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Blind Hope by TwinDrops Blind Hope by TwinDrops
Watercolor on paper

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Nimbue Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016   General Artist
I adore this, your style is very soft and sensual... 
HarlequindeSade Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Here is a critique for you, as promised! This is for ProjectComment

There is something to be said for subtlety, as well as symbolism. What I'm critiquing in this isn't the artwork because, in my opinion, it's a bit minimalistic, but the meaning behind it. At least the meaning I see.

This reminds me of an old riddle: "I see." said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw. You've shown this person with what I believe is a scar around their eyes as they clutch their head not in agony, but in quiet hope. The eternally closed eyelids, rather than be damaged and ruined, are peacefully sealed, suggesting that even wounded, we can carry on. The mouth is what truly interests me. It's not a grimace. It's just quietly whispering something, with a ghost of a smile there. It seems almost content with itself, suggesting that the person has found solace.

Can we go further? This is blind hope, after all. Maybe it could be seen in a more cynical light. Perhaps this is showing that the person is hoping for something that they internally know they will never have, or, on a higher level, trying to do something that they know will be impossible, and performing this is destroying them in many ways not counting the physical, yet the act of doing it has given them a purpose. I wonder: Is this Kierkegaard, even Nietzsche?

For once, it's not the art. It's the questions the art raises. Nice work. Welcome to The List.
JACAC Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
b e a u t i f u l . w o r k . =)
JamieLeeMayfield Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great teeth. I cannot draw teeth, just can't do it. I spent my lunch hour watching youtube about how to draw teeth.
tbone4760 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work !!!
heromomo Featured By Owner May 2, 2016
this is cool
PrettyAlice95 Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! I like the minimal colour palette. It makes the pink around the eyes pop. Good job. Nod 
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016   Digital Artist
I find this to be an endearing piece indeed.
Niimus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Also as a daytime computer geek and night-time artist I only wish I could produce work as good as this - fantastic stuff !
The200Collector Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
xXxshadowsneakxXx Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I really love the defined yet smooth angle of her jawline. The shadows really define her face and features, as well. I am really loving that part of it. The pink color was a good choice, too.
    Good job. :heart:
xXAelita-ChanXx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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