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November 15, 2012
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Sep 16, 2012, 1:17:18 PM
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50 dollar project by markdaughn 50 dollar project by markdaughn
This was created for my 50 dollar project, I wanted to create an image that was powerful and yet still subtle.

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Thanks to Shannon Marie Trigger fot the MU
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Irena the stunning model, [link]

The blade was from Daniel Pierce
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:icondrunkcarl101:
drunkcarl101 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
It's more slicing then anything else, but that's just me.
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:iconplugaruseby:
plugaruseby Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice, I say both, depends how you see things :)
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconskeinsoffate:
SkeinsofFate Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a fascinating question.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
i thought so
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:iconteslaroxx:
TeslaRoxx Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. I was peering through the comments, and my view on this artwork was completely off. Of course, self harm was on my mind, but when I say the title of the work, I instantly thought of plastic surgery. How people cut themselves up and sow and inject, which was what I thought fit the title. Because to some people, messing with natural beauty is destroying, but to others, it's just self improvement. But now that I've looked through the comments, I get where this art work is coming from.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
My idea was to invoke thoughts of both plastic surgery and cutting and the thought that both may be just different versions of the same thing.

Thanks for looking and commenting
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:icongypsy-roadhog:
gypsy-roadhog Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
It's a powerful image and technically excellent. I could come up with various ideas about the meaning of the image but they would probably all be wrong. You may be referring to self-harm, which is a complex subject little understood by most people. An image that helps them to a clearer understanding would be really valuable but I'm not sure that this image does that.

I'm sorry but,while I think it is technically excellent, I'm not sure what you are trying to achieve.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
the idea was to create an image that had enough impact to make people stop and think for a minute or two.... no specific stance just think on beauty, self harm, self enhancement etc
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:iconvoreher:
voreher Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nicely done,Destroying?Enhancing?Depending on my mood I see this differently each time I look at it.......I like an image that can that can be viewed differently each time...I like.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!
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:iconsanctuary-meadow:
sanctuary-meadow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very intense portrait! Love the black and white, and then the very red blood coming through it! A fantastic use of contrasts, eye contact with the model, and the make-up? used to create scars.

Is the concept about going "under the knife" as the expression goes?

Great work!
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you glad you like it

yea that was the idea...
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:iconsanctuary-meadow:
sanctuary-meadow Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's damn fantastical!

Well done!
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:icontiercel-24:
Tiercel-24 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Deep. 1000 words wouldn't come close.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks
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:iconsoaringeagle05:
SoaringEagle05 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't get it...
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:iconstormbreakerdesigns:
StormbreakerDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Just my opinion, but that would definitely be destroying. Nice shot though.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much
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:iconnemis007:
NEMIS007 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Love this piece.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much, its interesting to me that this image both here and FB have gotten very very few comments
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:iconnemis007:
NEMIS007 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
It's probably because the photo conjures up so much, and at the same time it hits the nail on the head so perfectly, that most probably feel if they were to express something, it would probably be an opinion overly-leaning with bias one way or the other.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yea I guess so
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:iconfumblequill:
fumblequill Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A thought provoking image indeed, on a battleship broadside scale =)
Words fail me :worship:
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconcallaghan-cs:
Callaghan-cs Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My answer is -> Naruto XD
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:icondarkeye-1:
darkeye-1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
oohf!! wow Mark, very powerful message and bang-on right too!!

lovely piece of art mate.

atb --tim
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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