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A Temptation by kolaboy A Temptation by kolaboy
Acrylic on canvas, 16X20 inches.
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shermanmaxwell Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
This is the most captivating and personally moving piece of yours that I have seen. This is the one that moved me to begin the letter I am going to send you soon.

I was listening to Bats For Lashes, "What's a girl to do?" when I came across this piece. I began to cry. I sobbed uncontrollably. Then I wept.

I identify with the images in this, this most masterful of your works, more than any other.

Then I had an epiphany.


Thank you Daniel.



-Sherman Maxwell
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kolaboy Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you sir =)
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LloydG Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
Marvellous mudras... a Hand of Glory in the background, and a Mano Cornuto with stick-insect-stigmata in the foreground!
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zeloco Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005  Professional General Artist
I really love the contrasts in this picture.
The calm face of the girl and the slightly vivid one of the boy.
The smoke, that's coming out of bulls (?) nose is brilliant - beautiful detail!
And your skill manking such dark pictures slightly colourful is excuisite!
Beautiful work!
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d-r-e-a-m-e-r Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could make heads or effing tails of any of your other works....
The messages encripted in them are too profound (not just for words, but for most peoples minds alone), I don't think that there are many minds that can even handel half of what yours dishes out on canvas.
This is beautiful, not just in meaning and imagry, but in the acctual art and form it took itself. The one little girl in the center places me in awe, how she can not only resist temptaion, but keep her own evils from taking her over. She seems more of a messanger, not just of God, but of something greater, that we don't all have to be saints just to be able to live with ourselves, that faith can save us from ourselves, and that we have control.
This painting is disturbing in the sence that it is morbidly accurate, and honest to all who's eyes view it's beauty.
I don't think I will ever be able to forget this painting.

~A.P.~
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grafficjam Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
wish i cd paint like this
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CaptainBeyond Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005   Traditional Artist
Fascinating, superb evil work. Would be a really interesting album cover :)
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Kurome Featured By Owner May 2, 2004
a Christian girl faced with temptation..
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TheBlueUmbrella Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2004
wow.. that is awsome--!!!
great work=D
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silversilence Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2003   Photographer
Interesting. I love the details you use. The colors you used with the black look really good. I love all of their eyes. Amazing piece!!
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abandonedoutpost Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2003
It's odd. It's also has something pure, and at the same time, disturbing about it. Very disturbing. I can not tell you as to how I feel regarding the blueeyed girl's experssion. There's something about your art....I've taken a look at your gallery, and I'm at a loss of words. I can't describe what thoughts some of your work produces in my mind.

This is going into my favourites. As for your gallery, I'm rather interested, so I'll be watching you if that's fine.
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kuroineko Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2003
This is just so beautiful. Classic.
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psychonaut67 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2003
aloha again,

i am ringing for words in english...
i am ringing for breath in life.

fuck it. ke, i just start:
the blue eyed being seems to be a fellow.
of mine. looking into and out of the world,
knowing about a lot of stuff.
accepting a lot of stuff.
or better: getting along with it.

next favorite...
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the-extremist02 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2003
Moly!
Just stumbled into yuor gallery..You have an amazing talent..Its great to see someone actually painting and creating original pieces rather than 10,000 pics of naked pouting women with bad dirt flters and blood n razorblades.
I have to admit, I am not the deepest od people, I'm probably not getting this piece..If theres anything to get.
I'm thinking Mr Goathead is taking both of the young ladies out for tea, muffins, a little light dancing and then lashings of satanic tomfoolery?
Anyway, great to find such a talented artist here.

~watch
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caltha Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2003   Photographer
haha that's kinda.. cute... a little Hans Arnold style, at least the girl facing the viewer, while the bull is more naturalistic...
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fabianv Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2003
whoah I really like this one, it is very.. disturbing yet... like some comments have already stated, you leave it to us to be understood in our own little way.. but I think the message is quite clear in this one... Its a striking piece and lots of detail once more, although I dont like the upper hand ... :P (Lick)

doesnt seem done... but I love the whole thing none the less.. not like I can do better.
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prozzaks Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2003
+fav
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mooki Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2003
It would indeed make an excellent tarot card. Your work reminds me alot of some works exhibited locally that I used to gawk over when i was a docent there. Beautiful imagery and colour combinations..paintings to sit and contemplate for hours and hours. I hope you exhibit somewhere because i cant think of many more deserving artists
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goodbyejulia Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2002  Professional General Artist
*cough*religion!*cough* this would make a perfect devil card in a tarot deck... temptation, corruption, control, bondage...
wow... awesome work and so creative (as always)
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mujies Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2002  Hobbyist General Artist
this one's going on my favs ^.^ i really love all your work...im just now getting around to looking at them in depth. i love your work with detail. Worship
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xmelindax Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
For years I tried to paint and only could dream of having a talent such as yours. Very beautiful! Definatly a favorite!
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xxsqueekbatxx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2002
That is one beautiful little boy.
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lonelyplanetgirl Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2002
What a lovely face!
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selmasings Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2002
This is amazing - you have such talent!

AIFIL Heart

Tori
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psychomanatees Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2002   Photographer
id like to comemnt again, my first comment was kinda lame:

i could stare at that face for hours, reminds me of a daria expression...very nice piece, cool to know its a painting....nice nice +fav
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mercedesbenz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2002
I'm addicted to your paintingstyle! Your images are just so amazing!
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enhypnion Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2002
Wonderful painting, some great imagery in there, as well as an awesome atmosphere to it.
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coisital Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2002
at last you get some "credit": [link]
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garan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2002
beautiful painting. I like the sybolism. due to the great choice of colours the mood is incredible.
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greef Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2002   General Artist
interesting...gets me thinkiing!! good job!
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psychomanatees Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2002   Photographer
wow..wWWw.....trippy
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minix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2002   Digital Artist
This is so wonderfully imaginative and beautiful. Great job. :) (Smile)
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tokoloshee Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2002
Great Painting, I love all they symbolism and use of colors.
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jezebel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2002
Just gorgeous... I'm in love with it. :) (Smile)
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n05feratu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2002  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful...
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zlim Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2002
Wow this is just awesome. Im missing words to express right now.
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sagenlicht Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2002   Writer
oh yes.
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alchemism Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2002
I know what you mean about photographing large works, believe me, I know. It's damned hard to get the quality out of it...
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arealitystudios Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2002   Photographer
Wow, this is really...umm, just totally rad! (did I just say rad?) *ahem* anyway I love the look on the central figures eyes. Very dreamy, almost sleepy, but incredible in the way they look so familiar. Very nice work :) (Smile)
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fatelessmirror Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2002

Spiders add fuzziness. Gold chains around the horse, beautiful withdrawl. Three sides to everything...

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tangia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2002
You are such an amazing talent. If not only for your technique with acrylics, but for your subject manner as well. You leave every piece open to interpretation, and everything you do is reminiscent of some strange dream world.

Another fav, of course!

Heart
Jeni*
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woundedog Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2002
AMAZING
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ester Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002
this is extremely beautiful. and wicked ;) (Wink) nice
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maura Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2002
Oh bugs, I love bugs. Nice concept.
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cherryhobbit Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2002
gorgeous as always. Your so talented, it makes my day to look at your art. Hug
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coisital Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2002
gorgeous as usual...
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melocopter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2002  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice... do you use bottle or tube acrylics?
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dymentia Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2002   Writer
This is so disturbing yet ethereal... wonderful work and I think the name is a perfect title for it. There is no other way to describe this piece. +favlove
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greenmonkey Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2002
She is absolutely beautiful.
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