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Never After by dark-spider Never After by dark-spider
Once upon a time, a wish,
a promise of eternal love.
A smile, a lie, a last kiss,
and a simple 'wait for me'.

'Till death do us part', you said,
and Death will part us for sure.
But to hold from that day forward,
my enslaved soul was left down.

And I hear the frogs croaking songs
telling me that it's all my fault,
that I wait at the shade of the swamp
for a man that will never return.

Here, where the sun doesn't shine,
the only voice I can reach
is the sad song of a lullaby
of a bell that tinkle in the air.

And when Death comes,
will you cry for me?
Will you be there by my side
at the edge of my last breath?

Past the point of no return,
there's nothing left here for me.
My happy end is the curse
of a twisted fairy tale.


I supposse we could say this is like a twisted version of the Frog Prince tale, or something like that :). I have the sketch of this one done since last year, but couldn't work on it because of the lack of time. So when I was able to work on it again, I spent most time than usual, trying to have all the fun possible :).

References for the frogs by ~Kgambler =ZunSuperGirl *Blepharopsis ~devknu (sorry for didn't say it before, I didn't know the sources)

Artwork and text (c) Cris Ortega
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SakuraCloneHime Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Artist
Amazing !
Meemee-chu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I love her expression. The whole picture is wonderful. You are very talented.
nahojis Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Wonderful, ashtonishing beauty
ExileFallen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work!
GinnyGirl15 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
for a commision, how much would it cost? i write books and i need a few pieces of work
Evlydia Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
This one's also been stolen: [link]
VividGrim Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The girl is suspicious, with the soft strokes of the body but the very hard brush on the face... hmm.
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VividGrim Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Damn. :no: And it seems like she does have some skill. I don't know why she felt she had to do stuff like that.
Kgambler Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice drawing, you are quit a talented artist.

However it would have been nice if you would have asked for permission to use my photo as a reference, I almost always give permission. And credits would be nice as well.

If you are looking to prevent photographers from getting offended it would be better to ask for permission in the future.

Have a good day, ~Kgambler
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