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leda by Deborah-Valentine leda by Deborah-Valentine
I used Neat Image to reduce the noise from enlarging it from a tiny image. at least you can see it better.
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:iconromancing-the-broken:
Romancing-the-Broken Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009   Writer
Amazing dark work.
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much
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Romancing-the-Broken Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009   Writer
You're quite welcome.
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snowmask Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely spellbinding. I was hooked from when I caught the thumb on :devsurreal-arts:. Wonderfully thought-provoking in every possible aspect. Thank you for sharing <3
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, if u look at the description of the drawing, you will see that it was stolen and recoverd many years later.
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snowmask Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I did read that :) And wonderful that you had recovered that.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
I have an undergrad degree in English and LOVE references to poetry. I have a GREAT respect for WB Yeats and especially this poem!

You're depiction of the Swan/Zeus is wonderful!
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You, yes it has always fascinated me
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:icondecarabia69:
Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
I've been looking to some poetry lately as inspiration for new works. I think I've found the perfect one to coincide with the end of the Bush Presidency!
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HectorPineda Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Buautiful :beer: :). Go to favs.
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
congratulations! beautiful work, by the way:)
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome :hug:
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Jeff1966 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Yaaaaay! It's coming home, and btw, :+fav:
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:iconfenjarotta:
Fenjarotta Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
and this I like the most =)
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpfeight:
pfeight Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
Love your work, especially this piece. Reminds me in a vague way of German Expressionism for some reason. I will come back and peruse more of your gallery later.
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This piece has a strange history. i was traveling with a band in france and drew it. i stayed in an artist's space and Leda with another drawing rolled up, in a bag of my clothes was stolen. I googled myself randomly and clicked "images" just to see what I have online and saw it. it was on sale for 800 US dollars on Ebay.
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franciart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
this drawing is the more interesting because of the story behind it!
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
but Franci, art must stand on its own :lmao:
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent, I like a lot !
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Bern!!!
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yakiroba Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
I hope you get it back!! then it'll have this great story behind it and you can sell it for thousands!! :D or it'd just be cool to have back after all these years!! :)
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
i like the idea of "thousands"
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yakiroba Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
like Emelio Estevest said..... 'Essactly!'



yeah, I made that up :nerd:
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
de plane de plane
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AmyKollarAnderson Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
That is pretty crazy you found your drawing on Ebay! I tried searching my name in hopes of finding one of my stolen pieces, but no luck. Never thought to try before. I will have to try again in the future.
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
let me know if something should come up
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GraceWillard Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
Wow, it's really cool to see your early work. Just think you made this when you were my age!!! :hug:
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
sweet! I just hope this stolen thing comes back to me.
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KDH Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
I am curious how the ebay page has so much information on you .... I mean, I knew you were good ... but EBAY knows you are good too

wow!! ... :slow:
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
well if you google me, it leads to DA and my print account has my info
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PauloCunha Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007   Traditional Artist
Koolness!!!I really like this, Deborah!
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I do too. it has been 25 years since i have seen it!
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PauloCunha Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Traditional Artist
Wow, 25 yrs...It's so cool finding an old drawing...memories just flood in and you feel like you've stepped back in time momentarily.
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
it seems a week for that.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
Gorgeously detailed and shaded. I love the form and ambiance. Great looking skull. Well done.
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
it was stolen and is for sale on ebay!
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
Yeah, I read that in your journal. Having art stolen is a helpless feeling and I speak from experience.
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
What did you do?
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
I had a small exhibition of a couple of horror drawings a few years ago( Some of my best work too). Anyway, after the exhibition was over, I stacked the drawings in the corner of the gallery. I went out briefly for like 2-3 minutes and when I got back, they were gone. Needless to say, I was pissed off and depressed. I asked and looked for literally days and it was hopeless. No one knew what happened to them. I still don't know who the hell took them from me. I am speculating that it was one of my art teachers, but I honestly don't know.
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liviaa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
toc toc... may I join the conversation ?? Just to say that one should NEVER leave alone any art works not even for a simple second....
ALWAYS keep a portfolio (is this the right name ?? in italian it's CARTELLA) UNDER YOUR ARM.
I have been stolen as well, even worst : years ago a young woman came in the atelier, made such a long enthousiastic fuss about a big painting of mine. I beleived her. She said she would have payed each month. So I gave her (STUPID LIVIA) the big painting (cm150x120), made her sign a recipy with the details of the payments, said good bye to the tableau and since then... I NEVER SAW a penny. I led a pursuit (hope you understand my messy english!) and after several months, the office of pursuites wrote to me saying that.... madame had strictly nothing in her life because so poor. I told them I didnt care about that, i didnt want money nor her sofa, but only MY painting back.But I learnt she had definitevely left Villeneuve, going away WITH my painting. And that's that, so even law is useless. We are bound to all sorts of illegal accidents. Lesson number one : LEARN HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELVES, STICK TO YOUR WORKS, NEVER BELEIVE ANYBODY. Sorry for intrusion, but since I'm jolly older than you I thought I HAD to tell you all this....
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES ! :heart:
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
Thank you very much. Yes, it was a hard learned and painful lesson for me. It wasn't even the money aspect of it. I worked extremely hard on the compositions and took pride in them. Ever since that day, I have been quite protective of all my artwork.
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liviaa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
oh yes Tiamat, be IPER PROTECTIVE, never forget this accident.... I hate those who dont respect art work, there's all your soul inside....
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
teachers???? that is weird! they are supposed to be the leaders of morality and sanity, not stealing from their students:(
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
I know, I know. Sad times we live in these days. No one can be trusted.
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
not even cats and dogs can be trusted
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8025glome Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
have you ever thought about it since the fateful day?
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
many times, but really not for a long time until about a week before i saw it on ebay.
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
I really hope you get this back ... They should have taken it down straight away!
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
well i need to go to the police and file the report.
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