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pastel on wood 35 x 50 cms.
Image details
Image size
2191x1469px 401.71 KB
Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Focal Length
34 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 21, 2012, 11:58:14 AM
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Sensor Size
© 2012 - 2021 Benbe
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MyMarshlands's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact


I just cannot express how this blew my mind, in general, the work you did here in this close-up is as amazing as the whole painting (which can be found on your gallery as a WIP). The use of colors, specially on the eyes, is one of the things that impresses me most. The shading and the use of a greyish pink to a more purple-redish tone, is really beautiful, and you displayed all the wrinkles very well, making me think of an old immortal being. When most of the art we see in this website is digital, a wood painting is really cool and highlights the talent of the artist (I don't have anything against people that use digital media, I just think that it is more difficult to work with real paint, specially when you make a mistake, since there is no ctrl Z...)


I don't have much to state here, overall, the picture is astounishing. Oh, and the hand in the corner (which I believe is yours) give a nice little touch to the picture.


Unfortunately, I've seen quite a few paintings of poseidon, however, I must be true, your drawing is the best of all the ones I've got to see.


I also don't have a lot to say, you're a brilliant artist!


Again sorry for my lack of words and poor lenguage, but the impact the deviation made to me when I saw it on facebook just made me think I had the obligation to make a critique.
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Kahdrim's avatar
He looks alive, I cannot think of a greater compliment to give.
Sunken-nautilus's avatar
Wow, and wow again.
pavelkobliha's avatar
Amazing work!
Would you try to paint it with oil paints?
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ConstanzeW's avatar
excellence!!!! :-)
Andrea-elli's avatar
eres uno de mis artistas favoritos <3 usas pasteles de tiza o de oleo?
marmicminipark's avatar
Your work inspires me (added this to my favs as well)
CharlotteWeatherley's avatar
i was like oh my gosh thats such a good photo and then im like woooow looks better than a normal photo then saw it was done with pastels :o you are very vry talented!!!!
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ForgetMeRose's avatar
>":? so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! T-T i wish i could stuff like this. this is just beautiful
Lais-Sawa-Liece's avatar
amazing, I want to pull on those flaps of skin around the eyes!
SLMRebeiro's avatar
This is utterly, utterly spectacular. The realism of contour, shading, texture are masterful; you're very clearly a brilliant portraitist.

But I clicked on this because the *expression* of these eyes nearly pierced me through. It could be terror, it could be anger; whatever the emotion, it's forceful, formidable--nearly breathtaking. As a verbal, rather than visual artist, I can only guess that this is a virtuoso performance in terms of technique. But the fact that it's *compelling*, commanding, disturbing--and the fact that this gaze will stay with me long after I leave your page--is, to me, what makes it high art.
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marcoamorim's avatar
genial, de cortar a respiração [link]
marcoamorim's avatar
genial, fantastico, simplesmente brutal de cortar a respiração
MetzaYaku's avatar


is seems a photo! Is very realist, congratulations for the job!

I hope you upload more works! :D
RedRoseBlue's avatar
It's not just a convincing portrait but to convey the soul is an accomplishment. Your work sir 'breathes'
nicolebaroudi's avatar
No way...that's not possible... :D
jhancely's avatar
Me encanta el realismo que tienen los ojos, realmente expresan mucho, no solo en este dibujo sino en todos los que he vistoo.... impresionante! :)
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