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I made this image for an organization which fights breast cancer calles “CRIS contra el cancer”. I was going to upload it the 19th of this month, since it’s the international day for the fight against breast cancer, but I wasn’t able to do it!

Greek Mythology associates the lotus flower with a beautiful goddess who as she was running away into the depths of a forest from something/someone that frightened her, she landed into a swamp called Lotus, where she fell and began to sink. After fighting for a longtime, the goddess managed to stay afloat by turning into a beautiful flower with long petals, known now as lotus flower. Therefore, the lotus flower represents that it is possible to triumph over any adversity. This image attempts to show that will helps in the fight against any difficulty. Although help from others is needed, the most important help comes from oneself. That’s why I used myself as both models, she is helping herself.
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Creé esta imagen para una asociación que lucha contra el cancer de mama, llamada “CRIS contra el cáncer”. Iba a subirla el día 19 de este mes, ya que fue el día internacional de la lucha contra el cáncer de mama, ¡pero no me fue possible!


La mitología griega asocia la flor de loto con una hermosa diosa que huyendo asustada se adentró en un bosque, donde fue a parar a un pantano llamado Loto, donde cayó y se hundió. Ese lugar simboliza las dificultades que nos pone la vida. Tras una larga lucha, la joven diosa logró salir a flote convertida en una hermosa flor de largos pétalos, la que hoy conocemos como flor de loto. Por ello, la flor de loto representa que es posible triunfar sobre la adversidad. En esta obra intento mostrar que la voluntad ayuda en la lucha contra los problemas. Aunque sea precisa la ayuda externa la ayuda más importante proviene de uno mismo. Por eso me he utilizado como la misma modelo; ella se encuentra ayudándose a sí misma.
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Taken with Pentax k-5

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This photo is one of your greatest. It is for a wonderful cause, note the breast cancer awareness ribbon above your breast. The facial expressions are beautiful and look very thought out. The pink hair and overall pink hue contrasts greatly against the blue eyes and white lotuses. This piece's originality and the odd tranquility of it makes it very different from what you see on a regular basis here on Deviant Art. Even while the colors pop, you've embodied the peaceful and sometimes silly essence of a woman well.
I can see nothing wrong with this piece in any way. It's absolutely beautiful.
You've got a great talent and you know how to use it. Keep up the great work.

P.S. I love your use of colors in all your pieces. They're just fabulous.
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i like the colors of this a lot. i really like the combination of white and pink lotus flowers...very effective. the blue irises stand out wonderfully in this nearly monochromatic color scheme. well done! at first the one eye open bothered me, because it upset the balance of the piece...but it makes SO much sense with the picture's meaning and function. i totally get it.

the only constructive criticism i would give on this is to maybe reinforce the lotus on the blinking you...it gets fuzzy where the images are joined, thereby making the seam more obvious than it otherwise would be. i think it could be fixed by sharpening the petals though...
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Katamata1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Very girly and pretty picture. :)
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neutron88 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
wonderful color.
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:iconcarolina-hearts:
Carolina-Hearts Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing, my aunt and grandmother would both love it.
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rala030 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
这个照片让我想到水果姐(Katy Perry)  ,色调和造型都很漂亮
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:iconvergonozo:
vergonozo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Digital Artist
great example of what should be done with an image, the colours, the composition,  simply take something ordinary and make it extraordinaryI am a dummy! 
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:iconnia878:
nia878 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
creepy,but totaly cool!
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:iconecchikun:
Ecchikun Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
very beautiful shot! You have gorgeous eyes!:D
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TheRealBlackout Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this is a great piece, however the one thing that would've greatly improved it would've been if all eyes would've been open
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TornadoMetVolcano Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing! :O
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InHayle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
These are just magnificent images. This one is wondrous to see, amazing because you duplicated yourself so well, and features the stunning model that you are.
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Zeroth57 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Any desire, effort, and work done to bring awareness to illnesses and suffering is a worthy cause. If we all spent a little of our time and money to make the world around us a bit better goes a long way. Well done.
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TheWindBear Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thats deep and pretty awesome!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're wonderful work has been featured in my journal: [link] :heart:
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Lil-Plunkie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
really amazing shot!! i love how bright & vibrant it is. really great shot for a great cause, fighting cancer! xx
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RoseOfOuran Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The right one of you looks like Katy Perry
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just said that to myself... xD
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juliap17 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Photographer
can i draw this?
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PopCornSalt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww... :D
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MonicawiththeCamera Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love <3 Just love <3
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Crossfire787 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Beatiuful photo, beatiful concept!

On an unrelated note, you (right side) look a bit like Katy Perry.
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PORCELAINBLUSH Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
This is absolutely gorgeous, and I greatly appreciate the message, as it becomes slightly personal for me. I have a great grandmother who has gone through, and survived, three bouts of breast cancer and chemo therapy. The eyes of the subjects are stunning.
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M0NY11 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was the lotus added digitally? It seems but am not sure
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CherryChrisyPop Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
You look like Katy Perry in the one on the right oh my god XD it's always fun to look at your work, great job!
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nyeusipaka Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
THATS EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT :OOOO :D
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Wow!

Startlingly beautiful.
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NinjAPixiEX3 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD. Once I realized that the girl on the left has no hair, and the other girl has her wig draped over her, I was so shocked!
This is REALLY beautiful!
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10xTAGx01 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
so freakin gorgeous!!!
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:iconmarie-gold:
marie-gold Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
so cute-ish girls :heart:
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b13visuals Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My girlfriend does that same trick with her eyes, one open and one closed but not a wink... Very disturbing....
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Distraughtamus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Two of you is too beautiful great image great cause
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p3p35k Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
disgusting, in my opinion
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TornadoMetVolcano Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
explain.
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p3p35k Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
i don't know exactly, how to explain it. someone may look at this and find it beatiful, inspiring, awesome. i find it disgusting...
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TornadoMetVolcano Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if you dont know how to express your opinions, dont share them.
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p3p35k Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
90% of opinions under every picture are the same but with different adjectives. write to that users too
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TornadoMetVolcano Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if u critisize some work, you have to say why. a way of improving it.
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NinjAPixiEX3 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then give advice on how to improve.
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iangoudelock Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
beautiful piece. Nicely done :)
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:iconnuxpimville:
NuxPimville Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student
look a lot like Katy Perry
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juliap17 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Photographer
it does!
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LedVampire Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alucinante, me encanta, sinceramente admirable haber conseguido una fotografía tan buena y dedicada a las mujeres que luchan contra el cáncer de mama a las que apoyo tanto. :heart:
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dearie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I simply love it :) well done
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gosh-green Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
i've never felt the need to comment on one of your pictures before, as i'm quite lacking when it comes to expressing myself.
Also my knowledge of the visual arts is non-exsistent. This time i coudn't help myself, it's simply beautiful and the concept behind it makes it only more so.
Love it, Love you.
wish i could do stuff like this, alas my talents lie elsewhere :)
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LNDFrance Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh, this wink is insane.
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SmittyJade1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Artist
Beautiful eyes!
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Matt4now Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Did you actually shave for this photo?
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is truely awesome, great concept, I really think that the idea behind this is splendid, and I the story of the lotus goddess is just as impressive as your artwork.
This is a stunning piece of art, and it really shows your talent :)
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shaneyakuza Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
so pink but very nice contrast (:
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PENTAX K-5
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Dec 15, 2011, 2:50:23 AM
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