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The orcish poet Urrshahurruk-gah (Celadon Toadstool) was famed throughout the fifty-seven tribes for the quality of her poetry, and also for that time she put a mace through that one guy's head, while shouting haiku. Her martial poetry was of course the most popular, including such works as "Warpig Sonnets" and "Ode to a Dagger Stuck In Somebody's Eye," which dealt with the perennial themes of melee and mayhem popular among orcs. But many believe that her finest work were her more delicate and introspective pieces, including "Reflections Seen In The Blood Of My Enemies," and the elegant "Poem for Mushrooms Growing From The Skull Of A Dead Elf."

It was perhaps not entirely politic for Celadon to recite that last piece at an elvish court during a rare cultural exchange program between warring kingdoms, but everyone agreed much later that it had helped to open a really honest dialogue, and there hadn't been all THAT many casualties, and you couldn't expect artists to compromise about these things, after all.
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The "Orc Nouveau" idea still kicking around my brain, I was just going to do a quick doodle of an orc woman, and out came Celadon Toadstool. I was up until the small hours of the night painting mushrooms. It's been too long since I did a cheesy fantasy pin-up--I think I was in withdrawal or something...

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:iconvidkid19962:
vidkid19962 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
Very beautiful :)
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:iconkoking666:
KOKing666 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
I love it, you can see at once a gentleness and intellect needed for the poet. And yet their is a strength and pride it's brilliant. 
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:iconcullyferg2010:
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
Now that is an impressive drawing!
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:iconicequeenkimmie:
IceQueenKimmie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Such a beautiful picture. I love her full figure and the excellent backstory! Great work! :)
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:icondraange:
Draange Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I was scrolling along when the name caught my eye. Then I looked at the preview and thought, "that actually looks as pretty as the name implies." And lo, it was. I really like her peaceful while still being somewhat haughty expression.
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:iconjbabyleather:
JBabyLeather Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Love the story!
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:iconmaroongoon:
MaroonGoon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Lovely :)
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:icondandabug:
Dandabug Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
A beautiful piece in its own right, with an intriguing background story and nice, crisp visuals! And of course, I love her fuller figure - it really fits with what we might call Orcish anatomy, which is so regularly applied to males but rarely to the females. Again, excellent work!
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:iconphanteia:
Phanteia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Love this!
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:icondrbobcf:
DrBobcf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
You capture the Art Nouveau style extremely well. Your description is hilarious!
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:iconhippie-monkey:
hippie-monkey Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
She's beautiful!
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:iconwardude69:
wardude69 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
sound like nice poems.

are you going for the (tainted/corrupted) elf-race look in orcs?

