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:iconmother-of-nature:
Mother-of-nature Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
I think the impact of this is lost on me because I think spiders are pretty cute.
All I see when I look at this is "HELLO SMALL HUMAN, YOU SEEM TO BE LOST IN THE WOODS. DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE?"
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:iconleaping-stars:
Leaping-Stars Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Digital Artist
Daaaw X3
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:icongnarleytoe:
gnarleytoe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
this is amazing!! I love it! I'm surprised the baby though, is so calm. This is- like- omg i cant hahahaa
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:iconprrtluvr:
Prrtluvr Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
of all of your deviations, i think i like this one the best! the sheer vulnerability portrayed by the child at that moment, how he/she is unclothed and unprotected in anyway adds a sense of dread for whoever is looking at the photograph. The fact that the spider's body spans across his/her chest shows the amount of control the spider has at the moment. And the colorless sepia tone of the picture adds a sense of depth that wouldn't quite be there if it had been in full color as well as foreshadows the fate of the child. Although this is an accurate representation of arachnophobia, or really any phobia, in the sense that it shows where the phobia can begin, etc., there also lies a hidden, deeper meaning about the amount of control fear can have over your life and how vulnerable the human psyche is to fear and emotion. woooow! that was a REALLY long and detailed response, I usually don't do that! but i think your picture was worth it! it really was amazing! :)
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HAHA1231312313111313 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
arachnidphobia fear of spider am I correct no (pardon the spelling and grammar I typing from my phone)
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:iconjust-a-witness:
Just-a-Witness Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
FFFFFFFFFUUUUU is that real?i ll shit my pants!xD
great picture!
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:iconwingsfor-marie:
WingsFor-Marie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my... this is amazing!!
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:iconauny1111:
auny1111 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
yaahooooo....i got arachnophobia as well :P
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:iconheartbreakerstudios:
HeartbreakerStudios Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Yeah... shadows are way off...
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:iconglittercookie:
glittercookie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
due do several light sources. Hoffine never uses photomanipulation :)
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:iconrockbarnes:
RockBarnes Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I'm so glad that this is not real (I can tell by the shadows) *Shiver* The thought alone of a big spider sitting on a baby's belly makes me shiver and want to freak out, even when the spider is harmless (as long as it is not annoyed) and the baby would not be afraid or scared - BECAUSE THAT THING TICKLES!!!
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:icontheapplescientist:
TheAppleScientist Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
*gulp*
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:iconsoozeq:
soozeQ Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i'm sorry, but the sadows of the spiders leg are off.... you probably knew that already, but just in case.... awesome photo though
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:iconrockbarnes:
RockBarnes Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I'm glad that the shadows of the spiders leg are off (they are, even though RandomMumble may be right about the lifted legs, but there's more) because otherwise I might have believed it is real which might have make me lash out because I oppose someone getting hurt in the name of art. And the sheer imagination of a hairy thing like this that TICKLES on a baby's belly... *shiver*
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:iconrandommumble:
RandomMumble Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought so, too, at first. But I think it's not. Look at the middle left leg - the shadow suggests it's raised high - it's a tiny bit too long therefore, but other than that it looks good to me. But I guess, I'm not the right person to give any logical comment. All I can say is, I really like this picture. =)
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:iconsoozeq:
soozeQ Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh like that, you're right! I didn't look closely enough, and it's good that you're proud of this picture, it's a very impressive one...
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:iconrandommumble:
RandomMumble Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ummm.. I just got up and I'm still very sleepy so I may misunderstood something (quite possible, I don't feel very smart right now xD) Just in case. I didn't take this picture - I wish I could make such a picture, thought. Or where you referring to the artist (Hoffine)?
Sorry, I feel pretty slow. +yawns+ if I hadn't overslept already I'd be right back to sleep. ;) (ps. don't know what time it is where you live, but Good Morning from here =) )
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SaraLovesMyChem Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Woah, thats cool xD
Although, I'd probably die if I saw one of those on me XD
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:iconpichu-b:
Pichu-B Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wake up with that thing on your chest. O.o

...But how could that small spider harm the kid..?
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:iconenvyliberacecyanide:
EnvyLiberaceCyanide Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Bit of a photoshop error with the leg... otherwise Amazing!!
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:iconspidergirl21:
Spidergirl21 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ROFL i just about died when i saw this then i realized that the spider isnt touching the child.... rightt?

