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The Poison Makes Her Pretty by kolaboy The Poison Makes Her Pretty by kolaboy
Acrylic, 16X24. Completed last July.

Scanned and assembled. And I thought photographing a painting was fun :sarcasm:*
The first piece I completed after what was likely the worst month of my life (June). I've no idea if the events of said month influenced this painting since I tend to submerge all unpleasantness beneath the miles of permafrost that I've allowed to accumulate over the years (self-preservation, ya know). There shall be no clubbing of baby seals in my arctic preserve.
I ask questions, but I pray that the answers never come. "Bless me with mystery, and shroud me with shadows..." (Keb)

But I (as usual) digress...

I thank you, dear people, for looking :nod:




*I had no idea there was a sarcasm emote...
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Given 2008-01-04
One of dA's finest Surreal artists, `kolaboy never ceases to amaze. Complex symbols and technical mastery combined in a compelling body of work, The Poison Makes Her Pretty by `kolaboy reminds us to keep an eye on this deviant. ( Featured by stigmatattoo )
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breakthrough-self Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this!!!
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johnpalumbojr Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was hungry, but no longer. Beautiful beautiful. Very happy to see this got proper recognition. Epic piece.
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconkazmageddon:
kazmageddon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
inspiring
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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MarkMonosyllabic Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
I really like this painting; I dig all kinds of surrealist work, but this is like... a more simplistic surrealism? Whatever it is, I like what ya got going on.
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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idolhands Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
I adore your comments on your work. Wow. And of course the work itself is very impressive in catching attention and arousing emotion.
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blindgorgon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
yes... i suppose that would be cry-worthy.
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LloydG Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
Yay for your well-deserved DD, Danny! :w00t:

By rights you should have a stack of those by now. :trophy:
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks buddy =)
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badlycoloredchildren Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
ah! wow
this is so wonderful!
excellent painting
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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synchrochick007 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
the composition on this piece is very interesting. you eye at first goes to the two individuals in the center and then is directed upward to the bead in the tree. at a second glance you spot the wooden puppet which gives the effect of holding your eye for a while. what I find mst interesting is the blank area of space in the upper left which does not add to the overall compasition of the painting but seems to increase the ammount of attention to the right. very interesting composition. I like it. :)
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I like negative spaces, They are pregnant with possibilities =)
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ShiverNamelessone Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
congratulations on your well-deserved DD :sun:

i find your art, as always, thought provoking, powerful, vulnerable, and deep.

this was already a fav of mine.
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly =)
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CamDeHam Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
i love it
so disturbing yet beautiful!
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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SavageInsight Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
Very Poe-meets-Dali esk, it's the first I've seen like this.

Wonderful work.
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Kola, congrats on the DD! no one deserves it more...i look forward to more great art from you soon...
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks buddy, that means a lot to me =
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doggiebanana Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
okay then...
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tesi-antitesi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
acrilic O__O
oh my god

beautiful
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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enchanted-black-rose Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. :)
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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insanellamagirl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008   Traditional Artist
this is wonderful. I was thrilled when i realized it was an actual painting, for some reason--- that just makes it more special.
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank ya =)
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Zikorus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
Clever idea and the colours are very effective.Fills you with negative thoughts.Nice piece.
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
We all have a negative - shaped hole that needs filling...
Thanks for looking =)
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mostlymade Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Wow, that's fricken' weird. That's why I like it!
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank ya =)
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Halo-Proxy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008   Photographer
iteresting picture...what is that person pulling with her teeth, i can't tell if it's the other lady's shirt or flesh...
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
A pink tee shirt. Thanks for looking =)
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Halo-Proxy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008   Photographer
ok, thanks! just wondering, i think it was just because the other girls mouthwas pinkish colored....why is she biting her shirt?
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You've not heard of the crazed teen-aged shirt-biting cult of Beechy Island? Egad! ;)
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Halo-Proxy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008   Photographer
ha ha ha! no i haven't, maybe it'll catch on where i live!
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GeminiNinja8 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
Acrylic !!!! how ... ? do you get such wonderful effects with it !!!
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
One part sunshine + two parts water + three parts prayer!
Thanks for looking =)
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GeminiNinja8 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
Hehehe you're welcome :D

Great Art, i want to know about its concept :D
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:iconkolaboy:
kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, so do I..... =D

Thanks for looking ;)
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GeminiNinja8 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
:XD: welcome ^^
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Viethra-Schepherd Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
Sis trying to blame something on the other girl, but she feels like the problem is her fault anyway. She is conflicted between wether to accept her friends support or envy her underng and calmness. On the other hand it could ber her lction in her minds eye. She is attacking herself with words, but she holds back enough not to harm herself. This is because she is scared of giving up the chance to live another day for hope's sake. I think she is also too brave to kill herself because people depend on her she doesn't want to give up. She doesn't want to lose. Dying... dying is easy, living is hard.
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing analytics, thank you =)
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Viethra-Schepherd Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Wow you think so? There is a really interesting quality to this painting. Sorry about the typos. My keyboard is tarded. Here is what I meant to type.

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She trying to blame something on the other girl, but she feels like the problem is her fault anyway. She is conflicted between whether to accept her friends support or envy her understanding and calmness. On the other hand it could ber her reflection in her minds eye. She is attacking herself with words, but she holds back enough not to harm herself. This is because she is scared of giving up the chance to live another day for hope's sake. I think she is also too brave to kill herself because people depend on her she doesn't want to give up. She doesn't want to lose. Dying... dying is easy, living is hard.
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MrDarksMayhem-C Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Artist
That is a very beautiful painting.
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much =)
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Alpha-White-Fang Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
that gives meaning to the phrase "eat your heart out" right...? that is what the other person's doing... right?
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