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Chartreuse by agnes-cecile Chartreuse by agnes-cecile
(la petite chartreuse et la grande chartreuse)

memories from my childhood, my silence, my stillness.









watercolor on paper
30,5cm x 45,5cm

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thanks to ~BridgetCross for her beautiful pic
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Firstly, I love the fact you have chosen a little girl for this piece. It shows a clear development, as you have chosen a younger subject for your piece. With your unique style, colour is highly important, and I feel that the colour palette you have used has captured the soul of this little girl. The contrast between hot and cold colours is visually stunning, the piece is so balanced and harmonious. At that age colours such as reds, blues and purples stand out to children. You have obviously seen this within the subject matter and have cleverly incorporated it into the piece. The blues dominate the piece giving across a calm yet almost sombre atmosphere, which is contrasted with the warm reds and purples that have connotations of love and femininity.

When I look into her eyes, I feel so much emotion and an urge to know what this little girl's story is. Your artist vision of the little girl is impeccable, you've created a very dramatic and emotive piece. Furthermore, there are excellent tones around the eyes, and I find that watercolours are a very unforgiving medium but your execution is flawless. You've managed not to mess up when putting in the miniscule highlights that really bring out the eye. The other eye is dealt with very well too. Although the detail is rather vague, the abstract patterns created by the white gel pen, helps bring her face forth. The white lines lead us out into the hair where there is mostly blue hues. I find this effective as it contrasts with the other side where we can see warmer colours.

The negative space surrounding her makes the subject matter pop out. I am completely drawn in and find it myself captivated. If you had used a background, I doubt this would have the same effect, as the harmony of the piece would be disrupted. Also, the use of line in the hair is impeccable. Another amazing thing is the flow of the hair, you have built up interesting textures and shapes to get across a sense of movement and energy. I like how you only picked colours that stood out to you in the clothing and chose to leave out a lot of detail, as it would of distracted us from the face. A few simple drips and layers works very effectively.

Moreover, the simple contours on the face are beyond amazing. Take for instance, the shadow at the side of the mouth. In a few layers of single swoops of the brush you have managed give the face form without going into too much detail. The splatters around the cheeks and background give this piece atmosphere and life.

Lastly I would just like to say this is my first critique, and I'm glad that I chose one of your works because your style is so innovative and modern. I am truly inspired by you Silvia, I am on your page constantly. I can't wait to see what you have in store next.
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Obicham te! *0* You are my favourite artist, im very fascinated of your drawings. All your feelings are hidden in the picture, I suppose. You are colouring with Ecoline, Im right, ain't I?
The colors shine very beautiful. The face proportion is very good. I love this Artwork, and I think you'll get very famous. ^^ I also love the art as the colors you used. Very bright, but so much aura. The shadows are very well done. It looks so real. This picture is a ingenious wonderful thing. The only one i dont like so much, is the uniqueness. I think is similar a bit like the other Artworks. But at all I love this, its such awesome, an I wish you a nice day, and lots of success. Thank you for reading. ^-^
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Dori1990 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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FatimaZahraeM Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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kyle-sampo1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are AMAZINGG! i wish i could do my arts like this, howd you get so good, by tutorials, schools, or just practice practice?? love your stuff
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PawelDrawing7 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
omg nice
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theheek Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
so amazingly good
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iNerdGlasses Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Seriously, you are a perfectionist by using watercolour.


Would love to write a critique for sure but my english sucks...:/
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TheAnonymBrainwash Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
she's really beautiful ♥
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TheFaceOfJuu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You always do eyes soooo well!
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lyd-wo-ai-ni-rhi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
This is wonderful. I find it moving and I'm not sure exactly why. Perhaps because you've captured such a real, 'alive' expression. Perhaps because of the way she cracks towards the right-hand side. Or maybe the candy-sweet colours which come across as very innocent.
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BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I always wanted to capture something like this, very beautiful!
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