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Gone is my heart by Otherra Gone is my heart by Otherra
FOR SALE!!! 
at the exhibition 'The Golden Age of Fairy Art', 20 and 21 September 2014, Castle Arcen, the Netherlands (www.goldenageoffairyart.com/)


other works for sale here: otherra.deviantart.com/gallery…


PRINTS available! 
A4 (21x29,5 cm / 8,3x11,6 in) : €5,- / $6,50
A6 (10,5x14,8 cm / 4,1x5,8 in) : €1,50 / $1,95
(prices do not include shipping costs, payment by Paypal or bank transfer)

If interested, please send me a note or send an email to johannamkoelewijn@gmail.com :) (Smile)

prints of other works here: otherra.deviantart.com/gallery…


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and gone are the shades and colours and deep black >_< I hate my photocamera

but anywayz....
this is a drawing which is born from a story I wrote, about a ghost girl in the swamps. I created this story and the drawing for I couldn't get rid of a certain mood. When I was a child, there was swamp were I used to come a lot. I knew to avoid all dangerous places and there, gathered by trees and water, I imagined often stories that I was lost in worlds of fairies.... (heh I live to much in the past, I know) :) good old time

the swamp is gone.
And you may think it's stupid, but I've cried a lot when I came there and all the trees and plants were gone.

Now, a few years later, I still do know every single path to walk, every tree and flower. But I'm not the little careless kid anymore. I might be the same girl, but I'm actually the ghost of the child who played there in the swamps. I'm not there anymore.

Swamps might be dangerous, but this drawing does not actually represent the swamp from years ago. It shows a different swamp, a swamp that tries to drown you, that tries to take you down to the rotting depths. And though there might not be an escape, the ghostly girl will always run.... run run run and keep trying to find a way to get out of the swamps.

because you know, if you're caught in a world that tries to tear you down, even then it's still you're choice if you let that happen or if you keep fighting anyways. :)

(and my swamp is growing again :) It will never be again the swamp like I have known it, but it's there for other children.)

.... ok..... I'm thinking in a weird way

reference: :iconsinned-angel-stock:
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:iconasari13:
asari13 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmaryjane5908:
maryjane5908 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
:aww: Thanks so much!
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:iconmaryjane5908:
maryjane5908 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ur welcome
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, Marijke!
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dabstracts Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
✩✩✩✩✩ Impressive and beautiful work! ✩✩✩✩✩
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:icondabstracts:
dabstracts Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome......  :D (Big Grin) Cheers fella (party)
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maskedsmurf Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, I liked
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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RiseRedMoon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I get how you feel about the swamp being gone... when I was little, there used to be a dam behind our house with gumtrees around it, and the horses and kangaroos and ducks would always go there. I would sit on the roof of our house for hours each day just watching it all, imagining if I could fly with the birds or sit at the tops of those trees. But then they filled in the dam and build a new estate there, and a lot of wildlife got hit by cars and such when they had to leave :( I cried a lot after that, too
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
:hug: I totally understand you! It is such a sad thing to see the things you love being destroyed... and then the horrible fact of those animals that got hit by cars :( damn!
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:icontarotwitch:
TarotWitch Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Beautiful! But she's so sad looking.
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you! well... she is rather sad, so that shouldn't be a surprise
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:icontarotwitch:
TarotWitch Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Beautiful! but, she's so sad looking.
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:iconcastledown13:
CastleDown13 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Incredible!
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you :aww:
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:iconcastledown13:
CastleDown13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
You're welcome!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
She looks like me. Pretty weird.
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
oh that's special!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icondragonkira:
DragonKira Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
It's so beautifull! And the background story is amazing!
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you very much!
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:icondragonkira:
DragonKira Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
My pleasure!
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Writer
This is so beautiful. I love how pale she is.
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
^^ thank you!
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:iconjannafairyart:
JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Love how you did the background and her hair is amazing!:heart:
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
:aww: thank you so much ^^
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:iconanimaeterna:
AnimaEterna Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The landscape is perfect...
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
not perfect, but thanks a lot ^^
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:iconanimaeterna:
AnimaEterna Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Honestly ... the background and the girl's hands ... really impressed me.
Great result. ;)
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:iconorafaerygirl:
orafaerygirl Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Another fantastic piece, her expression is fantastic, the colors gorgeous! :)
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009   Traditional Artist
:aww: awww thank you very much for your sweet words again! :D
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:iconreapersgal13:
ReapersGal13 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The hands are perfect! :D I don't think I could ever draw hands that well.
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
thank you :) and just never give up ;)
and thanks also for all the favs :D
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:iconreapersgal13:
ReapersGal13 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, your stuff is pretty good :clap:
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:iconforlornexistence:
ForlornExistence Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
beautiful composition and execution..
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
thank you very much :aww:
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:iconhareguizer:
Hareguizer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
I love the haunting atmosphere you have created in this piece. The story behind it makes me sad too. I'd be heartbroken if the woods I grew up playing in were destroyed. I'm glad that your swamp is healing again.
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
(sorry for the very late reply)
thank you very much for your very sweet comment! :hug:
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:iconallada:
Allada Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Such a beautiful setup and sephia with a touch of colour giving just the right filling. Wonderful job and great pencil skils :rose:
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
thank you so very much! :)
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:iconallada:
Allada Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
:handshake:
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:iconwk-omittchi:
wk-omittchi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
beautifull work!
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009   Traditional Artist
^__^ thanks much
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:iconblackwidow90:
BlackWidow90 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
absolutely gorgeous, I love the meaning and the colors (even if they aren't as vibrant) but its still a lovely piece ♥
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009   Traditional Artist
:hug: thanks a lot
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