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The Nymph and Her Fawn by mumpo The Nymph and Her Fawn by mumpo
For it was full of sport, and light
Of foot and heart, and did invite
Me to its game
: it seemed to bless
Itself in me ; how could I less
Than love it ? O, I cannot be
Unkind to a beast that loveth me.

– "The Nymph Complaining for the Death of her Fawn," Andrew Marvell.

Creative project for my English seminar on Early Modern Environments – we were just supposed to do something with a work or theme in the course. So naturally, I chose to draw from the cutest poem we talked about. I've never done anthropomorphism before, so this was an intriguing experiment; the fawn is literally an animal in the poem, but I can't draw animals so here he is HAHA. It's supposed to be a very pure and loyal creature, so I gave him light skin and silver hair (suggesting swiftness for me) :) The poem is framed by the death of the fawn, but I chose a happier scene from earlier in their lives, when they could enjoy the roses and lilies in the garden together.

Kurara-Shikaze Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omggg!!! Look at the magic of this!!
It's so sparkly~
The nymph's design is super stylish, it'd be a nice choice for an out-of-the-ordinary wedding haha I can see it already.

They make such a cute couple ;///;
The fawn is also very handsome _ (weak for silver haired boys....swiftness!) I'd have loved to see your animal try though.
As always your lining is clean and beautiful *super envious*

The background is dreamy. Makes the characters stand out more.

Very lovely, and I'm happy to see you drawing...choosing the happier part of the poem! Good move!

Take careee! :iconlove:
mumpo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh sorry for the delayed reply (finals were a doozy) but thank you so much, Kuri! I'm really glad you like it, especially the background; I had to play with the colors and textures for a while to make sure it wouldn't drown out the couple xD and yes, hopefully I can draw more during this break!!

Hope you are doing well too, bb! :iconlove:
Kurara-Shikaze Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww don't worry~ finals are a pain for most >__<

Heheh well, the result is perfect.
Let's hope for more drawings hehe

:hug:2 rvmp 
Take care sweetie!
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