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De Moirai (English: Moirae or The Fates) Are three personifications of Destiny. They controlled the thread of life of every mortal from birth to death.
From left to right they are:
Clotho: She spun the thread of life and controlled your birthplace.
Lachesis: She measured the thread of life.
Atropos: She cut the thread of life and chose the way a person died.
In the Art Nouveau circle there are represented the stages of life.
In the left upper corner Herakles brings Alkestis back from the dead and in the right upper corner Orpheus wants to save his love Eurydice from the underworld but was forbidden to look at her until they reached the sunlight. He however can't resist to look so therefor loses her again...

This drawing was made for the Manga exhibition held by Celestial Doujinshi Circle at the comic fair in Haarlem (4, 5, and 6th of june)
SO EVERYONE COME AND SEE IT!!!
Amoungst Celestial's circle, other Dutch doujinshi circles will be there too like [link]
More info on the comic fair in Haarlem: [link]

Art, design © *Ysa Do not use, copy or distribute without permission!!!

More info on the Moirai: [link]
More info on Orpheus: [link]
More info on Herakles: [link]

Other artworks for the exhibition:
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. size . DIN A2
. medium . watercolours, coloured pencils, gel pen
. time . ~50-60 hours

. Between Day and Night .
. The Day . [link] | . The Human . [link] | . complete series . -coming soon-

The second part of my <irony>oh-most-beloved</irony> "Facharbeit".
So this is the opposite to "The Day" - I thouroughly planned this whole conception and tried to express the contrast between the two pictures through colours, forms and posture. Anyway, I'll rant a little about this series' composition and my ideas behind it in the upcoming complete overview.

I had a lot of problems with this illustration's sketch, which really followed me around all the time - it was really frustrating. But it turned out well (thanks to a dear friend :heart:) and even though the coloured version turned out differently from what I had originally planned (it's quite close to the colour concept I set up after "The Day" though), I'm... nearly satisfied with the result. xD

General information which I already posted at "The Day":
<copy&paste>My "Facharbeit" was about Art Nouveau's graphic art and painting in general and also linked to Alfons Mucha, whose style I absolutely adore. Inspired by Mucha's "Times of the Day" and his somehow typical compositions with orbital ornaments I planned this series of illustrations consisting auf 3 pieces (of which the last one is not quite finished... unfortunately).

I wanted - or rather tried - to do something different this time and left Manga style influences out as far as I was capable of (did I succeed? mh..).</copy&paste>

Again a big THANK YOU to all my friends who supported and encouraged me throughout all this time! You can't believe how grateful I am :heart: What would I have done without you? ... right, I would have died a thousand times *rofl*
So thanks to
:iconcaley-san: :iconrainyday1991: :iconsaimiri: :iconni-si:
and my dear friends who aren't on dA - I love you all! <3
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. size . DIN A2
. medium . watercolours, coloured pencils, gel pen
. time . far too long... maybe ~60 hours?

. Between Day and Night .
. The Night . [link] | . The Human . [link] | . complete series . -coming soon-

Finally I may proudly present you the first illustration of my most beloved "Facharbeit" (beware the irony).

... You can't believe how frustrated I got over this picture and how many hours and days I spent on planning, drawing, painting and even discussing this .... "lovely" piece of an illustration.

Anyway, I still like the result though - despite the fact that it turned out completely different from what I had originally planned.

My "Facharbeit" was about Art Nouveau's graphic art and painting in general and also linked to Alfons Mucha, whose style I absolutely adore. Inspired by Mucha's "Times of the Day" and his somehow typical compositions with orbital ornaments I planned this series of illustrations consisting auf 3 pieces (of which the last one is not quite finished... unfortunately).

I wanted - or rather tried - to do something different this time and left Manga style influences out as far as I was capable of (did I succeed? mh..).

Does even anyone even read this here ? I'm not sure whether I should really go on ranting about this picture, so I'll just stop here and leave interpretations why its called "The Day" to you. lalala~ |D

Edit: What I completely forgot yesterday:
A big THANK YOU to all those people who supported me throughout the last months - I can't tell you how grateful I am to all of of you! :heart:
So thanks to
:iconcaley-san: :iconrainyday1991: :iconsaimiri: :iconni-si:
and my dear friends who aren't on dA - I love you all! <3
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Another commission of :iconumihoshi: that is a gift for a friend of hers. (so nice! :heart:) The characters are Miko and Chrome.

