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Haunted Memory by nami64 Haunted Memory by nami64

—Nay if even in the house of Hades the dead forget their dead,
yet will I even there be mindful of my dear comrade.

Line from Homer’s The Iliad, added at Thomas Jefferson’s request on the grave of his wife, Martha Jefferson.

soooooooooo... an old Thomas and his ghosts/memories.

in my head, this scene happens when he is writing his biography and this specific line about Martha's death: "[In 1782] I lost the cherished companion of my life, in whose affections, unabated on both sides I had lived the last ten years in unchequered happiness."

okay... THIS IS CREEPY AS HELL I'M SORRY! but it was so much fun to do


note: as i received messages because of my previous drawing with these twi saying: "but... Martha is dead. what are you gonna draw with these two now?!", let me just say that i don't draw chronologically (she can be dead AND live again after) so i will keep drawing them :)
lineart: [link]
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SziSziKecCs Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It breaks my heart, and I want to cry. And I love it.
Thank you. T h a n k  y o u ! You are amazing!
gatesway Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your drawings are really moving. I like them !
oOWildCherryOo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes me crying - but your art is so beautiful.
CeilingFen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and according to the artist's description, doing what you want is ok :3 I still like saying NejixTenTen is a thing even though Neji's dead as dead can get, very well done on the pic as always. I love your art :3
Mendedpixie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. *sobs*
americanpanda114 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
ooooooooohhhhhhhhhh I didn't realize this was Thomas Jefferson and Martha.
ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To know someone so well to share this type of bond is something so is so touching to see how much he cared for her. This is gorgeous and haunting but with such a warm feeling as well. Thank you for telling me about her gravestone, I love learning tidbits about these people that are not often well known.

And I agree, art is a funny thing-you can continue to draw a character regardless of the status of their soul. I mean, I am a little surprised you even got that question because people in the fan art community continue to draw characters that have died and everyone seems to understand. I am so thrilled you will continue to draw them, please don't stop :)
xdolce Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Your drawings tug at my heart like nothing else. You're so talented.
Mabitsa Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
God! I started to cry...
Namikaze96 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
omg I saw your fanart, searched them. Got sad when I found out Martha died young and now I'm crying at this </3 Beautiful art though~ :heart:
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