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she promised. by Senju-HiMe she promised. by Senju-HiMe
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Self-portrait (both are me)

Pentax K-5 

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Other works:
oblivion. by Senju-HiMeradioactive. by Senju-HiMekill them. by Senju-HiMedream of Death. by Senju-HiMesaint. by Senju-HiMe
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This picture really hit me hard when I saw it in my list. I just had to see it and once I did, something drew me into it.
This paints a story, almost as if it were it's own fairy tale. The fact that it's a self portrait as well, and both are you is what really impacted me. It's as if the corrupt is saying to the innocent, "you promised me.." But what was the promise? Was it for her purity perhaps? Was it broken?
The use of the red in the nails, lips and hair gives it this sinful nature compared to the soft, natural you. Even the pose as well. Very wonderful contrast.
I guess what really made me fall in love with this photo was the meaning I got from it, and the questions. We all have good and evil in us. Sins and innocents. Which one will you feed and let flourish? And if so, will this fully consume the other half, or turn it into a monster of it's own..
Incredible work, truly. Keep it up.
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I'm not sure how well qualified I am to give a critique, but I will anyway!

I'll go ahead and start with technique since I'm in awe of yours. I'm absolutely amazed at how seamless the editing is. At first, I couldn't believe they were both you, as they both give off completely different personalities. As always, your editing skills have crushed it if I may be informal. The crisp contrast and clarity is balanced perfectly.. and I'm not sure this is intended or not, but it looks as if you airbrushed the girl on the left and left the right intentionally a little more rough. Either way, it's perfect. I love the girl in front's facial texture, and how gritty it almost is in contrast to the girl standing behind. It gives a dynamic quality to the photograph and draws someone in instantly.

As with all of your photographs, the impact of this piece is massive. I gave it 4 and a half stars only because I've seen others you've done that have just a little more impact than this one. The darkness to this photograph, I think, is why the impact is so massive. The lighting sets the mood perfectly.

Originality is obviously spoken for, but vision is a little lacking for me only because I feel the placement of the girl in the back is a little awkward (in a way that could not be fixed with more editing, but simply a different photo). I love where the hand is placed, but I feel like there could have been a better position to place her in that would've still kept it dynamic yet consistent. I personally (being someone who loves creepy photography), feel like you could've seemed slightly more possessive of the girl in front, because her face is shocked to a point that makes the girl in back look slightly drab (and I mean slightly).

I feel slightly guilty even giving such a critique, as this is far better than anything I've EVER done! But, nonetheless, it is a critique so I felt I should say something. Well done as always! xx - Liv
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kimsingu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Unbelievable.... Really a genius!!
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StaceyMarsden02 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Wow such a gorgeous and interesting image :) x
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SheDevilPhotography Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
I love this image :) nice work!
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:iconelocin5:
elocin5 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow....... !
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:iconannafuru:
annafuru Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love the way this turned out! This almost has a kind of story to tell for its self. Stunning work!
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mockingja-y Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, I just want to let you know that I drew a piece (sounds so weird) of this awesome photo! fav.me/d7b18fl
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BrittlebonesXx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Stunning!!!
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:iconxxtriquetraxx:
XxTriquetraxX Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this
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:iconzoneekap:
zoneekap Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconneutron88:
neutron88 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
pretty! this is beautiful work.
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:iconmalaugusto:
malaugusto Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014   Photographer
This gorgeous work has been featured here: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 88.
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at devPREMIUM!

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DesireeDelgado Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
¿Qué le prometió? La eterna juventud? Una vida nueva? Un amor? Una muerte? Sin duda, es una foto que invita a crear una historia.
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:icongrey990:
Grey990 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Very expressive photo
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You have been featured in my weekly dA love for everyone! article.
Have a nice day! :dalove:
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:iconj0efelix:
j0efelix Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Love the simbolizm. 
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:iconu-monster:
U-monster Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I love the contrast in colours lolClap 
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:iconautieartist:
autieartist Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Dark in the night as red flows from a vein of life...
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:iconpaulcsiki:
paulcsiki Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Awesome expression, just perfect.
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:iconplutoniumpresumtuide:
PlutoniumPresumtuide Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is beautiful, I definitely wouldn't have figured out on my own that both of them are you. Such an interesting photo, I could look at it for hours. 
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Bindingthetophat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
'She promised....she promised me that if I didn't eat, I'd be thin, I'd be beautiful.... Ana promised.'
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:iconsmeghead60:
smeghead60 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
still a better love story than twilight
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:iconm-a-khan:
M-A-Khan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I know, right! :D
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:icondeathmonster777:
DeathMonster777 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you are beautiful
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:iconkyragatz:
KyraGatz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE This!
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:iconeugenbehm:
EugenBehm Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just great photograph. I wondered that both are you. Looks like sisters not twins.
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sweetsirin22 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Very interesting. Well, isn't it always shocking when the character you only aspire to be in your wildest dreams just steps through the mirror and grabs your shoulder with long sharp nails?
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Ari-The-Raven Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
I just HAD to comment on this one! WOW!
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:iconreverend23:
reverend23 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Genius. I love it.
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:iconaderes-devorah:
Aderes-Devorah Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Photographer
Staggeringly good.

It is as if the character (obviously, you in both cases) wearing the lipstick has just taken the soul out of the character that looks almost lifeless.  The more souls that the former consumes, the redder her lips and hair get, and the brighter her eyes shine.

To me, it is very much in keeping with the writings of Dante Alighieri.

I love it.

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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
g r e a t . w o r k . =)
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
impressive
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PsychicNomad Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
WOOOW thats all i can say, you did an amazing job on the pic!!! Creepy and beautiful :)
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xSakuraKurox Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What I wouldn't give to have your editing skills. T^T This is amazing.
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:iconroy02:
Roy02 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what did she promised?
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Spadesxqueenx3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
creepy..amazing!

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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy SHRIMP. You look like you're related to Elijah Wood on the right! This is just stunning. Deliciously evil. :rose:
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
BOTOX.
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:iconlipservice313:
lipservice313 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this creepy alter ego you have!  Just lovely, as usual.
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:iconsegura2112:
segura2112 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
As soon as I saw the thumb I knew whose piece this was! Thank You
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Hanako-Momotani Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing, have you seen the Korean horror film 'Voice'? this is similar to one of the promo posters they did for it. It's a very awesome concept and you nailed it my dear. 
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zinnygirl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I can't stop looking at it it is awesome!
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Distraughtamus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
like the evil twin sister I love it
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Suggestive!
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megatron888 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
awesome
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:iconseedz:
seedz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
oh i love this one!! so creepy
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focusonthegoodtimes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:   i don't like your work.....i LOVE it!!!!

awesome!
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printsILike Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Excellent work :love:
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