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Surrendering by enayla Surrendering by enayla
I did not intend to update deviantart before the fav note thing had changed... but I received a letter this morning on how unfair I'm being... so I guess here I am, in spite of everything.

As for this picture - her hand is screwed up, I know... I just don't have the time to fix it right now.

There is a little bit of writing to go with it, as with most my pictures:

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Surrender.

pale like the first snow.
cold as the tempting, tentative touch,
of the shivering frost.

dim like the early morning -
smooth, and sugary,
like the lingering taste of chocolate.

warm, as only a spring morning can be,
delicate like a child's fingers.

surrender.

surrender me.

cool like the blade of a dagger.
~

And a close up? [link]
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:icontalkymeat:
TalkyMeat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I love pictures where a proper look tells a rather different story from your first glance. Excellent!
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purpleh2o Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Very good.
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dustfae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Hello, you have been featured here in my journal [link]

Thank you for sharing this beautiful work with us :)
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This wonderful work is featured here: [link] !
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:icongalatea88:
Galatea88 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
this one too *_* so sublime
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:iconanettetyler:
anettetyler Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
Beautiful work
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:iconpappersfia:
Pappersfia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Just amazing! I first saw this piece in the d'artiste. One of my favourite pitcures ever, I think.
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:iconautumnequinox:
AutumnEquinox Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
:gapes:
:teddy:
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:icontouch-not-this-cat:
Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Typical aristocratic prigs.
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:iconlavox:
lavox Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
I love your passages...
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:iconatenea217:
Atenea217 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
love it.. i've had this one saved in my pc for a long time.. hadn't been able to discover who the autor was.. i think my cousin sent it once to me by msg... lol.. well.. now i know.. jaja
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:iconfardays:
FarDays Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
...reminds me of Dangerous Liasons.
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:iconrosalafae:
rosalafae Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006
Gorgeous picture, and I love the storyness behind it. A :+fav: methinks.
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:iconviethra-schepherd:
Viethra-Schepherd Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
This is very well done and quite thought provoking.
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:icondustfae:
dustfae Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
This is my favorite picture on deviantart. i find myself comming back to it time and time again. The expression on the mans face is just stunning and so subtle. Beautiful work!
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deaddarkness Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this piece the man very hot :lmao: I assume the knives are "backstabing" symbolising the hate they have for each other. Thank god they arent killing each other :rofl: I already fav this piece be cool if ya did some characters of mine :p
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:iconkrueldulf:
krueldulf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work... Is like a evocation of the wish to perpetue the love in the beautiful way of the murdering... is simply... delicious
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:iconakuinnen:
Akuinnen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
I like the detail on the pattern on the jacket and the lace in the dress. Its nice to look back on some of your older works ^^.
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saqib Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
well i don't know much about art, but i like this paintings its saying some how fact to me as i am feeling i am describing. i feel the lips of the girls and the boys wants to get together. but at the same time boys have temptation in his eyes they are properly well dress and performing their rolle and pretending their love. and some how i feel that they are in love with each other but some reason trying to get rid each other both have as girls close her eyes and waiting for may be one last kiss.....

but the picture have very deep expression and in real you can watch it for many hours and its let you think that why they are doing this and may be insist to think that did they killed each other as are realy chracter. why they are doing that because they both are in love as well.

don't mind i don't have very good english and may be what every i am tying is not worth what i mean to.
but infact i like this one more and i feel from all of your picture that you always see then inside of the body and your outer body always explain your inner as the mirror one the shoing some how inner evil. but your study of soul seems to be very strong. and you can present all the things very proffessional.

if you feel any thing bad or if its not goes with your picture then i am sorry but i said what every i feels
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PixieSmell Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
i like this painting its really cool.

just a quick q, what is the story with the "fav note thing" and how are you being unfair?
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eLEmeNt-of-sOLituDe Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
well friken done!!!! [i believe shes gonna win!!!]
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:iconrillani:
rillani Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I like the patterning on his jacket, a nice subtle detail.
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:iconloa4ever:
Loa4eVER Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
Wow... nice work:).
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:iconanarene:
anarene Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
i love the earthy tones. <3 it adds to the over-all mood.
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:iconseadeath:
seadeath Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
gread
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:iconcaramel--chokecherry:
oo this is a powerful piece of work!
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Cathartic-Rhapsody Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2005   Writer
I don't think the hand is messed up...but that's just me.

