Another beautiful work, the hair of the woman feels like there are many strands because of the white ink or white pen that you used and small dark lines at the top of her head.
The feeling I get over all is that the man is dying or dead and the woman is holding on to his lifeless body hopelessly and her eyes give the feeling of being red because she has been crying for hours over the loss, very powerful feeling convoyed through her red tired eyes.
The only thing I would have loved to seen is that the man's back (where the two blue drops of paint / watercolor are) would disappear. Showing that his "soul" or life is fading away.
Gorgeous work with the woman's hair, first off, not just with the color bleeds and the scheme of it, but I love the touches of white gouache/masked areas for thin hair-strands within that large space, to remind us she had really long hair. I always like "outlining" subjects or objects with the space around them, e.g. their arms and the better part of the man's torso and neck, and to balance that, which is a very nice touch, you didn't add too much shading within his body - just enough to distinguish his arms and collarbone for the audience. What I like MOST about this, however, is the bit of red and yellow near her eye, because that little touch of heavier wash keeps the audience from zeroing in on the big dark shape of her hair and staying there, for when you squint at it, even though her "eye shadow" is a much smaller area than her hair, I find that I can see that equally as well as the big shape of her hair.
I thought it reminded me of the album artwork of one of Crystal Castles albums, just the pose, then I saw the photograph you were inspired by, which is the photo from the cover! Your watercolour rendition is beautiful.
I see what it's like for day and night. Never together
I also was struck by the same nature of the embrace! " I was touched by the emotion of this pose, by the full and empty spaces of this embrace.” What a poetic description of a great piece of art! (As is a truly great piece of art, not just on dA but in the world) The world is richer place for this being made.
From the woman's sad expression to the contrast between her and the almost colourless man, this is a beautiful piece! In the photograph you used for inspiration, it looks as though the woman is comforting the man, but your version of this pose brings back memories of an unfaithful lover I once had. In my imagination, the woman in your artwork is trying to grasp this ghost of a man, holding him to her body in a sign of ownership, wrapping her colours around him, inviting him into her heart/life/soul. But despite her efforts, she knows he will never really be hers, hence the intense sadness in her eyes. I love your work!
I was digging my mind trying to figure out who this girl looked like and I came to me as 'The Grudge' I don't mean to sound rude or anything but this reminds me of her. o.0 its a beautiful painting . I like watching you on youtube draw your gorgeous paintings
Wow, great job. I like the original picture as well, it was the coverart for an album from one of my favorite bands, Crystal Castles. I was planning on doing a photo (featuring me as the male) as a sort of homage to it/alternate meaning. Cool to see someone else had the same idea!
E' il mio preferito, davvero fantastico. Mi trasmette un insieme di sentimenti, sensazioni e pensieri intensi non facilmente comunicabili. Adoro quei colori ed il modo in cui si fondono, come si fondono le due figure. Sono inesperto e non so nulla di disegno, ma posso solo farti i complimenti, ci sto passando pił di un ora sulla tua galleria.