Serial Tragedy by Ania Ahlborn


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Original Creation Date: April 24th, 2005

Marilyn Manson. I’m not a huge fan, though I have my moments. Either way, I saw this out-of-focus choppy picture of him and absolutely had to put it to paper. I’d say it was a success. This was by far one of my most experimental pieces to date. I took a few artistic liberties by adding the " marks, the handprints (which are mine, yes, and done in white chalk), and the little saying at the bottom that I simply pulled out of my head. It might be a tad hard to read (purposefully) but for those who are curious it says “And tomorrow I shall save myself.”

I didn’t do it on purpose, but the handprints really show just how big the piece is. For some reason I’m diggin’ that.

14″ × 14″, Charcoal on 90 lb. paper, Freehand

Original available for purchase.
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portrait, charcoal, gothic, manson

Ania Ahlborn is an author, avid traditional charcoal artist, and photography hobbyist. You can find her photography here and learn more about her on her website,

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  • Angi Baker
    Angi Bakerover 5 years ago

    Excellent work

  • Thank you! It’s an old piece, but I appreciate the comment. :D

    – Ania Ahlborn

    ROUBLE RUSTover 5 years ago

    Really great work. All your gallery is great

  • Thank you. :)

    – Ania Ahlborn

    ROUBLE RUSTover 5 years ago

    no problem

  • guy natav
    guy natavover 5 years ago

    far beyond excellent, you achieve the masterly level with charcoal as geiger does with his airbrush.
    besides, like you a have my moments as far as marylin manson is concerned and I like this picture.
    yup. in my favorites.
    and yup. in my watchlist :-)


  • paperslayer
    paperslayerover 5 years ago

    Like WOW!

  • Lizzie Phillips
    Lizzie Phillipsover 5 years ago


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    fullcirclemand...over 5 years ago

    its amazing………….

  • Windcrest
    Windcrestover 5 years ago

    IT LOOKS JUST LIKE HIM!!!!!!! (I should know, I have a life-size poster of him on my ceiling) Your AMAZING cinquain!

  • Windcrest
    Windcrestover 5 years ago


    (I wanna buy this so bad! I’m probably get D.R. Moore to buy it for me xD…… Yeah, I’m obsessed with Marilyn Manson…….)
  • M-alice
    M-aliceover 5 years ago

    i’m a HUGE manson fan and i just want to tell you how much appreciate your ability to capture his awesomeness. i’m in awe.

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