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September 29, 2009
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Snakeskin - Melissa by FlexDreams Snakeskin - Melissa by FlexDreams
Models & MUA: Aliros & Mitara
Dedicated to Snakeskin
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Very convincing demons!
I :heart: it/them...
This really grabbed my attention even as a small thumbnail. It is truly frightening. Part of what makes it so effective is the models' apparent youth- rather than the stereotypical churubic nymphets, these young ladies make you wonder- or afraid to find out- what aweful experience had driven them to such fierce rage/aggression on the one, and morbid brooding on the other... Kudos to the models' acting, and to you for setting such a scene with its implicit back-story of horror.
The resemblance of the characters to one another adds to the mystery, as does the close embrace, or perhaps gesture of clinging. they may be two aspects of the same being- the introspective sadness behind its external expression; perhaps they are "twins" or sisters coping in different ways with some tragedy they underwent. Such pairings of girls always remind me of the twins in Kubrick's film "The Shining"... However, rather than a bloodbath, these girls are found in a serene setting of a grimly bluish tint (which surprisingly doesn't clash with the bright red hair at all) which could be a cemetery, or maybe the woods in which they got lost. Either way, it adds depth to the image without creating any distraction from the characters who dominate the scene.
Excellent work on the makeup, hair, nails, jewelry and the esoteric marks on their foreheads. Their unearthly paleness is remarkable (are they ghosts? are they human at all?).
The more I look at this picture the more I notice, and I could probably add quite a bit more to this critique.
Photography is not my specialty, but as far as I can tell it is technically masterful.
A final comment- I haven't yet looked at your other works and don't know anything about you. I just felt compelled to attempt to articulate what a strong impression this work made on me at first sight, and to to try to understand how it does so.
Exquisite piece! :blackrose:
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bpbradbury Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
fantastic piece, great energy
TheShaddx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
love it!
roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
mrmd53 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that's wild!;p
arkkmelai Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional
агрессивность одной девушки и столь контрастная и непринужденная спокойствие той, что сзади, завораживают, не дают отвести взгляд
а руки-то.. руки какие!!! загляденье ...
corpsegarden Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow! just awesome
zaryc Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
wow! ekstra!
Rhizo Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
their hair and nails look so gorgeously demonic! :D
MurderShannon Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Amazing image!
B3tterinTim3 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student Photographer
This is creepy awesome!
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