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Lacerations I by 3wyl Lacerations I by 3wyl
I like to cut (up) and stitch myself (together) in the night...

I actually don't, but I wanted to call this piece that. "Lacerations" cropped up just as I was typing it out.

I'll say this now and I know it may be hard to believe, but this is really my skin, although what you see here is mostly down to photography execution... Can anybody guess what body part this is of?

What were your first thoughts when you saw this?


I would also like to link and quote `StJoan's poem titled Scars, because it's a beautiful piece that links to this photo in a way:

To paint me in perfection
would you include the scars?

Or would my skin be smooth
and even as caramel and twice as sweet?

Loving me would be loving them
and imperfections would be glorious
flames of beauty that shape
Me.

In paints, pastels or pencil
they would be there
perfectly.
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:iconkmnfive:
kmnfive Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
scaryyyy
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps. :paranoid:
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:iconreptilliansp2011:
ReptillianSP2011 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student General Artist
It's the hand. I just noticed that the lines gives it away.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that's right! :D

Thanks a lot! :D
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:icongothlicious:
Gothlicious Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I guessed armpits but then I read the comments because I'm a killjoy. But overall the shot is great. Really!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah.. armpits would have been a bit dodgy. Painful. ^^;

Thanks a lot! :glomp:
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scorpiandoll Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The first thing what came to my mind was that it was a hand but probably it isn't...
I love photos with skin...
It's something very personal...

the skin is something unique...nobody has the same scarfs and veins ( I don't know if you can call it like this but I hope you understand me)
It's the same for art...every person makes something unique, something from him/herself, something what is created by the soul...
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the hand, yes. :D

It does come off like that, yes.. I can't say that the colour does much to emphasise the personal aspect there, but eh. ^^;

Ture!

Yes, I understand. :)

Like.. the skin is a canvas in and of itself?

Thank you so much for the comment! :glomp:
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scorpiandoll Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes indeed :)
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KatRobertson Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I love your depth of feild, this is macro done right.
The abstracted quality is also quite lovely.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Tricyclechimp Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
It is either your armpit or somewhere more "intimate" :evileye:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be sort of... harsh, wouldn't it? If I had cut across my armpit to get this. :O

I understand your reasoning, though. :P

Here's a song that the forum regulars should know. It goes well with the classic plz. :aww:
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:icontricyclechimp:
Tricyclechimp Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Oh I thought that part was maybe photomanipulated

:B you didnt actually sew it up did you?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:noes:

I never manipulate my photos... although they can be very post-processed sometimes, but I should have listed all that I did to the piece there. >.>

Sew what? O.o
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Tricyclechimp Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
cool that's some pretty awesome photography skills then =D

I dunno I thought it was like lacerations from being sewed up. So... what part is it then :p
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You can do a lot with a macro lens. :O

Ah... Perhaps so. :P

Rotate it and it'll become obvious. :D
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:icontricyclechimp:
Tricyclechimp Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
I still cant tell.

is it your vagina :whisper:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't tell what? :paranoid:


If it were, you wouldn't know. ;P
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WaterLillyHorse Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Not great for you obviously!!But I am pleased I guessed right!:)
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, :hug:
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:iconwaterlillyhorse:
WaterLillyHorse Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Looking at it qhite carefully I think it is your palm????
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It is indeed! :D
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:iconwaterlillyhorse:
WaterLillyHorse Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Wow, that's great!!!!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess so. :O
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Crunchy-Case Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Artist
My guess would be the lips.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh.. :O

That's intriguing. :plotting:
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:iconcrunchy-case:
Crunchy-Case Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Artist
Indeed.

Is it (the lips), though?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No! That would have been painful. ^^;
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:iconcrunchy-case:
Crunchy-Case Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Artist
Pft. Okay, okay.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp:
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LenaDavid Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
very Niceee .. what kind of lens are you using here ??!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
100mm Macro, 2.8

Not the L lens one, though. ^^;
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LenaDavid Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
thanks for answering .. :aww:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Least I could do. ^^;
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LenaDavid Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
:aww:
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ufxc Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is a good photo and taking a photo of yourself is hard. xD because you won't be able to know if it's on the right focus...

My guess: foot ? lol, i'm being an epic fail once again. :iconnuuplz:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, self-portraits are harder, especially if you include the head and body as well. :nod:

Perhaps... it's quite close, in a sense. :)
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:icon113gunsen:
113gunsen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
left hand between the 3rd and 4th fingers?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Possibly... :P
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:iconclsc:
clsc Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
left hand little finger. But nevermind the place, it's a cool photo. Lost of unknowns in it - very abstract-ish.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah... perhaps! :D

Thanks a lot. :hug:
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:iconclsc:
clsc Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
I just knew that you were not going to tell ;)
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't want to ruin it. ^^;
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AyakoAngel14 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
to me it looks like the small of your back (cuz of the way it curves) but i could just be stupid XDD
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, that's quite interesting! :D

Not stupid at all. :hug:
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GregHodge Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Metatarsal?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe. :O
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MendedRose23 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
...armpit?? o.O maybe...
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps! :D
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May 19, 2010, 1:41:31 PM