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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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This was drawn with graphite, colored with watercolors and digital media.
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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
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