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Nettles

By Carnegriff
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Self portrait with nettles

Original piece available from eyestorm [link]
DA gallery [link]
Carne Griffiths Website [link]
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
2191x2920px 2.34 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/64 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Sep 5, 2010, 7:41:30 PM
Sensor Size
10mm
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mikhiHobbyist Digital Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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Wow. Just amazing. I love the colors. They're soothing and almost a nice light pastel colors which is almost in a staunch juxtapose to the lines and the darker side of the face. I love how the paint is splattered toward the edge of the face. The thin lines really make this stand out a lot more. The leaves are so integrated with the face and the concept that they just look perfectly at home. I'm in love with the expression of the eyes. The pencil/pen is a great facet. Overall I think it is well developed and beautifully carried out. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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When I first saw this it reminded me of a picture I saw many years ago of a man trapped inside a tree. You also kinda look like Nick Cave from this angle.

I like how the many applications of colour can imply layers of bark forming the face.
The pencil-work is very enjoyable and I'm glad you included the layer of blue pencil (pen?). It reminds me of the contour lines from a map.

I kinda wish the nettles weren't outlined so darkly but it doesn't bother me that much.
The eyes do seem to be staring in slightly different directions as well. I'm torn over whether that adds or detracts from the image. It does give it a more mysterious look.

Overall, my favorite part is the layering of colours. Great work.
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CarnegriffProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks - I'm off to the mirror to check I don't have googly eyes though
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It is my deepest, darkest fear to wake up one morning with googly eyes. :|
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CarnegriffProfessional Traditional Artist
It may be too late for me
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You're just going to have to buy an eyepatch and pretend to be a pirate for the rest of your life. :giggle:
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CarnegriffProfessional Traditional Artist
not again
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
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This is a really interesting piece, I have never seen anything quite like it. I love the colours used they are dull, but not in a bad way, simply soothing to the eye. I love all the leaves, scribbles and dashes this reminds me of looking in an old book about nature and seeing diagrams of plants, except a face is incorporated!
I cant help but wonder what inspired you to paint/draw this.
I am also intrigued by the position of the face and the expression on it, I am left curious of what you are thinking, rather like the Mona Lisa.
Overall and excelent piece. Kudos!
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CarnegriffProfessional Traditional Artist
A lot of my work is about secrecy and I use plants to signify emotions feelings and moods, nettle is a protective and defensive piece, I am developing my style of drawing between freeform and illustrative works - thanks for your comments
Carne
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They-Killed-LHobbyist Photographer
No problem, this piece is incredible
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CarnegriffProfessional Traditional Artist
Cheers
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rythmxHobbyist Artist
nice work
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CarnegriffProfessional Traditional Artist
thank you
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rythmxHobbyist Artist
<3 it
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CarnegriffProfessional Traditional Artist
cheers
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skeegoedhartProfessional Traditional Artist
gorgeous!
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CarnegriffProfessional Traditional Artist
thank you
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Robert-FrankeProfessional
so great.
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CarnegriffProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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It is amazing.I shoked when I saw it. I hadn't seen beautiful drawing like this since I graduated from Art University.
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CarnegriffProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much that is very kind of you.
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SharonLeggDigitalArtProfessional Digital Artist
Featured in today's journal.
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CarnegriffProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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eztransferHobbyist Traditional Artist
very unique style
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