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Forgotten Fairytales by zemotion Forgotten Fairytales by zemotion
she believed and held on
to everything that was once promised,

everything that would be,
fading away...


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Photography: Zhang Jingna
Model: Sveta

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Motherland Chronicles #43 - Dreaming by zemotion

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Motherland Chronicles #52 - The Death of Eurydice by zemotion
Motherland Chronicles #23 - Dive by zemotionMotherland Chronicles #4 - The Waiting by zemotionMotherland Chronicles #44 - Germaine II by zemotion

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Celosia. by zemotion


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Given 2007-07-11
Forgotten Fairytales by `zemotion - Is an amazing piece of art. A beautiful composition and the overall mood really caught my eye. This artists gallery is very inspiring and filled with beautiful works.Thank you for sharing. ( Suggested by mauricioestrella and Featured by hellfirediva )
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Very beautiful and interesting piece. Its truly intriguing as how the girl ends up in this state of sadness. Was she betrayed? Or perhaps her beloved passed away at the night of her wedding?

The models pose, the debris and the coloring, all contribute to a very sad and lonesome atmosphere. The models' feelings are amplified passing to the photograph viewer her desperation, her dashed hopes, and of course the lingering question of why she is so sad.

The framing is masterfully chosen to create a perfect balance while feigning asymmetry. I really like the placement of the model up, while filling the empty space with her wedding gown.

Truly perfect! :)
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Critique by Umarachnea Nov 13, 2009, 2:37:43 AM
A haunting image, beautifully done. The concept of the series, is very nice, and what's more interesting, is your approach.

Where the hair should be, it has been replaced with the dress.

The lighting, color tones, textures and model's pose and expression have been beautifully crafted together. The framing of the window towards the upper right adds to the whole Rapunzel feel.

The attention to details at the bottom of the shot give this strange aura.

I do however, wish the feet were not cut off, and that the background within the window was darker (the non black area). I find them to be a wee bit distracting from an otherwise overwhelming shot.

It's a shame the window is not higher, to completely remove the model from the center (not that it affects the photo, just a personal preference).

I am a bit late in confirming what already many have said:
Wonderful Job... :thumbsup: bravo!
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MangleDeFox Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  New Deviant Student Photographer
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Amanda-Lara1996 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also - just going to point out to the haters, if you're tired of seeing it, change your sorting! There's a menu on the left side of the screen, just above the category bar. Click a different sorting option (Newest, all-time, past 24 hours) Wa la, gone, poof, a forgotten fairytale. 
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Amanda-Lara1996 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was searching DA for this haha :D I remember seeing it all the time when I was first a member, but then I changed my sorting in the gallery and hadn't seen it in almost three years, so I came to hunt it down and tell you how beautiful it is again. 
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darkkorbit Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Writer
Breathtaking.
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mikebowden Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
The expression on that girl is how I feel every time I log in and see this. I don't hate it but I've had enough of it! There are some fantastic illustrators out there that deserve some of the views this photo is getting.  I don't think the views on this represents how good the image is, it's just a snow ball effect. rant over!
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ThomasPollaris Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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XxflyinglionxX Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Holy shit why is this so popular
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mikebowden Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
that's what I'm trying to work out right now. I'm sick of seeing this every time I log into DA!!
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XxflyinglionxX Featured By Owner 5 days ago
If someone else were to post this it would not even be popular it would be boring and stuff but because it's on front page and stuff people say like omg this is so beautiful so much emotion put into this photo....it's literally a girl sitting there. Why is this so long why do I write so much always idk
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XxflyinglionxX Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Lol
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22xander Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
has this been the on the front page for 9 years?
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lilbat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Dark and beautiful. It all flows together with a really sad song.
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SilverLi0n1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sigh* you're hating on this fabulous artists too???
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AzideN3 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ikr
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xxSactaviaxx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Stunning, Absolutely Stunning<3
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Marmartota2001 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
woha, This PICTURE is
Really BeautifulLove 
 
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SayuriTenski Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She´s too skinny. 
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Jokerisdaking Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Beautiful. 
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rebelane Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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MASCH-ARTDesign Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Super Picture, good work
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InsaneLugia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
can you please have another picture put on DA home page? its been about a month now.
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Elsa-Does-Minecraft Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
this is me when i realise i have homework, lol
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pauldodo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
Love the painterly effects and composition.
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InsaneLugia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
im tired of seeing this picture every time i visit DA its rather annoying after awhile not to see something new. i wish i could change it to a lugia. lovely work though none the less. not in my taste but it is exquisite 
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Saaam18 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
wow
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QLDMT33 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Its amazing a picture like this can have so many meanings and stories. Great art.
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Ghostaree Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student Writer
Revenge best served cold.
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DigitalJoke Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student General Artist
I'm not deleting this comment... It will stay here forever! XD
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slybruneau Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  New Deviant Student Artist
superbe !
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qhoste Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
why is this forever on my front page
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Sir-Fakemon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Prolly cause it's the most popular thing ever here cause 2 million views
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Kyndelfire Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Photographer
Beautiful light.  Love the gritty textures in the building and debris in contrast to her ethereal dress.
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BluDoh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
what did she forget?
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XStarryNightLoverzX Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
IMMA A PIEEEEE`
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Wow I love it the color scheme is amazing really deep
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ikissdalionmansazz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
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can you favourite this and make everyone laugh at me.
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant! :)
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Nuttzz77 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very, awesome Art!!!!
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HelenDraws Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  New Deviant
Intriguing and beautiful...
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Hey guys please check out my deviantart! I am a new deviant looking for some feedback and constructive criticism on my artwork. I also hope to gain some recognition for my hardwork :o. Thanks!!
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davidrohusch Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Dont tell me you draw this
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CatsMusicGamingArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on getting the most popular deviant of all time! (literally XD)
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hetseeker Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
Very stunning picture, gotta love it! :D
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DarylLee1 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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animefreak182 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing 
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joshuatree1967 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
This is art. It evokes strong emotion.
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mackpack787 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student General Artist
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a monday night at 12:00a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death.
Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if u copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes u will have the best day of ur life tomorrow. u will either get kissed or asked out, if u break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. in 53 mins someone will say i love you or im sorry.....

.....I was told to
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omgcat21isawesome Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
You scared? 
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mackpack787 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Was very
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