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November 21, 2013
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Mind Colours by Carnegriff Mind Colours by Carnegriff
Ink and tea with alcohol and graphite on 535gsm Bockingford Watercolour paper
Part of the Invisible Lines Exhibition which runs November and December at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong...
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This is an amazing piece. I really had to look at it and study the detail to get a true sense of the image. From a distance it is almost photorealistic and as you get closer and closer it is such a combination that it teases the senses. I'm quite impressed and truly am in awe at the piece. I would say one thing that may improve it would be to make this seen by everyone. Excellent work.
I'm impressed and will definitely favorite this piece. May you continue to do such wonderful work and good fortune to you. Again this is amazing.
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This is absolutely gorgeous! The colors and patterns make me want to stare at it forever...
Janharty Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work. You are one to watch.

Nice to see structure being focused on- not everybody gets the foundations, and it's so interesting to see, too!

Thanks for sharing this.
KayNyman Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't even know what to say. This is spectacular.
BEAUTIFUL! The colours work together amazing and the line work is phenomenal. Every time I look I find something new. 
PlutoniumPresumtuide Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous amount of detail, I've always loved pictures made out of smaller pictures. (plus the fact that you used tea is awesome) 
SunSong42 Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I love your work and am always stunned by your style and technique. However, I would say that this is not quite up there with your best. While I love the biological and geometric harmony in the portrait I'm afraid her features begin to get buried and because of this I don't see as much individuality or flow I expect from your work. What I do love in this particular piece is the, what I took, as "edgy" or "punky" piercings and eyelashes. This is where I saw the most personality but I would love to see more.
The small details at the edge of the face are fantastic. I absolutely love the tiny feathers, scribbles, and doodles further away from her face. The facial proportions are accurate but I lose the left eye. Maybe too much shadow? The only other part that sticks out to me is the lower lip. It seems to blend into some sketch and throw off the angle. Other than those minor exceptions this piece comes together quite well. 
And now the more I look at it I can see a wonderful gradation of sharp angles in the right side of her face and as you go closer to the nose her skin seems to smooth out. I really like that. Perhaps this shows some more of this woman's facets? I can't help but admire this along with all your work. I hope this helps.
Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
SunSong42 Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I apologize that this is in the comments and not the critique. I did not realize..
SnowWhite-Cherry Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is so beautiful. I love how the people look like they are shattered and stained. They are almost like stained glass windows. This is such a great concept and i think it is very interesting that you use tea. Great job!
rancidpetals Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
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