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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.

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Artwork and text (c) Cris Ortega
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reve7747 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
wow she's gorgeous! He's nice looking too, not as dark as i imagine him to be but everyone has different ideas. i absolutely love your interpretation of the underworld.
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VividDreams13 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful image and the tone is amazing!
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whatexists Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
So much love for this work!
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noisettesorciere Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the attention to detail! The grass growing around her feet is wonderful, a comment claiming that she can spring forth new life everywhere!
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White-Knuckles Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
God, they are both so beautiful and attractive!
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I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
.....Hades looks stoned.
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aiblack Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
really amazing!
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AussieKiwi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
beautiful
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Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner 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.
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rendered-stock Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
You should take some time to know the sad and ugly truth about person you admire so much ~dark-spider - Cris Ortega:
fakeortega.blogspot.com/
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Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner 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.
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SeraTheBlaze Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
absolutely stunning :)
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bandb4ev Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful
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AngelicCrows9 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Beautiful work
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titaniafairy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
omgg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i adore this!!! even cerberus is there omg!! im in love!
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Alexa112 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Stunning work :heart:
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Rouan26 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Love it!! It is beautiful!!!
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umandrea Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
i love it ! : D
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Angellover2416 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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Cynthia2013 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
well done. truly well done[link]
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Tantastic88 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
cool picture
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kittenluv1000 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
i just love the details in this so much
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TalaTetsu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Beautiful :heart: :love:
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LauraSim Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
It's realy amazing! I love hades & Persephone and I love your beautiful picture :)
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jdawsonsgeek Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
love it!!!!!!!! made me cry :')
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GinaRyuu Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I love the details on this. Especially Hades and Persephone. They look awesome!!
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PegasusALH Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
wow absolutely beautiful.
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:iconbadlilmunkee:
badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So very gorgeous. Absolutely love this! :)
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KalebGray Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
OoO OH MY GOD I LOVE IT!!!!
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MarvaraTorrent Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Beautiful Piece Of Art ^^
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KissThyLips Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful everything!!!!!!Colors,shading, wonderful!
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plungrum Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
love this and i love the poem thingy on the bottom
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major-oreo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's so life like and Hades is so hot!!!
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bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Hades is very attractive. I like your Persephone too.
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Blackthunder3 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
This is a very well done piece of art.
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ancient-warrior Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Romantic Fantasy Art, beautiful and awesome too !
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MadChemist6021023 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
This is probably one of my favorite pieces of artwork. I mean, EVER. It's beautiful, and incredibly well-done. It looks realistic, and they look very human-like, which makes them relatable as people.
I also particularly love how you chose to portray Hades and Persephone. Hades doesn't have that incredibly dark, creepy appearance to to him; he looks softer, more sensitive and attentive. Persephone doesn't look like this innocent little girl, she looks more like a grown woman. It is as if each of their character traits rubbed off on each other and this work shows the result.

Excellent work, dark-spider!
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TitanBeast Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how everyone is in the picture :D Hades, Persephone, Cerberus and Charon!!
Great work!
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RoBoDanCeMacHine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful (:
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LoveRhage Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
This is BEAUTIFUL, love the colors you used!
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callmecharlie021 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Very nice job! I love it. <3
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nightshadeonyx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing. I absolutely love it.
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ehatsumi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice art! I would like to ask for permission if it's okay to have your art be part of my list on my site? I am looking forward to feature some great gods and goddesses on my site. You can check out my site here, at the bottom. Of course I'll put a credit that this is your own art. :)
Hope you'll agree! \(^_^)/
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Wings-of-Life Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
This is gorgeous!!!! Hades is handsome and Persephone looks beautiful on his arm! It really makes me think of the saying opposites attract! Just, wow.
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El-Arte-de-Angelina Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is by far one of the most incredible pieces i've ever come across. A masterpiece i'd say!
My congrats, admiration and a reverence to the artist! :la::la::la:
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BlondAngelMinako Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love all of the details. Very pretty. :deviation:
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RainbowShroom Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! Love the way this is done and how shadowy Charon looks :D
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LadyRomance16 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
the artwork is absolutely stunning, the colors and design are brathtaking. I love the pose of Persephone holding onto Hades and the way he looks down at her.
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Selena1503 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Awesome
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GinnyGirl15 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
because of you my work on my writing is backon, ive been trying to get someone to commission a piece of art for my newest book. this is exactly what i wanted. the only thing is hades here is hades son in my book
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