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Scorpio - Llewellyn Worldwide by juliedillon Scorpio - Llewellyn Worldwide by juliedillon
Here is the next image in the series I did last year for the Llewellyn Worldwide 2014 Astrology Calendar. :)

Scorpio: October 23 - November 21. Fixed Water sign. Colors: deep red, royal blue, black. Intensely emotional, curious, intuitive, passionate, possessive, powerful, determined. Frequently associated with sexuality, the desire to merge with another, and to find fulfillment/completion with a partner or “other half.” Worries about how to make their needs met by other people; wants to receive rather than give. Emotions are incredibly intense, but often hidden beneath the surface. Associated with deep waters filled with secrets, transformation, the Underworld, repressed or hidden emotions. Scorpios have the passion and determination to get whatever they want done. In my illustration, I have Scorpio standing in a pool of still water in a cenote, holding her partner possessively but revealing little of her emotions in her face. (One of their associated stones is selenite, so I put a bunch of selenite crystal formations in the cave because it’s pretty :B also I love that the AD let me get away with putting the Scorpio symbol on the dude’s lower back, haha.)

You can preorder the calendar if you like, or just check out the rest of Llewellyn Worldwide's offerings at www.llewellyn.com.
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YukinoScarlet Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love blue and black, I am emotional to but I hide them most of the time and I can be hurt pretty bad when my trust is proven wrong, I am extreemly loyal to my friends, I don't like giving up and I am a scorpio.
this is a treuly beautifull piece of art in my opinion I get the feeling it reflects me but the only part where it doesn't is with the dude, but still I love it and you are a great artist and I just simply love it. thanks for sharing this beautifull piece of art with us.
(sorry for the gramar and other mistakes I made, I try my best but english is not my first language) 
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nickaloria Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Awesome !! :O
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EveLeech Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I'm a Scorpio too. I can get mysterious and spiteful though. I tend to count on emotions rather than logic to make decisions and I go through a LOT of pain.
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Hyrchurn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a scorpio, and those characteristics really match me... wonderful art too!
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Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconnowkissplz: :heart:
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NefiofCandlekeep Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
As a Scorpio, I try my hardest to defy set aspects of my personality, such as selfishness. It's hard, but leads to a path of self fulfillment and the ability to better one's self.
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BaroqueLover Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I'm a scorpio, and I do like to receive...if you know what I mean. 
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emma-bluespirit Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! This is gorgeous!
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Nestharon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   Writer
The art is amazing, but the description does not resonate with me at all. I like to give rather than to receive, and I never was, am or will be possessive ;p this is proof that the horoscope/zodiac is not meant for everyone, but for only those who believe in it :)
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Demon-of-Sins666 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I'm a Scorpio and Wow, this is gorgeous! I love how you used the selenite, since its associated with Scorpio, as i read the description :D
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buttonsthirdeye Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
passionate.
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Mezmere Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is SO extremely gorgeous. I'm loving that dress and tattoo, and entire atmosphere.
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tokiratokia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
so sexy and wonderful!!!!!
I love this :)the shading is also brilliant
and your skill with skin tone it admirable :)
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The guy has a very lovely back and the woman is very pretty, too.
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Ceares Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love,love,love this. As a Scorpio let me say I think this is a gorgeous, well thought out representation of our sign. Can't stop looking at it.
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asanteM Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Do you still use your Facebook fan page? You haven't posted there in a while.
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juliedillon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
I'm sorry. X) I stopped using facebook in general, it just makes me uncomfortable and I don't like using it. I mostly put updates on my twitter, main website, or here on my dA page. I might go back to putting updates regularly on that facebook page, since it does seem like a lot of people have visited it, despite the lack of updates :/ 
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asanteM Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Well yeah...people love your spectacular art so why wouldn't they continue to visit the page to look for more? LOL

