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Inferno Inferno

Featuring: Bella/Edward
Text: None
Explanation
I call this piece "Inferno" - no, it's got nothing to do with Dante, or maybe it does. Just a little bit. Either way, mostly I was trying to illustrate Bella's feelings surrounding Edward and her life. I wanted to illustrate the love, the confusion, the happiness, the anger, the loss and gain. The fear and hope, the helplessness and strength - you understand why I call Inferno now I gather.

Bella's love for Edward is the kind that takes you by storm, it pulls and pushes and you're completely helpless. And it's the greatest thing one can ever experience. With him she's as happy as she could ever be. When he left she became a zombie. She was numb, didn't smile - didn't even talk more than when absolutely necessary and when spoken to. I wanted this to be shown by the fierce lines and the feeling of force and speed.

Moreover, another main element is Bella's desire to become a vampire herself. Edward doesn't want her to since he believes you lose your soul (that's where the Dante part comes in ). If there is a Heaven, he doesn't want to take away her chance to walk through the Pearly Gates (or whatever religion you chose to follow...). On the other hand, Bella wants to be with him forever and not grow old and weak while he stays young and strong. Despite this, Bella fears becoming a vampire. The "new-borns" are more driven by instincts than the older vampires, which results in that they can't control themselves around humans. Bella's biggest fear is that she'll lose who she is, become a vicious killer - maybe even lose her love for Edward.

The bright colours and strong textures where used for bringing out the total chaos emotions always are, especially when you're in love and/or are making important decisions. Love, hate, anger, blood - all are associated with the colour red; happiness, light and warmth with yellow; scorching heat and clarity with white. Leaves and green are often seen as life, but would Bella's life end or merely begin if she were to become a vampire? Finally, we have black. Confusion, fear, darkness - all that Bella's afraid of becoming lies in the dark corners of her mind. What she doesn't want to think about, but is forced to consider - black.

Then we have the face of Edward. He's the center of the yellow and white, he's what makes her happy and warm. the source of all the good. He keeps the darkness, the numbness and confusion away. He's what keeps her sand and what drives her insane. For Bella, he's everything.

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Dead I Seem Dead I Seem

Featuring: Bella/Edward
Text: Sappho - Ode to a Loved One
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Under the Hood Under the Hood

Featuring: Bella Swan
Text: My own
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I Spy I Spy

Featuring: Alice/Jasper
Text: Childrens Game
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Safe and Sound Safe and Sound

Featuring: Bella/Edward
Text: Snow Patrol - Somewhere a Clock is Ticking
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Seep In Seep In

Featuring: Bella Swan
Text: Jonathan Rhys meyers - This Time
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Bella/Edward Fairytale

Featuring: Bella/Edward
Text: Pocahontas - If I Never Knew You
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Marcus Leave

Featuring: Marcus
Text: Anna Ternheim - To Be Gone
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Bella/Edward When You're Around

Featuring: Bella/Edward
Text: Dido - Closer
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Bella/Edward Vampire

Featuring: Bella/Edward
Text: Jan L. Perkowski
I wrote an essay about vampirism about a month ago - where I dealt (at least briefly) with the symbolical meaning of blood. Mostly though I concentrated on finding out what a vampire is. My personal favourite definition is one by Jan L. Perkowski.: "A vampire is a being which derives sustenance from a victim, who is weakened by the experience. The sustenance may be physical or emotional in nature." I find it captures the most prominent feature of the vampire - that it sucks the life right out of you. Steals it for itself. A very egoistic creature really! With this piece I wanted to capture some of that. His victim lying (close to) dead - you can see that she's physically spent. However, from her expression, you can almost imagine that she's emotionally spent as well. He's taken something other than her physical strength - maybe she's given him her love as well, her hopes and dreams.

Of course, I've used screen-caps from Twilight and she did give him all of her love. Though by Perkowski's definition I don't really see Edward as a vampire. Still, in this piece I didn't want to see them as Edward and Bella - I wanted vampire and victim.
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Adonis Adonis

Featuring: Edward Cullen
Text: Stephenie Meyer
I don't know why I made this. Well, I know why - I just don't know why I thought it was a good idea in the first place! I like Twilight. It's an undeniable fact, although I often do deny it. Depending on my general mood... Either way, one thing I do not like about Twilight - nor ever will - is Meyer's sappy and sometimes nauseating descriptions of Edward Cullen. They make me understand a friend of mine who threw the book into the wall out of sheer desperation. I get that he's gorgeous, but loads of books describe good looking men without using words like "godlike", "magnificent", "angelic" and my no. one hate phrase "Adonis". Seriously, why up the cheese level on a story like Twilight?!

So I decided to make Edward into a statue la Greek God. You'll probably recognise my base since it's Michelangelo's David... I placed him among clouds with a mountain (Olympus) in the background - to enhance the "godliness" of him. Then I censured it - Edward's a gentleman after all!
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Seduction Seduction

Featuring: Edward/Bella
Text: The Graduate + my own
For anyone who hasn't seen The Graduate It's a film about an older woman who seduces a much younger man and since it's release in the 70's "Mrs. Robinson" has become a synonym for just that, older seductive women.

In New Moon (the film) Bella makes a crack about how "disgusting" it is that she'd dating an older man - age difference being ca 90 years! So really - I'm thinking that Edward is just another Mrs. Robinson!

The piece references to the most famous scene of that film - when Mrs Robinson first seduces him and there's a shot where you see him through her bent leg (here). I also referenced the movie poster - a bit in style etc... (Not that the piece has much style or much of anything really...)
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Sex Driven Sex Driven

Featuring: Edward/Bella
Text: My own
It is my personal opinion, that foreshortening works best if exaggerated. It's what makes images of blows, kicks - really any kind of explosive movement - interesting. Now, photographs are by default not very exaggerated. Sure, it can be taken in such a way that you really get the feel of that distance. But reality can only get you so far... Which left me with no choice but to draw! I found this image of Robert Pattinson that already had some elements of perspective in it - the chair especially makes it so. Then I foreshortened it. Massively. Originally it was just going to be a simple celebrity piece. But then the title of the book made me think...of Eclipse. When Bella wants to have the sex and Edward uses it as leverage to get married, and get her a better car, and pay her tuition! And obviously, he's not sleeping (being a vampire and all) - merely contemplating sexual blackmail of the worst kind.
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