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the absence

the result of the second day of workshop!
the soundtrack of these days was some of my favorite Yann Tiersen's pieces, one of them was "L'Absente" and the painting's title is an extension of this. :)
So, if you want, listen it: [link]
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Critique by LauraO1 Apr 30, 2012, 4:07:31 PM
Well just by looking at it you can tell you put a lot of effort in it. From the face to the uncountable colors. You put many different things on this, and your use of color..... wonderfull! Its really original and cool the outline of the person is very clear and easy to see but also blends with the rest of the picture. I especially love how you got the effects to work how you did. Now for the bad .......... sorry I seriously cant think of a single thing you did wrong in your picture! Keep the super good work up!
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
8 out of 8 deviants thought this was fair.

I think ,that this painting brings me the idea of the concepcion of color in a human being, how an artist born , how the painter imagines our capacity of perceive feelings , that's the vision i see from that paintwork, i believe even if the colors cause ideas of originality i like the vision that i see but for me is not very original.
The technique is lovely but the colors are displayed in a bidimensional plane and the girl looks more tridimensional.
For me the impact is the best thing you can feel from this artwork because of the colors you're using and the contrast between the girl and the spots, its a beautiful painting , i loved.

Yo pienso , que esta obra me da la idea de la concepción del color en el ser humano, como un artista nace o como el pintor imagina nuestra capacidad de percibir los sentimientos , esa es la visión que tengo de la pintura, opino que los colores causan aires de originalidad pero realmente no me parece tan original.
la técnica es preciosa pero los colores están dispuesto e un plano bidimensional mientras que el cuerpo de la chica en uno tridimensional y no me genera sensación de unidad.
Para mi el impacto es lo mejor que posee esta obra de arte gracias a las salpicaduras coloridas que contrastan muy bien con la chica, es una pintura hermosa , la amé.
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gadiedwards Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016   Artist
your paintings are so intriguing, I can't stop looking at them
AlenMusa Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mind blown!!!!
Par-le-Poof Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
This piece is my favorite of your artworks. Every layer of it tells us more. The vivid colors his spirit. The splashes his whimsy. The cracks his fragility. The drippings his sorrow. Many times I've looked at this piece, and many times it's brought me to tears. Even now, trying to describe it, I'm shaking. The ambiguity of his presence helps me to empathize without feeling overwhelmed. How subtle the tones of his face are and how you see his skin isn't necessary to flesh his character... So simple he's depicted, and yet behind his seemingly absent stare unfolds so much emotion we feel privileged to be welcomed into this piece's confidence. I've never elsewhere seen artwork that felt like it could trust me.

I'm simply obsessed with your ability to create words I don't have, and to do so, so delicately as if to placate my chagrin.

