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Persephone and Hades by Escaflowne411

Literature by Deacon-Blues-83




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hades and persephone 2 by sandara hades and persephone 2 by sandara
You can now buy this print as a laptop, ipad or iphone skin here! :)

society6.com/sandara/Hades-and…


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:

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she's not dead, just fainted.

oh, and also, pose ref from : fav.me/d25yyd1

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. fav.me/d1ifk16

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iconlilachiccups: wrote a pretty long story based on this :) lilachiccups.deviantart.com/ar…

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

:iconramenowl: wrote a poem based on this:ramenowl.deviantart.com/art/In…
:) and also a story! : fav.me/d3i1n8u

:iconthe-blue-wolf: wrote a poem based on this picture : fav.me/d3izje6 :)

:iconal130: wrote a series of poems inspired by this image : fav.me/d3l8el6

:iconxxdark-maidenxx: wrote a poem based on this pic : fav.me/d3law74

:iconkkunkitty: wrote a short piece for it here : kkunkitty.deviantart.com/art/H…

: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
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omg! Someone tattooed this on their leg! www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…
Thank you! :D I'm honored! It was done by Sarah Miller, looks great!


large wallpaper version here : sandara.deviantart.com/art/HnP…
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:iconpandora154085:
Pandora154085 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
BEAUTIFUL! 😍
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:iconideadlyhuman:
ideadlyhuman Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  New member
THAT. IS. AMAZING!!!
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:iconshadowflare78:
ShadowFlare78 Featured By Owner 18 hours ago
This is breathtaking, really beautiful!
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:iconmelodies36:
Melodies36 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Oh wow! Gorgeous work.  :)
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insanitylover1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
amazing...
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Loki-Son-Of-Odin Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
:iconicommentonstuff:
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:iconasinfulrose:
ASinfulRose Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to favor this picture a million times.
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PinkiePieGirl100 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
OH MY GOD!
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:iconcharlatte4611:
Charlatte4611 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I've seen this picture so many times! It's so cool to finally have found the artist behind it :)
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The-Poet-Twinheart Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
From the winter that you have painted, to the light that shines upon Persephone. You breathe in a life that cannot truly be described in the current human language.  Hades, always portrayed as evil, sometimes ugly, was given a touch of how a God should look. Letting the contrast between them both be subtle, yet still bold, is such a nice touch. 

Thank you for this, for it tells me the story that many forget.
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Elsaicepony Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Artist
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental
hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the
staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so
they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you
and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and
she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room
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Dracfan95 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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K8ArtStudio Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
Nice!
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WangJundu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Writer
Great love, for thee, sorrowful red flowers, flying into the skyline, in between 2 birds, from whom the sound of the Universe became dimmer, love was a key, a chain of events, all the while leading up to climaxes, or hatred oriented schemes, such as this one, for thee, love was not a game, why? Why was thine smile so so dim again inside my heart?
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PrincessIsaac Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ermefurkingawd Heart 
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:iconnoise-raptor:
Noise-Raptor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really appreciate the emotion expressed in this. Hardcore Feels.
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1Pizza-Box Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
"Its odd how something so dark can fall in love with something so bright"
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:iconfallennobody:
fallennobody Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful work
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YukiniLocao Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  New member
Oh, that's beautiful! Great job!
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allseeingeye3012 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  New member
Oh my goodness, this is GORGEOUS!!
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pj1214 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOW
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:iconnotmaddie:
notmaddie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Good picture but I really don't think it's "best On the site" material
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Jingsel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My second favourite "love story" of the ancient greek pantheon!
Very beautiful artwork, as stated countless times before. Contrast, motion, tension, creating feelings ... everything a good piece of art needs. And I like the way Hades' cape melts into the background - like a ghost just appearing from the underworld.