Just update your Facebook fanpage for the fans...filter out the other stuff that makes you nauseous. :)
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juliedillon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
But I put all the updates here and on my website, which are both more suited for displaying art. If people want to see new art, they can follow the sites that I update.
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Marikokitty Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful! :D
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XxAliceUnknownxX Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
um excuse u i believe "r o y a l blue" belongs more to a different sign wouldn't u say so *flips mane* rude
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lingoleum Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I don't like this at all. Scorpios will go it alone and revel in extreme conditions. They are most of all thoughtful and transformative. Someone who is easy to possess such as you've shown here, will not interest them very much. And they will tire of them. They want to possess free souls (who are strong and do not want to be and may never be possessed).
They might like dark places but not something waterlogged like you've depicted here. It needs to be cool and dark.
Since you've shown all the other starsigns as progressive individuals in some sense, I feel like you've been unfair to the Scorpio in showing such a petty depiction that is just raw and meaningless.
I'm a Scorpio. Can you tell
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XxAliceUnknownxX Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Depends on the Scorpio. Not every Scorpio is that way about love and sex; those factors heavily reside in the Scorpio's ascendant, venus, mars, and moon. If a Scorpio has a heavy influence of Cancer in them, for example, they may want to feel more secured in a partnership than necessarily be out to possess the strong and independent people around them. The most freedom-oriented, strong and independent signs (like Sagittarius and Aquarius) aren't always as attractive to Scorpios because those people may seem to disconnected for a Scorpio.

And it seems like the artist has put a lot of thought into the expression in the piece. The Scorpio isn't giving anything away even in a portrait that's meant to display the basics and desires of the sign. Although, the tail of her dress does seem to give something away- that although the Scorpio is keeping the man as a slave, she's also put a barrier between the onlooker and her captive, thus revealing that she can be very protective even of those she perceives herself as manipulated or using for her own benefit.

Also, though it is generally very dark, the centered light at the top of the piece may suggest that a Scorpio typically may not completely enclose themselves in darkness, but that the "real" them lies underneath the light surface of appearances. Well, that's one interpretation anyway.

I think it's a lovely piece! The more you stare at it, the more complex it becomes. It's very interesting!! c:
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juliedillon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I'm sorry you feel so personally betrayed...? I did a lot of research on each sign, and I feel I did a decent job of reflecting what I found out about the sign through that research. Each sign has a myriad of nuance, and I have to narrow down a focus for each illustration - I can't reflect every single facet in each piece. This illustration may not be reflecting the sign the way you personally would prefer, but I did try to convey the quiet stillness hiding a deeper intensity, the need for partnerships, the possessiveness and loyalty, that most sources say are major aspects of the sign. (Also, Scorpio IS a water sign. Specifically water that is still and deep, sometimes caves, sometimes swamps.) True, I did choose to take on one aspect of the interpersonal relationships associated with Scorpio, rather than other aspects of the sign, but I like getting the chance to work with relationship dynamics that you don't get to see as often- in this case, the woman being taller, powerful, and in charge, with the man being more yielding. I am sorry you feel it's meaningless and unfair, but I stand by my choices. I do think it's a step above the usual "pinup girl with a scorpion tail" illustrations usually associated with the sign, but what do I know.
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lingoleum Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Well thank you for doing your research and standing by your choices.
I actually thought about how Scorpio could have been better represented and I thought of a lady with a more dark and penetrating look, and wearing some kind of black leather (with or without softer fabrics flowing out from underneath. The sting in her dress looks great.). Black heavy shackles is held dangling from her hand. She's stepping out of what might seem to be a "nest" of dry grass (or selenite crystal whatever), into a still and dark lake, against a moonlit sky.
:) Anyway, thanks for responding. It's very cool you got a Hugo nomination. I think you deserve it.
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earthshaker1217 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
This is sexy and I love it.
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gensanity Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
cool foreground
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TheDeathofReality Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
whoooah, Scorpio is sex-y (not just the persona but the art piece itself) o.o Makes me wish I was born under this sign xD
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Well I can't compete with the last comment ;P But this truly does hold much depth and it is portrayed beautifully. Gorgeous work
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TheRubyDragoness Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Julie, your depiction of Scorpio is dark, sultry, and sensitive. When I first glanced at the image, I thought HE was Scorpio, but as I continued to stare, he appears too humble and reciprocating to be a Scorpio. SHE stood out as the possessor, having tatooed her name on his backside! So hot and sexy even though she appears to be showing no emotions. You allow her tatoo ownership on him and her full grasping touch to say volumes so passionately. I like the mystery of the crystalin cave with the still water setting and the seeming animation of her long breeze flowing red dress. It is so sensual how you have him lean into her and have him be almost enveloped by the whip of her dress tail. In Scorpio's clutches is right where he wants to be. Also, the light effect glowing down onto them is so beautiful.

