I love that poem - and yet, it makes me incredibly uncomfortable lol. If you like it dark fairytale-ish works though you might want to check out the novella, The Bloody Chamber (based on Blue Beard). Also, this picture is gorgeous. I would love to see the entire poem illustrated by you!
Just by looking at this painting makes me want to make this dress, like, really badly. Do you mind if I use this painting as a referance for making the dress? I'll probably end up changing the color of the dress (I'm thinking a smoky gray), but the end result would be something quite similar.
I don't know why, but I simply love this. Maybe of the little detail (goblins pulling her skirt to get her attention) or the way goblins are acting in this pic, wich is diffrent from anything I've seen so far. They're kinda cute! AND the color choises are gr8, they go well together.
Very nice work! Definitely a lighter tribute to the poem! I was turned onto C. Rossetti through the book by Tim Powers "Hide Me Among the Graves" wherein he suggests that the great gothic poetry of Rossetti's time was due to the influence of vampires. On a deeper level Powers suggests that Rossetti was throwing off the influence of a dark man in her life (a goblin man?). Also in the book, it was Christina's sister that saved her from the vampire with an "antidote," an act alluded to in the poem. Great poem and even greater illustration!