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Fern
2017, January. Japanese ink on 21x29.7cm Durex 200g Schoellershammerpaper.

Fanarts is something I have issues with as it really alters the way people seek and perceive art often at the expense of creativity and challenge, but somehow I felt like doing it because not only am I a fan of Léa Silhol's narrative content, but more often than not her other writings strike a few chords as well. One of these texts gave me back my faith even so briefly in fan activism, even if it mostly meant discussing our favorite books within our circles to eventually help them reach their audience and prevent good stuff from failing for the wrong reasons. Such a window was opened at a time when I was free, so I took the quills and the ink, completely inverted my sleep routine and proceeded.

But let's forget all this for an instant and go straightforward to disappointing fantasy afficionados of the english tongue because young Fern, despite being very much english, is only retranscribed in french in another milestone of the bibliography of author Léa Silhol. So sorry. A real treat upon reading it was how it made suddendly very convincing that teenager dream of living on nature and poetry, setting the story in a background of early XIXth century and if you're familiar with the litterature of the era, sharing also an ill-fated lucidity with many characters written at the time. And while I enjoy folklore most of everything, and had my share in Sous Le Lierre, these two aspects I just described, an ideal and a depressive clarity of mind, made that book a very enjoyable reading indeed. There was also plenty of that teenager's freedom of speech that depending of who's animated by such feelings can often be unbearable to most, except it looked good I promise.

Any fans out there? Hi none-the-less!

On the portfolio || Sold
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Anterior view of lung
2016, June. Sennelier black and silver inks on 21x29.7cm Durex 200g Schoellershammerpaper.

I had a mind to create something about the early to mid 19th century and was thus reflecting on the hard conditions of life back then, with death of the youngs as a recurrent theme in a lot of the literature of the time which I’m so fond of. Dwelling on the subject led me to this piece.

By the way! I'm very grateful for the people that visit my page here, being currently the only proof I have that my art is appreciated by total strangers. It's the best! Everywhere else, I seem to reach only a very close circle of friends and family, maybe one illustration in ten going beyond that "wall". I'm far from delivering my stuff on a regular basis, it just takes so much time for me to make one piece. On the internet there's that rule that constancy is rewarded while scarceness doesn't pay off at all. But I could never make quicker pieces, sketches and the like… Well. Let's just say that if any of you is in the mood for sharing my art amongst your own remote circle, I most certainly wouldn't oppose!

On the portfolio || On the blog || On Tumblr
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Giveaway-noel2016-com-en by messalyn
I have a little piece of news for you today! Last year, I grouped with other artists to form a collective whose goal is to support each other. Artistic circles have always been around and I've certainly made many discoveries going through friends of talented people. We even opened an etsy shop this summer, and have already fulfilled our dream of having our art purchased together by people who thus certainly saved on shipping!

For Christmas we are having a giveaway and anyone is welcome to enter! The principle is simple: share our giveaway. To keep track of everything you share, we would like you to record your shares in our Rafflecopter widget, available on our facebook page, or from eller my blog post or François's. Rafflecopter is a perfect tool for giveaways. You log in using an email or facebook and then you can claim entries in the giveaway wherever it is appropriate. For instance, if you shared our giveaway post on Facebook, you click on "Share our giveaway on Facebook" and copypaste the URL of the post in the field where it says to do so. Quite simple. If you don't do this step, you *might* still be counted in the giveaway but I cannot vouch for us seeing your entries or even having the time to enter manually all those that didn't bother. So…

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES? might be the question on your lips.

  • I offered one of my prints, up to you to choose, yet thinking maybe that's your chance to get your hands on one of my 'gilded' prints (example 1example 2) upon which I use the very same ink and spend the same amount of time than on the original watercolors. Indeed each of them represent 2 days of work with either silver or gold ink.
  • My pal François is offering his comic book "Les Destructeurs" with a drawing inside. This book is really something, I guarantee! Auto-edited with extremely high standards: fake leather cover with gold gildings, two editions (french and english)… and the story is pretty badass, about a woman who feels targeted by obscure and evil phenomenons, and not without good reasons. It would seem she is the key to the end of the world so she flees to Scotland in hope of a peaceful retreat. Sadly, her enemies are personifications of the faults of this universe and who can escape this sort of crap?
  • Nella Fragola is offering a few prints from her collection, currently not available through the etsy store!
And that's all for now, although we'd like to expand our range of prizes so we'll see.
  • Listening to: Kate Bush - Babooshka
  • Playing: Pillars of Eternity
Physis to keno philei
2016, January. Watercolor and silver ink on 25x33cm Vallis Clausa 100% Cotton watercolor paper.

Trends come by and go but this nebulous creature gathers them all in her lap, indifferent to their meanings and raison d’etre — for the thrill of collection only. She gives much to see, but never contributes herself. Μεταφορά of all that is empty and hollow.

