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This painting is pure appeasement.

Love kicked my ass to the curb this year, and then stomped on it a few times for good measure, and there comes a time when even the most dedicated skeptic/agnostic/quasi-atheist decides it's time to beg for mercy from the goddess who runs that particular show.

So, with the poet Sappho, let me just say...

Iridescent-throned Aphrodite, deathless
Child of Zeus, wile-weaver, I now implore you,
Don't--I beg you, Lady--with pains and torments
Crush down my spirit.

Come to me once more, and abate my torment;
Take the bitter care from my mind, and give me
All I long for; Lady, in all my battles
Fight as my comrade.*

This is a digital piece, Art Nouveau style because I just plain love Art Nouveau, and I picked tomatoes as the floral element because A) I thought it was funny and B) the humble tomato was once known as the "love-apple" and considered to be an aphrodisiac, which term of course also derives from "Aphrodite."

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*Translated by Elizabeth Vandiver.
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oneluckyduck Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Ah! So late to critique, but isn't the thicker part of the eyebrow inside?

Love it, nevertheless!
CEMEH Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Nice !
deadmalleus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Student General Artist
this (among others) is simply perfect. You are definatly very talented.

some day I will top you :D

loved your work
cecelia327 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
I have to :+fav: this just because of the anatomy. It makes me so happy because it's so realistic and not completely anorexic like I usually see. That, and, with the day I'm having, this was just perfect to see.
MVRH Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Some of your things reminds me of Alphonse Mucha Art.
Day-Dreamer07 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
She's beautiful.
This is a really nice drawing, and very realistic.

Although I can't help but think that those "love apples" look like tomatoes...:giggle:
SlavicWolf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
cool. someone else that loves Art Nouveau!
LoopyWolf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
That's a new style
mandiocaStudio Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
Art nouveau :P
dragynsidhe Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
...i have to admit that her right eyebrow bugs me. that said, though, i love her expression, the composition in general (art nouveau-style heart cutouts?!? YES!), and especially the tomatoes (way to go with the "poisonous love-apples" reference!)... the seashell at her breast is also a nice referential touch. and if that wasn't enough, i love the realism in your nudes.
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