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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.

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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 )
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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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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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Telemaniakk Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING WORK
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theaccountwithnoname Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy mother of God :D
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Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Magnifique ! :deviation:

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Javichampion Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnifica acuarela
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TheAbneyEffect Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
this is stunning, you have amazing skill i really love this
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sonyalikesart Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for listing these details on how you learnt to do eyes. They are spectacular too! I have just started with watercolors today actually and will definetely be seeking those tutorials. Hugs
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CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional
wonderful art
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Laiamassiell Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
lovely - the stare is almost unsettling
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books52 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Your so talented !!! :O
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AndreaRealpeArt Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is incredible!
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Michawolf13 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
i am in extaza state- never sow such a pices of art- pls add me as friend-and if you have time- see my dev-thanks !
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
The best of June in Miscellaneous category in :iconparadiseofartists: You're featured in our blog: [link] and in our gallery: [link]

CONGRATULATIONS! :icongrin--plz:
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
:iconllamajumpplz::iconwelcomeplz: you deserve it!
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yongtheloh Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is AMAZING <3
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auburn123 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
i love this! <3
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JoshiKiana Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
thats a beautiful drawing, you are a big artist :D
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DebIPass Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely :-)
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b-e-a-utifulpics Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
how do you make your watercolor so defined and sharp?? It looks like color pencil or marker 0__o
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thin brush, that's all :)
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:icontealism:
Tealism Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Very very nice :love: very pretty and realistic
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MonaLisaFrownForMe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
How do you do the colored bits? Do you do water, and then add pigment, or do pigment and water in one foul swoup? (: I love the texturing and I love the way the colors are somewhat random. I would like to try it (:
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I never mix water with paints on the paper, it would kill my previous layers.
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AKsroa4a Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012   Writer
I knew this looked a lot like =agnes-cecile's stuff! I love her, she's my favourite artist. ^^ And yours as well is great too!
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BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Natalie Portman's eyes are just like that.
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pannka144 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
beautiful:)!
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:icon5anne5:
5Anne5 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow realistic !!! and abstract at same time
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:iconmery-yc:
Mery-YC Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neskutočne krásne, čím robíš tie biele linky? :) bielym tušom? :)
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Najcastejsie bielym gelovym perom, ale mozes kludne pouzit aj biely tus/biely akryl s tenkym stetcom :)
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mollyem Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
is this likeastaining techniqe? if so i would love some tips because this looks great :) alsolease check out mywork!
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RezaCerna Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist
To je dokonalé! Skvělý nápad!
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Lady-CrusaderKira Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. o_o So so so so pretty. :heart:
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pikajane Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
gorgeous!!!
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great work!
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:iconmab252:
Mab252 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful! great control for watercolor
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FlissGrub Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Would love this as a print please
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You got it.
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:iconiemkt:
IemKT Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
this is beautiful
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:iconr-ac-e:
R-AC-E Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome *A*
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:iconairelavart:
AirelavArt Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful...
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RavenFlossy Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Eyes..:heart:
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SombraElegancia Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
This is beautiful, I absolutely love the balance of the greens and blues and reds, it's just gorgeous =]
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xxASKxx Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't.stop.staring. oAo
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voltage-pixels Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
love those eyes :)
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arcadian-crystals Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Just out of curiosity what style would you call this kind of watercolor. I find myself very draw to it. It's so selectively detailed and colorful and I feel that it draws people to it because of this. Also I feel that it is a style worthy of appreciation because you can take something so precious, detailed, and delicate and then (for lack of a better word) obliterate it with the washes of color and explosively organic designs. The ability to do that to something so beautiful only enhances the beauty. Because of this kind of painting from you and agnes cecil I have started to try and paint more expressively (albeit in oil which is not the easiest to get an effect like this) and I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate the help in my growth as an artist.
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jane-beata Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I would call it watercolor style :) And of course you wouldn't be able to do the same effect with different mediums that are heavy and not transparent such as watercolors. I am happy to hear you are trying to paint and wish you would continue the practice, it will bring results for sure :)
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harrietbigbomb Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'd love to work more with water color someday
Did you do pencil drawing before you put color on

Awesome job :D
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I did, you can see my work progress in tutorial listed in this painting's description :)
Thank you very much :heart:
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:iconharrietbigbomb:
harrietbigbomb Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcomed
Are you still a student?
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