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All Rights Reserved 02 by RockStock

:bulletred: THIS IS A COPYRIGHTED IMAGE :bulletred:
It is not to be used by anyone, for anything, anywhere, in any form, online
or offline, personally or commercially, digitally or physically, without my
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personal use, please contact me directly at Tanya@RockstarVanity.com




Those whispers, unfounded opinion, a stab in the back,
hurt so much that they cut your mouth coming out...




How this was made
The blood is fake (glycerine with red and blue food dye) and
there's a section cut out of the blade so it sat over my lip.
I did not injure myself in any way taking this photograph,
and as hypocritical as it is, I don't recommend anyone else
goes putting razorblades in their mouth for any reason.

tl;dr
This is a photograph, created with physical, not digital, effects.
This photograph does not depict real injury, blood or gore.

~Purple-Freak9 wrote a poem, inspired by this picture.


This photo is available as a wallpaper, here --> rockstarvanity.deviantart.com/…

Edited 11th December 2010
Updated with new crop and more print options.
I like it better as a square.



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Firstly, I think we can all agree that at first glance of this phenomenal work, it makes you cringe just at the sight of it.

It is clear the artist has a fantastic knowledge of stage makeup and gore. And, despite the fact that it's merely a cut lip, it still effectively portrays horror in such a simple way.

I enjoy the added lip ring that makes your eye move around the image apposed to just stay in one place. The blade is perfectly portrayed and the fact that's it's more than just a needle or knife through the lip definitely displays the creativity; this is because of the fact that it's a much larger object to show the illusion of injury with. Not only that, but I adore the fact that the blood is messily spread around the mouth apposed to merely dripping down the wound. With all this aside, the only thing I could say that needs improvement are possibly the colours. I love the fact that the colours are so simple.

The silver works nicely and isn't nearly over bearing, it was also a good idea to keep both the lip ring as well as the blade the same. The blood is completely realistic and I wouldn't change that for the world.

The only thing that is slightly out of place for me would be the skin. I feel as though a slightly low-saturation skin would make for even more emphasis on the wound, without taking away from the subject.

Overall, for being a fairly simple piece it clearly makes the audience gasp which was evidently the overall message. It portrays gore in a beautiful way and photography at it's finest.
What do you think?
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EleanorIronic Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit! I was browsing your art and that scared me half to death! So realistic! I read the description though and I calmed down a little. Phew! Fake, but amazing!
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Photographer
Thanks very much :aww:
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:iconblackiefriendofsnow:
BlackieFriendOfSnow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shit fuck damn! That'd have to hurt!
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013   Photographer
It probably would if it wasn't make-up and props.
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:iconblackiefriendofsnow:
BlackieFriendOfSnow Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I'd want to use the makeup and props to do this and walk around in public telling people it's a piercing. That would be hilarious, but I suck at makeup so ill never get to do something fun like that
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TABASCO-RAREMASTER Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
.Auch!
You've almost shocked me lady.

Now I can't sleep before shaving myself :iconbiggrinplz:
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Photographer
:giggle:
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:icondanielapierce:
DanielAPierce Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
What lens did you use?
it came out really crisp, really sharp, deep & all around excellentttttttttttttttttttt.
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Photographer
It was so long ago, I don't entirely remember...it may have been a Canon 18-55mm, just the kit lens that came with the camera :)
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:icondanielapierce:
DanielAPierce Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wellllllllllll RockstarVanity..... you have the eagle golden eye & that's no lie :)
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:iconduppik:
duppik Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
just great ^^
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   Photographer
Thanks very much :aww:
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:iconsamanhta:
samanhta Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
That is awesome.
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Photographer
Thanks very much :hug:
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:iconsamanhta:
samanhta Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
No problem. ^_^
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:iconcookiemonster-chan:
Cookiemonster-chan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did a double take there O_O''
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Photographer
:giggle:
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:iconmrrightman:
MrRightman Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Holy Godmother... It's so beautiful!!!!
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Photographer
Thanks very much :hug:
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:iconmrrightman:
MrRightman Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Don't thank me, photo is awesome! (:
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:icondeideiblueeyez:
deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know... but sweet Jesus (shivers) ... :iconscaredmioplz:
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Photographer
:giggle:
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:iconburstingseas:
BurstingSeas Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kinda disturbing...
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconburstingseas:
BurstingSeas Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol no problem
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wicked - it looks very realistic. Well done! :clap:
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Photographer
Thanks very much :hug:
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gothgirl1212 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, I like it
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Photographer
Thanks :aww:
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:iconlnxdoor:
lnxdoor Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Very amazing. I was curious, though: weren't you nervous? One wrong move would mean trouble?
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Photographer
Not nervous, just very careful :)
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:icont0xicsunshyne:
t0xicsunshyne Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so wicked!
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner May 9, 2012   Photographer
Thanks very much :hug:
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:iconatllas:
Atllas Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My lip hurts looking at it. eek
Still an amazing piece; it looks so real!
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Photographer
Thanks so much :hug:
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Bubaben Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wicked
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Photographer
Thanks :aww:
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:iconvalerijastar:
valerijastar Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If that was real it would look like it hurts.O.o
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Photographer
I hate to think how sore this would be if it was real! Eek!
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:iconfalorod:
Falorod Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! It looks like a real cut! Sweet!!!!
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Photographer
Thanks very much :hug:
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:iconfalorod:
Falorod Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem!!
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:iconaxisofdarkness:
AxisofDarkness Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow this is amazing you did a great job so simple yet very expressive
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconaxisofdarkness:
AxisofDarkness Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
np i like how you used the tissue paper as clotted blood it turned out great
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Soul-Bell-M Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This looks awfully convincing, even after learning how you made it...
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   Photographer
Thanks very much :)
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:iconce3design:
ce3Design Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your work is delicious! Love it!
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   Photographer
Thanks very much :aww:
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:iconivanprz:
ivanprz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
use honey or syrup instead of glyseryne, it a little more sticky and tastes better XD
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