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PENTAX Corporation
PENTAX Optio M10
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1/30 second
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6 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 1, 2006, 12:02:27 AM
GIMP 2.8.6
For a minute there I lost myself by Marie-Esther For a minute there I lost myself by Marie-Esther
Mixed media (watercolours, pencil, black marker, coloured pencils, white pen) on thick smooth paper, size A3

Reference pictures:… and… by Angelica Photography…
Check out her FB page for more inspiring photos!

Keeping up with my more personal kind of portraits, dealing this time with the sensation of losing ourselves at times.
Inspired by a conversation I had with a person at my small exhibition, about traditionally painting dynamism and several instants all at once versus usual traditional portraits' staticity.
Inspired also by the photography of a fellow deviant whose works I really admire: :iconpotworow: and her double exposures and films. Check out her gallery, you won't regret it!

"Karma Police
I've given all I can
It's not enough
I've given all I can
But we're still on the payroll

And for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself"

Karma Police - Radiohead…

You can also find me on Facebook at… I am slightly more active on there, if you want to get in touch with me, I recommend you to do so via FB!

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Given 2014-03-25
In For a minute there I lost myself, Marie-Esther does a wonderful job of capturing the subject matter with great skill. ( Suggested by Dragos-Sulgheru and Featured by Astralseed )
Alright, where to start.
First of all, The motive is pretty cool. This is one of those pictures you can look at for a while and appreciate the details. I find it particularly intersting how the hand can either be touching the touching her lips or covering her face, considering how you look at it.
The technique is great. The proportions of her facial features and the hand seem all in place. Shading and lighting are very well done too and her eyes pop out instantly. I'm especially fascinated with the way you coloured it and considering this is traditional art, this is even more astounding. Also worth mentioning is the combination of the red and black hair colouring. What I also noticed after looking at it for a little while is the nice shift in tone from the colder left side to the warmer right side of the picture.
It's a good thing you worked some of the colour in the background in the upper left aswell. This may seem trivial, but you could've just aswell let it white, however this little change does in fact make a difference.

Now construcitve critizism also includes pointing out the negatives. And I tried to find something here, but that would just be nitpicking for the sake of it.

Overall this is a great piece of art and even more so considering that it's done with a traditional medium.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
31 out of 32 deviants thought this was fair.

Everything about this piece works flawlessly!

Vision: It's as if you went inside your own mind, took a photo of what you saw, and printed it out for all to see! The freckles and hair are all so realistic! The colors and lighting are sublime! And the eyes are like vacant pools of starlight longing to be filled!

Originality: I've seen MANY portraits that have this dreamlike/mirage look, but there's something about your's that just screams volumes!

Technique: Your method of using different tools - pencil, pen, etc., - I think worked perfectly!

This piece GREATLY reflects the artist who created it!
What do you think?
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60 out of 64 deviants thought this was fair.

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rinaloop Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
SergioArtist Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
very imaginative incredible easy to imagine anything good conbindado is not confusing and very expressive
Kagamiwizard Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The eyes are memorizing
Minerva-anthen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
DoyleMichaels Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  New member
Absolutely gorgeous.
ja-kub-a Featured By Owner Edited Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoah! This is stunning as stuntsman's stunts, man! :D
andtherewaslight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nah you are actually rude. Who do you think you are?? Im furious. Making me spend money i havent got. Had to be creatively original didnt you. Had to be detailed and precise... you couldnt resist could you. Artists like you make my wallet sick. You only have yourself to blame. 😠😠😠😍
AlexandraGuizado Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student General Artist
the technique is sick, awesome work Nod 
IlBiancoNeve Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what the fuck ?!?! ... hell ... stunning ... LOL
torivan6 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
:o (Eek) just  amazing 
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