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Ink, brush, kleenex and cotton on cardboard, 2 coffee, 1 cigarette. PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS SONG WATCH THE IMAGE AND READING THE TEXT [link] IS THE 50% OF THE CONCEPT.

Decomposition (or rotting) is the process by which organic substances are broken down into simpler forms of matter. The process is essential for recycling the finite matter that occupies physical space in the biome. Bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death. Although no two organisms decompose in the same way, they all undergo the same sequential stages of decomposition. The science which studies decomposition is generally referred to as taphonomy from the Greek word Τάφος taphos, meaning tomb.

One can differentiate abiotic from biotic decomposition (biodegradation). The former means "degradation of a substance by chemical or physical processes, e.g. hydrolysis. The latter one means "the metabolic breakdown of materials into simpler components by living organisms", typically by microorganisms.

A dead body that has been exposed to the open elements, such as water and air, will decompose more quickly and attract much more insect activity than a body that is buried or confined in special protective gear or artifacts. This is due, in part, to the limited number of insects that can penetrate a coffin and the lower temperatures under soil.
The rate and manner of decomposition in an animal body is strongly affected by several factors. In roughly descending degrees of importance, they are:

- Temperature.
- The availability of oxygen.
- Prior embalming.
- Cause of death.
- Burial, depth of burial, and soil type.
- Access by scavengers.
- Trauma, including wounds and crushing blows.
- Humidity, or wetness.
- Rainfall.
- Body size and weight.
- Clothing.
- The surface on which the body rests.
- Foods/objects inside the specimen's digestive tract (bacon compared to lettuce).

The speed at which decomposition occurs varies greatly. Factors such as temperature, humidity, and the season of death all determine how fast a fresh body will skeletonize or mummify. A basic guide for the effect of environment on decomposition is given as Casper's Law : if all other factors are equal, then, when there is free access of air a body decomposes twice as fast than if immersed in water and eight times faster than if buried in earth. Ultimately, the rate of bacterial decomposition acting on the tissue will be depend upon the temperature of the surroundings.

Colder temperatures decrease the rate of decomposition while warmer temperatures increase it.

The most important variable is a body's accessibility to insects, particularly flies. On the surface in tropical areas, invertebrates alone can easily reduce a fully fleshed corpse to clean bones in under two weeks. The skeleton itself is not permanent; acids in soils can reduce it to unrecognizable components.

This is one reason given for the lack of human remains found in the wreckage of the Titanic, even in parts of the ship considered inaccessible to scavengers. Freshly skeletonized bone is often called "green" bone and has a characteristic greasy feel. Under certain conditions (normally cool, damp soil), bodies may undergo saponification and develop a waxy substance called adipocere, caused by the action of soil chemicals on the body's proteins and fats. The formation of adipocere slows decomposition by inhibiting the bacteria that cause putrefaction.

In extremely dry or cold conditions, the normal process of decomposition is halted by either lack of moisture or temperature controls on bacterial and enzymatic action causing the body to be preserved as a mummy. Frozen mummies commonly restart the decomposition process when thawed, whilst heat-desiccated mummies remain so unless exposed to moisture.

The bodies of newborns who never ingested food are an important exception to the normal process of decomposition. They lack the internal microbial flora that produce much of decomposition and quite commonly mummify if kept in even moderately dry conditions.

A body buried in a sufficiently dry environment may be well preserved for decades. This was observed in the case for murdered civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who was found to be almost perfectly preserved over 30 years after his death, permitting an accurate autopsy when the case of his murder was re-opened in the 1990s.

