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Two Sisters by dustfae Two Sisters by dustfae
Once upon a time
There were two sisters
Twins
Identical in many ways
they loved to sing loved to dance
loved to explore the outdoors together
They loved one another very much
One day they both fell ill
It started with a cough, they were put to bed
But soon blood began to spill
from their mouths onto their open hands
staining their white gowns red
In desperation, their parents sought
A cure for their beloved twins
But no cure could be found
only a few feeble suggestions
It was said that perhaps the airs of the mountains
would do a world of good for the
Young one’s lungs
But also they heard that the airs of the forests
rich with the breath of plants
might be the only place to heal the girls
Unsure of what to do
they decided with heavy hearts
To send one girl to each place, in hopes of a cure
The girls had to part
Neither found health in mountains nor forests
they continued growing weaker
longing for the comfort of each other,
the sisters spent a great deal of time outdoors
as they had when they were
always together
One day
the same day
each sister ventured out and came to a lake
one was cold with patches of ice
the other warm and covered in plants
they both looked in
and gazed at their sisters face in the water
So happy to see one another
they leaned closer
and so weakened by their sickness
they fell
Water covered them, slowly creeping over their faces
Water filled their lungs
They died in peace
a faint smile on their lips
and a glint of life
captured in water
reflected in their eyes
Later when their parents were asked to identify the bodies
neither could say which girl was which

These are oil on canvas. I painted them before I wrote this story/poem thing. When I painted them I was not thinking of death, but during class my teacher looked at me and said in front of everyone, "You just love beautiful corpses don't you?" Yes, yes I do!
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useronthegrid Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my god this is magnificent 
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dustfae Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Thank you so much!
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madstalfos Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I love this style so much; great work!! :iconblackheartplz:
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dustfae Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Thank you! :) :blackrose: I admire your work quite a lot as well :)
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madstalfos Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
You are welcome!... and thank you so much :)
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Gristof Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Great work !!! love itt !

Xx
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dustfae Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thank you! :D
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KatSaw Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely story and intriguing images. The way you've painted them, with the paint both revealing and obscuring, only heightens the feeling created by it.
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dustfae Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Thank you :)
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lady-simple Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!....love it
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dustfae Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Thank you! :heart:
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density-tmr Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
A very impressive artwork - well done
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:icondustfae:
dustfae Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Thank you! :hug:
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Luthiae Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Featured here [link] =)
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dustfae Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
:hug: :rose:
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accidentlyonpurpose Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
love these images and the story was so tragically beautiful
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dustfae Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Thank you! I am glad you like the story :D
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accidentlyonpurpose Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
your very welcome :heart: your works wonderful
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
they are beautiful. I wouldn't have exactly thought of death and corpses before reading the poem, the paintings just look darkly melancholic, but after the poem (which was awesome and tragic), I now see them as the underwater, possibily dead bodies of the twins.

remarkable work
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dustfae Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Thank you so much! Honestly, when I painted them I was not thinking of death- at least consciously. But after they were finished the story came to me. I like the underwater idea, I saw it most in the left sister.
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the-eyes-of-Anna Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
eerily beautiful art
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dustfae Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Thank you! :)
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seraphine Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh brilliant...you're amazing
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dustfae Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
:hug: :)
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seraphine Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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RGarabal Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this one is killer!!!! I love it!
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dustfae Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Thanks so much :D
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Luthiae Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Seems like perfum box drawings of Galliano :heart:
This is very beautiful, geat work!!
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dustfae Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Thank you! :rose:

I never heard of him so I just googled and found this [link] is that what you mean?

It is gorgeous! Did this designer draw that himself? I want to see more.
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Luthiae Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yes it is exactly this box =)
I don't know so much about the designer ... there's no name in my perfume... maybe it's Galliano himself.
Galliano is my favorite fashion designer. He worked for Dior, but he has just been fired because of some racist speaks (he is not a very good human being ^^).

I hope this will help you =)
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dustfae Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
That is awesome, well I am going to have to do some detective work and figure out who painted that.

Thanks for telling me about it!
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Luthiae Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
No problem =)
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thepaperraper Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
in-fucking-credible.
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dustfae Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
thank you! I love that
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thepaperraper Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
You are most welcome
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Gaia1390 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
They're sad in a beautiful way
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dustfae Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
:hug: :)
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M--Art Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Very cool work and welcome to Knife--Painters
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dustfae Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Thanks so much! I am glad to be a part of it :D
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SalmaLucyBlack-ART Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
this work is truly beautiful
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dustfae Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Thank you! :hug: :heart:
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Alvene Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student
This is gorgeous, and I love the poem! You've managed to make the faces so similar, yet very different, each has a character and a story to tell. I especially like the green twin, she looks like a gloomy forest nymph.
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dustfae Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Thanks so much! I like the green one better too, which is so surprising to me.
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Alvene Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student
You're very welcome :) The lilac girl is awesome too, and she looks a lot like you in some pictures.
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dustfae Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Thank you! Yes I based them on me I usually do that because I have been feeling weird about using stock and it's hard to round up my friends to model. I have been painting other people now though. I kind of like working from myself because I can get the expression I want, it is hard to command people to express what you want.
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Alvene Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student
Always welcome^^
Oh, I can understand it! Drawing other people is really hard too... I also like posing for myself, it's fun to grimace in front of the mirror to get the neccessary expression.
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dustfae Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
:giggle:
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Solyane21 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful painting! I love the way you paint and the contrast with warm and cold colors ^^
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dustfae Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Thank you so much! :heart:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I loved the painting from when I first saw it, then when I read the story, I loved it even more! I love beautiful and sad stories like that^^ Wonderful work! it really haunted me.
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