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This is an illustration I did for a series of books coming out called "The Graphic Canon". It's one of the main characters from the book "Brave New World", Lenina Crowne. When the books come out you should be able to get them here,
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It's around 8x10" and it's entirely pencil except for the purple in the eyes which I used marker for.
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Given 2011-08-12
Suggester says: "It's so elegant and blends a bit of whimsy (pill halo, the curls of the hair) with excellently done realism in the face."

Soma by ~radioactivepoo ( Suggested by bmmb00sh00t and Featured by Mollinda )
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hardriff Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
magistral
huxley estaria orgulloso
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12INCHGRINCH Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
yeah i remember seeing this illustration on a sticker pack on gatosaurio, i fell in love with your work and beautiful stickers.  I'm new to deviant art, and so far i have found so much talent and beautiful work, ill definitely be getting your stickers.  
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radioactivepoo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
aw that's so nice of you I'm really glad you like the stickers ^^
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itt0ryu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank You, this pleases my vision on Lenina Crown.
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radioactivepoo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
haha thanks! everyone seems to dislike lenina but I really liked her personality and imagined her being really cute
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itt0ryu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
welcome
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Refurein Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I saw this on tumblr, wow I'm really glad to find you on DA finally! What a lovely piece! Your style is amazing!
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HazelRah-Part5 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so cool. I didn't picture her like this whatsoever but it's perfect and beautiful and eerie.
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splitpersonaligay Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Artist
wow wow wow wow wow
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alaynajosz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
You, radioactivepoo, are a genius. this is timeless and truly high quality imagery. the pill halo, the hair contrast, the crop. i bow to your talents!
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WAFFELxLAMA Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
floating head is floating... sry idk what to comment. You did a great job : )
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0nym Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   General Artist
omigosh, beautiful
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valleyofthedolls Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it. Especially since it connects to my user name....
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merrycarousel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
I just read Brave New World recently, and I really like your rendition of her! The eyes has much meanings...
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laOMmer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is one of my favorites, do you sell prints?
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radioactivepoo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
not on deviantart but I would be willing to make a custom print if you want me to.
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Stefari Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I would like all of your stuff on prints. pls and thx
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ChaoticChrist Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
I must say I am a HUGE fan of your work Carly, you have beautiful technique and perfect use of contrast in all of your work. I'm quite jealous :)
I've seen your work on other parts of the interweb so it's nice to see a full gallery.
Love what you're doing, keep it up. Best of luck to you.
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modernKinetics Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
She's so pneumatic.
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modernKinetics Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
She's so pneumatic.
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linduh Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Wow
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Awesome work. Congratulations on the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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YesterdaysDaydreamer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love how you put soma pills around her brave new world is my fav book
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
She looks like she is from the 70's.
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puedohablarespanol Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
we read that book in english.
i loved how the book really made you think about society.
grat job
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CalcifiedCrow Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thats how I feel and look on somas. haha. I love how dark you got it.
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Cao Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew it had to be from A Brave New World by the title. :3 I love that book!
Excellent illustration, I love the whiteness of the hair in contrast to both the background and the shading in the face.
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Amika-Crystacia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So well done! This is really effective. Congratulations on the DD.
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JohnVichlenski Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow. amazing work :D
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yLmzzmLy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
aspirin, very good.
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CrumblesOfPeace Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
disturbing as hell
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Art-of-Omunall Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like my life a few years ago

Kind of makes me depressed :(
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just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
those pills must be vicodin :noes:
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
i love the hollow, haunting gaze the girl has...beautiful pencil work!
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Mannich Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Love the take on Lenina, and the excellently dazed expression on her face.
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UnamedKing Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aldous Huxley's? I love that book!! :D
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meathive Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Great.
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Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
That book was just alright to me, but this image is awesome :D
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RolPel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Jesus Christ. This is gorgeous.
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fobbybobby Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011   Digital Artist
This is amazingly well done. What kind of pencil did you use to get such a saturated black? Carbon pencils?
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SoosooCherry Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very symbolic... amazing.
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artserge Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
staggeringly good!
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elize Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
i loved this one, so glad you got a dd for it!!
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xmallory08 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's beautiful! :love:
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glosh Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow, this is very beautiful!
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There is something universey and creepy here.
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BenjaminPenny Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Quite remarkable, brilliant work!
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Sunia-Sunshine Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Gorgeous and hypnotic!
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rosecrow19 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting concept.
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STEALTHYFART Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I Love this. . . A LOT! Thanks for sharing!
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