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August 30, 2012
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1/77 second
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23 mm
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Date Taken
Feb 26, 2012, 9:42:01 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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Fly in my eye by PixieCold Fly in my eye by PixieCold
hahahahah... i found a dead fly under my window.... hmmm and than... i didnt contain myself....

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I really enjoy this piece for many reasons.

First of all, the colors. Amongst all of the red and white painted on the feathers and face, which almost makes the eye look like the center of a target, the metallic blue-green of the fly and most of the eye is electrifying! The red that bleeds from the iris is creative as well and makes it appear to mimic the entire picture.

The originality is definitely seen here, as in all of your works. The use of an insect to create such beauty? Love it!

And the lighting, a bit dark, fits the mood perfectly.

Overall, I think you did an amazing job with this!
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
162 out of 170 deviants thought this was fair.

I don't usually rate critiques so high, and I've seen a lot of your other works and passed up writing one (even the amazing 'After Hunt,' mostly because I was too squeamish to stare at that eye for too long), but this is really just incredible. I actually usually get pretty pissed when other people just put five stars for everything, but I'm just so 'wowed' by this one.
Vision: You are an artist. Who would have seen a dead fly in the window and said to themselves, "hey, let's put that on my eye" ?
Originality: Really the most stunning aspect of this work. Building on the point I made in Vision, I don't think anyone would have associated a dead fly with red feathers; who knew they worked together so well? Not only did you combine them beautifully, you had the idea, which was totally original.
Technique: I don't know much about eye makeup, but your attention to detail really just blows my mind here. I love how you pulled together a 'rugged' tone by not smoothing the barbs on the feathers, and sprinkling them with white; I love how the red and white makeup is dry and ridged to keep that imperfect feel, despite it being truly perfect; I love how the ends of the eyelashes are white, so they don't throw off the balance of the picture and instead add just a touch of darkness. I can't commend you enough.
Impact: I never give anyone fives stars. Ever. This is a fantastic piece, made all the more captivating with the addition of the fly, an amazingly creative twist on eye makeup.
My only criticism would probably be that the makeup above the eye probably extends just a little too far upwards and draws some attention away from the upper half of the piece. But you know what? I wouldn't change a thing.
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GYPSY-kinda-UNSAFE Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist
this is my favorite of yours!! I love how you found a dead fly and went "I'm gonna put that on my eye! hellya it'll look great!!" and it did XD
Honeylicia Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Gott! Soooooooooooooooo schön...
littleSeaGull Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
I just love it! I saw the picture and it took my breath away! Everybody has a different interpretation ... and in my case the picture reminds me of winter ... beautiful little snow flakes covered with scarlet blood... gorgeous :)
Viinnccent Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I finally made a life changing decision this was the perfect solution now I feel whole again just trying to look out for you
spankymcduff Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom this came at perfect timing for me this showed that money is power I had to share this with someone
aurorahigh Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had reached the end of the line now I dont feel bad about spending my money now everyone recognizes me believe me the sky is the limit
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