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Deep in the Underworld by dark-spider Deep in the Underworld by dark-spider
"Beyond the Fields of Asphodel,
where the souls wander in sorrow,
beyond the Acheron waters,
there I will wait for your return.

I walk away around shadows,
listening moans of pain and despair,
but the voices of thousand ghouls
will not ease your memory in my head.

And now that leaves fall around Earth,
a golden carpet will lead you to me.
And with the cold wind of the winter,
six pomegranate seeds do their duty.

Here, deep in the Underworld
you will find our ebony throne,
and your voice of promises and whishes
will bring life to the eternal dreamers."

My own version of Hades & Persephone. In the picture I portrayed they both, with Cerberus. At the left we can see Charon in his boat and the river Acheron, and in the other side the river Phlegethon, made of fire.

There's a step by step of this one here: [link]

Done in Photoshop.


Artwork and text (c) Cris Ortega
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White-Knuckles Apr 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
God, they are both so beautiful and attractive!
I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
.....Hades looks stoned.
really amazing!
Scarecrowlover Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely a different outlook on what the underworld may look like. It's original and works very well, at least in my opinion. Hades is looking quite young. He's definitely eying Persephone with an interested glare.
You should take some time to know the sad and ugly truth about person you admire so much ~dark-spider - Cris Ortega:
Scarecrowlover Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the interesting blog post. The only thing I didn't like about your comment is "The person you admire so much". I don't admire this artists, if fact, I have very few of their works in my eye. I just liked the concept of this one particular piece.
Their style just isn't my cup of tea. I strongly suggest you show your website to others who may find this more upsetting. I haven't gone in to see if your facts are right, but if this is true, I for one am not surprised at all, and am sure that there are many many many other artists who do the same thing. I don't find it wrong to use other artworks as references, but to blatantly copy and paste non-stock artwork is very wrong. I agree.
SeraTheBlaze Oct 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
absolutely stunning :)
bandb4ev Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
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