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Laura Makabresku, self-portrait (2013)
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aliciayellowlodgeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot. Love the whole composition!
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I love this
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wanderingdaydream3rHobbyist Artist
usually its the girl putting those on the guy
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SpiceCreamHobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing photography ~ I can barely see the clawmarks though.
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They look like rabbit claw marks.
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DeesGirlProfessional Photographer
Extraordinary hair and beautifully shot!
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Black-White-10Hobbyist Writer
Pretty :D
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Luke 5:27- 32
Jesus Calls Levi and Eats With Sinners

After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax
collector by the name of Levi sitting at his
tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him,
and Levi got up, left everything and followed

Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus
at his house, and a large crowd of tax
collectors and others were eating with them.
But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law
who belonged to their sect complained to his
disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with
tax collectors and sinners?”

Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who
need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call
the righteous, but sinners to being sorry.”
Luke 18:9-14

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

To some who were confident of their own
righteousness and
looked down on everyone else,
Jesus told this parable:

“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a
Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
The Pharisee stood
by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you
that I am not like
other people—robbers, evildoers,
adulterers—or even like
this tax collector. I fast twice a week
and give a tenth of all I get.’

“But the tax collector stood at a distance.
He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his
breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

“I tell you that this man, rather than the other,
went home justified before God. For all those who
exalt themselves will be humbled, and those
who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Luke 7:36-50
Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman
When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have
dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house
and reclined at the table. A woman in that town who
lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating
at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an
alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood behind him
at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet
with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair,
kissed them and poured perfume on them.

When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he
said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he
would know who is touching him and what kind of
woman she is—that she is a sinner.”

Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to
tell you.”
“Tell me, teacher,” he said.

Jesus said:
“Two people owed money to a certain moneylender.
One owed him five hundred denarii,and the other fifty.
forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will
love him more?”

Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger
debt forgiven.”

“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.

Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon,
“Do you see this woman? I came into your house.
You did not give me any water for my feet,
but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with
her hair. You did not give me a ks, but this woman,
from the time I entered, has not stopped ksing my feet.
You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured
perfume on my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her many
sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown.
But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”

Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

The other guests began to say among themselves,
“Who is this who even forgives sins?”

Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you;
go in peace.”
John 8:1-11
The Woman who was caught in adultery

At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts,
where all the people gathered around him, and he
sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law
and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in
adultery. They made her stand before the group
and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught
in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded
us to throw a rock at such women. Now what do you say?”
They were using this question as a trap, in order
to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the
ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning
him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any
one of you who is without sin be the first to throw
a stone at her.”  Again he stooped down and wrote
on the ground.

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a
time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left,
with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened
up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one
condemned you?”

“No one, sir,” she said.

“Then neither do I condemm you,” Jesus declared.
“Go now and leave your life of sin.”
Luke 23:32-43
Jesus and the two criminals.
Two other men, both criminals, were also led out
with him to be executed. When they came to the
place called the Skull, they crucified him there,
along with the criminals—one on his right, the other
on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them,
for they do not know what they are doing.”
And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

The people stood watching, and the rulers even
sneered at him. They said, “He saved others;
let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah,
the Chosen One.”

The soldiers also came up and .
laugh and made fun of jesus.
They offered him wine vinegar and said,
“If you are the king of the Jews, save

There was a written notice above him,
which read: this is the king of the jews.

One of the criminals who hung there said
bad words at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah?
Save yourself and us!”

But the other criminal rebuked him.
“Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are
under the same sentence? We are punished justly,
for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this
man has done nothing wrong.”

Then the criminal said to Jesus, Lord
rember me, when you enter your kingdom.

and jesus said: Truly I say to you, on
this day you will be
with me in paradise.
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SpiceCreamHobbyist Traditional Artist
The Bible is lovely but could you please not spam these posts? >:c
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Fuck off with this stupid shit. 
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I think this is a spam account.  Apparently this is a common problem with this person (judging by other people's comments on this page), if it even is a "person," of which I'm not convinced at this point.

Update: Upon looking into it (you can see the comment URLs right on the account page), this account has made literally this exact same comment on other artworks, none of which that I bothered to look at have anything more to do with Christian themes, and so I'm concluding that it's a spambot.
TrixiePooch's avatar
Looks like you slept wearing a wrinkled T-Shirt.
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Lightning--BaronHobbyist Photographer
What no one complaining this is not art? :P
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Treasures-Of-WisdomHobbyist General Artist
I imagine a lot of people are a lot more accepting of work like this than if (just as an example) the model were merely showing herself off—but in this situation, it seems to me that she's trying to use the picture and the title to tell a story or to prompt the audience to ask a question ("where did the marks come from? What memories might the person have as a result?").
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Delicatte. I'd been looking for some refferences to draw people (getting the anatomy right and some inspiration) but most of what I found was tipical photos of women being provocative with the same bodies, faces and poses. That wasn't helpful. This, however, is very helpful, looks natural and different, thanks 
traveler66's avatar
traveler66Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning, touching, most beautiful.
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treehealerHobbyist General Artist
hi Laura, I hope you don't mind me using this picture as a model for my painting. ( here:… ) If it's not ok to you, message me and I take it off.  Thanks, and your artwork is STUNNING! :D
Octavio-Martinez's avatar
I am, a Makabresku Fan Love 
DeikaKanna's avatar
DeikaKannaHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. I really love the hair. <3
Would you mind if I used this as a reference for a painting?
Liberation8's avatar
Its amazing to see that this picture has over 1700 favourites!! WoW!!
It just proves that people truly appreciate genuine beauty regardless of what it may be!
In this case its simply beautiful hair!
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aragraphicProfessional Traditional Artist
mysteriously beautifulI love deviantART! 
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