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One and the Same by AudreyBenjaminsen One and the Same by AudreyBenjaminsen
A close friend of mine passed away recently and I've kind of been in a slump. (not the girl in the drawing just to clarify) This piece is a reflection on death and life and their oneness- the drawing is quite detailed. (ballpoint pen, gouache and goldleaf )
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Attyyay Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
very nice tribute to friendship - beautiful lines, wonderful light-handed color.  love all your work!
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ArtAgainstSociety Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Hello! I would like to notify you that I've featured you on my surreal and abstract art blog over on Tumblr. Your work really fits the theme, and you can see it on artagainstsociety.tumblr.com. Of course, I have given you credit and linked to your page. If for any reason you don't want it published any longer, just send me a message and I'll delete it pronto. Thanks, and congratulations! Your art is beautiful. Please note: If you don't see your art right away on my blog, it is probably still in the queue and has yet to be posted.


ps: I'd like to post more of your art, please let me know if that can be allowed! With your page cited of course :)

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Pistachio-Pie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm so sorry to hear that :( Your art is beautiful x
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RoseCarballeira Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
This could be an album cover. I adore all the random body parts that I keep finding, especially the eyeball in the ribs.
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ThanasisTzortzis Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you are really an amazing artist!
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Lindashee Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's amazing how a regular ballpoint pen, can give such a result. You definitely have the ultimate technique in inking, it looks like old printed posters engraved by hand.
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just1414 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
good work. Beautiful picture
Can we get friend ? :D
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:iconkimedwards:
KimEdwards Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Reminds me of John Dyer Baizley. Its georgous.
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iberiko Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
love the drawing
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sythere Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
wow
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:iconnadja-mariina:
nadja-mariina Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work! :) Your style reminds me a bit of Michael Kaluta.
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) I don't know his work, but I'll have to look it up!
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nadja-mariina Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
the details and coloring were a bit similar :)
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ThunderAnia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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juliathedrawer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i friggin adore your style. seriously, is jealous :c ive kinda been struggling on defining my own sorta style and the i saw this and im so like "i wish i'd thought of that!" anyways, great job!
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ResidentFrankenstein Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Lovely patterns and hatching effects. The light coloring looks nice with it. And I am very sorry about your friend ... :(
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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DemonLamp Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
It's just so beautiful!
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noapotter Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very captivating and strong. I love her look and the colours of the piece. WOW!
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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crespella Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Beautiful work, and I must say I admire your cross-hatching. I also like how detailed this piece is in general (I just can't take my eyes off it) and the overall atmosphere you managed to create. Very well done.
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Naomi12 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Wow, you've got a fantastic talent and your works are amazing. I really love them.
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bohomaz13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
excellent
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NekoNicky Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful balance of detail and blank spaces. :)
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ponychops Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is a beautiful piece, so full of emotion, you can see the feeling in her eyes
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Kayla-Noel Featured By Owner May 16, 2011   General Artist
This is so stunning, the intricate designs with pen are amazing and I love the ravens emerging out of the girls!!:D
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dreamarian Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconloveblueplz:Hi! I've featured you in my journal!:iconrosablu:
[link]
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank You :D
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Hi... Dear LunaLouise CONGRATULATION ...
You are in the ACTION-PORTRAITS May 2011 BEST OF "...!!!:iconaction-portraits:
Thank you for sharing...
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!
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onemoredisease Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Beautiful work.

Sorry for your loss.
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finnarts Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Your talent for pen art really is special :D
So clear and detailed :)
I love everything about this :O

However, I am sorry for your loss :(
Hope you and your friend's loved ones feel better soon ;)
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melimelon67 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student General Artist
This drawing is so beautiful that it's scary...
Hope your friend rests in peace.
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willchick Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
I said it before and I 'll say it again. You are an extremely talented artist.
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LaaTeeDoe Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Artist
I'm sorry.

Love how you depicted "on death and life in their oneness." Quite honestly, the more I think about these kinds of things, the stranger it gets. You'd think it would actually start to make sense. Never does.
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. <3 I get lost in thought so often, it's ridiculous :) but I suppose that there's a strange beauty in nothing making sense :)
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LVMysticmirrorsart Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
First let me say that I am sorry for your loss. If we believe, then you can look forward to one day seeing your friend once more. In addition, I admire your ability with the ball point pen, I think your work in outstanding. I hope you can find greater inspiration in your daily living and be well
Luis.
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Circein Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I'm really sorry to hear that. I can't even begin to express my condolences. I hope you'll begin to feel better soon. You know where to find me if you need someone to talk to.
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seishin-teki Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I love all the different pen strokes and effects, especially the cross-hatching and how the hair turns into a bird-- Just gorgeous. The flies are a great detail too.

Sorry for your loss, but I'm sure your friend would be very happy you managed to transform your grief into something so beautiful and meaningful :)
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Firey-1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your work is truly original
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! <3 That means a lot!
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Firey-1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
mmmhmmm keep it up :)
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D
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GeeeO Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional
Hey hey
I've featured your work on my page here [link]

:)
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much- you are kind :)
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TOMMEN3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
VERY NICE WORK¡¡¡
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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BriannaAngelakis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I really love the texture you've created with pen. :)
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ECKon04 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely stunning
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appledust Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
this is gorgeous. sorry for your loss though.
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