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Mixed media on paper.
It's a bit difficult for me to describe the process and which media is used where because I kind of just randomly use whatever is lying around me - which is:
Wax pastels, oil pastels, water-soluble pastels, colour pencils, regular pencil, acrylic paint, indian ink, different kinds of black markers, acrylic markers, coffee, my nails, eraser, soot from matches and two kinds of spray varnish.

I usually don't have a prior idea when I start a new work. I let my body and subconscious express whatever is necessary.
When the work is finished I take a step back and analyze the work and sometimes figure out what it's about. However sometimes I have to get a second opinion from someone else before figuring out anything at all.
This one sadly is inspired by some misfortunes in my nearest family where I have witnessed how fragmented a mind can get by strokes and brain damages :(
I'm totally surprised by the Daily Deviation - didn't expect it at all and I'm very honored and happy! :-D
And thanks to everyone who faved this because of the DD :-D
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-06-05
Stroke by ~JensBK masterfully uses color and texture to draw the viewer in before hitting them with the poignant psychological truths hidden within this piece. ( Featured by Astralseed )
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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
:clap:
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
:-D
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:iconsjrockz:
SJRockz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE this!!!!
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconryanisnasty:
ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Congratulations on the well deserved DD!
I hope you have a fantastic day!
:huggle:
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Same to you!
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:iconryanisnasty:
ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
You're welcome :D
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:iconnihilistic-hun:
nihilistic-hun Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
This was featured here: [link].
Beautiful work. :heart:
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-D
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:iconjehnubis:
jehnubis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Incredible work!
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-D
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lilkitty0828 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Congrats on the DD, and this is wonderful! Just wondering, is there any specific story/message that you tried to express? (I'm not that good at figuring this stuff out XD)
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JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-D
I've added this in the describtion to answer your question:

I usually don't have a prior idea when I start a new work. I let my body and subconscious express whatever is necessary.
When the work is finished I take a step back and analyze the work and sometimes figure out what it's about. However sometimes I have to get a second opinion from someone else before figuring out anything at all.
This one sadly is inspired by some misfortunes in my nearest family where I have witnessed how fragmented a mind can get by strokes and brain damages :(
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:iconlilkitty0828:
lilkitty0828 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for the explination, and I am really sorry about your family member.
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks and don't worry - things are fine now :-)
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:iconlilkitty0828:
lilkitty0828 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem, and I'm really glad to hear that! :)
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TheMrBlueSky Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
this is my favorite drawing of Shrek ever.
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Haha yeah, I see what you mean ;-)
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:iconkalen-bloodstone:
Kalen-Bloodstone Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Crazy good drawing :) This is divine, I'd love to see this in an art gallery somewhere
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks - and I would love to see that too ;-)
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:iconkalen-bloodstone:
Kalen-Bloodstone Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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PooFoxPyrocraptor Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i always wonder why eyes are such a staple for us surrealists... i like the heavy black lines here.
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks - To me I guess the eye-thing is about how the creation is looking back at you reflecting a state of mind.
:-D
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
the eyes are the windows to the soul :D There's a lot of soul searching and introspective exploration in surreal artwork, so I think that's why eyes are a recurring motif :D
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PooFoxPyrocraptor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And what about teeth? I notice them almost as much in surreal art. ;)
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think the abject also plays a role in surreal art. Hair and teeth are considered abject objects by most people, I think it's part of the psychological nature of the artwork
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Dr-Vergissmeinnicht Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the DD :heart:
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-D
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :-D
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FireFaerieTalia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the most amazing pieces I have seen on here recently! I am completely in love with it. It has such irresistible textures and colours.

If I may ask, can we have a more in detail description of what media you used to create which effect? It looks sort of like pastels and possibly some kind of paint, but I'm curious! Thanks :-) and congratulations on the DD!
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JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-D
I've just added this in the describttion:

It's a bit difficult for me to describe the process and which media is used where because I kind of just randomly use whatever is lying around me - which is:
Wax pastels, oil pastels, water-soluble pastels, colour pencils, regular pencil, acrylic paint, indian ink, different kinds of black markers, acrylic markers, coffee, my nails, eraser, soot from matches and two kinds of spray varnish.
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:iconrainbowdaughter:
RainbowDaughter Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! cool!
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-)
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:iconrainbowdaughter:
RainbowDaughter Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconschneefuechsin:
Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulation on the DD! :hug:
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-)
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:iconschneefuechsin:
Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! - Your welcome. :hug:
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najibazfar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its really awesome !
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-)
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najibazfar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
u welcome ! ;)
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconthumbsupplz: :party: :iconchampagneplz:
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
YAY!!! :-D
And thanks!
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:iconeintoern:
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
MUCH deserved !!!
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
:-D
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:iconrachelds:
RachelDS Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely and unique. I love all the shapes :)
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
:-D
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:iconsincebecomeswhy:
sincebecomeswhy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really special.
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:iconjensbk:
JensBK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-)
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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