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:painter: Mixed media (watercolor, acrylic, pen, Copic) on 250 g paper, 30 x 42 cm, Jun 2012

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Image size
513x800px 250.38 KB
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-LZ6
Shutter Speed
10/800 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jun 17, 2012, 2:42:57 PM
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Havokfist's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
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I was looking through your gallery and this piece really caught my eye. I like how there are several shades of red, offset with extremely subtle shades of blue. It really helps the red pop out at the viewer. The imagery alone is blowing my mind.
This style is one I've never seen and I could look at this forever. The use of pen in this piece definitely attracts my gaze, but doesn't overpower.
I was about to say that the top right corner is lacking and that the absence of work in that area is distracting, but after taking several looks at this painting, I realize that it's perfect the way it is. Everything leads me to look at her eye. The relative plainness in the top right isn't a problem at all.

This is my first critique, so forgive me if it seems mindless. Long story short, this is sick<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
jane-beata's avatar
Thank you for your time and thoughts you have put in this critique, it's not mindless at all, your feedback is very appreciated (:

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thezenhedgehog's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
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First; I apologize profusely for not having written a critique in so long.

Now, I'd like to start off with my goal for this. One of my favorite things to do is to argue intelligently. Take a stand against another opinion. Regrettably for whomever it may be, jemejj is the only one who has taken a stand. Thankfully for me, I do not agree. This does not mean I'm attacking jemejj here. I am attacking his opinion. See the difference?

I've given this work five stars on all accounts for very good reasons. Your style of art is very distinctive, I haven't seen it anywhere else and it's quite brilliant for combining stark detail with slightly abstract concepts. This is also, singularly, a theme I have not seen. The entire thing simply took my breath away. Not literally, but it's pretty great.

Now, here's the way that I have interpreted this work: I don't believe this to be any sort of macabre illustration as suggested, I don't believe the wrapping to be a bandage or anything of the sort. I believe that to understand this work, one must look past the dripping paint to a clearer image. If it was truly a work of pain and suffering, the eye would be wrought with sadness, not crystal clear and staring with calm reason and poise. The cloth itself, while at first it may appear to be soaked through in blood, could not be a bandage. Clearly, to me at least, it is tied far too loosely (determined from the folds in the cloth, and the way it hangs), and besides that truly covers no discernible wound, as the blood soaks from no definite point. This all leads me to my opinion: this is an almost perfect image of a mask; a charade, even. An eye completely unyielding of what is truly felt, but spills forth not tears, but an overflow of emotion. This drips from all over her face, every aspect that is her. Even her mask, metaphorical and literal, which hides all but that eye, which even then is as stoic as a statue; or perhaps a drawing, more accurately. I love how it seems as though I can feel the seeping, the dripping of this work, as though it is a dynamic representation of calm in a storm.

Once again, I am terribly sorry for a lack of critique on so many done works, but I have endured a significant amount of trouble with summer school. I shall endeavor now to continue critiquing more frequently; as wherever someone else has lifted their opinion, I must be there to offer my challenge on its validity.
jane-beata's avatar
Thank you very much for your time, your critique is very thoughtful.

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thezenhedgehog's avatar
You are very welcome, it's always a pleasure. Thank you for the butterfly.
TatiraSolil5's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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I think this is my favourite of yours so far.This is stunning.

First,I love the colours,they are in such harmony,a delight for the eyes.

The meaning behind this picture seems really abstract to me.But,sometimes,a picture is even better when it has no meaning,if you know what I mean.

The way how you used the mediums is amazing,the result is so beautiful.

You are extremely good at drawing eyes.But why is she crying?

The only thing bothering me in this picture is the second eye.I would just add something to show that there is a second one,otherwise the picture feels at bit too focused on the left side.It doesn't change the fact that this picture is my favourite now.

Hope the critique helps, <img class="avatar" src="a.deviantart.net/avatars/t/a/t…" alt=":icontatirasolil5:" title="TatiraSolil5"/>
jane-beata's avatar
Thank you very much for your critique :) I understand where you need for second eye comes from, but I wanted an imbalanced picture, that's why it looks this way :)

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TatiraSolil5's avatar
You are welcome :)
Yes,I do understand your point of view :)
Have a nice day! :D
jemejj's avatar
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Jane, you do like to stir the dark side in me. For me this is a dark and tragic image. A beautiful woman with a gorgeous blue eye from which tears of anguish are streaming. Her face appears to be wrapped in a blood soaked bandage from which trails of blood are trickling downwards. Where her left eye should be appears to be a bandage which alludes to more facial damage. Just what has happened is not obvious, Perhaps a terrible accident, a terrorist bomb or even a savage beating at the hands of an enraged lover?

Art should stir the imagination and when it mixes with what we know about the dark side of our kinder, gentler world, it becomes unsettling. Your picture leaves me feeling upset, a feeling of smoldering rage burning in my soul. Well done.
jane-beata's avatar
Thank you for your critique, John, I am sorry to have left you with negative emotions. Sadness or damage wasn't really on my mind, despite of my color choices.

What I observed from people's reactions, as long as they see dripping paint, they think tears, but I don't see it that way, the whole idea of this particular painting was alternative thinking. To me it was about what you are, what you show and circumstances that make you leak.
jemejj's avatar
The negative emotions are okay. it is through them that I savour the good emotions. How can you appreciate the good if you don't know the bad?

Most important is that your work stirs emotion, or using your word, forfes the viewer to leak emotion. For you, the artist, it is a job well done.
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xArtl3ssx's avatar
I'm truly amazed by this wonderful piece of work!
That's one unique style you got!
Love it! c:
jane-beata's avatar
Thank you kindly :heart:
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love4arts's avatar
This is absolutely stunning. I love the colors you used and the general concept! <3
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Helija's avatar
Hello,

I just wanted to let you know,
that this piece has been featured here

Cheers,
Silvija
jane-beata's avatar
Thank you very much, dear :heart:
Helija's avatar
No problem ^^
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Hustá práce, jedna z top v tvé galerie
crh's avatar
interesting work, love the overlaying effect, very mystical
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