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Unwind - work in progress by Carnegriff Unwind - work in progress by Carnegriff
Unwind - Ink and brandy on bockingford watercolour paper from St Cuthberts Mill
35 x 50cm
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:iconelysiann:
First let me say I find your work very beautiful, and the colours you have used work very well together but I think you kind of lose her face a little in this with the amount of colour you have used in that area, my eye is drawn to the left and away from her face by the lighter colours. Otherwise I can't help but look and look and look at this work, there is so muc to see, the more I look the more I see and hte more I enjoy! I am greatly looking forward to browsing through your gallery
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This piece is, to me, unique. How the artist produced a piece that is both representational and abstract is beyond me, but he or she is capable of putting these two seemingly opposing concepts together - with examples including the use of lines and patches of brown on the face to create gradients, and feathers for hair.

The artist's use of abstract blue and brown strokes, while abstract when considered individually, form a realistic portrait together. Around her face, the brown and blue effects create a likeness of hair that is remarkable considering the variety of textures used.

The colors of this piece must also be considered. To me, the use of brown and light blue, while certainly not a popular palette, create an interesting blend of earthy and energetic. The energetic brown is matched by the look of the subject, and the energetic blue is represented by the complexity and excitement of brush strokes.

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Overall this is an amazing piece that accomplishes things I did not know to be possible. Its style is flawless, and the effect produced is mesmerizing. I am more of a representational artist myself, but the form created in this piece satisfies me fully. Truly a beautiful work.
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Trissyai Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
you have interesting style of drawing or painting? very very interesting, I like it. :) 
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justinkeiththomas Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
There are not ten thousand artists out there doing the same thing as you. Your work is unique.
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EisTraum Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So, I've looked at everything in your gallery and I am absolutely blown away. I've never seen such chaotic images that come together to create something so beautiful! I love how you use blue in many of your pieces to give a pop of color. This piece is my personal favorite. The face is both realistic and gorgeous, and I adore the garland-type thing for her hair. Your work has 100% inspired me to be more creative with my composition, linework, and colors. Whatever you're doing, keep doing it!
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paula-the-cat Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so pretty ! <3 
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night-in-ny Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Simply brilliant. I was lost for just a second with the face and didn't even notice the almost garland like structure to her hair. Many layers, love it! Your work is awesome.
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karadis9 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
this is just Breathtaking not only this but all of your work! the lines and the colors, It's amazing!
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:iconrenz-rubpen:
renz-rubpen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic!
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:iconwasifhyder:
WasifHyder Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
This is really brilliant. Would like to see more like this :D
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ShizuneRu Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
WOHOAA... AWESOME... This si so unusual O.o cool
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weyrgirl78 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
love love great contrasts in the layers
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keda2393 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I love your style, its like everything's out of the line's but organized to a t, the colors are contrasting, its all so beautiful
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Habotre Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time you do something and post it to DA, I get this werid fangirl reaction. I just plain love your style, colors and originality. I'm not too good at commenting, but I hope that you continue your brilliant work and keep amazing me every time.

You're genious. Thank you for cheering up my day once again.
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Carnegriff Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:iconevanesme:
Evanesme Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing colours!
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Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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:iconsauriosuki:
sauriosuki Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Is unbelievable the freedom of your work.
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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:iconkimi-sinopah:
Kimi-Sinopah Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Artist
awesome :)
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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f1utterby3 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning (as always :heart:)
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much
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:iconf1utterby3:
f1utterby3 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :heart:
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yoursingingsatellite Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing. So unique
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Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanls
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:iconpjungblom:
pjungblom Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
There's really only one word for this, Wow
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!!!
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MelissaLeeBaker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous!
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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GregisAlive Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a really beautiful piece, i love it!
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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S-I-O-N-E Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I have no idea how you compose these drawings. Perfect blend of loose and tight, line and blocked-in colour. I can tell you have mastered your process.
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks but long way to go!
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:iconmac2010:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Excellent!! Iv never used brandy in a piece, Id probably end up drinking it!! :D
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
that could happen!
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:iconmac2010:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hehe, One for me and one for the canvas!!! :D
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subject1898 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
extrem cool drawing
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
cheers
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Satoriaxial Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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simplemanips Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superb :heart:
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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Ignessa Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
WOW..... awesome Carnegriff!
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
so nice
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
cheers
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daftcors Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
good job!!
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:iconcarnegriff:
Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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UraHameshi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Gorgeous job :)
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Carnegriff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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Lmomjian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful style and colors.
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