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Heart's Crusade by SilEnigmaArts Heart's Crusade by SilEnigmaArts
~...Her father's Kingdom was at threat, each day bought the enemy closer but Princess Caliope wouldn't let the enemy deny her living her life as she had always known it, threatening her freedom to wander the grounds of the castle in safety and at will, as she had all her life.

It was due to this willfullness of his daughter that the King had charged James, born a mute and the son of his Overseer, to accompany Caliope on her evening walks, to stay near and protect her. The King had always trusted James who, two years older than his daughter had taken it upon himself to be her unofficial guardian all of their lives. Over the years they had forged a special bond between them as close as if they were blood, that of brother and sister. They had learnt to communicate in a special way with smiles, using their hands, laughter and often tears. Over the years and as they grew up together, they had embraced the beauty of the land, hid from each other in the secret places they had found around castle and often, would take the blame for each other when childhood disasters occured.

But now, as the enemy drew nearer, both had a great fear in their hearts. A fear that told them they could be parted for life, a fear that made them both realise that this bond they had, had grown into a deep unconditional love. The love of a man and a women, a love aching to be set free to embrace its passion, a passion they both felt with the gentle touching of hands brushing against each other innocently, the passion that showed in their eyes when they would look at each other ... a passion that was forbidden because she was a Princess and he the Overseer's son. And now as they stood facing each other, the sun sinking deep red in the sky, the vivid hues mirrored what they felt inside their hearts. They looked at each other not uttering a sound, for no words were needed, their eyes speaking volumes of what their hearts desired....their eyes asking "Dare we ...?" ~


Heart's Torment - Part ll [link]


Stock:

:iconatistatplay: Caliope
:iconailinstock: James
:iconbreedstock: Tower Scene - original [link]
:iconredheadstock: Birds

Skyscape is with thanks to J.Scott Bovitz [link] who so kindly allows me the use of his private photography for my manipulations.

Flags I made myself.


Hope you all like "Heart's Crusade"

Eni


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AbdoHad Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
good! ...
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner May 18, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you very much...glad you like it :)
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Biomech44 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Another beautiful piece Eni.Classic story of two people caught in a situation not of their making,a time where they face not only mortal danger but the true feelings in their hearts,and the possible consequences if they follow those feelings.A story and moment beautifully told and expressed through not only the wonderful composition setting the stage and placement of characters,but through the emotional palette and lighting and the atmosphere created,you can feel the connection of the characters.Visual storytelling both beautiful in its imagery and in it's heart.Truly wonderful :+favlove:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you Shaun as always for the lovely comment. As you know I always try to create a story with my pieces that i hope would draw the observer into it allowing them to see more than just what their eyes see. You are one of those that DO see and I enjoy your perception and comments on my creations. Hugsss and thank you again Shaun :hug:
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Biomech44 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
My pleasure Eni :hug:
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gabyhenri Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work Eni...

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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you very much Geert, glad you like it thank you too for the fav my friend :)
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gabyhenri Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome my friend.


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trygothic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like always, your work make my finger stuck :tears:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008   Digital Artist
:bonk: dont say that ...your work is wonderful Try...dont EVER put your work down :bonk:
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trygothic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey i was joke for this Eni, i mean your work make me feel have "fervours"....bad joke, indonesian joke of course...sorry ^^;
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008   Digital Artist
Oh.. ok..now i got you lol
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aphostol Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
:clap: Impressive, the colors are absolutely fantastic :clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008   Digital Artist
Smiles...thank you very much Sergio my friend....glad you like it and thank you too for another fav :hug:
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ChrissieCool Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work EWW, the colours on this are just amazing :heart:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008   Digital Artist
Smiles...thanks Chrissie........again as with all my manips really its the skyscape that packs the punch. I just blend the rest of the elements to match the scene and hope it all works together.
Hugsss for another fav :hug:
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ChrissieCool Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You do a wonderful job and always make it look so wonderful :hug:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008   Digital Artist
:hug:
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Hawkmistress Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Another :+fav: Eni! It's great! Love the romantic feeling of this one... the colours are great, and...
And nothing! Enough small-talk... just keep it going girl :)

