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Decortication of death by fangedfem Decortication of death by fangedfem
"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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unknownperson123 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
..... 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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fangedfem Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
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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LeilaniCynthia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011   Interface Designer
Amazing :O
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Thank you! =)
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fromthedead Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
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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fangedfem Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
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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tattered420 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice
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hatemylife68 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
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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Moonlit-Nightmare Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This amazing piece was featured here:
:heart:[link]:heart:
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Thanks so much =)
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Moonlit-Nightmare Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure. :hug: :)
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xyxjasilixyx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
awesome!
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Thank you! =)
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Jinzel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
It creeps me out a lot, yet I really like it!
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Hehe thank you =)
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slipknotnica Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
oh my god, i love it! awsome!
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
Thank you =)
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samaelscorpse Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Fantastic skill.
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xlucky-deathnotex Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
.......wow......I can't even think of anything to say...
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
That can be a good thing sometimes when looking at art :)
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apokalupsiseschaton Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
wow wow wow wow wow. i love the impact this has on me
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DoktorBock Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Student General Artist
:clap:
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norpex Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
This is absolutely superb! I'm a fan now
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andshedreamed Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Student Photographer
This is fantastic!
I love it! :)

Although the "pulling off the skin" thing creeps me out :O
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FRITZELLA Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
I've always enjoyed your work, and now I've finally got round to joining DA it's a pleasure to be able to admire it in detail.
Congratulations on a well constructed masterpiece!
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
Thanks so much! I am happy to hear you have joined and hope you enjoy it here :)
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Frontzhacker Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
You used REAL cows blood? *shudder* Isn't it a bit..Un-Hygeneic?


Lovely pic though
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
Hehe sometimes I do but I often use fake blood by Mehron too. The cows blood is from a butcher and I am always safe with it and clean up well afterwards. I dont use the real too often cause it doesnt keep very long but it does give a good real effect. The Mehron brand is good too though =) Thank yoU!
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Frontzhacker Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
aHa! , well as long as you're safe I guess thats okay :D . And you'e welcome , you deserved it...Ima gonna fave
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
:nod: Thank you :hug:
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Frontzhacker Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
your welcome :)
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X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Eew! Where did you take that picture, and why would you touch it?
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Hehe - I took the picture of me and then digitally added to it as well. Basically when I do work like this I start out with a photo and get as much into the original photo as possible before taking it into PS- makes it much more realistic that way. On this one I used real blood (cows blood from a butcher), dirt on my face, and a clear gel face mask that peels off like skin when it dries. After I take the picture I bring it into PS to "decay" it even more. A lot of dodging and burning, color adjustment, and sometimes a brush or two.
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X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Oh.... Oh, I didn't know it was a manipulation :XD: Well, you're pretty darn good at it!
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Part of it is and the rest is in the original photo. IMO the best way to do a manip is to get as much real in the original photo as possible to avoid having to do too much manipulation. Thank you :)
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X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
I don't know how to manipulate photos at all. All I can do is just draw with mechanical pencils and (people tell me) shade fairly well. I can't color or anything. But that sounds like it would be easy to do
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dreamhome Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
makes me squeem :spin:
but very cool all the more :D
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Hehe thank you =)
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PleasantBullet Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
# 1000 to favorite :)
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Thank you!
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3ddream Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
breathtaking, love it
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Thanks so much my friend =)
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iluvstix44 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
Breathtaking :nod: People rarely come across someone has the talent to make a photomanip that is realistic enough to make them stare at the screen and absorb all the details... in my case, you're the first ;)
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Thank you for your kind words and I am happy you enjoyed it =)
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iluvstix44 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
:hug:
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hampaslupa88 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007   Digital Artist
:love:it
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Thank you - happy you like it =)
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Kahageru Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
love it! :3 looks like someone that's gone through a hell, but that everything's gonna change. you've really captured a lot of emotions in that one shot
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Thanks so much!
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Kahageru Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
you're welcome n__n
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