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BLACK DAHLIA by mistertrece BLACK DAHLIA by mistertrece
Ink, brush and kleenex on cardboard, 3 coffee, 2 cigarette. PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS SONG WATCHING THE IMAGE [link] FOR TO CATCH THE FEELING OF THE PIECE.

PLEASE FULL VIEW FOR THE DETAILS!!!!

The nose sucks again.

"The Black Dahlia" was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – January 15, 1947), an American woman who was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder. Short acquired the moniker posthumously by newspapers in the habit of nicknaming crimes they found particularly colorful. Short was found mutilated, her body sliced in half at the waist, on January 15, 1947, in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California. Short's unsolved murder has been the source of widespread speculation, leading to many suspects, along with several books and film adaptations of the story.

On January 15, 1947 Elizabeth Short was found murdered, her body left in a vacant lot on South Norton Avenue between 39th Street and Coliseum. Homemaker Betty Bersinger was running an errand with her three-year-old daughter when she realized that what she was looking at was not a mannequin but an actual body in the lot along the street where she was walking. She went to a nearby house, made an anonymous call to police, and reported the body.

When police arrived on the scene, they found the body of a young woman who had been bisected, displayed face-up on the ground with her arms over her head and her lower half placed a foot away from her torso. Her legs were wide open in a vulgar position and her face had been slashed from the corners of her mouth toward her ears, creating an effect called the Glasgow smile. The body had been washed and cleaned and had been "posed" with her hands over her head and her elbows bent at right angles. Rope burns were found on her wrists and ankles. Her head face and body was bruised and cut.

There was little blood at the scene, indicating whoever left her, washed the body before bringing it in the lot.
Her severely mutilated body was severed at the waist and completely drained of blood. Although the skull was not fractured, Short had bruising on the front and right side of her scalp with a small amount of bleeding in the subarachnoid space on the right side, consistent with blows to the head. The cause of death was hemorrhage from the lacerations to the face and shock due to blows on the head and face.

The crime scene quickly filled with police, bystanders and reporters. It was later described as being out of control, with people trampling on any evidence investigators hoped to find.

Through fingerprints, the body was soon identified as 22-year-old Elizabeth Short or as the press called her, "The Black Dahlia." A massive investigation into finding her murderer was launched. Because of the brutality of the murder and Elizabeth's sometimes sketchy lifestyle, rumors and speculation was rampant, often being incorrectly reported as fact in newspapers.

Close to 200 suspects were interviewed, sometimes polygraphed, but all eventually released. Exhausted efforts were made to run down any leads or any of the several false confessions to the killing of Elizabeth by both men and women.

Many true-crime books claim that Short lived in or visited Los Angeles at various times in the mid 1940s; these claims have never been substantiated and are refuted by the findings of law enforcement officers who investigated the case. A document in the Los Angeles County district attorney's files titled "Movements of Elizabeth Short Prior to June 1, 1946" states that Short was in Florida and Massachusetts from September 1943 through the early months of 1946 and gives a detailed account of her living and working arrangements during this period.

Although a popular portrayal amongst her acquaintances and many true-crime authors was of Short as a call girl, the Los Angeles district attorney's grand jury proved there was no existing evidence that she was ever a prostitute, and the district attorney's office attributes the claim to confusion with a prostitute of the same name.

Los Angeles County district attorney's files state that the investigators had questioned three men with whom Short had sex, including a Chicago police officer who was a suspect in the case. The FBI files on the case also contain a statement from one of Short's alleged lovers. Found in the Los Angeles district attorney's files and in the Los Angeles Police Department's summary of the case, Short's autopsy describes her reproductive organs as anatomically normal, although the report notes evidence of what it called "female trouble."

The autopsy also states that Short was not and had never been pregnant, contrary to what had been claimed prior to and following her death.

About 60 people confessed to the murder, mostly men but also a few women. However, 25 people were considered to be viable suspects by the Los Angeles District Attorney. While some of the original 25 suspects were discounted, new ones have arisen. At present the suspects discussed by various authors and experts include Walter Bayley, Norman Chadler, Leslie Dillon, Joseph A. Dumais, Mark Hansen, George Hill Hodel, George Knowlton, Robert M. "Red" Manley, Patrick S. O'Reilly, and Jack Anderson Wilson .

