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Lies and Promises by PixieCold Lies and Promises by PixieCold
"Lie awake in bed at night
And think about your life
Do you want to be different?
Try to let go of the truth
The battles of your youth
'Cause this is just a game"

30 seconds to mars - beautiful Lie

Painted with watercolors and white ink...
4 houres work, overworked with PS CS4
painted on watercolor paper size 40/50 cm

Really hope you like it my friends :)

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Beautiful colors, wonderful dripping technique. I could spend ages staring at this piece! The concept is also very interesting, and the way the colors melt into each other really creates an impact to people who look at it. The expression on the face is also very interesting, and the way the colors are flying out of the eyes gives a nice touch. i also really like the movement in this piece. Maybe one thing i would say as a constructive criticism would be to fill out the space up to more, or just leave it completely white and make it the focal point. All in all, great job. This looks absolutely amazing.
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18 out of 21 deviants thought this was fair.

Critique by skypard Jun 10, 2012, 10:26:54 PM
Alright, this is the first critique I have ever written so bear with me. I'm also probably the most unqualified person EVER to be doing this, so feel free to completely disregard me if you feel that this is at all unfair.
First off, I think this is a really cool! The colors are really fantastic on both sides. The right side is my favorite though, I just love the vibrancy. You did the eyes really well, and they seem to have a lot of life to them. I also think your anatomy on the eyes is good, although I am not the best source on this matter.
If I were to have any qualms about this piece, it would be that I don't really know what viewers are supposed to feel or get from this image. The title and quoting of song lyrics in the description attempt to combat this issue, but I feel as if the piece doesn't speak for itself enough. While whomever the eyes belong to appears to be crying, we can't really get any anything else on the, err, feely spectrum here. The trailing colors from the eyes don't really seem to aid in the impact of the image. They are very nice to look at, though, and that's probably more than enough to justify their existence. The white lines and swirls going through the colors look nice as well, but I feel that they add a sort of whimsy to the image that I'm not sure you were going for.
All in all, I think this is a very nice piece. Your knowledge of watercolors is easily seen in how well you used a dripping technique and other methods seen in this image. I apologize if I sounded like an idiot at any time here (again, I really am total n00b at this), or if I was impossible to understand...
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angelothegreat Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
may i borrow this? :D i will put credits i promise
amarok2b Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
ce n'est pas mon préférer , mais c'est très jolie !!!!
FeatherEyed Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
the look and the explosive eyes design is a genuine eye catcher
TheFiloGuy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just in love with this, amazing work. The colours, formation, clarity, etc. You have awesome talent! :)
Mirrowo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
i have no words to convey how INSANELY jealous i am of your mad skill levels!
mangasockattack Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the brown side!
Taher-Painter70 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work! :-)
aruluna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
how do you get the white lines through the paint?
mangakris Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CeruleanRose Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student
scopolamin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great work
MuccNoMiya Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Good jobbb! awsome!
DayDaisy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
how much (in euros) do you take for a painting if i request one?
zrose1996 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I love this piece, the colors on one side bright and lively while the other, are old but classic! Truly meaningful!
xDeathsGirlx Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are you a agnes cecile fan
Florencja305 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Photographer
I love this picture :)
RenzoEHernandez Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am amazed by your art, you put a lot of thought into it. Love 30 Seconds to Mars as well, I often get inspired by music too. The line between good and bad, of dark and light comes to mind. Really made me think, good one.
saltwaterlungs Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The eyes tie the whole picture together. They're very expressive, and the different colors are very intriguing. Great job
lacesnflowers Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I like it very much, especially because of the duality between the brown coloured part and the purple-blue-red coloured part. When making a promise, you create hope and so many colours in front of the person you promised to. But if you lie to her and don't fulfill the promise, it's like you're destroying all the hope and all the colours in this person's mind. This picture shows it for me. Congratulations for the beautiful piece of art.
xerablac Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just... wow
VolatilePlums Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Caiboo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Once again the eyes are hypnotizing! The watercolor work is incredible! SO in love with your work, seriously.
MagpieCatso Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
The eyes are so beautiful, and I love your use of colors. :heart:
PeytonJune Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
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theGman0 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist
ninja91 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: Amazing
KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
omg it's fantastic!!! you're an amazing artist :love:
gridart Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Wonderful illustration.
sketcherXD Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!

A question; what do you use to create the white lines?
praptor Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Amazingly nice. U r a pro, no shred of a doubt there:)
JenniferYounadim Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Artist
OMG! I love this are so talented with watercolour..I like it so much
inconfutabile Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the amount of detail you put in all your work....
LkAuYrNtE Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Just awesome.
Design-smith Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very good!
life-is-precious Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful...
NitTata Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
This is such a brilliant concept and beautifully executed.
I love 30 seconds to mars!!! Awesome watercolor!
orbitaljay Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
NinjAPixiEX3 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome colors! I love that song! :)
Pliok14 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Your work was featured here [link]
AsTheClockStrikes12 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
BarebackRider2 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
its beautiful
Ritkasuke Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kaywenn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the contrast of the colours, the ones on the left looking like sepia and the ones on the right returned to colour. And, as I'm a total sucker for eyes, they are awesome, as always :)
5Anne5 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
its amazing !
JeSuisUneBonBon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's perfect <3 I just love the eyes and everything in it,great job!
Humourbee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sort of fills a person with thrill....its still and yet its moving
KissedbymyMuse Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is pretty damn awesome!
ArtisticKiss Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Wow :)
I love it!
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Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Focal Length
5 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 8, 2012, 8:32:06 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows