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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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Eyes by Benbe Eyes by Benbe
pastel on wood 35 x 50 cms.
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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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Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!
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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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clpinotti Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work.
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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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lindacurphey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
amazing, I want to pull on those flaps of skin around the eyes!
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jardim1 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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marcoamorim Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
genial, de cortar a respiração [link]
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