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She Held Her Breath... by postapocalypsia She Held Her Breath... by postapocalypsia
What is she waiting for? Is it hide & seek? Is it life & death? Is she bird watching? Make up your own story!
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:iconfeyre-mist:
Feyre-Mist Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
The young queen's soldiers are hunting her because she accused of witchcraft.  She really is innocent, but that makes no nevermind to the soldiers or the queen, she enjoys hearing the screams of innocent women as they are tortured and delights as they are tied to the wood to burn or crucified in her rose garden.

This one too, will end up caught, and suffer before she dies for the enjoyment of the queen and her guests.
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JacobMainland Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, great work :love:
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Darkwalk12 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
It would be awesome to play hide and seek it a woods like that!
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The-Happy-Apple Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Her back was itchy, and that tree just happened to be there~ c:<

haha i love this! The colours are so vibrant and it just looks wonderful :D
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey that's the best explanation I have had yet - of course her back was itchy!
Thanks for your comments - most appreciated :)
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The-Happy-Apple Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
haha youre very welcome! Im glad you enjoyed that comment c:
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:iconjohnramb0:
JohnRamb0 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just amazing

i feel like im there with her
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope you are both having a good time! Glad you like it :)
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AnaturalBeauty Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think its life and death... she just looks so scared of whatever may be behind her....
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I will let you be the judge - it's fun if you make up your own story to suit :)
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AnaturalBeauty Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well, maybe shes hiding from someone while playing a game, but I just get the feeling shes scared... lol
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froggiechan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
my god the background is breathtaking!!
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm pleased you like it! :)
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gelen6350 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
I donīt see a fearfull face, I see it like she is wathcing someone, maybe stalking xD. I see her face and think like she knows what she's doing, like with some hidden intention. Who knows, it's more intriguing to see it that way, i like it :).
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I would like to think she wasn't seriously fearful, I agree...
Thanks for your feedback - much appreciated! :)
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Passion91 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist


beautiful painting :wow:
liked the details ..

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amazing work

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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly :)
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Passion91 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D
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phantomdeviant Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
She lives in an enormous tree and a UFO has landed on her nest/home.
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
...I hope they didn't break it in the process! =D
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phantomdeviant Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
I guess we will have to wait for the next installment of the story to find out! ;)
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Jose-Fien Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your paintings are truly amazing ! An a huge inspiration for me . I hope that one day I'll be able to paint as good as you :worship:
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind words:)
I hope your painting brings you as much satisfaction as mine brings me =D
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Jose-Fien Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They actually do , but I'm not as good as you :)
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I have had many years of practice, and I like to think I am improving all the time - I am sure this will be the same for you:)
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Jose-Fien Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well , I guess so :) But seeing your work makes me want to paint again . I'm a person who like to do a lot of differenn kinds of traditionnal art ...
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MyWorld1 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the detail!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like!:)
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MyWorld1 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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DhanThePilgrim Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your works. It is so refreshing and the colors really work !
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much:)
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Cerber-OS Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!

..i see a womans face on the right side of the picture oO
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmm... you may have to point it out for me, I'm curious.
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Cerber-OS Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the face is formed by the leaves near the ground on the right side
well on the left side of that.. path thingy
well i guess its not that obvious to other people
i guess my mind is just weird :P
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one reason why i cant make backgrounds
i think that anyone would see the things i see in them so i try to draw it somehow different and such
well and i just give up
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ok, I'm with you now. I often do the same thing - seeing faces and shapes in the detail of pictures. It's good fun, thanks for the observation:)
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Cerber-OS Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uh no problem xD
sorry for not really saying what i thought about your art D:
its really awesome
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AZVaquero Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Another excellent work. And, I agree with Dragdar; intelligent, resourceful, strong willed too. She appears to be afraid, but it is held in check, it is calculated, and purposful. Once again, I am amazed at the features and expressions in your art work! Wow! It would be a perfect cover for a book (Dragdar..... do you write?). Thank you for sharing you works.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for that - I like the idea of portraying characters with substance and depth - glad you like it!
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AZVaquero Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
I look through so very many fantasy artworks, and still I come back to your works with aticipation.... Knowing that, in fact I will find characters with "substance". This in turn allows "us", the viewer to relate and dream about the ones you have brought to life for us. Like this very one, and Beauty and the Beast! Buen Hecho, Well done!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - I am working up some ideas now for some new paintings with characters - hopefully they shouldn't be too far away...
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Dragdar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
It looks like the end of the road right there. (probably a side road)

So... she's cornered, that for sure.

By the way she's dressed she probably lives either near the forest or in it.

She's bare foot-> she's used to taking long walks in forest -> I doubt she's lost

She's intelligent, cautious and resourceful

She chose that place for a reason I think she was walking near the main road when she heard some noise. Rumors have it that the imperial army is going this way.

But it's not the army to be exact it's imperial escort.
The most elite soldiers appear before her eyes. Wearing armor like she's never seen before, fits them like a glow , decorated with golden lines and symbols of the royal family.

They were escorting a chariot so beautiful that she held her breath for second. Made of dark red wood with blue and purple curtains. It was something that a plain girls like her probably never see in their entire lives.

Handsome men so strong in their build,
with such determination in their eyes and strictness in their posture made her heart beat faster...
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I can detect the whiff of a new novel in the air! Make sure you let me know what happens...sounds great so far:) :thumbsup:
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Dragdar Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
I doubt I have enough vocabulary to write a quality English novel, maybe in my native language.

If I ever write one and I use one of your artworks I'll surely give you credit.

I wanted to post a well written comment on a masterfully done art piece as requested from you in "Artist comments".

P.S.
And by the way do you have any advice on how to paint brown leather armor?

I did the shadows and highlights but it just doesn't feel right.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope you write your novel, english or otherwise!
As for leather armor, I have never painted any, but firstly I would find some reference and study that, and maybe see how other artists have tackled it. Decide whether it is smooth and shiny (reflective) or dull and tarnished. This will determine the way light and colour reacts with it. Good luck with that!
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
she's posing for the painting...heehee
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
What an actress! =D
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AmeRyuu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Beautiful, you have a real gift. I like so many pieces of your work. =) And I like being able to come up with my own story for this piece let's the imagination run.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's the bit I like - that the viewer has a part to play too! =D
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AmeRyuu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Yea, I write so I like being able to look at a piece that may not have a full story behind it and work on my creative side as well. Plus I get to look at great work and appreciate it. =)
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Everybody wins! :) =D
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