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August 16, 2015
promises by agnes-cecile features a figure emerging from the background in dark, bold watercolor
Featured by jempavia
Suggested by psoty
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promises

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watercolor, acrylic and pen on watercolor moleskine notebook (200g)
40cm x 30cm





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MotifArtpage's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

I actually love this piece, intellectually that style is amazing and the colours and textures are pretty much perfect too me. You dont have to be looking just at the girl to find some outstanding detail! The white almost crystal shaped lines running through truly make this even more complex, at some points the form rock plateaus too revealing a new layer that one would not think of at first.
Good job indeed 😎🌟🌟 the only thing that gets me is one of her eyes is a little bit off looking, it looks intentional but i dont think it fully flows with everything as a whole, but nonetheless i applaud!!
TheGreeinator's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

I've been watching your work for a while. I have to say, I'm something of a fan. That said, instead of feeling really excited every time you update, lately I've felt a little blah. Your work is all beautiful, and feels very personal, but kinda all felt the same.

The exploration in black on this one feels different than a lot of your recent work. I like the level of depth it gives the piece, it makes the eye really linger on the one portion of the piece that has smooth transitions of dimensionality. It's excellently composed to draw the eye right where it should be. The softness of her face gives a very tactile look, which is offset so well by the thin delineations near the eyes. This perfectly sets us up to start to 'feel-see' the harsh white lines created with what I assume was resist. It takes connects the face, and the impressionistic rendering of her clothes and hair.

The line of action also pulls in the viewer more. She's moving. She's moving from the dark side of the canvas to the light side, but she's going backwards (at least to a a viewer like me who reads left-to-right) which makes it somehow more confusing as to whether this movement. I find that ambiguity to be dazzling, and cleverly done.

Also, and perhaps this is only my opinion on the matter, but the rest of it has been too, no matter how factually I try to couch it. I find your use of colour to match to a T with her facial expression. Happy, but... muddled, and a little polluted. Overall, I really like this piece, thank you for sharing it with us.
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Hoddinott1952's avatar
Gorgeous painting! Watercolor is an incredibly unforgiving medium and you've handled everything beautifully. I love how the facial features (especially the eyes) follow the forms of her head. Thank you for sharing.
MatsyaDas's avatar
Wonderful! Your art is very alive. Awesome gesture. Thank you for being soo good and remaining traditional. 
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SGrahamHojo's avatar
Very nice painting! It popped out as one of my favorites as I'm browsing through your work. What I find successful is the use of about 90% of the paper. In your work I love your draftsmanship, but many pieces (in my opinion) leave too much white left untouched. Your images are great portraits, but the overall composition are lacking in complexity of form. In this painting the light lines cut through the figure and add complexity through figure and dark background. With the small white portion you have left a portion to the viewers imagination, but you have left only what weights the painting and pulls out he contrast.
JohnMustache's avatar
woooow! muiiito bom!
crazycat690's avatar
Gotta love the detail and use of colors, great work!
plushfairy's avatar
So beautiful and poweful.
I can't take my eyes off it.
Zurku's avatar
I just love that you express your feelings through colours. i just LOVe it. makes every picture unique
ejoyjoyeth's avatar
This painting is so beautiful and I love the white outline..:)
RuvellKhaosArt's avatar
Incredible work. . .
foureyes's avatar
Heart .....:happybounce: The style of your Artwork is unique and very creative, I'm seeing other artists being inspired by you :) (Smile) 
gvn0202's avatar
nice color. amazing !
NOKSAK45's avatar
Apocaliptic...We felt that today is a bad day...But in her eyes there some hope we can see something.:)
Ururuty's avatar
all of your works must have DD:)
ClaireFrancesLloyd's avatar
She's so  stunning.
brennennn's avatar
SO beautiful!! Congrats on your DD :heart: :)
poetrymanpoetry's avatar
Beautiful.  Love this.
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