Illustration inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

“It was the lark, the herald of the morn,
No nightingale.”

The background image is a picture of a street in Rome near the Colosseum rather than Verona… Sorry!




Fairytale princess pack 2 by faestock


grunge textures 01 by buzillo-stock

Bokeh Texture Pack 004 by regularjane

Backblech 02 by sundel

All other images and textures my own.



altered art, grunge, juliet, love, magpiemagic, photo manipulation, romantic, shakespeare, sybille sterk, texture

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Melodyone
    Melodyonealmost 4 years ago

    Dreamy romance…this is beautiful.

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryalmost 4 years ago

    A wonderful concept and gorgeously pulled together. A beautiful work for a beautiful soul. xo, Rusty

  • Thank you so much Rusty! What a lovely thing to say. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 4 years ago

    Very beautiful work :o)

  • Thank you so much Kira. :-) xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresseralmost 4 years ago

    Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon
    Who is already sick and pale with grief
    That thou her maid art far more fair than she…

    Exquisite work.


  • :-) Thank you so much Dave. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Simon Groves
    Simon Grovesalmost 4 years ago

    Nice use of textures…beautiful like a painting!

  • Thank you so much. :-) I wanted it to have the feeling of an old painting. Glad it worked. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Scott.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • andy551
    andy551almost 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful and creative.

  • Thank you so much Andy. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 4 years ago

    oh. what a sweet romance here!! perfect title too !!!!!!

  • Thank you so much Isa. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Ms.Serena Boedewig
    Ms.Serena Boed...almost 4 years ago

    Oh! I absolutely Love it Magpie!

  • Thank you so much Serena. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Morten Kristoffersen
    Morten Kristof...almost 4 years ago

    This is just wonderful. Excellent work!!

  • Thank you so much Morten. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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