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hades and persephone 2

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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DaveAndersenArt's avatar

Beautiful work! You are an excellent artist!

LiquidFrogStudios's avatar

So, this is the most faved artwork on the entirety of DeviantArt? Interesting...

Armaniche's avatar

The emotion that this masterpiece instills in a person is unparalleled!

MagdaleneJeanne's avatar

Still loving this painting ten years later.

CierinBlue's avatar

I first saw this years ago on YouTube and like everyone else, was deeply inspired to write a short story about Hades and Persephone. It's such a stunning painting! To me, what sells this scene the most is Hades's hand. It just conveys so much emotion, like he wants to touch her but is afraid and unsure if he should or not. I can sense his hesitation. He's clearly intrigued and has that "love at first sight" look on his face. Wonderful job on this memorable piece!!

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maskedandmiserable's avatar

AH, F-CK. I can't believe you've done this... ♥ This is like, one of my favorite art pieces of this couple of all time.

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?

BatmanFangirl's avatar

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

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

Vikkingita's avatar

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:

VenusLove13's avatar
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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I think someone is using your art for their navel advertisements…
Twilightnite's avatar
I swear I've seen this somewhere before...
ClaytoneCarpe's avatar
Très réussi ! ♥ ♥ ♥
flabbergastingdragon's avatar
Hades is a dirty old man tho :P
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