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He cast you to this isolation, Without the spark that made life real
Nothing lost below the mourning, Nothing moves and nothing feels
Your distant eyes filled up with longing, Who steals the dignity within?
Black sails fade from the horizon, And take away your innocence
It doesn't have to end this way, He filled your head with make believe
No time to cry so wake up, Ariadne
If doesn't have to be this way, You define what you believe
Take hold of your destiny, Remember...
What's inside
So cautiously you walk the dawning, Searching through deserted dreams
He used your love, he used your body, And then discarded everything
Your wanting eyes filled up with silence, To find the dignity within
To free the world beyond regretting, Beyond the grays of innocence
Step inside and feel division, Words make the delusion real
Truth is not alive in knowledge, But dead within the lies we deal
Theseus will break your heart
What life has failed to grant you, Live to claim, and claim to live
So many paths lead to tomorrow, What love has lost
Can you forgive?

- Ariadne by The Cruxshadows

Ariadne -
Frame - purchased

I have never done anything like this before in a digital medium. The final image is massive. This represents 14 hours worth of work (not including 3 hours that I lost when the harddrive powercable fell out) and at least 35 layers. I think I'm gonna go sleep now.
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alomhordozo57's avatar
Amazing work!
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this is AMAZING!!! i love those earings:)
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phantoms-sirenProfessional Digital Artist
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RustyoldtownHobbyist General Artist
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Love it, absolutely. I can almost imagine the Minotaur hovering over her shoulder as she watches her sister sail away with her husband. Really fantastic how you managed to bring the whole story back to me in one piece.
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IslandheartStudioProfessional General Artist
This is incredible! I love the soft colors and the muted background in the white framing. This piece really stands out. I just got done looking through your whole gallery; you're fantastically talented.
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phantoms-sirenProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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I'm in love with her tunic/cloth outfit. The shadeing in it is so well done and soft.
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AmazonofexeterProfessional General Artist
another great pic - critique...i can't see anything obvious thats out of place for the style!
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I love it! You're just too damn talented! :blowkiss:
Darkborne's avatar
that is some awesome work! make more in this style!
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l-aurens Photographer
Yes yes yes!!!

I'm so glad! I've been wanting you to do more of this art nouveau stuff, and it makes me very happy. I still have personal problems with computer coloring, but that must just be me. I love this, though.
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phantoms-sirenProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! All the art in our house is art nouveau (and drink related LOL) so it was only a matter of time. I have some ideas for more...
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l-aurens Photographer
Great. Glad you're committed to making me happy. ;)
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Oooo, Phantoms... That's wonderful.
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That is absolutely amazing. Stunning piece!
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gabrielsangelStudent Artist
God, she's beautiful! Your artwork never fails to astound me! All the color and detail! IT's so wonderful! :hug:
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It's beautiful!

I think I'm gonna cry...
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That's all I can say, really.

This is just... wow... just .... wow!
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:wow: its amazing!! :clap: :+favlove:
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