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The melody of your demise
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Published: June 3, 2003
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Hello everyone, I'm back =} Soooo busy working, but I thought I'd say hi, drop a picture for you, and get back to bending to the whip of work. Picture done in photoshop 7, and painter 7, and for a special little something over at Epilogue.

Wallpaper version, again, available at [link] :} enjoy :]

As always, I wrote a little something to go with it - this time, a small version of a legend in the fantasy world I've created:


Mehach and Ereyon.

Tales speak of how Mehach, Goddess of Death, used to visit the world of Aii Chriaston in the past. She would herself step down from her ebony keep, and gently weave and coax souls from their discarded shells - and legends speak of how she, when gathering souls from a battlefield, met a wounded, but still breathing young man by the name of Ereyon.

Ereyon was beautiful in a way the Goddess had never seen before - she had seen beauty in Gods, but here, she saw beauty in life. In his pulse, in the beat of his heart, and she came to love him - and he came to love her.

She visited him every night, and every night they kissed. For nearly a year, they were together, but Ereyon had a secret he did not share with his mistress. Though her presence when she was with him was dimmed down - she was still Death, and she was slowly killing him. Rather than telling her, and losing what little time he had left with her, he kept quiet, and wasted away. Mehach was blinded by her love for him and suspected nothing until the day he actually died - and she felt his passing from her throne.

He did not come to her, though, as souls should. He clung to his grave and haunted the cemetery at night. Mehach called for him but he would not come - so she was forced to go down to him once again.

He did not want to go to the ebony keep, because he knew that then he would lose his memories and his love for her - he would lose what he had left. Haunting the cemetery, at least, would let him remember what they had shared.

Mehach spent the night in the graveyard, playing her harp - weaving patterns of his soul through her fingers, until, quiet as the wraith he was, he could no longer resist... and floated towards her, kissing her cheek - and she kissed him in return and thus stole his memories, and his love, and all that he once was... truly stealing his life before taking him back to the dark keep.

It is said that after this incident, after the tragic death of Ereyon, the Goddess of Death has never been seen on Aii Chriaston again.
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cwaynebell's avatar
It's truly stunning! And perfect for a book cover for my novel. I wonder if it's available?
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Eskoplja|Student General Artist
Gorgeous :love:
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I really like this :-)
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I am simply amazed! :)
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Gothic-Romantic99|Hobbyist General Artist
Such a magnificent image. I really like the ghostly image, his design, expression, everything. Truly lovely work with this one.
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CreeppingDeath|Student Digital Artist
Gogrous image!
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Y.. y.. your the one who made this pic! OMG! I have been searching for you for years! This picture has been an inspiration for me to draw for sooooo long! I was almost frozen in my seat when I found you to be the true creator!
Thank you for creating such amazing pieces. I hope one day I can be at least half as amazing!. :D
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A beautiful story to go with such a beautiful piece of art.
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SV-Blackart|Professional Interface Designer
amazing work hon , features here : [link]
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sKylarkNicole|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO BEAUTIFUL THE STORY IS and also the art. *sigh of happiness*
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:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
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Amanthus|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is deep! Nice work!
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wonderful work
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I remember seeing this on your site years ago, the image and the story stuck with me. I truly adore your muse and what it inspires you to do.
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Prozacreature|Student Digital Artist
unbelievable ! :heart: IT.
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SaraArtists|Professional Traditional Artist
soow affecting one deeply.....in the deep of night...
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mushroomGOD121|Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful and dark!
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I found this pic becuase I have The Melody of Your Demise Goth Metal Ballads CD; I just fall in love with the cover and searched on the internet who was the full of talent artist that created it. So good to know that you are here on DA:)
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It is not just your artwork I enjoy viewing, but your stories as well. It makes a piece come alive.
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Did you know the link you gave for the wallpaper version contains malware?
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