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I am trying to catch up on responding to all of the lovely comments. Thank you all so much for your patience!! :)

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Please keep comments respectful (to me, and all the models here on DA). Ignorant comments regarding anorexia will likely be hidden, and those making the comments will be blocked. I don't mind negative criticism, but please keep it constructive. Thank you so much for your attention to this, and thanks to all of you who have left helpful and constructive comments.
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Model: Me [link]

2012 Keith Small

Studio 10.2- Owings Mills, Maryland.

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:iconrudakzmm:
Amazing body, excellent effects of illumination, Love the way you lay back, looks really artistic the whole picture is amazing, i think the concept is very abstract and very easy to digest, excellent pose and excellent shot.

You got an exellent body, you should keep doing this photos, the way is edited got an air of mistery around it, very intriging, i feel that you were aiming for it, your hair is also very beautiful and all together gives sensuality to the picture making it more beautiful also, i would personally recomend you to make frontal pses but with intrigue and you know covering a little, let the imagination flote, other than that, perfect.
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:iconskullmuffins:
I am deeply moved by this pose... and by the form... and by the excellent display of gracefulness of the human physique. This is absolutely classical in its execution and it feels reminiscent of the Renaissance era in terms of artistic integrity. You are absolutely breathtaking in this picture. It is not sexual in any way, but it's brutally honest. The lighting is also well done and really illuminates your body in flattering ways, such as the defining lines of your musculature. This piece is so wonderful it almost doesn't seem real. Amazing work.

Again... I am moved. Beautiful capture.
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:iconbendinggrass:
Bendinggrass Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
I am a few years "late" in seeing this. It is very beautiful.....arresting.
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:iconspillinit:
SpillinIt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  New Deviant
Beautiful! Love the pose!
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:iconartisanimage:
Artisanimage Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional Photographer
A rare piece of true art.
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:iconlorenbes:
LorenBes Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
joli !
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:iconnk1987:
NK1987 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Great dynamics...
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you.  :)
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:iconnk1987:
NK1987 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome)
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:iconbrookeandcanvas:
brookeandcanvas Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
May I have permission to paint this?
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Artist
yes, of course.  Just promise you'll let me know when it's finished and show me (if it turns out).  :)
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:iconbrookeandcanvas:
brookeandcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
A Long time ago I contacted you about other images. I ended up painting one in 2012 and one last year in 2015. I had your images printed and saved for a long time but lost you on deviantart. I have finished them and would like to share them with you now that I have found you again!
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:iconalembiclynx:
Alembiclynx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  New Deviant Professional Photographer
Exquisite Tone and Formal Beauty 
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks!  :)
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:iconalembiclynx:
Alembiclynx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  New Deviant Professional Photographer
You are welcome and I hope you had nice holidays 
:tighthug:
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:iconaveragephotographer:
AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! Heart 
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you!!!  :)
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:iconneuhisstihr:
Neuhisstihr Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Artist
Yay!  Thanks, Erik!  :)
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:iconneuhisstihr:
Neuhisstihr Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You look as though you're about to hypnotize someone and put them in a trance of... Oh, you already did! Me! Lol
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:iconnashy001:
Nashy001 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
the pic is so hot and mysterious at the same time, excellent work
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Artist
thank you.
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:iconvirginia1917:
Virginia1917 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Simply beautiful. Nice photo.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional Artist
thank you!  :)
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:iconcarlthecobra:
CarlTheCobra Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Did you get the idea for this from HelloDearThomas?
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Professional Artist
No, this was taken before I ever discovered his work, and I believe this image existed before he even started modeling/doing self portraits.  
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:iconcarlthecobra:
CarlTheCobra Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
Ahh. Makes sense, perhaps he used your idea for his work then
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional Artist
probably a coincidence I think.  :) 
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:iconcarlthecobra:
CarlTheCobra Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
Possibly
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Professional Artist
I think I found the image of his you must be referring to though, is it this one?
thomasdearthomas.tumblr.com/po…
He does very nice work, I follow him now on Tumblr.  :-)
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:iconsarnnim:
SarnNim Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very dynamic pic. Wonerfull light...
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks SarnNim, and welcome to DA!
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:iconsarnnim:
SarnNim Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx
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:iconkavernicola:
Kavernicola Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great lighting, there is a power in the body then a the arm is delicate, really nice
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you Jose!  :)
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:iconkavernicola:
Kavernicola Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure you are an awesome model and a great photographer
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:iconnhlaqgor:
Nhlaqgor Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm always amazed when i see this image!
It's so dynamic and graceful. The lighting gives it a warm, almost cozy atmosphere giving your hair so many beautiful shades.
Your slim waist looks amazingly dynamic and strong, making this pose even look more dramatic. The gesture of your left hand and your self-focussed expression gives the image a very magical touch, almost as if you where a wizard or a fairy casting some old spell.
You can almost hear the rhythmic beat of drums as you are moving and dancing like a snake while being out of thouch with the world.

Absolutely stunning image!
Ok maybe i'm too much into Fantasy lately Blush , but i really like this image!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you, I'm so glad you like it.  :)
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:icondavidsrice:
davidsrice Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Very gorgeous and fit, I love your muscles.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you!  :)
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:icondavidsrice:
davidsrice Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
No problem
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:iconmorphious2012:
morphious2012 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
omg. wow.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks.  :)
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:iconchriseastmids:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks!  :)
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:iconchriseastmids:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :D
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:iconmak158:
mak158 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
graceful..breathtaking!!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you!  :)
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:iconzanepain:
ZanePain Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
This is so unique, awesome and full of taste. The first thing came to my mind is to paint this gorgeous chick...
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:iconvalzeras:
Valzeras Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
Dayum.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Professional Artist
:-)
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:iconsiddhamurad:
SiddhaMuraD Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
İntense! great pose for model and great esthetical vision for the photographer... it is kind of art piece of sculpture, it is so plastic and at the same time so massive .
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