Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
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
Add a Comment:
 
:iconannamaetezuka:
AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Persephone for Stephanie. Always loved how those names sorta rhymed.

This is really pretty!
Reply
:iconmadame-enfer:
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!
Reply
:iconmadame-enfer:
Madame-Enfer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I also love her amazing hair and flowers and her Mediterranean look. <3
Reply
:iconerin-jaganshi19:
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.
Reply
:iconcunnawabum:
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.
Reply
:iconpsych93:
Psych93 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Very art nouveau.
Reply
:iconpsych93:
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
Reply
:iconmimihangsupsidedown:
mimihangsupsidedown Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Kind of reminds me of the 'Jugendstil'- style, anyway veeeeeeeeery nice ^^
Reply
:icondeviantlilgirl:
DeviantLilGirl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Hehe, she looks like, yes Hades, you can hold my hand, but dont grip too tight.
Reply
:iconaedifico:
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. :)
Reply
:iconsaltiscen:
saltiscen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student
woowww this is gorgeous :0
Reply
:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013   General Artist
I love it! :)
Reply
:iconisabel-in-blue:
Isabel-in-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
This might be an odd compliment but the way you drew her feet is particularly lovely!
(I'm a dancer if that's any explanation)
Reply
:iconnandi108:
Nandi108 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Love this!
Reply
:iconblindseer95:
Blindseer95 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
that has one heck of a ring to it. I love this.. :)
Reply
:iconbafflinglycrazy:
bafflinglycrazy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Artist
Beautiful!
Reply
:iconmoonshinersdaughter:
MoonShinersDaughter Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
this is one of my favorite myths of all time. I always kind of hoped that Persphone found some happiness in her marriage to hades.
Reply
:icontxanchika:
txanchika Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Writer
Oh my goodness! I was not expecting this! It's so lovely! THANK YOU SO MUCH!:tighthug:

:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

:squee::happybounce::squee::happybounce::squee::happybounce::squee::happybounce::squee::happybounce::squee::happybounce:
=D
Reply
:iconstressedjenny:
StressedJenny Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'm glad you like it, hope you had a lovely birthday hun! x
Reply
:iconfreyad-dryden:
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
The Greek gods always had problems with their romances and it always seemed to mess up the lives of the poor, squishy mortals, even if they were barely involved. There's something almost Lovecraftian in that.

Also, good picture.
Reply
:iconmayobaby:
Mayobaby Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
her expression is just so.. gfjhgrhigrui
i love this. :'o
Reply
:iconsillyredheadssister:
sillyredheadssister Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is deadly!! i love Presephome shes my fave goddess
Reply
:iconroy02:
Roy02 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice :)
Reply
:icondemosthenes-101:
Demosthenes-101 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Hades was a real DICK in that legend!!! :shakefist: But you drew such a beautiful rendition of Persephone! :love: This is an easy fave! :clap:
Reply
:icontwilight337:
twilight337 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
heh. it rhymes.
Reply
:iconnavmun6485:
navmun6485 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
nice
Reply
:iconjustalchemy:
JustAlchemy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are not many Greek gods that I like for obvious reasons, Hades being the only main one that wouldn't be in jail if they were human and in a modern society. Hades would actually probably be in his mum's basement liking this picture. And I like Persephone because she'd be his Facebook friend who'd chat to him occasionally, could have been more but her mum was bagging and then she moved on... Visits when she's home though.
Reply
:iconred-winged-angel:
red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
Reply
:iconalmostmyself:
AlmostMyself Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
YeAHah! Persephone's my favorite
Reply
:iconwanderer619:
Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Very Nice!
Reply
:iconmasamune-kuronai:
Masamune-kuronai Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love love love! It's just so pretty, both your art and her story. Just amazing.
Reply
:iconannqueru:
Annqueru Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Absolutely -brilliant- layout :heart:

...and of course, your usual beautiful work :)
Reply
:icon1yi:
1yi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
You had me scared there for a moment, because IRL name is Stephanie too and I love mythology
Reply
:iconchrisxcrossx:
chrisxcrossx Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous. I love her hair, and the color/shading of the poppies is so pretty :D Also, I love Hades' hand reaching down for her, bringing some darkness to an otherwise bright picture. It's a really nice touch:heart:
Reply
:iconshadowcaster-635:
ShadowCaster-635 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the flowers! This looks amazing!
Reply
:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, Mythology...all the best stories...

DON'T EAT THE POMEGRANATE, PERSEPHONE!!!!
Reply
:iconsilver-eyedlynx:
Silver-EyedLynx Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the pomegranate in the background <3
Reply
:iconmind-adrift:
Mind-Adrift Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
AH JENNY!
Make this a print! This is so beautiful!
Reply
:iconpapavicphotography:
PapaVicPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Hades Confesses

I did not choose this cycle
this burning season
followed by icy withering retreat
the dead refrigeration
that cannot forever contain
the heat within

draw up closer
to my cold throne
and I'll tell you my secret:

the pomegranate is a fruit
that can be eaten only by the willing

whatever I did in the binding
also bound me


--Papa Vic
2006
[link]
Reply
:iconlynchkidme:
lynchkidme Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL
Reply
:iconrainbowdogma:
RainbowDogma Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Augh, this is freaking me out (in a good way! :D) I LOVE the myth of Hades and Persephone, Persephone is one of my favorite mythical characters and has been ever since i first started reading Greek Mythology! My name's ALSO Stephanie! :DD And i have a tattoo of St. Anthony Lilies and POPPIES!! I LOVE SWEET COINCIDENCES! ^_^ Sorry, i just had to mini-rant about cool things <3
Reply
:iconnightsky164:
nightsky164 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
how do you put the emoticons on ur comment
Reply
:iconmerupuri2583:
merupuri2583 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Ohmygosh! she's soo beautiful!:iconcuteblushplz::happybounce:
Reply
:iconmachmaste:
machmaste Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Writer
Very beautifully done. ]:D
Reply
:iconprimrose1975:
primrose1975 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish she'd come back <3
Reply
:iconmrsmeffen:
MrsMeffen Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the sort of pomegranate "halo" behind her. This is beautiful :)
Reply
:iconkahlanamnell123:
KahlanAmnell123 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
This is great, though personally I think that you made her a little too young, because persephone is this mature, WOMAN whereas this looks like a young girl. But offcourse that is just my opinion!
Reply
:iconplazadelpirul:
plazadelpirul Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this work is lovely
Reply
:iconthehappydayz:
TheHappyDayz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Lovely work~ <33
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
March 27, 2013
Image Size
3.0 MB
Resolution
1848×3508
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
30,871
Favourites
3,053 (who?)
Comments
76
×