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Domestic Violence Rihanna by Rowsey123 Domestic Violence Rihanna by Rowsey123
My interpretation of Rihanna's being a victim of domestic violence.
With this image the scratches are a metaphor for the media tearing away at Rihanna's privacy. When the domestic abuse story emerged the media lost all respect for her and would not leave her alone during a traumatic period in her life. The scratches are showing how brutal our society has become. It is now more important to get an exclusive story than to respect the individual.

It took me about 7 hours and is smaller than A4. I used red pencil to make the scratches stand out and be more dramatic.
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TheMindlessAllergies Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this is excellent, I love the explanation behind the drawing great job
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wickedphoenix93 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! the red scrapes really stand out, but what I'm drawn to is her expression -- like she's trying to be strong and numb herself against the world. beautiful work <3
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sassy012696 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
She looks so vulnerable, it makes me want to reach out and comfort her. Nobody deserves that, especially this amazing woman. We should have been supporting her and respecting her privacy instead of invading it. We should have been telling her she is a beautiful woman and she is SO strong for leaving him and that she didn't deserve any of it and it's not her fault, not giving her negative attention she didn't need. These things happen far too often and she was my inspiration to stay strong in a verbally abusive relationship. I was never beaten but I sure felt vulnerable. I hope she knows she's an amazing woman. Anyway, excellent job on the drawing!
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SONADOWFANGIRL22 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
...i made a writing aboutme and my bf lik this(not rly)but i feel that way...
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ChadKilloran Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutly incredible, love what you have done with this picture and the message you are putting across, art should always have a meaning behind it and this has exactly that.

Outstanding artwork!
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Rowsey123 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much :D
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arihoff Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
awesome ..... keep up the great work:)
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Cool !
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77jack Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Very nice and I love the scratches. Very emotional
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yarem Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
If Rihanna were to see this artwork, she'd adore you with all her heart, I think it would mean alot to her as a woman, and a person who is a victim of domestic violence, to depict her suffering as a woman, and the unseen scars it has left her, is shown.

I take my hat off to you, well done
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variegated3 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, great idea! you're very talented, i'm impressed!! :)
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PinKChiCcCaA Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Oh,That's very cool
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BN-BN Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
GREAT
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CatQueenIris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
0.0 Very nice drawing
I love the idea behind the drawing ^^
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Terry-L-T-Kitto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Very controversial, but amazingly done! you have managed to put an amazing amount of detail onto a page smaller than A4 :D your shading is great, and the detail in the hair and the tattoo finishes it off ;) great idea with the red pencil! :)
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ralphie-crackhead Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student
muy bueno (:
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Gillicious Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are really good!
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Writer
Wonderful drawing, great depiction of a terrible problem we still have in society/relationships. <3
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KatieeLynn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
I love this. Beautiful and still very TRUE.
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Caedy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. Stunning, stirring, and aweinspiring all in teh same breath. I seriously thought this was a photo at first until I read the comments and realized that you'd spend so many hours working on it.

Exceptional talent.
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Rowsey123 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much :) That means a lot.
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Caedy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome.
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LadyLeaf48 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a photo - I had to blink several times to believe it's a drawing. Fantastic talent and blessed message to the world on behalf of all abused women.
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srvlama Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome work!!!
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Amilon9o7 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
This is so deathly beautiful..the expression on her face, the scratch marks and the little peek of the thumb we see that she's holding herself...it's just very well done. And how come you make such awesome drawings on such small sheets of paper?
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quoctruong Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Amazing drawing. :aww:
I like how you captured her likeness so well. Bravo! :clap:
The red marks makes it so dramatic, just like you said. :faint:
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!! :D:D
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HQheart Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow I love it! You're very talented, well done! :love:
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