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...before they knew it.
we were all dead.

ballpoint + markers + maybe a little bit of blood.
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Madame-Enfer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
I love this. Sort of has a cool comic book effect. Any story behind it?
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   General Artist
thank you! i am working on a graphic novel for future release, so that's actually quite awesome to hear.

not much story besides being inspired by a multiple exposure photograph. it sparked this idea about the refracted emotions and attitudes that reside within a person. i remember being in a sort of deep introspective moment in my life, so i wanted to imbue a sort of lonely, surreal feeling to the illustration. then i just let my hand take over from there :]

thank you for asking!
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Madame-Enfer Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
That's really interesting. Thanks for replying :)
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   General Artist
absolutely, likewise, thank you for the interest.
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TopHatless Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Woah, this is intense! I freaking love it!
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   General Artist
thank you!
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TopHatless Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Dragonbaze Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Nice! Lovely lineart and black/white/red balance.
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   General Artist
thanks! i really tried to keep the balance with the red, while having the hair fade and blend into the black.
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DominaMoon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011   General Artist
wow, that's insanely cool
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   General Artist
thank you.
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Milky0303 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   General Artist
:wave:

I featured this awesome piece here [link]
I hope you don't mind!

:horns:
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   General Artist
i don't mind at all! thank you so much for featuring me, and for letting me know. sorry for getting back to you so late, as well.
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Milky0303 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   General Artist
no problem :)
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tsutar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty slick
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011   General Artist
thanks, it's one of my personal favorites. i feel it pushed me to a new level.
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Milky0303 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010   General Artist
wow beautiful.

it's perfect :+fav:
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010   General Artist
you're too kind.
thank you very much!
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Milky0303 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010   General Artist
:) anytime :)
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PsYcHoGrEenMoNsTeR Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   General Artist
thank you. very much.
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ChristianKaw Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome. That's all I can really say.
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010   General Artist
thanks man! that's all i can ask for. glad you enjoyed it.
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ChristianKaw Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to ask, but how'd you get the inspiration to do this piece?
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   General Artist
i believe it was from a photograph i glimpsed. it had 3 shapes, like a sort of refraction of light and shadows. it sparked this idea in me of different facets of the same person or being, incorporated with the grander aspect of the extremes see/hear/speak no evil. 3 different qualities or entities on completely different ends of the spectrum that combine to form the greater "one," which i believe are in every person.

...or, you know, something like that.
thanks again!
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ChristianKaw Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob. Talking about art is a pretty abstract affair, hard to quantify and all that. Nevertheless, I like hearing what inspires artists... Thanks for sharing :)
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   General Artist
it definitely is, especially seeing as everybody sees things slightly (or greatly) differently. i like hearing about the inspiration process as well.

i'm sure there was more to it than i can put into words, but thank you for asking!

you have a pretty awesome understanding of color and it's relations to one another. what year are you in?
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ChristianKaw Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am... a white collar stiff for my family business. I realy wish I can say I have a good understanding about certain concepts and theories about art, but it's really just (mindless) trial and error, and a healthy use of color wheel tools on the net! Try fiddling with the Curves and Level tools in Photoshop - some color palettes I use are happy accidents.
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   General Artist
you're preaching to the choir.
happy accidents have been known to save lives!

trial and error + healthy doses of practice. eventually it becomes like second nature.
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IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Fierce.
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   General Artist
they eat everybody up alive.
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fevertrick Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
ooh, this is excellent-- i love how clean your lineart is! and just the red showing up is gorgeous...
i love your style!
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010   General Artist
ah, thanks so much! sorry for getting back so late, i've been out of touch.

i was really happy with this piece. and for finally finishing it!
thanks again :]

sorry to hear about your art troubles, it was sad to see your gallery there no more. but you'll be back in top form, just keep crunching. it's hard to break out of a mold, especially one you're subconsciously used to, but just set your mind on it and draw, draw, draw. it's almost like breaking out of an art block.

i've been there myself, and sometimes i still find myself feeling like it's always the same thing. pick something extreme for you, something completely out of your "safe zone", and try your hand at it. and drink tall glasses of life drawing and inspiration, it does the body good, strengthens your bones and all that! godspeed on your journey! :thumbsup:
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bhbettie Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
great!
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner May 26, 2010   General Artist
thank you!
i'm hoping to eventually become a tattoo artist soon. i want to look for an apprenticeship but currently, i would not have the time.
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bhbettie Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
i hope best luck for you!!
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner May 28, 2010   General Artist
thank you.
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novaheaven Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Looks greats, love the contrast with the flats man.
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   General Artist
thanks dude! i wanted them to blend in with the background, but with enough showing for the eye to "virtually" create their outline, somewhat. high contrast ftw.
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novaheaven Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Well achieved, keep on truckin :)
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   General Artist
yesssss!
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Durathror Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
So emotional~ Loving the boldness :la:
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   General Artist
thank you! i was in a pretty heavy state of mind.
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Durathror Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Looks like it XD
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Setzuo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol nice work!
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   General Artist
lolz thanks
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AlizeyKhan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
really sick
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   General Artist
thanks!
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DAVIDRONIN Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
2 words.. FUCKING SWEET!
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010   General Artist
thanks man! can't beat those! :thumbsup:
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