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WIP - Faces of Persephone II

Watercolor & ink sketch (left, small) & painting in progress ( 50 x 50 cm / 20 x 20 "), working with Schmincke Horadam and Ecoline on 300g 100% cotton Arches paper. Exhibition in 2 weeks here in Slovakia, you will be able to see these brand new paintings amongst a couple of already published ones. And - of course - me! :dalove:

Comments & feedback MUCH appreciated!


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1600x1064px 1.44 MB
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
48 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 7, 2013, 4:09:13 PM
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Overwhelmed-mind's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

Amazing piece of work. I really like the colors you use, you don't use many but the way that you use them is interesting. They are vibrant and add to the piece but don't distract you from Persephone. It is very light but still detailed, and I think that is a large part of what really draws me to the work that you do. Gosh, it's just gorgeous. I would love to know what paints you use and how you mix colors.

One area that I couldn't figure out for the life of me was her neck. I don't know but that sort of Adams apple thing looks weird to me.

The sketch is good by itself, but I was impressed with how you took the sketch and not only made it larger but expanded on the idea you were using. It's a very pretty piece and I like it. Please, don't ever let anyone tell you that it's any less than beautiful. They are wrong.
jane-beata's avatar
Thank you for your critique, it's much appreciated :)

ercuillium's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

I should congratulate the artist for such a great work.

I love the way only one color (mostly) is used to creaate such a detailed piece.
Also i like the driping (?) effect because it give out a dreamy floating effect.
I find that is very artisitc that the painter has included in the picture the brushes that are used. Although it looks like the painting is not done i personally really love it and it very inpirtional for people who are into painting and arts in general.

Ps. I'm sorry for my english not my native language, i hope you understand the point i try to make

~ Well done!!
jane-beata's avatar
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a critique, it's much appreciated :)

Merry Christmas! :xmas:
ercuillium's avatar
It was my pleasure dear!!
Merry christmas to you too!!!
DopeHat6's avatar
This is so so stunning! Inspires me so much to get back into doing watercolors <3 Thank you for the inspiration!! :)
FelipeHeloi's avatar
Arya Wiguna : Demi Tuhan beautyfull! i'm not yet painting with watercolor, but i'll learn o/ if you can, look my drawings. I'm new in DA but coming soon i'll submit more o/
Bronzblut's avatar
omg how did you do that? awesome technique
alankrita-sweetstar's avatar
I am SO eager for the completion of this picture! Can't wait for it! :D
santidiablo's avatar
It's difficult to provide feedback on this, it's so pretty. So soft around the lips, nice weight on the background shoulder. The larger one is definitely an improvement over the small sketch.
DeadlyButterflyXou's avatar
Oh my god this beautiful...
DevilPanties's avatar
BEAUTIFUL piece of artwork. Fantastic use of negative space and the blues..the overall feeling is very pure and serene. This is fantastic!
likeLucy's avatar
Looks beautiful!
anupamkishore's avatar
Nice art, very beautifully worked .............................
DracoJane7's avatar
I love the water colour effect!
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prechoco's avatar
Do you stretch your paper before before you paint? It looks great BTW! :D
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Tactical-Genius's avatar
I wish I lived in Slokakia just so I could go to the exhibition and see you and all your amazing works. u 3 u
Congratulations and keep up the amazing work. <3
EnriqueVelasco's avatar
love the progress art!!
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