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Quiet Desperation by jadeedge Quiet Desperation by jadeedge
Last new piece before Anime Boston. :work:
Honestly... not my fav piece, but it's done and a learned a few new techniques to use on other stuff. :p

and the BG is not a photo. i made it with Manga Studios' awesome perspective rulers and lots of Blur fliters. :X

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Given 2008-06-13
Quiet Desperation by =jadeedge is a piece that totally grabbed my attention when it was suggested! The lighting and the angle of the piece really draw you in and the eyes are very lovely and have a ton of emotion in them. The chain link fence is drawn very well and the shadows fall so very well from it. =jadeedge has really created a beautiful piece with Quiet Desperation! ( Suggested by The-Max-Factor and Featured by Damaged927 )
I've got to say, I think this piece is really well done.
I really like the blurred effect you gave to this picture; It makes the perspective look as realistic as possible.

I love the overall concept of this art piece, and I think you did a fantastic job with both coloring and shading.
I do think the highlights on her palm seemed to look a little overexposed, but I would guess that is just to add the emphasis on the light source.

Definitely one of my favorite anime-style arts on dA, it is definitely something I will remember. Great job.
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Hmmm, what to say, what to say. Well firstly, I want to say I know how the girl feels. I have felt like this many, MANY times and it is just something you never forget how you feel.

Anyways, I think this piece is very well done. I like how you did the blurred effect. It shows what should really be in focus. I think you did an amazing job with the coloring, especially her eyes. They are so hypnotizing. I spent most of the time looking at this staring into her eyes. ^^;

On another note, I do think her palm is a bit overexposed. For me, it draws my eyes away from her face and eyes, which is supposed to be the main draw point.

Your anime-style is so amazing, and is something I will definitely be checking out in the future. So keep up the great work!

Please forgive the critique if it sucks, I'm still learning to give good ones.
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nuclear1982 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I love this work of art truly AMAZING!!! its just so enticing so enchanting so bewitching truly a masterpiece
DezzyDoesThings Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
DannySamFanMan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
You have successfully captured the essence of every day living minus the occasional and rare peaks of happiness. This is the average condition of mankind. Magnificent! Well done.
jadeedge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of the BEST comments i've ever gotten on dA since I got here 10 years ago! THANK YOU!!!! :heart:
DannySamFanMan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
You're welcome, your art earned it. The desperation is articulated in the way she is grasping the fence, and it holds her back. I love how you gave the fence a slight bowing, which highlights her pushing against it, trying to get through it, but cannot, her frustration clear in her forlorn expression. Glorious. Simply glorious.
jadeedge Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I just want to let you know that this is one of the BEST comments I've gotten on dA over the past 10 years and I keep it in my Inbox when I need a positive boost when I do artwork. 
Thank you. :hug: 
DarkBlades75 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Does this remind anyone else of the Terminator 2 scene when Sarah was at the fence in her dream? 
DarkBlades75 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
not that im trying to make fun of your art (ITS AMAZING!!!!) its just that popped in my head for some reason 
MxTeddybear Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless....
Blue-eyed-girl-23 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Flying-Wild Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so awsome... I'm at a lost for words... OoO
TaroWildemaki Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jeyyhottie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply amazing! :0
ShootingStar69 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats reall good
PickleMittens Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
punkfairy10 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
thats really good.
ruecurtis13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
I just cant help but love this completely, great job
keep-it Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DeathAngel0666 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
love it
Arekkusandra Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
it is so nice!
xXSapphireRoseXx Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
:O how did you get certain parts to blur like that without ruining the colours?
dobbyluv Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is really good :D
bluewaterlilly Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist
Just wow. The coloring is brilliant.
Battybatzgirl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student Writer
:D love love LOVE it!
IchLiebeAnime Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Awesome work ! :heart:
SnittyCakez Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Omigod, the subtle intensity is ....intense. But seriously, this baffles me that human hands could capture this expression & just get everything so.....right. :3 Looking forward 2 seeing more :D
Th3-C0unt3ss Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow,i luuuuuurrrrve this! I love the colours and the shading, everything really...i really wish i could colour like this. Great. fave xx
StuntPilotin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Beautiful and sad
emo-alice Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
tight perspective dude totally rad
AGirlNam3dGoo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
really great angle
SlipKnoT14 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
This is VERY beautifully done! :wow: U have amazing skill! :clap:
Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great angle, greating shading, great emotion, great drawing, great everything.
Shadow-Fox-9 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
it look so beautiful to me !
nice work !
Ichimokufanboy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
what a beautful piece of art, i'm really jealous :)

i especially love the silent symbolism behind the piece, whether you intended it to be as such or not xD

great work :D
optimisticxpessimist Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i saw this piece and said "oh my gosh..." out loud. its simple, but really amazing. a very well deserved :+fav: here
MottInThePot Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This captured me! I had to look at it, I love it <3
LovelessTwisted Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student General Artist
I like it :)
shinu44 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
I know that look well... love the coloring on this
MCPBA Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Wow. Her eyes say it all, and pull the viewer in. The blurring of the background only enhances the gravity of her expression. First rate work! =)
M-ri Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
this is amazing ,but I hate the fact that she is sad
I think~ a.)(she had to break up with her boyfriend)
b.)(parents probably died in a fire)
c.)(lost her cat that she had for a long time)
or d.) (running away from her past)~

but i still love how you did her face and hands :clap:~
CouchEmpress Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
The color is AMAZING! o_o
Immortal-Kitty Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
That's an expression only worthy enough to be described as beautiful and tragic... not anyone can pull off something that horrifically gorgeous..
TomPreston Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's very rare to see a cartoon with a depth of field blurring of any kind. Part of this is because the black outlines of the characters tends to look bad. But here it looks just fine, and the blurriness draws your attention to what's in focus. I like that alot.
Virtuoso27-10 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
the color is awesome.. nice
midnight-eclipses Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009   Writer
This is really beautiful. Makes me want to cry seeing her caged up like that.

The only thing I have to say would be agreeing with =Romaji Her palm is a bit too overexposed and my eyes are drawn to it first rather than her eyes.

But, overall, very pretty. ^-^
AngelinoDali Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
thats art... really amazing...
bdArts Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009

and sorry
clicked "mistakenly" on unfair for the Critique


well done

SwrestleR12 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
that is cool. o luv it
soldiersgirl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
I love it, its Posted in my Journal :)
blacksmiley Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You got featured in my journal with this :D
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