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Size approx. 40 x 60 cms. All done in a range of Derwent Graphic pencils.
It's taken me almost 10 months to complete this.

The drawing depicts Persephone descending into Hades. On the stairs is the kneeling figure of her mother, Demeter (added because I was having hellish problems drawing the stairs). The whole drawing arose out of me wanting to challenge myself to draw violins and descending women.
One of the pots is based upon a pomegranate.


All the figures (apart from one) were based upon images supplied by :iconalicelefaystock:
The remaining figure is mainly invented, but the face and raised hand came from a photo by :iconangellesfleshstock:
Thank you to both of these wonderful ladies for supplying such wonderful stock :heart:
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:iconeuselia:
Euselia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
:wow: I´m speechless... Amazing work! :clap:
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:icondeanjohnsonartstudio:
DeanJohnsonArtStudio Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Outstanding!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconvolker03:
volker03 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This work is real great. Absolutely breathtaking. A must love image. :love: Simply brilliant!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconvolker03:
volker03 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome :hug: 
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:iconzootweek:
zootweek Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Spectacular! I truly admire the effort you put into this image. Devil for details:)
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks great without colors!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconshelfcloud:
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing comp!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconshelfcloud:
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yw :)
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:iconandreea79:
andreea79 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beauty all over the place..Incredible work! <3
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :love:
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EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can almost hear them play!! Visual rythem the impressive  details and the composition make this  piece Simply Astonishing :iconsparklesplz:Heart:iconsparklesplz:
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.  I'm pleased you like it, it's one of my favourite pieces :heart:
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EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart:icongewalgon-divider1::icongewalgon-divider2::icongewalgon-divider3::icongewalgon-divider4::icongewalgon-divider5:
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:iconpevansy:
Pevansy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconsenzzo-art:
SenZzo-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can draw this and have a problem with the stairs? That's hilarious :-)
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh I did, I had to rub them out several times :D
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:iconamam2217:
amam2217 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Oh my God that's amazing!!! So much detail! What a masterpiece!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconbojan1558:
Bojan1558 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconalf-alpha:
Alf-Alpha Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful work!!It may be my viewing mistake but..........is the 1st girl in the right side row pickin' her nose with that violin stick!!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh dear, that could be painful! Thanks for the comment :)
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:iconpsyche5:
Psyche5 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
oh my gosh! You're incredible! :O
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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:iconklarem:
KlarEm Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Truly amazing and wonderful!!! :clap: I like it a lot!!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconklarem:
KlarEm Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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JulissaMartinez1 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crud! You're amazing!!!!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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JulissaMartinez1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's no problem at all ^.^
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:iconjosergonzalezf:
josergonzalezf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
WOW!!! Wonderful
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconyaxsbarquerov:
YaxsBarqueroV Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:O holly! and I thought I was obsessive at illuminating... nice size also, amazing job
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :love:
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always-aub Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist
My GOSH, I can't even imagine how much work you put into this!!! It is gorgeous and stirring and terrifying, all at once.
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. Yes indeed, this took rather a long time to complete :faint:
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always-aub Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Gosh yeah, I would think so!!
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:iconsumaya-subhi:
Sumaya-Subhi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazinggggggg!
It's really hard to do such a pic
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconkrami1992:
krami1992 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful *__*
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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nunheh Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I have a feeling you're too good, but I'd have to see the other submissions. You might be making them look bad, sort of like an olympic sprinter against 13 year olds in Junior High, then all the kids wuit the team because they feel foolish. There are a few really good pencil craftspersons about, but that's it. A few. They should compete. By good I mean good at the craft. Maybe the judges have another agenda.
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