Some crime authors have speculated on a link between the Short murder and the Cleveland Torso Murders, which took place in Cleveland between 1934 and 1938. As with a large number of killings that took place before and after the Short murder, the original LAPD investigators looked into the Cleveland murders in 1947 and later discounted any relationship between the two cases.

Nevertheless, new evidence implicating a former Cleveland torso murder suspect, Jack Anderson Wilson, with Short's death was investigated by Detective John P. St. John in 1980. St. John claimed he was close to arresting Wilson for the death of Short when Wilson unexpectedly died in a fire on February 4, 1982.

Crime authors such as Steve Hodel (son of George Hill Hodel) and William Rasmussen have suggested a link between the Short murder and the 1946 murder and dismemberment of six-year-old Suzanne Degnan in Chicago.Captain Donahoe of the Los Angeles police also stated publicly that he believed the Black Dahlia and Lipstick murders were "likely connected."

Among the evidence cited is the fact that Elizabeth Short's body was found on Norton Avenue three blocks west of Degnan Boulevard, Degnan being the last name of the girl from Chicago, and there were striking similarities between the writing of the Degnan ransom note and that of "the Black Dahlia Avenger."

For example, both used a combination of capitals and small letters (the Degnan note read in part "BuRN This FoR heR SAfTY"), and both notes contain a similar misshapen letter P and have one word matching exactly. Convicted serial killer William Heirens served life in prison for Degnan's murder. Initially arrested at age 17 for breaking into a residence close to that of Suzanne Degnan, Heirens claimed he was tortured by police, forced to confess, and made a scapegoat in the Degnan murder.

Despite efforts made by investigators, the case has remained one of the most famous unsolved cases in California's history.
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RucaZombie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hermoso! Un asesinato lleno de preguntas ...
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Muchísimas........ y después de leer mucho sobre ello, salen más todavia! Genial que te guste, siempre me alegras el dia!
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DarknessInYourEyes Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
This is possibly my favorite piece in your entire gallery! I love the textures and the overall feel!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? I hated it but with the time i see it different. Im glad you like it, coming from you is a fucking made my day feeling!!!
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DarknessInYourEyes Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I love it! It looks just like Elizabeth Short! Feel free to use my likeness in any of your photos! <3
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahahaah wow you´re so fucking awesome!!!! :D Maybe we should to make a collabo, it would be great!
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DarknessInYourEyes Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes! We definitely should do a collab! Feel free to message me with some Ideas! <3
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok what about to turn one of your pics into one of my dark spray stuff, or we can create something with the same concept, or to paint something and add one of your texts... :D Is so cool to be inspired by amazing people.
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DarknessInYourEyes Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! You can do that! I'll do a makeup design based on your paintings! That would be so fun! :D It'll be like wearing your artwork! 
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o IS A FUCKING AMAZING IDEA!!!!! WOW!!!! Is so great!!! Nobody do that things, is so fucking fresh!!!!! :D Ok i thought to use one of your works as a design of my t-shirt brand, you´ll have all the credits and info about you, of course. And you´ll have free stuff for to wear, no doubt.

"Wearing your artwork". Oh shit, you dont know how i love the idea. Glad yo meet you, you´re like an adrenaline rush!
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majavubliss Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thats impressive. can you give me some tips on how to pursue this style of artwork?

