Wow okay. Let me start off with how detailed this is. Even though this is only a black (and white) painting, you can see that body shape really clearly and the curvy lines that make up the entire picture. The only part I think isn't that detailed is the head. In my opinion, it looks just ever-so-slightly messy, but it's not bad, don't worry about it! Embodying the black lines as energy is really creative, it is, and I'm truly jealous I can't put out work like this. The bottom looks pretty cool, where it's slightly smeared and covered up with lines, (energy.) I find this piece really fascinating.
Art is the medium to send messages, and this message is important. The message of the burning buddhist monk is tragic and valuable. It's a good implementation, with the black colour and the contrast, between the paper and the colour. It makes a feeling of depth and darkness. The wild splashs are a good technique to make the fire and the black, silent person represent the buddhist monk perfectly. The splashs are also a good contrast to the silent monk. The fokus is on the splashs, because they take up more space than the silent person, but the monk is darker and flat. So you fokus is on the splashs, but you don't forget the monk. He isn't in the background. I think that's important. And the title says, what the everybody can see: rage, rage, rage or hurt,hurt,hurt. Thought a buddhist monk can displace his feelings, but the reason of his action is another kind of hurt. I like it how you placed the splashs. Brighter splashs in the background, darker splashs in the front. But I think it's disruptive, that there isn't a graceful transistion from the monk and the splashs at some places.
-Vision: all stars, it's a good concept and the fokus is perfect. -Originality: 4 stars, because I think it is the perfect technique for this concept, and no surprise that you used it. -Technique: 4 1/2 stars, because of the transistion. -Impact: all stars, because of the implementation and the feeling it makes.
A thoughtful interpretation of a very powerful and important photo. The lines coming off give a sense of the chaos of the flames on his body and makes me think of his mediation being the constant through the pain he must have experienced. I agree the lines also seem like the energy escaping his body. Well done.
I "followed" you from Facebook actually. (Decided to start a page on DeviantArt myself.) I absolutely love your work, especially these types - when you just throw the paint and smear charcoal and suddenly, a masterpiece appears. Gorgeous!
I don't know if you intended for this effect or if this was a happy accident, but I LOVE how 3D this painting feels. The curve of each drip path and the shadows below the man convey a sense of depth and movement... Spectacular! Never seen something like this before.