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The Goblin's Locket by OchreJelly The Goblin's Locket by OchreJelly
I'm not a writer, so this sucks. But it's just the idea for this picture, so I figure it's better than nothing.

Long ago, lived a powerful, yet kind and good sorceress. She summoned from the depths of her magic many goblin servants to attend to the duties of the tower where she dwelled. All of these summoned servants were well cared for by their mistress, and in return cared for her and did their duties with pride and joy. One goblin in particular was especially fond of the sorceress. He would spend every spare moment he could in her presence, eager to find something extra he could do for the woman, enthralled with her mysteries and powers. He dared not speak of his feelings to her though, for he was merely a goblin, lowest of the low, and she, a graceful, beautiful human. His heart did not stop hoping deep inside though, and for years he held this close to him, and drove him to be the finest of all her servants.

One day he was attending to his usual duties when a visitor came to the tower, a warrior of great strength. The goblin had never seen this man before. He secretly watched this man with wonder....strong and imposing in presence he was. The goblin servant followed the man until they arrived at the tower's central hall, where the goblins mistress was. He saw the two rush to meet eachother. Like sinking dagger of horror in his heart, he saw the embrace of the two, he saw the kiss, he saw the locket that the man had as a gift to his beloved. The goblin's heart was crushed, while the lady set the locket down on a desk....his hopes gone, while the man and his lady left the room....his life ruined, while he sat there alone.

The goblin picked up the locket from the desk in a stupor of sadness and numb pain. Inside was a picture of the his mistress, beautifully, carefully rendered. He had been a fool to think such thoughts as he had, to hope such hopes. The goblin fled the tower in desperation, in despair, in utter sorrow. He spent his remaining days wandering aimlessly among the forests, among the trees, forever solitary except for the locket that he kept with him.


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So, yeah, sorry for inflicting that awful story on you all, and my poor writing too. That aside, this is the 2nd in the series of more emotion-driven pictures. I think I should do some happy ones next before I get too sad myself; these things are draining to do. Please forgive the clouds, I know I always do them that way, but it just fit this time around. I hope.

I need sleep. >_>
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Given 2005-08-08
The Goblin's Locket by =OchreJelly is not only an enchanting fantasy artwork that is full of love and yet so sad, it also comes with its own little story that does this wonderful painting more justice than I ever could with my own words.

The goblin picked up the locket from the desk in a stupor of sadness and numb pain. Inside was a picture of the his mistress, beautifully, carefully rendered. He had been a fool to think such thoughts as he had, to hope such hopes. The goblin fled the tower in desperation, in despair, in utter sorrow. He spent his remaining days wandering aimlessly among the forests, among the trees, forever solitary except for the locket that he kept with him.

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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Great artwork. :)
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Sharp3vil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Hi! I love the art. I hope you don't mind, but I plan on using this in a set of digital cards. They won't be sold, and you will be credited on the card. If you have an objection to this personal use, let me know, and I'll change the picture to something else. Thanks!
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Digital Artist
As long as it's not commercial and there's credit, as you said, that's alright.
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Magnificent!
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Yoshi7Link Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
u have an amazing gift
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ShyElfy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
AWWW!!! >.< poor goblin...no faerie breed deserves to be this sad..* pets goblin*
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Geyc Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
O_O. Ok, say you van't draw or write again, and I'll hit you. (or, well, I'll try. My arms aren't quite that long)
I don't draw myself, but the atmosphere you captured inthe picture is wonderfully well-done, you can feel his loss long before you know what it is he has lost. Combined with your story, it is nothing short of heart-breaking. Very well-done, I'll go browse the rest of your gallery, and add other comments repeating what has already been said by others ^_^
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Tylerdx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
Wanna borrow my arm?
And yea this picture is very good!
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Hilmir Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007   Writer
Awesome pic! I especially love all the mushrooms growing around. Not sure why, really. Great story, too. It just adds so much more to the picture. Poor goblin :sniff:
I always find it interesting when things go against a stereotype, like goblins being heartless.
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rain-gloomfire Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
that's so sad! I really like it because most people think of Goblins as being stupid fodder!
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dridgett Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
oh man thats awesome, i really like that. and your story is really fitting, i actually started thinking of the same kind of story when i first saw it. But its sad cos if that really happened then the sorceress would probably be really angry cos she would think that he just nicked it to sell or something. Imagine how much sadder he would be if he knew thats what she was thinking
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Darkh3art87 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Student General Artist
i love this picture...
the story makes it more...
beautiful..than it already is..
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blackmoongizoku Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
Poor goblin. I know how that sort of thing feels.
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DanCarrasco Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
this story made me sad but its a good story though
nice picture too
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Luminora Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006   Writer
Aaaw! Damn that's touching.
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nobodysweasel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
No, no...you ARE a writer. I enjoyed that story very much--it's truly wonderful! And your painting certainly brings that through. A fave, indeed! ;)
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Dark-Angel-165 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006
Awww poor goblin... he is so sad :crying:

