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June 23rd, 2011
Ink on drawing paper
Colored in GIMP

You believe but what you see
You receive but what you give

Caress the one, the Never-Fading
rain in your heart--the tears of snow-white sorrow
Caress the one, the hiding amaranth
in a land of the daybreak...


Finally, it's colored! :woohoo: And I actually like how it turned out--usually by the time I upload something to dA I already hate it :paranoid: but not this time! :)

This was inspired by Nightwish's hit single Amaranth . I'm not a big fan of metal, but I stumbled across the music video for this song in YouTube and I loved it! I was inspired to draw a picture for this song after seeing the painting that influenced the music video: The Wounded Angel by Hugo Simberg.

I wanted to color this traditionally, but after attempting a color test on a copy of the lineart I realized that my Roseart colored pencils just weren't gonna cut it this time. I wanted soft, vintage colors like Alphonse Mucha's posters. The colors for my drawing were inspired by this Sarah Bernhardt poster La Dame Aux Camelias which is one of my favorites. :)

Hair, dress, wings, and inner circle details painted by me with default brushes
:iconlunanyxstock: Painted Texture 40
:iconartbox-da: White Texture
:icondigiman100: A Big Stone
Font is Cloister Black

Thanks to Tuomas Holopainen and Nightwish for writing the song, to Hugo Simberg for the painting that inspired the music video, and to Alphonse Mucha for his overall style! :heart:

Comments and constructive critiques are welcome! :)
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Chaosfive-55's avatar
This also reminds me strongly of the classic Rider-Waite Tarot, artwork by Pamela Colman Smith! :w00t:
BloodMoonEquinox's avatar
Thank you! :D I'm sure I have seen those before but I will look them up again. Tarot card art is always very beautiful!
Lunars-tainted-soul's avatar
It looks like something you'd find on a Tarot deck =o Very beautiful!
BloodMoonEquinox's avatar
Thank you so much! :happybounce: I'd like to design a deck of cards :D
Lunars-tainted-soul's avatar
You're welcome! =3

Really? I would like to see them if you ever do! X3
AnnMarieBone's avatar
This drawing has a real art deco feel.
BloodMoonEquinox's avatar
Thanks! :thumbsup: I like Art Deco a lot :)
CwnAnnan's avatar
again.. in love with the hair.. the dress and shadings! :) very nice!
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AnnMarieBone's avatar
Beautiful work! It looks like a stained glass window!
BloodMoonEquinox's avatar
Thank you very much! :happybounce: I like stained glass a lot so I was happy with the result. :)
hrwilliams's avatar
Excellent work capturing the nouveau style!
digiman100's avatar
your welcome...
SymphonicLolita's avatar
Yay! So lovely~ And that's one of my favorite songs :)
BloodMoonEquinox's avatar
It's my favorite Nightwish song too! :) Thanks so much! :hug:
BloodMoonEquinox's avatar
Thank you very much! :D
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