like in the elder scrolls (skyrim,oblivion,morrowind)
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:iconluciferarts:
LuciferArts Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful piece of work. Wonderful job. Hope to see more!
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:iconderpidder:
DerPidder Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
I've been searching for some "serene orcs" for a while now and this totally made my day. I'll be using this picture as reference material for the bio of one of my RPG-chars, who is described as a very refined and cultured orc-elf crossbreed.
As a side note, if I was an orc, I'd totally propose to her on the spot. ^^
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:iconsallyfourth:
sallyfourth Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
I fell in love with this image the moment I saw it. Alphonse would be pleased.
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:iconjonskerr:
jonskerr Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Love the mushrooms and the 'unusual' model choice. ;)
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:iconsmeety-eyes:
smeety-eyes Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
I love all things WoW, orcish, and anything that looks like Mucha, and this is all three, plus an amusing as hell character too! This is awesome.
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:iconmidnightspook:
MIdnightspook Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
She's adorable!
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:iconspazticarwen:
SpazticArwen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
beautiful. Also, I desperately want to hear her reciting those poems.
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:iconandromedamaritimus:
AndromedaMaritimus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
This is a beautiful piece of artwork and very inspiring. I love the proportionate physique and especially love the ears. I have an Orc species of my own in the novel that I am working on which has ears similar to those, but other than the smooth skin that's literally the only thing in common. Commendations on a truly unique piece of art.
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
The Happiness! It buuuurns! :D
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:iconliquidxminds:
LiquidxMinds Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
I like her alot, she's not as skinny and muscular as orcs usually are, but still she's still gorgereous and looks like an orc, great job :)
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:iconrhydna:
Rhydna Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
she's so beautiful :love:
I like your sense of humor
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:iconlovelymonsters:
LovelyMonsters Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I second the request for a version with the text. This is the most wonderful thing I have seen in a long time. Thank you so much for sharing.
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:iconkileyhannan:
KileyHannan Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great. I love the clean line work and coloring job. And I just love the way you color. Just a question, is the sexual overtones intended? (Half naked female holding and is surrounded by phallic-like mushrooms) If so then Youtube isn't dying of AIDS after all.XD
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:iconcontractor815:
Contractor815 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Something about her is just...entrancing. And the character description only adds to its greatness. Wonderful job.
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:iconelfbiter:
elfbiter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
What it is with me and ladies with fangs... :-)
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:iconcybersluagh:
cybersluagh Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Mucha + Orc = Awesome!
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:iconstubby-:
Stubby- Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks somehow extremely Indian, as in India the country not the Native Americans, but I kinda like it
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:icongraphiteblood:
graphiteBLOOD Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
I love the Alfonse Mucha style. I am also working on feminine orc drawings.
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:iconkaldvi:
kaldvi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009   Photographer
good XD
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:iconjazzknh:
jazzknh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
I like her, she's beautiful, she's not a twig, she's got that wordly sense about her, and she's pulls off green nicely.
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:iconthevoiceofdoom:
thevoiceofdoom Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Why don't more people make pinups of Orcs? Orc poet-warriors, no less? This is simply CRIMINAL. We need to address this issue in the greater community immediately! Or...something. Anyway, it looks wonderful, and I love the concept, and Celadon there is lookin' mighty fine.

:+fav:
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:iconchup-at-cabra:
Chup-at-Cabra Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha! :-)

Nice work (and funny comentary ^_^).

I've been considering doing a 'high society she-orc' image myself sometime.
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:iconshadeysix:
ShadeySix Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Very beautiful.
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:iconphobos-czech:
phobos-czech Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
:lol: Orc in Alfons Mucha style :lol: Funny and original :lol:
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:iconemarine:
eMarine Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
I fapped to this. Favs.
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:iconevil-orc:
evil-orc Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
hhaha un semblant de Mucha, fusioné a du WOW :D
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:iconiseethee:
ISeeThee Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
I must say that this looks much better than the original, and infinitely classier.
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:iconrachelillustrates:
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, and I love this character :)
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Student General Artist
I was just enjoying the artwork itself, and then I read the comments and nearly died laughing. Wonderful work. XD
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:iconshaliara:
Shaliara Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very original and nice! :) I love art noveau :)
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:iconnattmaran-bjd:
Nattmaran-bjd Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I saw this pic on elfwood some years ago ^^
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:icontandemonium:
tandemonium Featured By Owner May 17, 2008   Digital Artist
She is GORGEOUS!!!!! *adores and admires*
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:iconkryz-flavored:
kryz-flavored Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
these kinda remind me of the orion ladies in ST:ENT. that's a very good thing, mind you; they are hot.
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:iconjazzknh:
jazzknh Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Your charcaters are continuing to enchant me. It's liken I have to know more and more! And to think i just got aqquainted with 2 of them so far!
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:iconwhsprsinthedrk:
whsprsinthedrk Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
And THAT children is a REAL woman. Kudos to you!

She's absolutely beautiful! (for green-skinned, big-pointy-toothed women with gigantic skull earrings. lol) And that mushroom she's holding is quite a lovely touch too.
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:iconurikson:
Urikson Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Mucha would be proud!
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:iconurikson:
Urikson Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Defintly my favorite pic (and story) on this site. Keep up the great work!
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:icontheoddgod:
TheOddGod Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
I love it! The description made me laugh. Wonderful work.
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