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"Music is love in search of a word."
- Sydney Lanier


100 Pictures Challenge #31: Flowers.

My end of an art trade with :icondragonfly22:*Dragonfly22 : art, music, science.

She made me an awesome Asimov painting last year. Go have a look, and show it some love. :D



[Romy, I'm very, very sorry I took so long to finish this. (although, as you can see, I haven't forgotten at all!). Not gonna say where science figures in all of this; have fun looking. ;)]

I'm not sure if the notion of an anthropomorphised musical instrument that plays itself is sensual1 or just plain disturbing.2 Just to stop it from going straight into surreal, though, I've taken the artistic liberty of moving the tuning pins to the other side of the neck where nobody can see it. ;)

Many thanks to my beta, whom I've probably already driven up the proverbial wall like old Spidey, and who had to put up with my increasingly off-colour jokes (*and* repeatedly tell me to shut the hell up!) as she helped me come up with a title for the picture. (Because we all know Far should never be trusted to come up with titles...).

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1 Although =tanabatablossom has suggested a whole range of anthropomorphised musical instruments, the blowing section of which consists of couples...
2 My beta says I should tell people who take umbrage to go screw themselves.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is so pretty! I love how her hair flows into the harp, how everything intertwines... it's really beautiful. I don't really know what else to say... I really like it!
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ocelott Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
This is really gorgeous. I love the subtle blending from woman to harp, and the colours are stunning!
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DarthFar Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Thanks very much, Occy. :D
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headwithwings Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just bought a huge book on Alphonse Mucha! In other words, I highly approve of this deviation.
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DarthFar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Thanks very much, Rim! :D Good to see you around again; was beginning to wonder if the Sarlacc had eaten you.
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RilwenShadowflame Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Beautiful. I've seen the notion of a harp who plays herself before, in both an Arabian Nights-type thing, and several interpretations of Jack and the Beanstalk. Mostly it just seems to have a woman's voice and the strings move beneath an invisible hand, but one memorable one had a golden figure of a woman on the side, who I think could merge in and out of the harp on command to play it or be at rest.
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vigshane Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great design! Really love how her hair turns into the harper.
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psychoticdustbunny Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
My mature content filter is on. Does that mean you are mature?
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DarthFar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
No, it just means that you aren't. ;)
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psychoticdustbunny Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
:bounce: . . . and this is news how?
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