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The Hollow Victory by aridante The Hollow Victory by aridante
At what price must you pay to win?

watercolor on d'Arches, 9" x 12"
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Given 2003-11-30
Yet another wonderful traditional piece of art... The Hollow Victory by *aridante is an excellent, well colored and emotional piece. ( Featured by syragon )
AmerielleSeaglass Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
The whole piece is wonderful. I just can NOT get enough of her nose and lips! They're SPOT on!
IsiOroat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I like it, amazing!
starshine1957 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
your art is amazing
foxsiren Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
I love the colors and the expressions. This is a beautiful piece of work.
AmedaN Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I like the warm earthtones that you used in this one and how it shows emotion so well. My favorite piece od the painting is the tree...I do alot of tree art myself and noticed that your tree was nicely done.I'm placing this one in my watercolor collection :+fav:
hellknite Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
amazing art you have, really amazing :)
Jean-d-A Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009

Amazing!!! :eyepopping:

One of the best pics I´ve ever seen here on DA made with water-colors!

Scenery, details, expressions and the colours are soooo unbelieveable great!!!

I fav this!!! ^^
fantasyforever Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Goddess of watercolors @____@ *bows* :heart:
Acorncupcake Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:faint: :heart:
Anima-en-Fuga Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
don't know what to say about...

simply beautiful job...

I like it. ^^
mrsorrentino Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
wowwww, the way you handle watercolors
is absolutely amazing!!
Corellon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
so sad....

great art :clap:
uncle-shaun Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is great. I love it.
augustgirl515 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
Wow, this is a very moving and emotionaly picture. Immediate fav! It reminds me of what happened in a story I wrote once. Anyways very nice! Keep up the superb work!
terminalcondition Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Stunning - you have captured pain and anguish perfectly.
MiouQueuing Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Ciao Anneth,

Thank you so much for this fine piece of art. I like it very, very much for several reasons:

- Great atmosphere: Sometimes, our heros just... die...! And there's no glamour about it, it's just a bloody mess. (Though you've gone easy on the bloodshed...)

- Very nice detail on the costumes: One does not often find thoroughly considered design of clothes!

- Watercolour: I adore artists who get along with watercolour!

So, thanks again. :thanks:

CU, Miou Q.
herrTevik Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Great atmosphere, lighting and costume design.

Much too often, in american movies and roleplaying games, there are spells or other elements to resurrect the dead. In a good way, not to make zombies, but revive them.
Which makes dying no sacrifice. Bah.

A situation like your picture here is much more interesting.
emaciate Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Filmographer
huh!!! you are amongs the greatest :P
melodyryo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007   Digital Artist
great job with water color!!!!!!!
personally hates working with water color T_T
Eumelia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Hobbyist
Wow. The expressions are heart-wrenching. Beautifully executed as well.
Samuraiqueen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
I love this... simply marvelous.
The impaled bodies in the background is a nice touch, btw...
VOLIVOD Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
Awesome...reminds me of "Dungeons and Dragons" days. Great work :clap:
LyOsiris Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
you got her feelings so well, just in the eyes... (:
Ultramanzeta Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Cool picture. You really did a good job of capturing the emotions of the moment. :batman:
3Dchain Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2004
cool, no words to describe your work!
Erynus Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004
coolkatcasey Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004
i recently managed to free some time to clear my deviant watch list (250 deviations to view after a 2 month haitus) this piece was clinging down in the last few deviations.
i had kept this piece in my watch list because i really wanted to comment on it, but i dont believe in comments like "" i generally try to be at least somewhat constructive.
i looked at it, over and over but i could never come up with anything to say. what it boils down to is ""

watercolor is probably my favorite media to work with. you handle it completely different than i. im to impatient to do glaze after glaze. i dont use care and think out my brush strokes. i just slap it on there and let it work its own magic. i enjoy the total sporadic unexpected nature of the medium. BUT i am in love with people that can sit there and take the time to be so tight with it. you are able to take away all of that looseness, you remove the freewill of the paint. normally this is a bad thing, but you pull it off brilliantly.

you are a skilled draftsman (would it be pc to say draftswoman?), and your ability to tell an entire story in one image is unmatched. all of your works are illustrative in the best way possible.
i dont comment much, but i always enjoy your work. thankyou for sharing. and i await further deviations!
Elmara Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004  Student Writer
pirates-ye-be-warned Featured By Owner May 2, 2004
woah woah, you did that with watercolors?! on a 9 x 12 ?!?! that's amazing! i must go out and spend lots of money on really nice water colors, i didn't htink they were capable of such excellence
exxondude Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2004
i love this piece!
seir Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2004
Very nice. The colors are solid, their facial expressions are right on, and the windblown hair is perfect. The twisted tree helps to add to the agitated atmosphere.
little-faerie-bits Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2004
You are so amazing!
WildShadows Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice piece I love theemotions it portrays.
celestialblue Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004
You have a very lovely style, and this particular piece is very powerful!
git2 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
truly awsome, super brilliant!
JCPOC Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is both lovely and tragic at the same time. I love it.
mimiru Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2004
So much of a story told in just one picture! I really really like this. :+fav:!
Lawofthenipple Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
theres no words to decribe how great this is :) great work!
midnightvoyager Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2004  Student General Artist
Oh wow... I could never watercolor like that. That's so wonderful... and sad! *sob*
Loreena24 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2004
negative-infinity Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2004
very nice facial expressions
angelus-iom Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
untouchedmist Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2003   Photographer
wow. you can _feel_ the pain and agony.

nice job
rajiv Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats very well done....touches the heart! :+fav:
HateBunny Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
...just fantastic. Very moving...though, I don't know why.
javaman323 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2003
very nice. keep em coming:)
pencillicious Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2003   Writer're just amazing.

can I stalk you? ;p

Truly, wonderful rendering, and with watercolors. OO At first glance I almost guessed another medium, though on closer study it's obviously watercolor. Just a beautiful job overall. Oi.

I've got a lot of work ahead of me... ~_^
sir-brodie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2003
damn this is fantastic!!!! :faint:
vkitty9 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2003
The price for victory...indeed.
unpatterned Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2003
:+fav: on this. Im lovin it, not like mcdonalds "lovin it" the good kinda lovin....ewww, nasty mcdonalds
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November 29, 2003
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