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The Stoclet Frieze - EL by Meli-ichigo The Stoclet Frieze - EL by Meli-ichigo

I have always admired the abstractive creativity that is Gustav Klimt, I have to admit, this is only because I saw Elfen Lied, and then researched it a little. I love looking at the inspirations of anime and manga works.
I adore german artists, Anselm kiefer, Sigmar Polke....they're all great. Its just something about it. And of course, since EL's opening is based on Klimt's work, I decided to have my try at this pose.
The colours and patterning is what really gets me, it must have taken a long time to get all the technical neatness. Its truely amazing. I recommend you search for Klimt's piece 'Stoclet Frieze' because its just spectacular.

With regards to the picture I just drew, yeah, its Elfen Lied. Its better than my last, but this time I actually painted the background etc - [link]
The storyline is sad, but I adore it. I just love unhappy endings, they make me cry, but its not really an unhappy cry - more, like a thankful one.
That I've got my family, alive and well (despite my sister being annoying to me, I still love her), I may not get bullied often, but I've been bullied because I'm different. The question it begs, if you had the power to fight back, and wipe out everyone who has hurt you (this infact ties in with EarS? meh online manga well, its a theme in life that often repeats.) ....would you do it? Would you fight back, and thrash that bully to the floor, and if so...what then?
It wouldn't be them who is the monster, but you.
It sounds unfair, but its true. Rising to the occasion... only ends up in an unhappy ending. Endurance is something hard in life, but we do it. I endured my issues when I was young, and I feel better for it. I don't feel bitter either.

But thats just me....


Done on SAI, time taken: 3hrs
Reference: Stoclet Frieze by Gustav Klimt, Elfen Lied artworks
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xNakane Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I lurvs this! >O
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Meli-ichigo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Thankyou very much :3
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Tami6677 Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved this anima so much and here you are drawing the best shot from the show. This came out so lovely :love:
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Meli-ichigo Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Thankyuu! ^-^ yeah, it is the best shot.
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NickyVendetta Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
So beautiful. You did a great job on this. :D
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Meli-ichigo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
Thankyou ^-^
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narusakufan31 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008   Writer
can i ask you something? did you find a screen cap of this a draw it? becouse if so i would lkie to know where you got the screen cap, so i could draw it aswell ^^; sorry for the bother
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Meli-ichigo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
[link]

screencaps - [link]
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narusakufan31 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008   Writer
thx
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desdemonhu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Gorgeous! I love the shading on her body! :3
Also luff this style.
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