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caught between heaven and hell by vivalalixi caught between heaven and hell by vivalalixi
"“All is calm in this eternal sleep; here grief forgets to groan and love to weep.” ~Alexander Pope

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Lucy Schwartz's "Cold" on infinite replay while making this, yes, i did watch Breaking Dawn. i actually liked it. but i like the song more tho.

also, i'm not actually talking about heaven and hell. it's something in between them. and if anyone can guess the inspiration i'll give you cookies. they're half brothers in greek mythology.

i am displeased. can anyone tell?
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:iconbive527:
bive527 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I love your art. It`s so beautiful.

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:iconvivalalixi:
vivalalixi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you <3
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:iconbive527:
bive527 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you. I love your art and color. Btw, I'm also learning fashion desgin ( just a beginner )
I'm so glad and be keen your art. Keep going!
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:iconthemorningtrain:
themorningtrain Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Hypnos and Thanatos, if I may guess. I love, love, love these designs.
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:iconvivalalixi:
vivalalixi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you and yes!
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:iconthemorningtrain:
themorningtrain Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
(Sleep and his half-brother Death.)
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:iconcladies:
Cladies Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
i dunno, loki & thor? :P
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:iconvivalalixi:
vivalalixi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
haha no.
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:iconalbae-alae:
Albae-alae Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
so perfect!
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:icondramaticamujer:
dramaticamujer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
how do i fave this thing here?
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:iconvivalalixi:
vivalalixi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i think there's a star on the right-ish
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silvermoonangel61 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
I adore the black and pink dress :love: The blueish one is so sweet and airy looking. Great representation of heaven and hell :D
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ToruKun1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like all the....ROOOSHING (ruche-ing?) going on with da' fabric (your leet ruche skillz are my favorite thing about most of your outfits, really). :love:
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:iconrednat:
RedNat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Interface Designer
amazing!
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WandererAtHeart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I like how the light colored dress on the blonde haired girl which one would assume is representing heaven in the scenario, is actually more revealing than its darker counter part that exudes a more, idk, nun-like vibe and is far more conservative when one would think that the hell-like one would be sporting a far more vixen-like dress. Either way, both are beautiful.
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Paty-Longbottom21 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I am kind of rusty in mithology...I can't find my fav book...can be CAstor and Pollux?
And about the dresses...are beautiful! love the white one...looks so magical!
have a great weekend!
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abhishek-mitra Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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BeanSproutMomo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pardon my language...
but


Holy shit these are fucking fantastic.
I would definitely wear either of those to my wedding.
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gekkogecko Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
the only thing I can think about being between heaven and hell would be that one story with the guy who makes wings out of wax and goes to close to the sun. XD probably not correct.

Please do become a fashion designer so I can buy your dresses.
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yedi0212 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
speechless. this is so beautiful!
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:iconstellarin:
Stellarin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Castor and Pollux?
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:iconhardyoli:
hardyoli Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
i really like the contrast between the two, very nice! :)
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:iconevanijsten:
EvaNijsten Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Wonderfull
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chrome-mate Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Oh my god, is this supposed to represent death and his half brother sleep? I've always loved these two for some reason...such a strange and yet logical pair C: Your designs for them (if I'm right LOL I don't want to look at the rest of the comments before I guess) are simply gorgeous!
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iHoshiko Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not going to look at other comments! I'm in a greek mythology course so I should know...-facedesk-
Umm...
The quote talks about sleep and grief...so I'm thinking Hypnos and Thanatos?
And one character does look sort of "dream-like", it's almost like she has stars in her dress. And the other looks dark and forboding, so Thanatos would fit for her.

In any case, gorgeous drawings, their dresses are very creative!
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Lacrimya Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
I love the concept!
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Eve-Rebil Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Such beautiful designs and coloring :iconilikeitplz:
I love that the greek gods of sleep and death were the inspiration too! (I cheated, I read the comments. I deserve no cookies :dead: ).
But lovely designs!
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Durch-Leiden-Freude Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
can I like borrow your skills! OMG SO BEAUTIFUL! x3
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TheDoomKitty Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
THANATOS AND MOROS!

Fuck yeah mythology geeks!
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:iconvivalalixi:
vivalalixi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
aren't they the same uhh*A*
i don't really know much about greek mythology, i just come across them now and again.
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TheDoomKitty Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Moros=doom, thanatos=death, hypnos=sleep, and no they're all different. >.O

I love it with a burning passion. :batman:
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TheDoomKitty Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Whoops. Moros is doom. Hypnos is sleep.
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lily1991 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going to take a wild guess and say Hypnos and Thanatos? Well, even if I'm right or wrong, these designs are beautiful. I'm going to see the rest of your gallery, now ^^
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vivalalixi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OHHH YOU SMARTYY : ) here! cookies! /sprinkles with cookie dust.
thanks so much!!!
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lily1991 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got it?! Woot! O3O *scabbles for cookie dust*

When I was in 3rd grade, I was obsessed with greek and roman mythology. Most of the information has left me, but I still remember a few things. I guess it came in handy XD
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Bloody-Vall Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the right one is beautiful, the fabrics and everything is nicely balance out, it's femini but strong, it reminds me of the birth of venus, good job :thumbsup:
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:iconvivalalixi:
vivalalixi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
/gigglesnort gosshhh botticelli's ? >///<
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:iconbloody-vall:
Bloody-Vall Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep, just thay one :iconinuawesomeplz:
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xharukundancerx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
gorgeous! :)
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:iconvivalalixi:
vivalalixi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank youuu : )
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xharukundancerx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
no prob ^^
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Azriraphile Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Pollux and Castor. They were supposed to be twins who had the same mom and different dads. And when castor (or was it pollux?) Died the other gave up half his soul to bring him back but they had to divide their time between olympus and the underworld because i think both persephone and aphrodite liked them. I cant really remember. Very beautiful though.
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vivalalixi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh wow i don't know who they are, it's actually hypnos and thanatos. that's so sweet tho, brotherly love.
thank you so much! : )
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faeryl-moomba Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought of Hypnos and Thanatos for a possible inspiration, but all my sources say those two are twins, not half-brothers. The only other inspiration that might be right would be Apollo and Hermes, but only if you take into consideration Hermes Psychopompos, the guide of souls to the Underworld.

Guess aside, these are some beautiful dresses. :)
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vivalalixi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ohhh were they twins! i read they were half brothers. lol i just wiki'd them at 12 midnight the day before i made this so i might be hazy. but you are right! : )

the only hermes i know is the fashion house. /fail.

thanks so much! <3
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faeryl-moomba Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it depends on the sources. I've always found that they were twins, but John William Waterhouse, who did a lot of Greek mythology paintings, I believe said they were half-brothers. So, yeah, I think if they're twins or half-brothers depends on the source.
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VanceWright Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow, I am simply amazed by your illustrations! The way you handle drawing drapes and gathers is just mind blowing!
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:iconvivalalixi:
vivalalixi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
but sometimes i think i won't be able to recreate them IRL.
lol thanks so much tho!
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VanceWright Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Haha no problem :)
Cheers! :)
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konanxpeinForever919 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Hades and Poseidon?
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