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After Love... by Pryate After Love... by Pryate
I hesitated a long time for the title (I first thought to "Red Satin"). I also tried a version just in grey scale... And finally I put this one.
Photo reference used.


:heart: Specially dedicated to :iconjohnberd: Thank you, John, for all the beautiful photos you post on dA. As you know, you're my favourite photographer, a true artist, but above all you're an awesome guy. :heart:





This picture has inspired those awesome free verse poems to :heart::iconautumn-spirit::heart:
Thank you so much dear Sharon
His Blackberry Rock and Roll DreamsThe quail rain hits the glass and splits in half against the windowpane
while you're sprawled on the cloud grey mattress, idling smoking a cigarette.
We are in a green room at the La Quinta motel near a sunburned Texas highway.
We do this sometimes; drive away from our respective hometowns and pretend
we're different people with movie-type of stories.
Perhaps it's immature but for a few bank-robbed
moments,we are not lying just to breathe easily.
You understand why my father might disown me and extend a hand, saying,
"Come here," very quietly as if there's a secret in that whisper only
I can detect because we made it up together one wasted September
between rusted cars, long, untamed grass and
my aqua scarf draped across your flesh.
I accept your invitation and sit on the bed,
despite the stress rolling off my toxic body.
"Someday we'll leave for real," you declare
and I think, "Will you still want me then?
When your fingertips have left shadows on my stomach
and our lips have forgotte
after loveYour cheek pressed against my arm,
making it go numb.
I watched as your
eyelashes tattooed
eagle feathers onto your flesh
and counted the kid-like freckles
along the bridge of your nose
as you fell asleep
next to me on an unmade bed
in a room that was once a basement.
I think I'm too
far gone in this stupor,
in this trance I'm in
whenever you come over
and we play stupid video games
like that's all we ever think about,
like that's natural;
an everyday thing.
But boy, we both know I'm not your
friend in the ordinary sense.
I'm something you crave in
your shadowy mind,
something I can't stand but
still reciprocate.
That's just the way it is.
I'm uncomfortable
with your secrets
but you get used to mine right away.
How is that fair?
I want to be just as brave.
Inside, I'm nothing but pieces of
lost childhood;
bottle caps,
bubblegum wrappers
and pink stickers that say,
"Sometimes I'm lost
but I'm still a boy,
wanting to experience
the Spectacular Now."
Is that possible,
how my thoughts
can




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:iconchii9x:
Chii9x Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm in love:iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you appreciate and thank you very much for your support :heart:
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:iconangnheadly:
angnheadly Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
damn that's hot!
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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:iconeriksuperboy:
eriksuperboy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
yeah...there is nothing like a cigarette after love!
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahah, i agree! thank you Erik! 
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:iconzeuqramjj2002:
zeuqramjj2002 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Looks like my baby did!
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, credit goes to the model, he's awesome.
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:iconzeuqramjj2002:
zeuqramjj2002 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
:)
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:icongabriel-det:
Gabriel-DeT Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
There's just something so mesmerizing about this portrait. My favorite, I guess..
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my favorites too, thank you very much :)
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:iconyishtar:
Yishtar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitly I'm in love :dalove: :love: :dalove: :love:
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, thank you, you're adorable :love:
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:iconskae7:
Skae7 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
kinda like ur style of drawing... as if u just did that in 3 secs or smthn and it still looks awesome
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahah, 3 seconds! Even in 3 hours i would like to =D Thank you much!
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:iconskae7:
Skae7 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah it mostly isnt as fast as it looks xD
just meant that style thats kept simple in the right places...^^
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:iconjohnberd:
johnberd Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
J'aime bien revenir et regarder ce portrait encore et encore )))
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, je t'adore, John :huggle: . Je sais qui ce portrait te rappelle. Alors voilà, j'ai refait la dédicace, maintenant il est pour toi :heart:
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:iconjohnberd:
johnberd Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
oh merci!!! c'est meilleur cadeau!! :heart:
c'est top!
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:iconkoalahuggles:
KoalaHuggles Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thats amazing... :D
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconjaizure:
Jaizure Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the feel of this picture with the black and white boy and then the contrast of the red behind him * v *
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks alot, glad you like my work :heart:
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:iconserelyartworks:
SerelyArtworks Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sexy, as the others! :heart:
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, thank you so much :heart: You're adorable.
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:iconfacingtheplasticlife:
FacingThePlasticLife Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the use of colour on this! Very striking piece of art. :)
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I truly enjoy your appreciation :)
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:iconfacingtheplasticlife:
FacingThePlasticLife Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Not a problem. x3
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:iconnezra-rigel:
Nezra-Rigel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oooo.
so subtly sexy. well done~
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, also for fav :heart:
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:iconnezra-rigel:
Nezra-Rigel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
youre welcome. ^^
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:icongibadesign:
gibadesign Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job!
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfogblob:
FogBlob Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa this is amazing work! the shading and anatomy is great and i love that only the background is color
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I really appreciate! Yeah, did not know if I have to let it in b&w or put the red... Finally I put red :)
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:iconyuriko-kawasaki:
Yuriko-Kawasaki Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
so sexxxy,,,XD
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankeeeeeeeeee :heart:
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:iconyumi71:
yumi71 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL:iconsparklesplz:
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you =D
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love all of your black and white portraits. This one is a bit unusual because of the "colored" background... but it makes me love it even more. :giggle: Wonderful work :nod:
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I like to mix colors with black and white sometimes :heart:
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:iconmaurizubo:
maurizubo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
very nice!
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconshikartoonn:
ShikartOOnn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Who is he ? he is so good looking :P
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A random model I found on Google. But I lost the picture reference. It was a bad quality one moreover. If I find it back i'll put the link :P
Thank you very much :heart:
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:iconshikartoonn:
ShikartOOnn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well You did a good portrait of him, I was astonished ^^..., and you are welcome :)
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:icondaryaspace:
DaryaSpace Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another sexy boy) I love this series .
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I always draw sexy boys :devilish:
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:icongothams--reckoning:
gothams--reckoning Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always struggle with titling my work as well. Either one of your options would have made a nice title, though. ^^'

Wonderful work. Very sexy.
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:iconpryate:
Pryate Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, sometimes it's very hard to find a title, and sometimes it comes easily. It depends on a lot of things.
Thank you so much :heart:
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