Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
HEALTH by ketene HEALTH by ketene
sickness






Inspired by ~mordere :heart:
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2012-01-21
HEALTH by ~ketene ( Suggested by xthumbtakx and Featured by DemonMathiel )
:icontazzydee:
Ordinarily my first response would be 'it's way too overexposed'. But it works for this. Something about the extreme harsh light but subtle, soft shadows, furthers the idea of good/bad health, both physical and mental. Being in the spotlight, focused on, poked and prodded and tested.

I absolutely love the expression and hand-to-mouth contact, and speaking of contact i love the eyes. They still bore into the viewer even though they're barely discernible. I love this technique of making the person so unfocused: barely visible, almost ghostlike, and making the pills the 'real' hard subject. Though, the message is a wee bit unclear, mixing up these elements (hand to mouth, somewhat angry, loaded expression, and the handful of pills, could lead the viewer to think of suicide. But it's easily just a show-tell; an offering, a 'this-is-what-my-life-is'.

The bottom of the image is a little messy (the patches of severe light and shadow under the wrist. Also the fingers of the front hand have been 'flattened': the extreme exposure has blotted any hope for detail for them.

Overall though, effect achieved! A chilling, saddening, effective representation of life with medication.

:heart:
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
18 out of 18 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Beautiful
Reply
:iconmiss-golden:
Miss-Golden Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great concept and disparity :)
like it !
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
:) thank you.
Reply
:iconsiddendeath:
SiddenDeath Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WICKED COOL>>>>:D
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
:highfive:
Reply
:iconsiddendeath:
SiddenDeath Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
your welcome...you can take a look around my gallary if you like....:D
Reply
:icondarkdevil16:
DarkDevil16 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great work! It's really beautiful. Congratulations for the DD!! :hug:
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
Reply
:iconmistersawdust:
mistersawdust Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Love this!
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
:glomp:
Reply
:iconchocolatecookiecrumb:
Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great focus & awesome idea!!! This is an excellent photo, great work! :D
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconsandyandi146:
sandyandi146 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
:) thanks!
Reply
:iconsandyandi146:
sandyandi146 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome
Reply
:iconpuuronen:
Puuronen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great!
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconkebeca1690:
Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Very powerful image, showing how hiding the symptoms prevail over curing.....
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
Yes! :) Thank you.
Reply
:iconmadox84:
Madox84 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:deviation:
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
:highfive:
Reply
:iconrednihao:
RedNihao Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It reminds me of the witch in "White Snow and the seven dwarfs" :( Looks scary :p
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
Haha thanks. :)
Reply
:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Touching!
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
:)
Reply
:iconsaintaspie:
saintaspie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks like my usual morning dose for chronic Lyme. No joke, sadly. Not aware? do a bit of research - highly controversial and bloody everywhere...Lyme kills, find a cure!

That said...I like this shot, it is very effective and very intense...
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
I believe you, I used to know someone with Lyme. This photo was actually inspired by a friend who has cancer and her cocktail.

Good luck with Lyme. :heart:
Reply
:iconsaintaspie:
saintaspie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Best to your friend...and to you.
Reply
:iconeaerth:
eaerth Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
+ coffee and cigarettes = ♥
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student Photographer
Haha be careful with them!
Reply
:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very cool idea. Great depth of field and looking good in black and white too :-)
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Student Photographer
:highfive:
Reply
:iconimpl69sion:
Impl69sioN Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
no words.
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student Photographer
:hug:
Reply
:icony-f-s:
Y-F-S Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
This artwork has been featured in my journal: [link] :blackrose:
Please let me know if you wish to have it removed.
Thank you. :heart:
Reply
:iconmordere:
mordere Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
I love this. It's so different for you; not just the lightness, but the focus, which is so shallow and new for you. Just. I love it.
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student Photographer
=D Thank youuuu.

It's weird cause like, part of what inspired these were how like seriously gutted I felt after reading Casey's last LJ entry (I made these like a couple hours later) and I wanted to try the really bright white thing kind of as a tribute to you. But I didn't say so in the descriptions cause they're about a lot of other things too and I don't want my shit to restrict what anyone else can get out of it.
Reply
:iconlarissaallen:
LarissaAllen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
You are so creepy. :)
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Student Photographer
:flirty:
Reply
:iconchiiildd:
chiiildd Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
I
Dear this absolutely
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Student Photographer
:smooch:
Reply
:iconaethelia:
aethelia Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010   Writer
I really can't put into words how incredible this is. The focus is great, but it's enhanced so much more by the lighting and white effect you have. I really like how it has a "spiritual" effect, with you in the background obscured by the light, but you're also offerring a "physical" cure, and it's such a beautiful juxtaposition. I honestly can't love this enough, it's astounding.
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student Photographer
=D Thanks, honey, I'm glad you like it.
Reply
:iconyiyo-no-shashin:
Yiyo-no-Shashin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Woh!! Excellent!
I was gonna say also that it looks so different to what you usually submit, yet is totally fantastic, and moving.

:D!
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student Photographer
:) Thanks, darling.
Reply
:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010   Traditional Artist
I love the prespective of this. As a viewer and someone who can relate to this, the feeling of being in a fog with so many meds is how I see this. For me it is a powerful image and captured so well
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student Photographer
:) Thank you, I'm glad you got it.
Reply
:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
My pleasure :)
Reply
:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i'm suggesting this as a favorite for ItDoesNotHaveMe. excellent work.
Reply
:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student Photographer
Ahh I submitted it to them, actually! =D haha.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts




Details

Submitted on
January 6, 2010
Image Size
98.7 KB
Resolution
600×900
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
8,862
Favourites
489 (who?)
Comments
54
×