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the game of making structures by agnes-cecile the game of making structures by agnes-cecile


the game of making structures







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first of all, the negative space i think is just masterfully utilized. its like the child is appearing through the translucent space that is the nonexistence. Coming into being as a morphed semblance of her own structure in her own dimension. Just as she is playing with the building shapes of structures, the substance of her own function is bleeding into the scene, really beautifully done. There is just so much detail, and expression going on here, but something i liked best, is you really get caught up in the features, and the blue of the face, which then comes down to more of a reveal as you see the colors that you are losing into the whole all dripping down below. fantastic work, and great imagery.
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First of all, the piece has a nice emphasis of the subject. The color scheme of contrasting colors brings out the child more, and the concept is really fitting. I like the negative space adding to the brightness of the colors, while the foreground still has a nice contrast. Where the figure isn't rendered down to the torso, actually adds to the image with your stylistic drips. The yellow used in the child's hand and adding light washes of yellow in the skin makes the piece come together in a unifying way. I love the hightlights in the hair of shape fading into the negative space. This is a very beautiful developed piece.
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Dogo-design Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
amazing !!
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zebralou Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haunting~!
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:iconspotspank:
SpotSpank Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Writer
wow~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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KingdomAvatar333 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this work, seriously.
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doudoulolita Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Very nice artwork, it goes straight to my heart.
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pinkswallow Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
incredible..
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:iconchristoph-wilke:
Christoph-Wilke Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hauntingly beautiful.
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:iconemmz07:
EMMZ07 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
All of you're work looks so dark and slightly twisted, I love it!
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:iconjcsison:
jcsison Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is so awesome!!!
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:icongensanity:
gensanity Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome details and great style
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:iconphotoss:
photoss Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
love it!
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MeltingCORE-NEO Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I was showing your art to everyone in my art class. Even my teacher was intrigued! You really are a inspiration. I watched some of your speedpaints the other day and I'm still like... how. Anyways, this is my favorite out of your recent works. I feel like the little girl is sad and wants to show people "the game of making structures" but no one wants to listen...
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nideias Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful is watercolours!!!!
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hotshot1147 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
You are always my favorite. :) ;)
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Arlene-Devon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
what media did you use?
(love it :) )
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rsant1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I don't know how I could ever begin to critique someone so talented. You have such a grasp of the medium, and passion of the storytelling in color and negative space. (I'm trying to sound like I'm important...who knows?)
All I know is how I feel. And when I look at this painting, I want to cry. I feel pain and sarrow and fear in the reds and blues and in the flow of the paint. I feel neclect and constraint, in the bright colored string. Like no one pays attention to her or something is controlling her or holding her back. A young girl tangled in the pitalls of adolesence.
It is beautifully painful, and I can relate.

I am humbled and truely admire you as an artist, and I want this painting, but if I had to change anything, it would be to bring the hands closer to the viewer. It may add a bit more drama to the string, as well as pull the viewer deeper into the piece.
But as far as I'm conserned, a work of art is successful when the viewer can somehow feel a piece themself in it. It is something that I hope to achieve myself. And something that I see in this and alot of your work.

Thankyou for the honor of letting me say something, and more importantly, THANKYOU for sharing your gift... You inspire me.
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HayleyLV Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Oh. My. God.
This. Is. so. Stunning. :wow:
:heart:
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Anonymoooh Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Hello, happy birthday! :airborne:
I really like what you do ; please make more of these.
Love from France.
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Anonymoooh Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Actually it's more "happy birthmonth" since I dont know the exact day.
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agnes-cecile Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hahaha sweet <3 it will be in the next days, you were in advance!
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missjessicajoy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Your ideas are always so nice and original!
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TenderlySharp Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
compelling and conceptual
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:icontiahli:
Tiahli Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
very dark in a way amazing
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GregisAlive Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
This is pretty incredible.
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D4D1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
that's so cute
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desiree-amber-moore Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
incredibly haunting and beautiful.
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pinkrabbitdrawings Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
man thats awsome!!
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yep, I'm in love with this.
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Cazzimoon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love itttttt this is awsome! <3 I just think the hands are to big and figurative for a little child
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ayome-sama Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
wow O.O
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irondude00 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
i dont know if you know the puertorrican painter Osiris Delgado but you should look him up his got an oil painting working with this theme
[link]
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kamschuebel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cold quiet and Erie. I Love it
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PR-monkey Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Really cool work.
PR
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:iconbeautiful-moon:
beautiful-moon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
haha this looks so cool, but kind of creepy too...
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Elleenoire Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love it!
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Gerbil-lover Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, as always :)
Also, love cat's cradle! :D
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grush3k Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Have a fun in mother's waters :D? Yeah, I know it's strange association, but... yeah, or unborn child.
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iNerdGlasses Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
this is so georgious! how can you draw with watercolours like this? stunning.
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luckybluebird Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
My heart stopped looking at this. You remind me of my favorite artist. I love how the missing elements lead your imagination to fill in the rest. I want it.
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AlexFrameless Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy sh*t this is f*cking amazing
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mexeGM Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Amazing!
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Alexander-kou24 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just wow!
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takmaj Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
what paper do you use?
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richardtorres21 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
if i were you id add a little bit more to this peice it seems like its still incomplete in a way. but anyways I LOVE YOUR ART!!!! i just think u should keep working on this one and finish it up a little bit on the left side. or is there some type of symbolism with partially incomplete or fading away that ur trying to display?
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markocek Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
wonderfull.. i love aquarelle..
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The-Average-Alex Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   Digital Artist
If i had a dollar for every time you made the front page >.>
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EyeGoCrazy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the concept of this piece
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MrAries23 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Its great!!!
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:iconhoeg:
Hoeg Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!! :)
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PaStY911 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I love that you didn't paint the rest of the body. The color of the string, whether symbolic or random, love love love
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