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love and sacrifice by agnes-cecile love and sacrifice by agnes-cecile

watercolor and pen on watercolor paper (300g)
45cm x 30cm

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Your drawing are beautiful, I really liked the butterflies, and the eyes of the girl.
Also her expression that is as if she had found something.

The technique that you use is beautiful, i like this kind of paintings more if the paint is than one person.

The wings in her face give an interesting aspect, the nose and lips are perfect. Her hair also beautiful.

And what I don't like so much are the tears, I think are stiff, and I think you lose a little drawing on with the color of paper, but I don't know if that's what you wanted.

Well, I'm not expert on the subject, or a supercritical of art, but it's what I think. : )
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I find this one a magnificent piece. I noted lately that you've somehow come back to your "roots", meaning with this that I can tell you use lately resources you used before, like the butterflies in this one. I think that's a positive thing. Looking back your own work and feel inspired by it is something great.
About the painting itself, you have improved even more with your technique and your style. I like the way the hair is loosely done and the light colours of the watercolour drops, that make contrast with the strongest ones of the face (specially the eyes) and the butterflies. I like the look in her eyes, she's like in her own mind, like she can't see what is right before her, instead see her own world. I quite like that.
I find this painting simple yet stunning. It's very strong. However, the only thing I don't like (not that it bothers me), is her collar bone. I think you should've done it smoother, for putting it in a word.
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MozArti Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all your work, its amazing :)
MechanicalBones Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty. She looks like a very interesting person. Not because of the butterflies, although that adds to it, it's the eyes!
FallingBirch Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  New member Student General Artist
I am just about lost for words, it is so beautiful. Good job!
grafmason Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
beautiful image.
Mimimako Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
beautiful !
winry34 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student General Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!!!I think I've fainted. 
jenjenkimble Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
KeiTakashima Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Beautiful. ♥
porcelain-hooded Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your works inspire me a lot... you re work is wonderful !
xalnikova Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Work is awesome, and I just wanna say butterflies are wonderful
Artistic-Pixie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Gorgeous - you have incredible technique with watercolors. You are able to capture such sincere expressions
rollingllamachan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
very well done!
AlexaDeviantArt Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BirmaLuna Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Great work! 
mahsazandi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I like all of your work especially this one,  the girl's eyes impressed me.
jjmeeks09 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning, as always.
YuaShiliu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
wow :o 
Soley007 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
that's beautiful:)
SWpaintings Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my! So soft and exquisite. I love this piece very much. 
johnnysunshine10 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
I once knew someone with eyes that color naturally, but literally more yellow. A self proclaimed vampire, as well.
Jutssi Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Glitch-Facade Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Fuzzyshrimpofdeath Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful :)
tiarasubekti Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
i try to paint this, never close enough to get the soul of the title "love and sacrifice"
kae-ri Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I just wanted to share my interpretation. The butterflies represent the short blossoms of loves long ago, of loves different and distant. The fact that they are resting (intrusively) on the face is the "sacrifice" for the girl, as the face represents the beauty, youth and innocence of the girl. The girl's eyes are seemingly blank, but I seem to sense hope for the next love to look past these butterflies.
Almostinnocentdream Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is really beautiful and emotional,  it is nice you don't overuse the colors
yindongi9008 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
I love you every painting, very love, I am a student of Chinese is very want to make friends with you, to learn from you, would you like? My English is not good, please, if you like it would be my pleasure, you can contact my email
LIBURNA Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn !!
mykiseki Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Awesome!!!your style is amazing!!
lEID3R Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AquariusEmily Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have always loved you work, but I feel this painting reached a whole new level, it is now a personal favorite of mine. Keep making lovely work  :)
Akisadaichi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
really love this paint!
Devilsdreams1 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Your drawing is wonderful, the eyes of the girl are amazing! :)
esther34 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wooww!! your work is just amazing. that butterflief are so pretty. 
andreia344 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks so great :3
listen2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colours used. The eyes really pull you into the artwork.
Well done Clap 
salma1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
sooo beautifulll
Hono-Atomi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Very amazing artwork! *0*
jticatch Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
omg this is so goddamn beautiful i love it ^-^
ClaireQ123 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
From how I see your painting, it seems as if the beautiful butterflies are sucking the life out of the girl. Like the title, love and sacrifice, she must be sacrificing herself for the splendour of love and something beautiful. Is this your purpose?? This painting is really lovely, good job!
Birdie121 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful painting!!
Lasgalendil Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Gorgeous! Very ethereal and so emotive. You definitely chose the right medium for this pic!
DevilnBlue Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Just had a quick pirates of the carribean moment with the painted butterfly wings on her cheeks. randomness is my wheelhouse but thsi is stunning. I love surreal watercolors like this. You do so much with so little and those eyes are so haunting. i suck at watercolor... the fact your watercolors doesn't congeal in a soupy mess makes you an instant genuis. XP
Isabellasmiles Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist
If I could favorite this twice I would +fav +fav 
fortwentyfriendly420 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
dope style
TheWanderer2030 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
Great work, as always! :)
Enigmapsyche Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Blackbird2683 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
this is absolutely stunning!! love it
Bruisedbluebacks Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I have no words. Incredible.
jennasartwork Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
Magic, this is amazing work, you have talent. Keep creating :) x
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