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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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ChristopherWillmot 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 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 Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Belle image! Good job![link]
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bramblewing 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 Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn, you're good! I likey!
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MirageShadowlance 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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This is gorgeous!
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Melancholy-Moose Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING!!!! :iconsawbplz:
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:iconshootingstar990:
amaziiiiing!!!!!!!!!!
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fearnp Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist 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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