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Atropine by acidlullaby Atropine by acidlullaby
Sorry I think I have gotten all cliched and sloppy with this one... really busy lately to do things carefully :'(

Anyway, one more to the Poison series.

Atropine : (taken from Wikipedia!) is a tropane alkaloid extracted from the deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna) and other plants of the family Solanaceae. It is a secondary metabolite of these plants and serves as a drug with a wide variety of effects. It is a competitive antagonist for the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. It is classified as an anticholinergic drug. Being potentially deadly, it derives its name from Atropos, one of the three Fates who, according to Greek mythology, chose how a person was to die.

Mandragora (mandrake) was described by Theophrastus in the fourth century B.C. for treatment of wounds, gout, and sleeplessness, and as a love potion. By the first century A.D. Dioscorides recognized wine of mandrake as an anaesthetic for treatment of pain or sleeplessness, to be given prior to surgery or cautery.[5] The use of Solanaceae containing tropane alkaloids for anesthesia, often in combination with opium, persisted throughout the Roman and Islamic Empires and continued in Europe until superseded by the use of ether, chloroform, and other modern anesthetics.

Atropine extracts from the Egyptian henbane were used by Cleopatra in the last century B.C. to dilate her pupils, in the hope that she would appear more alluring. In the Renaissance, women used the juice of the berries of Atropa belladonna to enlarge the pupils of their eyes, for cosmetic reasons; "bella donna" is Italian for "beautiful lady".


The plant you see in the picture is atropa belladonna (with some artistic license). Lots of photo references were used for this painting... the hand were a bitch to draw.
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cheshirecat713 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is one of my favourites! amazing!
LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Hey dear!

Your beautyful is featured in:iconhigh-vision: :heart:

Vloczykij Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
dostwafa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
can you send me ur creations tutorials at
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I love thie one !
Lady-Sonata Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love it! :love:
tye104 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
If this is sloppy, I should go and jump in a hole out of shame! This is really impressive!!
participial Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Gorgeous - although her eyes are kind of freaking me out! You did a wonderful job with the flowers and her hands - which really do look like they would've been difficult to render. Great work!
Nephtis Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Love this... Reminded me to dig out Belladonna & Aconite by Inkubus Sukkubus [link]
Xiare Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Hands are exquisite
jascorpio9 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Great work indeed!!!
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! You've been featured on my latest journal! I hope you don't mind. :)
AlyonaMaksimova Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
So sweet and wicked. wow :D
I--am--L Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
how do you do this????
fun859 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
wonderful atmosphere~!
MaskedFrog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
I featured this in my "Purple Feature part 2" [link]
Neoneelart Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
atropyne is used by the doctors to look at deep of an eye
makes ur eyes look like rabbits lol
ktzoutz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It sure feels like her <3
EnigmaOfTheRoses Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Once again, I adore this. Especially her eyes, they seem so dark, and almost vicious... And completely alluring. The light in them just makes them all that more awesome.
Ninja-Hobo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
so pretty
LACYDRAWERS Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Professional Writer
The very essence of a painting
is in the emotion it creates in
the person viewing it. This
beautiful piece does just that.
It brings to the surface all the
feelings that are important to
live each day. We may see Love,
Faith, Hope or Courage. Amazing
that I can see this in your art?
Not really, in fact we all can if
we only look hard enough. You are
an amazing artist my dear friend....
xBluepearlx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
:heart: This work has been featured here [link]
Nebride7 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Beautiful! I love the darkness of this image and the way she is touching a drop of it to her tongue. Deadly nightshade is such a pretty flower, isn't it?
avenna Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
But the hands turned out best! With the face and the Belladonna.
NaughtyBoy83 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Wow your works are just amazing.
foxxyemceelouise Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
amazing work :)
bonbonka Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's simply amazing! :clap:
JOe-AWESOMEness Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
i dont know why, but this pic captures me.. its like i cant look away.... its really amazing.....
deffo a fave... i love the poison series!! =]
whatsinanamexx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
And hand was worth it! It's so beautiful! Love the expression on her face too :heart:
Sissy-Baby Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Amazing work!!!^_^
somersetholmes Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Another superb painting in your "poison" series! fantastic work! :heart:
silverxtippedxrose Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
xEternalSinx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! This piece has been featured here! [link] ^^
BonjourBurito Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Detail on the hem of the dress is beautiful *_* I lov the colours, so dark, shading is just brilliant..
Troopic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My life were saved with this stuff when I was very very little... so I can't ignore the appreciation I have towards that plant ^^
Beautiful drawing indeed ^^
art3m1s Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
nice work! love the colors
sythere Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
the three fates .. this poison series are enlightning :)
XxXTheInsaneXxX Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
I'm really impressed. Great Job.
WarmFlower Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Amazing work<3
Zaheel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
She is beautiful, passionate, but stange, not natural - special eyes, whole black.
HikaruLuvs Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
i look at this and I think of friggen... um... Bernadette Peters at the witch in Into the Woods.... It so prudy!!!'

your awesome
theravenbard Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It reminds me so very much of Blackeri's 7 Deadly Sins series, it's beautiful
tillhelmina Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
WOW very nice, you are very talented!
JoanGuardiet Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Maybe it's a little bit cliché, as you admit, but it's a wonderful work of art.
EvannaPrystal Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
I love the way you painted her hands! they look sooo real it's unbeivable you've painted them.
JunkbyJen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
:wave:Hi there! You're wonderful image has been featured in my Digital - Friday Favorites – 16th Edition
Fucoc Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
wow, i didn't know any of this! i use atropine to widen my pupils :P
IceQueenRex Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Beautiful work indeed though, maybe it's just me but her neck looks a little too long and her arms look just a bit too big for her body...maybe that's just me though. But still, gorgeous work!
xidarkchyldexi Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap! This is a brilliant piece! The colors are simply seductive and deadly! :clap: :omg: I am so enthralled by this piece! How can you say it's sloppy?!
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