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The Hermit by CinnamonDevil The Hermit by CinnamonDevil
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Normally I would rather critique in an art form that I am very familiar with. I work with the traditional medium, but would never claim to be more knowledgeable than the next hobbyist. I think you have a masterful control of the craft - so I would like to provide a critique from the perspective of an appreciative viewer.

Your "vision" is obvious and well executed. You've created a sinister environment for your main focus (the hermit) to dwell in. It creates an all-around eerily beautiful feel. The overgrowth and decay hints to something akin to the undead. It sets a tone for an altogether unsettling scene.

I would say in your concept that it is something that I not only connect to but also enjoy. As being a fan for the macabre and sometimes disturbing, I take great pleasure in viewing your gallery. When it comes to the "originality" in this piece, if I am critiquing, I would say with all art there's always a way to push our imaginations further. Originality-wise, when setting a scene for a hermit there is definitely room for originality. I mean, when you think hermit, usually one thinks of the woods, growth, bacteria and decay. Or if your initial goal was to paint a scene, perhaps the subject matter could have been somewhat out of the ordinary. I'll finish that suggestion by saying that that is merely my critique, but all-in-all I love the ultimate product you created.

Your "technique" is, in my opinion, very skillful. You obviously have had much practice in your chosen medium. Your color choices (pinks fading into white) and the coloring of the skin of the hermit itself is hypnotic. It was, in fact, one of the first things that drew me to the piece.

On a personal level, I found this piece very "impactful". It catches my eye before any other piece in your gallery (forgetting the fact that it's your newest). :giggle: I would hope for an eventual offering of a purchasable print, or maybe even being able to own the original?

Definitely a fan of this piece. It was a pleasure to provide a critique of it.

Kimberly :heart:
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Tdha Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019
i think i could like her...
demihime Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so delightfully unsettling, and your execution is wonderful~ The deep shadows really give this an ominous look, and I love the bit of blood on the hermit's face~
CinnamonDevil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019
Thanks a lot :)
weirdiefox Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It remind me a bit of the Dame Blanche ^^
AquaticJM Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018   General Artist
Really nice, eerie watercolor illustration! :)
Wutherdollshadow Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Student
CinnamonDevil Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018
Thanks :)
MrRemoraman Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creepy, but I love the background and the details
A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
This has a marvelous storybook creepiness :) Excellent work!
CinnamonDevil Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
Thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome :)
Eli Shane. Salute 
ValeriyaSegal Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018   Photographer
CinnamonDevil Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
Thanks :)
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Beautiful picture! I love how you have made the Hermit character a bit more creepy and macabre! :D
CinnamonDevil Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018
I'm glad you like it ^^
MisterRobertson Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely piece, now I'm going to be looking over my shoulder when I go on my daily walk  :P
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September 16, 2018
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