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Melancolie by Solitairemiles Melancolie by Solitairemiles
This is my submission for the Melancholy Contest [link] being thrown by :iconasaenath:

I made this image with a song by Kurt Weill in mind. The song, "Je Ne T'aime Pas" is about a woman who is being used by a man that she's deeply in love with, but is pretending not to love him, so that he will come back and use her over and over again, which apparently is a better alternative for her than not getting him at all. The song is filled with melancholy, resignation and angst. One of the lines in the song "No regret de soir, ne melancolie' or "No evening regret, no sadness" fits perfectly with this image. It is one of my favourite french songs to perform and I recorded this song with the late, great Chicago violinist Johnny Frigo. You can hear it on my website [link]
Just click the link and the song will begin to play automatically. I am singing the lyrics in french, so here is the English translation

Je Ne T'aime Pas 1934 Kurt Weill and Maurice Magre

Take back your hand, I don't love you.
It was your decision, you're no more than a friend.
Your arms were made to cradle others,
your dear kiss, your sleeping head.
When it's evening don't talk to me
too confidingly, or with that low voice.
Most of all don't give me your handkerchief,
it smells too much of the perfume I love.
Tell me your loves, I don't love you.
What was your most ecstatic moment, I don't love you.
And if she loved you, or was ungrateful,
when you tell me don't be kind, I don't love you.
I haven't cried, I haven't suffered, this was just a dream, madness.
It's enough for me to see that your eyes are clear,
no evening regret, no sadness.
It's enough for me to see that you're happy,
it's enough for me to see you smile.
Tell me how she stole your heart and even
tell me what shouldn't be said.
No, be quiet... I'm on my knees...
The fire has gone out, the door is closed, I don't love you!
Ask nothing, I'm crying, that's all.
I don't love you, I don't love you, oh my darling.
Take back your hand.

Model :iconlizzusev: [link]
Window frame and textures :iconsolstock:
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:iconsomersetholmes:
somersetholmes Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Gorgeous work, Solitaire :heart:
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:iconsolitairemiles:
Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsomersetholmes:
somersetholmes Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
You're welcome :rose:
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:iconevavester:
EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Beautiful!:heart:
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Fangfingers Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
More painterly goodness ! ...excellent abilities !





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Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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Trash63 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
This art is featured here:[link]
Thanks.
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kitton Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! The colours and textures are amazing! Very awesome work! I love her face and the 'looking into the window' feel of it :)
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Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I wanted her to look longingly at something just beyond her
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:iconsophquest:
Sophquest Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007   Digital Artist
:+favlove: This amazing piece is being featured in the NEWS ARTICLE:
'Wall of Wows - 9/14/07' (A Day Late) ~ [link]

:worship: I absolutely LOVE it ~ BRAVO! :clap:

:heart: Sincerely, Sophquest
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crimsonvermillion Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Mmmm I like a lot of your work, but this one keeps bringing me back. Very nice composition and of course the texturing makes it feel like an old master. I really enjoy this piece, thank you for sharing it.
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Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I really try to bring a more painted look into my manips. This one worked out easy, because the window had lots of texture to it already, and I just placed it over the model. The window texture is in my stock account if you want to check it out!
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crimsonvermillion Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I do want to check it out! I just have to figure out how to use it as well as you do.
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Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Pshaw!!!! :)
It's a funny texture, it makes things look wet or rained on.
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Adahy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
Sad song/story but lovely work..:)

C.
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:iconsolitairemiles:
Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, it is a sad song.
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Adahy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
Most welcome..:)

C.
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful. :heart:
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:iconsolitairemiles:
Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconsophquest:
Sophquest Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007   Digital Artist
:clap: Excellent, my friend~ Best of luck! :+favlove:
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:iconsolitairemiles:
Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Sophie! :hug:
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kayceeus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I love this, your texturing is always outstanding it really has a painted look to it, beautiful! Best of luck with the contest!
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Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, it's kind of funny, I didn't use much texture on this piece, but the dirty window itself was texture enough!
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kayceeus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh so this is the dirty window texture, I haven't had a chance to use it yet but it looks fantastic!
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Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It's the most recent addition to :iconsolstock:
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:iconkayceeus:
kayceeus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep that's the one I got! :D
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
This Image has been chosen as a Feature in my journal [link]

Please note me if you do not want your work featured !
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Wishmaker-kc Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007   Digital Artist
what a gorgeous piece!
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:iconsolitairemiles:
Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Wishmaker-kc Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007   Digital Artist
You're so very welcome!
:hug:
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RileyRican Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
This is breathtaking. I have always LOVED this window. Good luck in the contest.
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:iconsolitairemiles:
Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Riley, it's a great shot of the window. There are so many things you can do with it, you know?
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RileyRican Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
I agree. There is something that just draws you to it.
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saperlipop Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
You’ve created a beautiful visual interpretation of the song! Great choice of images and textures, so perfectly suited to the contest theme… :clap:
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:iconsolitairemiles:
Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I love the texture of rain and mist I found in the image of the window. I might just pull it out of the photo and make a texture out of it!
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SolStock Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
I made a texture from the window stock here [link]
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DarkMoonSylph Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
Very beautifull, love the pose of the figure and her expression, it fits perfectly with the song. good luck in the contest^^
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:iconsolitairemiles:
Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :hug: the original stock photo is perfect for the mood of the song and contest.
When are you gonna start posting your stuff?
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DarkMoonSylph Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
Probably around Thanksgiving, i can't do it here and I never have enough time on weekends to do it at moms.
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Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'll be home for thanksgiving, maybe you can come visit, Heidi has a great new computer with a scanner.
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DarkMoonSylph Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
That sounds great, I haven't posted anything in months, and none on DA.
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Lauraest Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
You've captured the song in her demeanor. Very nice. Good luck in the contest
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:iconsolitairemiles:
Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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caddman Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
...Wonderful piece and the best to ya on the contest...:rose:
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Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Caddman!!! :hug:
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Gild-a-Lily Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning :wow: ~ good luck in the contest :fingerscrossed:
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:iconsolitairemiles:
Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007   General Artist
Fabulous artwork and manip! I absolutely adore the melancholia and general atmosphere of it!
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Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Anna! :hug:
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JunkbyJen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Gorgeous....very sensual.
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