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The Song of Lorelei by Amythest621 The Song of Lorelei by Amythest621
So I gave you sweet Lorelei and Strom feels... and, well, now here are some angsty ones. :evillaugh: I don't really have much to say about this piece beyond that it was depressing drawing it, and my favorite part was doing the ghost-y-ness textures. :P For those of you who don't know, Lorelei & Strom were married, and she died with early pregnancy complications. She's a siren ((hence the music)) and Strom is the Creature from the Black Lagoon. For more info feel free to read the description in this piece here.

Saturday Pancakes is a short little ficlet thing that also kinda goes with this piece if you are interested.

Art and Characters ~Amythest621
Monster High Lisi Harrison + Mattel
Various stocks and textures Google Images

This should go without saying but please do NOT use this artwork or these characters unless you ask explicitly ask me. This is not meant to be a base so please do not trace or recolor it. I'll be disappoint. +5 awesome points if you get the reference
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Fanficwriter1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
So beautiful and sad! :(
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw~ Thanks. :hug:
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Peanutso-BuTTer Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NOOOOOOOOOOOO D': D':
Amazing picture but it's so freaking sad omfg i'm going to go crawl into a whole and cry Pikachu Crying Plz 
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondragoncomfort: Aw~ It's okay. Don't cry, Pika. Thanks so much ♥
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Peanutso-BuTTer Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;^; It's so sad doe ;^; *rocks back and forth blubbing*
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chunk07x Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
casually stalking your gallery. you should probably expect a fair few comments from me. so dont mind mind me. im very late :L.

now this piece is just beautiful is every sense. the posing matches the emotions portrayed wonderfully.

the colours are subtle and then you have this dash of blue glowing like the shine through the window. its just lovely :clap:
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay~! I love comments. And stalkers Thanks so much, and a glow through the window was exactly what I was going for! Though it's a little hard to tell because Lorelei's kinda glowing too, so it all just meshes together. :shrug: I'm glad you like it :hug:
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pdwolverine Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, that's so sad. :(
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondragoncomfort: It's okay, the sadness passes with time. ^^
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SeiryuYamato Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
If I may say, this is extremely beautiful.  I really feel for the guy, losing a loved one is a terrible feeling to have... though I can imagine losing a wife is even worse.

Is it odd that I can 'hear' the song "Eight Melodies" from Earthbound here?
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, the story is really personal (not me but a family member) and I'm glad you could feel the emotion in the piece :) And not at all, I had no idea what the song "Eight Melodies" was from but I looked it up, and sure. I mean why not? The picture speaks to you the way it does, and I have no right to dictate your brains actions :XD: I suppose, when i think about it, the song that it reminds me of is "Give Me Love" by Ed Sheeran ((at least that's the song that was playing on repeat for the majority of the drawing process :D)).
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SeiryuYamato Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Sorry, not Earthbound/Mother 2, from Mother 1/Earthbound Zero.
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Dramapocolyose Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
This is really beautiful.
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
how sad...
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
wish we could help him
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Krafty-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Oh gosh, this is so beautiful, yet so darn sad! His anguish definitely shows through the pose and Lorelei looks gorgeous, even when dead. Strangely enough, I'm really drawn to her eyes here; did you do something different with them? That blue ghostly appearance oddly fits her well too. And you have no idea how bittersweet it is to see he still wears his wedding ring after all these years. Now for some happy please?

