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Day 11 - True Monster

I had a difficult time interpret this one. I decided a true female monster would be the infamous Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian, Alžbeta Bátoriová in Slovak; 7 August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was acountess from the renowned Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary. She has been labelled the most prolific female serial killer in history and is remembered as the “Blood Countess," though the precise number of victims is debated.
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Andoria-sama Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my god, I was totally thinking of doing that too!!
Now I have to get creative...
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tohdaryl Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Go FORTH AND BE CREATIVE! 
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UnderTheTableSketch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Love this, great work as always!
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comadreja91 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
wow, really cool!
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Arinor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Whether or not it there is any truth to this part of her myth is debatable.  It was purported that after having been sealed into a tower with no outside access, of significance, she managed to remain alive for an extended period of time.
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JCTea Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Her story's a lot more tragic than that though, as the myth was only a product of the patriarchal society of that time: hackneycitizen.co.uk/2013/04/0...

And her family left her for dead :( She's a good case in point for why gender inequality is bad though, considering that the majority of society doesn't know the truth.
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AxelMartinez Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Interface Designer
amazing!
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Pixelpunkk Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing really love this
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IllusiveWolfe Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice I like!
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chris-tougher-than-u Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional
Very Sachin Teng. Great work.
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jam-illustrated Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
wow! im speechless (in a good way!) nice work!
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tiakaneko Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The concept of this illustration is brilliant!
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Punk-Drawordie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I just love this one !
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romanwarrior1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Knew who this was before reading the description, interesting interpretation.
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THEDORKYWEIRDO Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work :)
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
very interesting.
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lastsorceress Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I recently learned that she was not the only prolific serial killer in history to bathe in the blood of their victims (in fact its rather common...). I find it oddly interesting, and vaguely horrifying that so many of our most terrible murderers share so much in common...
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Klonder Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
A fun fact is that the blood (yours or others) really makes the skin smoother and looking newer, as a property of blood(or that's what I heard)
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Sasukerules1355 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I heard its because of the iron in blood that is what makes it smooth
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Casimilin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I totally agree.
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0fiore0 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
O.O Awesome.
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jillamos Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
cool! Also reminds me of Macbeth. Now did she actually murder the victims herself or did she order assassins to do the dirty work?
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hollarity Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
She had her guards bring townswomen in to the castle, where they would be tortured and (according to legend) slit open alive over the countess' bath so that she could bathe in their blood and stay forever young.
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jillamos Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
guess that's where the term 'blood bath' comes from...:lol:
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l1k3gh0sts Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Very well done! I have always had a fascination with this woman. Excellent work.
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NdrN Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Awesome!
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dpaullaoag Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art style looks more and more like Sachin Teng's with each deviation you upload.
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parapo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Inspired by Sachin Teng I'm guessing?
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Paganfox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Faved for the Countess so many people haven't heard of her. :)
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Jon-Wood Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's a lotta tomato juice.
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ELowman235 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The simple use of differed colour you use on the blade and bath make this stand out. Really amazing work her well done
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ELowman235 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*here
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're making me need to research her... :P
Really wonderful interpretation, your monster girl series is one of the best I've seen so far :)
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NSJaws Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'll put it short - tortured all her female servants(though her victims were also lesser noble daughters or abduction victims), be it by needles, starving them, biting off their flesh from face/body, severe beatings, or freezing them to death(that's the ones I remember). The body count could have been as high as 650, though she was only accused of 80. Reports also say that she bathed in blood of virgins, though that is just a myth, and has yet to be proven.

...That would be all I remember. She was, by definition, a true monster. Though I'm more interested in what made her do all those crimes.
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EJAXKdusk13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Yeah, she like a real life vampire. minus the fang and all.
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NSJaws Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
True that.
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh wow, that... really is a real life monster :O_o:
Thanks so much for the info :)
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NSJaws Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No problem!
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AmeNumPha Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist
The Countess was definitely immediately identifiable! Great work!
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lilybear93 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
i knew it was a female psychopath!
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Urahkin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
awsome
makes me think of the anime the severing crime edge
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Rantret Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
heh
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CamronBrown Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ohh god yes, this is really nice man its scary to think that mankind is capable of doing such things, I like your symbolic way of summing up this scary ass women, great job.
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Jim-the-Oni Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Awesome painting!
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Fb-PHE13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, I've heard about her. I like the concept of her in this!
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xelanesque Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've read about her
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