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Raven by Imaginata Raven :iconimaginata:Imaginata 1 0 Lanterns for the Lost by Imaginata Lanterns for the Lost :iconimaginata:Imaginata 2 2 If on a Winter's Night... by Imaginata If on a Winter's Night... :iconimaginata:Imaginata 1 0 Midnight by Imaginata Midnight :iconimaginata:Imaginata 3 0 Jack and Sally in 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' by Imaginata Jack and Sally in 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' :iconimaginata:Imaginata 9 0 Hannah by Imaginata Hannah :iconimaginata:Imaginata 0 0 Bubblegum Autumn by Imaginata Bubblegum Autumn :iconimaginata:Imaginata 0 0 Life in the Darkness by Imaginata Life in the Darkness :iconimaginata:Imaginata 1 0 Insomnia by Imaginata Insomnia :iconimaginata:Imaginata 1 0 Sun Flowers by Imaginata Sun Flowers :iconimaginata:Imaginata 0 0 Death and Dream Wedding Card by Imaginata Death and Dream Wedding Card :iconimaginata:Imaginata 1 6 Mandie Pistol by Imaginata Mandie Pistol :iconimaginata:Imaginata 1 0 Lip Practice by Imaginata Lip Practice :iconimaginata:Imaginata 3 0 Eye Practice by Imaginata Eye Practice :iconimaginata:Imaginata 4 0 Lenny by Imaginata Lenny :iconimaginata:Imaginata 2 0 Feb 2018 Challenge - Day 10 - Black Bear Cub by Imaginata Feb 2018 Challenge - Day 10 - Black Bear Cub :iconimaginata:Imaginata 3 0


Piranha Colored Psdelux by psdeluxe Piranha Colored Psdelux :iconpsdeluxe:psdeluxe 288 21 July by Dferous July :icondferous:Dferous 70 7 Acquaintance by maxasabin Acquaintance :iconmaxasabin:maxasabin 2,580 78 Dance with the Wind by yuumei Dance with the Wind :iconyuumei:yuumei 6,348 126 The Dryad - Version 2 by jerry8448 The Dryad - Version 2 :iconjerry8448:jerry8448 283 0 N by viktorow N :iconviktorow:viktorow 178 5 Autumn leaves in the light by umbatman Autumn leaves in the light :iconumbatman:umbatman 956 22 Bond by JadeMerien Bond :iconjademerien:JadeMerien 1,808 46 Gothic Amy Render by Nibroc-Rock Gothic Amy Render :iconnibroc-rock:Nibroc-Rock 1,123 70 Magic book by Ellysiumn Magic book :iconellysiumn:Ellysiumn 1,967 235 November by Dferous November :icondferous:Dferous 141 2 STOCK Common Raven Flying (with Alpha Layer) by netzephyr STOCK Common Raven Flying (with Alpha Layer) :iconnetzephyr:netzephyr 441 140 A Sense of Calm by AuroraLion A Sense of Calm :iconauroralion:AuroraLion 683 27 winter by loish winter :iconloish:loish 3,371 45 40-day challenge #4 - Day 28 by DesigningLua 40-day challenge #4 - Day 28 :icondesigninglua:DesigningLua 195 35 Snowdrop Forest 9 by Kuoma-stock Snowdrop Forest 9 :iconkuoma-stock:Kuoma-stock 36 5


James Stenhouse
United Kingdom
Art is just something I love and enjoy and, when I get it right, gives me a feeling like no other! I'm so far away from where I want to be, but I'll keep on practicing. I'm writing as well, and currently illustrating a short story I've done; slowly, though! :D

Thanks for looking! :)



This started life as a little sketch with snow and Silver Birch as background, but it ended up like this. I also didn't want to add detail to the dress because I thought the black was really powerful on its own and didn't want to take away from that, so colours were kept minimal. The hair is the colour it is 'cos I wanted to try and get similar colours as seen in raven feathers in daylight. Hope you like :) (Smile) 


Thank you once again to the marvellous stock (from which I used 3 images for reference) of Janna Prosvirina whose page DA page is here:

And to for reference for the raven.
Lanterns for the Lost
Lanterns are such beautiful things and it’s on my bucket list to go see a mass release of them, probably in Thailand where they’re used for ceremonial reasons during certain holidays. I think traditionally, they’re usually used as good luck wishes or for sending cares and worries away on the winds, particularly in China. In this painting, I like to think of them as symbolising our love and prayers for those who have gone before us, sailing away into the heavens to be heard by those we’ve lost and who still live in our hearts (pets most definitely included).


Model and Stock:…
This from a sketch I made about a minute before the one I did for 'Hannah' that I posted the other day, hence the similarity, this one a bit more gothic looking. I'm enjoying this style :)
Jack and Sally in 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci'
My new Jack and sally painting. Hadn’t planned on doing one for a while, but the idea for this popped into my head Friday gone and I couldn’t resist. It’s based on an 1893 painting by the wonderful John William Waterhouse called ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’. Waterhouse was one of the late Victorian romantic artists that followed the Pre-Raphaelites and is probably my fave artist ever :)


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GregTutorials Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Heart Shine Emoji Spread More Love Emote - PLZ Hello there! I'm trying to give love to many accounts of deviantArt and maybe, get a smile or make someone happy because you never know when someone needs love! 
I hope you have a beautiful and creative week and that you can achieve everything you set your mind to! 
Never give up because good things will come to your life! 
I wish you to happiness today and always! Spread More Love Emote - PLZHeart Shine Emoji
ps: Great gallery, I loved it!
Imaginata Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
Hey! Thanks for the wonderful commment! Have a beautiful and creative week too! :) (Smile) Heart