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My site: 2D Forever

I found myself drawing in biro for the first time in a while today - I forget how strangely liberating it is. The messiness of the medium allows you go really free-hand without caring of the quality that the ink leaves.

From these ink drawings I found myself drawing figures similar to an older piece and this idea was born. Rather than large hair floating freely, I went down the opposite route, almost like hair-bondage.

This piece could of easily been quite sinister, but the subtlety of her smile makes it all a bit more friendly, and maybe a bit amusing. Hell, maybe I'm just easily amused by watching people create moustaches with long hair...

This was surprisingly quick to do. From my sketched concept the final image here seemed to come so quickly and naturally. I wish all pictures were like that!
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Given 2010-01-28
Veil by *2dforever - The brilliant concept suits the talent of the artist perfectly. ( Suggested by DarkestHorn and Featured by archanN )
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Jennifer-deviant Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Love the use of her own hair as the 'veil' which is covering her eyes and is also wrapping around her neck, effectively blinding and choking her. It could symbolize how women sometimes use aesthetics (over-styled hair and makeup) to attract others and can become consumed by the "look" (thereby killing the authentic self) rather than appreciating themselves for who they are naturally. Beautiful use of color and shadow in this piece.
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2dforever Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's a really interesting take on it. I didn't intend for any symbolism such as that, it was simply an opportunity to draw the opposite of free-flowing hair. But as I started drawing I realised it was a bit oppressive so I added the slight smile :)
But that's the fun of enjoying art, you can interpret it anyway you want. Thanks for taking the time to write and share your thoughts :)
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Fernezco Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
amaziiing!
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Rafael8877 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nice.
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it. The image is so simple but still holds thousand stories for me.

Reminds me a bit of the atmosphere of one thousand Arabain nights somehow. THe mystery and also a slightly secy side
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Flylock Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... :O Incredible! 
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Robobeer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work!
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superkim111 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
:clap:
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Beautiful.
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diavolinas Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
really nice :dance:
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RobWake Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Colours, composition, comcept - all the Cs!
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nathandbrazil Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant! Awesome work.
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DISCOFRISCO Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVE IT!! Nice Work
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:iconambou:
ambou Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
striking! naughty! mysterious!
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2dforever Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Your comments have made my day, thank you :)
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BukyBuu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Love it !
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inks-n-needles Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
so cool
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:iconyuliyan:
Yuliyan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
...... BRAVOOOOOOOOO .....
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Onska12 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
This is fabulous!
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TinariwenMS Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! :D
I love the way you can see the shape of her face under her hair.
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2dforever Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! In hindsight, it looks a bit wonky - it isn't, it's just a bit of an illusion... anyway, glad you liked it!
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arcsibo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
awsome
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drop-asd Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
This amazing piece has been featured in The Digital Nude - a news article compiled on behalf of #DMGremlinStudios and it's also included in their journal feature. If you like the article, please fav it, leave a comment or spread the word to help us get more recognition for the artists featured. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work!
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW ... b rilliant :D
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MBKKR Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Hi,

I have featured this piece here [link]
Hope you don't mind? If you do just let me know and i will remove it.

kind regards,
Marcel Bakker
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MBKKR Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Cool, i thought it was a photo at first. Great colors and composition and love the hair around the face.
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2dforever Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) It's interesting you thought it was a photo - I never aim for photo realism, but there was something about the shoulder on this one that made it feel quite real I think...

Anyway, thank you for the nice comment!
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MBKKR Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
you're welcome
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misterhudson Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
i sorry what is biro?
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2dforever Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, a biro might be a british term. It's basically a ball-point pen
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ibrahimtul Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
perfect =)
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OriginalNick Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
wow... that's great!!
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7ucille Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I really like your rendering of this. The intensity of her hair contrasts very nicely with the background. It also reminds me of one of my rough sketches which I just uploaded here [link]

Great work : )
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2dforever Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ah wow, yes it does fit well with your sketch :) I'm really glad you like it and thanks for taking time to write a nice comment!
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atilazz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing:star::star::star::star::star:
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april182 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Featured: [link] :heart:
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massalo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010   Photographer
hello :) featured
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kainna Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010   Interface Designer
Cool idea!
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FrosinaIlievska Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
featured here :aww: [link]
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ArtByElizabethKeel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Herb Britts
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2dforever Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
?? Sorry, you've lost me there, I'm afraid!
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angievercetti Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Featured here: [link]
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MontezSanchez Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
It's simply awesome, I really love the colors and how they work together. Also very well painted :)
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2dforever Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) I'm really proud of the colours, even though they just came out as they are unintentionally. Usually I'm tweaking colours for hours at the end!
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Matiel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
That's very creative! Wow!
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2dforever Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you think the concept is creative :)
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Preseas88 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Student Photographer
ooh, now this is awesome! very unique and I love the color
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2dforever Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) Although they could easily be anything else, I'm happy with the way the colours turned out too
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