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I am on FIRE

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Feel me burning...

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This is a collage + watercolor painting! :) The feathers are real feathers glued onto the picture! ^^ I hope you like it!! :heart:
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Image size
1250x1623px 1.86 MB
Make
SONY
Model
DSC-W170
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Aperture
F/3.3
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 20, 2012, 6:49:55 AM
© 2012 - 2021 PixieCold
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Vision

As a viewer I can feel the turmoil the girl feels. I sympathize with her and my heart hurts for her.

Originality:

The complimentary colors and the swirl patterns bring out emotion in the piece while drawing the eye to the girl's face at the center.

Technique

Feathers: the detail they provide for the bird gives an extra feeling of aggression.

Texture/Markings: add a tender ambiance to the picture creating a mask which protects the girl, creating a sense of vulnerability beneath the anger.

Impact

I return to her face searching for answers in her eyes. Very powerful expression.
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Ok first critic 0_0. Ok here i go:
The eyes of the bird and women are really realistic, i would have thought they were actually glued on this! It makes it look like the women is taking the form of the bird. And the hair looks like fire, all your missing is a little more red. This is a masterpiece. I really love the bright colors, dull is bull bright is light! And the way you made it... looks like the girl and bird are looking at you. And the feathers look excellent. All in all great work! <img class="avatar" src="a.deviantart.net/avatars/i/l/i…" alt=":iconiloveitplz:" title="IloveItplz" /> This us great i faved it. keep up the great work!
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To start off, I must say that the piece is done very nicely. The contrast of the blue eyes and the red hair is amazing. The texture of the feathers, skin, and hair are very nice. I like how different feathers were used on the crains crown instead of the smaller golden-brown ones as it adds a lighter feel to the painting. The tattoos on the girls face add to the glow that comes from the hair. The emphasis of the girls hair really makes her pop out to the eye and the pattern of the backround is very adds interest to the piece.
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WELL you got me addicted to doing these now so here we go agaaain. Now the first thing that sticks out is those blue eyes on that girl and the bird (Your so wonderful with eyes goodness) also did you yse real feathers cause f not i might have to freak out since they look real preettty sure they are but I am sleepy so this whole thing looks very realistic. The next thing I notice is the patterns on her face and arms. Which you do on most everything (Ladies anyway) I love the patterns every interesting. Hmm what else I am not sure what else to say everything you make is just perfect you happen to be one of my insperations (When I actually draw and write something) Asss always ~Blue
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When viewing the image, this gives a great visual impact. Since the shape of the figures to the contrast of the colors.
I like the fact that it has a face with a similar style to realism but that this effect disappearing fence to see the hair and this shows that it is still a drawing and a photograph.

I notice that the arms are desproporsionados with respect to the head, are too small and the position is very rigid, almost unreal.

I like the background colors, combining very well, but are somewhat rare because they do not even follow a common pattern.

It is very interesting tattoos like the bird, are very good accompaniment in the picture.

Finally, I love eyes. They are what caught my attention. As real and unreal at the same time. So wonderful. So catching and attractive.

Congratulations! Overall it is a beautiful image, with details to pay attention, but beautiful.
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The composition and colors are fantastic, truly. I love your color scheme. The balance between vibrant and muted colors is done very well and your coloring technique is generally is something to be praised. I love the flow of the hair and shadows within it, the highlights are gorgeously vivid without being overly saturated. The bird in the corner is a good addition and it's drawn very well. My favorite thing and the most striking to me are the eyes. They're well draw and beautifully colored.

However, there are some things I do take issue with in this. Mostly just some technical errors, they aren't too bad.

To be honest, her anatomy doesn't make a lot of sense. I made and outline of what her body would look like under all that hair. [link]
If you look, you'll see that her arms are too thin and not aptly placed. Her head is a little too big for her body. The top of her skull goes up a little too high.
I also made an outline as to how I would've done the anatomy myself, you can choose to use it as a guide if you want. Mine's not perfect either, but that's just how I would have.
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Her face is very beautiful and I feel like it was your intention to make the eye as large and as wide as it is, and that looks nice, but her other features are a little misplaced. Her chin is uneven, her lips, while wonderfully painted, are also just a little lopsided. I think her nose would be okay just as long as everything lined up, you know? The lips, nose, and center of the chin should all be aligned.

I give you endless praise for the patterns you used, they are all gorgeous, but, while this is just more of a personal preference, I would've liked to see the hair done more realistically to compliment the realistically done face, you know what I mean? I'm not sure how I feel with stylized hair matched up with realistic features.

All in all though, a very solid piece. Good work.
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At first, really great work! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
The selection of colors is stunning, the hair is an eyecatch. But I agree that a darker background would reinforce the intensity of the haircolor. Mostly I like the shadows in the hair! Looks so amazing.
The only thing what annoys me a bit is the color of the lips. I don't know really why, sorry :/ Maybe red lips would have another kind of effect or so...
Could be just imagination, but the arm looks a bit thin oo' Well, my sin of anatomy isn't that great, so I could be wrong. I 'm just bubbling around c.c'
The technique is just brilliant! The bird with the REAL (such a great idea °-°) feathers is turned out really good!