//Added bonus, huge fan of Yan Tiersen thanks to you~
jackyfye Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This painting is one of my favourites amongst all of your beautiful works. I love the look on his face, the splash of colours and the choice of colours, they fit together so perfectly! Really amazing!
frisco812 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i can't get enough of this painting.Heart 
NeoultimaX Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This one has come out pretty nice. It makes me wanna try watercolors more and more. :)
Jose-Luis-Prada Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me encantan tus retratos
jenniferlmack Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a great painting. I really like your use of lines and color.
CarmenChristina Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!! <3
WoosyDooshy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
soo clean colours, clean work, amazing dripping....just makes me cry
Morbat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
leiranoell Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Artist
Oh woooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!
LeeArtStudio Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome work!What pen are you using for the white stripes?
ShinJeongHye Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
감탄 또 감탄
detourhk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I really love the super large flower
tongordin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow ! awesome !!=D
GetStoked Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
EstherJones Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this one, it is so beautiful:):)
afuchar3 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Gawd. I really love it =D
TheHawkeyeStudio Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
ohohohoh my gawd!
MattieNandez Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WANT. I thoroughly enjoy this. Continue [link]
dillydally86 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the vulnerable expression. And the colours!
bcordone Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Luke0zZz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Senza parole...
Nanushii Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I can just stare at this so much and... it's just amazing! The expression and the colors are crazy good :o
I love all your art!
sar-the-scare Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Photographer
My goal is to be able to paint with this level of skill and thoughtful use of technique. I'm very new to watercolor painting, but I'm improving steadily, and your magnificent works motivate and inspire me to continue putting brush to paper daily.
Tactical-Genius Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't quite remember if I've posted on here yet, but wow has this piece ever moved me. I feel so connected to it.. Which is sort of odd for me. As imaginative as I feel, when it comes to most pieces I don't really feel much.
But when I saw this it was just.. Mesmerizing. Like the Critiques noted it's as if the figure "... is slightly distracted and 'absent' and the colour is (what's) distracting this person. The blue almost indicates tears and sadness and what they're trying to do is think of other things, and so resorting to imagination to distract themself from the sadness. " While I wish I could say more joyous remarks, I feel this description fits perfectly with my connection to this piece. I feel lost in my thoughts, even more-so as the days go on. The only company I have to truly strike long conversations with is me and myself. While I don't talk to myself openly (thank goodness, aha) my mind is always ringing with imagery, questions and simply words and sentences. As well, I've always loved fantasy. Especially the world we live in when we sleep. It's my favourite place to explore. How I desire to both consciously and physically explore that world, even though most of the place and people are similar to that of this world.
For the past few months I've found myself travelling back to this picture, and I think I've come to the utmost decision that once I have some money of my own (from selling old objects cluttering my room or a job) I will most definitely be buying a large print of this! We're moving soon and hopefully once we do I'll be able to paint my dreamed monochrome room and then this piece will fit in, in the most imperfect of perfect ways. A bright splash of fantasy and awe to a neutral black and white room. A main piece, of course!

Besides all that rambling, I applaud you indefinitely for your talents! I know I'm only a simple fan and follower of your work, but you're art is so gorgeous and touching I don't have the words to make this more appreciative. I can't wait to see your future works and I'll most definitely try to keep in your following loop in the future, hun. <3

I wish you luck, love and wealth in the future!
amethyst-midnight Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Incredibly inspiring pieces of art work. I am amazed at the colors and the emotions your art brings. Outstanding work!
Tactical-Genius Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep coming back to this piece and just imagine having it in my room as the center piece.
One day I'll put together enough money to buy a copy! It's simply astounding.

Like one of the critiques stated; in my personal opinion "this piece shows the very universe in which this person is lost in". I feel like this connects to me in a way. While I'm not truly lost in a fairy tale world, my opinion on this world is too innocent. Disgusted by the depravity of our people and the existence of our world. While nothing is completely innocent, I've twisted my own views so much that all I dream and see is innocence and a dream world. I live for dreams and dream of a world of color.
But again, that's only my opinion and views.

Either way; beautiful work, hun!
waynelee Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Erockbrox Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to know..... if you draw these on paper, then how do you get them into a digital format for use on your computer?

Do you use a scanner, camera, something else?

By the way, cool art.
Enigmapsyche Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello, you've been featured in my journal :aww: [link]
meggiemeeeg Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
i wish i could buy this so badly! love it!
ivan32st Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I had this picture on timeline. I like it so much! <3
nessa-calwen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I'm amazed! absolutely brilliant
Sotze Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
fantastico, ho visto tutti i tuoi lavori e non esagero a dire che sei la mia artista preferita
Antenn0 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture has something unique to it.

It's as if it would pop out of the frame into our world.
TheTeaPirate Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student
this is so captivating!
ebeeart Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Love every single piece of art you have here on DA but this is, if you ask me, the best. It's simply amazing!
ReKo-Chaos Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
HPGiger Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
i donīt know why but some of this paintings remind me of toulouse lautrec
xmeerzx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
FallDawN Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I didn't think it was possible, because it was already wonderful, but your art is gettinf more and more amazing. That's really awesome!
Demeter-Art Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!
Leonetta96 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
epic and awesomee :3
Waterish Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Now this is talent :)
mareeum Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
and i totally agree with paoO1
mareeum Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
so so Brilliant.
pinkrabbitdrawings Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
geez your drawings are amazing, amazing skills.
justiv Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing .
: )
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