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1st Level: Grief... .:LH: MaTb by ExiledChaos 1st Level: Grief... .:LH: MaTb by ExiledChaos
Yay! 8D I did it! For awhile I wasn't sure if I would be able to participate in :iconvert-is-ninja:'s 9 Levels of Hell contest, but I managed to finish both my entries x3 I'm excited... now I just hope I can keep with it.

So let me explain about what's happening. Esmeralda losses something very precious to her in the first level of these trails of suffering: her mother. Besides loving her mother limitlessly, she was the only other she could relate herself to, so it was a heavy loss. This is actually canon, but in the story she loses her mom when she is 6, so slightly taken out of context here. When a Child of the AUM dies it returns to the AUM and becomes one with it once more. Esmeralda longs to rejoin the AUM too, but her mother taught her the importance of life so she must stay behind. She was told not to morn the dead, since she knows there is something good beyond, but she's still only human and misses her mother. Her mother's spirit has come to comfort her for the last time. Also, MaTb is "Mother" in Russian, in case you wondered.

I'm actually pretty happy with how this came out, considering how much time I had. I wish I could have done something more with the black BG, but nothing is coming to mind. Also, I don't mean to offend anyone with my take on Russia and the mythology of the AUM. I've used my own creative license with it and it shouldn't be taken too seriously. It's a work of fiction! Enjoy!



Lunar Hoax, Children of the AUM, Esmeralda © *ExiledChaos (me)

9 Levels of Hell contest by *vert-is-ninja
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Zaffco Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
You're off to a great start :D Don't worry about the simple black background, less is more in this case. And besides, I hardly noticed it since I was staring at the beautiful in front of it. Can't wait to see the rest!
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
aww thanks! That means alot to me :hug:
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Aeshin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
so pretty! I hope you win!
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
thanks =)
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KittehChan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Student General Artist
So beautiful! I love all the blue and the shading <3333
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Thanks kitteh :hug: Long time no see, btw! x3 How have you been?
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KittehChan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Student General Artist
You're welcome :hug:
Yeah! I've missed you ;_;!! Tired and busy ;o; I have a job and it's really really taking up my time and energy >< you? <3
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Aww.. yeah I read your journal, I've been meaning to comment >.< I'm so bad I keep doing that xD; I'm ok.... incredibly bored X__x; I'm working on some illustrations for a job but I couldn't find a stable job. And then I've just been lazy .__.;I can't wait until school starts!!
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KittehChan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Student General Artist
Haha, it's no problem - I rarely comment these days ._. *feels bad for that*
Oooo, cool! Aww, that's a shame ._. But getting a job isn't always so good xD *hates working* XD;;
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
No problem x3; I know how it is. awww D= sorry to hear that. Do you have more schooling to do or are you done? What job do you want to do? x3
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KittehChan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Student General Artist
Ahhh it's okay, I've found some time now ^^
I'm only 16 x); Though in England, I could just work now if I so wished but I'm staying on at school for two more years to do A levels so I can go to Uni afterwards and study Medicine ^^
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
xD; ok, opps ^^; Medicine should be cool to get into =3 What are you planning to study?
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
it's rather moving. the only thing i didn't really like was esmerelda's head...i think it's too far from her body! ^^;
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
yeah... ^^; I was afraid of that. Her head is too big >.< or maybe her hair is just huge and her body is too small xD; lol, bad anatomy ^^; but thanks x3
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
heh..there was a time all the deviations i uploaded had a comment on my oc's fingers...that made me think, is it me or my fingers that were my models? (took a look at them) ah! i get it, i have super tiny hands but long fingers! :o something doesn't sound right...:rofl:
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
lol, me too =D plus my finger nails get really long, making my fingers look like creepy skeletor hands xDD
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
they do? :o! ooo, wish i could see it in black polish. my friends all say i look like i have anemia or am sick on most days :( my teacher in secondary school has been known to ask me whether i am sick once a week coz i look so pale! :rofl: snow white in the wrong environment? though i wonder how i will look like with long finger nails polished black. all the manga characters with them look cool so am really curious...pity my job requires me to be hygienic :blush:
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shoyshoy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Student General Artist
Aww it's so pretty, and sad. i-i Love the coloring of this.
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
thanks =D
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toshema Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Student Digital Artist
sWEET!!! great jogb and I wish you good luck in the contest.
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
thanks! :hug:
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toshema Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome!!
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ClandestineKnight Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Waah! Soo beautiful Exiled!! I really love how flowing and emotional this is! The story is so sad and pretty and it really fits so well with your beautiful arts!! ;o; Best of luck with the contest!! <3
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Thanks so much Kirin! :hug: Your comments always make me so happy!! =D
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a-l-m Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. incredibly gorgeous work. Their faces show so much emotion. D: This is amazing.

You should enable prints. (:
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
xD aaww ^^; I don't think my work is good enough for that... yet >3 Thanks :hug:
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a-l-m Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Psh. If I say it's print-worthy, it's print-worthy! -thwack- xB
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
xDD lol, you're the boss! ;P eheh
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MadMegane Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
this is very, very beautiful...and very emotional.

Great job. I love the colors and the ghastly kind of glow~

Good luck in the contest!
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
thanks^^
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