Brilliant!
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Renard-Magiconirique Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so great, I love how you inspire yourself from mythology :)
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V-J-Bartlett Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Loved this piece ever since I saw it as the back ground to the River of Tears (No Voice) video on Youtube.  What drew me in was Hades' expression and posture, like he's not sure he's allowed to touch her.
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JRennaeSmith Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can not express how lovely this is!!!!!! 
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Danydew Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2015
While this is definitely good because of its composition, lighting and detail, I don't understand why its so popular compared to all of the pieces that are great. The background was speedpainted in, It's difficult to find a strong underlying message, Hades' face is 2-dimensional, and really the only thing that draws you in is persephones' cleavage. So what makes this better then all of the artworks that surpass those criteria? 

I'm not a fan of pieces that attract viewers predominantly through shallow sex appeal. Art should go deeper than that.
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ShadedCorners Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I would really disagree with you about attracting viewers "predominantly through shallow sex appeal." This is well painted piece with tension, drama, and visual contrast between cold darkness and warm light. It's not relying on her cleavage to get viewers; the scenario and the composition would do that just as well on their own.
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Danydew Featured By Owner Edited Feb 19, 2015
It certainly is well painted as I mentioned. My only beef with this is that I spend hours a week browsing deviant art and consistently find pieces that do just about everything that this image does, but often with more attention to detail. It just confuses me that this should be the top image on the site for several months in a row when there is so much other wonderful art to see out there.
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ShadedCorners Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I'm not saying it's a super creative or brilliant piece or anything. I'm just saying that it's not the "sex appeal" making it popular, it's the artist's understanding of drama and composition.

Honestly this isn't even one of my favorite pieces. I just thought it was unfair to dismiss everything good about this painting by chalking its popularity to the girl's chest.
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Danydew Featured By Owner Edited Feb 20, 2015
Fair enough, but for the record, I didn't dismiss everything good about the painting. My first line opens with "While this is definitely good because of its composition, lighting and detail,". I appreciate your opinion related to everything else though.
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ShadedCorners Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
"really the only thing that draws you in is persephones' cleavage" was really my only problem with your critique, and I think I misunderstood what you meant :)
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Danydew Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
No worries buddy! :)
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oculusvision Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is great. Before I knew what it was supposed to be, it reminded me of Elric of Melniboné and perhaps Yyrkoon. Great work

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ZephyreZQ Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
So cool
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DrawUntoOblivion Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning and the amount of detail is amazing!! Well done :)
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katisaurusREX Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Gorgeous!
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piccusia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O this is just breathtaking... i love the contrast beetwen them two :heart:
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:iconcrysenley:
Crysenley Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so pretty! ;O; I keep staring thinking all these different scenarios in my head!
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LegoniusSC7 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful just stunning
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brownsuz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
I bought this print and it is now hanging on the wall of my office/guest bedroom.

I think it's the inherent romance of the story (after all, who can blame the god for wanting love and, well...sex in his life).  His brother had plenty of both and he did not have to dwell in and rule over the Underworld.

I LOVE this pic. 

I do have a question:  it appears that he is bending down in concern over her fallen body, but why is his left hand clenched?

Wouldn't he have his hand open as to stroke her sweet face to make sure that she is all right?  Sorry--just wondering.

P. S.--This picture inspired a poem that I wrote and submitted to the Poetry Foundation.  It did not win.  But thought you would like to know.
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kaiverta Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I think, with his hand, he's in the middle of an action - so there's tension there because she looks like she's fallen and he fears the worst (that she is dead), though he is still hoping that she isn't. So his arm is probably moving toward her and his hand will open when it gets closer. There would also be a fear of touching her, because that would definitely confirm that she has perished. Waaaah! 
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Francourecompositor4 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
He do that whit your hand because maybe he have fear of touch her? sorry for my english Sweating a little... 
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Oh my gosh, this looks incredible.
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alicemay18 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I were Persephone and Hades looked like that, I certainly wouldn't mind spending 6 months out of the year as his wife Anime Emoji (Shy Stalker)
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zezosquall Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
full of emotions n wordless feelings..Hug 
loved it Heart 
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OnlyAnime5ful Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
ooh amazing artwork :O
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Dark-Mountain-Queen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it :D
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aquasasuke Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I love it! It's sad that others actually steal others hard and beautiful artwork!
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