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Désirée R. ´Eo´ Dippenaar

"Flurina Mourning" by Désirée R. ´Eo´ Dippenaar

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"Her hand flew to her mouth as a choked sob escaped her throat. She could no longer stop the tears from flowing, no longer stop herself from crying - not for the man who had beaten her and who had come home drunk in the middle of the night, but for the man who had kissed her and caressed her face, who had first told her that he loved her, who brought her flowers from the alp when he was in a good mood. What had happened to that man? He had died long ago, with the first plants that refused to grow, left behind on a dead and barren field."  - At the End of Broken Dreams (by me)


I drew this picture partly because of the scene, partly because I had an obsession with the Swiss alps the time I drew this, and partly to show some elements of Flurina's culture. The bracelets and bangles all have significance; the ones she is wearing signify that she has one son and one daughter, that she was married, and that she is a widow. The gypsies are the last people to know how to use magic, and in a world that is searching for magic again, they are the source of inspiration for many, though they prefer to ignore that and continue living their own calm lives in the mountains...

(October 2007)

19 Feb 2008:-) John R Farley Jr
Deceptively peaceful until you see her wind-blown clothes. Good job.

2 Désirée R. 'Eo' Dippenaar replies: "Thank you! 2 This is one of my favourites actually."
20 Feb 2008:-) Désirée Dippenaar
I LOVE the colours! So bright! And the grass looks nice too 10

My colour things are always better than my sketches. See, you should COLOUR stuff!!
Only problem is that the flowers are a bit unclear - though no one would recognise them anyway. I’ve already forgotten their names!

The symbolism, ah, the symbolism! So much from the writing is taken away in here! =.= I should continue writing that, but, ah well... *deep sigh*

:-) Désirée R. 'Eo' Dippenaar replies: "Get lost you bored person! 10 Your next comments I’m deleting!!

But you’re right, this is one of my favs 1"
18 Mar 2008:-) Sarah-amy haley
Hayhay, I like this, the colours really work, especially on the trees and her skirt (lovely skirt!) And pretty flowers, I like the ones on the grave best. The positioning of her arms and clothing are excellent - I can never get posture.

Cool picture - any chance of any more ’end of broken dreams’ I miss it!

:- )

:-) Désirée R. 'Eo' Dippenaar replies: "Thank you, I’m glad you like it!

I might make a try to write chapter 3 and 4 sometime; school has been getting in the way a lot, but now that I have two weeks of holidays maybe I’ll continue again at last 10"
23 Mar 2008:-) Dave Cripps
LOL another strange person talking to themselves 12
It’s very wind swept. Good job it’s summer. Brrrrrr!

:-) Désirée R. 'Eo' Dippenaar replies: "Heh, sometimes I just love wasting my time by doing strange monologues 10 It’s rather pointless, actually, though I love being extremely critical to myself ;P

I’m glad the windiness came across! I can’t remember how long ago I drew this... I still had the memory of holidays in the Swiss mountains though, and THERE it certainly was windy and cold last summer!"
29 Mar 2008:-) Saskia H. Suurling
Nice landscape. I’m practising on mine, but that doesn’t work so well yet.

2 Désirée R. 'Eo' Dippenaar replies: "Thank you! Landscapes are one thing I like drawing or painting, though they never look all too detailed. There’s just less things to mess up with than when drawing faces 14"
8 May 2008:-) Ingrid Nedrehagen
Hello, I like this drawing, Your use of coler is wonderful! I don´t use mutch coler(?) my self 1, and thanks fore the coments u gave(?) me 2

18 Désirée R. 'Eo' Dippenaar replies: "Thanks, I’m glad you like this picture 2 It’s one of my favourites actually. I don’t use colour often either because I make a mess too often, but for this one I decided it needed it!

Thanks for the comment! ^^"
14 Jul 2008:-) Nazifa Nawar
I like the hills and the colors are dark and bright!

:-) Désirée R. 'Eo' Dippenaar replies: "Thanks! ^^ The hills were a bit of a pain at some point, but I managed to save it and fix them to what they are now 2"
3 Oct 2008:-) Mira Rokala
One of my personal favourites on your gallery. You are very good at coloring!

:-) Désirée R. 'Eo' Dippenaar replies: "Thank you! I’ve been colouring for, what, 14 or 15 years already, so I’ve had loooooots of practise 1 Glad you like this picture!"
6 Dec 2008:-) Silvia Meiliani
Good wind effect^^ I love the background. I always can’t draw one21

:-) Désirée R. 'Eo' Dippenaar replies: "Thank you! I’m quite glad the wind effect turned out - I had only tried it once before. For me, drawing the background usually depends what the background is... I’m better with landscapes and hills and mountains than cities and buildings, for instance, maybe because I draw landscapes a lot just by themselves and get practise from it."
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'Flurina Mourning':
 • Created by: :-) Désirée R. ´Eo´ Dippenaar
 • Copyright: ©Désirée R. ´Eo´ Dippenaar. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Alp, Dead, Girl, Grave, Gypsy, Husband, Magic, Mountains, Mourning
 • Categories: Landscape, Nature, Panoramic, Magic and Sorcery, Spells, etc., Romance, Emotion, Love, Wizards, Priests, Druids, Sorcerers..., Woman, Women, Book Illustration
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Coloured Pencils
 • Inspirations: Wyverns Library writer
 • Submitted: 2008-02-07 08:51:32
 • Views: 618
 • Resolution: 419x700

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