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Starbelly by fetology101

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"Semen tastes like gunmetal", she said, smiling.
The arms of boys drowning in fire, reaching for the rungs of my rib cage.
These pills I take in the witching hour, I imagine I am swallowing you.
I would show you the view of life from the floor
but the knees are as far as you go.
I give you exhibit A.
A country girl bludgeoned with an elephant tusk.
An entire year of you in a single speck of blood.
The gun smiles your smile and the razor whispers your name.
They are just frigid hands from the other side of the world, leading me into winter.


Part of Release V at
This was my first experiment with airbrushing, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
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PretzlCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
wow! that's really touching actualy...
schizoMAD Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
this is so sick!
:) :+fav:
Hope-Conspiracy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
that's absolutely spectacular.
I love Pig Destroyer, one of of top five bands.
this is a great piece, job well done :)
Euphoriant Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I am 100% enthrawled by this picture. The words with it are beautifully disturbing. It will haunt me in my most fantastic of dreams, I'm sure, and I will accept it with everything I've got. I thank you for creating such an incredibly intense piece of art. I'd be incredibly frightened to see the insides of the rest of your mind, yet completely intrigued. *jaw is thoroughly dropped*
SatinSilence Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
magur Featured By Owner May 9, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, I thought this was a photo before I read the description. Simply gorgeous! I like the scratching effects and how she swims and you cant se her head because the bloody water drowns. beautiful!
iheartpirates Featured By Owner May 6, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
omg this is fantastic, such emotion and power, its incredible, while the photo is grainy and appears quite poor at first, once full viewed and read, it becomes overpowering and haunting, an amazing description also, great work.
batWEB Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006   Photographer
That's amazing, I love it. Instant fave.
dreamthieves Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006   Photographer
i am left with no words to say...its just perfect
Knarendra Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
:+fav: is a must!Beautiful!
altamashu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Professional Photographer

just beautiful.
thewalkingman Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing.

At first I didn't think much of it. Not because it wasn't impressive but because I didn't look closely enough.

Looking deeper, I can see the amount of work that went into this. It's subtle but powerful. It's scary but beautiful.

Best of all, it makes me genuinely uncomfortable.

When I have my house with an office, I'm going to buy a print. I can't right now because my wife would freak out if I put that over the sofa.
fetology101 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
Best comment I've received on this. Not necessarily my intentions at the time.... but that's what I like to go for. Or what I wish my stuff was like, anyways. Thanks.
porcelainpig Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005
I love how "untouched" this appears. It looks like regular photograph without being as crappy as a regular photograph, which interests me. Please excuse that description, I really can't think of a better one. :shrug: The writing, however, I'm on the fence about. I'll look at this and hate the text then come back and adore it seconds later.

Your description interests me the most, though. It certainly looks like you put *some* thought into this, which is more than I can say for most of the deviations on this site. If you didn't, well, then you're good at faking it and you've succeeded in making me think about this all day.

If you want it in a nutshell, I love it. Everything about this deviation is thought-provoking. This is probably one of my favourite favourites. :P Nice work. :+favlove:
ColorfulGlitzy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
I am absolutely inlove with this deviant art, with what thepicture says and what you wrote on the description... where did you get it again?? I FUCKING LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tassiana Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005   Writer
perfect! the img... the text..! (fav)
cooliologyer Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005
so scary and bloody
SuicideDNVR Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
Perfect as the tip of a well crafted blade.
Spokrey Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005

Just fucking' awesome. Your work and your WORDS flow together stupendously. (Is that even a freggin word?)
xXd4p1gXx Featured By Owner May 21, 2005
wow. that is amazing
caddman Featured By Owner May 8, 2005  Professional General Artist
This Awesome...:)

"Ich war blind, aber jetzt kann ich sehen."
“Wait until you see what the Caddman is Painting”

:tombstone:...[Green River Victim Number 06]
elus1v Featured By Owner May 1, 2005   Photographer
Wow. All I can say.

I remember a project being started back in 2002 (or was it 2003?) called Artists Of/For The System. If I remember correctly, you participated in it. I was not a deviant at that time, and it was only via the project that I found out about DA. This work of yours, Starbelly, was the first image I saw. Powerfull introduction I must say, I absolutely adored the piece back then and now I do, still.

I don't know what happened to the project over the years, I don't even remember what happened to me these last years; but it feels very weird bumping into this again after all this time. Weird - yet very pleasant. It's nice to "see" you again, even though I've never known you, but you were the one that drew me into DeviantArt, and for that I thank you. Even though I've not been a very active deviant at times, I have very much enjoyed my time here and will definitely continue to do so...

