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Beauty by TroyBlue Beauty by TroyBlue
This is yet another pen and ink project. It is based on a figure I saw in a dream.

I wanted to portray the image of beauty that so many women strive to become--shattered, in the mirror.
What the figure represents is the result of self-loathing and the constant torture that so many women around us endure.
It is what their bodies come to look like after their irrational physical conditioning to become what our society has come to call "Beauty", thus the title.
You'll also notice the slit wrist...this was my attempt at emphasizing the sadness and depression that accompanies a woman's inability to become an image of perfection that cannot be acheived.

I hope you guys can appreciate the meaning as well as the art. =)
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:iconfirebasedkiller4913:
one look at the picture and I saw exactly what u wanted it to show. Amazing job
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:iconnear-doom:
Beautiful how did you do this 
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cursed-angelica Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No matter what people view you as, a person has intrinsic beauty just by being a person. There is something miraculous about the body and soul entertwined, existing here on this earth. I've never thought of anyone I've talked to as an ugly person, because getting to know them, they seem to become something more and those petty thoughts disappear.
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AnoushayKhan Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very expressive! Love it!
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bleachfan-829 Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful message, i love art that has depth to it, especially since I can empathize with those emotions and thoughts.
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Imnothereyouknow Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome. The message and the actual drawing, that is...;)
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:iconbarryfrommars:
Mirror, Mirror on the wall,
Who is obsessing all for gall?
Though one's beauty can be admired,
Why vainly seek a fleeting empire?

Forward messages that one may speak;
Living plainly, Loving and meek;
Living through some pain each day
But daily sweeping it all away.
Living simply so others can live,
Giving lovingly - There's so much to give.
Come out to play when it is time
Living in faith that you will be fine.
Fleeing from fear before it is near,
Holding on to love so dear.
But do not lie, It isn't true;
Love has so much more to do.
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:iconbarryfrommars:
I gotta avoid condemning, God.
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:iconbarryfrommars:
The first verse is saying why strive for "Perfection" Which hurts - Worrying if everything "Is just right", etc.

The rest, Well, If you interpret it properly it's fine - Though the "Living in pain each day but daily sweeping it all away" part didn't say that pain should be a habit like having an obsession with crying just for crying without purpose without intention to be consoled.
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:iconbarryfrommars:
Well depicted; "Beauty" Is fleeting. Proverbs 31:30. While a person strives for the impossible, Meanwhiledoes the person on the inside look skeletal?
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