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March 12, 2013
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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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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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7 out of 9 deviants thought this was fair.

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.


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. :) 
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.
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!
paula-the-cat Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so pretty ! <3 
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.
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!
renz-rubpen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WasifHyder Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
This is really brilliant. Would like to see more like this :D
ShizuneRu Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
WOHOAA... AWESOME... This si so unusual O.o cool
weyrgirl78 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
love love great contrasts in the layers
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