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Swallow by KelseyBeckett Swallow by KelseyBeckett
Let me start by saying I am VERY hesitant to post these pictures.
This collection took me months to complete; they're pretty much my babies, and I want to share them with you.
As for how long they'll be up, I'm not sure. I'm very nervous!

PLEASE do not copy/ steal my work. ;__; <33

All are done with Prismacolor colored pencils.

Lemme hear what you think they mean <33
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Angelles-LaVeau Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well done!!
GracefulBurning Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
wow.... this whole collection is absolutely breathtaking. I adore the simplicity of the titles and the correspondence of the artwork to create an ultimately profound and beautifully spoken concept. You're creativity and technical ability are crazy off the charts amazing. Glad I came across you're artwork :) its really inspiring.
erikakochanski Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Writer
I just adore this one!
Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, Just so beautiful and emotive :heart:
Blackviolin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
oh, all of them are just so beautiful! i can't pick which one i like the most out of these! all of them i give a ten thumbs up!
ShinigamiKanilla Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahem, pencils. Forgive me.
ShinigamiKanilla Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've got some kickass skills with markers, honey *is awed* and I love that her skin is so white. Makes a good contrast to her dark hair.
Somnambulist-theory Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
No worries hun.

I saw all of the ones you posted...

They're all GORGEOUS.
neo-mero Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
okay... i'm having trouble trying to see what this illustration might mean! so i'm going to really go out on a limb and say....

she is a bride! hence, she is all white, which symbolizes the purity of a bride and her chastity. the red ribbon around her hand... in some cultures, a red ribbon may represent the tie between lovers, but here the ribbon ends and fades. i come to the conclusion that her lover has died. the wrinkles behind her are the sheets of her marriage bed, which is incomplete without her lover. the black leaves of the flowers represent her mourning for his death. i still don't understand the meaning of the red cracks or blood on her arm...

but hey! it's worth a shot, right?
KelseyBeckett Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I absolutely love all your interpretations of my work. : ) I'm happy to know they've sparked stories in your mind.
This picture is actually representative of the AIDS virus. The red ribbon around her wrist is the official AIDS ribbon, ((like the breast cancer ribbon)) and it is pulling her away. The marks on her arm are track marks, which she attained the sickness from. Her fingertips fade into the background as an effect of nerve loss, a symptom of the virus, and her hair is fading to white as another side effect.

All in all, this picture is hard, if not impossible to figure out without an explanation : ) But I love your story as well. You have a very creative take on all these pictures.
neo-mero Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
wow! that really surprised me! now that makes much more sense! i couldn't make any sense of the marks on her arm. i love that all of these illustrations have such deep meanings, concerning current issues! i applaud you for using your art to make such meaningful statements!! :)
MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
That explination makes it even more powerful!
BloodPigs Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008   General Artist
They're all so amazing...I love this one to death. :heart:
monikapalosz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You did great. Thanks for sharing! They're all amazing!
japookins Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
i like it
the shading the lettering
all has a nice flow to it
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