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Damien's Kiss
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Published: December 21, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 cypherx
...but who could resist
when given a kiss
by the infamous Damien Thorn

Now on Facebook: [link]

Signed prints are avail upon request - must have paypal & I'll make you etsy listing.

apologize for the ridiculousness and unfortunate necessity of the watermarking frenzy but I've modified the image in 2012 and wanted people to be able to enjoy a closer look without the DA watermark (which I wish I could position and modify opacity on). prints don't have watermarks though :)

There was more to the rhyme, but it was superfluous. This is a combo painting and photo manip. The characters are mine, but a lot of photos were added to the background & foreground during the painting process. I worked on this in photoshop and then painter for brushstrokes. I must have spent 40-60 hours on this, the bench alone took me 3-4. I never thought anything could be more difficult to paint than striped stockings, and I was wrong.

my personal stock used:

Why a summer/spring painting in winter? Because first love reminds me of the summer & early fall. It's where it'll always be held for me.
Image size
1425x1723px 1.61 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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KatieDunbroch's avatar
KatieDunbroch|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it😍🖤
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DubaiBunniesUAE's avatar
Amazing Picture!
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seriousbunny|Student General Artist
Is it like her birthday or something? Because that would be awesome if that happened to me. My birthday is coming up, and Ii never kissed anyone before :blush:
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invite1994's avatar
Great Job , :)

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Purrmaidia|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! The story this painting has ;)
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I'm interested in a print! I've always loved this photo and there was even a period of time where I was looking for this all over the internet and Deviantart and I couldn't find it. Once I found it again I was super stoked. Honestly, this is one of my favorite pieces of artwork. The lighting and mood are perfect contrasts with each other. It's sweet and the colors and really vibrant and dreamy. And the concept is probably my favorite thing about it. 
I do have a paypal account!
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Wow! Over 3,200 comments on this! And well as I can see why! This piece is AMAZEBALLS! (Sorry, a friend of mine says that, sometimes) :p
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Cool and cute
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VCTheAnimeArtistEdited |Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. I like the colors, the characters, the balloons and the colors that changed around them. Nice! 
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Kittin-The-Creator|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That girls eyes freak me out
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fay4real19|Student General Artist
Lol me too
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ArtAgainstSociety|Professional Traditional Artist

Hello! I would like to notify you that I've featured you on my surreal and abstract art blog over on Tumblr. Your work really fits the theme, and you can see it on artagainstsociety.tumblr.com. Of course, I have given you credit and linked to your page. If for any reason you don't want it published any longer, just send me a message and I'll delete it pronto. Thanks, and congratulations! Your art is beautiful. Please note: If you don't see your art right away on my blog, it is probably still in the queue and has yet to be posted.

ps: I'd like to post more of your art, please let me know if that can be allowed! With your page cited of course :)

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cypherx|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! sorry for the delay I've literally not been on deviant art for months so just trying to sort thru stuff
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Pinklolita97|Student Traditional Artist
This needs a story!!!
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LOVE9654's avatar
This is just amazing! Clap 
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Chopay75's avatar
great work!
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coldfire82's avatar
Very Nice!
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Sammi-Sama136's avatar
I love it! its so cute :3
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the girl is freaking creepy.
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anime116|Student General Artist
this is beautiful and meaningful and thankyou for sharing this with me
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8-Days-Past-Love|Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! Fantastic, amazing work!:love: 
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