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in trouble, she will - on blackboard by agnes-cecile in trouble, she will - on blackboard by agnes-cecile

How I showed this painting in my last exhibition.

chalk on blackboard


varnish and charcoal on canvas
100cm x 100cm

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This piece is captivating... typically anything with a face, the eyes make or break it... and these are powerful eyes. The looseness, yet kind of photographic quality of this drawing is awesome. I feel like I need to write a story to fit with this character. May I? Anyway, beautiful, powerful, stunning, and inspiring. I envy talent like yours... faces are hard, but if done right, soooo amazing. I absolutely love this piece.
Specifically, you're line variation is perfect for the difference between the bold shadows and the delicate shape of the nose, and the light in the eyes. The deep set eyes give the mood, and give a sense of some sort of tense energy hidden right under the surface of his/her skin. Not only have you created a beautiful, power face, but you managed to do so without really giving it a gender... which makes the viewer almost feel as if they could be looking in a mirror and seeing their own inner strength. Wow. I just can't get enough. Definitely a favorite.
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Good evening, I apologize for the late critique...
Last night I reviewed this piece before going to bed, which was a first for me, I needed to sleep on it.
The reason for that was the complexity of the simplicity of your technique with this piece.
For instance the fact that unlike the other pieces I reviewed this is the first in black and in white solely, and maybe that is exactly what you wished to express (solitude): it is one character, on expression, one look.
My favourite part was how you changed the colour or tone from black on the white background to white on the black background. Another thing I found fascinating was these are scattered lines to form one concentrated picture (a concentrated story) maybe the expression you wish to show has to do with life's nature, how scattered memories, emotions and events make us who we are (paint the full picture) and that is my understanding of this piece. As always, astounding work. I am of the opinion that you are a brilliant artist.
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ThronusWorkshop Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love everything aboutthis art, really, it's awsome
Gn11 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Im new and i have a question, i love this artist's work , can i buy some from here ?
KeesSpruit Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very very good. 
ShadoShark Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
4:30 am, working graveyard. I appreciated the critiques given and am too tired to write my own. I would definitely hang it on my wall. It is thought provoking, and engaging. 
DUDENAMEDWAN Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student
this is amazing!
jonathanjturrell Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
I've been absent from dA for a couple months now.  I have 3,126 deviantWATCH messages.  Favoriting a lot of them.  Commenting on a few.  This one blows my mind.  Especially on the black background.  I'd like to use it as the cover for a novel.  Maybe the psychological thriller I'm thinking about starting.  Something so chilling about that stare.  And the chaos of all the lines.  Bizarre.  I love it.  Your art is AMAZING!!!!!!
Waiel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Writer
That is really smart O.O
alone-man Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Cool :)
artofmist Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
meimei808 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great display.
Katydid42 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
how did u do the white lines on the black? they appear to go perfectly along with the black lines on the white paper.
niruf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
love the presentation..the art moves beyond the frame! :)
miketooch Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
didnt realize i wrote a review and said it looked very similar to your work
catchaotica Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Terrifying.. in a good way.
LucaHennig Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thatīs so emotive and so amazing! I like how you presented your artwork, it builds new dynamic and also it makes me feel inspired! Great art!!
navmun6485 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Multi-MoDe Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
intense very cat-like stare. Love the expression and line quality. Its raw. (just out of curiosity, was this done without picking up the pencil? I have tried that technique in art class long ago and found it really pushes you to connect with the subject matter)
alicexz Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just wanna say that the way you exhibited this was brilliant! :D
f1utterby3 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how busy and mess this piece is! It's so different than your watercolors, but there is so much energy in it! And I like how the canvas spills out onto the chalkboard!
vasodelirium Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind:)
Gsaw Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
great work!
hope-to-be-an-artist Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist
You have a very sad and angry style to paint, looks like you have pretty much bad feelings inside of you.

This piece is really captivating, the eyes make me a little confused. I don't know why. She/he (I think it's a she) looks angry for something. Maybe she is trying to give that "Don't mess with me"-look to someone?

Your style is absolutely amazing and so realistic. It gives so much feelings and ideas, your paintings and drawings are inspiring.
Ines92 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
love it!
funkichkn Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:blowkiss:This wonderful artwork has been featured in my latest journal ”The Seven Thousand Feature”[link] :heart:
Have a wonderful day! :dummy:
LemonHerin Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she reminds me Taylor Momsen, amazing work
Alfjr Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
looooooove this work
kairinaminemix Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student General Artist
has anyone else noticed that the white lines and the black lines totally fit in with each other!?
ProlificPony Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love how loose and expressive it feels.
olieinar89 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
amazing work ! your best drip painting so far! [link] I would like to see this up on YouTube (if you videotaped it like many other of your work) to see how you do the shading behind the drip, is it done before or after?
best regards, the beginner; Oli
Dristals Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
KXZXW Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Okay I'm surprised nobody has said this yet but it totally looks like Daenerys Targaryen aka Khaleesi from Game of Thrones.
KeeCarroll Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Unsettling somehow, and quite beautiful.
Olaf68 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
beautiful work
fortitude1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I love it!! Wow
pawelshogun Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
excellent perform and freedom in lines.
TheMusicMuppet Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
i want to call it a masterpiece
ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love how you used the wall with the painting - just awesome!
Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The eyes just grab hold of you!
toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
this too
ms20 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Spifmo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sooooo coooolll
PenguinSallade86 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Artist
The amount of talent you have is just crazy
MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I could fav more than once....
VieraElementalist Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Artist
i LOVE it!, btw how to you get the painting flat when you use water color? mine always cruve or lumps when i try to flatten the paper out
Purple12345 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this version even more, because of how the lines go outside of the frame. Very nice detail.
BlueEyedJuniper Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
wonderful :heart:
Michalius89 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Fantastic :D
SybilaSulfur Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is awesome, Cecile!
beastvamp Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this. I'm glad there isn't any color in it but I also think something like this with slight color highlights would be lovely. Beautiful.
petitecat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Shoul get a DD, with no doubt. Amazing.
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Canon EOS 500D
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1/30 second
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24 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 8, 2013, 2:52:34 PM
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