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Enter The Void II - oil painting

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By borda   |   
© 2018 - 2020 borda
oil on canvas, 50x70cm
Image size
5049x3480px 11.98 MB
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
6/1 second
Focal Length
91 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 2, 2018, 12:04:08 PM
Sensor Size
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wotan345Hobbyist General Artist
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I am not a professional critique. Actually, i usually don't critique visual art at all because my forte is writing but I laid eyes on this and I was instantly intrigued. The way you combine european and african influences in this work is amazing and fascinating. it works perfectly and leaves you with a sense of wonder. I also like that her expression is not (at least not for me) distinct. You can't help wondering what she might think and feel and you want to know more about her. For me, everything fits just right. There is a wonderful color balance and a balance light and shadow that seems quite unique. As for the technique, i can't say anything about that because, as i said, i'm a writer and i don't know very much if anything at all about painting, so i leave the rating for that one right in the middle. Such a stunning piece of art! Well done!
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:star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

You make pretty things. This is pretty and not just in a way other things are pretty but in the way only this vantage, expression and your breathtakingly admirable execution can convey. If the world I critique within had boundaries and rules, Id suggest that you make it mean something. Its pretty, it COULD mean something and MIGHT already. But Id like to KNOW it meant something. I don't want to know what it means to you, but I'm deeply interested in what it might convey to me. This does lend itself to wonder. I think you can provide more wonder.
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dpcdpc11Professional Interface Designer

So gorgeous! 😍😍😍 Good work!

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OldieButGoodieHobbyist General Artist
HELLO! ....

You have AMAZING 'talent'! ....

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rhunel General Artist
Very cool!
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KangTengri Photographer
Fantastic work, love it :clap:
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HazelRose3637Professional General Artist
This is stunning! :)
AaronErickson's avatar
The blend of colors in this is amazing. The softness of the pink to almost purple, and the gold choker are an unusual but lovely combination here. Great job.
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WavAngelStudent General Artist
love it
capnolagnia's avatar
Beautiful artwork. You are an amazing talent, borda.
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RobertSimmonsArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice 
desertforest's avatar
desertforestHobbyist General Artist
Saw this over on DA's tumblr with question, "What’s your favorite part of this gorgeous, oil-painted portrait? The jewelry, the light filtering through the hat, or something else?"
My favorite part is when she sets her hat on fire from senselessly sucking on a burning stick.
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This is gorgeous.
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ClaytoneCarpeProfessional Writer
Magnifique ! ^^
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thecaptaincloudHobbyist General Artist
Beyond amazing. I am in awe.
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blightedangelProfessional Traditional Artist
I love how the smoke from the cigarette swirls throughout the entire background.  
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Dragonfly22Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! 
Dagonette's avatar
DagonetteHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so good it made me kinda angry.
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OpalotlsHobbyist General Artist
I love everything about this piece! Beautiful striking work! :D
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LindArtzHobbyist Digital Artist
This is some truly gorgeous artwork! Damn!  And that cigarette, looks so real! :clap:!!
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Vic4UProfessional Digital Artist
I love everything! ... colors, lighting, details and of course this beautiful lady!
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BreadofartStudent Filmographer
so beatiful💕
geanera's avatar
Brillant work!!!
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