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another one (inside the shell)

By agnes-cecile
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WATCH THE MAKING OF ON YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWKcQ4…



watercolor, acrylic. charcoal and pen on watercolor paper (300g)
45cm x 60cm

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© 2014 - 2021 agnes-cecile
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ellienoah's avatar
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agnes-cecile makes the best versions of watercolor portraits. many have tried to achieve unique results, but she is the only one to have this much control over the medium... judging from the way she works, she definitely knows by heart all of the techniques to get the results that she wants. she knows when and where to put subtle strokes and sharp ones. she studied the human body all too well that there's no way she could mess up one line. when you watch her youtube videos, you'll notice that she doesn't scribble and doodle carelessly just because. with her, you know each stroke has a purpose. that's what i love about her. the drips are in the right places. her colors are bright but soft. the emotion on each face she paints, is eternal. that is something an artist should always aim for. art that moves people.
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Once and for all, I must say, your works are astonishingly colorful and full of emotion.

The black shoulders depicts the pressure of the current society, acting like a box, a shell that doesn't let you stretch your eyes to the further side.

Whether I'm right or not, to me, the beautiful lady is trying hard to pull open her shell and show her colorful abstraction of positive feelings about everything, like a new born butterfly coming out from it's cocoon. The hue of the lady seems like it's surging to her head, the place where she absorbs light and sight, finally seeing signs of hope.

Nevertheless, your work always hides a message you're trying to convey, many will have an idea but it is always hiding in your colors, like a puzzle without pieces.
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I like the hands, very realistic, the colors that you use are excelente they combine very well, and is beautiful the way like these mixed.

The lines in top of the paint have the illusion that the bass painting on the body of the woman, very nice especially because eyes follow that line and details are appreciated

The detail with the white pen I really like, I think is a subtle detail but very beautiful and is fairly well used. Also the black cloth, its figure is simple but one can notice the body's figure

The face is beautiful and the shadows in the chin are perfect, but the eyes are weird for me. The blue looks as if it doesn't had upper eyelid, and the "yellow eye"... I don't know if it is closed or open, I can't notice it well.

The hair looks good, all the lines that compose it, but I think that the hair could be a little bit more marked in the top

Thats all, is a beautiful painting, oh! and the little points of paint looks like freckles, is cute.

Sorry if my english is not very good, but I hope you can understand that I have wrote. I'm not an expert but thanks for letting criticize your art : )
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I enjoy the color choice and how it become darker as it gets closer to her chest and behind the hands and clothing. However the fact that it is just one dimension makes the face feel flat and distracts from the piece. While the color nicely is resembled in the pastel colors of the hands, the clothing being such a bold and crisp black, takes away from the delicate flow of the rest of the form. The clothing/shell, is the only thing that distracts me from enjoying the rest of the piece. There are slight parts in the shoulders and the elbows that also are distracting little pieces because of the fact that they are not entirely defined, this falling behind in with the background, again taking away from the delicate design of the overall figure.
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I love how the character's expression is, almost reminds me of Lana Del Rey, and how you tried to go for a lineless look.
Her shape is very crisp and clear, but the face isn't comfortable to look at.
The hair has a nice volume, but there is one small strand coming down that is a strong ebony, it distracts the eye and makes it seem as if that was a line meant to be a neckline.
Here robe seems very drab, and needs more than just a black shape. The shadowing makes it feel more real, but it seems to solid to be an article of clothing.
The character's hands seem as if they have been at work, and that develops a better understanding of the picture. Nice!
And finally there is the watercolor.
I have been intrigued and put at awe by many of your works, and this one is quite the same.
Unlike many artists, you did not make the paint blend any features. In fact, you did quite opposite as it seems.
Overall, this is a truly beautiful piece of art.
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Is the clothing representing the shell? Because without clothing we're showing who we really. Also we try to hide with the clothing what nobody should see but the few we choose . Like a buisenessman trying to hide his tattoed sleeves or shedding the confining outfit of the corporate world to be yourself again. It seems very fitting from my perspective, but I could be totally missing the point, which you're trying to make <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":-)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="392" title=":-) (Smile)"/>

I really love your style. The colors look so lively underneath all the black. It's extraordinaire and I hope I can see more of your awesome work in the future and the associated videos on youtube.
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JACfineART's avatar
much love for this
SIVAYA44's avatar
Introspective and defiant.
type5wing4's avatar
wow! fantastic contrast and a subtle, feminine, vibrant feel to it. 
SandGrim's avatar
I can't stop to wach this paint, the video on youtube its very beautiful, the song, everything.

You're one of my favorite artists, just like miss led, loish, chiara bautista and Tony Sandoval.

I <3 U  :$
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DM7's avatar
Hi! Your work is so colorful and inspiring that I have featured you in my journal! I hope you don't mind!  fav.me/d7th2sv
These are so beautiful
SWpaintings's avatar
Very emotive :) I am blown away by your skills
Fakmylife's avatar
This piece really is enchanting.
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silvietta <3 adoro!
Moonacre123's avatar
My absolute favourite out of all her work :)
dy0s0ks's avatar
this is really amazing, i also saw the video of you posted on youtube, and i'll just want to say you're such talented artist.
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