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Waiting

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watch the making of _ www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-CQyJ...




varnish and charcoal on canvas
100cm x 100cm






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© 2013 - 2021 agnes-cecile
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egajd's avatar
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The energy I felt from this work stopped me in my tracks. I was scanning for an image to cover a poem, and in the dozen or so other images within which this was grouped, my eyes did not see anything but this.

The other emotional response I got was of the fluidity of a Dali painting. When I look to justify that reaction, I don't find anything tangible aI can point to and say why. Perhaps the feeling of transformation, a kind of entropy in that the solidity of the real world is called into question.

Nothing more need be said.
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Very strong, influential piece. The contrast and addition of slight grey values around the eyes, nose and just above the lip give the piece dimension and also add more emotion into it. Over all well executed. The movement and composition itself gives character as well as animates the face, adding another level of design. Thoroughly done, I think, in the most original manner. I would definitely give this one a ten out of ten on every element that has gone into it. Well done, yet another piece that makes me very self-conscious of my own artwork, <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/> please keep doing what you are doing, it is fantastic.
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I love the contrast between the serene expression and the chaotic lines. It seems like there's more to this piece of art than meets the eye. A story behind it, a person, a character. Good art draws you in and whispers in your ear without ever saying a word. This is both incredibly loud, and very subtle and soft at the same time. I love that about it. Lots of bold and hectic lines, yet it forms a very calm expression. I love the subversion. Great job over all. I think negative space could've been utilized better however. The picture could have been preserved even with a slightly cleaner presentation. The chaos is almost distracting. It looks better zoomed out. I can't say that's a good thing.
However, it's fantastic overall.
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I really like this piece. The lines are very dark and dramatic, yet the expression is calm. I feel like this person could be dead, as the previous critique said, or they could be sleeping. It almost seems as if they had a very rough life, and they're sleeping(or dead) and are finally calm. They still have a slight look of anger to them but at the same time they look at peace. It's very intriguing.

I don't know how you create lines so perfect but still abstract. The shading on the eyes is amazing. It enhances the contrast and makes a great focal point.
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This is another really nice one... but I don't feel it has the same amount of dynamic impact about it that your other one does. This face seems to be more calm, and so the rough lines stop complimenting the mood as much... in fact, for me anyway, the lines get in the way of the mood. This person almost seems beaten to death instead of sleeping, or just sitting peacefully with their eyes closed. Sorry, but it does. The technique for the lines I envy, but I would caution you to consider the mood you are trying to create, and use a technique that will allow you to succeed at that goal.
This is a well proportioned face, but this one just seems to lack the level of punch that some of your previous work held.
Again, I love the dark contrast with these lines. I love the texture. Just keep the mood in mind for other pieces, and if you learned from this piece, it certainly wasn't a wasted effort. Keep them coming!
WalkinginDreamlight's avatar
:iconfeature-it-monday: has featured you as Artist of the Week! :heart:

Congratulations! :clap:
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Soley007's avatar
wow, just wow:)
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marrrava's avatar
beautiful! and I really enjoyed  your video. is that painting inspired by heath ledger?
DENKRON's avatar
If this art was in motion with the veiny lines moving rapidly and random would be so cool. Or moving in the outline of the contours or shadow, forgot the art name for it.
I can see it in my head, the face looking at me as if it was looking into a mirror
egajd's avatar
Hello agnes-cecile.
Your art is very strong. I would like to use 'waiting' as a cover to a poem a wrote in a web-page publication. I will not receive any remuneration. If you let me use your image, I will give you full credit and provide a link here.

Here's the poem:

apathy

on their way to the important stuff,
they looked at the man as if he wasn't there,
as if …
no.
that is incorrect,
meaning my description is wrong.

they walked past the man because they didn't see him.
he wasn't there.
he wasn't theirs.

i saw them, watched them not seeing him.
i ate my sandwich in the wonder of it.

and then i turned and went back to my life.
Yupiri's avatar
a beautiful mess
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Sissyke's avatar
amazing work *-* i want to do it too :)
AmbraVargas's avatar
is this pen and ink? it is very beautiful :P
Meggie272's avatar
I love the scribbling lines, creating order out of chaos. It gives it a lot of raw emotion.
stipend's avatar
beautiful lines, excellent face structure!
mermadine's avatar
great and strong work :)
BDgirly's avatar
Is that Heath Ledger ?
Becuse it's just.... Perfect !
MxIxLxExS's avatar
aaw I just love it!! ^^
ulltraz's avatar
nice job!!!!
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