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November 26, 2012
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Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/64 second
Focal Length
37 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 21, 2012, 11:45:38 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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Beautiful Decay by Carnegriff Beautiful Decay by Carnegriff
beatiful decay - Ink and tea on paper
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This piece is fantastic. Now before someone gets all mad because I didn't give 5 stars in every category I want you to know that 5 stars is PERFECTION or very close to it.

The color here is very striking, the darkness of the mass on the right and the faded color with the more jagged line movements creates a very interesting composition.

What makes this piece so striking, if it were to boil down to a single element, is the eye. The tilt of the face puts the eye "on high" so to speak, and the downward glare is... beautifully petrifying.

Originality is a 3 because I have looked through most of your gallery, and although the abstraction in all is different, you focus on portraits. I'm not insulting you in any way, (I'm nowhere near as talented as you) I'm more of saying that I would LOVE to see what you could do to another part of the human body, and animal, a tea cup, anything.

Line art is incredibly difficult, and you pull it off time after time, and this one, along with Roots, is a great show of your skill.

Overall, I really love this piece. Thanks so much for sharing!
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for originality and technique i give you five stars. i wrote you a comment before i figured out how to critique- its all new to me.. but i really love your use of ink and tea. thats SO original and impressive and i am in wonder about how you do it. please tell! :) for vision i gave 3 1/2 because its amazing how such intricate finite detail can look like decay a step away. i find that remarkable. and impact, almost five stars.. because its truly a great piece. i'm interested in the story behind this, if you have one :)
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Vernis-Lew Mar 13, 2014  New member
Is very good and it create a fragmenty feeling
Carnegriff Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
how is this possible?!?!!?!?

Carnegriff Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
SaphireKitsune Nov 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here:…
Carnegriff Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a million
Carnegriff Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Super-Crazy-Weirdo Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is made with Ink and Tea? This is beautiful! I love how that the ink is just splashed across the surface but I can still see the lines of the drawings clearly! Great Job!
Carnegriff Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It is made with ink and tea yes, thank you 
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