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83 Crossing the River Styx by KwehCat 83 Crossing the River Styx by KwehCat
My final piece for my concentration in art class! I was exploring darker aspects of fairy-tales, nursery rhymes, and folklore. I used acrylics to paint Barghest and Mary Mary Quite Contrary, then did a mixed traditional/digital for Ring Around the Rosey, then purely digital for kelpies and finishing with the River Styx. I was listening to some I Am Ghost while trying to figure out what my final piece should be of when their song 'Crossing the River Styx' came on. The River Sttyx is one of the rivers that runs to the Underworld as told by Greek mythology.

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Crossing the River Styx- I Am Ghost
Requiem...
Kyrie Elesion
Gratia tua illis succurrente
Mereantur evadere judicium
Fac eas de morte transire ad vitam
Et in memoria aeterna erit
Requiem...

(Rest...
Lord, have mercy
By the help of Thy grace
May they be enabled to escape the judgement
Grant them to pass over from death to life
And they shall live in memory everlasting.
Rest...)

[Soprano Solo:]
Tantus labor non sit cassus
Ne me perdas

(Such travail must not be in vain
Do not let me be lost)

[Tenor Solo:]
Cor Contritum quasi cinis
Quem patronum rogarturus?
ne me perdas

(My heart is as though ground to ashes
To which protector shall I appeal?
Do not let me be lost)
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miss-fenris Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FFFF STYX. :heart:
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KwehCat Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:w00t:
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silverwolverine Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student General Artist
wow I really like hpw you've done the glowing skeletons and didn't take me long at all to see this going with the music! this is fantastic XD
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KwehCat Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! :tighthug:
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fizzing-dragon Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student General Artist
I like how the skulls and that glow but you have to look closely to see the boat. (On my laptop anyway. :XD:) Nice. :D
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KwehCat Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The boat is a bit dark...

Thanks!
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fizzing-dragon Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student General Artist
I can just see it. Just. ;)
Welcome.
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KwehCat Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
>.<
Can you see the person in the boat at all?
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fizzing-dragon Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Yeah. Looks like the grim reaper. (Was that the intention?)
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KwehCat Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Yup, he takes the souls to the underworld!
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fizzing-dragon Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Thought so. :D You can just see him yeah. :D
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KwehCat Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:w00t:
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Yagara-lostWolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
It reminds me to some new art i saw at a gallery where they used neon (yeah everywhere OwO)
I really like the baground, youpve imrpoved a lot!!!
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KwehCat Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:XD: That sounds awesome!!

Thank you so much!! :tighthug:
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