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the water workshop III by agnes-cecile the water workshop III by agnes-cecile
I made this painting in the third day of workshop that I gave in Rome last March.
Just a really simple portrait.. I was showing how to make the abstract color in the hair.

watercolor, charcoal and pen on Moleskine watercolor notebook
21cm x 30cm

the first day:

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The colors blend together nicely in this piece. The contrast between warm at the top and the cool blues and violets keep your eye moving throughout the image itself. The composition is a bit front and center, but the splashes around the sides keep it moving, and make it less harsh in that sense. I think that the values could have been pushed a bit more in the hair to make the face pop even more. To me, the eyes are definitely your focal point, so darkening the hair a bit more on the left side of the face would most likely help draw the eye up and around to that point.
All in all, this is beautiful and very well done!
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41 out of 41 deviants thought this was fair.

I'm certainly not an expert on pen, ink and watercolor work, and I love your art and technique. This piece has great balance and color distribution and use - except one area seems distracting and that is the upper right forehead which is stark white and draws my eye away from the focal point.

Otherwise, I salivate over your use of color and the way you successfully combine those colors to represent light and shading as well as vivid explosions of energy and an almost whimsical dance of brushwork on the paper. It makes me feel like I am part of the freedom of its movement.
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CherryPainter Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just perfect!
G33Z3R Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
An absolutely haunting image.
legacyandlunacy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Masterful. Love your work.
Littlefrenchshrimp Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors :)
DrawtistLuva24 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Just Beautiful :iconiloveitplz:
sicruz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
rosebudm Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Love your work...........I'm a digital scrapbooker and would like to know if I'm able to use your faces in some of my journaling pages so long as I give you credit.........
AlanDs Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Lindo de verdade
DizzyVinyl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
This is stunning!
aewrs Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
gorgeous! :)
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