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Flight

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Flight - from the Exhibition fragments - 7th Sep - 6th October 2012 @ Ink-d gallery Brighton
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Image details
Image size
760x1080px 136.01 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/49 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Aug 8, 2012, 1:37:33 PM
Sensor Size
14mm
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FullMetalExorcist's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

i find this extreamly intense. while the bold lines are geometric, the watercolor is organic, creating a stunning contrast that appeases the eyes. however, i do believe that it would be improved if it were a more less-obvious position, like from the slight side or looking above or below.

on a more positive note, the details of the face, the realness of the eyes would make Leonardo (the artist, not the turtle) stand up and applaud. A job well done.

the colors are also amazing. light brown (almost coffee stain-looking, in a good way) with an aqua blue. quite a good match.
Carnegriff's avatar
Hi there thanks for the critique - the reason for the straight on face is to communicate directly with the viewer - the frozen shards of glass represent a moment in time frozen and the lines in general aim to take the viewer to the same place as the subject. The piece is about escapism about a state of mind and a glimpse that allow the viewer and subject to share this moment. The glass represents the barrier we pass through to achieve this. Like all pieces I make this piece is created in ink and tea - thank you so much for taking the time to write a critique - much appreciated.
FullMetalExorcist's avatar
you're very welcome for the critique. now that you explain the symbolism to me, it makes your vision clearer.

tea? you used actual tea? that's pretty awesome. i don't think that's something i could've thought up.
Carnegriff's avatar
Thanks a million ;)
SIERRAREYNA'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: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

really lovely! the piece is nearly perfect! there is a great flow and balance to it; however id say its a little too much bead space above her head considering its quite heavy on the bottom. But that's just me being very nit-picky! I love how her features aren't completely perfect, how the color bleeds without it looking messy or like a mistake. The colors are also great, picking two complimentary colors and grounding them with the pops of maroon was very smart and shows that you really thought this out! ;] As for the concept its nice and subtle, it doesn't scream out at you or demand attention. The glass shards seem to be cutting into her and producing blood, however her expression is detached and unaware...beautiful!
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greycrow's avatar
I really love how the realism of the picture progresses towards the center while the outskirts are left wild, splashy and intensly chaotic but stil bearing a hint of concept taking specific form. Thank you. This drawing really brightened my day :)
Carnegriff's avatar
thank you so much
skyblue000's avatar
Absolutely amazing~ :heart: The colors and especially all the different shapes & lines look lovely!~~ ;U; Awesome work! :D
Carnegriff's avatar
thank you so much
joedokes's avatar
Both beautiful and haunting.  Love it!
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doindamos2's avatar
this is so unreal. The detail and colors and lines exquisite!
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    YOUR ARTWORK WAS FEATURED IN MY NEWEST JOURNAL: ** SHARE YOUR LOVE **

    I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE. ♥
    KEEP UP YOUR AMAZING WORK!
tarpalsfan's avatar
Stunning! This is fascinating-I don't know what else to say about this-except: WOW!
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Lixadry's avatar
wow!this picture is gorgeous
Shelfcloud's avatar
It never gets bored though the concept remains the same
claton36's avatar
This is beautiful! Great job.
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