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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… 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…
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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:
Pollyscracker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
adarwen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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! ;-)
Gorgone Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Hi ,
your work is featured by :iconthe-freek-show:, you can find it  here
sourisdesbois Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful!
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.

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!


* 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!

offermoord Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
brilliant concept & perfect execution...
keren-or Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, nice. Great technique, you're really talented.
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