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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...).

Close-ups can be seen here:

Alternate version (with jewelry) can be seen here:
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ElenaMarLeng Featured By Owner 1 day ago
what a weird urban legend...those creepy pastas hahaha

this is a beautiful work of art :)
AlexisStalright205 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Has anyone aside from me ever tried the legend? I tried it yesterday and was totally creeped out, even though I knew that it was made for something else.
hachi--p Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
She is beautiful...Oh my those blue eyes are just stunning.Great work!~~
Firestar10162 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
I like the painting it looks so real Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Huggy heart) [V6] 
wipache Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Melanchilic Princess!!!!
I really love your painting

straight-butch29 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't this the picture a Japanese girl drew before she committed suicide? 
ProfessorTesla Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
No, that's just an idiotic urban legend.
straight-butch29 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Youtube already verified that for me though. 
RobotMaster3 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Someone made an animated gif of this with her face becoming a demon-like creepy grin.  But this is absolutely stunning.
Seviie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Just like some one took "Kelbris" (Deviation intitled "The elephant man" and made it an Urban legend.
Looks better up close, though.
Mayoko93 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Wow, she is awesome. I hate it when people steal others works and try to take credit.
xMMD Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
beautiful *___* 
ButterflyReflection Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist…

someone was crafty with this one. lol. 
susan1606 Featured By Owner 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=
iamjarenz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
this is great! awesome! very beautiful! these words are not enough to express what I feel!
Metuenda Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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 Featured By Owner 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.
khaclam Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Do you have a full body picture of her?
AngelofLight22 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student General Artist
she reminds me of a final fantasy character...and thats a good thing :)
MiyakoAizawa Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love your artwork !
peblezQ Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General 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 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol People nowadays.
PermaLurker Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
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. ^_^
janettele Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
scareist picture ever my butt but still nice pic <3 [link]
RosieSpencer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Writer
Oh. My. God. I can't believe I finally found this. I found copies of this for years and never found the original source.

Lunatique, you are a genius. :D :heart:
lonewolf3232 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
it's pretty
dotdi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
creepy pasta
lunathegreyfox Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Is soooo cute :D i cant believe this was turned into a creepypasta :P
Roddy1990 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I'm in love with this image 0.0
luvart7682 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
they say that because a portrait of a girl that comitted suicide after she drew that. They're weird
hm, its nto scary but it inflicts a sort of mournful feeling, like at any second she's going to frown at you. but she's very beautiful
metalman7 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013's not that scary. a little emotionless, but that's ok.
Eriksoln Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Ummm, wow. I use this picture as the portrait of a Dungeons and Dragons character I play, a cleric. I love it. I will be purchasing a copy of it in the near future so you are reimbursed for your work. This is really superior work.
MaxNatalJae Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Really??? I'm glad to know that... hahah... was about to get scared hahahahaha >.<" ohhmyyyy

Anyway... this is an awesome work!!! LOVE it <3 <3 <3 <3 :D
ChemicalFrost Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful O.O
I knew that stupid "scariest picture on the internet" thing was fake...
Sora-Blackheart Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Itīs so beautiful!!!
But yeah, itīs strange that people on the interwebs say that this has a death curse on it or stuff like that... thatīs very silly btw XD
anyways iīm glad i finally found the person who did this painting and i must say itīs an amazing job!!! I love it!!
well, look at the bright side! At least your painting got a lot of fame after that creepy story someone just made up xD
she is just too beautiful, I dont see how or why people think she's scary!!
AngelofLight22 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
People believe in things on the Internet that isn't real
so's a shame but hey, i guess that's the internet for ya
AngelofLight22 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
chaoskitten7 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Thatīs a really beautiful painting, I admit I came to know it because of these strange rumors ^^
Anyway, I guess your pic, besides being very good, entertained lots of people even though youīre very much alive ^^

greets kitten
warahi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
well sorry that that happened to your pic o.o
imadoit Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Oh, I knew it wasnt real! Its wonderful though. You have a modern day Mona Lisa on your hands!
AniMayGurl4life Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
She is pretty! :D
Epic-ErikaPhobia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I remember this painting...
People in my school used to say the person who painted it had died the day after...
I'm glad you're not dead..

So now I can say you did a nice job! :love:
That's aweosme.. why youtube users said is scary? ._.
daremaker Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
It's because her face is too symmetrical. Normal faces are not the same on both sides.
Suigitouhime1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
i saw this on youtube bcuz of that bloody horror story but........i still feel as though she's smirking and looking into my soul XDD
knighthead Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I always loved how that story this image was passed around in said the image was "scanned in."
Ruminesca Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol when I discovered this painting it was on a horror-story site (yeah i have a creepy way of spending my time) so at first i was a bit afraid of it but after realising it was here on DA i felt so embarassed cause i got fooled (damnwit!!) D;
Now i cant help but laugh at my silliness xDDD

but honestly this is a very beautiful painting~~ the girl is gorgeous <3
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