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November 2, 2012
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
34 mm
ISO Speed
640
Date Taken
Nov 21, 2012, 11:58:14 AM
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EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
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Paint.NET v3.5.10
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22mm
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Eyes by Benbe Eyes by Benbe
pastel on wood 35 x 50 cms.
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:iconmymarshlands:
IN GENERAL

I just cannot express how this blew my mind, in general, the work you did here in this close-up is as amazing as the whole painting (which can be found on your gallery as a WIP). The use of colors, specially on the eyes, is one of the things that impresses me most. The shading and the use of a greyish pink to a more purple-redish tone, is really beautiful, and you displayed all the wrinkles very well, making me think of an old immortal being. When most of the art we see in this website is digital, a wood painting is really cool and highlights the talent of the artist (I don't have anything against people that use digital media, I just think that it is more difficult to work with real paint, specially when you make a mistake, since there is no ctrl Z...)

VISION

I don't have much to state here, overall, the picture is astounishing. Oh, and the hand in the corner (which I believe is yours) give a nice little touch to the picture.

ORIGINALITY

Unfortunately, I've seen quite a few paintings of poseidon, however, I must be true, your drawing is the best of all the ones I've got to see.

TECHNIQUE

I also don't have a lot to say, you're a brilliant artist!

IMPACT

Again sorry for my lack of words and poor lenguage, but the impact the deviation made to me when I saw it on facebook just made me think I had the obligation to make a critique.
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ConstanzeW Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellence!!!! :-)
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Andrea-elli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
eres uno de mis artistas favoritos <3 usas pasteles de tiza o de oleo?
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Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconmarmicminipark:
marmicminipark Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work inspires me (added this to my favs as well)
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CharlotteWeatherley Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist
i was like oh my gosh thats such a good photo and then im like woooow looks better than a normal photo then saw it was done with pastels :o you are very vry talented!!!!
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:iconclpinotti:
clpinotti Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work.
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:iconforgetmerose:
ForgetMeRose Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>":? so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! T-T i wish i could stuff like this. this is just beautiful
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Lais-Sawa-Liece Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
es increible...
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:iconlindacurphey:
lindacurphey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
amazing, I want to pull on those flaps of skin around the eyes!
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:iconslmrebeiro:
SLMRebeiro Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
This is utterly, utterly spectacular. The realism of contour, shading, texture are masterful; you're very clearly a brilliant portraitist.

But I clicked on this because the *expression* of these eyes nearly pierced me through. It could be terror, it could be anger; whatever the emotion, it's forceful, formidable--nearly breathtaking. As a verbal, rather than visual artist, I can only guess that this is a virtuoso performance in terms of technique. But the fact that it's *compelling*, commanding, disturbing--and the fact that this gaze will stay with me long after I leave your page--is, to me, what makes it high art.
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sonia-p Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconmarcoamorim:
marcoamorim Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
genial, de cortar a respiração [link]
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:iconmarcoamorim:
marcoamorim Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
genial, fantastico, simplesmente brutal de cortar a respiração
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:iconmetzayaku:
MetzaYaku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW... INCREIBLE!!!!

SALUDOS
Met...
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:iconbillzoom:
BillZoom Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW AMAZING!

is seems a photo! Is very realist, congratulations for the job!

I hope you upload more works! :D
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:iconredroseblue:
RedRoseBlue Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
It's not just a convincing portrait but to convey the soul is an accomplishment. Your work sir 'breathes'
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:iconnicolebaroudi:
nicolebaroudi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No way...that's not possible... :D
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:iconjhancely:
jhancely Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student
Me encanta el realismo que tienen los ojos, realmente expresan mucho, no solo en este dibujo sino en todos los que he vistoo.... impresionante! :)
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:iconrosmc:
rosmc Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!
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:icondimrasha:
DimRasha Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
outstanding........wow!!!!
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:iconnellythewolf:
NellyTheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's just magical amazing
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DavBog Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Your control of the middle values -- those areas that are neither very light nor very dark -- is spot-on, such that you present the subject as seen in life rather than as it might be presented in higher contrast photography. Edges are vitally important throughout; by careful manipulation and blending where necessary you depict sharp creases and gentle curves extremely well. The piece would be far less striking without the confident inclusion of vivid lights, both physical (as part of an element's structure) and reflective (as light bouncing off a surface). Personally, I find the eyes more intriguing than the full face, so this isolated composition is quite compelling. The temperature that the under-color imparts to the skin is terrific in that it is warm without being garish. A simply beautiful -- and more than that, powerful -- piece.
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ramond997 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I really love this! These eyes remind me of John Locke from Lost.
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:iconephemeryl:
ephemeryl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your work was stolen: [link]
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:iconikersanova:
ikersanova Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
your works are great. in those eyes visible lived a human life.
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:iconaxecalibore:
axecalibore Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love excellent hyper-realism and hope to aspire to it.
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:iconephemurai:
Ephemurai Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beyond godly. you sir are the best out there
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:iconbakawat:
BAKAWAT Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
sehr gud
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t-o-z-z-i-e Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely incredible, I've never seen such realistic art before! Fantastic work! :love: You've earned a watch :love:
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:iconmymarshlands:
MyMarshlands Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh mai god this is so brilliant! I cannot afford to do constructive critiscism because this is just beyond the perfect! congratulations!
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:iconedbren:
Edbren Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
The detail is unbelievable, hands of god...
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:iconfauna-art:
fauna-art Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
you´re a master of light and shadow! stunning work!
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:iconcanveysue:
CanveySue Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How? Just how? I am speechless, just fantastic.... :woohoo: :jawdrop: :clap:
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KodachiPhantomhive Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, you're incredible!! Amazing work!!! :iconlainloveplz:
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:iconknolmar:
Knolmar Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is mad impressive.
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:iconarasiriel:
Arasiriel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When eyes reflect a soul, you know you have given your art life. PERFECT! :shocked:
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:iconaurora9912:
Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. Stunning!
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:iconvictorc1010:
victorc1010 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
da vinci! volviste!!
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:iconpixelwings:
pixelwings Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I am greatly humbled by its size and your skill, good Sir.
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:iconsonicwindartist:
sonicwindartist Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a photo, you have some SERIOUS talent ! Oh my god
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:iconstorybones:
Storybones Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
what an amazing technique you have and wonderful results to show for it. A pleasure to see!
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:iconrightfield:
Rightfield Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
More penetrative than Dumbledore?
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Takii99 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Que hermoso <3
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:iconrainbowpitirre:
RainbowPitirre Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
impresionante!
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:iconiherrero20:
iherrero20 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   General Artist
Manejas muy bien los pasteles, me gusta mucho el detalle con que terminas tus obras
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:iconcolomoart:
ColomoArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
me impresiona tu excelencia y maestria dentro de lo que haces. me haz dejado sin palabras!
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:iconnext-in-l1ne:
NEXT-IN-L1NE Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is breathtaking! And the expression! Amazing!
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:iconnanacasas:
NanaCasas Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful pastel work! So realistic and piercing! Wow!
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:iconsillybilly60:
Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work...
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:icondsestrada:
DsEstrada Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
AMAZING!!!!!
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