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June 10, 2012
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Jun 8, 2012, 8:32:06 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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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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
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