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Calamity of Touch by enayla Calamity of Touch by enayla
In the dead of the night, they had surrendered to their attractions. Ivory skin to ivory skin in the darkness of the temple - lips like dew-moist petals meeting for the first time.

But their tryst did not go unnoticed - the God they both worshipped did not approve. And she, judged a seductress, was -cursed-.

At first, they did not know what was wrong. The first few people who succumbed to the plague went unnoticed. Then more died, and then [he] died... and she, a healer, fought desperately to save the others in the city. Corpse after corpse piled up, blackened skin like her grieving heart, and then one day... they were all gone. Desperate, she fled to the next city - to warn them of the plague. To warn them to -flee- before it would come to take them, too.

It was they, not she, that made the connection. It was they - the people of the city - that understood what was wrong when the emissaries that met with her were the first to be struck with the plague. She was cast out, spat on, and cursed by young and old alike... but not before having infected yet a city with the pestilence.

She realised then her punishment. He had merely died... she had become, instead of a healer, an infectious monster. A plague spreader. All who touched her, and talked to her, were taken by a sickness of rot and destruction.

She fled back to her fallen home, and waited there for her own demise. Little did she know then, that the God had also cursed her with eternal life.


Feels like ages I last did something just for fun :) But here you go. I think I'll use her in my fairytale project as well.
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SEINICK Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
I am your fan. I love your works.La la la la Love 
sKylarkNicole Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a sad story. I love it.
louderthanapplause Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stumbleupon brought me here.
x-Twibbs-x Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Just beautiful
HugQueen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Writer
:hug: I've featured your piece here!
gold-rose Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A member of :icondalinksystem: Linked this piece of art to his, and now your artworks is also featured in this news article: [link]
LittleMissMischief Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured [link] :D
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Writer
Happy Valentine's Day! Your work is featured here: [link] :dance:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Writer
I first saw and read this six years ago and it has stayed with me ever since. There aren't worse to describe how much this piece (and all of your art) have impacted me. Thank you.
Typhoonbomb Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
wicked stuff... very realistic
haha252 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
The text just makes the work even more evocative.

Well done.
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Valentina-Remenar Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Really amazing...I'm speechless :wow:

Critique our art :gallery:
delirioz Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Great as usual!
I've seen all your works before (not at DA)- they are all masterpieces and i'm really happy to find YOUR WORKS HERE!!! :)
ikreate Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009   General Artist
What a sad & tragic story :`( I am very drawn to this particular work of yours. I'm also very drawn to the storyline, I'm more than intrigued and the image provokes even more of my thoughts <3
SilntAngl5 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Ohhhh my goodness!!!! I just realized why I liked this image so much!!! I've seen it before!!!!

Here: [link]

I have Nelicquele quoted (and credited) in my signature on a message board (Quarrels and Quills) that I post/role play in!!!! Your art is awesome!!!

I am so excited I made this connection... even if it is months (years? *gasp*) later!
Annarosie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Your work it´s really amazing, the illustrations the tale... I´d really liked the tale though all your work is really great.
Viline Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Oh, it's wonderful! I want to make my av from it... Do you agree?
Miss-Cheimonas Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww.. great picture. You are amazing :D
jendorfski Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008   Traditional Artist
Wow! A whole book in a few paragraphs! Beautiful picture! Fascinating story! :heart:
Valahria Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
This is incredible! You have captured her sadness perfectly.
Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
damn thats good both the story and this amazing picture
Ameliethe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I featured this amzing work here: [link]


Hope it's ok.:heart:


Take care:iconnuzzleplz:
EVAVESTER Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
I love this!
lilynoelle Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Student General Artist
hmm, an unwilling vampyre? Beautiful work and great concept! I love the murky colors and her youthful innocence.
runningstreem Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
o_O; wow, this picture is beautiful, I have admired it a lot. and you know, it is the same picture as in this art book I am reading... "Digital painting, digital artists master class"
Tinuviel88 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
what to say... it's just amazing :)
draganea Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Great,beautiful colors...
SilntAngl5 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Beautiful. The dark tones of the art vs. the "ivory skin" really cause each other to stand out.

The story behind the art adds to it greatly. Wonderfully done. *Adds to favs*
xPaRsNiPsx Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
This is absolutly amazing!! i love it <3
Licarirea Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
I don't even know what to say... You are f-ing amazing. I'm not much of an art-connoisseur, but the combination of beautiful/brilliant story with beautiful/brilliant artwork is just... unbelievable. When I read/see these pieces, I am in Elysium. You capture my life so much better than I live it.
HaoleChick Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
amazing... i looked at the picture and read the comment and got goose bumps...
trinity122288 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007   Writer
Absolutely Amazing!
Great story as well.
xxgen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Student Interface Designer
the story is so tragic and heart-wrenching!
and this painting is so gorgeous! you can really feel the sorrow she feels.
anamartin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
it's very emotive... i like so much her expression!

great job (:
lavox Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
What a sad fate!
Radaj Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
The story is so amazing, but horribly sad. I love it. :)
Zorro9 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
Man is your work hot! This piece has a rather delicate and beautiful aspect of death and gloom from my point of view. The red flower's in the girl's hair and the red of the bird's faces really draw the eye and create a marvelous contrast. Keep it up!! :headbang: :silentkitty:
ceylara Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
oooh, this piece has so many deadly and wonderful implications just by looking at it, then reading your explination makes it all the better.
Amazing work.
away-with-the-fae Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
Featured you here-->[link] :)
AlexSunder Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007   Traditional Artist
awesome. this one is my favorite.
Shyaru Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
How can people like you make pictures like this?!
I could never do something like this! great job!
Death0fSeas0ns Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
:+fav: Simple astonishing...I love the picture and adore the story.
reapply Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
My all time favorite of your pieces.

The subtle color, tragic story... it's all exquisite.
Snigom Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Interesting! I have browsed through your gallery and I am reminded of Michael Parks only darker and more mysterious! :D

I love your art style!

WHat program are you using? :hmm:
sidhehannah Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006
Kind of a heavy punishment for one night of illicit sex. Not to mention sexist!
morbidlymormon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
That is a wonderful story behind this picture. I love it.
MissRodionov Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
ah, I like this picture alot.
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