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Leaf Subsides to Leaf by wielderofthewind Leaf Subsides to Leaf by wielderofthewind
"Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay."
-Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost


She casts a sad glance and a sweet smile over her shoulder, an expression that is beautiful but still very solemn. You wonder how such a gorgeous creature could ever look so somber.

However, she knows that your life, unlike hers, is as ephemeral as the leaves on the poplar trees that line her wood. To her, your life lasts as long as the blink of an eye, as long as the glance she gave you so kindly.

If anyone can understand the truly bittersweet nature of the changing of the seasons, it would be a creature wonderfully cursed to watch it forever. Time marches on no matter how many leaves fall at our feet, how many friends we lose, how many years we waste.



Art trade for the talented Luthien of her personal character, Luthien the elvish wolf, and her horse, Kel'gor the Arabian. She said she wanted something with them in some Autumn woods, and I thought it would be neat to play off of her wonderful drawing and story here [link] where Luthien herself laments the dual natures of being immortal.

Done with micron inks, copic markers, india ink, and gel pen on bristol board.

Also, go check luthiennightwolf's page out! She's a great artist and wonderful to talk to and deal with if you're lookin' for a nice piece of art. Here's her half of the trade! [link]

Characters belong to luthiennightwolf.
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Given 2013-08-10
Leaf Subsides to Leaf by *wielderofthewind ( Suggested by RRRAI and Featured by KovoWolf )
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EveeLover Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
wow
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD!   :iconflowerheartplz:
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An1mefreakz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very nice. :iconthumbsupplz: :D
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Both the horse and the rider are beautiful.Heart 
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beadymeeples Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work with colour and light is amazing. I'm wondering what size this is and how long it took for you to make it.
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heiwako Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the details of not only the character, but her mount and the background. I really like the autumn colors. Congratulations on the daily deviation. =)
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lep3r Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this, fantastic Copic coloring too!!
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Aelius24 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD!  This piece is definitely worthy ^_^
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DJ-Bleach Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
A fox riding a horse

YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN THAT
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Phraggle Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013   General Artist
I figured you were due for a DD soon. :icongrin--plz:
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cyngawolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!!
very very well deserved DD!!
Congratulations!!:)
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Nocturnal-Vixen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am just... in awe.
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done looks incredibly nice and lovely! :D
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:iconsavaliste:
Savaliste Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Nicely made....amazing detail, Congratz on the DD feature :peace:
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing. I love this style and composition.
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:iconstormy-kun:
Stormy-kun Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Really beautiful!! Amazing detail.
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Nice.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Seasons 
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tie-dye-flag Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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Kodimarto Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013   Filmographer
Beautiful and fantastic work on this! :) Luthien looks beautiful even with her hair fluttering in the wind. :) Even her horse looks beautiful too. :) Fantastic work on the background too. :)
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atram95 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Gorgeous!!
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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triadenforcer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Well, Good to see that you are successful enough to get a DD.

And yeah, This pic needs more comments.
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mea00 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! Congrats on the DD
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Nuuhku87 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Beautiful. What size is you paper? :)
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Ariade Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I watch you sinve a while your art is very inspirnig and I am glad that you get an DD for your work!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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magnemite10 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
That's great. Surprised by the lack of comments here.
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MasterVule Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing picture! It has so much details!
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