Quietus: Mare Serenitatis Picture

Why, when I am with the wondrous you
Does the time fly by us so easily
Upon the lifeless sea, the nighttime descends, with the first star
This is magic reaching us from the moon
Even without a word, I know it’s true
The two of us must be thinking about the same thing

— by Moonlight Destiny by Hiroko Asakawa

This is fanart for AngeLhearteD's Quietus. A fanfic which is modern take on abduction myth and combines Naruto's characters with ancient greek mythology. The classical mythological subject of the Rape of Persephone to be exact with Sasuke as Hades and Sakura as Persephone.

Happy belated birthday, Angel. I wanted to post this on your birthday but it took longer then I planned, the mucha inspired bg took ages. Still I love for it turned out, I mean Selene/Hinata looks lovely here. Also should any you interested I'm selling this as a slightly edited version as a print on a con this summer and if want I can put one aside for you.

It's all pretty obvious but I will explain some stuff which inspired me, to sound cool, mind you.
  • The background was inpired by mucha the night sky and phases of the moon which is recurring theme within this piece.

  • The dress... the dress is strange combination of princess Serenity's gown and with some aspect of several gowns worn by Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) in Game of Thrones, yet it suits Selene/Hinata. I wanted to give a differnt kind of style then say Kore/Persephone (Sakura) as Selene was a Titaness, second generation but still I wanted her to look different. This applies to the other deities, as before it was only viseble for Sakura. While the crown as inspired by a headpiece worn by Jane Seymour (Anita Briem) in the Tudors but aside from the crown and cuff she wears no jewelry.

  • More coming Soon
Technical Information
Media: Mech Pencil, Copic (Marker, Sketch, Ciao and Multi liner), Prismacolor pencils, metallic gel pens and Photoshop
Art © mitsuki0tennyo
Quietus aka plot © AngeLhearteD aka Butterfly-Chu
Stock © mitsuki0tennyo & redheadstock
Naruto © Masashi Kishimoto, Shueisha, Shōnen Jump, etc

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