The Unbreakable Spirit by somerset

The Unbreakable Spirit

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Added: Nov 22, 2006
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not all Angels are born in Heaven......some are torn from the earth"

modelled by epilogue artist Socar Myles

"In the distant past our ancestors would cast offerings of gold and silver into the lakes and rivers across much of the world giving thanks and respect to the water spirits who in turn nurtured the land.
These days this respect and gratitude is all but gone apart from the wishing well fountains which are regarded by most as mere novelties of a more magical and far less cynical time.
What is cast into the life giving waters today is far less appealing or respectful to our ladies of the lakes.....but I believe these unbreakable spirits are but sleeping, perhaps like the great King Arthur...waiting for a better day

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somerset's picture

Thank you, Renata, so glad you like Smile

queenofchaos's picture

Brilliant work James

somerset's picture

Thank you, Kirsi! Yeah even though I enjoy doing straight portraits, I find that portraying someone with a fantasy element or situation far mor inspirational and fun....food for the brain too! Smile

kizalon's picture

wow.. hypnotizing expression, very touching image. The water is just right and the elements you placed there makes this so much more than a portrait. Beautiful work James!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Terry, this coming from you is a real compliment! Smile

frodo's picture

This is a wonderful piece James!..one of the best I`ve seen on Epilogue...

somerset's picture

Thank you Bill, such a great blast to get a thumbs up from you my friend Smile

somerset's picture

Thank you Pierre, I wanted to portray Socar in a concept that I imagine she would empathise with....hope I got it right:)

bcorbett67's picture

Great work James, love your colouring technique Smile

somerset's picture

Thank you Constanza, the rats idea was definately inspired by Socar's love for these cute little guys Smile

somerset's picture

Thank you for the lovely compliment, Malcolm

somerset's picture

Thank you Rita, was fun working out how best to convey those water effects Smile

somerset's picture

Thank you Dear Guest, there is no doubt that the Ophelia images probably had a subconscious influence on this one Smile

somerset's picture

Thank you Ken, a much appreciated comment my friend!

somerset's picture

Thank you Matt, I'm glad you like Smile

carles's picture

Hey James, I just saw it ! I have much catching up to do it seems. Sad It is our "own" Socar-Queen-of-Rats ! Laughing out loud She's great, a real Lady-of-the-Sulfured-Hydrogene-lake !

faerywitch's picture

Great job james!
really, the rats add anice touch!

fantasist's picture

Your achievement with coloured pencils is quite stunning. The detail and atmosphere are beautifully realised.

rita's picture

James, this is another fantastic artwork from you! Love the paper under water and that mood here! GREAT WORK

kenmeyerjr's picture

Of course...the minute I saw the rat, I knew it was Socar...this is a really nice addition to your gallery, James, I think it takes you into a more exploratory, moody and less restrictive area.

Guest's picture

Beautiful work with the pencils. This picture makes me think of those preraph paintings of Ophelia, somehow, with the flowers floating and her beeing half submersed in the water. I also like it having this important message.

mattbradbury's picture

I love this James..... It's so haunting

Art at its best.