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Decortication of death

"They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream."

----Ernest Dowson
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..... Shuddder..... P.S That's really nice how the skin is peeling off like that. The makeup/lighting is also nice, but what's with the eye color? Does eye clolor change when you die? O.o Anyway, really nice! :)
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Thank you :)

When you die, one of the effects on your eyes is loss of wetness. They also sink back in your head. A film forms over them. Gives pupil dull grey/blue look. I dont think there is an actual change of color post mortem but there is like a dull glazed sheen that takes over and I think your pupils get bigger which makes the eyes appear more black. For this image I did it to create a more dramatic effect.
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I love your art. Pics like this that are cold, wet and dead touch me more than anything else. I'm slowly moving away from using a lot of color. Gray and red are all I see these days.
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Thank you, most come from emotions and I always try to capture them the best I can. But dont give up on color, there are still many beautiful things in color :hug:
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Um.. I feel so stupid, but could someone tell me what decortication means? Oh, and great piece, going right to my faves.
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This amazing piece was featured here:
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Thanks so much =)
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It creeps me out a lot, yet I really like it!
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Hehe thank you =)
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oh my god, i love it! awsome!
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xlucky-deathnotex's avatar can't even think of anything to say...
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That can be a good thing sometimes when looking at art :)
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wow wow wow wow wow. i love the impact this has on me
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This is absolutely superb! I'm a fan now
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This is fantastic!
I love it! :)

Although the "pulling off the skin" thing creeps me out :O
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