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Shadow Within by dark-spider Shadow Within by dark-spider
"I lost myself in the shadows,
I'm lost again in the dark,
I didn't notice it at least,
I didn't avoid it at last.

I can't see between the darkness
that surround me when I walk.
I don't know if that's my face
or the one I want to display.

How many times others said me
how I must talk or must act.
So many times they said me
when to love, to laugh or to cry.

And I do not know, I'm not sure,
if that's my reflection or not.
Today my mask is so strong
that I can't remove it from me."

Done in Photoshop.

--- VIDEO PROMOTIONAL OF FORGOTTEN --- Now available a video showing several of the artworks from the book series. Check it out to see more artwoks like this one.

Artwork and text (c) Cris Ortega / Norma Editorial, S. A.
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lisa-dimpsey6 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
It's beautiful beyond anything.  It looks like Sarah M. Geller's character in the Grudge.  Still sexy though.
Nariakei Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
Hey, one question please :3 My girlfriend really likes this drawing and says that she can see herself on the drawing, like a doppelganger. I wanted to ask a question, is this based on a true person? It would be really nice to know :3
wiedzminka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
AdaEtahCinatas Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Diabloo-666 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
At first, i've don't see the other girl on the mirror... Now, I see always that! :I
Narut0Nerd Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
omg that is so cool!
HorrorHorseAnimation Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
JU ON THE GRUDGE! :D Nice work!
AnhLe-Photography Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your work gave me the inspiration
ballerina1990 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist

My favourite of all your pictures. Beautiful, sensual and dark...:-) Have you ever done one of her en pointe at the barre, with her dark reflection in the studio mirror? If not, please do...I'd like to see it someday...:-)

The cat is the image of my black cat Starpuss, who died in 2010 and whom I miss still...:-(

1elf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Great picture and the poem goes perfect with it.
Vanerasa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Artist
Really hot!
zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
The picture is beautiful, but at the same time quite terrifying. It reminds me of something I read about the mirror holding your curse and every time you turn around your other self will be looking at you.
stevep12 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
RimrockRanchEC Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didnt even notice the dark reflection till after about 5 minutes......-.- fail
mizgardenia Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
The art is amazing but I like the description best.
secondhandben Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Brilliant! I love this. :)
mmd-to-life Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!!!!! yanno, I've looked at all my 'llama givers' (ty btw XD) gallerys and by far, yours is absolutely the best!!!!!!!!! <3

wonderful artwork!!
Servant-Terrible Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Es una imagen con la que he soñado >w<
GoveRtZ Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
whenever I see this picture I feel a little horny :iconngakakaplz:
very impressive workkk :worship:
NeccesaryDeviant Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
then you are a pedophile
GoveRtZ Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lol :iconngakakaplz:
just kidding bro
NeccesaryDeviant Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, you got me ;)
Nariakei Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
I don't see why it would be wrong for him to feel horny :P It's only a drawing, also the girl on the picture doesn't look like a minor. just because she has small breasts? never seen a grown woman with small breasts? :P
wallawallaw Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
wolfgirl-el Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
This is one of my favorite pictures of all time :)
wolfgirl-el Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
This is one of my favorite pictures of all time :)
ambivalentsoul Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Amazing. I was totally captivated by her expression, caught my eye immediately. Then I moved on to appreciating her clothes, the kitty, the fine teacup, the royal-like draperies, and then HOSHITTHEMIRROR. haha. :) Definitely gave me a fright! Nicely done! I love all your work, I wish I had better words of praise in my vocabulary!
Kahtra-DAdino Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this reminds me of myself...
AurorasTears Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm always soo scared by this creature in the mirror because I only perceive it after a while ... "Nice picture - hey, I like her ballet shoes, and look, there's a cat, and-- argh!!! Creepy thing in the mirror!!"
ridz16 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
The creature on the mirror is spooky/creepy.
fazzzzza Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh God!!! this is scary and very good!!!
Goldendawn69 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh this is REALLY NICE!!! Thank you for doing something so.... wow! Love it!!!
evoluzione Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! :D
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Photographer
Dear dark-spider
Your Wonderful art work ... is selected to get in...Action-Portraits
If you agree...!!!
dark-spider Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Thanks :)
frikigeisha Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg i'm really scared about the mirror...
hazel-eyez-raine Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
oh creepy
maeve88 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ah creepy
Lake-Michigan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
All I have to say is this: Woah. That's awesome.
Elezian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
DementedGirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
I love this drawing so much, but when I finally noticed the girl in the mirror, by reflex, I screamed and closed my window (unintentionally). LOL
DementedGirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
You are so amazing! I love this drawing very much, though when I finally noticed the girl in the mirror I screamed, and by reflex, closed my window unintentionally. LOL.
Emma-Fay Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Geez O.O
I literally jumped when I saw this. I was just looking it over, wondering why it was in your horror folder, when I saw that thing in the mirror. This is just amazing....I wish I could give out DD's xD
LollyLov3 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know how you feel i was doing the same this "why is this in horror? the scene look quite peacef- AHHHHH! what is that?" :iconshockplz:
createdwithpassion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the mirror(?) behind her gives the piece a creepy feeling. but i love it!
Manfredda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
This is lovely, it's so detailed! The girl in the mirror really creeped me out :fear:
Anhestemes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Siempre que leo esta poesía en el libro no la entiendo, de todas formas es una imagen maravillosa, es una de mis favoritas
sMokaForger Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHAT! I once had a poster of this picture!! I didn't hang it up 'cause it scared me too much xD o_O anyways, I like it!
dark-spider Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Lol :D. That was a very old poster indeed. I supposse it's a little scary to see this picture on the wall :D
MMWoodcock Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist

makes me think of this :aww: i love the contrast of the two though :D characters are different age, you use darkness and the other uses light to create that eerie effect ;P
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