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Persephone leaving by aneley Persephone leaving by aneley
Hopefully you all are familliar with the legend of Persephone and I do not mean the big breasted 2 dimensional Matrix reloaded character, but the mythological Persephone, daughter of the goddes of earth and forced wife of Hades, the lord of the underworld.
If not, ask me then I'll tell. :)
In any case this is a scene where she says goodbye to nature after spending six months above the ground, in the woods with her mother. It is time for her to leave the surface and go back to her husband for another 6. Because of her departure nature will go gray with sorrow and the earth shall be cold, untill next year when her comeback is celebrated trough spring. She is the reason for the coming of seasons and nothing is more sad then watching her leave.

Now for the technical details:

Persephone is based on a stock photo by ~KasStock and the rest was done in PS7 in a relatively short time.
The work is not finished, I have no strenght to work on the details right now, so I'm uploading the raw version. Maybe one day I'll finish it. For now I'll leave it the way it is.

Anyway, that's about it.
Favs and comments are always appreciated. :giggle:
Have a great weekend.
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angeliceyes9 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you've captured her sadness really well :)
lovely <3 she has such a delicate expression and the background colours you used are just a brilliant contrast
PegasusALH Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
this picture is perfect and she is perfect as portrayed here. i thought it was for 4 months she spends with Hades a year? anyways at least she grew to be happy with him as he wont sleep with others unlike Zeus.
Iloveswordoftruth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely beautiful :D she is my favourate by far, Persephone's story is beautiful :D
senshi-sun Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is such a beautiful picture! Such a shame some jerk tried to sell it for his own gain.

Also, I love Persephone! She's my favorite godess.
Persephone1991 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
thesoulbender Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
thats beautiful
Fmori Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this since I first saw it years ago! Now I finally joined DA n can tell u how much I like it!
It's so sad, somehow I feel like this every year when winter is about to come...
isabeljoanvalentine Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Loveitbeautifulloveitohmygoshyou'reawesomeloveit! :D
ReneeyUmbra Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Wow, the colors, the shading and the way you made Persephone (And actually made her unhappy like she is in the book, I swear in almost all Persephone-related things I see she looks happy >..>)

This is just..magnificent!
Lizziesphotos Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i love that story of persephone :3 it makes me happy for some reason, mabye because she's with hades? what ever the cause i love the story and your drawing ^-^
Acqua-Lucia Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student General Artist
This is so wonderful! I can hear the nature crying for Persephone, but it's the holy circle of life: warm and cold ;P
serenefur Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
wow! this is beautiful! it goes along greatly with her story. Also I was wondering if I could use this for a project of mine. Of course I will be giving you credit, so if you could let me use this and give me you info I will be glad to give you as much credit as you ask for.
LolitaLoretta-4 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
love this! and i have been fascinated with the whole Persephone Hades story for a long time now
EmeryCandy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I must say, I do love the way this looks. :3

Gloria-T-Dauden Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
My favourite myth and a beautiful piece :)
xSxHxAxDxOxWxSx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
stunning work i love it. so lifelike. brilliant shadows and eloquent curves. also, nice soft orange lighting.
quev Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
One of my favorite myths and this is absolutely stunning.
Alavswn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Very beautiful, as is her story. Good choice :D
mysterious-shadow Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this drawing, its absolutely beautiful, the colours are amazing. its got to be one of my favourite myths too!
s443f Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
I studied that. Pluto fell in love with Persephone and she ate the underworld's fruit so she has to spend half a year on land then the rest in the underworld for every year. When she's in the underworld, everyting on land "sleeps", and it's what we call 'winter'.
Prima-Donna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional
This is a really beautiful image. I like how the colour of the sky is reflected in her skin. *wishes birds would sit in her hand, too*

ar0ne Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
The Lighting in this in incredible..... very nice work!
HariSHA013 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
genijalno... svaka cast... :clap:
predrag Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Autoportret :) Divno, bajkovito...
Swirledsky Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
That's incredible, love the feel that she's leaving. ^^
lorana69elfen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
It's kinda sad..Yet so beautiful and calm..
ginemginem Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007   General Artist
AprilQween Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
huspoon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
i love you
huspoon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
amaizing this picture.....i love you..hihi
SeraphimKiss88 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
Beautiful work!

On the tree, is that the boy that Demeter turned into a lizard?
011Art Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Lepo... devojka lici na tebe.
DarkWarlock Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006

is great !!!

you are very talented
DuszanB Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Prelepo...lepe nezne boje...zaista je super...
bennettua Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005
I don't know how this isn't finished, it looks phenominal. I especially like that the face is dark. It's intuition to want to give the face more light, we all feel it sometimes, but you've done a perfect job of shading.
I'm giving this a fave, and I've just added you to my watch list, I love finding deviants of high caliber. We have a lot of similarities.
What program did you use to create this? How long did it take you?
Aristocrat-knights Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
i like this!
very much so
the colours and the colouring are quite unlike anything i have seen before!
well done!
albedo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
i'm sure i must have commented on at least one of your works, :confused: ...oh well...

i like the overall feel and the setting, but i did find it strange how nonchalant she seems to be, considering how sad the story is, but its amazing how much your art has changed :) great going aneley :thumbsup:
rudymnv Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005
I like it very much.... it very peacefull to me, like warm colors and atmosphere.
keep the good work!
rudymnv Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005
I like it very much.... it very peacefull to me, like warm colors and atmosphere.
keep the good work!
Klint Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
Ovo je veoma veoma lepo :) Osvetljenje je upecatljivo. A i tema je veoma lepa...
DarkGoddess28 Featured By Owner May 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the very somber lighting... it's so dramatic :D And your Persephone is gorgeous and sad... You've really set the mood here.
Jennefer86 Featured By Owner May 3, 2005   Traditional Artist
Wow! That's really beatifull! Great!
ZoranC Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
i like it...ovo je dobro:)
Turu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful and amazing work.
Dmcdivet Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005
wow... woooow. This is what I was talking about on your main page. The colors are so subtle, quiet, soft, yet vibrant. They just make me want to scream. I'm glad I stumbled onto your work because it's just what I needed to get back into DA. It really conveys the fading of the warmth of spring and summer, and the impending onset of the darker, colder months. You are a master, and I'm not just saying that. I may be a bit excentric due to the lateness of these comments, but I'm being totally honest. :+fav: all the way!
Endelva Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005  Professional Photographer
It is beautiful... I wish I could do it.
rosedore Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005
this is really cute
xiaomeimei Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005
qwell i didn't know that persephyone is a forced wife of hades?? this version of persephone isn't like the ones i've seen....more colourful
and talking about colours, you did a good work on the lighting and the clouds, though the rock couild do with a bit more texture...seems a bit smoothish for me :)
nerval Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Splendid work.
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