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Temptation by KelseyBeckett Temptation 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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pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is a wonderfully evocative an emotional piece. One thing I really love about this illustration is that it actually has substance behind it--and carries a narrative. And your amazing technical execution goes without saying. :) I love it!
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fedora-blues Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist
This is very attention-grabbing. Love it!
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KnockMeOut Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know why, but the most beautiful part of this drawing is the guy's mouth. It's WONDERful.
But, I just love everything about this. (:
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Rachel-Perciphone Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful, truly beautiful!
I think my favorite part is the man's face... I'm not sure why.
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missambrosia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
You are extremely talented!
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kurophoenix90 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
it reminds me on something...

do you use photos or draw out of your mind???
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ohhmydeer Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
how do u get the colored pencils to not look like colored pencils? heeh
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KelseyBeckett Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think about their limits, I think about their possibilities : )
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ohhmydeer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
thats deeep
lol
still i suck!
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lovehound Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i liiiike it a lot. does the hair color have anything to do with the meaning?
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Lynnea Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
well I'm guessing because of the picture and the name.. that maybe he is trying to coerce her to have some sexy time with him but shes looks to be religious (rosary) so maybe shes tried to say no. but hes lookin pretty intense so... I hope hes not pushing her too hard. D:
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KelseyBeckett Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Spot onnnn : )
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Hell-okitty Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008   Photographer
premarital sex i think.
cause I think I spy an alsmot blood like trail on her ring finger, showing her temptation, and loss of virginity before marriage perhaps? and he looks rather devious. haha! fabulous art.
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KelseyBeckett Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Spot on! (: good job, not many people notice the ring finger.
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Hell-okitty Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Photographer
awesome!
yeah I saw no-one really mentioned it, thought I was seeing things cause its the first thing I saw =/
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Eoith Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
I see the girl sticking to her values but at the same time the man is wanting her to give in. He also looks like he may be enjoying the chase of a virgin and take pleasure in deflowering them.

Wonderful work, truly amazing. I don't see much art on DA that has much room for interpretation. Bravo ^__^.
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Mystery-Poison Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
You may have been asked this, but what size paper do you use?

These are wonderfully done.
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KelseyBeckett Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
In this series, the sizes ranged from 17x17 to 24x24
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Mystery-Poison Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
They're square. Thank you!
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bsm Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
love lo ve love this plus the guy is HOTTT lol great job on this one
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silversmithfire Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
GEEZ. I love this one.
Hey, I wanna let you know that your art has been an inspiration to me. Thanks so much for that.
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SirenJagonshi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Man is temptation for women to sin. Beautifully done.
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oterwing Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
Wow.. these are really just amazing.. I'm at lost for words
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moral-extremist Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I think there is sort of an odd relationship between the two
he has some mischief in his eyes, and she looks very.. [innocent//pure??? idk] almost like he takes advantage of her without her knowing
[...loltoodeep??]
but his eyes are so stunning *A*
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ProjectCherry Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
This is amazing, the color is just wow, and the emotion is incredible.
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OthelloEd Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
does the title mean that the two are kind of not wanting premarital sex or something and waiting because of religion? anyway, the piece is amazing!!! anyone who can use prismacolors and produce something like this is obviously talented!
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bethica2001 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
wow, i thought that other one was my fav, but I think this one is
I like how the words in this one are more subtly placed so it isnt the main focus which allows the main idea of temptation to not be overshadowed by those words on the side
I also really like how you portray the temptation with the guy with his arms around her waist but the arms arent really in your face so there are moments when you can almost feel the innocence of his actions. and this like constant changing feeling about the sinful or innocence nature of the action really helps to show how one would think when in the possition of the girl.
so yeah, love it ^__^
its not for sale is it? ;P
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KelseyBeckett Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
At the moment, no,not for sale : ) But possibly in a few months. I'll keep you posted.
And thank you so much for your comments <3
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bethica2001 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
ah good to know
and no problem :)
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Dan-Heffer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
aweosme pic, did you use a reference for these? :D
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KelseyBeckett Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I used reference for the people, but it's not meant to look photo realistic. : ) And most of the backgrounds are completely conceptual.
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Dan-Heffer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i envy you, you have alot of talent, lovely pencil work, he looks exactly like my borhters boyfriend ill have to link a pic to you one day heh KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!-jealous- your hard work shows :)
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KelseyBeckett Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh, link it to me :) lol. I loved drawing that model, he was so cute.
Thanks, darlin.
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Dan-Heffer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
will do :D
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shiro-ko Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
absolutely fantastic... this should be Daily Deviation!
I love it!congratulations :+fav:
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foomin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
These pictures are honestly the prettiest art I've ever seen online. You are amazingly talented!! I'd be hesitant to post these too, but thank you for sharing them. This one is my personal favorite. You colour skin so beautifully.
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Integgy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Oh wow. I didn't notice this before, but going over the images again, I just now noticed the trickle of blood coming from her left ring-finger. Which leads my mind to think that her temptation is not just lust, but sex outside of a married relationship.
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MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Wow! Great eye and good guess. You must know neeka's work pretty well ...
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Integgy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Not really, I'm actually quite new to her work. I guess it's that coming from a very religious (Catholic) background makes me look extra-hard at these pieces, studying them to see what I can take from them. Or I'm just weird. Whatevs. xD
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MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
never the less, good eye ...
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KelseyBeckett Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yess!!!! I'm so excited you saw that!!!! : D That's absolutely correct.
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ValArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Wow, just wonderful! love the details ^^
Just 1 question: how many time do you spend on a drawing?
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aestheticirony Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how her hair looks like a veil or something. She reminds me of a virgin (or THE VIRGIN) being tempted. Intense and beautiful!
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saki-hime Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
I'm rather happy you put these up, I think they're wonderful :D So beautiful...
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neo-mero Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
the meaning of this seems rather obvious to me, though of course it's all just speculation... i could be wrong!

it's about how easy it is for people (and maybe not just people in general, but young people?) to give in to sin and temptation. the man behind her can be someone that she is lusting after, hence trying to resist, or it can be a manifestation of sin, or even the devil himself, grabbing at her, trying to take her into sin. i would like to make some symbolism from the drapery in the background but i just can't think of anything right now.... :|
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lemonchocolate Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
His stare is burning and hypnotizing. I love this picture, it does look like an abusive relationship and that the girl is looking to the lord for help.

This is amazing, you truly inspire me to keep drawing.
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Jovie-sama Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Student
I envy you!The coloring is amazing and the detail is so beautiful and complex!
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Remember,Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
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shaqe2010 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
wow.


your very awesome with colors.
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blueaorta Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
I love the blue! really gorgeous lighting. and her hands and his mouth are amazing.
lovely lovely work
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coffeesong Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
O_O this is destubing to me but still beautiful.. the guy is so intense its like he is trying to invade my bubble from the picture.. the girl doesnt seem very happy ether.. abusive guy maybe? or just strict? possibly he is taking over her life because she is "just a woman" as some people would have once said
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