I have been working on setting up the new exhibition in the Amsterdam Historical Museum. It's about men and fashion and it opens October first. I have been so busy with it for the last couple of weeks!!! But it has been so great working with all the suits and gorgeous historical costumes.
One of the things I did was helping young designers put their outfits on mannequins. Just dressing them up and styling the clothing made me view the folds of the clothing very thoroughly. I saw how folds work when a person takes a specific pose. It has been so helpful for my drawings! I never would have imagined.
I really learned that for an artist it is extremely important to sometimes just look at things again very thoroughly to see how it all works.


Chrome Jackle© ~UmiHoshi
Miko Urahara© ~Akumaredi
Art: *Ysa
Do not colour!
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Nearly everyone loves Mucha's art and so do I. Flowers, pretty women, wavy hair... if paradise would be real, I expect it to look like one of those Art Nouveau pictures. |D

Sometimes I have the urgent desire to try out a new style, because I adore it so much. And this pic is one of those let's-see-how-I-could-adopt-that-style-pics.
(I usually draw my own characters in those pics, because it hurts no one if it looks like crap in the end and because I'm just plain egoistic.)

Actually I started to draw and nearly finished it some month ago already. But I never had enough motivation to paint that pansy-background-wheel. I really love those kind of pansies. Actually they are my favourite flowers (That's why I've painted them. Surprising, isn't it?), but I knew painting them would be terribly boring so the unfinished pic rested in one of those dusty folders for a long time.
-But- I promised to be productive while ~FrescaFrostbringer is in France and finishing old pictures is a good start I guess...


used textures:
for that silver border: [link]
for the hair and the dress: [link]
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Blue Pixel Orb Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue A4 size, alcohol markers, colour pencils, watercolour.

This is for the new Trinquétte Publishing's challenge (deadline on 21th July) !
Now wait and see if I'd be published on the page... *excited*
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This afternoon I recieved a very special package in the mail. It was a gift from :iconkuroitenshi13: containing a letter, magnets with art created by her and a comic of the Last Unicorn signed by none other than Peter S. Beagle himself!!! I nearly died of happyness!
The Last Unicorn is very special for me, and when *kuroitenshi13 found that out she immediatly proposed to get an autograph when she would see mr. Beagle at Otakon! So she got and send it to me and even included her extremely cute magnets! All out of kindness! I was so happy!
Since I couldn't express my happyness in words I decided to draw her a picture of her Sailor Moon character Seiya and her Sailor Moon OC Sailor Titan. I hope you like it *kuroitenshi13 you have no idea how happy I am right now! :D
I'd also like to thank her for learning me so much about soft shading and how to make pretty linearts in SAI, she really helped me through her own Livestream (You should all go see it!) and when watching my Livestream and giving me tips. Thank yoouuuu!!!!!!!! :hug: :glomp: :hug:

Seiya © Takeuchi Naoko
Sailor Titan © *kuroitenshi13 (Go see her works, they are gorgeous!)
art: *Ysa
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Jane Austen (1775-1817)

art © *Ysa
Do not use without permission!
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EDIT: As I said below, this is meant to be a background for my own characters. It was specifically designed for my characters. So even if you politely ask to use it as a background for something of yours, I will say no.

This is only here so people can color it if they want to.
/edit

I think I started this last month? Idk. Anyway, I saw something on dA's frontpage that inspired me to make cute little character drawings with art nouveau style backgrounds. This style doesn't come easily to me, but I keep getting told the result here is good.

The reason why I uploaded it as a png lineart is because I want to let other people color it, and if someone comes up with a color scheme I like, I might just use it as the actual background for the characters that I drew to go along with this. So you can feel free to color it, but let me know because I'm not psychic and I can't automatically tell when someone colors my art. :P

Download for fullsize.

P.S. if you steal this I will pwn your butt, because I put a lot of time and effort into this thing.
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A digital work of Ocarina of Time's Link inspired by Alphonse Mucha's paintings. The drawing itself was based on the OST cover, but I switched places. ^_^ I hope you like it!

Thanks for the help: :iconleticiakao:, :iconbetelgeist: and :icondanielamaro:! You guys are amazing! *-*
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