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The Blind Follower by Wildweasel339 The Blind Follower by Wildweasel339
The blind follower suffers the fate of their master. Be wary, lest you confuse a jester for a king.
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:iconceltic-lily:
Celtic-Lily Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
Her expression is heart-breaking. It's rare that pictures can make me feel anything beyond "oh that's pretty" or "this person must be very talented" but your gallery is full of artworks which spark such strong emotions. This one, it's all I can do not to try and jump through the screen to rescue her...
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for saying so!  It is the challenge of capturing emotions that interests me most in art.
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:iconhailmyself:
HailMyself Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Poor child. She follow him just because he own her. What a terrible rules.
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:iconironsides11:
ironsides11 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
A beautiful, emotional image. 
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Beholdanarmy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
wow. narrative and perfect techinque
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:iconwitchicusrex:
WitchicusRex Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning, I've always felt that visual art is telling a story with colours. This is a prime example of that. wonderful
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:iconplowiee:
plowiee Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't help but create my own little story for this picture... love it!
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:iconoscar-ojisan:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   Artist
beautiful & sad
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:iconadorax:
Adorax Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconsorceress2000:
Sorceress2000 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love: hauntingly beautiful
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconangelgirll23:
Angelgirll23 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
You are mad crazy talented!!! omg just wow!
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gee thanks!! :)
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:iconashleyjordan:
ashleyjordan Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so very poignant and dark, very gripping and to the point

Gorgeous lighting and stirring concept, your comments always add so much more to the image
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:iconrainvine:
rainvine Featured By Owner May 11, 2012   Filmographer
Oh wow, I want to hear more about this one!!! O____O
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:iconrobertcopu:
RobertCopu Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing! Now THIS is visual story telling. Well done!
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D thank you!
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:iconjasmineroseellery:
jasmineroseellery Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
this is a beautiful painting yet sad, love it.
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:iconbubbletea19:
BubbleTea19 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Very beautiful, love how you captured the emotion! :D
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:iconzaleho:
Zaleho Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gruesome... i love it >D
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:iconcruton2025:
Cruton2025 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
An excellent piece.

I love the dark looming quality of the headsman behind her and how he blends into the upper background.

I like the overall effect of the well lit though blurred faces of the crowd but the lighting looks to bright to be from any natural source. It looks like they have been lit by stadium type lights, which seems improbable from this scene.

The bit of gore on the chopping block and the jester's hat lying nearby are well executed and prime examples of solid story telling.

To be honest though there are two elements that really take this work to the next level.

The first is the title and the quote. The title follows the quote and sets up the actual piece brilliantly. The quote I find to be a gem in its own right. It is concise, full of imagery, and instantly understood. Paired with the picture it loses nothing of its brilliance and really brings out the story.

The second is her expression of shock. Her face is superbly done and I my eyes are continually drawn back to it but the rest of her posture should not be overlooked. The hand caught mid-comb through her hair, her other hand cautiously tracing the block when the realization hits her. Wonderful. The artist clearly put some work, thought, and talent into this.
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Woh, thank you for such a thorough comment! I truly appreciate your critique.

The quote is indeed very important. Before I had those words in mind, the image image had no clear direction. An image without direction, or focus, has little impact.
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:iconlaraapatel:
laraapatel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love your use of light!
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconmetalfest:
MetalFest Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
So true :)
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:iconartist-kgh:
Artist-KGH Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This says so much with one picture, and two sentences. Amazing thought provoking artwork with an equally thought provoking description.
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:icondevin87:
Devin87 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
realy love that natural brush strokes, + great theme, say no more, this is excellent :)
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconhreindyr:
hreindyr Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love this. Excellent job. The description really brings a strong lesson to the image.
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconviolaatdeviant:
ViolaAtDeviant Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
stunning!
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconsilenttrain:
SilentTrain Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the expression on her face. <3
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconsilenttrain:
SilentTrain Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no problem!:D
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Dear Friend Wildweasel
Your Fantastic l Artwork is featured ...in
:iconaction-portraits:...:iconart-portraits:
you are Most welcome!!! ...:heart:
regards
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome thanks!
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
:)
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
WoW ... Terrrrific...!!!:heart:
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:icondawnsentinel:
DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Makes you think.
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HerzinthTheDark Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I quite literally can't think of the words that might explain what this picture evokes in me.

So I'll settle for this: It's beautiful and emotional and I love it =D
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) Much appreciated!
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:iconsmaragdia:
Smaragdia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i love your brush strokes! very intense feeling.
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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dynamite-factory Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
this is incredible.. i love the feel of it and how you portray expressions *-* you convey so much detail and many events into one picture, fantastic work :3
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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dynamite-factory Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
no problem~
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:iconzathraya:
zathraya Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Poor girl. :( But it's a beautiful piece.
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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