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Never After
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Published: October 18, 2008
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Once upon a time, a wish,
a promise of eternal love.
A smile, a lie, a last kiss,
and a simple 'wait for me'.

'Till death do us part', you said,
and Death will part us for sure.
But to hold from that day forward,
my enslaved soul was left down.

And I hear the frogs croaking songs
telling me that it's all my fault,
that I wait at the shade of the swamp
for a man that will never return.

Here, where the sun doesn't shine,
the only voice I can reach
is the sad song of a lullaby
of a bell that tinkle in the air.

And when Death comes,
will you cry for me?
Will you be there by my side
at the edge of my last breath?

Past the point of no return,
there's nothing left here for me.
My happy end is the curse
of a twisted fairy tale.


I supposse we could say this is like a twisted version of the Frog Prince tale, or something like that :). I have the sketch of this one done since last year, but couldn't work on it because of the lack of time. So when I was able to work on it again, I spent most time than usual, trying to have all the fun possible :).

References for the frogs by ~Kgambler =ZunSuperGirl *Blepharopsis ~devknu (sorry for didn't say it before, I didn't know the sources)

Artwork and text (c) Cris Ortega
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Dang, you really made this wetland/swamp inviting. Sunset lighting, and interesting amount of life, and a darn gorgeous girl right in the water of all places.
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Amazing and happy new year. :) 
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Very beautiful, innocent looking 😍
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i like it! Heart Heart 
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Can I use this? I want it for a cover of my book in Wattpad!
It's beautiful (sorry for my english, I'm Spanish :|)
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She looks like Hermione in a different life :D Very pretty!!!
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Hi, can I use this for my ebook fairytale? Credits will go out as necessary! Please let me know! Thanks : )
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This is so perfect. :love: The details are great, along with the colors.
I really love her hair; so pretty.
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her expression's great.. i don't know, but i like the candles :D
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Incredible! I love your works *-*
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Amazing job !
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Amazing !
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I love her expression. The whole picture is wonderful. You are very talented.
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Wonderful, ashtonishing beauty
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Great Work!
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for a commision, how much would it cost? i write books and i need a few pieces of work
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This one's also been stolen: [link]
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The girl is suspicious, with the soft strokes of the body but the very hard brush on the face... hmm.
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Damn. :no: And it seems like she does have some skill. I don't know why she felt she had to do stuff like that.
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