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Fates by dark777fairy Fates by dark777fairy
...something a bit different... experimenting with a textured surface and a more stylised, semi-abstract image:)

I spent last weekend in Madrid, looking around The Prado, including a Goya exhibition, and Thyssen galleries. Also saw a Mucha exhibition whilst there too... So all this probably influenced me wanting to do something a little different for a change!

My Fates are a composite of the archetypes from Greek and Norse mythology... they symbolise time; the past, present and future. In the Greek myth the past spins the thread of life, the present measures its length and the unknown future cuts it to an end. I made the cut thread and new thread link, to give a more positive cyclic nature to time. In Norse myth the three Norns do not spin, but weave the web of wyrd - the entwining fates of all humankind - whilst sat beneath the World Tree, which I included in stylised form.

Wasn't sure if I should put this up or not as it's darker and different to what I usually do, just an experiment really - I may work on bringing something of this image into my usual work:)

8in x 24in acrylic and ink on canvas, with a PVA and emulsion texture.
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Given 2008-06-11
The gritty texture of the wood really gives Fates a feel of macabre antiquity. *dark777fairy uses well composed lines to transition our gaze and complete the scene. ( Suggested by elegaer and Featured by oilsoaked )
Nicrat Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work!
AmethystM Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Excellent! This really captures the essence of the Fates.
Oseltamivir Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is amazing!

The Moirai (goddesses of fate):
Clotho: she who spun the thread of life
Lachesis: she who measured the thread of life
Atropos: she who cut the thread of life
steverlfs Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Amazing piece! It is, in my humble opinion, a combination of folk art and Art Deco! Can't wait to see what else is in your gallery!
thelonelyhearts7486 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
this is incredible
Ljotunnr Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
This is pure perfection!
ashtoledo Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
would the print have the watermark?
Fantashiama Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I really like this! :3 It's all eerie...

Y'know, for some reason I've always thought of the Fates as a young girl (for the things that were) that spins the thread, a woman in her prime (for the things that are) who measures the thread, and a elderly woman (for the things that shall be) who then cuts it. That's just my interpretation. :3D

ehatsumi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice art! I would like to ask for permission if it's okay to have your art be part of my list on my site? I am looking forward to feature some great gods and goddesses on my site. You can check out my site here, at the bottom. Of course I'll put a credit that this is your own art. :)
Hope you'll agree! \(^_^)/
Thorskegga Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Powerful image!
ViolaDiNebbia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Meraviglioso..... *.*
ThingsThatDontMatter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Love it! Very intriguing.
pininxa Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
hey, beautiful job!
3xslasher3 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
nice art...LOVE IT!!!!
alizarinee Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You should keep on working this way, this is really good! Love the style!
shawnv09 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
This is a favorite of mine on deviantart. Stunning!
kaleloom Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Wow! This is gorgeous! The texture makes it really eye-catching. I especially love how they hover over the town. The detail above the fates has a very natural beauty.
artful-dodga Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Amazing textures and composition :)

I love the whole concept
Destriarch Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
I just found a print of this image in a shop local to me, had a chat with the stall holder and she put me onto your gallery. Lovely work, an excellent rendition of the Moirae.

tuomas0204 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
This beautiful work has been featured in my journal [link] ! :)
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I've featured you in my journal ( [link]) and in a news article ( [link]). Please, come and have a look and give some comments and fave
dark777fairy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
A very belated thank you for the features!
artisann Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
wow beautiful!!
Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Incredibly well done.... :wow:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
I really love the mood you've created with the textures and the scale of the Muses over the town. It has an aesthetic not unlike medieval depictions of Death ruling over us all in the end. Sometimes experimentation can lead us to satisfying places:)
Grinning-Goblin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
Exellent composition and texture. Your use of a limited pallette creates a strong mood, and for me, certainly evokes the essence of the Norns.
tehMatrix Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
Ah, the Fates, hey are such an inspirational concept. Totally loved your representation of them here. :D The dark colour and atmosphere give very grim feeling, which are caracteristical from these three.
Alsafysh Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
This is HOT! I would hang this in my house, it would take a whole wall to itself and I would look at it lovingly everyday!! this is wonderfull indeed.
AngelinaArt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
I hope you don't mind, but I have featured your stunning artwork in my journal here [link] All the best :heart:
Kryoide Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008

I like how you played with the layers, the texture and the lighting, but also with the composition of the elements in space. As a hole it's letting room for evocation.

May you do lots of great works with your inspiration before Atropos cuts its thread.
szarak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
dark777fairy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
tuberosum Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist
Featured here: [link]
littlemissridinghood Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
incredibly haunting. wow, excellent job!
dark777fairy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Thank you very much!
leinef Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is impressing! great piece of art!
dark777fairy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Thank you!
despise13 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
beautiful & eerie. I love the texture and how it appears to be painted on wood, it adds a lot of interest to it I think.
dark777fairy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Thank you, I'm happy you like it:)
DWilsonArtCreations Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding work and congratulations on your DD :winner:
dark777fairy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Thank you very much! :hug:
bittersweet-lie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Student

brilliantly dark and gorgeous. i like A LOT.
dark777fairy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Thank you! :rose:
sartori09 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. You did capture their haunting nature.
JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
dark777fairy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Thank you!
Madfairy7 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This piece is featured in my latest journal, so check it out! Thank you for your beautiful art!
tigereverskin Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008   Writer
breathtaking. and it's the darkness of it that drew me in. :D
dark777fairy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Thanks, I'm happy you like it:)
ArtisticMystic76 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Yes...please experiment! That's how you keep the thrill of artwork ALIVE!! The excitment of the unknown!
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