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The Prophecy

"In the end, there was nothing anyone could have done."

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Everyone thinks of Romeo and Juliet when they see this. I can understand why - but would the guy be able to stab himself with a sword that big? Maybe he would. Maybe not.

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:iconbreathflux:
BreathFlux Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Love this.
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anakarayaravenclaw23 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I look at this and see two siblings who perhaps had too much power? I keep thinking of wizards or demigods. I just imagine they were fighting against enemies, those who either wanted their power or those who needed them destroyed (I cant decide whether they were good and fighting against evil or perhaps just overtaken by their own power and so had to be stopped). They fought back to back but one managed to get to them and slay them both. 

Could make for an interesting story. 
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Blinding-Optimism Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Hmm, to me it seems like only the man has been stabbed. The woman on the end of the sword could perhaps be his lover, and she has emotionally and mentally been killed by his death. They have both been hurt, but in different ways- she perhaps wished she could have been by his side when he died and been killed alongside with him. 
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional
That's definitely one way to look at it. :)
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Gundambaby Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
:( So sad but so pretty- aaah... can't decide!
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Canadiansamurai95 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
whoa...
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:iconkit-kat-stories:
kit-kat-stories Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think about Victor Hugo's Esmeralda when I see this. Romeo and Juliet is a little..different.
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:iconchantalleslie:
ChantalLeslie Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Photographer
Nice :)
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:iconmr-arkane:
MR-ArKane Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Artist
Too me looks like maybe he was protecting her they had enemies surrounded them and someone drove a sword through... ? maybe, who knows.
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:iconrinipanini:
rinipanini Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
They both look like some kind of grotesque butterfly. Even in death they make something.
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional
"Grotesque butterfly", that's the best description of this image anyone's ever come up with. I love it.
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:iconrhunyen:
Rhunyen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconlexigoddess:
lexigoddess Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
This is so chilling. I can't stop looking at it.

I love your work!
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional
Thanks! Chilling is good for this one, I think. They're definitely chill.
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:iconrobochandler:
RoboChandler Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
This is fantastic!
Love love love the colors
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional
Thanks, Rob! :') I tried making the blood look more natural, but then I went "to hell with it, who cares about natural when this BRIGHT RED looks so nice". I regret nothing.
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:iconrobochandler:
RoboChandler Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
And you should regret nothing.

In my opinion the primary goal is never realism, it's intrest. If realism is a means to that end, then by all means, otherwise BRIGHT RED it is :)
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional
Definitely. Too bad it took me ages to realize it. Damn realist streak.
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:iconrobochandler:
RoboChandler Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Yeah, definitely did the same thing myself.

Something fun one of my sculpture instructors said to me once about it: I had just finished sculpting a tiny perfect little hand with all five fingers and all of the joints on each of them. I was pretty happy with myself about it and he comes by and says (in a very thick russian accent) "everyone knows hand has five fingers, find something more interesting to say"
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional
True words in a Russian accent are the essence of life.
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:iconrobochandler:
RoboChandler Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
agreed
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xanykaos Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Gorgeous piece. Between the art, the title, and the one-sentence description, it makes me think of something out of van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Only, y'know, with blood.

The composition, lighting, and perfectly blank look on the woman's face are just amazing.
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional
Yep, Van Allsburg's book was one of my main references for this book! I'm glad it shows. :) Thank you!
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:iconmanohp:
manohp Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's perfect, almost i have no words to say how amazin it is!!!

www.overboanciao.com
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional
Aw, too kind. Obrigado. :)
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
So sad (doesn't help that I'm listening to sad music as the same time ;_;), well illustrated. And I enjoy the colors.
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional
Ahah, thanks! Music is always a great aid. :D
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Hello,
Your deviation was featured in The F Word #10!
Click The F Word #10 (for new news style) or here (for old style) of the news article to see and fave it!
Take care!
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional
Thank you! I'm honoured. :)
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Most welcome! :)
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:icongravity-zero:
gravity-zero Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Adoro a composição e adoro as cores, e os cabelos e a espada e o sangue e os PÉS. :bucktooth:

Pintado em photoshop ou outro?
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional
Photoshop, sempre :)
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:icondarsy:
Darsy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah mas que buéda fixe meu, está brrrrtal!
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional
Obrigadoooo :D
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:iconthe-troglodyte:
The-Troglodyte Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, your colours: UNF UNF UNF, and for some reason I adore the hair on both of them.
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional
Ohh, yeah, I had fun with the hair, it's good to know it wasn't in vain. :D Thanks!
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:iconspringdaemonbrian:
springdaemonbrian Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student General Artist
I ADORE THIS!!
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional
I'm glad. :)
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:iconkachicache:
kachicache Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful illustration! :)
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:iconkyendo:
Kyendo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional
Thank you!
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