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The choir by JohndeLano The choir by JohndeLano
'The choir' is my entry for 'The Forgotten Folklore Contest' [link] that is held by =Behana I did not choose an existing myth or legend, but some of my own writings. Actually I don't write anymore. The following is something from a few years ago.

..... Therefore I forbid you to whistle in the dark. John didn't understood why his father got so angry. And asking for an explanation was like carying water to the see. His fathers words stayed in his mind for days, almost becoming an obsession. Because his mother kept her mouth shut as well, he decided to talk to Michael. He was one of the monks that lived in the abbey not far from the castle. Over a short period of time they had become good friends and John knew that Michael would help him. .............. ......... ....... ....... ...... .............. ......... ....... ....... ...... .............. ......... ....... ....... ...... .............. ......... ....... ....... ...... "It's a myth" said Michael. Nobody knows if it's true or not, but they are called 'The choir'. Woman that are dressed in white and who only appear when you whistle in the dark... "And" said John. "And what" Michael asked anoyed. For a moment it was quiet. The only thing that could be heard was the rain on the roof.

But Michael knew what he wanted to ask. They are not human. Well, at least not human like you and I, but they aren't ghosts either. They are from an other world John. It's a place that we call 'There were nothing grows'. And again there fell a silence. Michael stood up and walked the window .....


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I wanted 'The choir' to look mysterious. But at the same time they had to look scary and elegant. The clothing is inspired by a wild mixture of different time periods. The artwork is created with brushes only. The colors for the brushwork were done in cream, off white, gold and grey tones. Also some little hints of red. A texture was used to enhance the contrast and depth.

Thank you for viewing, commenting and/or faving. Because I can't answer you all, I'll thank you on forehand :blowkiss: And please, only fave when you like my artwork. I don't get mad when you don't fav it :hug:

Special note: I want to thank Silvia (she's the girl in the picture). She deleted the original stockpicture from her account some time ago. It made me very happy that she gave me her permission to use it anyway :blowkiss:

Credit:
:iconangelcage-stock: for the picture of the girl.
Brushes and textures are created by me.
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Your gallery was fantastic to visit..there are no words for how your work makes me feel..so brilliant!
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amazing!
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artsublime Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Beautiful and refined...love it!
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning.
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LuciaConstantin Featured By Owner May 4, 2009   General Artist
Hello there! You have been featured in: here I hope you will enjoy it!
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I featured your work here: :D
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Hi! :w00t: your picture is featured in my journal -[link]
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mdandree Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Your work is amazing!
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JohndeLano Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Thanks again for the feedback and thanks for faving Mark :wave:
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xarah Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
amazing!
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JohndeLano Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Thank you :heart:
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sweetangel1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
stunning picture :love: :)
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Blue-Cherub Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
I love it! Spooky and beautiful...
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:glomp: Wonderful.............
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MingMyaskovsky Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
There's old myth in Japanese tale almost like this, my aunt would screamed if she heard us whistle!
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ElaineTheMain Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Student Photographer
cool pic
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JohndeLano Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Thank you
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koos-tall Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
beautiful :heart:

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i want to read more of this writing :D
it looks very good :)
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JohndeLano Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Thank you :hug: About the writing .... ah well, never say never eh :giggle:
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Pirate-Queen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Hi, I featured this image in my front page journal, [link]
Hope you don't mind, just let me know if you'd like for it to be removed :aww:, it's no problem.
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Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Gosh! This is really, really nice, sort of surreal.

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miss69 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Such beautiful Work, Hun :clap:
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webworm Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Geweldig!! Doet me denken aan een oude foto in een medaillon!!!! :clap:

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Gflady Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
hauntingly beautiful darlin! hope you are feeling well! :hug: love ya!
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TheArtistDarklady Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Awesome work! :clap:
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iluvstix44 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
This is gorgeous :love:
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FallenAngle21 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
I love it! It's so beautiful :D!
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JohndeLano Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Thank you for the feedback and for faving :wave:
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Featured here: [link]
If you want it removed, note me :)
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JohndeLano Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Ofcourse I don't want it removed :giggle: Thank you so much. It's very appreciated :heart:
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AnayaBladewind Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: I have to say it, you know ;P :hug:
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Hello :wave:

This is a copy-paste message to let you know that you wonderful art has been featured here-[link]

Much love,
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JohndeLano Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Thank you :blowkiss:
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This amazing work has been featured in my journal thank you for sharing your inspiring visions.
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JohndeLano Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
You're more then welcome Steve. Thanks for featuring me :lol:
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AngelCage-stock Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is wonderful!Very well done :clap: I'm so happy you used my stock!
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JohndeLano Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Thank you :hug: I'm so glad that you like it :w00t: After all, without your stock (especially this specific stockpicture) I wouldn't be able to create 'The choir'. Thank you also for faving this artwork. It means a lot. Love you and take care :blowkiss:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Gorgeous blending and colors! :clap:
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Sarachmet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Lovely piece, John. I love its feel of a faded thing, a photograph of a dream maybe, both poetic and a bit creepy ( repetitions are usually so, they're disturbing in a way...here in a lovely way ) ... The whole thing reminds me a detailed lace, truly enjoyable, best regards ! :)
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JohndeLano Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Thanks for the comment and for faving Malgorzata. I appreciate it :w00t: I know exactly what you mean with the repetitions. They are indeed scary :giggle: And that was indeed my goal with 'The choir'. Elegant but at the same time scary.
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:clap: hope ypu win :D
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JohndeLano Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Thank you for the support and for faving :heart: Take care :hug:
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Wildfire2003 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
So very soft and beautiful. Great work John:heart:
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kayceeus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew this was one of your beautiful works!
You know what you should sell your brushes I'd be the first in line!! :D
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znow-white Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Simply Stunning..
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vcrimson Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
this is such a beautifully haunting image!!! your work never ceases to amaze me!
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oloferla Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That is amazing work!!
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IncognitoArtz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Great to see a new creation from you John. I Love it very Much! I think you Myth may exits...for I thought you were speaking of me..I often wear white & wander in the dark...only in my own white forest...things do grow there though. It is a secret place where only two are allowed & all creatures. Now you have inspired me to get back to serious creating. Thank You for sharing your wonderful work.
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