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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008   Digital Artist
Smiles....thanks sweety....always appreciate your comments and input and glad that you like another of my pieces. Hugsssss for the fav :hug:
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Pygar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh so smoochy romantic, love the story you're at your best, you almost brought a tear to by eyes! Forbidden love is so many ways, will they ever have what they desire? The picture is awesome too, the sky and lighting is just amazing and the look on the faces are perfect! Love it! :heart:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008   Digital Artist
Awww thanks Derek for the beautiful comment. I always appreciate your input, comments and support. Its getting harder and harder to make these kind of manips because of the lack of good male stocks that arent half naked, arent in silly kung-fu poses and and that do have a decent expression, mood and angle of pose. If i had the resources and the skill with a camera I would be taking my own stock photo's....it might end up coming to that soon. I am sure i have been through just about every male stock shots available and always on the lookout for ones I havent found yet...but unlike the female models in most stock accounts, for some reason the males always look so staged and false. Its a never ending fruitless search....its a shame really. The few good male model stocks around are rare and even more rarely updated or added to. The search goes on..............

Hugss n thanks again my friend for the comment and the fav :hug:
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Pygar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
What you say is so true, there isn't much male stock, I've noticed that myself on the occasions I've needed it. I think female like seeing pictures of themselves a lot more than male, also of course there;s a lot more use made of female stock than male stock. To be honest as over 80% of photo manipulators here are female I'm surprised they don't make more use of male stock! anyway, I hope your search proves fruitful as I love all your creations! :hug:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008   Digital Artist
Lol...theres so many manips of tragic females in here because its ALL thats available .....yells at the stock photographers.......open your minds get your men in some decent gear and tell them they are acting for a good cause.....ART lol

ok ok...getting off my soap box now
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Pygar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Agree, bit if a chicken and egg situation with the stock! Did you see how many people did the same picture with the same tall girl in a white dress this last week?
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008   Digital Artist
hahaha yes......i too saved that pic...but since seeing it ad-nauseum i have decided not to be a number
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bagofmoos Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Beautiful.:love:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you very much and thank you too for the fav :)
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bagofmoos Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Welcome.:love:
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Leon78657 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
I ' ve got a question. How offen you writing books? And if you writing, you mayby wrote something A. Sapkowski ? If no wrote something, He have lots transleitions to english!!!!
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Digital Artist
I dont write books Geralt....I just make up stories in my head and put them together with my artwork. Thank you for the fav :)
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Leon78657 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
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NaomiFaMi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Student Digital Artist
fabulous work!
i very like it :clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you very much...happy you like it and thank you too for the fav :)
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silentfuneral Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Digital Artist
OMG!!! this is soooooooooo amazing!! I want a wall size poster :clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Digital Artist
Awww thanks Sean...will see what i can do. The skyscape is private non DA stock not owned by me, only been allowed permission to use it.
Glad you like it though and thank you for the fav :)
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DanSandy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Digital Artist
Lol...thanks Dan da Man :)
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DanSandy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:

T'was a pleasure =D
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jodipheonix Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   General Artist
:+fav: very beautifully done :clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you very much Jodi, glad you like it and thank you too for the fav :)
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jodipheonix Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   General Artist
you're very welcome dear :)
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PenelopeT Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
I would have thought this was a photo my dear! Very very very very awesome work! And your work on the flags in impressive to Eni:) I love the story... so rich and I love the name Caliope... really stunning my dear...
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Digital Artist
Well I guess it looks like a photo because for the most part of it, the background skyscape controls the vision once again. As with most of my pieces I owe their visual impact to the photographer who allows me to use their awesome skyscapes in my manips. I just set a mood and add a story. Thanks heaps for the great comment Penny, glad you like it and thank you too for the fav gurly :hug:
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PenelopeT Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
It's not just the background dear... all of it comes together to look very photo-esque... you are wonderful!
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008   Digital Artist
pfffffffffft
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