I have major Phobia over spiders yet i love them lol
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:iconbreilarose:
BreilaRose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
beautiful.
:)
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:iconnerdyskitt:
NerdySkitt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Student General Artist
If you guys havnt noticed. The spider isnt really "touching" the child. If you look closley you can see it isnt. There would be dents... just saying. :)

And I love the picture.
It shows how humans and mother nature can be close.
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LuvKillzTheDemon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
I featured this in my journal... Amazing work!!
[link]
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:iconestheticsalvation:
EstheticSalvation Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
You're one of my favorite artists.
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:iconladykaname:
ladykaname Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I HATE SPIDERS!
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:iconmomearth:
Momearth Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
:wOOT: Finally!!!! I'd randomly found his work online, loved it, and saved this pic. My computer crashed and I lost the pic and his name. Have been searching unsuccessfully since. YAY!!!!!!

Go to his site...much cool stuff.
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:icondesiretodisappear:
desiretodisappear Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
omg i love this
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:iconkonstan-tina99:
konstan-tina99 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
This is definately an amazing peice!
i love how soft and natural it looks
i really don't understand why spiders are feared but it gave you inspiration for this didn't it?
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:iconfaye022:
Faye022 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
If I were that child I probably would have shit a brick I would be so scared lol. Perfectly named piece though.
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:iconlookingglassart:
LookingGlassArt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
This is truly a great piece :)
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:iconn3on-addiktion:
N3oN-AdDiKtIoN Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Photographer
~ Featured: [link] ~
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dragonslayero Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Now this is one photo that could really put the scare into anyone.

I find the scene to be powerful in a way that makes "powerful" and understatement.
Hard to tell if it is a real spider or not, don't get me wrong but I just could never find it in my hear to to do something like this to a child.
Very powerful!
And excellent work!

OJJ
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:iconxarmen:
Xarmen Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
call me stupid, but that spider seems to have 10 legs! o.O"
or are this something like feelers...? ._."
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:iconrin-chama:
Rin-chama Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Das sind tatsächlich keine Beine, eher so was wie Tastdingsis oô
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:iconxarmen:
Xarmen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
ahh, ok, Ich verstehe.... ._.(ein wunder xD)
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:iconrin-chama:
Rin-chama Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Joa... o . o xD"
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:iconxarmen:
Xarmen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
*lustig find, dass du rausgekriegt hast, dass ich deutsch bin* xD
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:iconrin-chama:
Rin-chama Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Na ja, das "Germany" in Deinem Profil ist leicht verdächtig o.o
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:iconxarmen:
Xarmen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Jaaa, schon, aber die meisten Leute gucken sich nicht meine Seite an, wenn sie auf meine dummen Fragen antworten ;D
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:iconrin-chama:
Rin-chama Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Ha, ich schon, ich bin was Besonderes! °_° xD
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xXChainedVampiressXx Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
aawww :D cute kid >w<
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:iconpaups:
Paups Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
is that poo?
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:iconconcretegirl911:
concretegirl911 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im afraid of spiders but this makes me look at things differently. its peaceful and the baby's innocence makes me wonder what they're thinking of the spider friend or foe. for me its lke a symbol in a way. man and nature, how we're always in conflict but every now again theres perfect harmony.
im sorry im not making sense. its hard to explain what im seeing
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:iconmudkipzwashere:
MudkipzWasHere Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
:iconohshitplz:
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:icongodsavetheemoz:
GodSaveTheEmoz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Student Photographer
Hey, How You Going *waits for answer* Thats Great :XD:
Your Work Has Been Featured Here [link]
Plz Forgive The Informality of This Message, but i have alot of people to tell so leave me alone :XD:
*grabs coffee* im gonna be here for a while
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:iconstollrofl:
Stollrofl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
:iconohfuckplz:
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:iconnadaspooky:
NadaSpooky Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
wow amazing *¬*
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:icondevophobia:
Devophobia Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
If you're interested, we'd love to feature this and any other phobia-related works in our gallery.
Feel free to check us out.
:icondevophobia: ~ The Art of Fear ~
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:iconjackies-stock:
jackies-stock Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
eeek O_o
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