In fact ... JUST SOOOO GREAT. There's nothing more to say u_u'

p.s. sorry for my stupid english :v
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This has a wonderful collage of colors and holds much intensity, especially in the eyes. The bird threw me off... a lot. I feel if the bird is there for a reason it should be explained in the description or made more clear in the picture itself. I think your style is quite unique but I can see where you took your time and simply drew. The detail in some of the picture and lack thereof in other areas set the picture off-balance. Also, the black outline on the front arm brings it to attention first rather than those stunning eyes and I suggest dimming it and letting the focus be sorely on the eyes of the girl and maybe the bird if it is in fact important.
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woahhhhhhhhh
that's like the best thing Ive ever seen!!!!!!!
i love it!!!!!!!!! the colors of the hair are very good choices! the impact of me and my friend were: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the detail is out standing and the technique is to! good job! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/>
i love the henna on the arms and face( if its henna). its sooooo beautiful!!!!!! i just cant stand it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
now my friend... (hahahaha evil face) it was yummy! no i mean cool!(not sarcasm ) awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (like Prussia) u r teh best!!! out of this world! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/a/a…" width="15" height="15" alt=":alien:" title="Alien"/> <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/g/g…" width="47" height="26" alt=":gallery:" title="Gallery"/> please check out my gallery! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/g/g…" width="47" height="26" alt=":gallery:" title="Gallery"/> thanks hope you do more! ~temarifizz <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/> washaaam!
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hahahahahahahah
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hihihihi
jiipppyy
thanksssss
youre awesome dude!!!!!!
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The eyes, hair, face, and bird are really though out well. I love the color and composition; it all flows very well.
The thing I would try to work on is creating a darker background to make the colors on the girl and bird really pop. You could also try to deepen the shading on the hair to create more depth in the picture. Another thing to work on would be the position of the girl. Working on the structure of the arms would make it look a lot more realistic and create a less awkward angle.

Overall I think its a very beautiful piece. Good work!
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thank you really really much for that very helpfull critique!!!
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Your welcome! Your art is amazing!
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This is a very stunning peice of work, m'dear <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

vision: I love how nicely the colors flow together in this warm and yet bold combination <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> The henna looks like it's really on her skin!!! her make-up was done very well too - good job!

only thing I could say is that the bird was kind 'of just there. It was random. It was drawn beautifully but it kind 'of doesn't fit that well with the picture ( ecspecially in color scheme wise <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/let…" width="15" height="15" alt=":P" title=":P (Lick)"/>)

Originality - would've never thought to draw this! it's soooo breath taking!

technique - color scheme was beautiful, facial anatomy was done very well, the bird looks beautiful - Ilove it!

only thing is that the left side of the lip looked slightly funky, like it was too thin on the top and too fat on the bottom. Bird's colors contrast a bit tooo much (ecspecially its bright blue eye and pink feathers - which is gorgeous by the way).

impact: this is amazing (i can't any more words to describe it)

the only thing here is the bird's colors - it contrasts a bit too mcuh against this drawing's color scheme.

have a nice day <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
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hey wooow
thank you so much for that awesome and very helpfull critique!!!!!!!
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you are totally welcome :3
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The depth in the face is really the best part. I can tell you spent a lot of time there with shading, skin tones, and lighting. The same is true for the eye of the bird, which looking very vibrant and glowy. The feathers are definitely the most dynamic part because of how they will appear in person as compared to in this photograph; the effect on the viewer would likely be quite different depending on how they were experiencing the piece.

I would have liked to see the care taken with the face to carry into the neck and hair. The neck looses a bit of quality because it's just a flat, solid color. Even when a part of the body is shaded by hair or the chin, there is still some subtle tones (grays, blacks, dark skin tones, etc.) The hair is the most eye-catching aspect of this piece, but you could have gone a bit further with shading to continue the same effect that you created with the face.

As a recommendation, I would avoid using bold pen outlines. I'm looking specifically at the left arm (the one in front) and the beak of the bird. The rest of your drawing doesn't have that hard edge and I really don't think you need it. The contrast in color between the arm and hair and the arm and beak is enough; it doesn't need the added black line around it.

Overall, this is a great piece so please keep up the good work! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
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hey woow thank you really much for that really long and beautyful critique i means alot to me and it makes me very happy....!!!!!!!
thanks :heart:
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You're welcome! I look forward to seeing more of your work!
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oh thanks thats nice to hear!!! :heart:
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This artwork is touching... It really says something about =PixieCold and her taste in artwork. The design for the background, the girl's tatoos, her hair, as well as the bird's feathers all seem so intricate and detailed.

I first had to take a moment to take it all in; There's so many things that my eyes were drawn to. At first I thought this was a computer drawing! Quite impressive that it is a watercolor painting.

The girl's expression and blue eyes draws you away from the other bright vivid colors and gives you something else to inspect and admire.

Keep up the beautiful, resplendent work!

Hachune-Miku-LEEK
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woooow you really touched my heart....thanks so much for that awesome critique and you so sweet words....
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Wow this is stunning the eyes are beautiful on them and look like they could almost look in to your soul. The skin art is gorgeous it has a nice pretty pattern and a very natural look to it. The hair does in fact like a beautiful fire the way you blended the colors was masterful and amazing really it is. The background is okay but could be a bit brighter and though I don't know what the bird represents he looks really really really nice as well. The whole picture is full of beautiful colors this piece is excellent great job <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> .
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hey my dear thank you so much for your beautyfull critique...
it means a lot to me hihihihi yeaaa the bird he represets the natur look i wanne have for the picture...hihihihi
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