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anthonycrowley Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Your work is incredible :) AC 
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Awesome :D
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Hana-to-Tsuki Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You are very talented... your mind must be as deep as wells Democrite...
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D You really know how to make my day.... Thank you again, i try to show a concept more than a creepy image, as you can see, all my works have a song and a text, some visual-sound-info stuff, and i try to make different thinks, like to use cotton or a simple kleenex as a brush, so i really appreciate your comment!
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Hana-to-Tsuki Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
(smile) you're welcome ! Is very sincere ^^ that is beautiful and your work is that they make us feel things !
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Sarah--Elizabeth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow I really love your art <3
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Coming from a talented artist like you is the feel good of the year! Thank you so much!
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Sarah--Elizabeth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
My pleasure <3
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lunafreja Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow.... I read the whole story you wrote and searched more about it and there were very disturbing photos... But its amazing that you drew about this incident. Awesome Glasgow smile.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was obossessed with that case for months, reading all about it, is macabre as morbid but that case have a fascination for me, and for millions of people!.
So glad you like it, i dont wanted to show the macabre side of it, and your comment made my day again!
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lunafreja Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I too like reading stories like this, they are fascinating but also quite scary.. Those incidents are such a mystery..
How did you find these kinds of stories? They make great inspiration :D
And your welcome again, it a great pleasure that artists like you exist. :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh there´re tons of things like that, sad but true! If you want to know more, i can give you some links to read or watch... but is a macabre stuff, are you ready?
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lunafreja Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I would like to read some of them! It'll be great use for my inspiration :D
and yes, I'm ready :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More about serial killers or the Black Dhalia? :D
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lunafreja Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Both, if it's possible :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You´ll find all about the Black Dahlia here [link] is a good start :D
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LouCG1234 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
great work was interested in reading how you made a lot of the images always interested in the actual mechanics of how the art is made also liked the the description with every picture of storyline for the inspiration
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WhiteOrchyd Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the best Glasgow smile I've ever seen. Her lips are perfect and emptiness in her eyes is remarkable.
Shadows on her skin are marvelous because she looks so pale and beautifuly dead.
I've heard about Black Dahlia and your interpretation of her is brilliant. You can see pain and torture in her face expression and that is the most important thing when you are painting something.
Her hair is gorgeous, it looks soft and so real.
Very nice work, my friend. :meow:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore you part II!
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WhiteOrchyd Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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KellyNGin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Rotten beauty...!!!
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Elly3981 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I heard the story of the Black Dahlia a few years ago and it really saddens me to know they never caught the sick bastard who did it. Short's own lifestyle makes it difficult because she was constantly going out with men she didn't know well, something I would never do.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agree, the theory it was more than a man, so if you read more about it, there´re some great big holes in the investigation. That make think there was a "famous" people or people with power involved, like the Jack the Ripper case.
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Elly3981 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Police have suspected many ppl but could never convict anyone due to lack of evidence. All the plausible suspects have already passed away but there's a chance the killer could just be some random psychopath Elizabeth had the misfortune of getting into the car with. That's why I don't ever go with shady guys and even if they seem nice, I'm still as careful as can be.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wise girl, hope all the people who know about that stories be careful too!
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Elly3981 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I can't believe that even after all these years, the killer was never found or even identified, especially since the forensic technology of the 40s was not as sophisticated as it is now. Maybe with DNA testing, there's a chance we may still found out who killed her.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like i said, like the Jack the Ripper murders, is not a matter of a master mind genious killer, when the basic police investigations fail, and some important evidences dissapear, it makes you think there´s somebody with power behind. But only time will tell!
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Elly3981 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I hope they do find out what really happened to her someday. Police think it's likely to be a man between 30-40 at the time of the murder. If he's still alive, he'd be in his 90s. I hope they find him and give him the chair.
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Damn! This is amazing detail hon! Love this one :clap:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I think is so blurry but people like it, so i better shut my mouth. :D Hey check this one if you want to shake your ass, i´m making a real album for enter to the real music bussiness, so this one is for you [link]
And this one is another music project, more soft and slow [link]
Listen to it if you hace 10 minutes and tell me what do you think ok? Your opinion counts for me!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
I like the first one, great for dancin'!
I loooove the second one. It's so pretty!
Beautiful work on it. Are you doing more in that
style?
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BagelfishTrousers Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Brutal...
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you dude, glad you like it!
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publicinsomniac Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
disturbing / disturbed piece. i like it. initial thought was of James O Barr and The Crow.
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Velnas Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not gonna lie, this truly scared the mess out of me. I was legit tempted to run away from it. In my mind I thought it was going to be gore.... thank goodness. I love the look on her face and the feeling I got from this fantabulous work of art ^_^
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My apologies for that! But your comment has a extra value for me, because i understand you dont like that stuff, and you stopped to watch it and comment, so i really appreciate it, and i´ve nothing but respect and love for it. So thank you so much, you ROCK.
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kim-fairy2 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
her expression is really good.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Maybe is a little macabre one, but i wanted to do it few weeks ago, is one of my little obssessions ( maybe it sounds a little disturbed but that case is so... mysterious)
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kim-fairy2 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow. you are very thourough in your research.
Love the work!
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