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Shadow Within
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Published: July 15, 2005
© 2005 - 2019 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's avatar
It's beautiful beyond anything.  It looks like Sarah M. Geller's character in the Grudge.  Still sexy though.
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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
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Diabloo-666|Student Traditional Artist
At first, i've don't see the other girl on the mirror... Now, I see always that! :I
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Narut0Nerd's avatar
omg that is so cool!
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HorrorHorseAnimation's avatar
JU ON THE GRUDGE! :D Nice work!
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AnhLe-Photography|Student Digital Artist
Your work gave me the inspiration
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ballerina1990|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...:-(

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1elf's avatar
Great picture and the poem goes perfect with it.
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Vanerasa|Student Artist
Really hot!
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zevranarainai1's avatar
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.
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RimrockRanchEC|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didnt even notice the dark reflection till after about 5 minutes......-.- fail
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mizgardenia's avatar
The art is amazing but I like the description best.
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secondhandben's avatar
Brilliant! I love this. :)
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mmd-to-life|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!!
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Servant-Terrible's avatar
Es una imagen con la que he soñado >w<
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GoveRtZ|Student Digital Artist
whenever I see this picture I feel a little horny :iconngakakaplz:
very impressive workkk :worship:
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NeccesaryDeviant|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
then you are a pedophile
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GoveRtZ|Student Digital Artist
lol :iconngakakaplz:
just kidding bro
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NeccesaryDeviant|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, you got me ;)
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wolfgirl-el's avatar
This is one of my favorite pictures of all time :)
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