I love this one because it's sort of a..dual betrayl almost. A mutual lust for blood.
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lola-piano Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2005
Oh. this made me shiver...
the look in his eyes...so fit to what he is up to.
this is so beautiful.. yet it frightens me so much!
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AsliBayrak Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2004  Professional General Artist
I want a print ! beautiful :peace:
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:iconzombiehunter:
zombiehunter Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2004
this deeply impacts me in ways i cannot explain. I don't usually stare at artwork for such a long time, ever.
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
It's awesome!!
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dwilliams Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004
THE BIRDS are what make this, I think. They're so...foreboding.
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Chocolate-Frosting Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
Hehe, it's gorgeous!
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:iconlady-silvertongue:
Lady-Silvertongue Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
This is the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen...along with everything else you have done!!!! You are so amazing!!! Everything you do is a masterpiece!!!
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LadyEmrys Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
O_o Double betrayal... darker mood pieces always catch my attention ^^. The early morning mist feeling is really cool and their clothes are beautifly done. And the lacework at the top is a nice detail. Beautiful, just like everything else in your gallery.
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Dark-angel-Essence Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2004
I love her dress.
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TaksArt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
*just stares in awe.......begins to drool*
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frighteningdeceit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2004
the detail is gorgeous!!!!!!
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:icondeadweight69:
DeadWeight69 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2003
He looks like Leonardo...and she looks sorta like Kat from 10 Things I Hate About You...They look good :)
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fetology101 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2003
the color tone to this is perfect, I love the autumn colors. The fogginess of the background works really well, and the flock of birds really helps break up the negative space.

The subject matter reallly hits home right now, I'm gonna have to add this to my favs
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daemonicus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2003   Digital Artist
Great draw!
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calignosity Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2003
This moment reminds me of the climax of Puccini's opera Tosca when to save the life of her beloved succumbs to the evil chief of police, Scarpia. She has already resolved herself to the decision of letting this deviant have his way with her. But when this moment arrives she is so repulsed at the drama unfolding that she cannot go through with her original agreement. Her only way out is the only way out. She draws the dagger from the desk nearby and conceals it until the opportune moment arrives. As in many Puccini operas the heroine has the last word, in this scene, an ultimately in the conclusion of the opera. She deals the final blow and accepts her role as murderer and martyr.
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Mr-out-law Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2003
Smart and nice all ur tue art works makes me think deeply and just stare at the drawing it self
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scottdoom Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
The clothing on them is very well done. The rest is pretty good too.
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garfield101 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i liek this so much it looks like the woman is a traitor in this this has so much symbolism in it i like it. the color is even good its crisp? the knife is good also. even the garden setting like is good
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BBMacToma Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
General Hein...? :tear: ....Douglas? ...................*CRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIES* So beautiful but why!? WHY!?!?!?! Why do they have to stab each other! Love is a beautiful thing! CHERISH IT!!! Or else this lonely biyotch will cry and mourn and their opportunity will be meaningless! Think of the starving kids in China!!! Think of the lonely women in America!!! *punches both characters of painting* YOU JERKS!!!! GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *runs away*
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pennylanechic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2003   Writer
Beautiful as always. I'm completely blown away by your talent. Why do you have more of your artwork available on DA prints?
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palewyntergirl Featured By Owner May 28, 2003
WHOA LOVE THIS
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whonabo Featured By Owner May 11, 2003
I love this image very much. I love things like this!
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jelanen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2003
Wow, extremely cool. Excellent job.
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