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A powerful modern abstract that has an intense impact. The overall composition is wonderful, with beautiful asymmetrical balance, and positioning.

Immediately viewing you get a sense of the conceptual theme from all the energy in the brush strokes, as it evokes visually what most people must feel while experiencing a traumatic event. Furthermore the colour drives home that feeling with the vibrant hues of red that almost looks like blood.

The subject looks almost like they are trying to take a breath, like someone that has been swimming a long time, gasping for breath. The dark blackened area of the eyes is powerful and haunting.

Properly framed this piece should fetch a heft price tag in a gallery.
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Wow. First off I saw this and my heart started to pound. The insensity of this piece is incredible. It brings back memories for me personally and I'm sure it does the same for others. The swipe of red on the top of this person's head hit me the hardest for some reason. It reminds me of how fast memories move through our heads and how quick we are to remember the wrong and sad if provoked. It's almost as if this being is being lost in memories with the swipes and strings flowing out of their head. I love the colors used and techinques and just whoa... I could sit and watch this painting while thinking all day. I wish I could give the "Impact" ten stars. It definitely deserves...
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Gindao Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  New Deviant


Независимо что написали ниже под этим артом. выскажу свое видение:

Эта Живопись (Рисунок ли) Должен быть очень большого размера: примерно 3 метра в высоту на 2.4 метра в ширь. Еще лучше будет 3 метра в высоту на 1.8 метр в ширь.
Иначе теряется то нечто вложено в эту картину. Словно он должен утратить часть себя, и цвет и линия и фон акцентируют это. Чего-то не хватает... как крика вороне...
enolavisten Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Chaos taking form is what I love in art. Taking a complex look and forming it into an image. I love this! it really sends the message across that a war is going on inside, but its not something that can be translated into words. Thank you for the wonderful piece :)
ItzChandan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing again
OcioProduction Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
meraviglioso e di grande impatto
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
you read this type of comments every day, but seriously, your talent and skill is impressive and inspiring
marc-3 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS! I would really love to promote your work through my design as a package detail that would give you full credit and links to all of your work. If you would like to discuss this further please message me back. I have been one of your biggest fans for the past 7 years or so and I would love to work with you on my senior project(s) at SCAD.
TheAlchemist31011 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jwruble Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply stunning and haunting.  
Is it available as a print or canvas?
InkOfSpades Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
owo that's're WOW! you've earned a watch...
CardboardHut Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
intensely powerful
stishly Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
still one of your best
Zahaebron Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
A...mazing. Truly stunning. If I may ask so: how did you do the brilliant lines?
Actinnium Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Is it possible to get this in print?
surfingmusicman Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Is there a way for me to purchase a print of this somehow?
surfingmusicman Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Is there a way for me to purchase a print of this somehow?
DQ85 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
stupendo!!!non posso dire altro......
LonelyBez Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
:O I love it!!
cey-cey Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
i love this work ... looks realy nice.
journochick Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
your work is perfection.
GIGANTICBLACKMOUSE Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I gasped as soon as I saw this painting. The intensity of this piece is incredible.
EnzoBianco Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How wonderful
Louwlouw Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
ladyashara Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! The intensity of this piece instantly caught my attention. I really like the mix of detail and the abstract to convey the emotions, and the red and black are perfect for it.
Ecdycis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I want to look at this every day. I can't even describe all the thoughts this image digs up from deep in my mind.
waynelee Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
semperliber2011 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Raw emotions on display here - Superb!!
digitalartaficianado Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
The energy of this piece just blows me away.
Prof-Snaggletooth Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
brings back that past traumatic sensation i once endured. i feel that words cannot describe your art, however, emotions can.
Luthien42 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"Don't forget to leave a comment."

Says the small pop-up...but I just have no idea how to comment in this case. I am just I will just comment with:

Love it.
Line2316 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Questo il mio preferito, complimenti.
arthurshine Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
love it! you wouldn't be interested in selling the original by any chance?
Inanch95 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
I love it u're a big inspiration for me
sil9 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I almost felt like crying when I saw this picture. It's dark, emotional and painful at the same time. It's really hard to look away when you have bad memories yourself.
Beautifully done. Please make more art like this!
Jorix Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
intens.. love watercolor! Great work.
Alina-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
this man ... who remembers his injury .. red - blood. pain.....
StrawberryDenim Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist
that gorgeous color really looks like blood... beautiful :heart:
Julianperson Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
This is so expressive. I love it. Good work.
shridevi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
apt title for the work!
zeemei Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
i like
Yoni-Danziger Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Breathtaking & Mind-blowing piece!
Tully extraordinary work , Featured [link] :hooray:
marc-3 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hello my name is Marcus Blount. I am a student entering as a freshman to SCAD in the fall.SCAD ,Savannah College of Art and Design, allows some students scholarships for displaying exceptional artistic ability. I was wondering if perhaps you would allow me to use a picture done with markers. I ask because it is based off of this one. I of course intend to mention the original artist in my powerpoint portfolio but this is depending on your reply. If you do not want me to I will not use that peice in my portfolio. I have others. I was just wondering if you would be alright with it. If you could get back to me as soon as possible I would greatly appreciate it. I love your artwork by the way. One day if I ever have the money I'd love to buy some of your pieces.

This is the link to a slightly less talented version of your work.
please let me know what you think. Be honest. Thank you
agnes-cecile Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Marcus, yes you can add my image also and if you could mention my name in your work would be better! Thanks (:

Your work is interesting, you can see the essential lines of the image movement, but perhaps these lines are still a bit 'confused, maybe you should minimize (:

marc-3 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you and I will be sure to mention your name. Agnes Cecile is your real name by the way right?
I never know who is using an alias on here.

Also thanks for the feed back. I did this one on the whiteboard in my art room at school. I probably should have tried a smaller surface. How do you manage to keep the lines flowing like that? And what media is your favorite to use?
tturqueza Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Korpuskat Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Intense and deep, the emotion is expressed with almost all aspects of it. Amazing.
fallen-rain16 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Intense. Love it!
DustyFrames Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
fuckin deep, dood. absolutley intense. I love this. <3
x-Kanon-Ai-x Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
reminds me of vincent valentine, ffVII
littleunbeautiful Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I was just thinking that exact same thing :heart:
Penguinclaw Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Wow what movement, what pain. The blood red and hand ripping at the heart make this a powerful image for me. The focus on the pain and not the body / facial features simply are the icing on the cake. As you can tell I'm not a great critic but I am really moved by this so please keep posting!
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Date Taken
Oct 18, 2009, 1:28:20 PM
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