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Melancholia by Foxfires Melancholia by Foxfires
©Aimee Stewart, Foxfires - please see my CC Terms of Use before considering using this image for any personal or commercial use [link]
(Please do not repost this on Photobucket or Flickr!)
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Like a pearl dropped in red dark wine,
Your pale face sank within my heart,
Not to be mine, yet always mine.

The cruel agonies, the poignant struggles,
the bitter tears have been replaced by a tender companion...
pale and gentle Melancholy

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Artist's notes: What started out as a doodle to break through my Artist's block, turned into this. Letting the mind wander, enjoying texture and color....


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Model: :iconchonastock: [link]
Brushes: [link]
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:iconesteri:
esteri Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
absolutely amazing, breath taking piece of art. I love it!
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:iconhenriked:
HenrikeD Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Student Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! The colours and atmosphere are amazing. It feels like a dream
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:iconmorphine-cloud:
Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Gorgeous work with the hair....
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:iconthelisteningroom:
thelisteningroom Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009   Interface Designer
Fantastic, this is really amazing!
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:iconvanessow:
vanessow Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
This is beautiful. I love the technique with the flowers in her hair.
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:iconkathars1s:
Kathars1s Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Beautiful colors!
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:iconarmawolf:
armawolf Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so very lovely
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you so much sweetness!!

I've been so absent from here lately... I gotta catch up!!
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:iconwillowwolf23:
Willowwolf23 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Wonderful work! :heart:
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
...Stunning...:heart:
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much sweetness!
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:iconlacydrawers:
LACYDRAWERS Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Writer
Thank you for your wonderful art. I have featured you in my article "So Much Colour....." [link]:iconcupid:
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awww you are so sweet!! Thank you!! (And my apologies for the late reply!!)
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:iconxxgwenxx:
xxGWENxx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
WOW, that's one hellava doodle.... I simply adore the backdrop. I think you need to make wallpaper for my house....Can you imagine? Floor to ceiling... wall to wall....
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
LOL!!! I just saw this comment. Hmmm - Foxfires Wallpaper.... *wheels start turning* LOL

Thank you!!
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:iconkell909:
kell909 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the feeling of layers and depth, it gives the piece a feeling of mystery and a very interesting story behind it all. Lovely. :-)
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconsleetwealth:
Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Great textures ,colors and mood. Your work is one of the very few Id actauly like on my walls.
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much again!! I am getting caught up on my messages, and just had to let you know how much I appreciate your support!
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:iconfrank-beer:
Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   Photographer
Extremely creative use of stock resources. Looks awesome.
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Frank!
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Omg....I love this one!!!! You have done a perfect job!! :clap:
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:hug::iconfurrydanceplz: Thank you Cindy!! (And so sorry for the late reply!! I'm scrambling to get caught up!! LOL)
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:iconnikaleena:
Nikaleena Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very striking image you've put together here. Wow.
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Nik sweety!!
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:iconduirwaighstudios:
DuirwaighStudios Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Well done! :-)
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you SO much Silas!! It's such a relief to be free of the art block finally...
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:iconannie-bertram:
Annie-Bertram Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
wonderful
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconcherishedmemories:
CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Beautiful work and scene. :heart:
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconcinnamoncandy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty.
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! (And apologies for the late reply - I'm scrambling to get caught up as usual!! lol)
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:icontatucito:
tatucito Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Is a very beautiful and delicate work:sun:
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!
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:icondarkcath:
darkcath Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
the feeling is really there and i love how you worked with the brushes mixing them with the texture :nod:
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!
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:iconpatriciarodelaartist:
PatriciaRodelaArtist Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aimee, these is beautiful. I'm adding it to my Mask collection of yours. I'm using your Christine as my desktop right now and I'm going to use this one for my other desktop on my photography account on my computer. Long story short I had to make a second account on my PC to use my PSP program. It wouldn't work right on my main account. But on the bright side I get to use both of these beautiful pictures! :clap:
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you again sweet Sis!! :D I'm getting caught up on my comments here, and just had to pounce you again!! LOL :iconfurryhugplz:
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:iconpatriciarodelaartist:
PatriciaRodelaArtist Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thanks!:icondeathhugplz:
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:iconadastra14:
Adastra14 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful work. as always :)

im simply in awe of calligraphy in art. that sepia feel. it gives the hint that it holds so much more than it seems.
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! And I agree - there's such a lovely, meloncholy feel that the calligraphy gives. Letters from a time forgotten, and a life unknown.
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:iconwizillusions:
wizillusions Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work as usual. I really liked your artist's comments, the bitter tears have been replaced by a tender companion.
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much sweetness! (And here I am, scrambling to get caught up on comments once again LOL)
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:iconwizillusions:
wizillusions Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
That is the cost of popularity. :lol:
:hug:
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow.... so many fascinating textures...very beautiful :love: keep going!
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconhawkj:
hawkj Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
The mystery is the story. Enjoy your technique.
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!
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