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Love's Lost Refrain by vickitty Love's Lost Refrain by vickitty
A FULL VIEW IS NECESSARY! Else it looks icky. XD; (She has my shirt!)

Gosh... I can't remember the last time a picture forced me to stay up until 3AM to finish it. XD;;

Sketched out in OpenCanvas, painted in OpenCanvas, dodged and burned in Paint Shop Pro, border and text added in same.

Her name is Alis Maravia. She has a different haircut from the last time I drew her! Gasp. She's from one of my comic storylines, tentatively titled Catharsis. Yup.

Here's the song that inspired the picture. I listened to it on loop the entire time I was working on it. XD;;

Melodies of Life - English (Theme from Final Fantasy IX)

Alone for a while I've been searching through the dark
For traces of the love you left inside my lonely heart
To weave by picking up the pieces that remain
Melodies of life--love's lost refrain

Our paths they did cross, though I cannot say just why
We met, we laughed, we held on fast, and then we said goodbye
And who'll hear the echoes of stories never told?
Let them ring out loud till they unfold
In my dearest memories, I see you reaching out to me
Though you're gone, I still believe that you can call out my name

* A voice from the past, joining yours and mine
Adding up the layers of harmony
And so it goes, on and on
Melodies of life,
To the sky beyond the flying birds--forever and beyond

So far and away, see the bird as it flies by
Gliding through the shadows of the clouds up in the sky
I've laid my memories and dreams upon those wings
Leave them now and see what tomorrow brings

In your dearest memories, do you remember loving me?
Was it fate that brought us close and now leaves me behind?

* Repeat

If I should leave this lonely world behind
Your voice will still remember our melody
Now I know we'll carry on
Melodies of life
Come circle round and grow deep in our hearts
As long as we remember
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DrTofu83 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
She's lovely. There's something innocent, yet so sad in her pensive eyes and in her curved lips, and small details makes her lovelier.
The background is impressive... and the melody is so meaningful...
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fallnangeltears Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2003  Professional General Artist
That is so gorgeous, i love all the colors, and her face is so beautiful. It has a sort of innocence about it. :clap:
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blix-it Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2003
wow OMG!!!!!! I must :+fav: IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *is obsessed with that song and the drawing to go with it* AAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :drool::drool::drool:
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ladylaguna Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003  Professional General Artist
She's gorgeous; love her colors and the background; the mood is so foreign yet, ahaha, cathartic. Nice work.
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noacle Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2003
Ohmygoodness. The pretty and the soft and the glow and I HEART. ::steals a spoonful of your talent:: I LOVE the color scheme, too. Mmm... nummy pretty artness.
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fleshpeeler Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2003
Very awesome! So I'm all curious as to the story that goes with it, though . . . ChEZ Ph33R! o_0
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vickitty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2003
Mwahaha... is the prequel series to TG7, yes. Very, very prequel!
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linuxraichu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2003
Very nice... I like the BGD and the Hairstyle.. great :3
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kinday2k Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2003
That is real wicked! ^^ Your OC's are damn fine
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amenok Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2003
oh man glad to see some new work from you the proportioning is amazing and love that song ish really nice ^-^ hehe keep this up really drawn into her lips for some odd reason o_O
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