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watercolor, pencil and pen on watercolor Moleskine notebook (200g)
40cm x 30cm




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According to the tittle, the man in the picture looks like being desperated in a crucial moment, bringing a suffocating energy that causes to him a strong painful change.
There are some things that become curious. The absence of face in the character looks mysterious, and the use of black lines, which provide an illustrating appearance to the work, are put together wisely with the movement and the anatomy. What's more, the signature in the corner helps for the equilibrium of the composition.
However, I find such a lack of this strengh and contrast that I love in your paintings. If you add more color next to the left part of the chest, you can bring out more its dinamism. You can also try to mark the abdomen lines even making it with a little watercolor.
Anyway, you have done a great work with the use of colours and the expression of your style. I hope you go on improving your skills.
What do you think?
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Critique by IlzeV Jun 14, 2013, 4:11:31 AM
Man is definitely learning to appear and looks like he is struggling with that. It's clearly observable that the man is confused, but not depressed. All the colors in my opinion symbolize his potential and abilities, which make him overall weak, because it's often so hard to come out of your own shell.
I love your style and this work only shows that it can be so various and that your imagination works really well - right use of this technique can emphasize different things and problems. It makes every piece of your artwork so special and unique.
The only thing that confuses me - is the second arm, an elbow looks a little too bizarre for me.
Overall - it's an amazing work! So clear and fresh!
What do you think?
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:iconsoley007:
Soley007 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
beautiful:)
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:icongregpaus:
gregpaus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
very emotional painting
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:iconkyungjin74:
kyungjin74 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Strong and moving.
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:iconjurazlfenty:
JurazLFenty Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Not so nice..
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:iconxx-complexity-xx:
Xx-Complexity-xX Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
?
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:iconchamielady:
chamielady Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
This is beautiful and very inspiring!!
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:iconladyly:
Ladyly Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful.
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Jaqui404 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Incredible ! Personally I think that you have a unique technique that allows you to transmit emotions through colors as well as through figures. The depth of this art piece is perfectly developed. Sadness, sorrow and dissapointment are some of the emotions that I am able to appreciate from your art work. Once again, as all of your art works, this was very inspirational. Wonderfull!!
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:iconmeggie272:
Meggie272 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the shading you've done with pen, and the linework, and the abstract colours :)
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:iconsandrovigtchy:
sandrovigtchy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
i love all of these drawings...they make me look at each one for minutes feeling that they say something lost in my soul,,,welldone
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:iconandela1998:
Andela1998 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, woow, a similar picture has been in my head for a while now. I really likehow this turned out. it speaks to me. it's so expressive.so emotional. so intense.
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:icononyxride:
Onyxride Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
exactly how I feel at the moment...

good job! very beautiful :D
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:iconmisssouls:
MissSouls Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Just beautiful!
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:iconralderable:
Ralderable Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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:iconjuiceboxadornments:
JuiceBoxAdornments Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! The lines instantly caught my eye, I love the colors.
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:iconericawexler:
EricaWexler Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice!
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:iconmookid64:
mookid64 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really dig it, very nice
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:iconkumminkainen:
Kumminkainen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is soo beautiful!!<3~
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:iconbubbmarv:
bubbmarv Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
good job
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:iconartgoldart:
ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome *_*
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DominoTheClumsy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Your lines add a motion to the piece, your colour choices shock and inspire with every drip. I'm always anticipating your art, and each time a new painting comes up, I remember why. You don't paint, you create. To me the emotion on this figure is very much alive.
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:icondarkhollowlover1313:
DarkHollowLover1313 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This very amazing! great job :3
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:icondragon70:
dragon70 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lo encuentro excelente trabajo.
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:iconjeffnohio:
jeffnohio Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just amazingly done!
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:iconsammysideup00:
SammySideUp00 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
*0*
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:iconleftalive:
LeftAlive Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You inspire me everyday, you inspire me every minute. Thank you Cecile, for you're beautiful personality and you're beautiful work.
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:iconappa-appa-away:
appa-appa-away Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work :)
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:iconyuikita-sumaki777:
Yuikita-Sumaki777 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so nice! :D
I loved the style and colors :XD:
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:iconsusan54:
susan54 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
This is an amazing job, this abstract speaks volumes, and I love it, thanks for posting this
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:iconmysticpariah:
mysticpariah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
He's drowning in the fabulousness! :)
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:icongoldengirl954:
GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
I love how the colors blend here
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:iconyellowsmoke321:
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
handsome male physique
interesting emotion in the color n pose
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:iconkategraphics:
kateGraphics Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful!
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:iconanime12violet:
anime12violet Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
heh i wonder if this is what it looks like to be in a rainbow
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:iconrevolucci:
Revolucci Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome to see something other than a portrait very creative.. i like it a lot
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:iconluxloupelune:
LuxLoupeLune Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Maybe it's just me but I saw a woman in this image possibly because of the curved black lines. Looks like someone battling with outer beauty and the need to be thin.
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely breathtaking, the flow and dynamics are just astonishing in this piece.

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:iconjay-theprophet-girl:
Jay-theprophet-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
When I saw the title of this piece it made me think of Radiohead's how to disappear completely. Nonetheless, this is amazing.
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:iconcelesta18twist:
Celesta18twist Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Fabulous piece :clap:
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:iconangelalala923:
Angelalala923 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Interface Designer
nice title
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:iconvonnbriggs:
vonnbriggs Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
the colors and the pose are very different love it :onfire :
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:iconvampraziel:
vampRaziel Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Tense. :worship:
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:iconkonijnlaura:
konijnlaura Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I understand what this piece means, though I could be wrong. :shrug:
This person is hiding his 'true colours'. He's shy and unwilling to let other people in. He's afraid of attracting attention.
And then your message is that he shouldn't be, he should "learn to appear".

You did a great job expressing these kind of feelings, that pose! :love:
I would like to suggest maybe you could add a little more shading, like you did behind the arm in the back.
That might also accentuate the chest a little more, because right now you don't see it's outline if you just briefly glance.
Sorry, no time for a complete critique, but I hope this helps! :)
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:iconleyghan:
leyghan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Looking at this is gut wrenching right now. I spent three hours last night trying to comfort a friend of mine while he was having a complete breakdown. Much like you've depicted here.
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HectorMcreyes Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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:iconpandaface:
PandaFace Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's like his whole HEAD is vomiting!!!!!
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