Your female modeling is perfect. You have drawn her to be very dark and attractive. You have such a mastery of dark flesh tones with shade and shadow without obscuring the subject's features. Sorry, but dark flesh tone artistry is an uncommon talent. Her look reminds me of an Aisha Taylor type. Your male modeling is excellent. His muscles and shape are well formed and alluring... gotta love that wrap-around cloth, showing his leg and upper booty tattoo. I mean that cloth looks ready to fall off whenever! The placement of his hand on her hip is so hot... a great composition all around.

Few art pieces make me stop and stare, but this one sure does.
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juliedillon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Wow, thank you for the wonderful and in-depth comment! It makes me really happy to see when people notice the details in posing and narrative that I tried to include in a piece. I wanted to make Scorpio seem possessive, but not in a negative or unwanted way, with her emotions running beneath the surface and her partner completely absorbed with her, and I'm glad that that comes across. :) Thanks so much! :heart:
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RoronoaEmi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Way too much love for this to be expressed in a single comment. So I will suffice with :heart: everything. Just...everything. :meow:
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Interesting scene
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stubborninsomniac Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
scorpio's got a luhhhv slave
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zakiaybee122 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
love the couple and the scorpion tattoo
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Chibi-Kumi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're a master of composition. I learn a lot from you. Thanks for posting! <3
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GeminiSolace Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Oh wow I ADORE the colors on this. Very dark and rich
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Blissful-Day-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
I think this is probably my favourite depiction of Scorpio that I've ever seen.. It's just-- so brilliant!

Well done you!
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TMcLeod Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So many songs are based on Scorpio This is good.
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DanishWolf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I love this and how you've intrepreted the scorpio sign into this awesome art.
I sometimes feel like I'm the 'cliche' scorpio because just about everything that really defines a scorpio is spot on for me :) Luckily I'm still just little unique me so I'm oki with apparently having some traits that can be pointed out just from my b-day.
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ApAtHeTIcBuNnY Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daaayum. :iconomgsocuteplz:
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snartha Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Wow, this is gorgeous - it might be my favorite out of all the zodiac paintings you've posted.
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Jessica-Prando Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice!
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hollarity Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I love how the dress looks like a scorpions tail! You have done justice to my birth sign, well done c:
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PullItApart Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Awesome work. I'm a Scorpio, but I don't feel anything like a Scorpio. Libra seems to describe me perfectly.
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Soragirl6 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
More than likely you have Venus sign in Libra or Mercury, or Libra somewhere else. You are only Sun/star sign in Scorpio. There is still your moon sign, Mercury sign, Venus sign, Mars sign, jupiter sign, etc. I bet you have Libra somewhere else in your chart. In Fact I know a person who is Star sign in Scorpio, but Venus sign Libra and Moon sign Libra. He always said he felt more like a Libra too. :)
www.alwaysastrology.com gives you more information on other signs in the chart. :D
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wonderland2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I have been waiting for the Scorpio update and IT IS PERFECT.
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Gehenna-Shahar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing, love it!
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DeviantWulf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this one <3 all the love for Scorpio
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hoorah for Scorpios. I love the sensual, powerful (and a little dark!) presence you've given this symbol. I love the way the colors of her dress just glow. Lovely job, course I may be biased being a Scorpio gal.:)
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