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Devotion by lokelani Devotion by lokelani
Lolita and Humbert belong to the novel Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov.
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danidh8 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG!! Your art expresses exactly how I see Lolita, you're amazing amazing!
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xxxstarrynightzxxx Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh, I LOVE this. I'm still in the middle of reading Lolita (and I love it but it's so messed up oh gosh, but it's so beautifully written ;~;) and this is just oerighoeirhgoierh a perfect interpretation. I love that you made Humbert more handsome and young as well, ;)
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nagisa2345 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
A beautifully written novel
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hannamaia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Artist
This is amazing!
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LaVraiePrincesse Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
It's wonderful. I loved the book!!
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NoctalisM Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
that's amazing, did you watched the 2 movies ?
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knight1128 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
WO!!!!
<3 I like it alot. Did you make this picture?
THis is so beauiful, amazing, and GREAT!!
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lokelani Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
LoL Who else would have made it?
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Damatris Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Somehow, this picture gives off the same feeling as the book. In other words, it seriously creeps me out, yet I just can't stop looking at it (or in book's case reading). Wonderful, wonderful work of art. :love:
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InfinitudeSovereign Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
This is wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, too.
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bai-xue88 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Reading the novel right now, love Humbert as a character, he's so well-written.....you can almost believe he's an actual person. Love this picture, it reminds me of the film version with Jeremy Irons almost.
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karin-lee Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
I love the concept amazing style♥
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MikoHime87 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
LOVE IT
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AnimaEterna Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this...
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Connor43113 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Even though she was described as having auburn hair in the book, I still pictured her as a blonde, it fit her personality more. Very Nice piece.
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xamagumox Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Really nice work. It pretty much sums up what went on between the two... and look at Lo', she doesn't care at all. She doesn't have love for him. :C

Really, really pretty picture though!!
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DaggerEyes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
I loved the book. The colours in this piece are soft and beautiful. Nice outfit on Humbert, too. And pose. :)
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comptoncullen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
I love it. I absolutely loved the book, and movie. Great choice, make some more, there isn't that much Lolita fanwork, and your very good. Thanks alot!
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Doktor-Nein Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
..I like this too much.
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annekaretnikov Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ah! ah!! favorite book alert! I saw the thumbnail and I THOUGHT i smelled humbert humbert <3

my favorite man, he is...
she doesn't deserve him, the demon child >.o
*oddly protective*

Funny, Tom said somebody was doing something from Lolita- i did an experimental portfolio illustrating the scene where he licks her eye... turned out odd.

You did her dress and hair well, though maybe something around her hairline is.. eh?
Hum's my favorite part though- the pattern on his vest feels authentic and I like the texture of his hair <3
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womanning Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
he is a pedophile and she is a mere child. get a grip, jeez.
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velocitys-star Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
gorgeous:heart:
I love the colors and their poses C:
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jurithedreamer Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
nice piece loke,
I'm looking forward to see your Ely
even you are suffering now...lol
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ElyaThorn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009   Artist
Beautiful and you're captured the true essence of the concept!
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FennecZ Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
While I was looking for the Japanese fashion when I searched "lolita", I was happy to find this. This picture is absolutely gorgeous!
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clockworkgh0st Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009   Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous. and based on one of my favorite books, so yes. lovely work.
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TheABones Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
you're going to give a lot of guilty-boners. did they not allow the boob-grab piece!? cause that one was awesome.

your drawing is looking EXCELLENT these days, by the way. you're making me jealous.
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lokelani Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
BAWWW, omg, they just....they want me to do the old one. I got cornered by Ralph, Joe, Zina, Matt, AND Mark, and they were all just "Do the old one wahh, you need to finish." until I freaked out and blah. It was bad. So yeah, I'm doing the old TOPIC again, but I'm all "REDOING EVERYTHING!" Zina is pissed, but she can be pissed. She's just a teacher.

