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March 13, 2012
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Canon EOS 500D
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1/125 second
Focal Length
100 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 3, 2012, 12:03:03 PM
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just one in a thousand by agnes-cecile just one in a thousand by agnes-cecile

I made this painting for the 1000Drawings project, it's a one night exhibition for charity in Amsterdam, on May the 11th. There will be 1000 drawings for sale for the same low, accessible price (€10).. this is my partecipation to the event. So, I hope that someone among you will find my little watercolor and buy it!

Proceeds will be donated to support FairPen, which helps children in Uganda to run an editorial office with their peers, investigate issues, think critically, and publish handwritten, handdrawn newspapers to each other and to their local communities.

1000Drawings Website - [link]
1000Drawings Facebook - [link]

speed painting: [link]

watercolor on paper (250g)
size: 21cm x 15cm
time: 1 hour and half
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I adore this piece!! Your use of color gives it a sense of chaos that is very cohesive! The eyes leave the viewer curious, wondering what is in the distance? Very intriguing....that something you captured that many other artist miss in their pieces. I would have to say that my favorite part of this piece would have to be the eyes. You painted them beautifully, leaving a sort of sparkle that allows room for wonder and imagination. One thing I enjoy about art is that it is up for interpretation, you can have different views and even give it a back story.. This is what you have done here :D you have given it a back story.. Really lovely work, keep it up!
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
94 out of 100 deviants thought this was fair.

As one who has immense difficulty in using watercolors, that alone allows me to appreciate such work and craftsmanship. The expression of the face combined with the runny colors on the right side create a breathtaking amount of emotion. The combination also makes it appear as though the colors are coallescing to form the person's face, with more and more details appearing as the eye goes from right to left when looking at this picture. The work put into the details of the irises and eyebrows is incredible, and this work overall evokes admiration from me, which is uncommon, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way.
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This is a beautiful piece. It changed the way I think about watercolor and inspired me to start painting with it.
McCauleyONeill Jan 30, 2014  New member Student General Artist
A piece that successfully brought me to the artistic being known as Agnes-Cecile.
Absolutely tremendous and extremely inspiring.

Just Beautiful
electranne Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the first piece of yours that I ever saw, and I was instantly amazed by your awesome talent. Clap 
This is probably the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life - Even more beautiful than James Franco.
Lilona9999 Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful!Heart 
Just to tell you I've seen two different copies (from different "artists") of this beautiful paint of your's in the last three exhibitions I've gone here in Guadalajara, México.
I'm in love.
MelleRoze Nov 2, 2013  Professional Artist
FatimaZahraeM Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is featured here:… :meow:
I loved watching your youtube video of this painting! Her eyes just came to life before your eyes while you watched. 
En1gMa92 Sep 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
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