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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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:iconvernis-lew:
Vernis-Lew Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Is very good and it create a fragmenty feeling
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers
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s3322547 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
how is this possible?!?!!?!?

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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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GabrielaBorta Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here: saphirekitsune.deviantart.com/…
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a million
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veronikaBIS Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
love it
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Super-Crazy-Weirdo Featured By Owner 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!
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Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It is made with ink and tea yes, thank you 
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:iconodeliatoder:
OdeliaToder Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Your beautiful artwork has been featured here: [link]
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much
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ShinpanX Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful picture, I like the colours used in it.
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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:iconshinpanx:
ShinpanX Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome, your art is very interesting and enjoyable to look at!!!
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:iconerinros:
ErinRos Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
so beautiful !
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
THANKS
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:iconnamtar57:
namtar57 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
As good as it gets.
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
THANL YOU
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:iconnamtar57:
namtar57 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Gorgeous. Phenomenal colours, almost edible (if that makes sense).
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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:iconkenny-bunny:
Kenny-Bunny Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Wow...i just like it!
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Paigeystu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
truly beautiful.
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much
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zakniteh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Goodness, this is just phenomenal.
Just. Wow. I love absolutely everything about. Everything!
Do you sell prints, perchance?
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you, yes prints of this piece are available here .. [link]
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mangocrusader Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely artwork :) What kind of ink pen do you use?
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I use fountain pens
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:iconcrookedthief:
crookedthief Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
wonderful
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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:iconqing-qaq:
Qing-QAQ Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soooo nice!!!!Perfect design and lines!
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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kvisuals Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it reminds me Alfonz Mucha in a sort of a way?
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Mucha is one of many influences
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:iconbezawesome:
bezawesome Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simply incredible!!
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much
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theheek Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing especially with the materials u use what kind of tea?
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lots, jasmine, chai, mainly tetley in this one though
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:icontheheek:
theheek Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing
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:iconleady92:
leady92 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice! Beautiful composition...
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconurikedi:
Urikedi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Twiggy Ramirez :O
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
!
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immediatecertainty Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
that's really ink and tea? wow... that's pretty skillful to manipulate that so well.. how did you learn to do that??
i'm really glad that there's a way to zoom in because the detail is so precise. what kind of pen do you use?
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - I use a fountain pen - there's also a step by step of this work over at behance here... cheers [link]
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Dew-Sama Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh. my god.
The complexity and visual impact of this painting!
I'm in love!!!:heart:
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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:icondew-sama:
Dew-Sama Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely welcome
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Catscendence Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Incredible - you have so much to say with your art, I never get tired of browsing your gallery all over again!! :)
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