It's Just a Mask Picture

F*cking hell this thing took like 15 hours to color- and i didnt expect to do anything big with it in the first place. Thats what I get for getting rid of the lines. >.< Oh well, I'm pretty happy with how it came out. There are so many tiny details that you guys cant even see lol. Oh, and for those curious, on her side is written "Memento Mori"- a latin phrase meaning "Be mindful of death" and may be translated as "Remember that you are mortal." I figured it was appropriate for a grim reaper. In actuality this isnt the first time I've drawn this character- she is actually the initial reason for my reaper obsession. I drew her for the first time when I was 13 and she looked like THIS: [link] and then I drew her again as a more traditional grim reaper when I was 16: [link] and then once more a year later: [link]

Nope, not done talkin
She is based off the Aztec goddess Mictecacihuatl who is the queen of Mictlan (the ninth level of the underworld in aztec mythology.) Supposedly she is in charge of watching over the bones of the dead
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