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Winter's kiss by Midnight-cat Winter's kiss by Midnight-cat
My characters Hades and Persephone from my picture book illustration project. This is the final illustration in the book.

Painter X on sketch.
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NanaDeNoir Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love it! ^^
You have beautiful style.
mrsclosser Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I dunno why but I find this picture very sweet!
Nanaischaos Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Wow. Love your style, it's so interesting and balanced.
AnnMY Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dunno what to say... it's just so sweet, well balanced and pretty all in one <3
emstheunitaur Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
lovely! I love how stylized they are, and the monochromatic-ness.
admx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
ohhhhh, so love it! :heart::+fav:
emstheunitaur Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
The blue works very well.
FatesMyBitch Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
The skeleton suit is a nice touch for Hades.
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student Writer
Whoa, pretty! Your Hades looks kind of like Oberon in the Manga Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
very beautiful
ineffabird Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I really adore the texture of this, especially Persephone's hair.
stevemusey Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Stunning!... I don't know what else to say! Well, other than the blue tones are beautiful and the linework is lovely. Amazing!
flyingwind66 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love stylizations like this ^_^
Cheella Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Wow... This is so beautiful... :heart:
basking-in-Twilight Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
This is amazing. What was the name of the book?
Midnight-cat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
You know, I don't think I ever got around to giving it a proper name. Probably just something like "The story of Hades and Persephone: A Retelling", at least until I could think of something better.
InkedQuill Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
wow whats the book?
Midnight-cat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
It's a picture book I wrote an illustrated last year for a class. You can see a few more of the illustrations floating around in this gallery, but the book never made it to fruition. At least it hasn't made it yet...
teaspoon00 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Student Digital Artist
this is just totally adorable, and excelentely done. i really love the color.
aurastiina Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, I can't stop staring at the girl's hair. A truly enchanting pic, totally worth faving :heart:
Midnight-cat Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Thank-you! I'm glad you like it.
meslugwiththorn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
This is really really beauiful, I LOVE her hair.
goodcitizen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful and elegant, I love the flow and the colours you used.
Midnight-cat Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Mutationized Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
I love this myth. Your syle, I feel, complements everything about it.
And your art skills blow me away.
fongmingyun Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
A very late congrats on finishing this project. I love how loose and painterly your style's gotten. I like the light/dark composition here with persephone's fading dress. Very pretty.
Midnight-cat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Thanks ^^ I actually want to go back in and clean it up a bit, I feel it was a bit rushed.

This piece is still one of my favourites though.
vi-chan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
just gorgeous, the colours and the style are fabulous. i really love your renditions of both of them :heart:
teopa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice:)
Czoptimistic Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Wow great pic colours look very good together and your hades persephone book must be something!:dygel:
Midnight-cat Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
Thank you.

I hope to put up a .pdf of the book at some point so everyone can see it.
thewordsleep Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
This is beautiful, I love how her hair flows behind her.
Night-Siren Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
You have amazing drawings! Wish I could draw like that! :+fav:
woxys Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
What an amazing idea! And the final scene is absolutely great! I love the composition..
colourscientist Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
I really love your versions of these characters. So many people seem to draw Persephone as just a young girl, but you've made her so pale and ethereal; it really suits the 'innocence' of her character . I like that this is quite stylised too, they both look really 'otherworldly' (which I guess they should ;))

Also I like that Persephone is wearing a quite classic, beautiful dress but Hade's skeleton suit is sort of modern - it creates a nice contrast besides the obvious light/dark contrast of the piece :)
Midnight-cat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Thank-you for your lovely comment, It's seriously so nice to come here and find such beautiful feedback.

Haha, the modern/classic contrast is one that came up mainly because I can't draw men's clothes. But then I liked his skeleton shirt so much that he just had to keep it. I'm really glad it works!
tir-ri Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007   Traditional Artist
The first picture of these two was also beautiful, but this one really gives that warm fuzzy- kind of a feeling. Very nicely done :heart:
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BlueBirdie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the rendering of her hair especially in this, very much like smoke-tendrils from a candle's flame.
blessedbe6907 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
hehe. I like the forcefullness of Persephone in this. Great job!
korubin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
great stylization.
Crow-Sensei Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
whoah, this is clever AND gorgeous! Love the stingray/mermaid element in there.
Skitterklat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
I think my favorite thing about this is Persephone's hair, and how the plethora of lines you've used to portray it contrasts the simple planes of color that make up the background, her dress, etc.
cinemou Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
what else can i say than: perfect!
Grisznak Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
That's really beutifull.
jigsaw-girl Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007   Writer
oh this is one of my favorite stories. i love the skeleton suit he is wearing and how it's so dark...maybe it can wear him X3 her dress is so beautiful too...i like how you made this very horizontal
Midnight-cat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
I love this story too. I can't wait to see what this looks like printed out!
gastave Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Like I said on LJ, I love everything about this. The mood, the colors, the gesture, the expressions--blissfully beautiful!
Midnight-cat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
Aww, Thank-you! Seriously, it's so nice to hear stuff like that about it. :D
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