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lonely house by luve lonely house by luve
FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY

commission back from AC. after many months of emails back and forth. its DONE.

prompt was something inspired by 'upstairs downstairs' and 'gosford park' including the dog maid [kinda know as maddy] in a similar pose from this picture.
scanner killed it once again. but i don't care. its DONE :]

done with brown micron ink, brush pens, some off white colored pencil, and a little gel pen on brown paper. thanks so much for the DD!
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Given 2007-12-27
Illustrative storytelling at its best, lonely house by *luve is absolutely ripe with emotion. The composition allows the viewer to slowly uncover the situation at hand. All of the tiny little details - from the elegantly lit chandelier to the framed portraits on the wall - really bring the old fashioned flair of this piece to life. ( Suggested by FeralityIllustration and Featured by cooley )
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savagedolls Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Dear, you are divine.
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duraluminwolf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
The period feel is
absolutely gorgeous!
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LupusSolitarius Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Funny, the painting is a bit sad, but I get warm and ovewhelming feeling when I look at this... o_o
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FaerieShadows Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
this is GORGEOUS
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eternalyunjae Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
... its strange.... but I kinda feel how that housemaid feel.... I know that feeling....

:sad:

Thank you... it made me feel that I'm not alone... :)
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sezurei Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
CONGRATS on your DD!
Totally deserved. :D
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foxysquid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! It really is a lovely piece. :love:
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in-amorata Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
I love everything about this, to the concept and mood, the soft, rich colors, the perfectly forlorn look in the maid's eyes. Random, but I especially like how you did the stonework, it looks wonderful.
Lovely! :+favlove:
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creeps2002 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
I love it!!! Absolutley beautiful!!! I love the mop :P.... Sorry - a kinda random thing to say - but it looks soo cool ;p
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Samara-make-a-scene Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
beautiful[:
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Damnit-Emmett Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
This is amazing, it truly is. I'm just so glad to see such a great work in paint, especially one that isn't of the artist's favorite anime character. This is really just dynamite, and I would love to have this framed and hung in my room.
=) :love: =)
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Magic-AL Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
aww its so cute X3
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ny-seran9 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
Wow! I could really see all the emotion depicted in your artwork! Nice job!
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AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
well-deserved DD!
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silentcrash Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
Ah, my sister told me the story of upstairs downstairs. xD
Nice work. :]
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:iconhokuto:
hokuto Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
The colors and textures look simply amazing to me. :heart: Beautiful piece!
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
Wonderful work. What sort of pen or tool do you use for the outlining on this one? It's soft brown really makes the pic!
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FireKat Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wonderful looking piece. I love the sense of atmosphere with it. It is a watercolor?
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SariaMaru Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
WOW! YAY for you. You got a Daily Deviation on it! YAY! :hug:
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persimmon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
There's a lovely sort of stillness to this piece, and you've done a fantastic job of capturing that mood of isolation. Just beautiful. The era looks like perhaps the 20's?
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CrazySwedishGirl Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
It's lovely. And full of emotions, not only in the faces, but postures too.
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mountainlaurelarts Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
YAY i randomly actually logged in today to dA and it's really awesome to see some louve art recognized. congrats!!!
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barbiexsofia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
Very touching. Really makes you feel kinda sorry for that maid... and maybe for the mistress too, i mean, it's just like people say: money can't buy happiness...


:+fav:
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Dogss Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Wow congrats on the DD! :o
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moyrazenith Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
didn't like this style until this showed me what it can really do. ^^
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Cats rule and dogs drool? x3

Aww, I love this, its compelling and beautifully rendered.
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gescheitert Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well deserved DD, congrats :)
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yoru87 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
So nice *_*
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T-Mike-T Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
The maid looks like she's thinking of something she has lost during her life...
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RobbVision Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
OH MY GOD, YOU ARE TOO GOOD....

JEEEEEEZZZZZZZZ....
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shimmyhunnyshimmy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
I love this image so much :)
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sensij Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
hi!
I have featured this piece in my journal Christmas-calendar : [link] :D
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sensij Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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Purple-Twilek Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
It's beautifully whimsical!! :D I just love the way you draw.
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zenithfoxie Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
agh yes <3

I swear I cannot die happy until I have you draw something for me. D:
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thedancingemu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
i really love the atmosphere in this one :)
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
You've just captured the "upstairs downstairs" theme perfectly. The house looks so grand and old. The curtains really do look like they're made from heavy material, and I am always in awe of little details you put in (just like how... expertly drawn all the objects and scenery are. The chandelier, the staircase, the frames...)

The cat lady and Maddy look so sad :c It looks like there are no visitors today, and maybe none for quite some time...
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WolvenRemorse Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You even got the detail of the pictures in there. Like, I can clearly see the faces and species of animals in the pictures on the wall. God. Amazingness.
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blood-and-death Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
i love how much emotion your illustrations show
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darkwater-pirate Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
This is so beautifully done, and so nostalgic too! You've really captured how separate the two classes lived in the same house during that period!
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TigerBlaze Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
Any chance 'Maddy' is a Stage Door reference?
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nagatuki Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
How lovely
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wyndsilver Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
Marvelous piece... I love the expressions and poses... very, well, expressive :) The composition is excellent. Lovely atmosphere and coloring, well worth all the effort! :heart:
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rahni Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
goodness, this piece has changed so many times. excellent job on the lighting and overall mood.
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PorcelainFawn Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
this turned out wonderfully. I think you've really captured the mood.
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miro-kaisou Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
Very nice. I love the house!
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luv-Aggi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Hobbyist
aggi loves this.
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Foxxie-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
How beautiful. The house looks how mine should look (it's in need of restoration!)
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xabat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
Magnificent! Wonderful work, absolutely love it. :+fav:
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Shineless Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loved the retro look :3
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