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Miss bow tie


made for "it's time to smile", a group show in Rome by MAD Zone
(via Palermo 34b; until May 10th 2014)

watercolor and pen on watercolor paper (300g)
30cm x 45cm

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© 2014 - 2021 agnes-cecile
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You have never ceased to impress me. Because of you, I started to paint again. This piece, in my opinion, stands above some of your others. Your use of subtle colors on the left side of the face is a very nice contrast to the strong mix on the right. I love how you made beauty in the darkness of the right side of the face. That to me carries quite a lot of symbolism. I quite enjoy how you didn't use any colors in the background, leaving it white. It definitely helps keep the focus on the face and helps attract the eye to the well defined features. Congratulations Agnes for yet another amazing piece of work, and one of my personal favorites.
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Stunning use of watercolor technique and negative space. Beautiful subject. Definitely an excellent example of watercolor painting, as with many of your pieces.
I love the butterflies.
The eyes are wonderfully done, your proportions look nice.
I only give you two and a half stars in originality because... lets be honest, this type of picture has been done many many times by various artists, but none the less I absolutely love this piece. Keep up the great work. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
I'm really wondering what you were feeling while creating this. Because I can hear it whisper emotions to me. Hahaha Maybe I'm just sappy.
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My personal think is that is perfect and very beautiful, the face, de colors, the butterflies...

I like the eyes, are very expressive, bright and realistic, the nose is perfect, and her lips are realistic and is like she had lip gloss, or something like that.

The butterflies in her face are nice, the way how it dilutes and combine together are handsome. The blue butterfly up in her eyebrow, gives a special touch like the yellow butterfly in her neck, eventhough don't have many details, I think this acts as one for her neck.

Again, the way in that you use the white pen gives something special and shine to yours paintings, also the spots of paint are subtile but noticeable at the same time.

In this painting there is nothing I don't like, I think is perfect in a personal way and believe that I can't say something ""bad"" about this, even in a general perspective not personal (sounds weird c: ) That's all
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Firstly, I wanted to say that I am a massive fan of your work. I have been following you for a very long time and I love to see how you develop and change your ideas. I gave you 5 stars for your technique, simply because I know how difficult it is to create such a piece in watercolor. I am now where near as good as you and you are my main inspiration for my watercolor pieces. I also gave you 4.5 stars for the vision, because I can clearly see what you wanted to portray by this painting. However I am quite disappointed by the rather generic facial expression, thus I gave you 3.5 stars for originality and impact. To me the face seems rather bland and I'm not sure if you wanted that, because you added a lot of splashes and effects on one side of the face. I'm also not sure if this was intended, but you have seemed to miss out the eyelashes on the bottom of the left eye?

Overall, a painting full of color and great techniques, but its a shame that the face itself ( to me personally ) seems rather dull and boring. To help you make your pieces more original from your previous pieces, the only thing I would suggest is to paint the actual face in a different color. You usually add light tones of red, grey and blue and add color effect on top, but perhaps you could tone the whole face in one color? By this I mean, red eyes, red face, red hair... for example <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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This is one of the most amazing pieces that I have seen so far while browsing through Deviant Art. You've truly captured my attention by including great detail in the face. Its stunning actually. This is a great picture for inspiration to many great people and deviants out there. I have to say that the butterfly idea is amazing. the way that you have blended the colors, so that they would not create a mess is really good. The idea for using the butterfly as a bow tie is really creative, and very well thought out. All of your art is amazing, but this one is one that I truly like the most so far. And, by so far, I mean that you've just gained another watcher. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/> Great artwork!
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As always, again a wonderful watercolor piece. I think the name "Miss bow tie" is interesting, because for me, the first thing that comes to mind are these ladys serving drinks and food at, say, an charity event. Where they have to look clean, nice and proper. And I get this feeling for the left side of her face. I just assume, that the bow tie on her neck is also a butterfly and there are also several ones on her face in the most lively colors. Is this the disjunction between work and privat life, where you can just be and say what you want? I'm not that great with writing critique and trying to interpret things, that sometimes don't need or want to be interpreted. The result of my blabbing is: amazing work, that captures my attention for longer than the blink of an eye. I love your style and how you use your tools and the color.
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hi there , i am so happy to see your new amazing art works at deviant art great job nice ,smooth and clear line .a lot of passion in your creativity it give it some feeling to the image and the flow of the it is good with the tones you use in the image , i like the over all idea of the image it is not to hard and not to soft just right <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>!! i love to look at all your great body works of art the detail you put in them to the color you use in them . i wounder if you could take a min to look at my work and give some tips and some feedback thank you for you time !!
thaliaellizabeth's avatar
How to make it? Its really discover what im feeling now.. so saddddd but trying to be strong in front of all ;(
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MainTrend's avatar
The charm of fragile gives a person the sense with a kind of divine
themysticalyeti's avatar
this is amazing painting, i'm in love :-)
AneetS's avatar
I love your work! I wish you so many success :)
Diaphanerose's avatar
I love this work *.*
I would like to use this work to my blog layout... can I ?
Lilypopsicle's avatar
My favorite so far, keep up good work! ♥
MGProductions9's avatar
Super great. If I saw this I would buy it. 
DrMadhi's avatar
Beautiful! Keep on creating masterpieces like these!
itisntoveryet's avatar
This piece looks so effortless and beautiful and simple. keep making such amazing inspiring art please haha :)
Yelsel-Nna's avatar
Amazing work, I really love it. I begin in watercolor and I'd like be able to do something like this !
BeneLou's avatar
misses butterfly tie? i'm sorry i couldn't resist.
huiqing22's avatar
I dunno why, but I really like this one.
WritingPlusArt's avatar
want it on a t-shirt
Spyronite's avatar
Simply amazing. Love the colors. You are a master at handling watercolor!
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