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Blinding Beauty by BeatrizMartinVidal Blinding Beauty by BeatrizMartinVidal
Illustration for an article by Gustavo Martín Garzo about classic fairytales and hurt children. He writes about the kids in the Fairy tales that survive precisely because they're blind or deaf or they limp, as it happens in the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
This image is reminiscent of a self-portrait I did years ago. I'm kind of obsessive with the subjects of my drawings.
Technique has been madness in this one. Gouache, pencils, charcoal pencil, powder pastel.
I want to keep using gouache. It's been a medium I've never been quite fond of, but it's growing on me.

Grahite, charcoal gouache on grey BFK Rives + digital
Process here : [link]
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Given 2013-12-26
Blinding Beauty; masterful mixed media work from ~BeatrizMartinVidal ( Featured by jane-beata )
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Asonya Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Artist
It's very, very beautiful. Simply mesmerizing .
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Kitfroggie Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This makes me sad. Its beautiful and reminds me of my sister... who i am sure you all can guess where she is.
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Talescaper Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful. The article sounds interesting too. Do you have a link to it? Or is it just in Spanish?
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mrs-pookie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wonderful work & colors ! :iconlainloveplz:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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:iconchrisuko:
Chrisuko Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!~
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:iconlusisoleil:
lusisoleil Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent job! * Lusi *
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tadro Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
I love this, this is beauty. And the story behind it makes it better
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AngelEye22 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
This is just amazing....I really like the concept, great work
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:iconfarcelet:
farcelet Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful. :)
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I love this style! Really great work! Congratulations! :love:
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shawn10000 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful picture. I like the monarch butterflies.
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:iconinfamous7iceboysfire:
This should be a album cover it moving 
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful piece. :aww:
Congrats on the DD! :meow:
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SomeRandomPerson172 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply amazing! :clap:
Congratulations on the DD, dear! :love:
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kishi-san Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
this is gorgeous! love the boldness of the butterflies against the sepia.
wish i could read the article though, sounds like a fascinating read.
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TheOldCarLot Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous.
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GutsBerserk Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Beautiful image !
It says many things to me about how parents and society can be to young people.
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Thefriendlywolf Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
I'm very interested in the article. Where can I find it?
Of course, the artwork is fantastic.
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:iconsircassie:
SirCassie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wowo.o
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HekateGreenwich64 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Love This
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SimmerBurnTurn Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The message seems clear enough.  Blinding beauty can be a down turn when the direction we are going is deadly, no concern, continue, it's just too nice to turn down.  The reason/logic.  cool depiction. 
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marilyn-marie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVE your work!

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1ghostwolf Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Nice!
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LOLipop1234567 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
to you

canz u lok at me artz plz


nd hellp sav me dogy

tank u

from: LOLipop1234567

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mfmp Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a deep illustration! It's brilliant, of course. The concept is fantastic and you mastered it. You've done a terrific job. You deserved your DD. :D
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Attyyay Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Inspiring! Well deserved DD!
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Cholul123 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats for the DD
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TheOmnivorusGeek Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Wow!
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violetgraphica Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow this is amazing 
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:iconrutiej:
Rutiej Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done on your DD this is amazing
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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MadameUndertaker Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student
Wow!!!! How did you draw this? Its amazing!
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MarchCoven Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! Congrats on DD !! :)
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mea00 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work! Congrats on the DD
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Oshiruko Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work!
I really like how you used contrasting styles here. The girl looks somewhat sketchy and grainy, and the butterflies look more "clean", which makes them pop out even more. I also like the colours you used, that soft grey and the brownish tones beautifully contrast the bright orange butterflies. Really good. And that you were inspired by the Pied Piper of Hamelin is pretty cool. Reminds me of my childhood, hehe.
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice :iconbigheartplz: Congrats on the DD
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robson666 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation and Happy Holidays  Clap
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD :dalove:
Have a nice day and Happy Holidays :santa:
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EtShadow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
All the apreciation for the techniques you used :)
Also, good work :)
Keep it up!
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akrathan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow do I love your work. Wow x 100. Do you spray fixative between mediums?
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Veronica-Cos Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
č stupendo...
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:iconzhelna:
zhelna Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
<font><font>Я буквально в каждом чувство боли чертеж, который реагирует на меня физически на уровне тела</font></font>
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zhelna Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
I literally in each drawing feel pain which responds in me physically at the level of a body
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SJRockz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful...Heart Heart 
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petrova Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Lovely :love:
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just wonderful <3
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MikeGould Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is an interesting idea - do the children survive because they are seen as no danger, seen as cursed, just because having survived a disability they have strength. Beautiful illustration and the writer sound interesting.
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Nice work. XD
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Oak-Child Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Wonderful! It is very sensitive, you really feel how fragile she is, by the way she holds her hands and also - the butterflies. The soft shadows and thin stripes adds the emotion. Hurt children are awful, so it is a very touching subject, you solved it great!
It is an interesting view of fairy tales children. Its easy to guess the strong, perfect children should have a better chans to survive, but it is often the smallest and youngest and most afflicted.
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