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Ashes and Ghosts by kid-a Ashes and Ghosts by kid-a
I dig how this turned out, feedback is appreciated.

9/1/03 - Updated the file size as well as the eye. I'd always liked this piece, but thought the eye stood out too much, so I desaturated it a bit, as well as shrinking the size of the pupil... I like it quite a bit more now... I'll update the print soon. - Justin
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Otech Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
Wow! Real creepy!
At first I thought he was partly submerged in a filthy fishtank, explaining the partial close-up. Good job!
jkemp Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
I remember seeing this somewhere else... I think it was on Always loved this one, the looks on his/her face is insanely interesting... it feels so sad.

Great job !

twistedtale Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
very NICE!!
crystalthorn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
i love the dead look in the eye, and the colors used, a truly captivating piece of art, amazing
AMomentInTime Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
wow thats...amazing.
UltraloveaudiO Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004
Ohh and by the way ... R.I. P. to Layne... Good call...
UltraloveaudiO Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004
Absolutly breathtaking... so wonderfull...
Noah =)
tracyjtz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
this always has been one of my favs of yours on Abnormis. glad to see that you have reworked it...and there is a print available! whoo! ...must save to get one...
out of you happen to have your feature image on Abnormis (the little boy with blood on his face) in print? I would love that one as well.
coolmoslice Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
Like the image and the composition....Looks like he's drowning himself......Really great work!
xandershanks Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2003
love how you divided it up and i'm diggin that glad to have you on devwatch...
necrophorus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2003
Oh god yes. I dig it as well, it's quite gorgeous and very unsettling.
bonnita Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2003
hmmmm feedbACK *wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*
FreakingMuse Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2003  Professional General Artist
the colors are awesome. looks really cool
morgu3 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2003   Digital Artist
b e a u t i f u l

einsamkeit Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003

Grat work. Not only it goes to my favorites... but I may even get a print.
xerxes-art Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2003
respect, really awesome. this pic reminds me to the girl from 'the Ring'!(btw: a great film!!!)
fantasio Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
wow,this definitly kicks arse...;-) (Wink)
dunno why,but it likes me,err,i like it...;-) (Wink)
kre8some Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2003
I really like this man, great work
mindkillaz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2003
The 3y3, the texture, the colors, the composition...awesome!
I love this piece. It draws out alot of emotion. +Fav!
taintedeternity Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2003  Hobbyist Writer
wow the chill i got in my spine and the clench i got in my chest tells me this is
morgueprincess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2003  Professional Interface Designer

it's great...

i'd like to have the real one in my hands..


in my favs now..
silo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2002
this is one of the most brilliant shots i've ever seen, i love everything about it!!!!!!
siffen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002
You have this amazing talent of making something that is quite simple in style and still have so much expression. I really admire that!
pilife Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2002
*have a unique...*
pilife Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2002
probably someone said what im going to say but...

this image is impressive. the textures, the colors, that eye! geez... its good to see someone who have i unique style like you.

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dark-genesis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2002
My goodness, this... this is really beautiful. How did you do it!!! *glee*
glitterkisses Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2002
Very spooky but well done. Disturbinly, I like it.
serpentgfx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2002  Professional
great works...eerie..
croniee Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2002
Now this piece reminds me of a game titled "Silent hill" a really awesome game by the way, umm.....I really enjoy the dark colours along with the tasteful textures, especially how you added that screening texture over most of the face. Great work here. +fav
sgate75 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2002
i think it's great Thumbs Up i like your work very much
genuflect Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2002
beautiful. i hate you. +fav
riffrat Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2002
wow.... as soon as i get some money, you will have sold a print. I'm not sure how, but this particular piece feels more real than some of your others, amazing as they are.
marionette Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2002
:o (Eek) whoa... this is... gorgeous... the texture.. the colors... mmmmmmm! amazing!!
:3 :3 :3
enfest Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2002   Writer
beautiful +fav
brokenangel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002
I like this one, it's sending out an air of despair....and it appears as if she's drowning in her nightmares....great work *s*
jen-r8r Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002   General Artist
this is fabulous kid!!! love the eye! :D (Big Grin)
sinful1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002
my pics suck compared to this ... im trying tho now i have a completely higher standard to go for ...excellent work

em-t Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002
ok gumby had a point but he went about sayign it in an entirely wrong way. Yea the whole dead perosn thign is over done eh big deal i don't care if you wanan do dead people, btu you hsould differnetiate yourself from others too, know what i mean? The texture work is top notch and the morph on the eye is equally well done, btu theres not much more then that to this pic. One thing I notice on deviant is people have an amazing sense of texture, but little to no idea of how to compose space. They work aroudn it in simple ways, etreme closeups, black back drops, or symetry. You have photoshop skills no questions there, but why not chllenge yourself a bit more, I'm sure this is all kinda formulaic fo you by now. Just toss a few more elements in there, maybe try three main objects of focus and figure out conventions and ways to lead the viewer in a orderly manner around the differnt subjects. remember symetry is boring, so always work in odd numbers 3, 5 etc. Last there are many ways to be goth, or whatever you wanna describe dark work as, other then showing dead people I dunno maybe explore that idea too. You do good work, but great art is unlike anything else, well untill someone else copies it, but the original is the only one people truly revere.
preppy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002   Interface Designer
this is stunning +fav!
bogchika Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002
very NICE work
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! +fav
triopt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002
I love the message this portrays, very good job.
exper-twiste Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002
whoa dude, I love this one. The photo of the face is awesome, then the texturing over it is amazing. Turning it sideways also gives it a nice touch. Awesome work man +fav
david-the-gnome Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002
this is so amazing... one of your best, i think, and that's saying a lot. +fav
human-azazello Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002   Writer
*see that chick on the table? she wants me*

actually, in all seriousness i dont normally like this kinda dark grunge stuff
but this
this is nice. a very very good job.
goodbyejulia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002  Professional General Artist
the textures and detail are amazing. i love the muted dirty colours as well... wonderful work, very expressive.
pogotribal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002
cool image, but the textures appear a bit too flat on the face, with no real variation as the depth of the face goes in and out o fthe image

technically the texture would go with the curves and not appear as such, but the image is definitely cool, nicely done and a good dark theme
rain1man Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002
You like how it turned out??? I think you're not the only one. This is awesome. Texture, colors and......this eye. goes right to my favs
mysticsick Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002
absolutely emotional...i love the screen thing in front of her face... +fav
lemut Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002
what can i say.. super work as always m8.. Super fav to me.
synapticburn Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002
awesome. great use of texture and color. i like the way you sort of graphed out the lay-out. dilineated it in a couple of boxes, (and i dont know if i am seeing it correctly or not) but it also seems that you have a couple of slightly different focal points going on, that adds a nice touch.

over all. a great piece.
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