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within the bounds of this single road by agnes-cecile within the bounds of this single road by agnes-cecile


maps born on my arms, showing me the only possible path



thanks to tai-sign and his words.





ink, charcoal and acrylic on paper
70 x 100 cm
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:iconaliciawise00128:
This is a very good piece and it definitely stands out to me. I think the block is an interesting factor to make it look 3D, and I like the way you angled it. The only issue that I can see is it looks unfinished. I like how you incorporated different textures throughout the person, but where the thin lines are it looks like it needs something. I would suggest you make the lines the same thickness as the block, or just a bit thicker than they already are. The face also looks incomplete, but I like the vanishing sensation. A way I think could help is to make the eye darker and have your shading slowly disappear like what you did with the right side of the picture. Overall, I love the creativity and effort put into the artwork.
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Critique by George-Coombs Dec 1, 2012, 9:43:34 AM
What's there to say? It's amazing again. Truly. The way the persona looks like he's cradling himself, yet the three dimensional square surrounds him creates a really surreal feel towards him. The details really stand out the most though: I really love the facial features and how they simply fade away and drift off into the canvas. Although, the white markings on his arm are really interesting, and draw my eye more than anything else, due to the fact I can't really make out what they are. To me it looks like a star constellation, yet other parts in looks like a distant flower as such. Which all in all really makes you actually look at the piece and wonder about it which is the type of art I love! Truly magical once again! Well done.
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asif03 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Hey there,

Really love this piece and also a few others of yours. I was wondering if we could use these images?

Kind Regards, Asif.
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redtears90 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how is it possible to do this xD beautiful :)
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LillianAStorm Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Artist
Wow. This is incredible! Exceptional work as always! Keep it up!
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manfishinc Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
You have been featured:
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gensanity Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice!
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ButterflyFish Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
fantastic ! :love: the idea is amazing !
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Dana-sempai Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this work.
You're the best artist of the world
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MJTILLUSTRATION Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Pretty sweet I must say. Nice combination of mediums!
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JoePhish159 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool. It makes me think of the saying 'think outside the box'. I really like how his arms are darker because it accents the 'map'which I think looks like cracks in glass. I like his expression as well, it seems like he's really thinking about a choice unmade.
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george1991franco Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
As always, magnificent work, simply beaut...i....f...u...l !!!!
now about the work
first of all, in most of your paintings there will be always something that steal my attention, here it turns out to be the his hand and the box
now what i think about the painting is, the person in the box represents each and every person in the world, every single person in this world has to struggle to become successful in this world.
now the inscriptions on his hand, "the map", is the only way out which will result in his/her success
the painting is trying to tell that "the map" is a part of who we are, our each and every actions and its possible outcomes are what the lines depict
what we have to do is to figure out what we have to become and chose the right path to get out of the box and become successful
on the contrary, if we chose the wrong path we'll continue struggling and will fail to achieve success.......we'll be stuck in the box living in misery not knowing what we've become
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Orchideika Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Love the idea and your style. Thank you!
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sophie-alien Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Great work
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:iconcazzimoon:
Cazzimoon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
like always.... inspiring and expert
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KoalaZel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Very nice.
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SolsticeCarol Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I love this! <3 So amazing! ...You should do more in this style :)
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metalman666 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I like it.. the only critique ive got is that his right forearm should have been white..
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rober2 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Writer
So very Dave McKean-y !
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:iconiyric:
Iyric Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely.
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DeathOfATragedy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the idea of bounds. :)
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:iconzifly:
Zifly Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
Amazing !! I thing this one is really intense !
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transatlanticalien Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is glorious!
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Ventus-Imperatrix Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Stolen from

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:iconms20:
ms20 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
its great
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appa-appa-away Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute :)
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aikirangel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
your art is an inspiration to me to keep trying to better myself.
also, your youtube videos are beautiful and helpful
thank you for sharing your art with the world
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maitaboris Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is a whole new level, great work
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craneHARDCORE Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   General Artist
This is probably my favourite of yours so far. It's incredible.

Also, I'm probably the only one who sees it, but his face slightly resembles James Dean's. Haha.
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locktheflow Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I'm just drowning in your amazingness.
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LemonPoppySeedMuffin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Can I have all the things you made? Please? XD
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gravenkiss Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Nice change in style, seems like a good path to explore!
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puqpet Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
this is so djent :D
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Artworks-Robinia Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
As always just WOW
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darksagecyotee Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
i like the frame of work and creativeness..it seems out side the box..so to say....but i likes it ..its amazing what you can do with black and white abstract...loves me.
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aSINdivided Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this. I hope you plan to keep it this way. There's something about that unfinished look that keeps the viewers eye moving. Almost interactive. Great work!!
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k0di Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
those white lines you do are so cool
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geoffhaber Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like this very much, and I don't agree with the critique, I favourited it as soon as I saw it. Rather than making any body lines heavier I would suggest making the cube lines less weighty and maybe fadeout slightly the cube lines behind the head. There is nothing about this that looks unfinished.
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NnyorNieorKnee Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, really~
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carlkevin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
great depth
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:iconanzlo:
anzlo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Photographer
I love it, I've rather missed your harsher black-and-white work :heart: beautiful job
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Cartr1dgeBased Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your so good at this shit
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zowe014 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, Bacon's fascination.
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UNWANTEDRAMBLER Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Your style works very well in black and white too. Great picture.
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gotw3 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful words, fantastic art... <3 I'm sure they're even more powerful words without google translate. <3
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zillesia56 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really like to piece, especially with the box that makes it 3-D. Love the unfinished work of it. I do have one suggestion. If you put the arm , which is the left side, to place it above the line that connects to the box. So it can make an illusion of the art coming out. Just like what you did with the head.
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Ma-r Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Love your art. I see here this what is theme of your drawing.. without unimportant details.. is absolutely great! Less means more, it is old truth:)
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RenaNeko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Very interesting. Personally, I haven't seen anything like this. I'm not sure what to think, but still love it.
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AnniiStar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student
What kind of paper?
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:iconbugsy366:
bugsy366 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really nice job, I wish I could use ink like that! I especially love the face and angle of it
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amathis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Wow. Just breathtaking - honestly. There are some that will not fully understand the moment encapsulated in this work, but for those of us who can see themselves in this piece, the statement is almost painfully clear.
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LilithHatchersoon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't understand how dou you do this:stare:!I have absolutely no idea!But it's GR8!U plan on doing tutorials?
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