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Whatever Turns You On - oil painting by borda Whatever Turns You On - oil painting by borda
oil on canvas, 64x43cm almost done, still need to finish the skin and hair texture.
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:iconlexie-the-pixie:
The girl in this painting looks amazingly sad. Even though her pose tells a thing, her eyes say a whole another story. What I love about this is that the details are made with such scrupulosity, you can actually feel the fear from her soul. She is supposed to look attractive, but those tears are the gate to what's called 'reality'.
It really blows my mind to see so many feelings evoked in only one image. The colors are incredible and the contrast is very powerful. Now, the only thing about it that I can't overlook are the proportions. I believe her teeth are a little too small than they are supposed to be. But the issue is extremely small, almost unnoticeable, so other than that, the painting is superbe.
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This artwork lays forth a dazzling scene of psychological turmoil. The details chosen to represent her state of emotion glisten with a level of realism that is perfectly unsettling when viewed in this jarring style of portraiture. The promiscuous level of detail in the lips, combined with the symbolism of the pearl necklace, contrast against her desperate tears to portray a level of masochistic (even Stockholm like) desire that is both discomforting as well as undeniably beautiful.

While the style of the face is uncomfortably weighted in the textures and proportions of its main features, this effect couples favorably with the artist's intent of the piece to create a dizzying work that stirs its observers to their dark core, as though we are the ominous unstoppable silhouette being reflected in her eyes.
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14 out of 14 deviants thought this was fair.

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BL8antBand Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
We are what we eat.
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JoeDiamondD Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh doamne e demential. as renunta l masina sa pot cumpara unul
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Minzile Featured By Owner May 14, 2014   General Artist
you're amaster of glossy now :D. i've always been a fan of interesting reflections in eyes... like an unsolveable mystery. great painting!
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cristitrian Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
Nu inteleg cum de reusesti sa scoti asemenea picturi in ulei
Sunt fantastice
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the most powerful paintings I've ever seen.  I wrote a long long  first-impression to you a few days ago ... and then something happened and all was lost ... so I ended up writing a short note.  One day I will go back to this and try to re-write my initial feelings.  But for now, just know, that I love this and it has moved me like no other piece of work I've seen!
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SHOCKINGLY POWERFUL!  I say she's scared to death of the pedophile in the hat.  He even has her wearing a wedding band.  This is not an abused child.  This is a slave.  Was she abducted?  The location appears remote...it looks like they're in the middle of a desert somewhere.  They've been there many long months...perhaps a year or possibly longer.  Regard the length of her stiletto nails.  What prepubescent girl do you know that has such long painted nails?  Her expression says she has succumbed to the reality of her circumstances ... she is beyond hope.  Her family, if ever she had one, has stopped looking for her ... they've assumed the worst.  But what could be worse than this?
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn, here it is!  I thought I lost this when I hit submit.  Hope you've read my initial reaction to this piece.  Wonderfully POWERFUL!  So though-provoking ... and it feels like all of us have been commissioned to CHANGE THIS WORLD AND ALL THAT HURTS!
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HansHubert Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
very great
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trigoaji Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
you are really GOOD!
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MajorDestroy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love it! You rock!
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning
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mitchschwartz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
intense and moving!
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pamaury Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
As usual the amount of detail is impression, one really feels her emotion, this is in incredible and beautiful !
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:iconcraniu:
craniu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
ʘ‿ʘ         Oops! 
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shadowolfz274 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mysteriusly beautiful...
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Uathach Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
I think she has a sister....www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo-Emt…
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ARTDORC Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is perhaps the best painting i have seen in a long time. Incredible. Love it Heart Heart 
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Canankk Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Excellent:clap:
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dmkozicka Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I like it very much ! Excellent work ...
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional
nicely done
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:iconrcris123:
RCris123 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Pur si simplu uluitor!
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:iconnovus41:
novus41 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great work
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nerrinb Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not finished yet?? wow! I love her eyes and the man's reflection in it, the tear, the tone of her lips, the shine and gloss on the pearls and her fingernails! really incredible
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norbert07puya Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Simply stunning !!!
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:iconcagricagin:
cagricagin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing...
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Damanyel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
amazing!!! I noticed the glitter on her lips the most. so amazing!!
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parmentides Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm always very impressed with the detail in your work. Its a reminder of whats possible and how far i'm removed from that.
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adanzepeda Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very nicely done!
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:iconbfaupin:
bfaupin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Powerful and disturbing image,  beautiful technique, great work!
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obscure-ish Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
oh my goodness, this painting. It makes me uncomfortable just looking at it. For some reason I think of Jack the Ripper, and the way she looks like she's completely resigned to what ever he's going to do to her just gives me chills. 
It's amazingly well done, hard to believe it's not finished. 
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fairstranger Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
This is deeply disturbing.  Also, for some reason I feel my gag reflex twitching.
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Sasha-Drug Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Fantastic PAINTING =)
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vizune Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
This is powerful and that reflection in the eye gave me the shiver once I noticed it. It really makes you want to try and search for the story behind her. Great work!
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Lexie-the-Pixie Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cred ca stiu care este povestea fetei de aici... Pot sa-i simt durerea prin lacrimile ei indurerate si ochii speriati... Felicitari. Este o pictura superba Clap 
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asfolk Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is as creepy as fantastic.
I'm speechless.
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Chingachcook Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
The eye reflection is pretty scary and well made.
Still try to reach the story in this picture.
Very well made brain cinema Art!
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westcat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
WOW Excellent !
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freethin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Nice work!
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borda Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:glomp:
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KXZXW Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
This should be a DD
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:iconborda:
borda Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you, in fact this one is a version of a painting that I made one year ago and it was a DD 
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KXZXW Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Oh very nice, congratulations! I actually like this one a lot more; maybe you'll get another!
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DraskyVanderhoff Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
very obscure, well done
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borda Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D thanks!
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derekjones Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
scarily good
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borda Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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