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Resurrection by nell-fallcard Resurrection by nell-fallcard
I won a contest on a magazine with this image. They told me it was going to be featured on their next issue, and I was waiting for that before submitting it anywhere... thing is... has been soooo long since then and I don't have a clue if that issue is already out there and I just missed it, or if they got broke or what happened... so here you have, quite old but still done with love :D
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:iconmikkhos:
First of all I would like to say that I feel this piece is a bit more powerful than most of your work that has been submitted as of late.

The overall ideas that you have set in place work well with the symbolism in this image.
The division of the face seems to represent an inner battle to me, where perhaps one is struggling with their own masks and facades. One side is attempting to reveal it's true self while the other remains stony and perfect.
The background draws a lot into this piece, and despite that it still would have looked okay with a stark white background, the fact that you added in subtle shapes really draws one's eye into the image. I think the most important key to the background is the sharp point on the symbol that seems to be pointing to the exposed portion of the subject's face. It draws your eye in and down to the vibrant color of the eye. I think this is amazingly critical in a work of art, and usually vastly overlooked.
The man's features are flawless and smooth, which to me seems to represent an almost angelic reference. Especially when peering into his eye- it seems to reflect a sort of innocence.
The transition from the living breathing portions and the marble is amazing, and very well done. You can almost imagine either half fully completed.

The one thing I would have liked to see a bit different in this image would be the shadows on the marble portions. I think, while it is very well rendered, it could stand to have a bit more darkness to the shadows, but nothing overpowering. Perhaps that would add a bit more depth to the piece without subtracting from the lovely textures.

Overall this image feels very romantic to me, and I believe it is very well done.
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It's a great piece that's what all the 5 stars are for :)
But what I wonder about is -> The neck seems very long
Shouldn't there be a bit of shoulder still? (Or some skin going for a shoulder)

What I like a lot is the detail on his face and the crumbles in it (the stone?) And his eye, looks like he's trying to shout for help!!
I know it will take me a long time to accomplish something as beautiful as this :)

Still love the work though ;-)
Keep up the good work!! :love: (and can't wait to see more!)
Liesbeth / Siwanll
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:iconlackasleep:
lackasleep Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
I remember this winning that contest. What a stunning concept and beautiful drawing! Love it!
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:iconnell-fallcard:
nell-fallcard Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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AngeliqueLuv Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg i had no idea you made this. I love this picture. Its my phone wallpaper.

You did an awesome job.
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:iconnell-fallcard:
nell-fallcard Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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lucifer-et-valo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Ohhhh I remember this winning the competition. So beautiful ^^
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:iconninzarel:
Ninzarel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
I love this! Grats on the win...did you ever find out if it ever got published?
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:iconnell-fallcard:
nell-fallcard Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nope. It supposedly was. Got an email from the magazine saying the would send me a copy of it but it never arrived.
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:iconninzarel:
Ninzarel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Either way...we have a wicked drooling of Ville and your artistic vision. XD
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GinnyWinchester Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student General Artist
ohhh sh*t this is just fantasticcccccc :wow:
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Sigillium Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured here:

[link]
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Anny171389 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconiloveyouplz: you are a god!
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GothFlower Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
This is my fave piece of yours! -Amazing-
Love it!x696 ^^ <3
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pandatube Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Wow, this is amazing. ; u ;
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Threshie Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap: Beautiful work! I especially love the drippy painted look to the background, as well as the way the curls of the hair are very stylized in the marble but very fine strands in the 'real' portion. =) Lastly, the single teal eye is a great colorful focal point that both echoes the soft blue tones of the background and gives the subject some true 'life' by having him looking right at the viewer. :D I love it!

~Threshie :heart:
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purplerose Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   Photographer
Really amazing.
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melivillosa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
que cara tan bonita
y como siempre que chingoneria de dibujo (c0m0 siempre nell)
es muy feo cuando te dan falsas esperanzas q se mueran los malditos

saludos de parte de todos aqui en el batallon n_n
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HandsOfShame Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
I really really like this. Its amazing!
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LividThor Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
That is so amazing!
AWESOME job!
Ville Vallo! <3
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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Your Amazing work has been feature in my News Article "Men in Art" [link] Love your work!!!! :heart:

:iconkissingplz:
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:iconnell-fallcard:
nell-fallcard Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
several in a row! thank you very much!
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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
My pleasure sweetie :iconkissingplz:
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PrincessOfTheDark Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! Que maravilla! En que revista fue?
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:iconnell-fallcard:
nell-fallcard Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Royalflush se llama
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:iconheral:
heral Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
wooow, te quedo sorpendente, muy muy chido..... ya casi no subes cosas, espero ver mas cosas pronto, y la neta mis repetos =D
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nell-fallcard Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ps es que ya soy parte del proletariado :D :C :D :C
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:iconheral:
heral Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
jajajaja, ahora entiendo todo.... mmm, que mal, bueno no que mal, pero deberias de buscarte un tiempo para tuarte personal y para subirlo, jaja :P
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nell-fallcard Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ese tiempo desafortunada - o afortunada - mente se lo come el freelance. Bienvenidas 4 horas de sueño diariasss!! :D


:C
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heral Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Yeeaaaaahhh, Freelance rules!!!!! y las desveladas tambien, jajaja.
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:iconnell-fallcard:
nell-fallcard Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Tengo pozos en lugar de ojos @_@
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:iconheral:
heral Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
jajajaja, entonces por ponerlo de una forma, si se grabara una pelicula de zombies tu ya no necesitarias tanto maquillaje?? :P
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camilah Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
This looks so amazing:heart:
I really like this picture alot. Great job done.
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Perzephone Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
WOAH. *dies*
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liquidfire101 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist
wow gorgeous work!
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Lifeconsumer102 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thats amazing!!!! well done you!
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karracaz Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the contrast between the detailed foreground and the simple background. The whole composition is very well done.
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:iconsarel:
Sarel Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   General Artist
esta fregonsisimo x333!

Recuerda mujer, la marca de agua! ;)
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Br0wnnie Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to favourite this again and again. :heart:
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lone-wolf-666 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous! amazing drawing of Ville. u captured his beauty wonderfully ^^
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TwistedXP Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
nice work, this is a very powerful picture
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denebtenoh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Well I think it´s INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL!! and if they didn´t use it... THEIR lost baby!!!
I love his eyes, the way they seem to be passing through yours and digging holes into your soul... and as if begging for love or understandment... BOTH of them, the blue and the stone eye.
Wonderful work!
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Troopic Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautfirul! I love the I-turn-to-stone effect!! *_*
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slader Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
que va te quedo bien chido!
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4u64ica Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! And btw this is my favourite song! :love:
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LeviathanAngel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
amazing work!!!
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N0b0dyXIII Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009   Photographer
This is simply amazing. Truly realistic with this sense of fantasy so well executed in technique =)
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CAPRICORNx2 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
muy original, tienes una tecnica muy buena.
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daymorgan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
XD Loveeeeeee
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:iconriziak:
riziak Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
oh, Ville! ( i knew he looked familiar XD )
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mazonie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
felicidades :D
me gusta mucho, es precioso, sigue asi
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Galatea-DNegro Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure you won! congratulations, its AMAZING! it's seem a pic of mine for Promethean , a RPG :D
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