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Watercolor eye study by jane-beata Watercolor eye study by jane-beata
Eye study made with watercolor and pen on 250g cold-pressed paper, original is small ( 15 x 21 cm / 5.9 x 8.3 ") and was gifted to my friend before it was featured as a DD (:

Credits: Huge part of my watercolor practice and technique learning lies within very helpful videos of agnes-cecile on YouTube, I am very grateful that there are artists like her who teach people all around the world this way :heart:

A Daily Deviation! Big thanks to Natalia-Luz, ruby604 and lucid-light for suggesting and to SRaffa for featuring :heart: and of course for all the :+fav:, comments, appreciation.


For painting videos see my YouTube channel

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Given 2012-05-11
An artist's discernment in a world full of color; Watercolor eye study by jane-beata.
(Suggested by =natalia-luz, ~ruby604, and =lucid-light) ( Featured by SRaffa )
Hey there! So I have been seeing your amazing work for quite a while and thought of doing a critique. This particular painting is truly amazing. The colours are beautifuly combined together and even though I am not a friend of colourful patterns I must admit I especially like this. But what really makes this work of art brilliant is the eyes, of course. You have created a 3d dimension that almost makes them look like real eyes. I love the way they shine when you look at them. And what is actually strange is that it feels like they are always staring at you no matter from which angle you are looking. What also made an impression on me is the reddish colour under the eye. This somehow makes the image a kind of mysterious. Great job! :)
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
25 out of 25 deviants thought this was fair.

This piece is simply gorgeous, the pastel like colors are perfect and I love how the eyes draw you in. The colors are almost surreal but the eyes stay a nice neutral shade of brown, it adds a mixed effect. Very gorgeous. I did spot a few tiny things that could have been worked on a little differently and it would have improved the piece slightly more. For once, the eyebrows.. they're a little bit bland. Of course now it's not the main point of the picture but they could have been touched up a little and had some detail added to them. Secondly, her left eye. (farthest away) It looks a little tapered to one side. Almost like it's been squished in a bit. Maybe taking a little extra time and rounding it better would have made for a different effect. And lastly, not a biggie either is that piece of wood or something at the bottom. I don't know why but it drew me away from the eyes and the picture and to it. Anyway, that's just me and my little bits. Overall though this is an astounding piece and I wouldn't mind having it hanging on my wall in my house. Lovely work, keep it up.
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49 out of 53 deviants thought this was fair.

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keithygeorge Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  New Deviant
Love it
ricky4 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018
Great portrait! Nice choice of colours and awesome depth and reflection in her eyes! :nod: :iconblakelord:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks :heart:
Amaris-LoveArt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how intense her eyes are
jane-beata Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks :)
Amaris-LoveArt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha your welcome!
FamousStreamer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
O my gawd ! Amazing! 
jane-beata Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks :)
lolasanchez Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
We're an art manufacturing company and are in need of watercolor and acrylic illustrations of animals, landscapes, florals...
If they are done in procreate or Photoshop they must have textures to make it seem traditionally hand painted.

We pay $15-$20 per piece with FULL rights to it.

They must be scanned at a minimum of 8.5x11 300dpi

If you are interested please email me, I'll give you more feedback on what we need.
Examples of artwork here:…

Maybe you have some old pieces you wouldn't mind selling - we can do that too!
MoonlightbaeD Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Student Artist
Wow absolutely stunning 💖💖 splendid work💛💛
ErzaStacojiu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Student Writer
Absolutely stunning :)
Sharee-Dilettante Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017
You have a unique style. I LOVE her eyes.
AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, can you get this application ( Rebelle ) and try to paint with it ? Im curious to see what u can make using this >>…
JohnlockedDancer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Beautiful!
Kuava Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very intense, but beautiful!
pmeowmix Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know you requested critique on this, but I think it's absolutely perfect exactly as it is. The colours are beautiful and the eyes are captivating and life-like.
Stunning! :) (Smile) 
daniel1819 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Student
Briese Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
Very pretty! I love the use of the colors
ama10wen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
I've had this favorited for a long time - I've noticed that many other depictions of eyes kind of creep me out, but not this one. These eyes are definitely from a smiling or at least playful face. Thank you :)
sorys210 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
I agree!!
aisymeer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016
Riphy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
userball Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
That is not study, that is geniuos.
Of-Remembrance Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chacharouge Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
That's so beautiful, I love the colours and the way you painted the eyes !!
TabithaBunny Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wish I had the skill to do this. Not there yet.
RebelScumWoman77 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow this is such a powerful image
CorinaK Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
Your technique is perfect! I love the expression !
RobertoBonelli Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016   General Artist
Beautiful! Very expressive!
MarcPhilippeJoly Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
A perfect use of levels of details, indeed !
ShortyGul Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
The eyes are gorgeous; so realistic.
EmpathicDesign Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Artist
But those eyes though.
One is more in love than the other.
laghit Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Professional Artist
yesss  that is great
Puffjelly Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student Writer
Amazing work on the eyes O: love the colors
MrJuniorer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! I really like it! :)
ampatrick1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
Simply amazing!!! I could stare at that for hours!! Beautiful!! I love it so much!!!
sakpalamey Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such simplicity.
Pixwolf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015   Traditional Artist
cool reflections, congrats for your work ;)
ddeyratna Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
Wooah it's beautiful
ironbenn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
Holy crap those eyes r beautiful
kippa2001 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
Fantastic piece of artwork Jane!
Verlisaerys Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! :heart: I love the details and coloring. c:
Partcriativa Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student General Artist
BarnOwlColors Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
muy lindo.
edituliukx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow i just love it! hope one day i could draw something similar;)  your art is my inspiration
divinerogue1991 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry but I have no critique to offer, this is incredibleI think I've fainted. You have an extraordinary and rare talent! Continue to make the make the most of itHug Heart 
Casmation Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love it!
Mclaramunt Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pro-Eu-amo-geografia Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
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May 5, 2012, 10:46:14 AM