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:iconjthor54:
jThor54 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great color, composition, draftsmanship and brushwork. Just all-around very well done.
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charlenequek Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice. :)
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:iconlosenko:
Losenko Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcharlenequek:
charlenequek Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:dummy: nice to meet you!
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:iconlosenko:
Losenko Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am also very nice)))
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:iconcharlenequek:
charlenequek Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol. Good! Then Mokona likes.
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RhaenysTully Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Are they characters of some fandom? Or just fruits of your imagination?)
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Padfoot1of4Marauders Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
This is very beautiful! I especially love her hair and the swan's head.
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:iconlosenko:
Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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BullesEtCray0ns Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Sorry I thought you're French but no ^^; So I traduce my precending phrase : It's so beautiful! ♥
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Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, your words are very pleasant!
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BullesEtCray0ns Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
C'est trop beau ♥
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BunnyTeethOwner Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
wow|
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:iconlosenko:
Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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AugustSilk Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous!
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rambocambo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the background pattern.
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:iconcstinne:
Cstinne Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Great as always!:clap:
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IvySmoker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Очень аккуратно и красиво =)
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:iconlosenko:
Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
спасибо!
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Dandi-Lions Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
A wonderful couple piece to go with Daniel's! Just like with his, you really capture so much emotion of her character in this. Her hair goes beautifully against the cool light blues of the background and her eyes are just wonderful. I love how you added the swan in like some others had mentioned, too. There's such great symbolism with the swan in the novel for Helena that I get shivers just seeing it here. The biggest moment of realization is when Daniel awakens to the swan, mistaking it for Helena once he enters the dreamworld (what is later known as the part where "one person's reality is another's fiction and one person's fiction is another's reality" comes into play). Such a beautiful part of the novel, and I think you caught it well here. The same with the water imagery in the background. It's beautiful yet cruel, much like how Daniel describes the dreamworld (water being very much connected to it).

Daniel and Helena's whole relationship is a tragically beautiful one and I love that you get that sense by just looking into her eyes. It's great that you chose to have them facing opposite directions, so if put side by side, they would be facing each other. Daniel's portrait is so dark and dreary while Helena's is light and beautiful, like a contrast between reality and fiction. It's as if Daniel and Helena are gazing into a mirror at each other... simply simply beautiful.

I could go on and on forever... this is a beautiful couple piece to Daniel's like i mentioned, and I think that you did an amazing job on both of them. Amazing work.
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Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it's a great honor to receive such detailed and interesting comments. You are very thinly analyze these images. I could add that in my interpretation of Daniel is a shadow, and Helena - the light. All art (including the novel) is based on the combination of these two principles and the right combination. "The shadows are as important as the light for without them we would not have seen the light"
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Dandi-Lions Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
That's just what I was thinking! :D You did such an amazing job on both of these... they're probably the most beautiful I've seen of the characters.
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revampyre Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She's beautiful!
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:iconlosenko:
Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank yoU!
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TalbotsRevenge Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I love how you chose to portray Helena and how you added a swan with her! It reminds me of Swan Lake kinda :) It's very beautiful.
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Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Swan is a symbol of Helena!
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BirdsSong Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Fantastic craftsmanship. I'm with the others in saying that the colors are beautiful and suit this piece and character very well. She looks lovely.
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Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, but the choice of color was not my - ~star-blazer gave a very detailed description.
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Opus-Didally Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Perfectly gorgeous! Helena looks amazing.
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:iconlosenko:
Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Really gorgeous!
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Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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KaiserKat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wow, you did a great job yet again! The colors are too stunning.
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:iconlosenko:
Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you) it was a risky experiment with color, but everything went well!
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WhiteRiverSong Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Oh, my! She's so pretty!
Helena's story with Daniel is so mysterious and tragically beautiful and I think you did a real good job with portraying that with the colors. She fits so perfect with the one you did of Daniel, like they're so close but so far from each other. They're both pretty works!
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Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I wanted to portray her focused and mysterious that it is in harmony with the portrait of Daniel.
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WhiteRiverSong Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
You did a very good job :D
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MeteorWings Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely depiction of Helena! She fits perfectly with the one you did of Daniel :)
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Disaster-N-Beauty Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful! <3 I love the swan (:
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Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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DorianHarper Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Writer
She turned out absolutely beautiful! I love the colours and how you chose to include the swan imagery. Thanks so much again, your work is always too gorgeous :+favlove:
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Losenko Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your description of Helena was very detailed, thanks to delete created an interesting image. I love when I give such details.
Russian customers tend to give very vague and nebulous description, so the work has been slow and difficult))))
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