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Dance the Macabre by fit51391 Dance the Macabre by fit51391
A papercut based on Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book when the ghosts of the graveyard dance with the living inhabitants of the house outside. In the audiobook version, bits of the song (performed by Béla Fleck) are played between each chapter break. You can also listen to the original version of the song here (composed by Saint-Saëns): [link]

Cut from thick black cardstock with a cream background. Took around 7 hours to complete since there were so many tiny cuts for each skeleton!

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EDIT 7/27: A Daily Deviation? What an honor! Thanks everyone for your comments and favorites, it's a pleasure to hear all of your feedback and see your support, especially for one of my first paper pieces. And a huge "thank you" to :iconfrocktarts: for submitting my piece for the DD!

EDIT 7/2/13 This piece is now available in my Etsy shop! Click href="[link]">here for more details.
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:iconblackskeletongirl:
BlackSkeletonGirl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool!
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:iconskyblueclear:
SKYBLUECLEAR Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
wow..very cool...
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:iconlilisys:
lilisys Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! And it reminds me of that scene in Deathly Hollows Part 1 where they tell the story of the 3 brothers
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:iconplutoniumpresumtuide:
PlutoniumPresumtuide Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that you can see through the ribs, beautiful job. <3
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:iconmew-suika:
Mew-Suika Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely loved this book, this image captures the dance perfectly <3
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here: [link]
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:iconsarahmnomani:
SarahMNomani Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... love it!
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:iconbluestofbirds:
BluestOfBirds Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:skull: I've featured your awesome deviation in my journal the Undead :skull:
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:iconbabyfangs:
babyfangs Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i love this piece, it amazing
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconcaribbeanseamaid:
CaribbeanSeaMaid Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Fabulous job
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconmisselizabethviro:
MissElizabethViro Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
One of my favorite books, you did an excellent job! :D
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you!
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:iconstartmandarin:
startmandarin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Dead Can Dance. Wow! Great Pic!
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconraincloud33:
RAINCLOUD33 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I Loved That book <3
amazing Artwork :)
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you!
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:iconraincloud33:
RAINCLOUD33 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome c:
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:icontinglebubba:
TingleBubba Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Artist
Im not a fan of ghosty things but I love this, it is beautiful!! ♥♥♥
Lovely lovely lovely :clap: :giggle:
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconpandoralewis:
PandoraLewis Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks!
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:iconstphq:
stphq Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool.. nicely done :)
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you!
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:iconanilastar:
AnilaStar Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
First of all, I adore The Graveyard Book. Neil GAiman is one of my favorite authors.

This is a wonderful portrayal of the scene. The craftsmanship and detail on the skeletons is remarkable. I love the poses that you have the skeletons in. And I love the sense of depth I get from looking at this image. Great job!
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment, it's very much appreciated :)
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:icontophatbigpencil:
TopHatBigPencil Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of a silly cartoon I saw once for the Dia de los Muertos. This is really cute and beautiful at the same time. (^,^)
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icontophatbigpencil:
TopHatBigPencil Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! (^,^)
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:iconviolinplayer1-2many:
ViolinPlayer1-2Many Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I want to call this cute, because I love the little paper ballet dance, but I feel that most people would think that cute and skeletons don't mix.
Well, forget those people. This is cute.
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Haha thank you!
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:iconkatori-93:
Katori-93 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and amazing<3
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkatori-93:
Katori-93 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure~~
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:iconlittleblackwing13:
LittleBlackWing13 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I Love that Book. Awsome rendition.
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconlittleblackwing13:
LittleBlackWing13 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Welcome :D
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:iconinterimnity:
Interimnity Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a good song. :nod:
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Very good :)
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:icontrue-lily-art:
true-lily-art Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love this ,it reminds me of when I use to do this in school,way to long ago!!!but it looks like fun and great work,that's what art is all about having fun!!!
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks, it was a blast to make!
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:iconfritzthefallen:
FritztheFallen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I read that book a few years ago and I wanted to know how to do that dance ever since XD
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Haha me too! Maybe we will finally get the answer once the film version they are working on comes out :)
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:iconfritzthefallen:
FritztheFallen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Their making a movie?! :o I'm now excited XD
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:iconswampcat025:
SwampCat025 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
this is so weird,i just finished reading the book....

well anyhow this is great, congrats on the dd
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you! I hope you enjoyed the book as much as I did :)
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:iconswampcat025:
SwampCat025 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
yes i did, it was amazing...
you're welcome
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:iconixnivek:
ixnivek Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
congrats
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:iconfit51391:
fit51391 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you!
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