Nelicquele by enayla

Nelicquele

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Added: Nov 05, 2002
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_______The forest had tones of amber and moss, and the shadows were a dusky, whispery purple much like the colour of her eyes.Where the depth of those shadows dropped away into blackness, she could see it. It. The looming darkness of the abyss. A darkness that opened up and threatened to swallow her, at times - a darkness that would slither close to her feet and plant little kisses against the hem of her dress.A feeling she had grown accustomed to - living there, on the brink of falling into the endless dark. It was a feeling she had grown to love.
_______Picture very much inspired by quite a few of the old masters. I don't know why and how, but that was what I was thinking of when I worked on the image.

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So lovely! I particularly noticed the texture of the fabric of her gown... What a wonderful detail! As a seamstress without a bit of drawing or painting talent myself, it's a pleasure to see attention paid to clothing in such an excellent manner... Thank you!

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I think.. no, I know you are the best artist I've ever seen. I admire all your work and look forward to seeing more! Good job Smile

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This picture caught my eyes as soon as I clicked on it.I love it..It reminds me of my RPing char as some of you may know out there,Eve2,but this picture has a certain spookiness or mysterious aura that I like most about it.I Love all our work,Every one of your pictures has captured me somehow...and I also don't agree with victoria...anyway..Keep it up!

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The most intriguing and beautiful face I have seen yet. She does not look that innocent though.

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Gorgeous, and again, gorgeous words to go right along with it. umm...where are her feet?

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the thing i love about this is you dont know whether she is beckoning you over to kiss her of if she has a knife under her skirt ready to strike

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Hi Linda!
I'm a fellow artist (not as talented, but that's life) and i was wondering: did you write any tutorials? And is so, where did you post it? Thanx =]

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Linda, I am a big fan of all your artwork. I envy every piece of it. But a thought crossed my mind when i came across this one. Do you sell any of your work, Linda? If so i would like to purchase a few of them. I would give handsome pay, and if not i can understand that too. I am also an artist and can hardly part with any of my pieces, even if they are just sketches. Lovely work.

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that is so beautiful and the poem somehow romantic even that sad, I can visualise a hand reaching lonely heart trying to tell her what she is at a love road out of the darkness if she could replace the love of darkness to real love, I like when you paint women but then again it is the contrast of men that makes you want to see the women if you painted only women then perhpaps it wouldn't be so exciting or then agan maybe it will it would be wonderful if the whole epilogue was filled with images of women and I myself will feel much more loved and cherished like coming to a church where they keep sain marys painting onthe wall you know what I mean, I feel still so loved in this place it is like the 60's make love no war in its own unigue mysterious artistical way, kingdom of mystical art that is somehow scary you know ?

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I am in absolute awe of your talent. This effect that you are using is excellent.

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ok, i'd just like to thank you for sharing your art with everyone, it is so very beautiful...

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Once again, a beautiful work of art.
The skirt looks sooo amazing, it really looks like satin pasted on your computerscreen. Only touching your screen will tell you it's not real.
I'm stunned. Again.

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I've decided your artwork just has to be my wall paper so I can drool every time I turn on my comp even with high speed internet they just don't load fast enough for me.

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Miss Bergkvist,
I've mentioned this before but I'll mention it again that I adore your artwork. Lately your artwork appears almost delamaresque. I love how the ripples on the dress appear like stairs and how the picture looks like a photograph. However, it's not like any old photo, but a very antique looking photo. The faint green is quite an exquisite colour. Anyhow I still love your artwork. Keep them coming.:)@}-

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It really surprises me. Your works are always gorgeous, no matter what color scheme, but the subtle genius that lays behind each picture(and the scriptures that go along with it) amaze me. She has the face of a Goddess, yet, by her side lies the Abyss, as unrestful as ever. Yet, as you say, she looks to be in love with the Darkness. Prehaps she has matured some? I see a youthful, vibrant girl turned away from the light. And head closer to darkness. The dress, and your subtle comments on the falling darkness was genius. You amaze me, not just with your Nelicquele, but with your totally hot guys! Wink -Ja!

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man, that tree is spookey. Excellent work as always!

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This is beautiful work, and I think you did it better than yours lasts. I especially like the dress looks in environment, soft light on the face and the whole athmosphere is very good done.

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This is beautiful, and definitly one of my favourites. I love the mood, the muted lighting, and the somber/earthy colours. She looks like a real live person who has been transported into a painting. I don't know if you intended it to be that way, but I really like it. Gorgeous work as always Linda! Smile

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gorgeous. everything about it. her dress is beautiful - I wish I could get a dress that beautiful for prom Tongue I especially like her face - her hair falls so naturally. The twisted/tangled look of the background is also amazing, like the wispy flower vines, the baroque bench, and the branches. The splotchiness of the ground and the sky have nice texture. She does look like she is "accustomed" to living there - she blends perfectly in with her environment. *thumbs up*

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Breathtaking.. Simpley breathtaking.

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How curious. When I first saw this I thought she was one of your gorgeous men, namely because she is slightly flat-chested. My bad. In any case I adore the way you draw your male characters, and must confess I like them better than your women. You certainly take androgyny to the next level. Beautiful work. I hope you gift us with more of your mesmerizing androgynous imagery soon.

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whoooaa
She's so beautiful...

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Wow... All I can say is... well.. Wow! You are such a beautiful artist. the drawings and paintings amaze me. I like the dreary aspects of them as well, for that is often my mood as of late. The gloominess added with the beauty of your art is quite inspirational and lovely. Keep up the good work.
~*Crystaltear*~

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Your paintings and knowledge of fantasy and of the old have made me think. Do you like mythology? I really think you should paint picture of 'Venus', or 'Cupid', or some of those enchanting gods and goddesses of Greek/ Roman mythology because you paint such beautiful people and I'm sure you like to paint beautiful people as well. I am not pressing you to do this, just if you are bored one sunday afternoon, you could paint a goddess or god. Anyways, I love the dress on her. A very respecful color toward the gloom of fall. The hem is quite enchanting too. I have fallen in love with that dress so much I might consider making it. LOL! Do you have a favorite artist? I like to view people's opinions on art. Again a very deep and charming work of art. Keep it up.

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Thank you very much =] Like I said to Victoria, it's something I very much enjoy doing right now. Some people seem to appreciate it, and some don't, but I really have to go where my inspiration takes me. I like painting in somewhat washed out, old, dimmer colours. It soothes me =)

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Good spotting ;} Yes, you're right, the dress is connected to the writing.

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I'm sorry to hear you're not liking the new look to the pictures, but it's something I'm trying out right now, and I'm enjoying it so far. It ends up being rather dull to work using the same type of colour schemes all the time. I just like trying out something new now and then =)

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Aha! I saw this on deviantart yesterday, and it made me think of you ... but I didn't know that you posted there, too. Coming here and seeing that it really is yours confirms how unique and beautiful your work is. Lovely.

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I love your pic, and since I'm not a great artist or anything I hope you won't be offended (especially if I'm wrong). But, something about the lighting on her skin, I just don't get. Something about how it's lit on the lower part but the hair and shoulder's lighting, just somehow don't agree. Or, then, maybe I'm just way off.

Art at its best.