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My Muse by Achen089 My Muse by Achen089
My entry for :icongrimgloomtale:'s contest about our Muse.

My Muse is some sort of forest nymph. She wears flowers in her hair and she resides in the abandoned gardens of my imagination. She whispers stories in my ear, about long forgotten realms and knights and princesses. She visits me any time of the day but i chose to paint one of our night time meetings because night has something magical and mystical about it. ;)

Pencil, watercolours, 16x27 cm.
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:iconbooknerd55:
booknerd55 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous!
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Alphajoy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I really needed this picture right now.  Thank you.
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LaraInPink Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Muse is so beautiful! :love: I think this illustration shows cleverly all what you usually capture in your works: your love for the classic stories and fairy tales, for mythology, for nature, for beauty, for mystery... It recalls perfectly all your inspirations and your way to express them.
I like the composition, the arc formed by the tree and the column give a romantic vibe to the paining and remembers me to the classic illustrations from the storybooks ^_^
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MauraGreen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful and very inspiring. It reminded me instantly of my best friend, my muse. They are curious creatures :)
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:iconbrokenviolet:
BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful painting. 
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:iconastraldreamer:
astraldreamer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the way she is tenderly stroking your hair, and she looks a lot liek you too.
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STelari Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The expression of your Muse is just so fitting, and it's not only about the face, but her whole posture. And I'm sincerely jealous of these rose bushes.
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:iconwilhelmine:
Wilhelmine Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014   General Artist
This is so beautiful!!! It looks like me and my astral-self :aww:
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Lovely design and execution, Athina - good luck in the contest!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Cathy! :hug:
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:iconladybrookecelebwen:
LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this is gorgeous! :D
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconladybrookecelebwen:
LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconraehs:
raehs Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i really love this one ! :D
just the texture of bark might be more improved plus the right hand of the sitted lady :3
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Ah, yes, there was a lot to be improved but i would not have made it in time for the contest's deadline..:shrug: Thanks for your hint and comment, glad you liked it. :)
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:iconraehs:
raehs Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
lol comments are too mainstream :p
neither me, i hate deadlines ! xD
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:iconlinasaks:
LinaSaks Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful and exciting!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icontiedala:
Tiedala Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :)
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconbrandon1920:
Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very beautiful painting! I love how you made nature and architecture come together and what that says about your relationship with this Nymph.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your nice words!
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:iconnightshade-keyblade:
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You look beautiful together, you lucky one! :giggle:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmimimoseley:
mimimoseley Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Amazing.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmimimoseley:
mimimoseley Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
love the hint of a castle in the background as well.
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:iconndrn:
NdrN Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Beautiful!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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EccentricTeatime Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the idea of a storyteller muse! She looks faintly sad, but at the same time relieved to unburden all the stories she's seen in her long life; and you look so comfortable with her! Like she's your sister or mother.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
She has been my guide and companion on lots of imaginary travels, so we're pretty close. :D
Thank you for your lovely comment, i'm so glad you liked my Muse!
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EccentricTeatime Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem ^ ^
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InkyRose Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautifully painted and very elegant. I like the way you've dressed your muse in the style of Ancient Greece, hinting at the 9 muses. The roses in her hair are exquisite and I love how peaceful and dreaming the girl is at her feet. I like the way you've shaped the landscape with a tree and a crumbling pillar and the ethereal castle in the background is a nice touch! :D
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your thorough comment and nice words, i'm so glad you liked all the things you mentioned! :D
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gadounelfe Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work! Hope you'll win the contest!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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QueenLucySusan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Amazing!!!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsandrahultsved:
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely! I would love to meet her too^^,
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Maybe if you dream of her, she will come for a visit. ;D
Thank you, Sandra!
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:aww:
You're so welcome!
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:iconlitero3:
litero3 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Wow, this is seriously so cool.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconcj-db:
CJ-DB Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Great job and very pretty :love:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconlantis-erin:
Lantis-Erin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful. I love the whole mysterious moonlight glow over everything. :)
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you do, thank you for your nice comment! :)
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning, as usual! I love the framing.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Kate!
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's lovely :)
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