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captive 01 by loish captive 01 by loish
An illustration from the captive project. check out a second here - [link] - and third here - [link] .

Here's what I worked on for most of October/November - animation sequences for Bearkatt Productions, who made a Channel 4 (U.K) documentary about Tanya Kach's life (warning: the documentary deals with very shocking subject matter). 14-year-old Tanya Kach was held captive by an older man, phsyically as well as emotionally, for 10 years of her life - a truly heartbreaking story. The animations were intended to illustrate her emotions when she met her captor at a young age. She rationalized the situation by believing that she was in love and had found someone to take care of her for the rest of her life, something she longed for as a result of not feeling loved or wanted anywhere else. Of course, this was far from the truth.

The animation sequences are basically romantic fairy tale scenes with a 'dark' edge, showing a princess falling in love with her prince. They were edited into the interviews that were conducted with Tanya. What you see above is some artwork which was integrated into the final sequences, to which my awesome boyfriend Arjen Klaverstijn contributed animation and effects.

For more artwork, storyboards and concept art from this project, check out [link] .

drawn in photoshop cs5 with a cintiq 24HD. for more info on my artwork please visit [link]

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:iconrobbym86:
RobbyM86 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Amazing
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap:
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myrthe-moi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Heel erg mooi, eerst lijkt het een heel romantisch plaatje, totdat je beseft dat het bos toch wel een beetje dreigend is...
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spacecoboy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
waw
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XxTruthorDarexX Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I watched the documentary, it was pretty awful. I knew I recognised the art!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Artist
Wonderful... :D
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MelodyNieves Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Watched the program recently and knew I recognized the art style from somewhere. I just kept saying that's loish's art! lol Anyway, what was most fascinating for me was to see how the animation was so fairytale like against such a horrible story. The animations were really beautiful, though a part of me wishes that they were for a happy story.
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
so glad to hear that people recognized my style, i see that as a huge compliment! thanks for the comment.
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HotaruShidosha Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a sad tale :<
Lovely illustration as always though
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Feirei Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
lovely. I can watching this all the time. Trees, two people, hug and "medieval ages" more More MOREEEEEEE!
:tighthug: I will give hug for every adding art like these!!
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CheiftainMaelgwyn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional
Oh I love these colors! (As always~)
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:iconellofayne:
Ellofayne Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the mushrooms! very sweet
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ShinoDra Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice :thumbsup:
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Dorothea106 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Gosh, this is so beautiful and sad... I want to watch that documentary now.
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:iconondipuli:
Ondipuli Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
superb !! the tone is splendid
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:iconrayzi:
Rayzi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've watched about half of this already. As soon as I saw what the art was for I went to watch it. :D I seem to always watch that sort of thing for some reason. :O_o: Your drawings really came to life with the animation though. It was beautiful. :love: It's a very sad story though. It's a typical story of that sort of thing, but it's always sad to hear the first-person account.
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HappyFoe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Nice!! :D
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:iconbellagbear:
BellaGBear Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome a very bittersweet picturee indeed
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gerre Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I saw this documentary last week and when I saw the animations they immediately made me think of your work, but I didn't think they were actually designed by you :-).
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ccaffeine Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Very beautiful <3
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TheShrewEnigma Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
omg I thought it was you! I was watching the documentary and thinking "this looks INCREDIBLY familiar!" XD They looked really cool, and the documentary was really interesting I thought :D
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myleafyentrails Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I watched this show yesterday and knew it was you. great work x
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MelZayas Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's amazing. I'm interested in watching the documentary, it's unusual for them to incorporate animation sequences.
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Roselyna Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish i was back in england,because i would watch this
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girlwhowrites Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A lovely picture, will come back and watch the documentary when I'm not so tired.
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Chascochi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So loverly!!!
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stricklandart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
sweet
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BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I somehow feel very nervous about faving this. Like it's something so dangerous and dark I shouldn't 'fave' it. But the artwork is too beautiful for me not to. I just hope no little girls come to me in my sleep and ask me why.
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GlupayaSova Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist
And here I thought I was the only one...
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GlupayaSova Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist
...But in that it's such a scary thing illustrated so innocently. That's just extra kudos to the artist for doing an excellent job... even without the documentary this art has a very striking effect.
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superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
If it makes you fell better, I'm in the same boat.
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irg555 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
That's so incredibly deep and tragic. What's the word for when you sugar coat something horrible like this for the purposes of showing the contrast? I'm trying to explain to someone the angle of the story and can't find the words.
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loish Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
no idea! but you're putting it pretty well in your comment i think!
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I watched this. Your work was so beautiful and totally got across the fantasy view of the situation that Tanya had had.
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ThePenguinWarlord Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, just, wow...
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LivelovelifeEleni Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
SHIVERS-GFGNB
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februaryblue Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's really interesting that you've thought about this and turned it into a project with so much depth, but the dark meaning aside, the peace is really beautiful and warm. The colors are really great and the softness of the piece isn't too much because there are subtle details like the flowers in the foreground. Really well done. :D
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey that is some kind of talent you have there. I can detect plenty of original thought process going on in your art.
Very pleased to have stumbled across your work :)
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EvilKingOfJam Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student
beautiful...
i wish i could have this kind of happyness....
they really look fond.... <3
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EvilKingOfJam Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student
but anyways the story isnīt that happy...
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redcar5 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
sooo cool
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Artist
Wonderful lighting! I feel instantly inspired. Despite the subject matter being rather grim, you captured what you were trying to get across most excellently, I think.
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orhinoku Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
like the natral colors!^^
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Aniemae Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I'm in the process of watching. The youtube comments are disgusting.... What happened to her was horrible, I can't even begin to process.

But your art is lovely. You and your boyfriend were amazing, working on this. Good job, Loish~ <33
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AsgardsGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sadly, most of the people who comment on or use Youtube are scumbags and attention whores. :( Not all, but more than I am able to stomach.
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Aniemae Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
As a psychology undergrad, this makes me weep. I can't say I'm an expert on the subject of abuse, but seriously... I could've counteracted every one of their ignorant comments and it wouldn't do much.

I wouldn't go so far as call them "scumbags" and "attention whores", though... just very very very misguided and ignorant. And in a society where we're taught to victim-blame...-sigh- it's not a surprise.
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
yeah, i'm pretty disappointed by most people's interpretation of the events. thanks for your kind comment!
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:iconaniemae:
Aniemae Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
You're very welcome!

I'm just glad to see she's doing better. That's all that matters <3
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Midnight4200 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
that is SO SO sad.
but this is really pretty.
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MEmreSoyak Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I admire your style, your feel and your expressions. I long to work on any piece just to reach your level of painting. Thank you for being suchan inspiration
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