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The Noose by Lizzy-John The Noose by Lizzy-John
hoooo, DD! Thanks so much to cypherx for suggesting it and Aeires for featuring it! :heart: Much appreciation for all the comments and faves :love:

I did this for an all girls thunderdome competition at conceptart.org. The challenge was to visually interpret a song, and I chose 'The Noose' by A Perfect Circle =O I suppose I'll give the lyrics I based it on for your benifit...

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So glad to see you well
Overcome and completely silent now
With heaven's help
You cast your demons out

And not to pull your halo down
Around your neck and tug you off your cloud
But I'm more than just a little curious
How you're planning to go about
Making your amends to the dead
To the dead

Recall the deeds as if
They're all someone else's
Atrocious stories
Now you stand reborn before us all
So glad to see you well

And not to pull your halo down
Around your neck and tug you to the ground
But I'm more than just a little curious
How you're planning to go about
Making your amends to the dead
To the dead

With your halo slipping down
Your halo slipping
Your halo slipping down
Your halo slipping down
Your halo slipping down

Your halo slipping down to choke you now

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So far, a lot of people seem to dig it :) hope you guys do too.

done in OC 1.1
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-05-29
I get a lot of suggestions that have big "wow" value but I've never had a suggestion that left me totally speechless. The Noose by *GraySapphire did. The symbolism is so deep it cannot be dissected in just one view. After staring at this for some time, I still don't completely understand it but I do know it's an awesome drawing. Take a long look and draw your own conclusions. ( Suggested by cypherx and Featured by Aeires )
:iconmultifandomboy29:
MultiFandomBoy29 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
When you hang yourself and trying to go to heaven
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:iconplugaruseby:
plugaruseby Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
U CONFUSED ME O.o   ....ZZZZZZ
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:iconpesadillacreciente:
PesadillaCreciente Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing  *.*
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:iconfresh-mind-fresh-day:
Fresh-Mind-Fresh-Day Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so creative !

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I made this to inspire you

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JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Artist
How much would you charge for an image like this? How long would it take to complete?
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:iconinsomniaplague:
insomniaplague Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, god I love this. ;-; Listening to that song right now!
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spraypaintmarble Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WELL done!
A just looked up a perfect circle to try and find something vaguely close to this and it exceeded my expectations. Wonderful!

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Catlerhyne Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I have loved this picture for years and I still do!
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:iconimpatientone:
ImpatientOne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Listened to the song and this really nails it. Really awesome!
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:iconnot-so-handsome:
Not-So-Handsome Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really love the serene expression on her face!
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:iconjokerrlaughs:
JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so cool,
but like..
confusing.
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:iconindestructibleangel:
indestructibleangel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:DDD i love that song.. your art is so badass
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SilkNoose Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Fantastic!!! I really loooooove this!!!
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:iconbcordone:
bcordone Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
absolutely love this. fantastic picture. thank you
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:iconbigmanez58:
Bigmanez58 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
as my friend said
"YOOOOO, that's tough"
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:iconsinsparrow:
sinsparrow Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
This remains one of my favorite pieces on deviantart.
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:iconredsmile77:
RedSmile77 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Really Awesome.
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:icondagohs:
daGohs Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
ownage
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:icondagohs:
daGohs Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
ownage
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:iconmythology1:
MYthology1 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
A devil in the clouds and halo creatures in the inferno. What a gorgeous paradox.
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Wilpedlil Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
love the song. your interpretation of it is simply :iconlovelyplz:
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dismaleyes Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
wow I was listening to that song when i saw this lol love it
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:iconchordata1:
chordata1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i am vexed and in a superb way
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:iconchordata1:
chordata1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i am without words, dumbfounded [link]
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PhoenixFury666 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
i love this!!!!!
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:iconloulla:
loulla Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student General Artist
I love how you draw / imagine the monsters !!
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:icondiegometh:
diegometh Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Excellent Work!!
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JeminaRouge Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist

How terrific the song is aside, you brought it to life so beautifully.

Actually, your gallery on the whole is mesmerizing.
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Madame-Ecchi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist
I love it! this is my favorite song by them, and now, this is one of my favorite deviations from APC lovers. :love:
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:icontobampire:
tobampire Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous and dark... im in love with it ;D great job :)
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:iconpersondev:
PersonDev Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Amazing job at interpretation, concept, and representation.
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DominoTheClumsy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Perfect representation
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j-breakart Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
great concept and great colors.
amazing!
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yzzy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
o m g, i LOVE this song, it was the first thing i thought i see the name of pic!!
nice job
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Vector-Zero Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
hi graysapphire, just wanted to say that this drawing here.. i don't know why i like it so much but it's like i can't get enough of it. i love it. specially the face of The Noosed that reminds me of androgynous blissful-looking hindi deities and also the distinct expressions of the angel-demons makes that gives it a sort of old christian painting vibe, you know the ones with people around jesus or something like that

cheers :)
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MONSTA-E Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
really clever!
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xxdarkangel15xx0 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
one of my favorite songs from a perfect circle. nice to see it interpreted so well. i'm very fond of this piece.
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Jilani77 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
that's a very interesting concept, good job :)
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:iconbrinley-vaughn:
brinley-vaughn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in all honesty. this may be my favourite piece of art in the whole world because of the song.
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brinley-vaughn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it!
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mnemonic-devices Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
I love your art! I like knowing what inspires other people's pieces. I feel like I have a better understanding of it. I think this image really suits the song, too.
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stitched-in-memory Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Wow. I love the little demons on the bottom and it's so interesting how shes 'slipping down' smiling! *fav*
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nayruasukei Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this song so so so much, and have always wanted to illustrate it and wasn't sure how... you did a gorgeous job with it. I never would have thought of this.
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Renholder11 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
I totally came across this by accident! APC is my favorite band (as is most everything Maynard touches), and The Noose is one of my favorite songs. The imagery and cold feeling it gives me sends shivers up my spine every time I hear it. They're feelings that I can never quite describe, and I guess that's why I like it so much.

I really like how the picture has her sitting up high, but hanging from the demons below. The flipped image concept is fantastic. It does the song justice. I am very happy this got a DD, but I feel like it still hasn't gotten all the credit it deserves. There is so much subtle detail that fits well. Thank you for putting a picture to the song.
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, my favourite song, and I've always wanted to see it put into a picture. This is excellent, nice work.
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diviantsketch Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
a most interesting picture
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Unlucky-Numbers Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
best depiction of that song I've ever seen. It matches the mood of it perfectly. :heart:
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skylat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
what a visual delight!:heart:
excellent use of colors and composition! i could stare at this all day <:
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whatthenursesaid Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
wow. that's fucking awesome. i adooore a perfect circle's the noose. incredible song and this is a great interpretation of it. not actually what i've thought of when listening to it, but it makes perfect sense and it's wonderfully done. srsly impressive.

lol now i'm kind of inspired and want to go and do my own interpretation of some songs. kind of wish my artwork was good enough to inspired other art.
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Tech-k Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
really clever, as all your deviations!
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