can probably find the same pose of a woman dripping a sheet...
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:iconletlifelead:
LetLifeLead Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
I love the flow of the wolves and the spry looking colors. I love the parts that lack color and the design. For some reason I do feel like her pose is a bit immature for such wise presence and power the other parts hold, yet maybe you were going to youth. Overall, lovely, truly lovely.
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:iconoh-no-heather-jo:
oh-no-heather-jo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely lovely. A thing of beauty.
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:iconoh-no-heather-jo:
oh-no-heather-jo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely lovely. A thing of beauty.
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:iconburnie-woot:
burnie-woot Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
you were inspired by patrick wolf? ..yah okay thats not hard ..i saw him live
great piece of yours
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, he's awesome

Thanks
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:icondusthimself:
dusthimself Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're just getting better and better, man. Keep up the great work.
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:iconsolidgaunt:
solidgaunt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as usual a bloody great piece. I thought the wolves and face were so un-vhm-alex then i saw the andrew mar collaboration bit so... how in the world did you do the colours - as said by one "used several colors without makin git look sloppy"...!
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Watercolors w/ photoshop tweaks. Thanks.
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:iconbodhi-doctrine:
bodhi-doctrine Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
i love how u used several colors without makin git look sloppy. nice blending. :)
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:icondaaakota:
Daaakota Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Oh man, this is beautiful. I keep going back and forth over wether I like the line work or the colors better.

I love it all so much.
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:iconi-loki:
I-Loki Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Great work! :D i'd have to say this probably my favourite of all your work so far.
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:iconsire011886:
sire011886 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Delirium?
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmmm?
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:iconsire011886:
sire011886 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Delirium from Neil Gaiman's Sandman is usually shown like this image: young girl with the huge grin, multi-colored clothing, even the wolves are related to her (kinda).
I thought you'd know the reference, sorry.
Great piece, in any case!
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No I've never read those comics, sadly. I hear good things about them, thanks.
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:icontaylrock:
taylrock Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Student Artist
trippy....
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:iconn-6:
N-6 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
is a very good one!

where did you found the dogs and the maiden?

did you made it yourself?
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. If you see in the description I credit Andrew Mar, he did her face and the dogs.
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:iconcinesina:
cinesina Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
wonderful work!!
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:iconannythings:
annythings Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
awesome
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:iconjvgce:
jvgce Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
beautiful work........:)
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:iconsincerelypat:
sincerelypat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
You never fail to impress me. Keep it up.
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:iconvegavov:
vegavov Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT???! No skulls?
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:iconabutton:
abutton Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it.

Though...
The title reminds me of this um... establishment in my area called "The Tender Box".

It's a sex shop.
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You're a sex shop
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:iconabutton:
abutton Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No I'm not. :tantrum:
Your face is a sex shop.
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:O
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:iconabutton:
abutton Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure how that would work. :<
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:iconvolpibr:
Volpibr Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
amazing! the colors are perfect, love your work!
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:iconblacks:
blacks Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
WOW!!!WOW!!! WOAH!!!!
now thats original,. :]

total awesomeness :worship:

:blx
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:iconjimr0x:
Jimr0x Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Dude your work is awesome! Nice work on another great peace =]
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:iconvhm-cain:
vhm-cain Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i was browsing through random deviant submissions and this once came up and i thought "man this one sucks" then i saw it was yours. :)
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks
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:iconuberwulf:
Uberwulf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
this truly does look awesome. excellent work, the both of you.
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:icononeartiststudio:
oneartiststudio Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
Love it!
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:icone-gart:
e-gart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
vary nice
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:iconwizard91:
Wizard91 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Great piece of art :D

I love it :)
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:iconamborisalgren:
AmborisAlgren Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
this is wonderful! I love the rough color to it! :)
Is this inspired from ALphonse Mucha's Star collection?
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes absolutely, thank you.
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:iconamborisalgren:
AmborisAlgren Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Love Mucha, you're very welcome! :)
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:iconnine9nine9:
nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work!
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
lovely
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