The portrait of young Belladona Darklore, inspired by the song Belladona by Nox arcana (listen to it here [link]
i'm very proud of this piece, especially because its made with the mouse (yes yes i have a VERY steady hand because of much practice+ drums).
70% painted in Sai / final touches + effects in photoshop
many thanx to
for the beautiful frameThe Legend Of Darklore Manor
The mansion was built by Edmund Darklore for his lovely young bride Delarosa. Construction of the three-story, forty-room Victorian manor began in 1889 and was completed three years later. During the course of its construction, two stone masons were crushed to death beneath a wall of bricks when a hoist rigging mysteriously snapped in two.
Over the next forty years, a series of tragedies and deaths plagued those who would call Darklore Manor home. In 1941, the last of the Darklore bloodline, Damon Darklore, his wife Elizabeth and their daughter Belladonna vanished without a trace overnight, leaving the mansion deserted.
Abandoned and left to fall into disrepair, this once elegant manor began its decline into decay. Eventually, tales of ghostly sightings began to surface around the deserted mansion. Throughout the years there have been numerous reports of strange lights and sounds coming from inside the house. A dark form known as the "Shadow Man" has been sighted at the entrance gates. Another ghost, known as the "Lady in Black," is believed to be the spirit of Belladonna Darklore, and has been sighted wandering the manor grounds and halls. It is said that her dark form appears when the clock strikes the midnight hour.
On Halloween night in 1971, Darklore Manor was the scene of a mysterious fire, and the mansion burned to the ground. The official police report lists the cause of the fire as arson, however, there are rumors of a cover-up concerning certain facts of the investigation including the discovery of skeletal remains of several bodies found deep in the foundation of the ruins. Though few traces of the mansion remain, reports of the Lady in Black continue to this day near the site of the old manor house
full legend here: [link]