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“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”
- Oscar Wilde

Death
As a dark Shadow
Beckons his prey
Into the unknown
By a soft whisper
In the soul
- Cindy Cheney

As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
And its place remembers it no more.
- Psalm 103:15-16

An original piece I worked on for quite some time, there is a lot of symbolism, please share what you think each element means to you.

Death personified, she is innocence, seduction and the sweetest temptation to venture into glorious oblivion. Her eyes speak of unimaginable wonders beyond and a time where the ties that bind are forever loosened~Justin Render

This artwork is available as a print. Thank you to the ImagineFX community, you guys helped me so much, you are all awesome :)
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Given 2014-06-01
Suggester said: "Rich in symbolism, this piece features a personification of death that is fittingly haunting and mysterious."

Death by EmiliaPaw5 ( Suggested by lovelessdevotions and Featured by breerothman )
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lorrygail Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely piece. Her eyes are haunting.
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb...and an awesome quote from my favorite Oscar Wilde story!
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t:
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Fantastic and lovely - soooo very detailed.
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:iconmynameisblupyro:
Mynameisblupyro Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Daayum. That hair will take, what, 15 barbers and a bomb squad.
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Yeah shame, she has a real problem when she gets up in the morning ;)
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:iconmynameisblupyro:
Mynameisblupyro Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
I'm a nice guy. I'll personally purchase 75 conditioners for her.
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:iconcrookedform:
Crookedform Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
This is really cool. You actually made her a busy thing- covered in a lovely jumble of stuff... and yet you can tell that she's offering nothingness.
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:iconmwlucyo:
MwLucYo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
love all the details
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconkaystronaut:
Kaystronaut Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's amazing congrats on the DD~<3
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconkaystronaut:
Kaystronaut Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sure thing (^^)
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:iconbloedzuigerbloed:
bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the wetness on her skin.
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you noticed it :)
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Onyxoasis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a beautiful interpretation of death! It is really unique too! Usually people depict is as something dark and morbid, but this piece doesn't necessarily scream those things. I enjoy its originality!
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EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) I tried making death more 'inviting' per se, rather than something one dreads.
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ran777 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
This is so amazing. I think this is the first time I've seen a death that isn't all in black or anything like that.

With the animals and life around her, I think of death that gives way for new life. 
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EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, yes I tried moving away from the traditional look of death and do something original. I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconkalia24:
Kalia24 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't know why, but I thought about Kore/Persephone.Maybe because of the motif of plants and death.
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EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess, in a sense she could be
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EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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PrincesaSevilla Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I never expected to look at such allegorical protrait of death - so original and colourful, and full of living critters around her! Well done; you really deserved to have a DD! Congratulations! (Or, as said in my mother tongue, ˇfelicidades!)
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EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny, yesterday I wrote a thing about death. I love what you are doing here.  Congrats on the DD
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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DOK-FITZ Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!
<3
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blush:
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KCsummerz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcongratsdd1plz::iconcongratsdd2plz::iconcongratsdd3plz:
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :hug:
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthanksplz:
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Angiebeagoodgirl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is powerful
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you think so
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ballerina1990 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love your symbolism and the beauty of your concept. Much in my own (written) work deals with symbolism surrounding Russian ideas dealing with love, eroticism, death and resurrection. I find great affinity here and I love your work! Blessings to you!
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EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words :)
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:iconelvenwyn:
Elvenwyn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD! It's great that this picture is one.
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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:iconelvenwyn:
Elvenwyn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
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feed-me-cookiez Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Photographer
This is beautiful. Her expression is so strong! Excellent work :clap:
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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atram95 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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RaquelBC Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Congratulations for the daily :D It's beautiful ;)
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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RaquelBC Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
You're welcome :D
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BrandonBreezy Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is a really beautiful peace of art, how often do you draw?
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