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Heartless..... by msog Heartless..... by msog
Hey, yes I know this has been done a hundred times before on dA, but I just wanted to give it a go and here is my interpretation of a well known concept.



Added: 06-10-2006

Wow, thankyou one and all, I am totally overwhelmed by the response to this 5000, :+fav: and 38,000 views in 36 hours!
I wanted to write a response to all your comments and favs but this is just unrealisetic to do individually so thankyou all for your kind words and support.

As I said in the original description, this concept is an old one, I have seen it in non-descript books before and with red filters. We were talking about lighting and depth of field in my photography course I have started so I thought what the heck and had a go at this. I was presently suprised and proud of the results so I put them on my humble gallery (490 PV and 9 watchers). Next morning I had 2,300 favs and this has since increased to where we are now so thankyou for the support. Personally I think the reason for its success was two fold, the lack of peoples knowledge of the concept (that a heart could be made from a circular object) and the interpretations people have drawn from it.

Comments include:
- Wow I didn't know that would happen
- I love how you have placed it next to heartless in the dictionary
- Omg, wow! That's oddly deep for something so simple...
- so boring. you've done nothing different here at all
- Makes me think of divorce, or infedelity...
- I thought it was a wedding band in a bible at first glance. Come to find out it's next to the definition of heartless. Seems like an appropriate photo to share with my ex-fiance
- I think it's beautiful but it also seems very sad to me. ;; Heartless...
- It's so simple but yet so complex. congratulations
- I like how the shadow of the ring forms the heart and the line on the book divides it. it's somewhat haunting.... it shows the feeling of loss and dissapointment of a break-up.
- The use of a ring, like a wedding ring is so thoughtful. You assume it's romantic until you read the book text, nice twist
- In terms of originality, your usage of the particular definitions is admirable, but misleading in terms of the composition; there is a HUGE juxtaoposition between the symbolic "endless love" that is represented by a ring, but, as I know...a ring is just a ring, not love.
- Ring representing the union of love and creating a heart next to the definition of hearltess gives me the impression that someone was dumped by someone they love and calling him or her hearless for doing it. It just makes me think of the conflicting feelings after a breakup that the two parties feel, one heartless and cold the other loving and betrayed. I think the owner of the ring was the one that was dumped and their ring shows how they still feel about the other person, but at the same time is bitter shown by looking up hearless to describe how they think the other person is. Very powerful!

Heh, I'll leave to to your own interpretations, I only take the pics ;)
Hope you all enjoy, and that those of you that don't can understand I haven't ripped this off someone else, I know about the diff variations and attempted something different (to my mind anyway)

Take care
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MikkiTikki Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cgnemesis Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Writer
Thanks a lot, used it kinda like a cover for my picture here :3 
axelertou Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good idea ! i love it !!
Phototubby Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Charicolo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
I read the description and saw where you said it's been done a lot of times, but honestly this is the first time I've seen it, and it's awesome.
Animal-Art-for-art Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
This is incredibly profound. I love it. :heart:
MacbookART Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had reached the end of the line now I dont feel bad about spending my money now everyone recognizes me believe me the sky is the limit
bigcheda Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had to prove that I could amount to something this picked me up when I was down this put me back in the swing of things I figured I should share the wealth
Tiger4t Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had reached my wits end I cant believe how much this exceeded expectations my success was effortless just wanted to share the wealth
marcelolimma Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
you look like you lost weight in this video
zd-studio Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Earn Great Income Work At Home
SuperPotatoYus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
needs a new name....... not heartless. lolololol
I love it!
Cabres Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I, for one, feel that your placement at heartless proves the opposite. It shows that though one or both parties assumed that they were heartless, they found out that it just took the perfect other half/person to have them feel whole. Just as the shadows showcase that it takes both halves of the reflection to make the appearance of a whole heart.

Fav'd, as you might know. Sorry for partially combining two of your supposed comments and adding a minor twist to the combination.
easyfloat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
nice i love it.
Hildeknots Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
mramirez84 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Really cool shot
maxmayhem Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i agree. sometimes.... what happens in your life of destiny is heartless.
and we keep cracking excuses to bide the time.
ripping hearts out and stomping on them...... = fate/destiny. whatever.

and thumbs up.
Escara40 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   General Artist
interesting shot :clap:

Think I also will try this kind, although it's not new idea :)
gurkanzengin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
love it !...
izzyizz303 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"how could you be so heartless? Oh, you could you be so Heartless?"-Heartless, tHE fRay
avaterfan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Simple but truly elegant
Codex-Sanctimonia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's like the ring is a wedding ring, and I see the ring is placed before the heartless definition. Lots of different interpretations.
GroggyNodbegger Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
This is very cool!
Alcas23 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it :D
Tanoi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mabe its an old trick ... but I didnt knew it.
Zutara-fan-4-LIFE Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hikerson1112 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
that is so cool
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kind of reminds me of myself a little: sometimes I act hostle and cruel to those around me, I hide up stairs whenever there's a party, I huddle in the corner with a book reading and trying not to draw notice.....yet at the same time I just want to hold someone special in my arms, I want I friend who will dance with me at the party, I want someone to come over to my corner and ask me about the book in my hands and talk about its author and similer books and similer stories....(sigh) A good book can take you away from reality but it can't keep you away; sooner or later you have to go back.
Noiporcs Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I am new at at drawing things and I would like opinions here is the link
Green-Ribbon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
creative work ! 83
shadowofsilence1 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
damn.... books really do take you to other worlds....and apparently that world is being destroyed by heartless
snaffleworks Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
wow... nice concept, nice shoot.
amaroq247 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
That's really crafty, I would have never realized that!!
fish1004 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Another explain of ring
Callsign-Shutter Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
cute! nice move with dictionary too!
cricrical Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sooo cute!!!
KimbalayThePyro Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
This photo is beautiful. Nice job!
Bun800 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
this picture is perfect for my upcoming theater project :)
nyxeka Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you don't mind, I used this image to do a photo-analysis in my photography class x3
Idony-Blaze Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is so beautiful!!!!!!!!! ^^
TheRedLightning Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here :woohoo:
Don't forget to :+favlove: to help promote the feature~
Yorokobiii Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Three words
I.Love.It. :3
TomberDansLaPensee Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love this! I think it's my favourite so far.
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