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You broke your Promise. by ElyneNoir You broke your Promise. by ElyneNoir
hm... i think i like the contrast between the brightness and the blood. What do you think?

I forgot to mention that, as usual, if you think this needs a mature content filter, please tell me ^^;
and by the way, the contrast should also symbolize the ambivalence such relationships sometimes can have... it might look pretty and perfect, but sometimes it's just a lie. I experienced in my family (no, not my parents, i am actually not the one who suffers from it), a divorce because of something like that... i think it's horrible.

By the way, the "der Stille" you can read on the ring means "of silence". The rest of the inscription is my secret ;)

oh my god, a DD! :heart: Thank you!
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Given 2013-11-09
You broke your Promise. by =Schnitzelyne ( Suggested by CutieOfDeath and Featured by astridle )
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Critique by Maerorem-Caligo Sep 30, 2013, 2:04:48 AM
This image is both disurbing but beautiful; a thrilling paradox. The lighting is perfect for the subject of the image, giving light and shadow to all the small details.
Originality is way, way up there for fact that it's something I haven't seen before, but you loose a point or so because the idea isn't completely uncommon. Technique is lost some because of the blood. I shouldn't look beaded like that, it makes it look fake. It's far too thin as well which is something that needs fixing if you wish to embark on a project like this again. This adds to the fact that it's too light. It's also too far spread across the hand. If it'd dropped down the hand properly, rather than rising up either side of the finger it would have been near perfect.
Other than that it's amazing, a near perfect piee of macabre photography.
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54 out of 61 deviants thought this was fair.

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When I scrolled down to the DD's bar today, this amazing photograph completely caught my eye and I couldn't help myself but to click on it.

Vision -
I really think you had an amazing artistic vision when you did this. Not only that, but I love how you can see the little creases in the fingers and how the focus eventually causes one side of the hand to blur. It's a very basic image and there's not a lot to look at, but it makes the viewer think about the true meaning of this.

Originality -
I personally haven't seen anything that's exactly the same as this, but I've seen similar things. I really think it stands out well, but I feel like it lacks a tad of creativity with its originality.

Technique -
I'm not sure if you were looking for the blood to look fake or real, but I wish it could've been on the more realistic side. The focus is also good. The main problem that I had is that the subject is right in the center, and that the top left half is blank. Other than that your technique was nice.

Impact -
Yes, this is one of the most impacting pieces I've seen on dA in a while. The blood coming from the ring gives a sense of corruption, like this person has hurt you. It's simple, but viewers can relate to it.

I hope to see more conceptual photography from you in the future, and congrats on the DD!
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TammyPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have some incredibly clever and wonderful ideas. Love how you portray a broken promise. Awesome photo. :heart:
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NaturalBreak Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
:+favlove:
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:iconbunnairry:
Bunnairry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really really awesome job, the symbolism is so good it hurts
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:iconelynenoir:
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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ruslansagitov Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
It’s awesome! :omfg: Just brilliant!
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:iconelynenoir:
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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KellySeale Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"You broke your promise" holds me...transfixed upon the ring, it's inscription, and the blood that frows freely ffrom in-between...the source of the wound also a mystery...I think the hidden part of the inscription might just read "Scream"
-Kelly.
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KellySeale Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"flows freely"
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RemiFlanScarlet Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is an amazing shot. It's so powerful, I absolutely love it. Congrats on a well-deserved DD :)
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:iconelynenoir:
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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RemiFlanScarlet Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome ^^
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ShadowStealer44 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! This brought so many feels to me... My parents were divorced when I was little. ((Like when I was a baby.)) this... There are no words to describe this picture. ;-; :iconclappingplz:
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:iconelynenoir:
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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ShadowStealer44 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for making this!!!  :iconheartbeatplz:
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:iconschwannie:
Schwannie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
I hope you don't mind me asking but is that ketchup?
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:iconelynenoir:
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
uhm, yes, barbecue ketchup and some other stuff... :ashamed:
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:iconschwannie:
Schwannie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
...What other stuff?

Isitbloodisitbloodohgoddonttellmeyouusedrealblood
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:iconelynenoir:
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
no, not real blood. Some red drink powder, flour and cocoa powder :)
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Schwannie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
So basically you're splatting food all over your hand...? o-o
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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Koszmar-Sen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very awesome picture. The way it looks like the ring is bleeding is certainly powerful. Great job!
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:iconelynenoir:
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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donationsacc Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Great, but the blod looks like strawberry juice or something
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ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
actually it's barbecue ketchup :D
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SingingMerrily Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Crap, everyone's so hung up on the way the blood looks!! I think the message is awesome, so I don't really care about how realistic it looks v.v

Good job!! Congrats on DD!
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ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! :D  I absolutely love the concept!

One thing... the blood looks like it has several little grains in it...
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ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
Parts of the grains are because of the hdr effect, parts of it because the "blood" wasn't the best.
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Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see.

Still love the concept, nonetheless... :D
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winterberryful Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
the blood looks like cranberry sauce
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:iconelynenoir:
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love cranberry sauce, but no, it was something else :D
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winterberryful Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
lol me and what is it?Meow :3 
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:iconelynenoir:
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
barbecue ketchup and some other stuff ^^
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winterberryful Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
ooh ^.^
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winterberryful Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
o.o
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AyZeee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on DD
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:iconelynenoir:
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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ManWithTheMetalArm Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
The blood looks more like steak sauce than it does actual blood.
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ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, but as i stated somewhere in a comment i didn't care so much because it wasn't about the blood, it is about the concept (if it was about the blood and not about the message, i would have put it into the horror/macabre category)
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Atrixfromice Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is that really blood or what is it?
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:iconelynenoir:
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No, of course not :)
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Atrixfromice Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, it looks very much like real blood, that was amazing job! :wow: And amazing concept as well! :D
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AnxCC1337 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the blood looks so fake
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:iconelynenoir:
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's not a horror/macabre picture, it is a conceptual. The photo is about the message and not about the blood.
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Armameteus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   Writer
A vow etched in metal, sworn under ceremony, exchanged in a glance, sealed with a kiss, worn on the left hand. So sacredly kept, so harshly endured, so easily broken; and then the pain flows as blood from an unyielding wound, left a stain of betrayal like a scar on a broken heart, bared on the naked skin of a soul embarrassed to let it be seen, as failure, left damaged and used. Matrimony in lies.

Unique, engaging symbolism on a harsh and dirty canvas; speaks volumes. A well-deserved feature. Congrats. :thumbsup:
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ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
Did you write text or was it a quote?
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Armameteus Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Writer
I just got inspired by the image and started writing. It's very powerful to look at and I felt like a simple "cool image. Congrats on the DD" or something wouldn't do it justice, so I wanted to leave something more thoughtful. I hope it was to your liking.
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ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, indeed. I like it very much :)
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AyZeee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
**whistles**
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