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LAUDE NOVELLA by mementomoryo LAUDE NOVELLA by mementomoryo
Laude novella sia cantata
A l'alto donna encoronata

Fresca vergene doncella
Priomo fior, rosa novella
Tutto'l mondo a te s'apella
Nella bonor fosti nata

Tu se' verga, tu se'fiore
Tu se' luna de splendore
Volunta avemo e core
De venir a te, ornata


Donít let go of my hand
Repair joyfully, probing, the entire globe
if this knot of mine overflows the world
I only want to connect our fortunes that simply met each other at the same time
Iíll protect the world from within my knot
Iíll create the future


I'm pretty much dead from exhaustion after working on this piece for two days straight, but I hope it's satisfactory to me even after I get some rest and look at it again.

Like the Aradia and Vriska paintings, I've combined religious imagery and Homestuck into something... weird and kind of pretentiously cool.

Also, Kanaya is a BAMF and this painting doesn't come close to portraying that side of her.


Pencil, watercolors, gold watercolor and slight Copics on hot press watercolor paper.

Kanaya Maryam copyright Andrew Hussie; Art copyright me.
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JanKulinicz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Great composition, skillfully done.
CinderHasFallen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Man I hope this one becomes a print as well, it's incredible <3333
RAINBOWneko111 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
All of your watercolor art is simply amazing, and I adore all of the symbolism and depth in your homestuck paintings! <3
Oracle250 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
lovely ^^
earthian101 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Wow! Your work is fantastic! I love the style.
StarFaerieNomad Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never thought I'd see Homestuck art based off of a song I've been listening to forever yet thought hardly anyone else had ever heard of it before.
nupuroo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
What are you talking about? It's not pretentious! It's just plain gorgeous. :3
AceOfClubs Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful!!!
Happi-chan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I really love the colors! I really love the idea of mixing religious imagery and homestuck! (:
Headphone4clock Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow. this is stunning. I Love the gold and the transparency. Great amazing job
toupele Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's okay that this isn't her as a BAMF; like all with the Aspect of Space, she is also a nurturing, maternal soul. You have portrayed her as a mother, not as a warrior. It's still a perfectly legitimate facet of her character.

And may I say that I am completely in love with this!!!! <3

There is something so... Art Nouveau about this! I have no doubt Alphonse Mucha would take a shining to it!

Your use of transparency and subtlety is particularly impressive! Personally, I have a great deal of trouble conveying that with watercolors.
Her hood might be my favorite part.<3
sapphiix Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow... This is just beautiful... :heart:
mspaintchick Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Chantial Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
sabrynaM Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful.
jazzknh Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Whoa. O.o (/instafave)
Kuchen-Pyon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous! ī-`♥
wakawakawaka111 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
eridan why the FUCK did u destroy that matriorb.... why....
DoodleMaus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Mother of Jegus... this is breathtakingly beautiful.
A-young-soul Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Beautiful artwork
chicalink Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
She look so beautiful... I kinda think that the matryorb resembles, in that way she holds her hands in it - like Kanaya is pregnant or something like that. Like the virgin herself
Moguryuu Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhhh so terezi's the only one left, then? unless you plan on doing kids or exiles or ancestors or whatever... i didn't even realize this is a series of pictures until now ha ha.

i like the whole religious and philosophical undertones in this series quite a bit! hussie himself does that with his work, but its really neat to see the undertones come to life in some pretentious, obviously artsy way. its neat!
lstjules Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful piece.
kuuro-chan Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
She looks so beautiful! Well, the whole thing does haha
Toodeadtosing Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student
OAO Oh my gosh you didn't even use photo shop! AHHGG!! GET OUT OF HER YOU'RE JUST TOO GOOD!!!
Kaoru24 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
goodness that's so pretty!
TwiggViolencexX Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This Is Soooooo Beautiful :tears:
muura Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh gosh how gorgeous <3
corman007 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Photographer
cool painting, very reminiscent of paintings/works of the Middle/Dark ages
XxkittyxxcatxX Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
it's so beautiful i really wanna make a cosplay out of this look
xXAMisTyRoAdXx Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Wow, breathtakingly beautiful.
drhicks76 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely exquisite. Love the transparency and intricacy! And always nice to see it in "traditional" art stylings, too! EXCELLENT WORK!!!
perplexingPariah Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kanaya is pretty bamf. :iconstudmuffinplz:
You did absolutely beautifully! I just love love love the greens you used. *0*
LtChakki Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg its beautiful.....
MysticAzylum Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
AAHHHHH!!!! If I could ultra-fav this, I would!
orugosa Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Wow! awezome work! <3
KtaFuentealba Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't have the words to describe how beautiful and amazing this is
UNofFangirls Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa.... this is really tremendously gorgeous. I love the gold and the Mother Mary-esque feel of the picture.
RaindropMaster Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't think it's pretentious at all! It's genuinely cool!
MissNotSoAverage Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the way this image looks like kinda ancient but totally imaginative
Topazpearl93 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG She's so pretty, and that first music link is so pretty. :heart:
Hitokiri-Shinzui Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~<3
theloveablegir Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is beautiful, it symbolizes Kanaya and who she represents perfectly. ::]
PaintByLetters314 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I...I am incoherent. The colors you used are amazing, and...and the robe/dress is amazing. I am in awe of anyone who can draw clothing well. The songs also go very well with the drawing. This is beautiful.
wickeddramachildren1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh.... oh my GOSH... this... this is absolutely GORGEOUS. Seriously, it's BEAUTIFUL.
LeandraNyx Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Each time you create one of these gorgeous pictures I get a new desktop background! :D Seriously though, it looks amazing!
clockworkViper Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student
This is so beautiful! Those colours, oh my gosh, so pretty! ^^
kartiksharma Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice!! :D
korwis Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! :)
aphaire Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh this is so good!
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