See you around - take care,
fetology101 Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
Yes, I remember AoTS.

I don't recall Starbelly being on there though...
xaphan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005   Interface Designer
very very interesting.
good typography.
very very good work.
garbages Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004
i really love this... it's the best yet... dammit. it hurts.
poisongirl112 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2004   Photographer
yea it's taken me 8 months to write a comment on this... I don't even know how to express my love of this image, everytime I look at it I cry. As weird as it seems to tell you this, this is my all time favourite image. I worship it and stare at it everyday. It gets to me so much, you have no idea. I'm buying it in a couple of weeks... finally, I would have brought it sooner but I'm a poor bitch.
star-junkie Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2004
...mind blowing..instant fave.
castitas Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
thats great design and photo it fits well haunting so insane
GloomSugarCookie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004
Starbelly is one of my favourite things.
I've felt the supernovas burst and closed my eyes into the benign water.
Such good work.
You are commendable.
virginsuicide123 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where have you been all my life?
xxxbAdKiTtYxxx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2004
i love it
jimmjrg Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004
This is awsome, I love it!
LilDarkBruise Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2004

That's my favorite band.

Anyone pick up Terrifyer yet?

I almost creamed myself when I saw this picture, yes I did.

You are God.
fetology101 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
I've heard Terrifyer. I dig it lots.
Probably my favorite track is Natasha though, the DVD one. Grind bands play the best doom.
glitterplague Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004
I accidentally stumbled across this on someones page.
It is one of the most emotionally stimulating pictures i have seen on DA for a while.
The text draws you into the image and drowns you inside it.
I adore work that has some sort of prose or poetry that goes along with it, it intensify's the feelings.

I have to fav this and put you on watch.

Your work is breathtaking.

Thank you.
psyart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004
dude those are pig destroyer lyrics from the prowler in the yard album . i hope people know that but anyways, the song star belly is unbeliveable.
Pull-My-Hair Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004
I've had this faved for sometime...It's the most disturbingly beautiful piece of work I have ever looked at. It hurts me when I see it yet I can't look away. The art is awesome...but the words are the things that pierce me. They make me want to scream cry and make love...this is the most powerful peice of work I have ever seen
AznDestin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
wow that is beautiful
i love your work
bleedingmirror Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004   Interface Designer
Amazing....... you want an advanced critique but hon thats the best ya get when I'm exhausted ;) Wonderful work here, its really lovely, in a sad way.
darrel-licked Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
I had to come look at this because I can't just roll over in the morning and see it. This is very emotional and not hard to see why it is your featured deviation. What is all of the cursive font in the background?
Reading over these words makes me feel nausiated. It's good. You draw forth emotion with Starbelly.
silentology Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004   Writer
i need to take a xanax after looking at this. i have read it probably 10 times and i dont know if it's suggestive for me, (inparticular) i don't know what it is. i hope i dont typo on this comment like i did on the other comment i did. i would love to give you a few more comments today, but in all honesty i'm not sure i can handle it. you climb in my mind and have attached yourself with images that are making me have a migraine. this is not a bad thing. you're reaching something. i don't like it when i see fluffy things that don't make me feel or reach something. i have to say yes it is suggestive for me. i have read it again. you are intensely creative or intensely sad in your heart and i'm shaking seriously. probably saying too much. so. i'll fav this. and go on with my meds... you're a definitive genius... my arms feel so long here. :+favlove:
servaVII Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
this is so beautiful. i love the concept. and the incorporation of text.
materialchrist Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
sick. as in good. very good. add to fav.
paperstars Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2004
wow, great work!
laory Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2004
breathtaking...the typo, the picture, the textures.
rustini Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004   Interface Designer
Damn that's intense. When I first saw the thumb of it on Jenni's journal page I couldnt tell what the writing even was so I had to look. I really like the blended fonts thruout the texts, and the way her head seems to have exploded into blood. ::shivers::
fetology101 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2004
Thanks for the kind words, but...Jenni who?
rustini Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2004   Interface Designer
Jenni Tapanila AKA +suzi9mm , and you'r welcome
Dan0r Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2004
great photo

awsome work, thanks for this :hug:
Venality Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004
i'm going to buy this. i swear to god, i refuse to fucking die before i get this in my grasp. it shall be mine and i shall hang it above my bed and and and... yeah, once i figure out how to buy prints i'm buying this and you cant stop me! maahahaha
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