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Under the little body by buta0309 Under the little body by buta0309
The idea starts from a random sketch. At first I just wanted to draw a little girl, that's all
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Given 2012-12-31
Under the little body by ~buta0309 ( Suggested by rioIu and Featured by Astralseed )
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binhphongj Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
すごい
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thuclinh2603 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful :(
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ThePrince1712 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How poignant and sad... the first thing I thought of was the child pornography business :( Beautiful work!
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:iconpandademo:
pandademo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TTmTT!
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MirkAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Could be interpreted as a very dark subject like child prostitution T_T so sad...
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GOTHICbutAcronaLover Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
very creative. i love how the vision started from one view and turned into this :)
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This visual reminds me of child labour, no offense. Impressive detailing and execution even though it is silhouette. Splendid!
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Melonchu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.
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alpha-Ikaros Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This is so beautiful and the concept was great!. This talks about some very disturbing realities in our society. :(
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iLaughAtYourSmile Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It hurts.
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:iconzibuddha:
Zibuddha Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Powerful. It really drives thought. That's what art is supposed to do. Well deserves DD.
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:icontheheek:
theheek Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i wish
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:iconmr5star:
Mr5star Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
i like!
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:iconmomohinamoru:
MomoHinamoru Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Artist
yay money! gimme!
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12airabella12 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
this makes me think. that is the best way to describe it.... very nice C:
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Shirazen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whatever it may mean, it's beautiful.
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JJordana Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
When i first saw this i thought "if only that happened when i lifted my skirt..."
Then i read some of the comments about what i could mean... child prostitution... child abuse...even so it looks nice! <3
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Im-Sabbo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Interesting. As I read through the comments, the array of different interpretations is quite interesting.

Child prostitution,
Child beauty pageants,
Children's greed,
A gender-swapped "The Boy with the Golden Trousers",
Child slavery,
It being 'potentially comedic',
Child thieves,
The expense of living (with a child),
Child abuse...

It really makes me wonder what ~buta0309 had in mind while drawing it.
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vaunu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012

Very neat interpretations.
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DoucheFart Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Damn, that is awesome!!!
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Mewitti Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So haunting. This image will stay with me for a long time.

The subtlety of the bruises and confusion in the comments below makes me think of how victims of child abuse are often never discovered, their behavior explained as 'acting out' or 'being shy' and people either unaware or too cautious to speak out when they see something not quite right.
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Hatty-hime Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps it is to say with a child comes great responsibility.
...And a bit of an empty wallet. xD
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johanSPV Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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lilshiniko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
For those who are saying "oh why are there so many people talking about child prostitution?" I invite you to look at the entire photo.

She has bruises on her legs. Her skirt is being lifted far too high to be just "keeping it clean." Indeed, the way she holds the skirt forward makes it appear as though she's lifting it up and showing her front. (Note the way it is pulled more tightly by her rear, showing that she's pulling the skirt up and away from her body.) The money she drops from under her skirt is floating up as if i becomes ashes that are burning and flying into the air.

This is not a "path to success." This is not a little girl trying to "keep her dress clean." (When lifting a skirt to keep it clean, you usually pull outwards at about hand length and on the right and left sides, forming a fan shape. This prevents any potential "wardrobe malfunctions," although the length of the skirt may force adjustments.) Based on the imagery above, I cannot envision this as anything other than a child slave who sees the money around her as nothing more than ashes. The money is not hers, just as her own body is not hers.

Let me be clear, I'm not trying to put you all down. But I find many of the comments here to be naive and outright rude in some cases. Many people here saw what I pointed out. The too highly pulled skirt. The bruises. The money carelessly stepped on that eventually floats into the air like ash. And they commented about the cruelties of child slavery, human trafficking, and child prostitution. Then commentators came back with "I don't wanna see comments like that" or "There's not enough information to draw that conclusion." Just because someone saw something in a picture that you don't agree with doesn't mean that you should be trying to say that those comments are worth less than others, or that you should be trying to tell people they are wrong.

And if you do have a criticism of their interpretation, then outline it clearly, instead of just telling them that they're being too negative or that they're just plain wrong. (Or that you don't want to read comments like that. Seriously.)

The artist did not include a detailed description. We are left to decide what the picture is about as the viewing audience. But just because many people are coming to the conclusion that this is about the horrors of child prostitution doesn't give their opinions any less worth, or that the individuals typing them shouldn't contribute to the discussion if they believe they have something meaningful to say.
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Kesoroda-MKB Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read every word and it all makes sense.

People need to give it/things more time before they start running off at the mouth. Analyze and think openly before judging someone or something!
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Miiraclematter Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
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ari-6 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Artist
the whole reason i joined this site is to see brilliant work like this
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ariko-yamato Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First off, the linework is gorgeous. I'm not sure what kind of pen you're using, but it screams Miwa Shirow. The style is fantastic and the concept is (as you can see in the comments) strikingly open. My personal opinion is child prostitution, but in the same, interpretation is everything and the next person could think of something totally different. Wonderful job, I'll definitely be watching.
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diavolinas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
nice work .o)
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Sunny-X-Ray Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful! I love this work! :wow:
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DonBoczini Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thats so furkin awesome :la:
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fixinman Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I need a dress like that. Or this could be a comment on Toddlers and Tiaras.
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Gabrielle-Flamerick Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Photographer
Interpretación libre!!! Eso solo lo hace más tenebroso. Me encanta
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Waa2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Powerful image - Excellent drawing.
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QueenofHell0666 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
she turns into a thief? or child prostitute? I love this pic tho I'm just confused by the message...
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orinocou Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think this has been said before, but this reminds me of the kids in Oliver Twist who are taught to pick pocket, then come home and pull out all the money they've stolen.
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LavaLizard Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm getting a whole lot of meanings from this picture at the same time. It's awesome.
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Glowe94 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh this is really cool! I love art like this, and you you did a wonderful job!
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really love this ~
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alicenpai Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how the concept is open for interpretation. There's something really striking about contrasting the girl in white against a black background. No matter what people see in this, the contrast really brings out the mystery in your picture. Congrats on the DD!
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Omegata Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really dark, really.
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kiamara Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I know some people have said that this pic might not be as deep as some of us have taken it...
But the Scars/ Scratches on her upper legs and the bruise above her elbow just makes it more sinister to me , And just points it to me towards prostitution...I bet you might be getting sick of hearing that...But that is just whats getting stuck in my head...
So's this image of yours, It's so haunting that it's burning itself into my corneas ~

It's just that amazing :O
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Glamrgrl104 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully detailed work with just using black and white. The message of the piece kind of is disturbing I know it wasn't meant to sound that way, but this is just my opinion. Like homeless kids having to sell their bodies for money to get food or clothing, shelter. Or it can be the kid beauty queens/models selling their bodies for a living. Anyways just my opinion. Brilliant work on this and congrats on the DD.
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XHikariChanX Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
AWw she is so cute ... gr8 job ^^
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool! You did a great job with the details and the composition~ ^^ :thumbsup:
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the-ketchup-kommando Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The stark contrast in this is amazing. Love that black and white art.
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Appetitive-Soul Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Clever, but she may be a bit young to give birth to Perseus.
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Neko-Baka-Olush Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This is so beautiful * v * I really like the black-white composition ;; u ;;
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
good work nice drawing.
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Elegant-Blossom Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You somehow turned an innocent looking girl not so innocent anymore, this could be great material for a comedy, ahaha~ xDDD
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