Language Barrier


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SAI and Photoshop 2010.

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You know the guy looks like a skinny Johnny Bravo

Wonder what a poor girl had to do to get such verbal abuse though huh

Oh my! Here is yet ANOTHER great art piece. I was a bit confused as to what the title meant. It seemed like they were speaking the same language. Or was it meant to be a literal barrier created with those words? Given how big they are, I wouldn't be surprised.

Anyway, this is a wonderful picture. I just love the way her hair is flying like that. It really does show emphasis on emotions. It really is fun to decipher everything that's being said. It's just vivid in every sense of the word.


I really like the style of this art work. The colors you chose and the lighting in and around the speech bubble are awesome and i thought a bit humorous. I didnt particularly pick up a feminist/man-hate vibe from the piece. I took the meaning from what you titled it, which is why i found it funny. A nice twist on the meaning of "language barrier."

Well done! Keep up the good work!


On der Kontraree.

Senyor Aminal sounds man below me. This is supposed to be about foreign people who don't spell uhr speek doo guwd. Phuck, am ay spekin engrish agayn?

Dynamic :)

The first thing I thought of when I saw this wasn't that it was a "feminist propaganda" or anything about "man-hating" (man-hating material and feminist messages don't tend to be so open to interpretation--heck, the artist might even be CONDONING verbal abuse of women); it actually reminds me of an article I read recently about "slut-bashing," where a person is ridiculed for alleged behavior (or lack thereof) and called a slut or whore, and it can be extremely harmful and even lead to suicide.

I'm not going to interpret the piece, since for all I know the only purpose was to entertain with no deep inner "meaning" intended. I will say I noticed the repetition of words, since as someone else pointed out there are many slurs out there to choose from, especially targeting women. Altogether I loved it, very colorful and strong. Good work. :)

skarl3tte responds:

Thanks for your refreshing review. Whether anyone believes it or not, I had no feminist message in mind while making this piece. I chose a woman as the 'victim' simply because I could think of more curse words for women when I made this. If I were to redo this piece with a specific message in mind, I think I would have made the guy another girl. :p

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4.67 / 5.00

Dec 7, 2010
10:41 PM EST
Fine Art
File Info
900 x 670 px
176.5 KB

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