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The Waltz with Death by CristaliaART The Waltz with Death by CristaliaART
Thank you for all the :+fav:s in advance. I really appreciate it.



Light means darkness, darkness means light.
Without the light, darkness wouldn't survive.
A kiss of the coldness provokes love and hope.
Waltz with Death on the edge of the world.


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Full view please!!! Some details can be found here:[link]

To get a better effect on what I'm trying to show, then please go to this [link] and listen to the song together with my picture. You'll never regret listening to it


This is my entry to the "Darkness Everlasting" contest hosted by:
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This work took me more than two months to complete. So even if I won't anything in the contest, I'm very happy that it made to think of this idea (I got inspiration during my dance lesson) and to achieve something greater than just a simple photo-manipulation. A lot of feelings are put in this work and I'm really proud of it. It is one of my greatest achievements so far. Thank you to organizers of the contest for this contest, as without it, I would have never created "Waltz with Death"!

I came in first in photo-manipulation category!!!

Oh my! It got a DD! I'm so knocked down! Thank you =SpazzyDragon13 and @sine-out for amking this happen! I'm enormously grateful to you! :hug: And of course, thank you to everyone for support!

Credits:
FairiegoodmotherFairiegoodmotherFairiegoodmotherCSnyderCSnyderflordelys-stockmjranum-stocklarafairie-stockEverydayStockBreAnnlockstockauroradreamsVivaStockaudpodaudpodCausticStockDarkenedHeart-StockDarkenedHeart-StockDarkenedHeart-Stockinsectualstockcloaks │lightning, rose petals, swirls, spider, webs brushes by ~redheadstocknarvils │Everything else is by me, including the lamp under the roof, the carpet and everything else is drwan.
I hope I didn't forget any... It was just really a lot of them. I got more than 238 layers in this picture.


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Given 2009-05-22
From the suggester: "The Waltz with Death, is at first glance a very detailed and finely executed piece. With a closer look you can even see the glow of the candles and the painted carpet! The scene just oozes a dark, dangerous, passion between the two. An incredible two months went into this manipulation, and the patience of the artist is showcased beautifully in this." The Waltz with Death by =RiNymph ( Suggested by llinderv and Featured by sine-out )
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IsabellaLivingston Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
stunningly!!! ^^)
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yarramekian Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
this picture just gives me chills. awesome
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Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Deliciously dark! Truly a feast for the eyes!
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XNONMACHINE Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
im advertising here but i love this picture and well here is a song for it [link]
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LadyRiddle26 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Well deserved DD! I like it very much.
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BettaArtusiArt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
A W E S O M E ! ! !
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:pumpkin: Happy pre-Halloween :pumpkin:
You have been featured in The pre-HALLOWEEN bash begins !! >> [link]
Enjoy & may your Halloween be spooky and full of treats !! :evillaugh:
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Wow! This is intense! I love the dark colors here
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elemental-tenshi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I will not chase you as you run,
you will someday come to me.
There is no place that you can hide,
On land in sky's or seas.
I will not chase you as you run,
for you will always come to me.
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Darkmatter987 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Can I steal that for use? lol
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elemental-tenshi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
as long as you give me credit then by all means use it.
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cao2142 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Impressive!
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bassistdaw Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
beautiful ! reminds me of castlevania. the lights on the wall looks HDR photorealistic. Candles brought out the entire effect of this picture~ Epic tone!
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Glad you liked :)
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steverlfs Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Wow! This is a marvelous- and macabre- work! This should be in a museum! I can't wait to go to your page and see what other surprises are waiting for me!
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :) I am really glad you liked it :)
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Darkmoonlitenight Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
This is truly beautiful!
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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RavenX13 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Then a waltz with death I shall take, for I'd be dancing with myself. Man I'm a lovely dancer... Oh wait, wrong one. This is amazing, my friend. Lol forgive me, my crazier thoughts roam freely when late enough. It's such a lovely and mezmorizing picture, and the words under it are quite intoxicating with thought. I'm in love with the thought you inspire me of. I just wish I could put into words. I will note you if I draw it out. Thank you for your art and time my friend.
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
I like your idea ^^ Sounds interesting. Yes, please let me know if you carry on the idea and write something, I'd love to see your interpretation of the idea. My art is about capturing a certain feeling in my art piece, and I'm always curious of how people see and interpret it, for I'm extremely amazed by human mind.
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RavenX13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
You're very welcome! I am just infatuated by such a piece, and I can't help but feel as proud as you do for such a fine thing. Tell me something, are all your pictures close to your heart? And if so, prey tell! It will help the one I'm making. Give your best side on this one, please! XD
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, all my art pieces are representation of emotions caught in time. I create my works only when I'm overwhelmed with a certain emotion or a feeling, and try to shift what I feel from myself to the art work. Most of the time these emotions also interlink with my feelings, impressions and ideas of a human mind. See, I love contradictions that it carries, and so most of the time in my works there are elements of contradictions. I find them beautiful and thus capture. They help me to represent emotion I am trying to portray.
That's pretty much what my art is about. And with this piece, there are different emotions portrayed and as for a human mind representation, it portrays the contradicting thoughts about death and life. Basically I use life to represent death. What can be more lively than a dance?
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RavenX13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
I love the contradiction that death brings. It waits for no man, but awaits all. And yes, dancing, a true act of life, mixed with the deviously dark image of death. HAHAHA I LOVE IT!!! I kindly request more of such!XD
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angels-anthem Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i'm not sure if i like it, but it's good
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe :D Thanks :)
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job!!!:)
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harrynginny4eva Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
:O
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Blythe-Zarozinia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Absolutely gorgeus :)
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angelofknifes Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
It's just amazing
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Grumpybus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning detail on this one, great job!
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iWantToBeATotodile Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it!
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pennechantel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Featured in my journal!
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lulclu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
So cool! I like it!!!
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LordofMurder Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Very nice
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
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allgone88 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
love it!
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sv7who Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
beautifully, dark pic
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you )
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Organization13-Shade Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that just how I would describe.those words of poets....
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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Organization13-Shade Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome any my dear friend
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Writer
Happy Valentine's Day! Your work is featured here: [link] :dance:
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!!! :glomp: :love: :hug: :tighthug:
Happy Valentines to you too!!! :love:
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The-Necromancer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So very beautiful, and the amount of intricate detail! Phenomenal!!
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: Thank you!
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Writer
Wow! The DD was totally deserved. This is stunning.
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Deaths-Requim Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
This is very beautiful! I love how the colors go great with each other and how creative this is!!!
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Deaths-Requim Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
very very welcome :hug:
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