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Lost Causes by verdant Lost Causes by verdant
"I only knew what hunted thought
  Quickened his step, and why
He looked upon the garish day
  With such a wistful eye;
The man had killed the thing he loved
  And so he had to die."

     Ballad of Reading Gaol
        by Oscar Wilde
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:iconenjoyingthepain:
enjoyingthepain Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
your art is amazing . . .
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:iconaicent:
Aicent Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ahh what funny lups.
Oh Oscar wild.
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Miovelli Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
In reference to emotion, I see it in his eyes, but it's subtle. His face is calm, almost serene, but his eyes are dark and troubled, and despite how he looks quite young he appears as an older man might in his eyes.
It is indeed amazing, though, how you captured the moment. I applaud your skill immensely.
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:iconverdant:
verdant Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Thank you very much, I love receiving thoughtful comments like yours.
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:iconmiovelli:
Miovelli Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
It was my pleasure. This is an amazing piece of art.
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:icontenko72:
tenko72 Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great. I really love his outfit. It reminds me of a military uniform.
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:iconverdant:
verdant Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
You're right, it's a military uniform... Prussian I believe.
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful!! :clap:
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:iconcheetahcub:
cheetahcub Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Sighh~~ I love period movies and their costumes! And your rendition of it is just perfect!
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:iconverdant:
verdant Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Yea I love period movies too. I wish you're here more often cubbiechan :hug:.
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007

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escapist19 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Great picture. He looks great, I love his expression. I also love the fact that this is a period piece, I like looking at old time clothing. The background looks very pretty and dreamy too. Overall, very very nice!
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:iconverdant:
verdant Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
I love period piece as well, they always look great in painting. Thank you!
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Honestly I've never seen anything like this artwork before :wow: Such a wonderful combination of the museum quality work, and a beautiful young face that's so hard to find there! :giggle::heart: Your art moved me so much that it's hard to find the proper words to describe... it's just practically classical in my opinion :heart: This artwork in particular is one of your very, very best!! It looks so real that it must have a soul of its own :love:
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:iconverdant:
verdant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
You're such an odd combination of an artist, so talented yet so nice. Thank you for your comment, I treasure it deeply :hug:.
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smilyimp Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Awwwww :heart: This looks so... royal :XD: :heart: :giggle: :love: Love the face! :XD: Ahaha, I like the eyebrows, actually :P Very nice work on the clothings, the fold and everything looks so real & natural :wow: :XD: I really loveeeeee the background, too :heart: It looks like something I'd see in the museum and it doesn't look... um... digital ^^; Which is rather amazing to me :) :heart: :giggle: Very nice composition & lovely work :) :love:
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:iconverdant:
verdant Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
smilyyyy... I don't know why but you keep amazing me with your insight. I have to ask though, have you ever been to a museum?!!! :D :D :D

:hug:
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:iconsmilyimp:
smilyimp Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Hey... :dohtwo: I have been to a musuem... 8-) :giggle: :love: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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:iconverdant:
verdant Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Hehehe, I hope I don't tease you too much :hug:.
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:iconsmilyimp:
smilyimp Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
:hug: :hug: :hug: :heart:
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mitchellnelson Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
AMAZING WORK!
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:iconclayonvalery:
ClayonValery Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
gorgeous ! I love the clothes, and the hair... wonderful ^^
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:iconfinn-thewhite:
Finn-thewhite Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
This is fantastic,
he has the face of an angel.

I've seldom seen such a peacefull expression in a face.
It is calming me down :D
I just love it!
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:iconverdant:
verdant Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
He's calming you down? I'm glad if he is :D.

:hug:
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:iconfinn-thewhite:
Finn-thewhite Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Of course,
I like his expression very much (Iam sad that I do not have enough english words for for saying you how much, but I love it really!)

I thougt, if he would be real (I mean alive of flesh and blood) one look in his eyes would be enough to forget all and everything *luv*

You are a talented human, my dear :D
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:iconvinnycrow:
VinnyCrow Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007   General Artist
Gorgeous.
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:iconkaferine:
Kaferine Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Wow, that's beautiful!
Amazing work. D: :+fav:
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:iconjmoa:
JMOA Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
8-)
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:iconkyusai:
kyusai Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i love the background, almost a monet quality to it, and his expression seems kind of uncertain and innocent to me.. the hat does seem a little out of proportion but still a very nice piece
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ezgadi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
I'd kind of have to agree on the lack of facial expression, but you did a fabulous job on the uniform, shading and the background is beautiful.
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:iconqbeentraining:
qbeentraining Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
What a beautiful young boy... you really captured the moment. (I think he does have emotion...)
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:iconverdant:
verdant Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Thank you, I'm glad you can feel him. His sadness is not supposed to be apparent, merely a glimpse of what he caries inside.
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:iconjjean21:
jjean21 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
The attention to detail and texture is amazing, a beautiful portrait.
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:iconhennauoti:
Hennauoti Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
:heart:
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:iconradinov-stryker:
radinov-stryker Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
well done
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:iconpandorius:
Pandorius Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Beautiful!
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:iconpluto-san:
pluto-san Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Your amazing verdy!
It looks so realistic.
<333333

(on another note: Your picture reminds me of napoleon for some reason but yeah XDD)
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bookcrazy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
God, I love Oscar Wilde! <3
One thing that worries me about this is that the man, although he is indeed very beautifully drawn, looks completely emotionless. I'm sorry if you find that insulting, but I only pointed it out so that you could improve.
Otherwise, everything else is perfect.
(By the way, I love the way the background came out!)
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:iconverdant:
verdant Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Nono, it's not insulting at all. I'm glad when people speak up their mind, except when they start criticising what I like to draw... coz that's personal :).

Thanks for speaking up, I do agree I should express emotions better in my arts :heart:.
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:iconbookcrazy:
bookcrazy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
You see, that's what I can't understand. I don't see why people think they have the right to tell others what they can or can't draw.

You're welcome! <3
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aisuyuuki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
This is beautiful!
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:iconcodecyros:
codecyros Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007   Digital Artist
I love the background and the authentic outfit. You are very skilled.
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:icondellinia:
Dellinia Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
how strapping ;0
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:iconoopswrongcookie:
oopswrongcookie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
I like the very soft style of the colors...the depth of the piece is astounding.
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:iconmalted-milk:
Malted-Milk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007   Digital Artist
Something about the Colonial/Elizabethan period that makes it so gorgeous and appealing not only in a theme for any art medium..wouldn't you agree?
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wyngless-byrd Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty :)
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