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it's all about reduce themselves

watercolor, acrylic, oil charcoal, charcoal, ink, pen, pencil on Watercolor Moleskine Notebook (200g)
40cm x 30cm

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To me, this piece is a lot deeper than some of your more recent works. Not that I don't like them.. but this one stands out a lot more.
The added dimension you've created due to the overlapping faces is (in my opinion) wonderfully executed. There's a really serene sense of balance in this piece.. even though at first glance everything seems so chaotic. Plus, I love how effortlessly this piece has grown on me in just the past 10 minutes.
The eyes do a great job of drawing you in. And the soft pinks and purples that you've used help create a comforting atmosphere. It's really hard to imagine this piece with a different set of colors.. but I think that's because the colors you ended up using work so incredibly well.
I'm only giving you 4 stars on originality because people have seen photos and drawing of somewhat similar ideas (which doesn't mean anything because of how fantastic this piece is. Im just being honest). But Vision and Impact deserves AT LEAST 6 or 7 stars. And then maybe an extra star on Technique but I don't wanna go overboard.

In the end, it's the balanced combination of entropy and harmony that make this piece so... divine.
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55 out of 63 deviants thought this was fair.

Now this is a review from the standpoint of not just this piece but kind of a general view of more recent works of yours. I want to point out that i do enjoy your work tremendously and even wrote a short essay on your work for one of my art classes at university which was filled with nothing but praise for your body of work.

Vision- For a grand vision as to what your body of work could stand for im not going to attempt to identify and understand. I personally don't find much in your work that jumps out at me in terms of, this is what im about, this is what i stand for, this is what defines me. I do however see a distinct style that you have seemed to mastered. However that's my problem. Im personally not seeing the bigger picture of your artistic vision beyond this style.

Originality- now we get to a sticky situation here with the whole concept of originality. In terms of this work though, i dont see much about it that really makes it a wholly original and unique concept in both execution and idea. I can look to your gallery for dozens of more of something that is the equivalent of this and even if it wasnt for you providing a body of work that mimics this its not really that revolutionary of a concept. Its a human face. Translucent almost. Nothing really original there.

Technique- Absolutely superb. Its very well executed and combines this hazy dream like feel with this crisp harshness that really takes form in the eyes. It shows some control of knowing how to direct your audience around an image and is something you can obviously reproduce with great result. My only criticism is ide like to see something different from you. I want to see what the next big thing from you is. I want to see something crazy different from you.

Impact- The truth is i will forget about this picture shortly after leaving this page. Its a sad fact that many artist have to deal with. But this is not a hugely impact full work. Mostly because you've done so many pieces that are so much like it that it looses any independence it could have had.

I know this comes off as a rather negative review, But i want you to take something positive from my criticism and i want you to understand it is in no way a reflection on you as a person. I think you are a vary capable artist and i want to see even greater things from you in thee future.
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TheDagmar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is moving
VinicioPetry Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
beauty fra-me.
TwizzyMonster Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
just... oh my god...

Zina27careworn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
That's art
DemiBEE08 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
extremely brilliant!!! 
TohruTatiteshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the best pictures I have ever seen.
ferruh Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Beatiful art work.
abrokenumbrella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
like it!
aastusharma Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
it is a master piece...just love it...amazing
CagneyK Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is fantastic! Looking forward to diving in to more of your work!
chappy-lips Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Haunting and gorgeous. 
Ichuuu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student
lorenmirpour Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Otiiss Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
sophitschku Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
fantastic work!
Kaethze Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
its so perfect!
4gsus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
I have the feeling that my eyes squint to look at this painting, like not sure about the focus distance, ya know what I mean? Your work is very expressive and I just love it. Keep up with it!!!
juliaw626 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i loooovvvveee this i dont understand how it got poor ratings. definitely something ill will come back to look at.
line-raptor Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
hurts my eyes lol. awesome though
HalanLore Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful. 
nikoczernin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lonleyDead Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it *-*
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charlotterae Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
giosolARTE Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!! ;) (Wink)

First of all, let me congratulate for your stunning talent!

I'm Giovanni, co-funder of a new website called noosfeera social network with a different philosophy: innovation by connecting the ideas of all those creative people in the world.

I cordially invite you to read about noosfeer if you like our ideas you are specially invited to share this piece of art as the background image of the noosfeer home page!
*In order to give you credits, it will be a linked to your website.

You are also very welcome to join noosfeer, create your gallery and be part of the beta tester group. 

Please feel free to ask me any question/comment/suggestion you have

Thank you very much, keep up the good work!
Giovanni Arévalo

Midnight4200 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
the way the ghost of one face is just faintly on the larger one... ♥
kagapeme Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   Writer
Saw this in my inbox, not sure if you know but they are using your work.…
DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Beautiful details, colors, and I love her expression and the concept! :heart:
SoleRox Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
meimei808 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
juiceinthedark Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Setvenere Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
mindfk x)
emilyonthehunt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Very lovely.
nomorelogo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Very deep, as always.... <3
appa-appa-away Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the eyes! Great work :) 
Silme037 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
this is mind blowing o.o
Songstress-Kyonie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I think you worked very well with the concept of "resizing" and "reducing" oneself. Very interesting.
Daws3 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   General Artist
One of my favorites from you! gorgeous!
MissLessie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is pretty awesome !
soorihai Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013

Dodo-Bahzad Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOW 💘💘💘💘💘
little-billie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just stunning!
Astarosha Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing.bewitching spectacle
Haupia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Photographer
So on the main page, this picture:… is right to the side of it. What an odd coincidence. This is beautiful in the message it can convey.
agnes-cecile Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ahaha our pics look good together :)
Haupia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Photographer
They definitely do! :D
Doodled93 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
frig, gives me the shivers and makes my eyes do weird things. 
Love it, but--
nope, just scrolled up again, I could NOT deal with seeing that on my wall. Shivers every time. My eyes do a weird little shuffle over it, too. 

Amazing work as always.
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