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Letting You In.

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Artwork 2015 ● Aaron Metallion: "Letting You In", The act of shutting down one's defenses, finding strength in the heart of vulnerability, and trusting one's deepest of emotions into the hands of another. On an artist side note, I believe the purest love searches for something deeper and more meaningful than sexual desire, a love that is fueled by raw emotional energy and intimacy, unobscured, and platonic. The circle is symbolic for union, the rib-cage is symbolic for ones self defenses: a cage of bone that protects the most sensitive and vital organ of a living being, and the absence of a hip is symbolic for the intimacy between the soul, and not the body.

Note: People have pointed out some "strikingly similar" artwork, but this painting was a product of my own mind, and a very personal piece to me. I'd imagine there are probably a dozen more drawings/paintings just like this. Thanks for all the love and comments, you guys made my day :heart:. Medium: lineart - pencil on paper, coloring - digitally painted.

Note: Please show :iconkellyylee: some love and support. She suggested this DD, and it just made my day! :Tears: 
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© 2015 - 2020 AaronMetallion
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SophiaAihpos8Student Filmographer
Wow, Just wow. 0-0 So awesome, dude.
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I love how much thought you put into your work, Aaron. Pixel Rose Wonderful job.
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this is... actually one of the most beautiful/romantic things I've ever seen, and your description is dead on...
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Sora108Hobbyist Digital Artist
Full of meaning, I love this :)
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aughttStudent General Artist
This has got to be my favorite deviation on dA, well done. Waaaah! Clap 
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I always thought that would be the ultimate in intimacy , To let your soulmate come in and share you inner being with him or her. Nice work J 
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raiGfx08Professional Digital Artist
wow a glowing heart..  that hurt.
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Can-CatStudent Digital Artist
Interesting- looks like letting someone in can get a bit gory-
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hawkwing22Student Photographer
Beautiful peace, especially important for me right now :) Unfortunately doing this does not always have a happy ending. Incredible emotion.
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xandraclayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the DD! It is a beautiful piece filled with emotion. Clap 
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This touches me in so many ways. Thank you for being amazing.
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Iskander1989Professional Digital Artist
this is SO warm and inspiring!
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very nice....
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matrixgamerJIStudent Filmographer
for you tardlick Tierno Love Katata on it's new shading n.n les presento... 
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The imagery in this piece reminds me of this lovely, bittersweet song by the English folk singer Kate Rusby:


... however, while the song speaks of a past love, your piece suggests a much happier ending in which love is reciprocated and enduring.
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KeylesArt Digital Artist
This is awesome!
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Movie1290Hobbyist General Artist
:P very nice i love it :D
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I really have no words, other than beautiful :) 
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darkunicorn275Hobbyist General Artist
I love love love it Amazing job!
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ManaspoonHobbyist General Artist
Wow... Real deep <3 Congratulations!
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NasukoDragniasHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is portrayed perfectly in a relatively unique way. Even I could clearly understand the message without looking at any words. One of my first thoughts were, "Wow (haha), this is probably the most frighteningly intimate picture I've seen."

Great job, well deserved DD :happybounce: 
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sakpalameyHobbyist Traditional Artist
Be careful. She might just rip it out.
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