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In memoriam.
self-portrait

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purplesinner Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Hi! Your beautiful photo has been featured in our monthly journal, where we show the best works from our group.
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Have a nice day! :)
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013   Photographer
thank you :heart:
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badnan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   Photographer
Polu omorfh :)
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013   Photographer
euxaristw nadia mou!! :)
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emogirl424 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
how'd you make it look like it was bleeding?
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Photographer
It is makeup! :)
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emogirl424 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
like do you add water or like do you but like fake blood?
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Photographer
It's a red lip liner in wet form, red lipstick and red lip gloss wherever you can see a sparkle :)
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emogirl424 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks that really cool tip thank you
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Photographer
you re welcome! :)
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kingwen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Artist
Since you're Greek, I imagine the symbolism is based on the practice of putting Amaranth
blooms on graves. It's ironic, since the flower is known as the immortal flower, but it is
used to mark a ritual of mortality. Your blood-tears look like clusters of red Amaranth. It is
a self portrait, and therefore perhaps a mourning of a lost self? (Or more directly a reference
to the nickname of the flower, which is "Lady Bleeding"?)

The color saturation is very effective because it lends a dark and mortal tone to everything,
and yet it allows the vital red to come through. I think it might be more powerful if it were
less "clean" than it is -- the texture of your skin where you lose the focus around the neck
is more visually interesting, for example, than the smoothness of your forehead just between
your eyes.

After a moment -- and probably because of the Greek tragedy allusions -- I think of what
Oedipus did to himself after he found his mother hanging. He did not want to see -- and
yet he was one who saw so much that others could not.

Very powerful photo.
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much for your comment! :)
It is in memory of a friend
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robertjefchak Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I really like the limited palette of red and grey tones. It plays well with the hightened emotional imagery you are dealing with in this image. But I think the composition would be much stronger with a couple of improvements. The hair is somewhat frizzy. I would play this up much more, even make it disheveled. That would highten the emotional impact. I would also lighten the shine on the lips and eyes slightly and definately make the eye weeping more drippy like real tears. I hope you were interested in real criticism. I think you are on to some great stuff. Just puch-up the emotional impact.
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Photographer
Thank you for your comment! :) :)
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stergios Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yperoxi :D :D
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Photographer
Euxaristw poluuuu!!!! :aww:
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4DK Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Photographer
Beautiful work! Love the composition.
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much! :)
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
πολυ καλη:)
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Photographer
euxaristw poluuu!! :)
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Parakalw:hug:
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HINOKI151 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
mÍme si la vie est triste, il faut ce battre pour y arriver alors ne pleure pas
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Photographer
c'est vrai! :D :hug:
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DragonflyAndromeda Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Photographer
Great shot!=)
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much!! :)
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superhilalo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
nice work bleeding love
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Photographer
haha :P thank you :)
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tors66 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
don't cry pretty girl :pat:
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Photographer
:) :)
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CaseyDN Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this model, she's so beautiful!! :hug: :aww: I hope you shoot lots more of her ;P
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Photographer
heheh :P thank you :D
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CaseyDN Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:icontardglompplz: ;P
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richc1958 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
beautifully done and excellent concept.........:rose:
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Photographer
thank you so much rich! :) :hug:
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passiej9 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
nice!
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Photographer
thank you!
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CarlosAE Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty! ^_^
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Photographer
Thank you Carlos!! :)
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CarlosAE Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :hug: ^_^
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FavDA Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Is it my angel that I dreamed forever. If so, I want to dream dreams further and see what the angel. :) :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love: :kiss: :love:
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Photographer
hehe :blush: :) :hug:
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FavDA Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:kiss:
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MikeVri Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome frame & edit!!
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much!! :)
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