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Always forever... by crayonmaniac Always forever... by crayonmaniac
I have been painting this for such a long time and today I finally finished it, I had a long day alone. I really love this work, I am a romantic and there is something very special about true love... :heart:

References for the pose and well reference for the faces too but one can no longer see the likenesses

It has been a long long dream of mine to paint something Victorian and now i did, I love the feel of those old photographs. I love the way the photographers slightly colored the sepia pictures, I tried to reproduce it here. I worked with noise to create his tweed suit.

Thanks for all the love you are giving this new painting

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Note for all Elizabeth Peters fans : I know this is not totally the correct Emerson and Amelia as described by her, for one Emerson should have piercing sapphire eyes but this does not suit my color scheme so i took artistic license and amelia should be short, a real shrimp that one with her tallie but then i would have had problems with my reference pic and I wanted this one to be just right for my friend :heart:

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I realise this is a really small upload but when i upload a bigger version it is horrible, the pixels are so horrible in color, i do not know how why this happens

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Don't steal my art and do not use it for you own purposes without asking me first :nod:
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CaeliaIceEyes Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So I just discovered this painting too. Beautiful vintage look with just a touch of something not quite just human to them. I like it a lot.
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
well blame it on the first photographs, i wanted to go for that effect, most of them kinda look a tad surreal, thanks hon
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Well Done! :clap:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks hon
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Welcome :hug:
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Markotxe Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
et alors, toi, ta passion, c'est le dessin ?
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
absolument, une journée pas dessiné, c'est une journée pas véçue
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Markotxe Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
c'est ton métier peut être en même temps ?
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ancien prof d'anglais sans travail, puis assistante de direction toute ma vie, puis burn-out et chomage et puis découverte ici sur dA en juin l'année passé et maintenant illustratrice pour une belle firme de jeux ordi en UK, coup de bol et le meilleur métier de ma vie
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Markotxe Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
c'est que tu as un talent évident alors !
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
on fait se qu'on peu :rofl:
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Annezon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work! I started to read an Elizabeth Peters novel and didn't finish it. Now I'll have to go back to it :giggle:
But...I am an avid genealogist and have poured over old photographs like this and can say you just did a superb job with the period clothing. But...I would expect nothing less :giggle::love:
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it is one of my most favorite works hon, so i am super happy you love this one too, omg thanks :heart:
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Dancergirl88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I love the Amelia Peabody books! And I love this picture too :D
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh thanks so much :hug: yes those books are really amazing
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Dancergirl88 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
You're very welcome. It's always nice to come across a fellow fan :hug:
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yes and aren't you waiting for a next book too, but i fear it is the end of the series, it is so hard life without the adventures of the emersons and extended family, i love them all, they kept me company for so many years :hug:
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Dancergirl88 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
i'm actually a little behind. My job cuts severely into my reading time :p
I'm not even sure which book I left off in anymore
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5683Boz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Oh I love it I have all her books and they are perfect! I like Amelia just as she is you did a wonderful job.
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh waw, a fan, how great! thank you
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Cool! The fellow looks a lot like Tom Selleck :icontomselleckplz:
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
tom indeed, waw, that makes me a painter of person one actually recognizes lol
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Mix of Tom Selleck..over the eyes...and hmmm someone else, and she's familiar too,,can't put a name to her though...lovely victorian piece, romantic, and love the subtle old finish colors..dammit I recognize her lower part, mouth lips..still no name Eva Longoria..mix, perhaps!! Fabulous work cray!! :dance:
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yes tom was my inspiration sweetie, thank you so much
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hewbeast Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this. I like the idea of using noise to add texture to the suit. thanks for sharing.
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much, i love this one too
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cagnd Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
i say that Amelia look more like a young Denise Richards....
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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Ameryn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   General Artist
Oh I really love this one, the detail on the clothing is amazing. How did you manage to do such great texturing job on Emerson's jacket and the shimmer on Amelia's dress? Wow!
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, oh his jacket is just noise hon that i repainted again after putting in the noise
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:iconameryn:
Ameryn Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   General Artist
Oh how clever!! Well done! :)
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ECVcm Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Il ressemble énormément à l'acteur Tom SELECK ce monsieur.
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AsiKDick Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Thank you for this beautiful piece of art, and for the reference to Elisabeth Peters, one of my favorite authors.
You really managed to render the personnality unique to each character... Bravo!
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
really, you know EP? waw, omg i am pleased with your great comment, thanks so much :hug:
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mogster58 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Beautiful :clap: :clap:
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PHantomDragon-56 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   General Artist
I must say that your hard work has most definitely paid off. Not only is it a splendid, no, magnificent work of art, it is so detailed and lifelike that at first glance I mistook it for a family photo. Bravo, astounding job!
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
waw thanks for your amazing comment that goes straight to my heart
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
that is really beautiful!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much for this sweet comment, i appreciate the support always :hug:
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
you're welcome! :)
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sjbillustrations Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!:)
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much for this sweet comment, i appreciate the support always :hug:
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Anthey Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work, I especially like your effort to 're-create' what they used to do (colouring process). :)
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much, it really was lots of fun and it gave an authentic feel to it, thanks a lot
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Anthey Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I tried to do something similar once or twice but it never really worked out that well. I'll nail it sooner or later though after more much needed practice =D Cheers from Gent!
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
waw gent nog wel, fantastisch landgenoot!
bedankt voor de mooie woorden en inderdaad, niemand is heel goed wanneer ze beginnen, gewoon koppig voortdoen is de boodschap
als je naar mijn scraps gaat kan je ouder werk zien en dat is zooooooooo slecht, maar ik laat het daar zitten om mensen te tonen dat we niet onmiddellijk een bepaald niveau halen
tot later vriend van gent!
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist
...appologizes for my late comment:blush:I try to get slowly true my messages,as good as I canshrug:
This is truly beautiful,one can feel and see all the love and application You have put into this:iconlovenodplz:about true love,about always and forever...
the colours are soft and tender,the clothes so elegant and all the detailsperfect...I also like "the good old times",the romance,and everything going with...A certain "pudeur"(don't find the right word in english)...
in this painting,I can personnaly feel " a dream of romance",some "nostalgy",indeed.But they are looking serious,I wonder,if there is really some "passion"in this love,each one keeps his place,there is this "belonging together" of course,but there is a distance between them...maybe,because, in the"in the old times"everyboy had to keep a certain appearance,they couldn't show in public their "true feelings or passion",I would like to imagine them "in intimity(lol)
however,great,great work,my Dearly!:icontrueloveplz:
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh honey please, you know you never have to apologies for the time of the replies to me
i am always behind too, dA is a lot of work and fun to keep up, so the time is not important, the love is all that counts
thank you for amazing words once again my dear flori, very insightful again
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist
...:iconkissmote:
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ma chérie je dois encore te répondre mais je suis débordée ici, mari en congés et d'autres trucs que j'expliquerais plus tard, mais je ne t'oublie pas du tout petite soeur, avec amour, christine
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