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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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:iconrenard-magiconirique:
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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:iconpiccusia:
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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CalyBurger Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Someone stole this and put it up themselfs
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Noviazi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  New member Student General Artist
noodlenose.deviantart.com/art/… This has been stolen. v-v please report it to da, as only the original artist can.
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sandara Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Thank you, I have filed a DCMA. :)
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:iconnoviazi:
Noviazi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Good. I really hope this goes well. vwv
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:iconsandara:
sandara Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Did... that person steal your user icon as well? >_>;;
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Noviazi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Oh my god. Wow. That um, that pisses me off. She literally just called it "illegal" and "furry pr0n" ??? Why.
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sandara Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Some people are just trolls. Just file a DCMA and ignore. :)
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Noviazi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  New member Student General Artist
I will, thanks. 
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EveSoderlund Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  New member  Traditional Artist
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EveSoderlund Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  New member  Traditional Artist
noodlenose has stolen this. Just to let you know. Please report them.
beauty and the best
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sandara Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Thanks for the heads up, I have filed a DCMA.
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EveSoderlund Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  New member  Traditional Artist
You're welcome. 
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XSarrilX Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...
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GlennCroft Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Well I was 15 when I saw this and now Im on college. Can we stop paying DeviantArt so we can see new art? Please? THANKS.
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Tounushifan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
LOL!
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kouanto Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
So beautiful!~
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GhostofYodelingGoats Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  New member Professional General Artist
Good work, but you have to check out my art, it's just out of this world! +YEJUN - Love  (Emoticon) AmazingPhil 4 Xiumin Emoticon 29 - Hey Sexy Pikachu Blush Kaori V Icon 
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Get2daChoppa Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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GhostofYodelingGoats Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  New member Professional General Artist
your face is spam! CHICA INTENSIFIES chat icon 
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Marksmansam Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Amazing i love it i perfer persephones alt names though like amaia
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lucigirl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
I love this story. Cool pic!!
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aeoncat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
mmhmmmm 
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lauraypablo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, wow and wowwwww
this is really really beautiful!!!!!!
i love it!!:heart:
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