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Collapse this darkness:
fingers comb forth discordant light
into the maw that swallows dreams
Hidden beneath the muted gloom:
a face not of this world
_

So, a few months ago I burned out. I completely lost my motivation to do anything. I started this before I left for vacation to try and kick my own ass back into gear, but I couldn’t finish it before I left because I was so listless. But now that I've returned, I feel much better. :) I have my energy back—and my inspiration.

Anyway, this didn’t take much time to paint… it was more experimental than anything, a different approach to a character portrait. I hope you enjoy; it's been so long since I've had new work to show. <3

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:iconjplaw:
JPlaw Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I love your work, so much beauty and pain. They are all wonderful and I have admired it for quite some time, this one though, if I was forced to choose a favourite, would be it
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Pencil-Stencil Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. i remember downloading this painting from some random place on the internet YEARS ago before i even knew about deviantArt. not a very good thing for an artist to have their work republished all over, but let me get to my point - i had no idea who was the author, where it came from or anything. i just liked it so much that i repainted it on my wall years back haha :D

amazing :heart: for me this is one of the most memorable artworks i ever came across. and today i found it here, i am so glad to finally know whose work it is :heart:
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MelikeBirsenAtes Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Featured here: Beautifully Monstrous
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:iconjoanielynn:
joanielynn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist
You have such a gift - this is really beautiful!
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:iconlevanatempest:
LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Your wonderful has been featured here [link] :heart:
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconlevanatempest:
LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Your most welcome and thanks aswell:D
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:iconzeefirr:
zeefirr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
beauty
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:iconchissweetart:
ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured in my journal hope thats alright
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconchissweetart:
ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Dear Lauren K Cannon
This is Transcendence of beauty...!!!:heart:
Your Artwork is featured in
...:iconart-portraits:...and...:iconaction-portraits:
you are welcome dear ...!!!
regards
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Pleasure is shared...
Have a nice day ...!!!:heart:
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:iconchissweetart:
ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing
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:iconlevanatempest:
LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Hi:wave:

It would be our honor to feature your beautyful work in:iconhigh-vision: :heart:

Regards,

Claudia
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:iconfurorart:
FurorArt Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Digital Artist
stunning!
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:iconjessehenley:
jessehenley Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Such an amazingly beautiful manifestation of feeling brought forth in this piece. I absolutely love the dark life like shroud as it appears to create a gown to protect, but purposely leaves vulnerable its victim. As she feels not overwhelmed, but somehow safe in its dark mysterious spirit like form. Impressively done!
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:iconapein:
Apein Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
marvelous work ;) great atmosphere
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:icondreadful-star:
dreadful-star Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
IT
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:iconmitchellnelson:
mitchellnelson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
O forgot to say i always love this piece!
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:iconmitchellnelson:
mitchellnelson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
O I didn't know that you created this piece! I saw this waaaaaaaay back in one of the IFX mags :)
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:iconesrial:
Esrial Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
This piece is positively gorgeous! The whole flow and movement of it is fabulous, and the lighting - while dramatic - really seems very soft. That being said, I think there could've been more definition around her breast because it just kinda fades, however, the piece overall is just stunning.

Great work and consider it fav'd :D!
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adracksmoq Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
:+fav:
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:iconscarletsantiago:
ScarletSantiago Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect.
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:iconcreatrixphilosopher:
CreatrixPhilosopher Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
You have something rare that you capture in your work...
Do not stop...
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:icondosedcookie:
DosedCookie Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
very beutiful!
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:iconazure-corruption:
azure-corruption Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is perfect.
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:iconjamie78:
jamie78 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Very Beautiful work(*
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:iconcodyblainjones:
CodyBlainJones Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
I like the way you handled the cloth, especially how it has an ethereal quality.
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:iconbenchi:
benchi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
so nice
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:iconevavester:
EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Very beautiful!
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:iconins7:
INS7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
death ...

good work!
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:iconravenclawxwhitewolf:
ravenclawxwhitewolf Featured By Owner May 5, 2008   Writer
:drool: I drool at the awesomeness! So seductive.
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:iconcusido:
Cusido Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow your art is rly rly dark!

xD
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:iconilincamilosan:
IlincaMilosan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colors and the way you made her hands :D Very realistic. ^^
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:iconmyselfdead:
myselfdead Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Wicked cool :D

:peace:
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:iconagaricus:
Agaricus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Nice pose
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:icondelaronde:
delaronde Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Niceeeeeeeeeeeeee! :D Like the ambiance in there for sure :)
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:iconiceyarticuno:
IceyArticuno Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
So incredibly creepy~ But I especially adore the hands with the nails - such an elegant touch! The darkness is looking fairly suave today. ;)
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:iconpatulito:
patulito Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
Wow..!
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:iconnekaluna:
nekaluna Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
amazing work
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:iconsharraunna:
Sharraunna Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
It gives me a sense of cold wind and the supernatural. To me, that is the point of art: to make me feel something I wouldn't otherwise.
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:iconpablobellas:
Pablobellas Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
i like lights for this one
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:iconmad-uninc:
MAD-Uninc Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Beautiful work...Atrum Decor.
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:iconmaevakk:
MaevaKK Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
Love your choice of colours, the way you've painted the background...
What did you use to paint? :boing:
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It's painted in Photoshop 7.0 :)
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:iconvorkan:
VorKan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
Nice.
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:icondeathskinmask:
deathskinmask Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
i love it! :clap:
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:iconpikomi:
Pikomi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Professional Filmographer
what a geat picture.
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