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INVICTUS

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By Medusa-Dollmaker   |   
Published: July 8, 2015
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★Eng/ Personal work. Strength allegory inspired in the breathtaking poem by poet William Ernest Henley "INVICTUS", and a very special piece for me. Shop links below (soon more links and products) 
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★Esp/ Trabajo personal. Alegoría de la Fuerza inspirado en el estremecedor poema del poeta William Ernest Henley "INVICTUS", y una ilustración muy especial para mi.
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★INVICTUS★ (eng)
"Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul."
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Expect-DelaysStudent Traditional Artist
Inspiring artwork.
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Amazing piece of art! I love it! Would like to buy it message me!
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vin113Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding work
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MandiLoriAnnHobbyist Digital Artist
I've always loved Invictus.

I'm a recovering drug addict, the last lines mean the most to me; I'm in charge of myself.  Nothing comes into this body without my express say-so.  Those pills never crawled down my throat, I put them there.

And now, three years later...   I don't.

Thank you for posting this beautiful and meaningful piece.  It made my heart happy to see it.


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Medusa-DollmakerProfessional General Artist
I'm so grateful for this, for all this comment and your willing for recovery. I'm so proud of people like you, people who fall and rises from ashes. And above everything, WE LEARN. Virtual high five for you! Thank you for understanding so well my favourite poem, and thank you for accepting my art piece as part o it :hug:
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How can your work be used for tatoo work? If I purchase a print and take it to a tatoo artist, would that be something that would be ok with you?
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Medusa-DollmakerProfessional General Artist
Hi! Sure thing. I have no problem with people getting tattoed my art. I just do not allow using my work for commercial work, such as buy a print, include it in the portfolio of some tatto artist to let the clients choose from works the tattoer didn't have the right to sell. But people choosing my work as tattoos? I'm fine with that. I love to see photos of my tattoos, so if you get one, I would be pleased to see it :D
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Awesome - I never thought I would find anything I'd want to have put on my body for life, but you are one of the most amazing artists I think I've seen in a long time. You remind me of Deco illustrations, but with a new edge. Just fantastic stuff... happy to support you in any as many ways as possible to keep on doing what you do.
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Medusa-DollmakerProfessional General Artist
Ohh :heart: This made my day, thank you for the appreciation, you're welcome!
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SunSunichHobbyist Photographer
Is it intentional that left and right part of her face look exactly the same?
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Medusa-DollmakerProfessional General Artist
At least that was the idea! I had to correct things to make it happen. I always have problems with an eye larger than other and that stuff.
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SunSunichHobbyist Photographer
Thing is human faces are actually different (left and right part)

Funny thing is artists only discovered that after medieval times. :)
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Medusa-DollmakerProfessional General Artist
Yes! You're totally right. But I feel so bad when I feel I can't control what I'm drawing. It's very interesting what you've said. I didn't know medieval artists where the ones who discovered the asymetry on faces. I just though it was something known from very old times
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PerdavidHobbyist General Artist
Yaaa Gatou... kretion fullspäckat!
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Que geniaaaaal, amaria hacerme un tatuaje asi 💜
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Medusa-DollmakerProfessional General Artist
:boogie:
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shaynah1Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art! So perfect!
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Medusa-DollmakerProfessional General Artist
Thank you!
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This would be a far out tattoo!
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Medusa-DollmakerProfessional General Artist
Yay <3
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This is really cool
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Medusa-DollmakerProfessional General Artist
Thanx!
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artisticwonder24Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Almost thought that was going to be entirely in Latin, but all good :)
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