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Persephone by dahlig Persephone by dahlig
Oh, paint the white of my wedding dress grieving black
For a widow I am, not a bride!
Mourning over my youth forever buried in the depths of these tombs,
As a flower dies without a sip of dew,
I wither away without the warm breath of my beloved sun.


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Well, that's an outcome of a non stop few day work. I have decided, that I need to work a LOT on the anatomy and skin shading of my characters, and so I tried, in this one, to work the hardest I can on it.
I have done a lot of studies (mainly consisting of looking at myself in a mirror ;P), tries etc before even beginning to work on this.

I cannot, unfortunately, publish a full WIP of the work, as it's going to be published soon, but I am still sharing some sketches and closeups and a tiny tutorial :)
Sketches: [link]
Hand WIP: [link]
Rock texturing mini tut: [link]

Done in Painter7 and Photoshop CS.
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:iconelenyashope:
ElenyasHope Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
itīs awesome! I love it!
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:iconchristopherwillmot:
ChristopherWillmot Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These classical-style paintings are truly wonderful.  New life breathed into a wonderful, ancient form.  Truly superb.
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LaptopNinja510 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 Utterly gorgeous! You can feel her grief through her body language and facial expression - lovely job!
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Belle image! Good job![link]
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bramblewing Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its so amazing, dahlig.

The shading of the skin is amazing, and the folds of the fabric-it looks like she is about to walk out of the picture. I love it, really do. You have captured the feeling of sadness, lonliness, and even lust for the above world perfectly.
I wish I could capture what I want to draw/paint as well as you.
Oh, and congrats on your wedding!
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BobtheSkull666 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn, you're good! I likey!
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MirageShadowlance Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful. The way you executed this painting reminds me of the Pre-Raphaelite painters of the Victorian Era. Also, fantastic job conveying in one picture one of my favorite myths and seeing her heartbreak. Great job on the textiles!
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aliciayeosy Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
This is gorgeous!
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PastelMoosey Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING!!!! :iconsawbplz:
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shootingstar990 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
amaziiiiing!!!!!!!!!!
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fearnp Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is awesome - as is all of your work. You have a very impressive gallery there and I sincerely hope you come out of it with a decent pension! Keep up the good work.
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NeniNyan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! That hand seems real! *AAAA* AMAZING!
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InadequatelyTalented Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I was about to comment that
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Pablokenfold Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Awesome work. I can FEEL her sadness. It's really great.
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Paper---Moon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I love it, so gorgeous :3
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Nakanoninaa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wowowowowow!
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:iconcosoko:
cosoko Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
So lifelike and beautiful. You can feel Persephone's yearning for the light.
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ColenPaben Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Amazing!
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:iconbrookierulestheworld:
The lighting in this is just gorgeous. I love her dress.
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love-beauty13 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
This is Gorgeous
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:iconbeholdentolove:
Beholdentolove Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this one!
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:iconsofipitch:
sofipitch Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful and very sybolic.
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juliet999 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
[link] feature
Hope you don't mind
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kimmig2000 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, your work really strikes emotion in me! This is just gorgeous <3
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:iconrebeca-r:
Rebeca-R Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it, seriously!!
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WinterWomen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful expression!
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have an obsession with Persephone (as can be inferred by my name XD) and I find this to be absolutely beautiful. It and the poem captures her very essence, I believe. I love all the light and dark symbology--it's perfect for Persephone!
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PegasusALH Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
amazing.
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Chilli-Cheese Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
whoa...i liked the poem. Amazing artwork
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ExileFallen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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Art-by-Eos Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you write the poem, too? It fits the piece so well!
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dahlig Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah i have. Thank you!!
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Art-by-Eos Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome!
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Rainbow-faith Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful
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MusicMaster96 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have an obsession with anything mythology. You are a poetic genius and your artwork blows my mind.
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LillianLily Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student
i like the poem. deep stuff
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Iloveswordoftruth Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She is my all time Fave godess, she is just, who I would be if I was a godess :P You depicted her perfectly, she looks amazing, keep up the great work :)

(PS sorry about the Fave bombardment, I just can't help it, I love your work!) :D
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Hhdunlop Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Writer
She looks with longing at the sky, wanting to escape her prison. Perfect.
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:iconanimelinda:
Animelinda Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
This is beautiful drawing! :DDD I love it!
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:iconannaillery:
Annaillery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
do you sell?
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:iconannaillery:
Annaillery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
can i buy it?
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outsidersfan33 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful! Absolutley beautiful! Great job! :+favlove:
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moogalicious Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
this is amazing!!! one of my favorite interpretations of Persephone c;
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MilliVanilli93 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
I absolutely love you work its so beautiful!
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Dinahshadows Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
sad and touching at the same time
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ehatsumi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice art! I would like to ask for permission if it's okay to have your art be part of my list on my site? I am looking forward to feature some great gods and goddesses on my site. You can check out my site here, at the bottom. Of course I'll put a credit that this is your own art. :)
Hope you'll agree! \(^_^)/
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noparainnita Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
pretty good.
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esoebSerenata Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
i cant find words to describe your art. your pictures are amazing...
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Celestialhost Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely
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Spirittina2012 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
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