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January 23, 2013
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lacking stability by agnes-cecile lacking stability by agnes-cecile
sketch on moleskine - double-triple exposure, days of.

watercolor, charcoal, pen and acrylic
21cm x 29cm Moleskine watercolor notebook
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There is a wonderful sense of movement in this piece, and very haunting at the same time.

Feelings of regret, remorse, or a deep sadness stares at the viewer from behind the single, central eye. It is as if the figure is calling out for forgiveness. Yet, when the eye travels upwards, we are greeted by the hopeful, distant gaze of youth and optimism. It's such a great juxtaposition from the central face.The bottom most figure is interesting and feels a little out of place, although it does add a strange fullness to the final piece. On its own, there is nothing overly grand or impactful. But, in the greater work, it helps triangulate the viewer's eye to the central figure, which I take to be the main focus of this piece - and that is a good thing for the emotion and power therein is fantastic.

The piece loses a little in originality mainly due to the artist's gallery being full of similar style art (which is all gorgeous!). So the low score here is not a bad thing, since this style is too beautiful. The impact is strong through the central figure, but the other two figures bring that impact down a notch. Technique is great. I love the use of different mediums in art and this helps give the artist a voice and style.
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I really like the use of pen in this piece, I feel like it gives a nice dimension to your artwork with shading in 4 different mediums. The only thing (if anything -.-) I might recommend would be that there may be just a little too much empty space on the left hand side, and composition wise if you added even just a couple of watercolor splatters I think my eyes would want to move around the painting just a bit more. As of right now the first thing I see is the nose of the center face, and then I slowly veer to the left. Of course even without that this piece is amazing, and your work really speaks for its self, and I am pretty sure I am not the only one saying that. Also, this piece does have a lot of great quality detail that you do not see on the first look, but really starts to stand out when you look more closely. All in all this is an incredible piece, your mastery of this multimedia style is undoubtably superb, and great job! ^.^
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KnowThyCloud Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You have my respect! all I can say is wow! srsly wow!!


I wonder how much practice I need before I can make one like this. srsly.. the artist's imagination is out of this world.

keep it up! ;)
OliviaEveArt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
digisnapr Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love the use of tones and the watercolour was an excellent choice of medium. It really adds to the expressiveness of the piece.
zamfiroiu1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thepandoricacloses Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student
I can totally see the Doctor in this, aw, great work!
mdpmdpmdp Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
That unique piece! It looks very difficult to be painted!
charlotterae Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
incredible, i love when people juxtapose people in different positions... gorgeous.
Starmark69 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
So inspirational , the more I stare , the more I see so interesting .
travelgirlxx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Hi! Just letting you know your amazing work has been featured!!

LeaSolSolis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
This is amazing!
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