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Voldemort and Bellatrix
by mneomosyne (mneomosyne)
at June 28th, 2007 (08:00 am)

First a big 'Thank You' to lala_kamiturugi who bought me a rose, I'm so lucky to have you as a friend ^_^ ♥

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After the works by the brothers Van Eyck.
The two drawings are meant to be seen as a diptych: two paintings which can be closed together. When opening the paintings Voldemort's wand points directly at Bellatrix, who holds her mask defensively in front of her. I tried to make Bellatrix look human, someone who has suffered from those years in Azkaban, someone who has gone mad but still has enough sense to know it.

This was made for the Riddle fest hosted by Mieronna, as a gift for Flesh-dress.

Sorry for my absence lately, I still love the books and I will come back, but at the moment I'm so very tired. I just need a break for a while. I hope you understand.

Much love and a big hug ♥


Posted by: girl talk (22by7)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 06:04 am (UTC)

jesus, this is such a rich painting. even though its stark. the geometry, the mute pain, the formality.

Posted by: mneomosyne (mneomosyne)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)

Thank you :)
I had a good time painting this, especially with the composition.

Posted by: Nancy (hgrhr)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)

I absolutly LOVE this fanart!! It is beautiful in its own bare way. Did that make sense? It look like one of the paintings you see in art exibitions...
I'm saving it to just look at it. :D

Posted by: The Duke of Ook (ook)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 06:24 am (UTC)

This is an eerie and beautiful painting! Voldemort's face is truly frightening -- his souless eyes and a mouth that looks like the grin of a skull. Fantastic!

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely artwork with us!

Posted by: silverhielm (silverhielm)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 07:14 am (UTC)

I don't think I've ever seen Voldemort look so scary. I'm actually afraid of looking at his eyes. Amazing.

Posted by: Fletcher (f13tch3r)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
Dragon my guardian

WOW. Gorgeous. It really does appear to have so much depth that it might be a diptych. Quite excellently rendered, this.

I love the lines so telling around Bella's eyes.

Posted by: spoonfuloftears (spoonfuloftears)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 08:32 am (UTC)

wow. their faces and that bony hand, great work mnem!

Posted by: lindsey (your_downfall)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 09:08 am (UTC)
hp // remember cedric

I absolutely love how you painted Voldemort in this (and I also just love it in general).

Posted by: Teap (aflyingteapot)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 10:03 am (UTC)

Of course we understand!
Take you time and rest as much as you need, don't worry about us! ;)
Your art always pleasently surprises me :)

Posted by: elaborate blue tentacles of hilarity (valis2)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 11:00 am (UTC)

So absolutely amazing beyond belief! Holy cow. The subject, the art, everything. Wow wow wow.

Posted by: Boussole (boussole)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)

It's lovely! Beautiful and eerie at the same time~ And take all the time away that you need. We'll be here when you get back! ^___^ ~♥

Posted by: florence craye (florence_craye)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)

This is amazing. It is very reminiscent of those diptychs from the masters! I love that you've given them both rather sad expressions as well. It makes them both seem that much more human (and voldemort more human than usual!). This piece is outstanding.

Also, take all the time you need. It can get pretty hectic, so take care of yourself. :)

Posted by: winstonmom (winstonmom)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)

Oh, I've missed you so much. I love your art and was so happy too see this posted.
Rest as much as you need, we (I) will be here waiting for the arts :)

Posted by: Susan the Singer (singersdd)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
Sirius by me


Somehow you managed to find a bit of humanity in Voldemort, still. He's still scary. Bellatrix looks very tortured.

I've missed you! I hope life calms down for you!

Posted by: allison j. sebastian (faetea)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)

beautifully done.
i'm sure we'll see more of you when the next movie or book comes out. we all need to rest sometimes.

Posted by: Sanna (sun_chan)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)

WOW... ♥

Posted by: x (hydrae)
Posted at: June 28th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)

I am very much in love with the hands.
beautiful work.

Posted by: Amanuensis (amanuensis1)
Posted at: June 29th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
Everything means

Oh, god! I can completely see the Van Eyck in this, even with my limited art experience! It's gorgeous. The shape and colors in Bellatrix's face are amazing.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 29th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)

I adore the reference and the smoothness of your interpretation.
They are a little scarrying..
Take a rest well.


Posted by: Gaelyn Woltz (salt_haired)
Posted at: June 30th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)

bellatrix really comes alive here!

Posted by: kasche (kasche)
Posted at: July 1st, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
'm a bunny.

Wow. I love this image so very much. The contrast between the colors, the poses, the faces, the wonderful hands - it really captures your eye, and doesn't really let it go. It's got an unsettling, eerie feeling to it that is just brilliant. ♥

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Posted by: mneomosyne (mneomosyne)
Posted at: July 25th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
halloween ring ring

Hi arbor vitae,

sure, you can post it, it's an honour.

Thank you for the nice comment.


Posted by: Polypragmosyne (polypragmosyne)
Posted at: January 11th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
danse macabre: la morte musica

Lovely :)

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