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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-03-17
Pulling A Walt Cessna by ~irvinakelly There is something fascinatingly emotional and passionate in this pose. ( Featured by Nyx-Valentine )
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IM-A-LITTLE-UNWELL Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
well deserved DD! this is so interesting and mysterious, i just cant stop staring at it.
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Thank you for the kind words.
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3SilverGlz Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
This self-portrait is so unusual ... it is arresting! It really grabbed my attention ... seeming to capture one frame of a desperate story. It stirs so much emotion ... as though you are contorted with despair ... turning your face away in shame.

I appreciate that it's unconventional and the colors and lighting just add to the allure. Congrats on the DD and very well deserved!
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Why thank you for the kind words.
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tadpoulle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Yesss I've been mentally complaining about this for a loooooong time, always naked women on DD seriously there are more than one sex in homo sapiens and I demand more males!!!I'm tired of tits on DD's page.

Good job, this is still clean and yet it unnerves....
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Thank you so much.
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:iconrickster155:
rickster155 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
if ever there was an image worthy of a DD it is this one
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Too kind.
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:iconrickster155:
rickster155 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
more truthful than kind I think...you're incredibly talented
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
You are too kind.
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Danmaro Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Congrats on the DD! :D
It's nice to see some 'male art' featured :hug:
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thank you so much.
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:iconleichenengel:
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Folks? There is more about a picture than the Model themselves - it's called WORK. The Model put effort into this, the photographer sure did as well. There is whatever you want this picture to be like. It MIGHT stir up emotions inside you and they MIGHT not be so well but there is no reason to load a pile of concerns on the photographer just because you can't do anything with this. Don't like - don't look - just as easy as that. DD's are features on the BOTTOM of the dA front page and an extra portion of the Today-Page. DD's aren'T meant to mark something more speacial than something else. DD's are like the features you guys put in your journals - just that they are daily and what is picked is just like your own private features based on the taste of a CV (in this case). Don't like theur taste? Complain o THEM not to this photographer. </rant>

The photo itself is perfectly fine. I could chose to see a lot of emotion in this regarding the whole set up - yes I see a set-up in this - I think it's not pure coincidence that this looks as it does. I'm not even sure if this qualifies as a nude as you do not see any genitals but then again there is the naked butt so I guess that's the deal xD Anyways don'T worry about the jerks who are against this. There is nothing wrong with this. I'm unfortunately not overly into male models so I can'T really say anything constructive - but this piece definitely shines in their own personla way :)
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I didn't know my self portrait was doing this to people.
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:iconleichenengel:
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wait this is a self portrait? :faint: For a self portrait it is pretty awesome :wow:

Just don'T give a shit on the haters...haters gonna hate - trolls gonna troll and yeah...I get a lot of controversial comments under my pictures because people are either overly fond of my shapes and pictures or the opposite ^^

Keep up the pace :#1:
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I need those haters. They continue to talk about my work.
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:iconleichenengel:
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is the spirit xDD They just don't realize that they actuall make the artwork more known the more they discuss on this page :iconteheplz:
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Exactly.
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:iconleichenengel:
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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SrGrafo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
actually no xD

this is not youtube or facebook or twitter where the more you talk bad about something is constantly updated in notifications, in this website what happen here, stays here.

with the incredible exception of a hater that hate it sooo much, that start making a journal about it or telling friends... but, who will do that?
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Leichenengel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
actually the number of comments is raised and the number of comment counts in trhe statistic - I've seen works among the most popular that have more comments than vies or favs...so the comment DO count on some regard I guess
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SrGrafo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
mmmmm still disagree, the more coments a work has doesnt make it better or more popular, i have some journals with just tons of coments, that wont increase the value or popularaty of the journal.

the only thing that increase, and its true is the "comments" stat, and... honestly, thats the less thing that makes popular an artist on da, is the number of watchers, and in someway the pageviews.
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Filly8 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting pose which conveys some interesting (and conflicting) emotions. I enjoy the originality seen here by using a male model and the fact that the male model is not at peak fitness :) My one complaint at the image is that i find his right thigh to be distracting to the image as it is oddly round due to the angle and muscle. It makes me focus only on it and bypass the other aspects of the image. If fact it is why i clicked on the thumbnail. Just somethign to keep in mind :3

