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Ligeia by AbigailLarson Ligeia by AbigailLarson
The lovely, horrifying, the mysterious Ligeia! One of my favorite stories by Poe, I had to give her a saintly portrait.

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AppleSara Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  New member
Wow, IS LIGEIA ! Nice work :D
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jennaspie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Poe's Ligeia, and I really like your image of her. She IS Ligeia. 
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cilifystash Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Writer
that's my favorite story too. one of the few i've actually read. do you think that tom petty song 'last dance with mary jane' is inspired by ligeia? "i'll see you in heaven..."
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Novemberwinter Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I've fainted. Heart I think I've fainted. Heart Kitty kitty - Defeated awesome!!
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Lunatic-Scribbler Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!emote-jack free avatar 
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AvPmovie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:happybounce:  love itLove !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AutomneFold Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
 Like your style, I bet, you can't draw a fat girl))
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   General Artist
Nice work on the outfit.
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:iconwisdomis:
WisdomIs Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
and you did a great job@!!!!!!!!
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Rus-ka Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I love your style. Awesome works.
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:iconlaerthesblack:
LaerthesBlack Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favourites from Poe too, great work!
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Indigo-Moon-Shadow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow~ I'm obsessed with Poe and this is a beautiful image of Ligeia :3
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Writer
Ligeia?  I don't think I've read her story, but I'd love to some time in the future now.  The draping of fabric across her arms, and her body, is something to be admired.  I love the moon cycle imagery in the background too.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Masterfully done!! :wow:
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bloodwraith96 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Poe's short stories. Thanks for doing this amazing picture
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AliceLiddellPL Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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ashley1864 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
i love the red scarf or whatever it's called
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telgega Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice hips :meow:
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mad-hat-ink Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The design and balance of this composition is really lovely.
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KatiraMoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. :heart:
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:iconminitumen:
minitumen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
She looks like a kind of goddess
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ktaatk Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
i love your style <3 i love all your illustrations! <3
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AtomskCrusader Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Simply beautiful...
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ayonoi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
One of my fave from you. I love the phases of the moon in the halo.
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Blackenednights Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful.
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fantasygirl2000 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What is her history?
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SMXIII Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I really love the carved aspect of your drawings and your characters' design =D 
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monochromatic13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am going to have to look up this story. 

Beautiful piece.
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psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Superb. I wonder if you've ever read Kim Newman's novel Anno Dracula and its sequels, all the great 19th century literary characters put in cameos in the story, really enjoyable for one who loves the literature of that era.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't, but I'll certainly check it out! I'm always interested in alternative dark literature!
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psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Also you may already be aware of this but Richard Corben recently released a number of graphic adaptions of Poe classics under the Dark Horse label, including Conqueror Worm, Usher, Raven and Red Death, all with his unique style and wry humour. Definitely worth a look.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I have GOT to get my hands on those!!
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trigun666 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
moody and dark...love it ~Headbang! 
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PaniACoCo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, it's just great, I love your style!!!
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axalendra Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know this one, but I want to read it based solely off of this picture.
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RainbowStr8ghtJacket Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such exquisitely dark beauty 
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EnimgaKenshin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
very cool, I love her demeanor.
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AikaRyong Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Love it!
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Celia-Hernando Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
This is amazing! You can see the dark power of her eyes...
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Yes!  A beautiful ghoul indeed, and one of my favorite Poe stories.  The first time I read it I was simultaneously creeped out and delighted, it that makes any sense!
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ClariaVu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student
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No word can tell what a truly wonderful, yet grim (in a good way), job you did! I really like her hair, just the way I imagened it!~
Seriously, amazing!
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beauty
lovely black hair
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D3M0NHUNT3R117 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
the eyes! :wow:
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CeriseTimide Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Well, it's not my favorite story but I think nonetheless you giver her justice.
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dark-precipice Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First story by Poe I've ever read, and still the most favorite! 
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ScribblerMather Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
What's your take on the ending - do you think she resurrected or it was just a hallucination?  
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ratravarman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
One bound, and I had reached her feet! Shrinking from my touch, she
let fall from her head, unloosened, the ghastly cerements which had
confined it, and there streamed forth, into the rushing atmosphere of
the chamber, huge masses of long and dishevelled hair; it was blacker
than the raven wings of the midnight! And now slowly opened the eyes
of the figure which stood before me. "Here then, at least," I
shrieked aloud, "can I never -- can I never be mistaken -- these are
the full, and the black, and the wild eyes -- of my lost love -- of
the lady -- of the LADY LIGEIA."
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Student2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Isn't she a siren?
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Nadyanilo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, she looks as dangerous as she is lovely! I love how you've done her hair!
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