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Portrait of a Dead Man by damie-m Portrait of a Dead Man by damie-m
inspired by Francis Bacon and Robert Henke (music).

Supposed to be Lancaster, isn't he just so adorable BEING DEAD IS AWESOME
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PrivateSelf Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2016
I love this.  I also like Francis Bacon and Robert Henke (music).  Thanks for mentioning them here as that is how I learned about them.  Have you ever "seen" something like this?  It resounded with me because sometimes when I get a "bad vibe" from someone, this is what s/he feels like.  Almost as if this is what the person looks like from my peripheral vision.  I am aware this sounds cooky.  
SheepieSheepie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great in a creepy and spectacular way. Very inspiring.
onisuu Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
wowowow! I love the way some parts are in focus and other parts are amorphous! 
It makes it really like an old photo where you gotta be dead still to have a crisp photo. :D
FireandStorm Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2015
Apparently this piece is used without credit on this creepypasta/horror writing page:…

My understanding is that this page mainly finds inspiration from online photos and pictures, and write up short stories based on them. From what I've seen, by and large they do credit artworks, so this is probably a case of them being unable to find the original source at the time? In any case, I guess you might want to give them a heads up (the page is in Vietnamese, but from what I understand their administrative staffs to take messages in English) :)
damie-m Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks for the heads-up!  I sent a message, not sure if it'll take but at least I tried.  This kind of thing is just the crap that happens on the internet :( 

Thanks for keeping an eye out for me, friend :) 
FireandStorm Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2015
No problem :)

Edit: did you send a Fb message to their inbox? I saw your comment on that post, but it's a bit of an old one so not sure if the folks there have seen it or not :P 
damie-m Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
I did indeed, thanks for your help!
CaesarsNail Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Just noticed the resemblance, must be a subconscious inspiration! Thanks!
JeremyDumouchel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
So Cool, great work
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
intersting portrait :)
laeour Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Beautifully dark.
VengefulMothSlayer Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
This is such an incredible work, and I found it as I scrolled through my Tumblr dashboard... Sadly you weren't credited, but a simple Google Image search remedied this instantly! 
Quick question- do you mind if I use this for inspiration in my Art diary? I've been creating work with shoe polish, charcoal and ink that is quite similar to this, and I think it would be great if I could use you as an inspiration! 
Snowy-star Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ArtAgainstSociety Featured By Owner Mar 3, 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 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.

gueros84 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
freakin gorgeous, dude! :iconisayplz: 
BlackHei Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Terribly fascinating...!
schemerpanda Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013

The Portrait of a Dead Man (A tribute to damie-m's art of the same name)

by schemerpanda

His face is ashen, well was ashen till it crumbled

Flew, following and flying in the he roiling wind.

Yet his memory but a glimmer of things that was.

Like a picture slowly being burned by the candle’s light.

Black and white are the things that aptly describe his current state of being.

He now belongs to the past. Present and Future not longer exist to him

Still he is not lost. Half words are formed when people describe him,

People recall him at least in a vague sort of way.

He has and image yet no one will place the deeds.

They only see a face that will be foreign to them,

Except his direct relatives or acquaintances.

Little by little he will fade away not until the last grains will fall into the pile.

Mentions of him from now on will only foster nostalgia.

However he will be a grim reminder of a time where we all shall share his fate.

Soon our pictures hung on walls, seen by people in drab, stiff and gloomy clothing.

And they too shall be reminded of what we were.

Our deeds will be uttered by mouths, yet the significance not truly known.

Then the portrait of the dead man shall have our faces.
damie-m Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hahaha nice!  I like the ending too ;)!
schemerpanda Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Looking at this made me inspired.

Portrait of a Dead Man. (A tribute to damie-m's art of the same name)
lacrymosa-lee Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
tirasunil Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Title used in a found poem. :3
zakiaybee122 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
beautiful and dark
StrokesWithPencil Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Coool :eyepopping:
mendlock Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Do you have it in a larger size? Do you need any compensation for me to print it, frame it an put it on my living room?
damie-m Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Right next to the image is a "Buy this print" button. Yes, compensation would be needed since the work is copyrighted, but if you want a print you can get it through DA!
ExcessiveSurrealist Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Letting you know, this work is displayed edited and without credit here: [link]
damie-m Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for letting me know....there's no real way to prevent tumblr-tardation but I appreciate the look out!
ExcessiveSurrealist Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An unfortunate fact!
sleepyhead12567 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Very awesome. I think I like this one just a little more than the other. Both great though.
Grunzi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
And that class was the father of Slendermen.
*Class dissmised*
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured your work here: [link]
damie-m Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Tebw Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
The title is fabulous :D
Lidiadans Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
like that
ThirteenBD Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
indeed an awesome one.
AdrianDadich Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ahh this is sooo cool ^^
madmonkmanuel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
You have inspired me thank you. I hope you do not take offense I used this pick as my profile pic for the day untill i could find you. To say you are great
bcordone Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Absolutely love this; he looks alot like my 2nd husband though.
flowerenvy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so creepy! great work
munchkinny Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In a way, this really reminded me of Stephen Gammell's works.
Excellent job!
Cubeninjas1990 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
this is so cool i don't even ;^;
TomsBurton Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
like that
Crysenley Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so eerie yet... I love it.:noes:
IaAzathoth Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its beautiful
SilverWynd Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has been featured here: [link]
QUEENPSYCHOROCKET Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   General Artist
:rzero: Luv Thiz piece...Rocket X :heart:
lordsamsam Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Omg so cute.
Stopcopperingme Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hows this cute???
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