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The melody of your demise by enayla The melody of your demise by enayla
Hello everyone, I'm back =} Soooo busy working, but I thought I'd say hi, drop a picture for you, and get back to bending to the whip of work. Picture done in photoshop 7, and painter 7, and for a special little something over at Epilogue.

Wallpaper version, again, available at [link] :} enjoy :]

As always, I wrote a little something to go with it - this time, a small version of a legend in the fantasy world I've created:

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Mehach and Ereyon.

Tales speak of how Mehach, Goddess of Death, used to visit the world of Aii Chriaston in the past. She would herself step down from her ebony keep, and gently weave and coax souls from their discarded shells - and legends speak of how she, when gathering souls from a battlefield, met a wounded, but still breathing young man by the name of Ereyon.

Ereyon was beautiful in a way the Goddess had never seen before - she had seen beauty in Gods, but here, she saw beauty in life. In his pulse, in the beat of his heart, and she came to love him - and he came to love her.

She visited him every night, and every night they kissed. For nearly a year, they were together, but Ereyon had a secret he did not share with his mistress. Though her presence when she was with him was dimmed down - she was still Death, and she was slowly killing him. Rather than telling her, and losing what little time he had left with her, he kept quiet, and wasted away. Mehach was blinded by her love for him and suspected nothing until the day he actually died - and she felt his passing from her throne.

He did not come to her, though, as souls should. He clung to his grave and haunted the cemetery at night. Mehach called for him but he would not come - so she was forced to go down to him once again.

He did not want to go to the ebony keep, because he knew that then he would lose his memories and his love for her - he would lose what he had left. Haunting the cemetery, at least, would let him remember what they had shared.

Mehach spent the night in the graveyard, playing her harp - weaving patterns of his soul through her fingers, until, quiet as the wraith he was, he could no longer resist... and floated towards her, kissing her cheek - and she kissed him in return and thus stole his memories, and his love, and all that he once was... truly stealing his life before taking him back to the dark keep.

It is said that after this incident, after the tragic death of Ereyon, the Goddess of Death has never been seen on Aii Chriaston again.
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I know she gets a lot of DD's, but The melody of your demise by enayla is just too brilliant to pass up. I don't even need to describe the genius inherint in this piece, suffice to say it is beautiful, and I am awestruck. (Selected by +ekud) ( Featured by ekud )
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Eskoplja Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Gorgeous :love:
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Doyleplop Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I really like this :-)
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deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I am simply amazed! :)
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Gothic-Romantic99 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a magnificent image. I really like the ghostly image, his design, expression, everything. Truly lovely work with this one.
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TEANO Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Stunning.
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gogrous image!
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Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!
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ToTheDEPTHSofMySOUL Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Y.. y.. your the one who made this pic! OMG! I have been searching for you for years! This picture has been an inspiration for me to draw for sooooo long! I was almost frozen in my seat when I found you to be the true creator!
*Bows*
Thank you for creating such amazing pieces. I hope one day I can be at least half as amazing!. :D
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lselizondo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
A beautiful story to go with such a beautiful piece of art.
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S-BlackART Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
amazing work hon , features here : [link]
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sKylarkNicole Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO BEAUTIFUL THE STORY IS and also the art. *sigh of happiness*
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canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
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Amanthus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is deep! Nice work!
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ZlobaNajvacsia Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
wonderful work
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Glorious-Book-Nerd Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I remember seeing this on your site years ago, the image and the story stuck with me. I truly adore your muse and what it inspires you to do.
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Prozacreature Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
unbelievable ! :heart: IT.
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SaraArtists Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
soow affecting one deeply.....in the deep of night...
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juliethestrange Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
beautiful!
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mushroomGOD121 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful and dark!
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Violette-Aner Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this pic becuase I have The Melody of Your Demise Goth Metal Ballads CD; I just fall in love with the cover and searched on the internet who was the full of talent artist that created it. So good to know that you are here on DA:)
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plethoraoflilies Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
It is not just your artwork I enjoy viewing, but your stories as well. It makes a piece come alive.
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Loonyballoon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Did you know the link you gave for the wallpaper version contains malware?
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LilMissDead Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Truly beautiful.
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AscendingAngel777 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
This beauty is what brought me to the site~ Beautiful and touching.
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anaap Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
awsome :love:
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Rani-Halli Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
One of the first pictures thanks to which I has started to write stories
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Ennayenaled Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! I think that is the saddest love story i've ever heard to date!
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Firerubynat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Beautiful personification of the legend!
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Estrella-Felina Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work
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Baldred Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
The more i look at this piece , the more i like it ! Unique !!!
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TheAislinn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Chilling and touching. Your work always has so much soul to it.
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M-asque Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
This has been a fav of mine for ages. Love it!
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pauladaruk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
This is realy beautiful artwork and great story.
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Top-Classic Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
yeah this is really beautiful ;
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vladimir-manson Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
I loved both the work and the story congrats!!!
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Neni Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Love your Work, Linda.
Also, ages ago you were very kind answering a mail.

Hope you the best.
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Kendae Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
So haunting and breathtaking . I love the story that is behid this piece . Is the legend from Welsh or Irish lore?
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Lenore7 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Beautiful:)
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Arya-Irani Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I love it.
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lilyeskapisti Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
One of your most touching and beautiful things ever.. :heart:
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WillRayne Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I love your title for this. The beautiful artwork is worthy of the title. You did a fantastic job
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AnnaGabrie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
oh how i like this picture....i found it in a newspaper some time ago ...and now i am glad to know the author ...it is an incredible artwork!!!!
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KKallweit Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
very cool concept. and you pulled it off beautifully as usual! I'll be keeping an eye on you.
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lazy-lobster Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
As all of your work is, this is freakin' amazing. I particularly love the harp.
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ViChiTa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
another amazing work!!! just love it... Fave!! ^^
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SylvanSylph Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Hauntingly Beautiful.
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artphilia247 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your arts are all beautiful, but this one is special! Love it a lot. :D
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GiovannaDomenica Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome... *.*
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Osnic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
WOW! That's wonderfull! You're a very talanted artist. :)
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