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You taught ME by k-i-mm-i-e You taught ME by k-i-mm-i-e
.....how to love YOU, taught me how to draw hearts.
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"You Taught ME" is a simple and simply excellent photograph.

Firstly, technically there are no minus points - it's clear and crisp and perfectly lit. The colour is so well done that I honestly can't tell if it's a desaturated colour pic or a recoloured b/w but either way it's excellent.

From a composition point of view the use of the strong geometric shapes is intensely interesting - they draw the eye and frame the hearts which are - appropriately enough - centred in the frame.

Now, the meaning - or the impression that the picture gives. The hearts are bright red - the colour or love - and blood, and war. So what does that tell us that the subject has learned? How to fight - and bleed - for love?

There are two hearts, not one, so love - or war - are both options at this point. Luckily we get a clue in the extended title "how to love YOU" but the option of war and blood is still there, part of the colour. If they weren't implied or understood then pink hearts would have done, to symbolise watered-down love like a puppy crush. That's not the love we have here is it?

And drawn on her thigh? Well, again the title suggests much "taught me how to draw hearts". By drawing these? So intimate and yet so open and drawn to be seen by the subject of the picture - for everyone else they are upside down. This is a love - a blood-red love, that only makes sense to the receiver and the artist / creator.

Is this what you intended Kimmie? I may be over-thinking this but actually nothing happens in a photo like this by accident - it just depends on where the inspiration, the feeling of "this is right, this is how it should be" came from. You know the full story behind this picture and we all have to guess at it - and maybe that's half the fun too. What role do we, as viewers and commenters, have in this piece? Are we in there too? Is there a sense in which you allowed us to draw these hearts on you?

I don't often write critiques and sometimes the ones I write seem like tough love, even to me. But this picture? It's excellent. Well done (in every sense) :)
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Sir. Huggle! 
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miirex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!Huggle!
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Kat dear. Purplelove by k-i-mm-i-e  
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See, I can also draw something. Lol. Thanks Sir. :bow: :heart:
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MARCO-E Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Never doubted your talent Miss :heart:
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But I'm very bad at drawing, even I can read hardly my handwriting. Lol.
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MARCO-E Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Oh.. you should see mine.. it all looks like a doctors prescription.. I have to write in architectural lettering or no one would know what I'm saying
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for making me feel better. Lol.
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MARCO-E Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Glad to be of use Miss :-)
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still feeling bad about my handwriting. Lol.
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you good Sir. :bow: :heart:
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submit2mywill Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Should do more shots like this :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will do, kitty promises. :kitty:
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wink wink
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submit2mywill Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
that is where I am an expert Nod 
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No way! Lol.
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
;-)
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci. <3
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Markotxe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your legs btw ?
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeppers!! :giggle:
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Markotxe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
fine !
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:whisper: 
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rmh7069 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amazing composition.  Great horizontal lines and contrast.
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Sir. :bow:
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arteater1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Geee I love this one....the simplicity, clarity and sharpness along with the contrasts the three colors make is very attractive. Nice work.
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :bow:
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philippeL Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Double heart - double love :heart::heart:
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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Bojan1558 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute :love: :heart:
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Bojan. <3
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Pzychonoir Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Cuteness!:D
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youuu. :dance:
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent composition, super, simple and sexy! :clap:
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies muchly Peterlicious.:3: 
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Always a pleasure Kimmielicious =D
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ahatw7neen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :bow:
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ahatw7neen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most Welcome Sign by Mirz123
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done..... "By all means... Draw"  :nod:
you use your gifts well, young one.
;-)
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you muchness, Mark. :bow: :heart:
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