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First Night by ghostfire First Night by ghostfire
All the ceremony is over and they're alone together for the first time, but this is an arrangement she had little to do with. He was three hundred years her senior and his reputation unknown. The handkerchief wrinkles between her fingers as she tries to hold back her fears.

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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Stunning Work!!!
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fishgul69 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna know more story! no fair with the teasers!
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Ancient-Hoofbeats Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Student General Artist
You've been featured in an article called "Dementia's Fear"! [link]
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
This is very lovely--also, it has a certain sharpness and austerity that is different from many of your other works.
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DoidaPorTi Featured By Owner May 18, 2006  Hobbyist
beautiful! :D
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BNCFShadowstar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
How creative!! The detail is stunning! :D
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MadnessEnsured Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2004
Beautiful! The concept is great! Where is the infromation from? Did you write it? If so that was lovely.
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frighteningdeceit Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2004
*___________*!!!!!! wow....very interesting atmosphere
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:iconhyula:
hyula Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2003
this is gorgeous....your art is absolutly amazing..I realy love your stile *o*:heart::heart::heart::hug:

~+~
hyula
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Nozilem Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning Ghostfire, and absalutly beautiful!!!
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:iconnati:
nati Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
this piece of yours is so evocative...it brings images, memories and feelings from an ancient time in a graceful and imaginative way...oh, i love it so much!
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Uneide Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2003
What wonderful contrast between two elegant figures. I like the skin tones...very distinctive colouring.
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filthgrinder Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2003
Great image once again, your unique style always works great. I love the emotion portrayed in this piece, very nice and touching :)
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wiltekirra Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely piece, my only complaint is that reflections are usually a bit paler, quieter, and more photographic than the actual place..
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albyon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2003
Amazing pic, the colouring is breathtaking.
So much detail to stare at! Love the contrast between their appearances, she looks so pure and ethereal, he so cold and mysterious. Wonderful work.
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roxxy-chan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003
that is just stunning ghostfire! murrr so much detail
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blackenedhonestyart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
Again, I'm thrilled to see new work from you :worship: since you shut the livejounal account to private a while ago. Its a nice story to go with it.
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lyn-gordon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003
Excellent! 's been a long time since I've seen you submitting anything, and this is a very good comeback! I'd just wish there was a bit more going on in the reflections, maybe if you could see some background, or maybe even catch a glimpse of the artist herself, like in van Eycks weddingportrait? (Which this sorta reminds me of...)

That dress is really cool!
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kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
The detail here amazes me and the patterns you've used in everything look great... :heart: You've a wonderful style, think I've seen some of your works before on your website perhaps.
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arisako Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003
Her anxiety is really palpable, and he seems almost.. It's hard to say, part of me wants to assume him to be a bit smug, while the other half says he's stopped just short of trying to comfort her, that maybe he feels a bt sorry for her.

My only complaint is that it almost seems a bit small, even the full-sized image, as I'd love to see some close-up detail of the dress, and especially their faces and eyes.

Very lovely piece ^_^
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undergrounduno Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003
Oh man this is awesome! The reflections *BOTH of them* are just wow. They totally match up with the female figure perfectly. The dress is uberly beautiful and the gentleman is very nice on the eyes. Gah and the golden ornamentation on the furniture in the room... O_O This is just really beautiful, Julia. Great job :) Who are these characters, btw? I don't think I'm familiar with them.
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Redkite Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003
It's beautiful and really fits what it's supposed to portray.
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NaNaMii Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003
aww great great great :)
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kirikiri Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003
wow i love the flow and texture of her dress! beautiful!
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