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Dec 1, 2012, 12:21:45 PM
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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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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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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.
redtears90 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how is it possible to do this xD beautiful :)
LillianAStorm Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is incredible! Exceptional work as always! Keep it up!
manfishinc Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
You have been featured:
gensanity Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice!
ButterflyFish Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
fantastic ! :love: the idea is amazing !
Dana-sempai Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this work.
You're the best artist of the world
MJTILLUSTRATION Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Pretty sweet I must say. Nice combination of mediums!
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.
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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