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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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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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TheArtZ19 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the slightly softer or more muted feelings that happens in this one, including the fact that the detail work is maybe more in the hair than in the eyes as it may have been in others. The eyes usually have incredible power and are well pronounced in all of your portraits, yet for some reason this one seems to just stare miles through me. Sorrowful or not, i am not even sure i can identify what might just be a incredible layering of feelings here. The drops on the right, the light accent of warmth of the top corners of her face, the pooling of the running blues. My eyes are quite happy darting around all aspects, but always come back to those eyes even thought they don't have that line work.
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maurice35400 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Superbe aquarelle, bravo l'artiste!
En Tant qu'aquarelliste débutant, je me demandais comment vous faites pour rendre ces traits fins claires qui matérialisent les mèches de cheveux.
Est-ce la technique du drawing gum préalablement posé ou c'est tout autre chose?
D'avance merci à vous, je suis fan de vos œuvres!
cordialement
maurice
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CherryPainter Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just perfect!
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G33Z3R Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
An absolutely haunting image.
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legacyandlunacy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Masterful. Love your work.
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Littlefrenchshrimp Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors :)
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DrawtistLuva24 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Just Beautiful :iconiloveitplz:
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sicruz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Lovely
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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.........
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AlanDs Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Lindo de verdade
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DizzyVinyl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
This is stunning!
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aewrs Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
gorgeous! :)
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Nice work. XD
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Facelle Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is beyond amazing. The use of white for the tears is exquisite. Nice work.
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graphitenightmare Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
beautiful!
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razzfoe Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Love it! The colors, application, mood, great portrait! I could never control watercolor this way.
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Meggie272 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Her direct stare, the expanses of white and the soft, spreading colours make this...ethereal and yet confronting. Beautiful.
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lastshapeshifter1227 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I love it nice job
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shounexdiamond Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Do you use a White pen, to make the white lines ? if yes, could you please tell me wich pen ? thx ! it's marvelous
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ButterflyFish Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
oh... she seems to be sad... great hair !
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Jannanna Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning colors!
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strigoi-mort Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
amazing... so subtle and delicate...
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pranjal22 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agnes you are awesome!!!!!
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MundiLannen Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow~
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ART-O-M-B Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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uccellodicarta Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
your watercoloring ability is just absolutely looovely!
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bibunet-bone Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I wish I lived in Rome so I could join your workshop, can you please do a tutorial on how to do the color in hair?? Or your eyes, they are amazing, or even drip painting, so many questions I want to ask!
I love your artwork very much, I hope you understand how they connect to me. As some of the artwork represent a feeling that I felt before, such as Fever. <3
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CrazyCakesune Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wowww.... This is really beatifull TwT
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likeLucy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant!
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AnissaBryant Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
lovely
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CaptDraconn Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the way you have such control of the watercolor, but yet it appears to still be free-flowing as is watercolor's nature. Excellent use of negative space too! I have to admit, that I originally did not want to really look at this piece, because there was an inherent sadness I associated with it, but that would only mean you did an excellent job conveying emotion.
Well done. I always look forward to seeing your work. <3
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Pilple Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! O:
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DollfieDream11 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beyond beautiful! It takes my very breath away! I love it!
Did you first do this in pencil or you just painted it?
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xXMatthieu14Xx Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Magnifique!
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DestinedVictory Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Writer
wow shes beautiful!
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So simple, so beautiful :)
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migarabato Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
colores fríos con pequeños toques de cálidos y lineas con manchas, perfecto.
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liskowata Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic.
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Ichuuu Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student
As usual- awesome~:iconloveloveplz:
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ElizaVanVeen Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Belissima <3
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appa-appa-away Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work as always :D
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JMoko Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
shes really pretty good job
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Daws3 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   General Artist
Gorgeous!!!!
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karmaela Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
lovely
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ChrisZdiaz Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible!
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Almerious Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! I just love your style, and the way you can manipulate watercolour with such ease!
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FochonaisFactory Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
just awesome
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AsetWesir Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What I like about watercolors is that you can actually bring the emotion of you drawing to life.
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tylerdfg Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just..... Perfect. I absolutely love the color choice and the expression of this.
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