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Death and the Maiden by AbigailLarson Death and the Maiden by AbigailLarson
I've found the mixed media section! Ha! About time.
Well, here is a piece I have been agonizing over for the last couple of weeks, and I'm finally finished with.

Inspired by the fabulous composition by Schubert based on a poem by German poet Matthias Claudius. Here it is in English:

Pass me by! Oh, pass me by!
Go, fierce man of bones!
I am still young! Go, rather,
And do not touch me.
And do not touch me.

Give me your hand, you beautiful and tender form!
I am a friend, and come not to punish.
Be of good cheer! I am not fierce,
Softly shall you sleep in my arms!"
(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

If you're into classical music, I highly recommend you check Schubert out!

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Buy this print here:[link]

This was drawn with graphite, colored with watercolors and digital media.
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Indigo-Moon-Shadow Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!
Tsangyang Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
lucythelover Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OHMYGODS I've been writing short stories of "the Lass" and "Death" since middle school! this is exactly how I pictured them in my mind as I wrote the stories! This is so cool!
THEJOHN59 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
J'aime beaucoup le style graphique.
superbe !
NewJQ1420 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
He must know that she's dying.
Phoenix-of-Athena Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Lovely.  Beautiful style, suited to the tone of the poem.
TheOddStrange Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really great! INSTAFAVE!
Mysterytay Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013



fIOMERA Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really hate how some people see death as something evil and negative, its the only natural thing that shall remain with us and the human race cant make artificial and with an important task.

Inspiring pic by the way, really like it.
MjollnirOfJotunheim Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What time era would that fashion be? I love it! Almost all of  your art is this era, what is it?
luckyjadestone Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
almost reminds me of "Because I could not stop for Death"
The-Kit Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Totally dig your style. What you do, you do well.
Arc-U-Bal Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Abigail.

Wonderful. Simply wonderful. I browsed through all of your art here at DA, using some of it for a blog entry ([link] Hope you don't mind.

I especially appreciate the multi-media aspects of your art, which really compliment each other. And your style. Oh my. It reminds me of Anton Pieck or Alphona Mucha. Sweet.

If you're ever interested in doing the artwork for a YA novel, let me know. Seriously.

Marcel R. Claxton,
Author of Aelemental.
halloweennightmar Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student
I love it by and chance is this a story or something
evilReiko Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work!
IviWay Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
stunning, i love the way that you draw =0
seniordouchebag Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work
GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great work.
25percent Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Abigail. Are you connected with the Beautiful Death Facebook page [link] and if not do they have your permission to use this piece here: [link]
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! I'm not, but I've sent her a message about it. Thanks for looking out for me! This actually happens so often that I can't keep up.
Radouu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
dis is da best :D
bird999 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
HRNilsson Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. straight to favorites
BrandonRChinn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
I love this picture. I came across it in Spectrum 18, because I've been doing short stories each day in January based on pictures from the Spectrum volumes. I only wanted to point out that they misspelled your name there, I only found this out through Google. It says Abital I. Larson for some reason. Hopefully you already know this and they corrected it in later version.
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah... I was soooo pissed about that! And it was weird because when they announced the artists who would be in the book, they listed my name correctly there, and in the letter they sent me! I guess whoever was adding captions just wasn't paying attention. Oh well. Glad you like the piece!
BrandonRChinn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
I really enjoyed it. It helped me write something rather creative.
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Ohohohohhhhh my grash. :wow:

This song is one of my favorites--this song convinced Mr. Choir Nazi to give me a scholarship! :la: I have so much love for this song.

And I love the way you've portrayed it here. :D Hehe, Death does look super creepy.... and yet if you just search him out for a while, his skull-face doesn't bear any kind of malice.... And the tilt of his head does kinda give him this coaxing look. :XD: And your Maiden is just beautiful. Heh, poor thing. But looks like she's considered Death's words at this point.

I love this so much! :la:
Ravenous13 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love your style!
Dup3n Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
From this day, you are my favourite author! D:
lacluna Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
kafel88 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rosesarecool356 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I really like the way you did this. It's beautifully done.
Lucifers-Lily Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Fabulous style! I love how everything swirls together.
briankiller Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
this is awesome, epic, great, love the style, love the colors, love everything about it, this would make a great tattoo
JollyRedQueen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!
BlackSheep6 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks absolutely gorgeous!! I always liked those huge black tableclothes death likes to wear. You've drawn it particularly amazing. :aww:
jack072 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
gran trabajo.
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
gracias :)
arswiss Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
god I love the way you do hands.
Aozame32 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning. I'm a big fan of the "death and the maiden" motif. There's something about it that I find incredibly erotic and alluring, and your stylized rendition brings that out in a delightful way. Well done!
abesgoldenfriend Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's beautiful
Godzoro Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
How you've put death in there is truly beautiful, I mean his cloak and skull; wauw! :)
Angeloutrippy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Very beautiful! I'm especially fascinated with the ma'am's face; in full view she looks almost apathetic, but when you click to look closer, she looks so sad.
Momoiroai Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your style has influenced me so much in my drawings lately, would it be alright if I uploaded my drawings and linked back to your page? That way people know where the influence came from :3
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Of course!! I think it's wonderful that I could inspire you <3
Momoiroai Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much <3 Your style is just sensational and it makes me really want to improve. The Grim Reaper is amazing. I love how you can actually see his face. <3 I've been trying to do that and do more Macabre and horror pictures. I'll upload some soon and show you the progress. I really hope that you'll like them :)
kaisersozay69 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
delightfully demonic.
borysbrytva Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing and fantastic drawing!
wooden-horse Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
All your illustrations have great line work and quality. I really like the way you stylize the figures in your drawings, you have a great talent!
UnknownToDeathNorLif Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful!! The smudged background really accents the picture!
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