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Ludwig van Beethoven

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The legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
My depiction of his 'letters'. Such letters described his thoughts, feelings, character and struggles with mental and physical illnesses
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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I can't even tell you how much I love this! Beyond incredible..I'd love to hang this up in my room. Clap 
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Hello! I would like to notify you that I've featured you on my surreal and abstract art blog over on Tumblr. Your work really fits the theme, and you can see it on Of course, I have given you credit and linked to your page. If for any reason you don't want it published any longer, just send me a message and I'll delete it pronto. Thanks, and congratulations! Your art is beautiful. Please note: If you don't see your art right away on my blog, it is probably still in the queue and has yet to be posted.

ps: I'd like to post more of your art, please let me know if that can be allowed! With your page cited of course :)

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I wish Beethoven really looked like that, it would make GCSE music more interesting
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Absolutely stunning. And his eyes, they portray so much emotion. Love it, it's beautiful!
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15tStudent Traditional Artist
I don't know how I missed this the last time I was on your page, very cool! 
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NickyBarklaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Your support is greatly appreciated
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fantastico !!! +++++++++++++++++
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I assume he was a bit of a troubled man, and if he was, then this illustrates him wonderfully.
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Once again you have managed to create something amazing :] keep up the wonderful work. You should come to America sometime and host like a ...... lets all paint together thing. I would kill to get some pointers from you, like in the video you had a while back for the album cover you did, "if you can melt it you probably should" loved that idea lol
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"and it was the Ludwig Van!"_Clockwork Orange
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It's already well known fact that creativity and madness like to be tag team on the ring. And by this I suppose, you are bit crazy aren't you? :)
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Great idea.
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Andela1998Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This really caught my attention. I love the concept. and the expression in his eyes. it definitely describes how he felt while he was becoming deaf - the pain, sorrow,depression... This is what I call art!I'd suggest it for a daily deviation if I could :)
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TerribleNarcissistStudent General Artist
I love this. Both the concept and the work itself are fantastic! Very well done!
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lol haha XD
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fantastic! :D
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91 ;)
Love it :D!!
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...18 views? Seriously? This artwork literally shows how his mental illness drowned him. This is such a creative and beautiful piece!
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70 :D
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