Ahhh I really appreciate it. I've actually started using reference a lot more, and I think it's totally helping. Thanks to Viva having a billion costumes for any character I could imagine. HARHAR.
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TheABones Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
yeah, damnit, i need a faithful model that lives with me. it's definitely paying off for you. your stuff has definitely jumped to "the next level" as eb lewis would say.
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B8la Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
wow....
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EngleArtist Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Student General Artist
I have to say, I haven't read Lolita yet, though it's in my To-Read list, but we've been taught parts of it in Literature class a while back, and this is exactly how I imagined it. Just... gorgeous and highly disturbing. Yes please.
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lokelani Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
THanks so much! My teachers were skeptical because I showed the characters, and they thought it was too much, but....it's like, what is this book about, other than two people and their plays for power over each other? (aside from the pedo) When I get out of school, I want to do more, just because I lvoe this book so hard. And thank you again! Much appreciated.
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EngleArtist Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Well, you know, if we were talking about a different book, I might have agreed with them; but considering we're talking Lolita, the book doesn't really leave any room for imagination as far as the characters look, maybe besides Humbert being a little older.
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lokelani Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
I think there are different ways to look at this book. They acted as if the only people reading Lolita were old people in their late thirties and 40s and up, when, really, a lot of young kids read it. I had quite a few friends read it in high school, and even more in college. The idea that only one audience can relate or want to read this book is utterly ridiculous to me. Just because it's a classic doesn't mean it can't reach other age groups.

And yeah, I wanted to make Humbert real attractive and ambiguously aged, but I think he's a bit TOO young. I figured he was in his late thrities according to the timeline, and while a lot of my friends in their late thrities look young and hot and hip, he might not. However!!! My friend who read this with me were talking, and saying how Humbert was INSANE over the fact Lolita fell in love with an older gross unattractive dude, and he was blown away because he himself is an attractive, hot, lady killer. So, I didn't want it to be dirty old man, juxtapose beautiful young filly. But, that's just me. XD I'll probably change it when I finish, I think it went over a lot of peoples heads.
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EngleArtist Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Completely agreed. This book doesn't just talk about an older man loving an underaged, undeveloped[? sort of] little girl, it's about preversion in general, and people of every age can relate to that.

When you explain it like that it all makes sense XD
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emera Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
I love how thick and golden her hair looks, and how delicate her knuckles are. The whole piece has such a golden glow to it - I can't help but be reminded of medieval devotional work, which is sort of appropriate in a really perverse way.

Sorry I'm practically spamming your gallery. >_> yeah, I know, why I apologize... I think I just feel stalkerish or something. There just seems to be so much to comment on though!
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lokelani Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
No I don't mind at all! I really appreciate them, haha, I'm just so bad at taking real compliments. I think art school has trained me to only take critique comfortably, but I get enough of that from teachers. Just when I get to DA I'm like "ARGH! No! Compliments are scarY!" But they do mean a lot to me, I just have bad self esteem. :)
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emera Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009   Traditional Artist
Haha, I'd rather be good at taking criticism than good at taking compliments. :) It's a great skill!
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Heatheru Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Oh, creepy and elegant at the same time of course. I thought it was Lolita related...but it's so subtle. Love the way the clothing folds came out, btw. Hope the teachers like it! :0
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goldkiss Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
oh dear that is possibly my favourite book.
this is just a lovely piece.
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lokelani Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Quite a good book indeed.
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ClepClep Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
This is lovely, I really like it. c:
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x2words1promisex Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Looks great.

Just make sure your lighting is coming from the same direction (Ie: her face should be more in shadow.)
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lokelani Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Yep, I was thinking that, but then I went and did AH FUCK IT, it don't matter anyway. I just wanted her to glow. If I ever finish it though, I'll work out more of the shading, though it may remain unfinished till the end of time.
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NegativeDesire Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Fantastic book, and wonderful interpretation, though maybe you should add more grey to Humbert's hair so he looks older.
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lokelani Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Haaaaaaaaahahaha, yeah, I was thinking of that. I was like "Damn, he looks young", but as I'm reading it I can't help but picture him being extremely attractive in a douche-bag kinda of way. The attractive man in his late thirties who barely looks over 25, and gets all the womens.

But I dunno, if I come back to it, I shall consider that!
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uke-sama Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
AHHHGGG LOLITA AND HUMBERT gahhhhhh <3 That book is so creepy, I never read all of it, but I read enough parts to know I should finish it. x'DDD

Ahhhggg Thissssss is a gorgeous scene. <33333 Your style is so excellent for something like this, it's intimate, but not sugary at all. She looks so cold and pretty, like the little minx she was in the book.

Awesome stuff. I love how perfect and even the window is.
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lokelani Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I read parts of it when I was in high school but the language is SO crazy/flowery that I didn't get through much of it. I just started reading it again and it's sick sick SICK. I can't help but be drawn to Humbert and his absolute pathetic obsession with Dolores. Argh, it's so twisted.

Even if I'm not doing it for school, I might do some more illustrations of it when I'm of fucking SCHOOL! But thank you thank you!
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sunnyside--up Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
oh well this turned out lovely c: i love her hair and dress, the boy's outfit is quite sassy as well..
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