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Ben Linus by Mistress-Jaeden Ben Linus by Mistress-Jaeden
*squeek*
Hes done!

I know there's issues, but Ive been working on him for like.. well, Since February 20th, so Thats a month!

Original canvas size is 40x60 INCHES,

that's over 3 feet by 5 feet...

5 FEET!!! PEOPLE IM ONLY 5'3 THE ORIGINAL IMAGE SIZE IS ALMOST AS TALL AS ME!!!

/feints

Symbolism;
Benjamin Linus played by Michael Emmerson whom I am infatuated with. Hes an incredible actor.

Circles;

Donkey wheel or Dharma-cakra
The Flame (dharma station)
The Orchid (dharma station)
The Swan (dharma station)
The Lamp Post (dharma station) (+ Cross hidden inside)
The Arrow (dharma station) (hidden within is the planetary symbol for Mars, and Neptune, The 4th, and 8th planets from the sun.
The Tempest (dharma station)
The Hydra(dharma station)(manipulated to look like a tree with an apple, symbolism for Adam and Eve)
The Staff (dharma station)
The Pearl (dharma station)
Ankh - Symbolism depicted by the statue.

The numbers - 4 8 15 16 23 42

The Island; The sky, sea, and land.

Ben's Bunny ... (Also a representation of the looking glass, a Dharma Station)

Giant Dharma symbol behind Ben's head is to be a representation of a Halo. He has a good heart, hes just corrupted, Still, If he chooses, God will take him as he is (see last episode)

This is my second most serious photoshop image.. and I'm really happy with it :-) Ill keep working on hands and features but I'm really happy I'm getting better!

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nerdsharpie Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student General Artist
One thing you can learn from this drawing:

Ben Linus: HE FREAKING LOVES BUNNIES <3
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Artist
damn strait.
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nerdsharpie Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
YUP
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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012   General Artist
Wow, this may be the best Ben Linus picture I've ever seen, photo or drawn.
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Artist
THANK YOU!
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Dolaria Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG a bunny :D
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LunaLovegood108 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, i love this :D Ben is so awesome. Very nice pic
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Artist
thank you!
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Jaden420 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Ok this is just from first glance....something looks uneven in his eyes. Other then this very small crit (and this could be personal prefrence so please take with a grain of salt) it is beautiful I love how you blend colors and make them pop. :)
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Artist
no problems, ive had alot of crits on moving the eye up a pixel, or down a pixel. Seams its definitely preference oriented.
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mugglebornprincess Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
so completely epic. if i had artistic ability and be able to show my endless and insane love for ben this way, then i would. but i can't. so i drool over stuff like this. great job, really. i wouldn't have the patience to do something like this. kudos chica.
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you!
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shellybunny Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Love it Jae! Its so nice to see it done. What a labor of love.
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Artist
<3 that he is.
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s-t-a-c-i-a Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Great picture, very well done. It could look more like Ben, but I'm not complainin' because it's awesome.
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Artist
:-)
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Sakrilege Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
I have to echo *Leonca's remarks. Simply amazing.
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Artist
<3
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Leonca Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful use of all that complicated symbolism. =) I also love how you captured that creepy, intense look in his eyes.
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Artist
:kiss:
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Buuya Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011   Digital Artist
WOW. This is beautiful... I love your attention to detail, and, of course, that you painted one of the best characters EVER. :D
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Artist
:love: :kiss: :glomp:
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pamixx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If you watch True Blood, Michael Emerson is actually married to the actress who plays Charlene, who works at Merlottes. I thought that was funny cuz I'm obsessed with Lost and True Blood! This is an awesome piece. I love the representation of the Dharma stations.
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Artist
trust me Im well ahead of you on his married life :-p

Im surprised though, that shes as hot as she is. Did you also know that she played bens mother who dies giving birth to him as a cameo in the show?

mmmmhmmm Im a ben fan girl through and through!
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pamixx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
really? I didn't notice cuz I didn't really get into True Blood til about the end of season 1, and by then, Lost was over I think. haha Did you think he'd marry someone ugly? I heard a rumor a while back that he might do a True Blood cameo, but that was like a season or 2 ago.
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Artist
Look at him, Would you expect him to marry a hotty?
I mean, if you look at Terry OQuins wife.. shes a whale...

... I sound so mean :-(
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pamixx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I just googled his wife... I've seen a lot worse tho.
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Artist
*giggles*
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Doriardyn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful. No words for it O_O WONDERFUL just jaw dropping!
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you!
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Hylanvahr Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ben was one of the most vicious, yet believable villains of all time, and I think his story was the deepest and most important of all the wonderful characters on LOST. By series end, I thought of him as being akin to Lucifer from the Bible in which he had once been a being of light and goodness, and then fell from grace after his envy and anger corrupted him. Luckily for Ben, he was redeemed by acknowledging the bad things he had done, and voluntarily decided to pay his penance by assisting the Island's new protector. :)
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Artist
AGREED!!!!
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