There are some examples where bodies have been inexplicably preserved (with no human intervention) for decades or centuries and appear almost the same as when they died. In some religious groups, this is known as incorruptibility. It is not known whether or for how long a body can stay free of decay without artificial preservation.
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myjay Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice, good job and nice style.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much dude!!!
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Awesome :D
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NIJMI3SKIJLL Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the image and the tracks go well in timing with the read. I read a little slow, but I imagine it plays right along to a normal reader. I also have a headache today, so reading off the computer hurts a little. Its almost like an amusement ride for your mind. Like walking thru a haunted house or a morbid wax museum... awesome
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KellyNGin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Got to say this one is love at first sight...!!!
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:iconmissgrib:
MissGrib Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Awesome one !!!!!!!!!! :clap:... and sorry for not being very present, but you know I love your work :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Dont worry, i understand it, but a comment from you always is a great new and i appreciate it so much!! So thank you my lady!
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MissGrib Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Always a great pleasure my dear friend !!! :D
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The effect of the one eye and the side fading into the darkness of the background just makes it so intense. Like he's trying so hard to stay but he knows he can't. I am really loving this one :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hell yes, its like im-im not here, ill slowly disappear... Thank you, lady!
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Phronemophobiaa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, awesome :heart:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Like you and your art! :D Thank you so much my sister!
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Phronemophobiaa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:tighthug:
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome texture! Can almost feel the decay :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahaha thank you! I cant believe the great feedback of this one, because im talking of the process of how the corpses decay, and is cool to know so different people with different tastes like it!
Thank you, you rock as usual!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
My pleasure hon :aww:
I think a lot of time I look at technique and style more than content, but
in all honesty I couldn't comment or fave if I hated the piece
regardless of talent.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No doubt, if you did it, i would burn your hair!!! :D I really appreciate your comments, so please, if sometimes youve a critic, ill be so grateful too, because you always learn something!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure if I could do a critique,
but maybe one of these times I'll try it.:D
Keeping in mind that I'm no expert. I can only
say what my opinion is. It may not necessarily
be what others think. :shrug:
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La-Morte-Amoureuse Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Wonderful piece. :)
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:iconmistertrece:
mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D The concept is... different but i always was so fascinated in that things!
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La-Morte-Amoureuse Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
:D My pleasure!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you know more than me about that things!! :D
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La-Morte-Amoureuse Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Really? Do you think? :D
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Windowsill7 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
This is so amazing. I love the art and the little story that goes along with it.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow thank you so much!!! Im so glad you like my dark stuff!!!Thank you so much for the comment and for to read the text!!!!
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QUEENPSYCHOROCKET Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   General Artist
:rzero: Boris Karloff ? Mummiez revenge? Just kiddin thanx for adding it to the gallery...Rocket X
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahaha damn youre right! :D Always a pleasure!!!!
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QUEENPSYCHOROCKET Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   General Artist
:rzero: Glad u think so, same back at cha':skull:+:dalove:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Before i forget, happy new fucking new year 13!!!!! Im really not a friend of that things but damn, that year should be GREAT!
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QUEENPSYCHOROCKET Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   General Artist
:rzero: Well if it'z not some one needz to make it be damn it...;)Have a Damn Good One Tooooooooooooooooo...:heart:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D I celebrate that "New Year" stuff the day of my birthday, it makes more sense to me, but a party is a party :D So keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep on rocking, Rocket and have fun!
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QUEENPSYCHOROCKET Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   General Artist
:rzero: Well if the Chinese can have thier own New Year why not you too :ahoy: and az for rockin' I wouldn't have it any other way :tighthug:...Rocket X
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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kegro Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Horrible and brilliant!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The best compliment ever! :D thank you so much!
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dispheria Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
shadow is awsome !
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! The face sucks, but i think is one of the best textures i made, ive to practice more!
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Fingideon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thats outstanding!!! its scary and fascinating....very impressive....makes you thinking :)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Damn, is the best compliment for me, thank you so much bro!
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
This is absolutely amazing!!!! Half destroyed and the eye expression is soo fantastic!!! I love it!!!!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Im not happy with it but i love the texture, and the eye, but you made my day as usual!
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
You always know better but i think it's a very good work!!!
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nikissu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
wow!! very creative :3
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, believe me you made my whole weekend ;D
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nikissu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Yayy~~!!! I'm so happy :33 Keep up the awesome work! :3
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DoseOner Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
this shit is crazy dope bro! fucking brilliant job!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much bro! this time the concept is macabre but coffee made me do it! :d Glad you like it!
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DoseOner Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
nps at all bro! cant resist the power of coffee!:D
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IrenevdW Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I love your art and the stories attached to it ^^
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, i really appreciate it because i know is dark and creepy, but is just another degree of beauty :D
And thank you for to read the text, is a really half of the work!
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