You know what, I’ve made really nice prints of this illustration, which I hand-embellish faithfully in either silver or gold ink. They are reproduced at the same scale than the original, but on a larger sheet of paper, picked especially to suit metallic ink. I spend many hours on each print, but I sell them at very affordable prices as I want my prints to cater to budgets like my own, while bigger purses can afford the originals painting.

On the portfolio || On the blog || On Tumblr || Etsy Prints of Φύσις το κενό φιλει || Sold
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An old-fashioned scent
2015, July and completed 2016, February. Watercolor and silver ink on 25x33cm Vallis Clausa 100% Cotton watercolor paper.

Newly found under piles of aulde documents, well-hidden between two antique photographs, this illustration has the distinct smell of a golden age that distance has but embellished. Although, a second look might reveal some tear and wear on those dream-like attires, now moth heavens… and wedding hells.

On the portfolio (original for sale) || On Tumblr || Prints of Un parfum surrané on Etsy
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Giveaway-noel2016-com-en by messalyn
I have a little piece of news for you today! Last year, I grouped with other artists to form a collective whose goal is to support each other. Artistic circles have always been around and I've certainly made many discoveries going through friends of talented people. We even opened an etsy shop this summer, and have already fulfilled our dream of having our art purchased together by people who thus certainly saved on shipping!

For Christmas we are having a giveaway and anyone is welcome to enter! The principle is simple: share our giveaway. To keep track of everything you share, we would like you to record your shares in our Rafflecopter widget, available on our facebook page, or from eller my blog post or François's. Rafflecopter is a perfect tool for giveaways. You log in using an email or facebook and then you can claim entries in the giveaway wherever it is appropriate. For instance, if you shared our giveaway post on Facebook, you click on "Share our giveaway on Facebook" and copypaste the URL of the post in the field where it says to do so. Quite simple. If you don't do this step, you *might* still be counted in the giveaway but I cannot vouch for us seeing your entries or even having the time to enter manually all those that didn't bother. So…

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES? might be the question on your lips.

  • I offered one of my prints, up to you to choose, yet thinking maybe that's your chance to get your hands on one of my 'gilded' prints (example 1example 2) upon which I use the very same ink and spend the same amount of time than on the original watercolors. Indeed each of them represent 2 days of work with either silver or gold ink.
  • My pal François is offering his comic book "Les Destructeurs" with a drawing inside. This book is really something, I guarantee! Auto-edited with extremely high standards: fake leather cover with gold gildings, two editions (french and english)… and the story is pretty badass, about a woman who feels targeted by obscure and evil phenomenons, and not without good reasons. It would seem she is the key to the end of the world so she flees to Scotland in hope of a peaceful retreat. Sadly, her enemies are personifications of the faults of this universe and who can escape this sort of crap?
  • Nella Fragola is offering a few prints from her collection, currently not available through the etsy store!
And that's all for now, although we'd like to expand our range of prizes so we'll see.
  • Listening to: Kate Bush - Babooshka
  • Playing: Pillars of Eternity

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messalyn

Artist | Traditional Art
France
I came with the northern wind, and now live by the mediterranean sea. Not sure why I paint and if it's more than pretty images, but I work a lot on it. I like to wear pretty clothes too when I go out : Lolita fashion, from Japan (feel free to add me if you love Lolita too, I'd like to discover more lolita artists out there).

Beside that, I'm a long time admirer of Faery, walks in nature, period costumes (and drama), æsthetics, and even, yes, graphic design.
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Art-Fashion-History Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Very beautiful artworks!!! :)
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messalyn Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
You have my thanks!
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Astrogirl500 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello i love your drawing on burlesque girrl (i'm french) but my favourite guy from this comic is Juan www.arludik.com/oeuvresE/burle… so kind and cute
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JustBeFantastic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heey! I just came across your profileee andd,,

I have a question... I am entered in this big art competition. its national! and i need votes to get into the top 12! Or remain in there for now!

Would you be willing to vote for me pretty please haha (tried to be cute there... ), it would mean so much!

[link]

Its an art competition hehe All you have to do is log in, and press terms and agreements, then go back to my drawing which should be in ''Most votes"" then press VOTE


it would mean so much! :)

You can view it here on deviantart before if you want:

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Gaarafangurl16 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
i love your art!!! its just so beautiful :)
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Orimlig Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Je t`y prends a flooder mon mur Lady "Gaga" Messalyn !

Popopopopoker Face ! Popopopopoker Face !
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messalyn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
Bababa
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Orimlig Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Bloavez mad marmouz bihan !!!
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messalyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
:kevin: ?? :spank: !!
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SnowRaven-Moonstar Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009   Writer
Hi there, I just wanted to thank you so much for stopping by my page. I appreciate it so much. I hope you might stop by my page again. Take care.
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