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Persephone for Stephanie by StressedJenny Persephone for Stephanie by StressedJenny
Today is :icontxanchika:'s birthday and I've been wanting to make her some art for ages! I certainly owe her for her writing and I'm particularly fond of her rendition of the story of Persephone and Hades; The Particular Sadness of Pomegranate Seeds . It's so beautifully written like everything she creates, and I just had to draw her Persephone.
This is heavily inspired by the Mucha picture, 'Summer' Which Stephanie has used as the artwork for her title card in the story. Any excuse to draw poppies. Thought I'd slip in some of Hades' impending darkness cos that's just how I roll XD

Happy Birthday Stephanie!! Love you! :heart:

You can check out her story here:

The Particular Sadness of Pomegranate Seeds I
She raised her palms to the sky, fingers spread, and sunk her toes into the earth. Heat-filled particles of light warmed her face and the moist cool matter softened her toes. This was life and she relished in its glory.

Nature was her mother and the ruler of the cosmos was her father. She imagined herself as a tree, her feet diving down into the rich folds of the earth, planting their roots, while her fingers extended to the heavens forming into a million branches. Leaves and flowers exploded from her branches as they begged for the gift of light from the sun.

She walked in beauty. From where she stood, a gathering of red poppies reached to
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AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Persephone for Stephanie. Always loved how those names sorta rhymed.

This is really pretty!
Madame-Enfer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
This is beautiful. I love her mysterious, tender expression and the way she reaches her hand up to Hades. She seems sort of contentedly resigned.

I must read the story now!
Madame-Enfer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I also love her amazing hair and flowers and her Mediterranean look. <3
Erin-Jaganshi19 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I love how you made it look like she's shyly reaching for Hades. I like to think that they did find a happily-ever-after at the end of their story, and this beautifully shows the start of that.
Cunnawabum Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I think that your work really suits a warm colour pallette
this is probably one of your best pieces, I have to say.
Psych93 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Very art nouveau.
Psych93 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Damn. I just read the description lol. It's art nouveau because it's based on an Alphonse Mucha piece lol
mimihangsupsidedown Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Kind of reminds me of the 'Jugendstil'- style, anyway veeeeeeeeery nice ^^
DeviantLilGirl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Hehe, she looks like, yes Hades, you can hold my hand, but dont grip too tight.
aedifico Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, it took me a bit too long to figure out that was the outline of a pomegranate in the background, but once I did I loved it. Really nice little touch. :)
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