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hades and persephone 2

By sandara
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You can now buy this print as a laptop, ipad or iphone skin here! :)…

EDIT : thank you everyone who fav'ed and commented on this pic! i'm totally blown away by the response here. i never expected so many people would like this pic so much! so... a big thank you to all of you! :heart:

she's not dead, just fainted.

oh, and also, pose ref from :

AND.... here's the original sketch of the couple from 2008

(omg so long ago) which i had said i would repaint, but i didn't lol.


iconlilachiccups: wrote a pretty long story based on this :)…

:iconalexiathehedgehog123: wrote a short story based on this pic : alexiathehedgehog123.deviantar…

:iconramenowl: wrote a poem based on…
:) and also a story! :

:iconthe-blue-wolf: wrote a poem based on this picture : :)

:iconal130: wrote a series of poems inspired by this image :

:iconxxdark-maidenxx: wrote a poem based on this pic :

:iconkkunkitty: wrote a short piece for it here :…

:iconwritingbycandlelight: wrote a story based on this image :writingbycandlelight.deviantar…

:iconshearwaterhydrangea: wrote a poem inspired by this pic : shearwaterhydrangea.deviantart…

:iconhammer777: wrote a short story inspired by this pic : Hades Wasn't Cold

:iconatticraiders: did a photoshoot based on this!
 Faint of Heart - Faint of Heart - Persephone and Hades Romance

omg! Someone tattooed this on their leg!…
Thank you! :D I'm honored! It was done by Sarah Miller, looks great!

large wallpaper version here :…
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© 2011 - 2020 sandara
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VioletRaven's avatar

I see this image every time I listen to my favourite song

And though I always read your name I've only just thought after nearly 2 years to come here and thank you properly. The image is perfect for the song but also for everything it means to me. What the artist didn't know at the time was that song and image together perfectly epitomises my favourtie series of books, Night World, especially book 6 Soulmates. It also plays very much into my adult favourite series of Black Jewels, again about a (near) immortal and a short lived girl.

I've always connected and loved the Hades and Persephone myth, and while this fed a little into my retelling of that, far more, it has been the backdrop to a novel about time travel and timeless romance. Always in my periphery when I'm writing. Thank you so much for sharing your art with the world. If I clean up a few drafts lf either and get back into DA I can link you. Very much looking forward to seeing the other art you've inspired through all the links here. 💜

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This image is the perfect representation of a critical occurrence in the book that I'm writing! The main villain, a dark elf, dressed as is the man in this picture, his beloved on the floor, about to die — is beautiful and has reddish hair much like the girl in this picture. A few details are a little different here and there, but seeing this picture was such a mindblowing moment...

How would you like to come work for me?

I'm kidding. Not really... But if you wanted to, and this is the quality of the work you produced, how much would you charge? No, really. How much?

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BatmanFangirlHobbyist Photographer

I have been in love with this picture for years, the contrast between them is beautiful!

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If you want you can also follow me on this channel and see my gallery

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This is a beautiful picture, everything from the colours and the flow is so beautiful. I absolutely love it ❤️

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VikkingitaStudent Digital Artist

I use your picture to create a story in my wattpad page in spanish. I love it and give you credits for the image of course. IM A BIG FAAAN:heart: :heart:

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I love this such a beautiful picture of the story hades and persephone, this definitely has all the emotion that I was looking for. Great job keep going.
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Chr1stChanProfessional Digital Artist
I think someone is using your art for their navel advertisements…
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I swear I've seen this somewhere before...
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ClaytoneCarpeProfessional Writer
Très réussi ! ♥ ♥ ♥
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flabbergastingdragonHobbyist Digital Artist
Hades is a dirty old man tho :P
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NinjaFoxLunaStudent Digital Artist
I had the other comments. apparently the lily archer ad bought a license to use it and its buried in comments but she did give you credit for the original
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Kiwi-chuHobbyist General Artist
I think someone's making money from your art. I cant post a screenshot but it's on Instagram as a Lily Archer book
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MarKol1Student Traditional Artist
I’m speachless,such a good painting.
Very good job, i absolutely love it💕
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damn, Hades has such a tender look on his face....
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Little3PigsStudent Digital Artist
I love the composition more than anything, the contrast of color, the poses, and just the right amount of detail. It's perfeclty mix togheter to produce such a beautiful picture!
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blackdragonianHobbyist Photographer
very nice art work
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Aghh, sorry for adversting here. The picture is amazing! I'm in love!
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