A depiction of a very common occurence… An explanation can be found here in my poem The Ballad of the Ice Queen



Model 1
Stock male 01 by TheArtistDarklady

Model 2
White II by fetishfaerie-stock

Dead Trees by TexelGirl-Stock

Backgrounds and Textures
Snow Stock 01 by mother-of-all-stock
Winter background 3 by Eilicestock
Background stock winter by Eilicestock
texture015 by buzillo-stock
Square 152 by Shadowhouse
Entropy 5 by Shadowhouse

Brushes and other application resources
40 Color Filters by silentstarelly
Angel Wings by bazzabent-stock
Grunge Edges by ro-stock

All other images/textures/stock/brushes my own.



ice queen, angel, emotional, photo manipulation, altered art, grunge, textures, magpiemagic, sybille sterk, despair

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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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    WOW! Love the icy look – this is fabulous!!

  • Thank you so much Rose. The image of the female model was just perfect for the ‘icy look’. I used the same image here

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 3 years ago

    What a strong, powerful and wonderful image this is. It has to be seen alongside the ballad. You have so wonderfully portrayed such a common theme amongst two people, and have done so brilliantly. I love this.

  • Thank you so much Anna. :-) I am so glad I could make use of the beautiful model again as well… ;-) xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Declan Carr
    Declan Carrover 3 years ago

    As rodeorose said Fabulous!!

  • Thank you so much Declan. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Elma Claassen
    Elma Claassenover 3 years ago

    WoW! What an image! Indeed fabulous!

  • Thank you so much Elma. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 3 years ago

    Extraordinary!! :)

  • Many, many thanks Keith. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Poisonlolly
    Poisonlollyover 3 years ago

    Exquisite work! love it!

  • Thank you so much. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 3 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • Many, many thanks. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 3 years ago

    This really is exceptional work – fantastic.

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Rikki Woods
    Rikki Woodsover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great work

  • Many, many thanks Sylvia. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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