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I never knew daylight could be so violent by Marie-Esther I never knew daylight could be so violent by Marie-Esther
Mixed media (watercolours, coloured pencils, pen, pencils) on thick smooth paper, size A3

Reference pictures: fav.me/d5snh23 and fav.me/d5snmzj by the awesome Laura Zalenga :iconlaurazalenga: 

Part of my personal portraits serie, quite intimate, I'm very fond of this one.
Dealing with the need we sometimes feel to protect ourselves and our weaknesses, even though most of the time, our fragility shows through nonetheless.

"Through the crowds I was, crying out and 
In your place there were a thousand other faces 

I was disappearing in plain sight 
Heaven help me, I need to make it right 
You want a revelation, 
You want to get it right 
But, it’s a conversation, 
I just can’t have tonight 

No light, no light in your bright blue eyes 
I never knew daylight could be so violent 
A revelation in the light of day, 
You can’t choose what stays and what fades away"

No light, no light - Florence and the Machine

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGH-4j…


For more of my works (and more versions of them) feel free to add me on facebook www.facebook.com/gaia.alari where I am more frequent. I don't own an art page, but I use my account as one basically! ;) (Wink)
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I mostly critique literature, so I'm not used to providing feedback on visual art. I'm sorry if I make little sense.
I like your message behind the piece. I think most people can relate.
I love your color choices; blue, gray, and black are colors that often represent sadness.
The detail on the eye lashes, shoulders, and eye brows are great. The only flaw I can see is that the blue shading on the lips looks a little rough, while most the picture appears very smooth and neat. Maybe it's intentional?
I hope this critique is alright, it's the only one I've ever done on something besides literature.
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I'll start with the bad: the "big head" looks a little crooked to my eyes and the teeth that are visible strike me as just a little odd-looking as well. But this is me nitpicking. Apart from the aforementioned I am very impressed. I like how the "big head" and the left hand side of the image are done in a warmer red, while the "small person" and the right hand side are in a colder blue, but they somehow blend seamlessly together. Änd the eyes on the "big head" are beautifully drawn.
The more I look at it the more I like it.
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LeadAndInk94 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I love your layering technique and I wish I had an ounce of your skill. The composition is perfect. Stunning.
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samidk Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the meaning that this painting shows, of having some kind of hidden form or something. Great work <3
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MarlenNaessEriksen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so great at this overlaying drawings! I love the eyes.
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designingdisasters Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing art! :clap: :worship: Love it! :love:
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KlarthSan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, great! I like the composition and your style :)
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Discordant is the first thing that came to mind. You can hide, and hide, and yet remain exposed. The intruders are having their way, the fates are playing, the shadows shine, and the light is dull.

Great work. I love how you did the hands, too.
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azakieh Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
very cool :)
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Thunderchin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist
I am confused by what I am seeing.
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White-Rose-Brian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Impressive.
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NewNumber2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
You continue to amaze!
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