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Oh Death by CanisAlbus Oh Death by CanisAlbus
Oh, Death, оh Death, oh Death
Won't you spare me over til another year

But what is this, that I can't see
with ice cold hands taking hold of me

When God is gone and the Devil takes hold
who will have mercy on your soul

Oh, Death, оh Death, oh Death

No wealth, no ruin, no silver, no gold
Nothing satisfies me but your soul

Oh, Death,
Well I am Death, none can excel,
I'll open the door to heaven or hell.

Oh, Death, оh Death,
my name is Death and the end is here.

Jen Titus - Oh Death


Xibalba, the melanistic canine high priest of a Pre-Columbian civilization that worships death and underworld. His people consider him as the reincarnated embodiment of all the previous high priests and his soul is believed to contain the spirits of the deceased tribe members, justifying him to be the authority to decide whether one deserves to live or die. In ritual ceremonies he often wears a mask carved to a shape of grinning skull.

Staedtler pigment liner, Faber-Castell colored pencils, watercolors.

Character, artwork ©CanisAlbus
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:iconmittenstheninjakitty:
Amazing art! And of course, that music reference! Love it!
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nyancat300 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
luv dat song!!
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Rilguia Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! :iconryojidaisyplz:
love the music reference! :iconohyoudeanplz:
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DEMON-FOX-96 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is really cool, and a nice history lesson too.
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ImagineCorgis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Goes so perfectly with the song! :heart:

Love eet! :D Especially the face!

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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you ^^
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BlueGnoll2 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Thanks for the lesson ;)  Great depiction
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks C:
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Stormchaser-Thorne Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Love this; compliments the song really well and the mask design looks great!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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:iconfijke:
fijke Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhgeez i love that song aaah, great drawing
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, thanks!
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:iconfijke:
fijke Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob:p
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:iconwooflesart:
WooflesArt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You always have the most interesting characters!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
D'aww thank you so much! I'm flattered~
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marichu15 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so Mexican! I love it!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, thanks!
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Tea-Tigress Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous piece matched with an interesting song and story c:
Another Inspiring work for your gallery ^^
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:iconcorvinore:
Corvinore Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Been so long since I've listened to that song...
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Hahah~
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GirlofClay Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous! 
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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SouthclawJK Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! I love it :P

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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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BlusMind Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how the hell do you do that traditionally???
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
It's a result of years of practice , I guess?
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rastamex Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i like the style
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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rastamex Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem :)
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IzaPug Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
hs
luved the style!
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Huskypawz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful piece :clap: I adore your characters back story's, they are all so different and awesome! I do enjoy this character very much too :heart: 
Totally getting this song btw. 
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TheNightingale666 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aivan ihana ja nätti! o.O Kaikki kuolemajutut on aina niin ihania... Kaunis todella :3 Ja tuo kappale, olen kuullut sen ennenkin mutta ah, se on mielettömän ihana! <3
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Speeddog001 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
When you draw these kind of works, I always wonder what goes on in your head to come up with awesome things like this, it must be a scary place xD
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Akimune Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You never will cease to amaze us. ♥
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
D'aww, thank you!
I sure hope that my artwork stays enjoyable for you to see~
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Levialyn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that song so much. <3 
This looks so haunting, I love it. c:
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, agreed ;u;
Thanks a bunch!
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:iconlevialyn:
Levialyn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
c': <3
You're welcome! 83
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I love this chara - fantastic drawing, together with the music it gives me goosebumps. Your drawings and charas get so real!
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Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Whahah, I love this song :"D nice to see illustration to it <D 
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MonsterTang Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
*rolls over* im so done with your awesome stuffs. lovely as per usual~
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Elrubbertortilla Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
F***in cool.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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spider123357 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Writer
I love this song! 
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
It's an amazing song indeed~
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Nicozilla Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Love this *-* Heart Love 
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
So glad you like it! ^^
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