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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Lily LuckFemale/New Zealand Group :iconengaging-in-ink: Engaging-in-Ink
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10-13-18 - Subdue by LilyUnsub
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11-06-18 - XIV by LilyUnsub
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11-06-18 - XIII by LilyUnsub
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11-06-18 - XII by LilyUnsub
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11-05-18 - XI by LilyUnsub
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11-05-18 - XI :iconlilyunsub:LilyUnsub 8 36
10-12-18 - Latex by LilyUnsub 10-12-18 - Latex :iconlilyunsub:LilyUnsub 5 3 10-11-18 - Crawl by LilyUnsub 10-11-18 - Crawl :iconlilyunsub:LilyUnsub 3 11 10-10-18 - Locked by LilyUnsub 10-10-18 - Locked :iconlilyunsub:LilyUnsub 7 5 10-09-18 - Tongue by LilyUnsub
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10-09-18 - Tongue :iconlilyunsub:LilyUnsub 11 17
10-08-18 - Oops by LilyUnsub 10-08-18 - Oops :iconlilyunsub:LilyUnsub 10 20 10-07-18 - Squirt by LilyUnsub 10-07-18 - Squirt :iconlilyunsub:LilyUnsub 9 10 10-06-18 - Edge by LilyUnsub
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10-06-18 - Edge :iconlilyunsub:LilyUnsub 7 21
10-05-18 - Sneak by LilyUnsub 10-05-18 - Sneak :iconlilyunsub:LilyUnsub 6 7 10-04-18 - Tree by LilyUnsub 10-04-18 - Tree :iconlilyunsub:LilyUnsub 4 7 10-03-18 - Office by LilyUnsub
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10-03-18 - Office :iconlilyunsub:LilyUnsub 7 16
10-02-18 - Electric by LilyUnsub
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the Caged Jailor by FredrikEriksson1 the Caged Jailor :iconfredrikeriksson1:FredrikEriksson1 11 4 Secret Diary by montycrusto
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Secret Diary :iconmontycrusto:montycrusto 48 82
Anna playing flute by akarudsan Anna playing flute :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 87 18 storm by pikachuwow storm :iconpikachuwow:pikachuwow 36 9 Broken teeth watercolor by SulaimanDoodle Broken teeth watercolor :iconsulaimandoodle:SulaimanDoodle 50 32 I Own You by montycrusto
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I Own You :iconmontycrusto:montycrusto 86 26
Inktober2018 - Day 10 by MartApreliy Inktober2018 - Day 10 :iconmartapreliy:MartApreliy 59 6 Inktober18 Day18 Frankenboobies (collab) by LualaDy
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Inktober18 Day18 Frankenboobies (collab) :iconlualady:LualaDy 128 59
Day 11 by long-haired-lady Day 11 :iconlong-haired-lady:long-haired-lady 28 3 Day 14 by long-haired-lady Day 14 :iconlong-haired-lady:long-haired-lady 51 10 Female form 15 by Craignm
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Female form 15 :iconcraignm:Craignm 3 1
cute by pikachuwow cute :iconpikachuwow:pikachuwow 31 0 favorite student by pikachuwow favorite student :iconpikachuwow:pikachuwow 31 4 schoolgirl by pikachuwow schoolgirl :iconpikachuwow:pikachuwow 25 2 Drawing at work by sasammi2 Drawing at work :iconsasammi2:sasammi2 3 2


Rain #11 by long-haired-lady Rain #11 :iconlong-haired-lady:long-haired-lady 145 35 Big Brother by Aegis-Illustration Big Brother :iconaegis-illustration:Aegis-Illustration 449 89




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Lily Luck
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
New Zealand
Musician by trade. Started teaching myself to draw in early feb 2017 as a sort of visual diary to try and express things in a way that I couldn't do with music.


You'll notice a (new) name on there...

Has a bit of background info including about the new label I'll be heading up launching in feb.
Has been a ridic amount of work with 19 albums coming out over the 18 months following the Feb launch so should be a bit of a ride to say the least. super stoked!



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dannysuling Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for watching!
LilyUnsub Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you too! :heart:
dannysuling Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My first visit here. I'm still recovering from it.

Musician to musician: congrats on your recording success. I wish you the best, of course.

Self-taught artist to self-taught artist: I'm taking your images at face-value, and not making any complicated assumptions about who you are and what your psyche is. We are all aware that dA is full of galleries catering to fetishes: everyone has his or her preference, and dA provides means of illustrating them and sharing them with others.

Still, though, I have to say that the emotional tenor of the fetihsy images you feature is among the most overt, honest, and frankly intensely scary of any that I've seen here atg dA. For being self-taught, you have managed to come a long way. Clearly with the help of cell-phone selfie technology to provide learning about perspective, POV, and focusing, but who cares.

I'm a male, and much, much older than you (judging from your photo images), and I don't have anything like a background of self-abuse or abuse by others. But depression is no stranger, really, and I relate. Your drawings make me sad, make me scared, and yet I appreciate their artistry and their singular ability to convey your feelings. It must have taken an effort for you to share them here, and so I can only say "Thank you for taking the risk."
LilyUnsub Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the congrats. The thing about art is that the best kind is often a mirror that can say more about you then it does about the artist. The reason for drawing something is often completely different to how its perceived because of a very specific set of circumstances or situation and seeing from a very particular perspective that puts it in a certain light. POV, perspective, focus are things I've learnt over many years of studying film and art but the idea of selfies as a form of self discovery and how they often represent a mirrored version of the self are definitely aspects I tend to explore more often then not. There is always a story, a reason (sometimes multiple layers to them) behind what I do. Even the name will often give an insight into another way to see something.

Abuse, trauma and self destructive tendencies are definitely present because its been my lived experience, art has been a way to explore and understand them. Catharsis really. Most I can look at in different contexts and they illicit sadness, fear, anxiety but looked at in another way can be freedom, empowerment and positive self expression. Its an easy way for me to understand how I am feeling by looking and examining the emotions that are reflected back at me. In some respects, it was very easy to share them because there is a reason behind it that makes sense to me and it doesn't feel like a risk as I don't judge myself. But I can also see, looking from another persons perspective, that there is the possibility of things being taken in a way that would cause them to be controversial, confrontational and difficult. That there is a risk in that. But no one elses judgement will affect whether I have a roof over my head and food to eat, so its a mitigated risk. Thank you for taking the time to look and being open with me about its affect. It makes all the risk worth it.

:heart: Lil x
dannysuling Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the prompt and generous reply. Truly a pleasure.

You are of course quite right to say that an artist's intent isn't always—or even often—accurately assessed by its impact on viewers. You're also correct that one cannot ascribe anything very specific about an artist as a person from viewing particular works of art. That old "intentional fallacy" thing.

And yet....

Sometimes there is truth in 'them thar hills'....

And as you note creating art can be immensely certainly has been for me, as a musician and a writer my entire life. I'm glad you've found it to be so for you, too.

I look forward to seeing more from you. And perhaps continuing our conversation.  :)
LilyUnsub Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: I'm not sure about intent per say but what it means to me is generally not the same to others. Though to be fair, there are some that are meant to be that way and were a story of interaction with the people who viewed the first one (like the Masokitty I and II). There are always many layers to things so what you see is probably a part of that, just not the whole story.
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Tangle-woodJones Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for joining


LilyUnsub Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the invite :heart:
Tangle-woodJones Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018   Traditional Artist
My pleasure
Laspe Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the favorites, Lily!
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