Congrads on the DD!
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thanks for the review on my self portrait.
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:iconfilly8:
Filly8 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow it's a self-portrait? That makes it even more impressive! You're wecome and i hope i helped!
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irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I didn't really need help. I need lovers and haters in my realm. They both help to promote my art.
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Filly8 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is super delayed sorry~ ?? I was under the impression that all artists need help to further grow in a artistic manner. That is sorta the point of this site is it not? Whether it be called "help" or "constructive critisism" it is still helping the artist develop their style and so forth.

My point being I am no hater or lover. I simply liked your piece and told you what i felt could be changed in the future to better it. I won't lie it is mildly offensive to me that you replied as you did(rudely) when i spent time trying to help you as i do many deviants on this site; so i am sorry if my response sounds rude but i want to clearly convey what iwas getting at in my first response
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irvinakelly Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
May have taken as rude, but I answer all critiques with the utmost respect. Nowadays you can't read things such as rudeness unless it's blasted in your face. I do apologize if something was misread.
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:iconfilly8:
Filly8 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: i apoligize as well; just a misunderstanding then :)
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
No worries.
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AuroraDark Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The comments for this have proven to be very interesting. There is a definite double standard happening here. If a woman is posed like this, people comment on how attractive her body is. If a man is posed like this, he's too masculine and borderline grotesque.

It's very interesting, and personally, I have to respect the selection of this as a DD. I appreciate this photograph for its grungy feeling and somber mood, but the selection of it as a DD is a bold decision in itself. Kudos to both that person and the photographer, to post this compelling image in the first place.
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
It's a self portrait. Thank you for the review.
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transatlanticalien Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh wow dude this is so, so beautiful!
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thank you.
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AQA473 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Writer
And look at that ass! That's the reason I clicked on this picture. It's a beautiful image and I love what was done with the whole piece. But, that man's ass takes the cake. It is the crowning jewel of this entire image. It just pulls everything together with a rippling explosion of manly posing goodness. It's like a perfect circle. On a natural body! C'est magnifique!
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thanks for the comments on my self portrait.
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AQA473 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Writer
No problem ^ ^
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xTechnologiic Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well, it's probably been said a million times here. But, I'll put in my two cents anyway.
Personally, I think it's pretty good.
What I really don't get, though, is what the problem is with other people? I mean, to be honest, no, he may not be the "perfectly chiseled" male that a lot of past DDs featuring male models, but what's the problem in that? It's not like he's morbidly obese. He's not even fat either. But, then again, I've seen people complaining because female models weren't skeletons. There's nothing wrong with someone being more than that.

You don't like the DD? Okay. Go do your own thing now, there's no need to be rude about it.
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irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
My body is getting this much attention? It's a self portrait.
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xTechnologiic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Then I'm sorry for all those people who have been pretty insulting, same if I have
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Why are people apologizing to me. Art is about free speech. I don't get offended. I just want my viewers to be honest with there feelings.
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TheAC Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I sense despair and somehow pleasure being emitted from this photo =o interesting work. Especially since it is called a nude and he still has his shoes and shirt on lol More like "partial nude". I shall forever call this the pantless man. Good job w/ the pantless man.
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irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thanks.
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:iconbinarystep:
binarystep Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh...

Why is this a DD?
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
No clue you tell me.
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:iconbinarystep:
binarystep Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it was suggested. :O_o:

Congrats anyway!
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:iconirvinakelly:
irvinakelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thanks.
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Nyx-Valentine Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature? is a great read for you.

But feel free to address any concerns with what I'm featuring with me personally, rather than leaving comments for the artist, who couldn't answer you, as they had nothing to do with my selection.
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh, watch out dude. A bunch of half-insane wackjobs are on the prowl, their backup profiles will be trolling you soon.
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binarystep Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder if any of them will BAWWWWWlock me. :lol:
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