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A self portrait

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Moonhart44, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. Moonhart44

    Moonhart44 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Idk if I can post this. i clicked the link of the policy thread. i dont consider this explicit but that term is subjective.if not then i imagine a moderator will take it down. I drew this during a peak time during my depression. I use markers. I feel that the bareness of the legs represent vulnerability or exposure, the shape represents confusion (question mark in the woman) and also the cycle of depression (the entire image is infinity shaped). I wanted to make it look like she was watering herself with her own tears. I wanted her to represent beauty and pain and disgust and confusion.
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  2. Ursus Chainus

    Ursus Chainus Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Wow! That is amazing :) Even as a guy, I can relate.
     
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  3. Moonhart44

    Moonhart44 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    thank you i was defintey goin through it durin this period :0
     
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    Rocco Wandering Trainwreck V.I.P Member

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    It’s a very powerful image with great contrast and Shading with interesting detail. Well done. Was the question mark shape an intentional representation for something like introspective questioning, or just a natural design feature? I like it either way; great job and nice work.
     
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    Oh its good, reminds me of frida kahlo a little, she of the tortured spine.
     
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    I would call it erotically intriguing.
     
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  7. Moonhart44

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    i was intentional in terms of form but not necessarily a question mark. there was a lot of deliberateness behind the shapes but they just happened to be recognizable in that form. i feel like maybe it was something subconcious because it fits with the theme still
     
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    oh yeh nice comparison. i like her work and how she juxtaposes the darkenss of pain with the brightness of paint
     
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    my goal is to play with pleasant imagery against horrorifying imagery to evoke (hopefully) a feeling of curiosity, slight disgust, but more awe.
     
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    I love it - marvellous piece of emotional expression.
     
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    Sorry, no disgust.
    But then, I'm not the run of the mill German Shepherd. :cool:
     
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    Very powerful and emotive, thanks for sharing.
     
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  13. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Confused and disturbed by the imagery, but thats my conceptual issue. Just want to connect her back and make her whole again in my aspy brain.
     
  14. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit "..experience moments of happiness."

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    Thats beautiful, it makes me really uncomfortable, i like it
     
  15. Monachopia

    Monachopia ...spiral out... keep going.

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    You are very talented. I love your use of colour and symbolism in this. I like the twisting and writhing nature of it all. You have a very bold and graphic style, it's a very interesting contrast to the vulnerable message in the drawing itself.
    Do you have an Instagram or anything?