210×290 In Graphite/Ink

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance – Oscar Wilde

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This portrait was inspired by Hong Kong actress Tang Wei from the controversial Ang Lee film “Lust, Caution” released in 2007. Tang was subsequently blacklisted by the Chinese Government. However the portrait is more about the 21st century’s obsession with the potent mix of beauty and violence and it’s glamorization. 

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anima, damnation, dark, darkness, enigma, female, innocence, john dicandia, savage, soul

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  • AngelinaLucia10
    AngelinaLucia10about 4 years ago

    Beautiful work John!!!

  • Thank you Angelina. Always nice to see you here. :)

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • madvlad
    madvladabout 4 years ago

    you make women
    even more beautiful
    then they are
    your drawing ablity is supreemmmmmm

  • Hey Walt, There are women out there who are just heaven to look at and I’m just merely reflecting what I see.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 4 years ago

    This is just gorgeous, John. Her fur-collared dress and black gloves to match are elegant, and sweet, with her youthful ponytail. I love the delicate shading. Graphite and pen— wow.

  • This was inspired by the beautiful Hong Kong actress Tang Wei who was blacklisted by the Chinese government for her part in the explosive and controversial movie “Lust, Caution”.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizabout 4 years ago

    fantastic work john!

  • Thank you so much Helene :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...about 4 years ago

    a truly lovely work…
    ;-)

  • Thank you James for the great compliment. Cheers JD

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyabout 4 years ago

    This is remarkably STUNNING Mitsu Kuma! :) XXOO
    Amazing contrast, excellent shading and way to proportion the character!

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

    (your vote is needed here !)

  • Thank you so much Francis. She will be happy with this. ( As in the Elegant Savage )

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Adam Gormley
    Adam Gormleyabout 4 years ago

    WOW this is fantastic artwork mate, so lifelike!!

  • Thank you Adam. Cheers JD

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • F.A. Moore
  • What a thrill this is Frannie! thank you so much. Now I can relax in Thailand and smell the roses! :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 4 years ago

    lol, have fun in Thailand. We’ll be thinking of you here. :))

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