Awsome job! You really seemed to have caputured the mood of the poor little goblin.
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honeymilkcat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2006
just awesome!!
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driscoll Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005
this is probably one of the most enchanting fantasy tales I've seen associated with an image... and a very strong and touching pic
amazingly very well done... =)
congrats
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005   Digital Artist
This was one of the few times I had the story in mind before I started the image. Something I should do a bit more often, really. Anyway, thank you very much.
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driscoll Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
Sure you do. You did an amazing job at this... maybe it's one of your newfound talents? =)
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
very sad. Very nice story though, it makes you feel the sadness of the goblin in his hopeless world. I love the drawing though, such creativity and colors.
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005   Digital Artist
Thank you. It was definitely something new to try for me...both the subject and the fact that I actually wrote a story about it all. XD
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
well the story was great even though u dont consider yourself a write;) it sounded like a good writer to me.
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waldemar-pfordte Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005   Photographer
superb lightning, grey atmosphere, adds greatly to the sadness the poor creature must be feeling. a great piece. =)


Congrats on the DD... =D
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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waldemar-pfordte Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005   Photographer
you're welcome! =)
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Mizamour Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
Just wanted to say, this is one of the most awesome deviations I've ever seen on here....wow, the story is so sad :( but compelling, and the art is, to say the least, AMAZING! I love goblins, Frankenstein Monster, etc, so this was much enjoyed by me :) Thanks so much for putting this up!
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005   Digital Artist
Nah, thank you for the comments. It makes my day to hear stuff like this about my artwork, that's for sure. Thanks again. :D
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SilveryNightsky Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
I love this piece. Especially the way you added the story in. It provides so much more depth to the picture than it would have had by itself. Poor goblin... he does look heartbroken in the painting. Good work!

I encourage emotion-driven pieces though; that's what a big part of art is about, I believe. I see them as outlets, a link between the world and your innermost heart/feelings. By expressing those feelings, negative or not, you've at least gotten some of it out of your system.

I don't know you, but I hope that whatever's going wrong in your life will fix itself soon. Have faith = )
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005   Digital Artist
Thank you. I agree with you about the "outlet" thing...chances are some of what one might be feeling at the moment comes out in their artwork that probably never would come out otherwise. Strange how that works. Anyway, thanks again for the comment. :)
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foxce28 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
i effing love goblins!
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Maddragon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
i think i'm guna cry now!
thats so sad and you can see it in the picture. its just perfect... poor little goblin.
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005   Digital Artist
I'm glad that you think it's emotional, that's what I was hoping to capture. Thanks. :)
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Cassandra28 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
So sad! :sniff:
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now will you believe me when I say your art is great...? *grin*
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005   Digital Artist
Hmm, probably not, just because I don't think I'm allowed to like my own art beyond a certain point. :giggle: But, before you hit me with that chair you've got there...let me just say thanks. XD *runs*
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
*picks up chair, chases OchreJelly ....*
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005   Digital Artist
*OchreJelly finds he can't run fast...because he's an orangey blob!* o_o;
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005
Athena laughs maliciously :mwahaha: and raises the chair high above her curly Greek head.......
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n1nj4zero Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
Nonsense. The writing was excellent, and the image is well done. They go hand in hand very well.

Good work.
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005   Digital Artist
Heh, well, even if the writing is okay, it took me a very long time to write it up, so there's no chance of me being a writer ever, I think. But, I figured it was better than leaving the image without the story. Anyway, thanks. :D
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tolos Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
it's a great work, it feels real in it's own way
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PainsArt Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
The short story wasn't bad at all and it definitely fit the picture well enough.
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005   Digital Artist
Glad to hear it, thank you. ^^
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tangdynastyelf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so beautifully sad... from this i would say that you're a great writer, so keep it up! :D
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005   Digital Artist
I just fake the good-writer thing by getting all wordy, that's all. XD I highly doubt I'll start posting poetry on DA, but thanks nonetheless. :P
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tangdynastyelf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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BakaSiona Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
How awful, I almost like the story way more than I like the actual picture. My favorite bit about the artwork is how you had the weather match his emotions, always a nice touch.
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005   Digital Artist
Thank you. The picture actually didn't come together in my eyes until I added the gloomy sky. I was actually going to draw a forest but I couldn't make it look right, so I went with the sky and it worked well, I think. Anyway, thanks again for the comments. :)
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