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Girl With April In Her Eyes by jerry8448 Girl With April In Her Eyes by jerry8448
~o~ The Girl With April In Her Eyes ~o~

Inspired by a song by Chris de Burgh. You can listen to it here: [link]

There once was a king, who called for the spring,
For his world was still covered in snow,
But the spring had not been, for he was wicked and mean,
In his winter-fields nothing would grow;
And when a traveller called seeking help at the door,
Only food and a bed for the night,
He ordered his slave to turn her away,
The girl with April in her eyes... [...]

She rode through the night till she came to the light,
Of a humble man's home in the woods,
He brought her inside, by the firelight she died,
And he buried her gently and good;
Oh the morning was bright, all the world was snow-white,
But when he came to the place where she lay,
His field was ablaze with flowers on the grave,
Of the girl with April in her eyes. [...]

Process-Pic: [link]

4 or 5 hours, Photoshop 7 + Aiptek 12000u :)
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:iconheathenheart:
HeathenHeart Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful piece of art! Sad and beautiful.
I featured it in my journal here: heathenheart.deviantart.com/jo… :)
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Shiorih Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student
This is a most beautiful drawing. And such a beautiful song as well! c:
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Nicbish Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Wow! Love the art & the story, so deep ♡
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A-n-t-e-n-o-r-A Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww That's so sad and amazing.
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matissko Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
perfect! it catchme really..
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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corrneliia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful...
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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different94V Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
its incredibly beautiful
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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earthian101 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
magnificent!
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Equista Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
I love this idea, the picture and the feeling you get from looking at it is just beautiful. It's a shame that it isn't available as a print :c (‘cause YES, I would so buy it)
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artsismymajor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
absolutely gorgeous
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HeathenHeart Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So lovely and moving!
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful :)
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
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sabrinahasthestars Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this idea :D
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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sabrinahasthestars Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this idea :D
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pidalka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
I love your work! It just lights up my imagination to come with stories... I like the mysteries in your pictures :+favlove:
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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tehuti Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sad yet beautiful. I love the lighting.
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youarenotalone2 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
I just featured this amazing image in my recent journal entry :heart:
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WSpower Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
very sweet :}} and the name of the pic is 100% perfect
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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SeigeEh Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
My favourite male vocalist of all time. A great story teller and true bard. Thanks for putting picture to the song.
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He'll be releasing a new album tomorrow. I'm not all too crazy about his love songs, but I like a lot of his ballads and story-telling songs. :)
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Vaghauk Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ooh-chris de burgh- meine aller-erstes konzert in bad segeberg... die meisten meiner freunde kucken mich schief an wenn ich chris de burgh erwähne... :D
dein bild ist echt beieindruckend.
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kenn ich. Das alte Chris de Burgh = Schnulzensänger Vorurteil :P ;)
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Vaghauk Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
is ja auch nich so gaaaanz unberechtigt.... :D
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secrettraveler Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
The painting is so full of emotion...it made me sad...
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MorNienor Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist
So so so beautiful <3
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student Writer
AWESOME!!

I love that song! And this picture perfictly fits it!!
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;) I always thought Chris de Burgh wasn't well known in the States, apart from Lady in Red.
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Student Writer
He's not, in my neck of the woods anyway, but I'm doing my best to adress that.

I've already got two people hooked.

*victory dance*
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Tajaky Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Chris de Burgh hat einige tolle Lieder geschrieben. =)
Wenn man sich gleichzeitig das Bild anschaut und die Musik dazu hört, bekommt das Bild nochmal mehr Atmosphäre. XD
Die Perspektive ist in diesem Bild mal wieder echt super! =) Ich finde es sehr schön, dass der Fokus auf dem Grab liegt und der Hintergrund dann immer mehr verschwimmt, wie in einem richtigen Schneesturm eben! ^_^
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Helix-13 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
AMAZING! thats all i have 2 say
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Helix-13 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
U're welcome.
And i guess i have to thank you too, since ur work gave me an excellent idea for completing my Art project!(I'd been confused too long about what to put in an important part of the painting)
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Frodofreak321 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
I was just scrolling past when this treasure caught my eye. I just had to click it, and I am glad I did. Stunning, awesome, and, somehow, very heart breaking.
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it. Thank you :)
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ihartsnape Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful, inspired piece. And a lovely song it came from.
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Vairen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
You are amazing. I`ve never heard this song before, but when I saw you picture, it made me hear the song as it is. The song and the picture is really one. Great job.)
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks. most people probably don't take the time to listen to the song ;)
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Vairen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
In fact I mean that while looking at your picture I tried to imagine the song and it appears to be exactly the same as the original.
Sorry for my english ^^
Anyway, your work id really beautiful.)
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sincearli Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Beautiful.
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Caireann Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
that's so moving.. and of course we have to remember that Chris De Burgh has more songs than "Lady in Red" :P
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like Chris de Burgh's music a lot, but Lady in Red is actually one of the songs I'm not too fond of... :D Too shallow imho.
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bloody25 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful!!!!
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