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The Lady of Shalott by RottenRagamuffin The Lady of Shalott by RottenRagamuffin


“The Lady of Shalott” ~ A ballad by Victorian poet, Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

“But in her web she still delights,
To weave the mirror’s magic sights,
For often thro’ the silent nights
A funeral, with plumes and lights
And music, went to Camelot;
Or when the Moon was overhead,
Came two young lovers lately wed.
‘ I am half sick of shadows’ said
The Lady of Shalott.” ~ Excerpt.

The Lady of Shalott lives in an island castle in a river which flows to Camelot. She has been cursed, and so she must constantly weave a magic web without looking directly out at the world. Instead, she looks into a magic mirror which reflects the busy road and the people of Camelot which pass by her island. Source: [link]

The music that inspired this piece, before I had even read the poem is this piece of magic by Loreena McKennitt :heart: [link] Listen~ then you'll understand :love:

Edit 21/12/2011: The very talented :iconscarlettletters: has written a wonderful poem inspired by Tennyson's original. You really must read it! The link is in the following thumbnail -->



Credits:

The chest is from my own stock account :iconpixellyperfectstock: [link]

Flowers: *Inadesign [link] ~brutalbich [link] =kuschelirmel-stock [link] Butterflies: ~LilyStox [link] Mice: `Shoofly-Stock [link] Mirror: ~AnnFrost-stock [link] Loom: ~medievallass [link] Model: `mjranum-stock [link] Room: ~xNickixstockx [link] Boat: *SolStock [link] Font on Boat: [link] Textures: ~SheisprettyStock [link] [link] `hibbary [link] !emptycanteen [link] Background~ Lake: ~BreezeStock [link] Lovers: ~Cobweb-stock [link] Mountains: ~abuseofstock [link] Castle: ~Castlemoor-stock [link]

All other photographic images and textures are my own. All digital painting done by me.


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:iconjosianev:
JosianeV Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Hello
very beautiful picture, perfect.
I can use it to illustrate a text on facebook?
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:iconjjt2:
JJT2 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Forgive me if I'm a bit dense (I'm old).  Did you paint this or is it photo manipulation?  I saw it on the Loreena clip you mention later and it is exquisite
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Ovid2345 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Beautiful work, I can't but help hear Loreena McKennitt's song in my ear as I look at this.

Thank you for sharing your talent.
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your lovely comment. 'Tis appreciated! <3
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:iconbowlfullofcherries:
bowlfullofcherries Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Great tale. Lovely image.
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for your lovely comment. :hug:
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:iconhinalithium:
HinaLithium Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
You should really listen to "Shallot" by Emilie Autumn. You'd love it ^^
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for commenting. :)
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:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
All the classic attributes have been alluded to in other comments, way beyond my qualifications to add to it, so i'll just say i love the soft lighting and color, and wonder at at an image with so moch going on,and still very delicate and balanced, great job!
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. :huggle:
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:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
You're welcome:0 my pleasure
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:iconfetchingfeast:
fetchingfeast Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I like the detail
in the background
with the allusion to
John W. Waterhouse.
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your lovely comment. :love: Waterhouse's painting was most definitely a source of inspiration for this piece. :heart:
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:iconfetchingfeast:
fetchingfeast Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Have buy a reproduction
of his painting
in Tate Britain.
Love his artwork.
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Digital Artist
I have a copy of it too. It is my favourite painting. :love:
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:iconfetchingfeast:
fetchingfeast Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Mine too. :love:
I like the
subliminal indications
of vanitas symbols
and the tragic story
on the quilt,
which maybe preceded
in her life.
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes! There's so much more to see in that painting than just a beautiful, albeit distraught, woman in a boat.
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:iconcelticstrm:
CelticStrm Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hiyas! :wave: This has been featured on :iconfantasy-paradise:'s blog here: [link]
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! That's wonderful! :iconskizzplz:
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:iconfurorart:
FurorArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Your wonderful artwork is featured again by :iconpearls-of-dreams: [link]
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Digital Artist
You are too kind to me, my sweet! Thank you so much for including me in your feature. I really do appreciate it! :hug:

You mentioned in the group journal to let you know if any of us have had DD's~ I have one for this piece [link] :heart:
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:iconfurorart:
FurorArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Digital Artist
You are always so welcome my dear friend :iconredheart-plz:
Thank you very much for the info.
I will put your artwork in the next feature :hug:
Have a wonderful time :sun:
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you, my sweet! :love:
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the texturing and the details. Amazing!
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for your lovely comment. 'Tis appreciated! :heart:
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:iconfurorart:
FurorArt Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Your wonderful artwork is featured in our group's journal [link] :iconpearls-of-dreams:
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner May 22, 2012   Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you, my sweet! That's awesome news! :heart:
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:iconfurorart:
FurorArt Featured By Owner May 22, 2012   Digital Artist
You're most welcome my dear friend :heart:
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:iconbiga-nt:
BigA-nt Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work. Great image and great concept. D:
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner May 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :heart:
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:iconkitty-grimm:
Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your lovely comment. :love:
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Designdivala Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I featured you in my journal : )
I love your work! [link]
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012   Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you very much for the lovely compliment and the feature! :iconskizzplz:
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Brok3nD011 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012   Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you very much :love:
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:iconandylloyd:
andylloyd Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
wow, this stunning work
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you for your lovely comment :heart:
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:iconesstera:
esstera Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this left me breathless after a long time!
just amazing...
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment~ coming from an artist of your calibre, it has great value :love:
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:iconesstera:
esstera Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have featured your work here
[link]
thank you:heart:
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Digital Artist
That's lovely of you! Thank you so much :hug:
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:iconesstera:
esstera Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
welcome!:)
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful job!!:)
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for your lovely comment :heart:
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:iconfurorart:
FurorArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Featured [link]
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Digital Artist
:aww: You are awesome, my sweet! :hooray:
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012   Digital Artist
:kiss: :woohoo:
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AbsintheDragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
My gosh this is so beautiful!!!
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you very much! :huggle:
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