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Image size
900x580px 322.94 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/197 second
Aperture
F/10.0
Focal Length
34 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Dec 5, 2010, 10:27:00 AM
Sensor Size
4mm
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Magbana68's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

A painting of a girl... let's call her She, I mean the all painting.

From first sight, She is emotion. I was touched by the feeling She expresses before having perception of who She is. And I think this is the most impressive part of your work. Understanding why will be my main comment.

First She is eyes : the most detailed and darkest part of the painting.
Than comes the mouth, although detailed and with darkness.
Third are the lines that gives her a body almost a sketch of it.
All the rest of her is faded ; although painted with attention.
I noticed after.. She does not even have eyebrows...

Focus on the eyes.
Red is removed from the all picture and concentrated in the eye area. (less red = more blue) Red color is flesh, blood, life. This color work makes her body less vivid, and her glance seems to be all She is, for an instant. This could somehow reproduce a physical body response to a high emotional situation : blood pressure drops.
Her left eye is lightly bigger than it should, and her wards are almost parallel. This "stare into space" and eye light disproportion obliges the watcher to mentally re-build Her watch focus point. This was used since French renaissance, to build portraits that seems to watch the watcher, where ever he stands around the painting. In this case She seems to look 10cm at the right of the watcher.

These two main points creates a paradox : She is under a high emotional event, and her watch slides away, no matter how you try you can't look Her in the eyes. The watcher is helpless to her situation, as he is helpless to herself.

Amazing, amazing an emotionally impressive.
SimpleArt93's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

This drawing of yours immediately caught my eye in your gallery, and seeing someone already made a critique on it I'll try to make this one interesting and different. I decided to comment on the lightness of the skin tones and the fact you used white so cleverly as to (imo) create this sense of light minded intimacy between the girl and the viewer. At least that's was my immediate read of it, I'd also like to point out the shadows underneath and around the eyes that are also fairly important here because they add to the intensity of her overall look, and given her expression and the fair minimalist approach to the remaining parts of the drawing/painting I think you did a great job in creating that atmospheric feel.

My only critique here, if I may, is that the lines underneath her neck should be a tiny bit thinner due to their disproportional look because they distract from the overall feel of the hair as it's so lovely to behold. But that's just a shallow detail I noticed but being this a critique I thought it would be relevant to point out that's all. Finally it's a great piece of artwork so keep up the great work.
Daybrams's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

It is nice to see you do some stuff other than the usual. not that your usual stuff is boring, I love your your usual stuff. I just really wanted to say that it's great that you can completely switch gears and maintain the power of your previous works, which once again: don't get the credit they deserve. by the way exellent composition. this is a critique so I guess I have to point out things (even though I'm nitpicking): It's hard to tell what's hair and whats possibly crinkeled paper. i'm also not sure what's happening below the neck. Once again, very good. Id give a critique to a bunch of your stuff, but I don't really have the patiance for 100 words each. by the way The huge mural was awsome
janinexjanine's avatar
this reminds me so much of the famous Afghan Girl photo, upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
Was this your reference? Eyes, mouth, looks great :)
CaitiNichols's avatar
bwaaaah. seriously..why are you so amazingly talented?! this is just breathtakingly beautiful. I love all of your work, you're pretty much my biggest inspiration. ahah
PAlNT's avatar
aw i wanted to buy this as a laptop skin but you're not selling this one =/
PonderHope's avatar
Her eyes look so fearful, I love it.
Before-I-Sleep's avatar
theheek's avatar
Loved this for a long time now but only got to log in to my oooooold dA account just now. This is beyond words.
gsayour's avatar
Awesome work! So inspiring and lovely.
ArtbyBones's avatar
Wow... very effective.
DerWalzer's avatar
amazing! and frightening - just a little bit, but enough to make me shiver
borysbrytva's avatar
So beautiful eyes!!!
tilwen's avatar
she has a wonderful sense of otherworldly-ness about her, something feral and vulnerable in the eyes. Beautiful sweeping lines in her hair too.
ageshero's avatar
She typed in "pokemon" in the deviant art search...
piia's avatar
mercutiana's avatar
OMG! I saw this drawing a lot of time ago and always thought "this is like your mind seeing you from the inside, directly from your own eyes". I've always wanted to know who did this.
And today I found you.

I just wanted to say "thank you" <3
JosephineNV's avatar
She is wonderful. In all her pale sadness she glows. It is as if her sadness makes me wanna cry. Just because you really make me believe in this.
w-o-a-nderer's avatar
This reminds me of Marlene Dumas eyes.
Nyu-teamind's avatar
Omg ! Her eyes !
:dummy:
jaimeboo's avatar
This is just so stunning- and the eyes, they're completely haunting.
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