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"Beyond the Fields of Asphodel,
where the souls wander in sorrow,
beyond the Acheron waters,
there I will wait for your return.

I walk away around shadows,
listening moans of pain and despair,
but the voices of thousand ghouls
will not ease your memory in my head.

And now that leaves fall around Earth,
a golden carpet will lead you to me.
And with the cold wind of the winter,
six pomegranate seeds do their duty.

Here, deep in the Underworld
you will find our ebony throne,
and your voice of promises and whishes
will bring life to the eternal dreamers."

My own version of Hades & Persephone. In the picture I portrayed they both, with Cerberus. At the left we can see Charon in his boat and the river Acheron, and in the other side the river Phlegethon, made of fire.

There's a step by step of this one here: [link]

Done in Photoshop.

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Artwork and text (c) Cris Ortega
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Pbuckley Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Student General Artist
The spotted one looks adorable in this picture.

Seriously, I can't get enough Hades-Persephone stuff. Also love Eros-Psyche stuff, if anyone can point me towered some o'that.
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mylaar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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vive028 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
HER DRESS OMFG :jawdrop: this whole piece is absolutely fantastic, from the vibrant colors to the attention to detail. bravo! :clap:
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RobertoDS Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
love it :) (Smile) 
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SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
Really beautiful work :)
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CaraDelaghetto Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
uploaded in 2007. im rly confused how the front page of deviantart works.

still an amazing pic tho. ;o
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MRWHITE81 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
This is Beautiful.   
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work... very original concept!

Ryuuko Ryuushi Mifune (Moe and feeling love) [V1] 
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Rinkardo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning
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nollyhope Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
So cool
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LamlamArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! :)
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NeitleyW Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Beautiful! :clap:
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daydreamartwork Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful picture
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UnknownAnimeLover1 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
wow it looks like a photo o.o
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KangTengri Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018   Photographer
Marvelous work :clap:
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spiritwinned Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
I love the poem - did you write it? It's a different and refreshing view of the myth; I'm so used to hearing of it from the "human/living side of things" (e.g. we get the death of nature in winter because of Hades cashing in the work of the 6 pomegranate seeds), and the alternative perspective of Hades and the Underworld pining for the life she brings during our Spring/Summer is very refreshing. I think it's also great how you chose to depict the characters in the picture as very different from their typical stereotypes (like Hades being young and handsome, Persephone holding his arm like a lover would, and even Cerberus having 3 expressions across his 3 faces). I think those kinds of details really make this a beautiful piece!
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dark-spider Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Yes, I wrote the poem. I'm glad you like it.
I read some years ago a different approach to this myth in a book about how some myths were misinterpreted due to language differences, and found it quite interesting. So I tried to depict that version of the myth instead of the usual one.
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Zaloffshat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Beautiful!
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IRIDYSCENZIA Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Really really loving your content! I wish my submissions were as good as yours...but unfortunately they are not XD

Keep up with the hard work ^^ the drawing reminds me of Sword Art Online a lot, but without to be anime. I find it very interesting.

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mrkwolfe0 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Man this gives me the chills, love that feeling.
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TheLuckOfTheClaws Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely. Were you inspired by Sandara's art of this couple?
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dark-spider Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Thanks =). No, I was not inspired by her art. If you check the dates you will see that mine was posted before hers, so it would be a little difficult =).
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TheLuckOfTheClaws Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just wondering, but cool. maybe she was inspired by you ;P
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thats awesome!
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Dancergirl88 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous! :)
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umbatman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
superb concept
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Danieljamieson Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
nice work 
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HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Photographer
Nice doggos
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Brok3nD011 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Student General Artist
This is wonderful and captures the two very well! :D
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Aqua-Angel170 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Beautiful work!
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WalkingPaws Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
I have loved this painting for many years, it has truly touched my soul!
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reve7747 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
wow she's gorgeous! He's nice looking too, not as dark as i imagine him to be but everyone has different ideas. i absolutely love your interpretation of the underworld.
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VividDreams13 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful image and the tone is amazing!
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whatexists Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
So much love for this work!
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noisettesorciere Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the attention to detail! The grass growing around her feet is wonderful, a comment claiming that she can spring forth new life everywhere!
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White-Knuckles Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
God, they are both so beautiful and attractive!
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I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
.....Hades looks stoned.
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aiblack Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
really amazing!
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AussieKiwi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
beautiful
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Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely a different outlook on what the underworld may look like. It's original and works very well, at least in my opinion. Hades is looking quite young. He's definitely eying Persephone with an interested glare.
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rendered-stock Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
You should take some time to know the sad and ugly truth about person you admire so much ~dark-spider - Cris Ortega:
fakeortega.blogspot.com/
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Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the interesting blog post. The only thing I didn't like about your comment is "The person you admire so much". I don't admire this artists, if fact, I have very few of their works in my eye. I just liked the concept of this one particular piece.
Their style just isn't my cup of tea. I strongly suggest you show your website to others who may find this more upsetting. I haven't gone in to see if your facts are right, but if this is true, I for one am not surprised at all, and am sure that there are many many many other artists who do the same thing. I don't find it wrong to use other artworks as references, but to blatantly copy and paste non-stock artwork is very wrong. I agree.
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SeraTheBlaze Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
absolutely stunning :)
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bandb4ev Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
beautiful
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AngelicCrows9 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Beautiful work
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