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An illustration I managed to do in between all the work, just for fun, with a play on words in spanish -when someone is near his or her forties, it is common to say he or she is "scratching the forties"; to scratch in spanish is a very similar word to "araña" (spider).
It's also a homage to Odilon Redon, although I couldn´t bring myself to adding a smile to the spider
Acrylics and pastels on Arches paper
26 x 21 cm