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swallow's tail by agnes-cecile swallow's tail by agnes-cecile

Do you remember, dear friend, when you suggested me that I should see the swallows nests to inspire me?

HRSTA - Swallow's Tail

black watercolor
black ink.

original for sale
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Your vision is stunning, as if you can see perfectly where every shape and contour are before you place a single stroke of pigment on the paper.

Your style is so rare to see done so well, and you work nicely with dark and light values so even a black and white image is full of contrast.

You leave room for matting (amen) and you have professional quality in the way you handle the pigment and the paper while applying it.

This piece speaks to me, and many others I am sure. The wisps are pigment representing hair are so free and yet so accurate. Her eyes are rich with emotion and intensity. The way that you interpret the curve in the neck, and the bridge of the nose make me hold my breath every time I inspect them.

You paint because you love it, and I can tell. That is what makes an artist. That is who creates a piece of art. This, my dear, is a work of art- as are many other pieces in your gallery. You are an inspiration.
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RomanStoll Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Wow it is very beautiful very nice work you should post this artwork at  
Beauarc Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Amazing I think I've fainted. ! Can I get this on a shirt or something :D (Big Grin) 
dixiedukes Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
So enjoy the art
Nicol1071 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
my facebook titul picture.. I hope thats ok
Zhongguolong Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Like Chinese ink wash painting
Charel-Kroeze Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love your work! It's inspiring ...
adamYO-art Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Llama Emoji 23 (Shyness) [V1] PERFECTA!
srhrn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
The express/emotion in this amazing
5wire Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Riemea Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This great artwork has been featured here :)
PawnoftheAges Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
May I tattoo this on my hand?
tigerlily49 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really love this. It really shows emotion even though its just black and white. What kind of ink do you use? and do you use watercolor paper?
randommooncat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Still my all time favourite.
shellanime Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I love the emotion you out into the eyes and the use of the fine lingering lines of paint.
Abbyanna Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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WolverineHulk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Why did it take me so long to find your gallery. I absolutely love it. This painting is evocative, melodious, innocent, haunting, sensual, ...amazingly fabulous. I'm a huge fan of this particular style within your significantly talented palette.
gabejsmith Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Awsome!! I love your style!! Can I hire you? If not, do you know somebody I could?

I'm looking for a talented artist to create a proto-type comic book for the saga that I have written. It is an episodic action based sci-fi thriller named "Human." The story has some similarities with Sin City and Battle Angel Alita, so I am looking for something with that sort of a feel. The scripts all have copyrights and are registered with the screenwriters guild, so I am comfortable emailing you the scripts. I have the first several episodes of the series written already, and without boasting, they are quite strong.

The proto-type will be done in black and white... so ink. It's inexpensive, quick, and easiest without color. I am willing to pay a minimum of $500 for the project and possibly more depending upon your professional experience. I am only expecting about 20-30 pages worth of work. Please note that I am not offering ownership rights to the story that I have written. You will receive paid compensation and be given full credit for your work. However, if you are an accredited and established artist with proven connections into the comic and or television industry I would be willing to negotiate ownership rights... otherwise, I'd prefer to just pay you cash if that's okay :)

Please email me with your contact info and samples of your portfolio. If I like what I see, I will contact you back with the script and will ask you to do a 1 minute sketch of 4 or 5 of the characters, just to see if we're on the same page with the story and characters. I prefer working with somebody in locally and in person, but am open to working over the internet if it is with the right person.
DavidMunroeArt Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Kelvin-Gibbs Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I dont know much about theory behind art and what one needs to know to give a critique, but when observing this painting, something struck me as it being different...

I initially wondered wheather the eyes needed a more glossy contrast, yet as i contemplated suggesting it, the symmetry of them entranced me, almost as if trying to hypnotize. To me this painting conveys introspection, where she seems to observe you and not I her. I feel a great sense of empathy from her

very nice
AmyRPF13 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Another brilliant piece.
soju19 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the expression on her face. (:
shades-of-STL Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic... ill fav
nikolabjovanovic Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never saw such an emotional painting. Really beautiful, it's like they say, one picture says more than thousand's of words!
tilly-bungard Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all your work:) I first saw your videos on youtube and thus discovered Deviantart. You inspired me to spend my Christmas holidays painting with watercolours when otherwise i would have wasted it watching films and surfing facebook:) Thankyou so much! Your art is beautifull. I can only hope I'll one day be able to say I am half as good as you:) xxx
FarrahPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is breathtaking. Love every single piece! Thanks for all these wonderful paintings!
AudreyJoyceBurch Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Looks like staff lines from musical scores as the hair.

The fine and equally spaced parallel lines look just like staff!

Almost wish there were a couple of dripping notes, maybe some Requiem( mozart) sliding around up there.

Cazzimoon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Floating-sheep Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   General Artist
This is quite beautiful. I've had a difficult time deciding which one of your pieces is my favourite, but I would have to say that this is the one. There's something so alluring and yet mysterious about her expression. I love the crispness of her eyes and how perfectly all of the strokes come together. This style is gorgeous.
tulasdanslecubitus21 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Your art looks like has a memory
specialrefuse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Blkfox82 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student General Artist
i first saw you on youtube just learning techniques, loved ur usage of color, but have to say this black and white is my favourite of your paintings.
somijuly Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
it's dark and enchanting and beautiful. somehow, it looks like the girl is possessed to sing, and i love that :)
Myoko-Oli Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
halfwayphotography Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
This has such an impact. You are a goddess when it comes to art!
VMarco Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
TheHellbranch Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible! You're awesome! :D
cheeky-princess Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
wonderful. <3
tturqueza Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
every time i look at your work i am truly in awe your ability to capture emotion is amazing you can't help but feel the emotions in your work and that is what art should do inspire and trigger an emotional reaction beautiful and inspiring as usual
Chanillingus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how the eye lashes turn into these active and spastic lines around the face. It gives a sharpness to the watercolor splashes.
wolfyute Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I swear when I saw those strands from the eyelashes I thought there is music in the air, then I saw the youtube link....

Great piece, love your work!
tiajones Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is absolutely beautiful.
<3 <3 <3
Akunsa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
QUEENPSYCHOROCKET Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011   General Artist
:rzero: Very pretty piece...Rocket X :blackrose:
13th-Cafe Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TortuousThrenody Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love how well your style works in black and white ... the first time I saw your works I loved it, for one, because of your use of color ... but here you demonstrate that your style works just as well in b/w .. the contrast and detail here are amazing !
Haklibaba Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
mouth and eyes are wonderful *.*
littleburst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Now that's art.
Algoroth Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very, VERY evocative and superbly done! Take a bow! :bow:
JACAC Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
f a n t a s t i c . d r a w i n g
i . w a s . l a s t . w e e k . i n . Paris . a n d . i . s a w . a . g r e a t . e x i b i t i o n . o f . o r i g i n a l . d r a w i n g s . o f . Hugo Pratt
i . t h i n k . y o u . w o u l d . l o v e . t o . s e e . i t
weroni Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
you're A W E S O M E... seriously... I love it.
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