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Look at me - the Rape
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Published: February 23, 2007
a painting for a friend who is a rape survivor.
and for all rape victims out there.

I didn't have the courage to finish it for a year.

photoshop+wacom

Thanks to *Aegis-Strife and $chix0r who awarded this piece the DD. And to all of you wonderful people. We are the seed of change.

christina antoinette

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duslawa's avatar
Disturbing. And very haunting... But also very good.
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simmyfoxy's avatar
thank you
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lindenART|Hobbyist General Artist
A sensitive topic, very well interpreted !!!
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Andaelentari|Hobbyist Digital Artist
one of the better representations I've seen lately.
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Ni-idea's avatar
That looks painful, but I guess that's the point, very appropriate indeed. Good job.
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neofotistou|Professional Digital Artist
ty so much <3
yeah, I can't look at it easily either
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Ni-idea's avatar
You're welcome.
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Acid-Rabbit-Art|Student Digital Artist
you are one of the best!!!
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neofotistou|Professional Digital Artist
wow.. I don't know about that, but it's so awesome to hear you like my work :)
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mina12310|Student General Artist
wooow. 
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TheOMFish|Hobbyist General Artist
I am absolutely BLOWN away by your work.... you deserve to be in a museum, you are one of the most BREATHTAKING artists i have ever seen. in message and technique 

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neofotistou|Professional Digital Artist
aww thank you for your kind words TheOMFish! This is humbling, I don't think museums would like me (or I them :) )
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TheOMFish|Hobbyist General Artist
haha that is always the case. The greatest artists never get enough recognition. Nevertheless, you're work is indescribably eye-catching and thought-provoking... keep up the good work!!
Namastee
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Powerful piece.
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neofotistou|Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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You're welcome :)
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storm12's avatar
This is beautiful, haunting and thought provoking- I love it
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uh-mazing.....!!!
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nine9nine9|Professional Digital Artist
Bellissimo!
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SUPERB!!!

Really nice painting!!!
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Kalyptsio|Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing.As a rape survivor I thank you for painting this.It's powerful, emotionally moving, and profound in it's message.thank you again...
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DimensionMoth|Hobbyist General Artist
Such a powerful piece....
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you are very profound.... beautiful peace.
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OddworldianPrincess|Student Digital Artist
I know of a girl that was raped by a 12 year old boy when she was 7, almost every day for a year whilst her mother denied it and then blamed her for it, calling her own daughter a slut.
Am I mad at the boy? Of course not. He was a troubled individual that had no concept of kindness or compassion as he had never experienced it himself. Instead of being sent to juvenile prison he should have gotten proper counselling :(
People do bad things because they think they are not worthy to be "good" people, or they truly believe a "good" person doesn't exist. My heart goes out to both types of victims, the abuser and the abused.
How I see this image?...
This picture is a woman, a beautiful adolescent rising from the depths she was once dragged down to, her virgin blood preserved in a glass vial. She is still pure, still loving, still beautiful. Overcoming the rape and soaring towards her dreams has made her stronger than ever before, the red ribbon losing it's grip around her as she soars. :)
Before anyone attacks me about standing up for the rapist, I WAS that 7 year old girl.
I forgive him and only wish the best for him and that he overcomes his inner demons. :heart:
Thank you for finally being able to complete something so beautiful and dignified. :hug:
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