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Love Slowly Kills III - oil painting by borda Love Slowly Kills III - oil painting by borda
oil on canvas 36 x 47 cm
inspired by an unknown tattoo adrianborda.com/style/etc/love… and the tantric alchemy



update: ~waterDoe just showed me the original where from all started, it seems that the tattoo I seen was a copy as well after Redmer Hoekstra's drawing www.redmerhoekstra.nl/_wp_gene…
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Your verssion is better than the original and the copy/tattoo. The concept is great! The texture of the shelf or whatever it is is great so realistic and distressed. the background is simple but has a little bit of detail, it just adds realism without too much distraction. love the way you made the waterline and the drops. pretty much pretend that I complimented every part of this. Now since you ask for critique, a couple small things that only appear to me only by carefully scrutinizing : It is not apparent whether the large canister they are in is glass or plastic. so if it ought to be plastic then nevermind, but if you mean it to be glass - the ball on the top does look like glass also does the sun and moon symbol seem more like something that would be made into glass but then again it takes away from the utilitarian look of the decanter or whatever you want to call this tank they are in, the lines on the side make it look like something out of a lab, but the lid looks like art. Its surreal so thats ok but what most makes it look like plastic to me is the thickness of the bottom and at the edges where the lid meat the container. the vase on the otherhand looks like smooth clear glass definitely. and you might have also put a few small bubbles clinging to the people or the sides below the water in the container, and made them slightly brighter because if you look at your skin under water it seems more pale and it would also give it a look as though they were preserved in formaldehyde, and pale skin often looks more delicate and vulnerable/ tender. Its really amazing I cant stop looking at this. kind of reminds me something you might see in a perfect circle/ tool video.
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Devastatingly beautiful. That's all that needs to be said on this. Everything about it is strikingly original. The composition, the lighting and tones. They're all so dusty and familiar, as if this was sitting on the shelf of one of my old professors. The entire concept is something I have not yet seen, particularly the arrow through the entwined lovers. For me it emanates many of the beautiful and sad truths of loving somebody; how they capture you irrevocably, keeping you alive and taking everything from you because you can't help but want to give it.
The use of the rose seems like a reverse of symbolism. Are they trying only to sustain the life of the love and rose for the sake of love, or perhaps their love is as poisonous as infatuation? In whichever way you take it, the heart-wrenching emotion this piece portrays leaves it as memorable as a first kiss.
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offermoord Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Featured (again) in our monthly feature :iconthe-freek-show:
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Pollyscracker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great!
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adarwen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful
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Fidel-74 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ur art is awesome! Luv the depth in subject material! Would luv to pick ur mind for a wile! Lol......Great imagination & foresite my friend! ;-)
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Gorgone Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Hi ,
your work is featured by :iconthe-freek-show:, you can find it  here fav.me/d6jpzjk
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sourisdesbois Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful!
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Niqua10023 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

I love this a lot. That is a cool way to have an tattoo in all. One day I want to do something like that. But, not now. Lol.

Nice work on the oil paint. I know that took sometime. But, any-who......Love can be right for the heart but, take time to find the complete heart that is right for you.

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roundtower Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!

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:iconoffermoord:
offermoord Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
brilliant concept & perfect execution...
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keren-or Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, nice. Great technique, you're really talented.
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ObsydianIce Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
nicely done
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ShannC Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
how many layers go into your works typically?..thinner layers or?..
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
impressive
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ofir98 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE IT!
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AliceVII Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
omg
spectacular 
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KIA-13-7 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
incredible
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Cythog Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Absolutely amazing :) You really improved the original idea in my opinion!
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BelPetr Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Very cool work!
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Vyanni-Krace-ACE Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This has to be one of my most favourite pieces of art out of all the art I've seen on DeviantArt. Absolutely stunning, and very deep.
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the-hermit-crab Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Fantastic conception, so brilliantly original
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pamaury Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Beautiful and striking.
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mirra96 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
This gives me hope for possibly finding love in my life....not really sure how but gorgeous work :)
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Elvenfank Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can ... see where you're going with this, i think.
i prefer paintings over tattoos :p this is nice
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kanumbra Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013   Writer
Oh wow, I found a drawing of that image on Tumblr and fell in love, always wanted to get it as a tatt. Awesome to see it as a tatt! Absolutely love that image :D
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Daws3 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013   General Artist
Love your rendition of it!
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
my girlfriend liked your painting...its great!
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x13spiral13x Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
That's so good! Especially as an oil painting xD I've always found paints incredibly difficult to use but this is just wonderful!
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Selmarkai Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Lovely symbolism!
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JeffreyRebowlski Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I dig the symbolism 
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mechatrain150 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
that is extremely cool!
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jazzycoolsewer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow. this is really truly marvelous!! great work
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FoxyNightmare Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
I am truly mesmerized by this. Love the symbolism and the details. A beautiful piece of work.
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RavenofLuna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Love this ;-)
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LarkspursxSong Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
This is so beautiful! Lovely job, I really wish I could draw like that :)
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Indigo-Moon-Shadow Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cool. I thought I recognized it... I saw the tatoo on a facebook page (all about tattoos) So when I saw this I thought "Heyyyyy!!" It's a cool twist you gave it. 
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ninufaa Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Very interesting themes going on here...
I very much enjoyed the way that the glass has a small tube in order to drop dew onto the rose, for some reason I find that a delicate touch :)
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army Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How gorgeous ;A;
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WinterWolfe6 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Artist
HOLY COW. That’s awesome oil painting skills man. The flower, the glass, all look stunning.
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Phoenixofdarkness62 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so striking. The title really suits the piece, and just all the detailing is simply stunning. :)
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jinnoxious Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Owww Dear Lord! This is so beautiful and awesome!
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waterDoe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
About that unknown tattoo, it's a copy of a piece done by Beeldend Kunstenaar . If you go here www.redmerhoekstra.nl/page3.ht… you can find the original drawing on the third page in his gallery. ^_^
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waterDoe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
page is in dutch >.< here's a direct link if needed www.redmerhoekstra.nl/_wp_gene…
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borda Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :glomp: 
I updated the description.
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waterDoe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem :3
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
There is so much going on in this piece, it's really stunning.
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bluewatersapphire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
interesting
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Gallery-of-Art Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It takes a couple of minutes to pick up on the details of what is actually happening in this painting.

I saw the figures first, then the fact that they were copulating inside a human heart that had been cut in half to expose them, and lastly, the arrow that cupid has shot at a 45 degree angle into the center of their love.

You need to know that I have been watching you for a few years now, and your work has inspired me to pick up the oils and start doing fine art canvas paintings again.

Maybe if you get a moment, you could take a look at the latest Mayan influenced paintings I have posted that are oils on Canvas.

I can't help but thank you immensely for something you had no idea you were causing. I am grateful for the deepness that your paintings have. They bring me great joy.

I am now engrossed on 9 different paintings. I have them all close to completion at this time.

Because of your inspiring work, I have decided to open up a traveling gallery. I already have my top of the line tent for showing my fine art prints on canvas. (I keep the originals). I am scheduled to show inside of the Art Walk of Scottsdale Arizona's 5th Avenue art galleries this October. If you are aware of this immense art gallery section of my state, then you know that this is a big deal.

Once again, thank you for being so dedicated and inspired, you have helped me do the same.
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