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Lenore by AbigailLarson Lenore by AbigailLarson
From my Edgar Allan Poe series... Ink and digital color

Beautiful Victorian texture from: [link]
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Ace-the-FSMLC Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
This is so, so beautiful~ <3
Novemberwinter Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LaerthesBlack Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xVandalgyonx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
I don't suppose there'll be an Ullalume any time soon?

At any rate this is lovely, although I've always imagined Lenore being a little bit younger with slightly different hair (the Simpsons version of The Raven doesn't help)
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I ran out of time to do Ulalume :( I wanted so badly to illustrate that poem, and started to sketch it, but I just won't have time with all the other projects I have going on. That's on the list for the next show at the Poe Museum, though!

And this piece... I'd really like to redo it. Looking back at it now, it's been a few years, and there's a lot I'd like to change, so don't be surprised to see a new Lenore crop up!
MobiusNovae Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beauty in death
Looggs Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful <3
conejitoasesino Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Gorgeous! I love your style!
Clownboy1 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
love you style
Akaginue Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AzyraSolariz Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Just beautifuly done
Ngoc12 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your work!!! Have you ever see Gris Grimley's illustrations?
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, of course! I adore his work, and he is a very sweet person :)
Ngoc12 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've actually met him?!?!
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep! He and I have both done work for the Poe museum in Richmond, VA, which is how I met him :)
Ngoc12 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so lucky. Ah, I was wondering about this. How did you become an illustrator?
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, it was a pleasure to meet him :)
As to becoming an illustrator, I spent all of my college career studying illustration, and I am still working on becoming a professional. I started out taking a lot of small illustration jobs for magazines and advertising, and entered tons of contests, made a website, and just practiced my style like crazy. I also e-mailed and met with gallery owners and had shows in large cities like New York and Los Angeles, and D.C. to get my name out there. It's a crazy job, because I'm literally working 24/7!
Ngoc12 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that sounds difficult! It already sounds like you're a professional! But did you always do original art or did you begin by doing fanart to get your name out in the art community first then publishing original work?
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I actually started with fan art. I posted Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter stuff on primitive fan sites that are no longer around, because that was back when there were still dragons roaming the earth. But, it gave me a chance to see what other (really, really good) artists were doing, and how I could improve. After college, I started getting into themed art shows, such as Poe and Alice in Wonderland. I've been exploring ever since, and have started to develop my own characters and stories. The thing with illustration is that we're always drawing another authoer's character, so it's kinda fun to make up my own!
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CaptainMinette Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Featured at: [link]

(along with "Ligeia")
Anchen7 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am astonished by your Edgar Allan Poe series!!!
You can describe all feelings, ideas, horror and dreams in your pictures!
Great thanks!!! Your Lenore is perfect!
(It's one of my favourite writers)
pathannibal Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
i loved!!!!!!!!!!~ D: <3
KittyCyanide Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous and dark - my favorite combination.
SoulInNeed Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
FrancesHIMfected Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
AWESOME! I loooove all your works!!! *_*
evilartist21 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
from the raven
conjureman Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
I enjoy your work.
OnionNekoRyuu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist
I love Lenore..
Chapter37 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What I truly love about this is that no-one ever goes the route of Lenore... They always go with the Raven... This is a stand out piece! You have a true talent for bringing the dead to life! :)
Fluorescentteddy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Me encanta la línea, y la libertad del pergamino.
[ I love the line, and the liberty of the parchment.]
CharlotteVictoriana Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Esmeagoll Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student
I love E.G. Poe
And this piece is soooo beautifull
Ilovethis so much
IlkleyMoor Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
I loove your style!
ALT0 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! Un travail remarquable!
ObloquyCondemed Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Heart rendingly beautifull...
lenoir-whittlethorn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
This is one of my favorite Poe poems! I've looked through your gallery and I must say I'm head over heels for your style! It commands respect, which I'll happily give! Thank you for sharing! :D
Maybe-Im-Dreaming Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! I love your Poe series!
LaJoyLi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
her hands are recoiling as if she is alive. very beautiful.
MarionetteMurderess Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
My absolute favorite poem, and a drawing as lovely as the words. Thank you for more beautiful art.
Idigoddpairings Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Ah the raven such a brilliant poem

'Tell this soul with sorrow laden if within the distant aidenn it shall clasp a sainted maiden who the angels named Lenore.'

I heard the poem first time when listening to Christopher walken reading it out, who could ask for a better voice to send out the sound of insanity and despair in its words.

Awesome pic, you have a beautiful style.
ForeverandAlways1 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
This is quite a mystifying peiece. Edgar Allen Poe is actually one of my faveorite authors.You should do a peice inspired by "The Sleeper" a very good poem. Keep it up, i have to say im enchanted by your work
llamaer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
I love how her pillow forms a halo round her head. Enchanting c:
LIAMODEARME Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Student Interface Designer
oh i love that little poem well done =)
IndianaFan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Or Sarah Bernhardt haha.

Beautiful picture, as always :)
megan666hellsing Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
I always imagine that Lenore is black haired...
But its the best Lenore drawing that I have ever seen
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You know, I did too until I re-read it and he describes her as having fair yellow hair O_O I don't know where I got the dark haired girl from, but there it is!
megan666hellsing Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
When you read Poe's stories you always think that all of the characters are black haired :)
TryToStopMe Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Awesome job!
Miss-Pixie-Duchess Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
I always pictured Lenore to look something like this. Very lovely.
Muirin007 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! :heart:
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