Would it be too much to ask for a happy ending where she exists in the MH world as a ghost and Strom knows it? And while difficult to touch, can still speak to each other? The sadness of lost love and death is just reinforced with this picture and kills me.
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you ^^ And no, I haven't done anything different with the eyes ((besides from giving them pupils :XD:)). Her eyes are exactly the same--well as exact as I could make it--to the other Lorelei eyes :/ But maybe it's because I added another eyelid wrinkle thingy, so it looks more like like the gaze is gentle and relaxed, and I didn't put any make-up on her :P Maybe that's it? For some happy? Lols, I could give you Strom and the Kiddies interacting :D

And it is kind of a happy ending already, if you really think about it. I believe that ghosts have unfinished business that they need to attend to, and thus forgo going into the afterlife. And once that business is finished, their original choice of becoming a ghost, prevents them from moving on. ((So her ghostly-ness is basically her spirit essence in this picture)). Lorelei is at peace and able to move on, and Strom...even though distraught by her passing, eventually learns to keep living. He talks to her every night before he goes to sleep, but the pain has dulled with time. And Cliff still occasionally misses his mama ((Reid doesn't remember her)) but the lack of a mother in their life is made up tenfold by Strom's devotion and love.
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Krafty-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Yes please! Dunno if it should be saved for closer to Halloween, but I'd LOVE to see the kids and their daddy dressed as superheroes one day. Or perhaps Strom "teaching" the boys how to save "damsels in distress" like a superhero, aka mom. Okay, admittedly corny idea. Would love to see Strom and the kiddos interacting, no matter how you do it. <3

All I have to add to that last line is, "and Mara." 'Nuff said. XD
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lols, teenage Marah (and BB!Marcus hiding behind her while teenish Malachi teases him) trying to give Strom, and BB!kids trick or treating at the Bloodstone house, candy. :XD: :rofl: AMG.
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Krafty-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
YES! And costumes for all! :iconflynnyayplz: Costumes and dress-up has been a not-so-secret love of mine since I was little; still love them even today. Maybe that's where my love of theater came from. :giggle: Though I digress. Would the Bloodgoods even bother with costumes? Marah I see as either not doing that sort of thing, or dressing as an old book character that hardly anyone her age would read.

Oh, and let me just say the mental picture of tiny Malachi and Marcus interacting like that is making me grin. It simply must be done, but can I wait till Halloween to see it?
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jde123 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is stunning.

And the description is very deep :hug:
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :3 And their story is a bittersweeet one. :hug:
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Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very beautiful! I love the characters!
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:tighthug: Thanks so much ^^
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rainbow1977 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Wow, this is so moving. I feel very touched.
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw~ Thanks so much :tighthug:
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PersephoneKat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student
Ohhhhh. Sadness. D,: But it's beautiful. <3 <3
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
♫ Beautiful Sadness, totally have that song in my head now :XD:
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StarletReader Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
:( Now you've done it. Ughhh these tears. :cry::cry:

As always I love your coloring and the ghostly aura is really cool. :) Great job!
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry :tears: Don't cry. :hug: And thanks so much! I work very hard on my coloring :XD: And yay for appreciating the ghostly-ness! :dummy:
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McConnell48 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What?!? I cant believe it!
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:? Can't believe what?
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McConnell48 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, i didnt read the description of their family pic, so i didnt know she died.... i guess its my own fault, but...
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lols, ^^; My long descriptions usually have story and background info :)
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McConnell48 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry i didnt pay attention! Its really sad though! I hope things get better for them! Oh, and im going to take this chance to say how great an artist you are! I can only dream of doing stuff like these! Keep up the good work!
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh it's not a problem at all ;P It's just people who read descriptions are more privy to story details than those who just look take the picture at face-value. Thank you so much! And you can totally do stuff like this with practice. ^^ Its the sort of long tedious journey everyone hates, but is thrilled with the results ((like doing yoga for flexibility)).
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Misu139 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, tear tear .... Lovely picture any way
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you.
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JustLookFromGermany Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Ohhhh,sweet...
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you?
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JustLookFromGermany Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
No, not sweet as he mourns because ... as she sits there with her ...
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lols, so it's bittersweet?
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JustLookFromGermany Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
...I like the way they sit there and she puts her hand on his shoulder ... I think it's just cute ...^^;
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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JustLookFromGermany Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
hihihi...:highfive:
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nobacon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
So sad but it is a AMAZING picture
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Amythest621 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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nobacon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
ur welcome
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