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June 13, 2008
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Melancholic Princess by Lunatique-SF Melancholic Princess by Lunatique-SF
This is a character portrait of Princess Ruu, from a sci-fi/fantasy screenplay I wrote titled "Tellurian Sky." For some odd reason, people on the internet started circulating my painting as some kind of urban myth involving some death curse. I have no idea how it started but I suspect it originated from somewhere in China (because the first people to contact me about seeing my painting used that way were people in China), and then made its way to other Asian countries, then eventually to the western countries. Now it's on youtube and a bunch of other places. Strange world we live in (with a lot of very bored people apparently...).

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Alternate version (with jewelry) can be seen here:
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susan1606 Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i remember this from something....a... a creepypasta or some sort of urban legend but i cnat remember it D=
this is great! awesome! very beautiful! these words are not enough to express what I feel!
So this is the original! i kept seeing this picture under the whole "creepy" legends people made up and it annoyed me that it was blurred and that it looked like it was originally made..well not blurry and its just annoying when people steal and edit art, lie about it, and give no credit, im sorry people did that, also I really like the picture. looks better not blurred X"D
GabittaMorgan Feb 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
the finally found you! I've been looking a while the author of one of the oldest creepypasta's paintings. It's incredible how someone could have taken a picture and have put up a legend and no one bothered to find the original author, ugh. By the way, great job, you're a great artist, your paintings are beautiful.
Do you have a full body picture of her?
AngelofLight22 Dec 17, 2013  Student Photographer
she reminds me of a final fantasy character...and thats a good thing :)
MiyakoAizawa Aug 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love your artwork !
peblezQ Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
People believed the photo moved because they stared at it so long it eventually looks like the girl is breathing. I knew it was fake, and I'm glad I found the original.
DoduDindon Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol People nowadays.
I suppose some people might find this picture to be a little too perfect so that it dips into the Uncanny Valley. I just see a very nice picture of a young girl. Your work is awesome, keep it up. ^_^
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