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Hai spento la mia luce by KlarEm Hai spento la mia luce by KlarEm
watercolor, colored pencils, black and white gel pens on watercolor paper
40,6 x 50,8 cm
quick work.

please tell me what you think about it

sorry for the bad photo quality :(
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
She reminds me of a girl from a fantasy book I read as a child: "Die fließende Königin" by Kai Meyer...there is a blind girl who regains eyesight by getting mirrors placed in her eyes...
very nice :)
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nahrain Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mind blower as usual! :D
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dinaka Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly beautiful! you are very talented!
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GeorgianaRoman Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
This is one of my favorites :D Do you use any references or models for your artwork?
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Paper-Thin-Skull Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Those eyes... Wow.
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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mathio91 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have an amazing unique style. amazing!!!
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many many thanks :hug:
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smilinggoatstudio Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice use of a variety of media. I especially enjoy your ability to capture the expressions. Amazing that this is a "quick work". Great feel for the human face and depth of emotion behind it.
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
ooh thank you very much for your wonderful words! I really appreciate your comment :heart:
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Rosebloodtears Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I love the look in her eyes! Very deep meaning! I think she was hurt by someone she gave everything and that person broke her!
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, I really appreciate the comment :hug:
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curlandgrazes Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, I'm NOT just commenting on account of you having commented on my work, I was genuinely drawn to visiting your gallery purely by your avatar. I'm seriously amazed and mystified by watercolour pieces - watercolour is a medium that I really would like to master, but I fear my understanding of the material, or lack of understanding, just so often overwhelms me and my efforts. :(

This particular piece I LOVE.I'm going to start talking about the obvious and talk about her eyes. They're both "alive" as well as "blind" or as you have expressed in your title "turned off." I think you have achieved this through the combination of a grey shade (blindness) as well as a somewhat vivid aqua blue (alive). You have also added an artificial sparkle. The sparkle makes it look "alive" but it's so artificial, so the sense of deadness is still very much present in the image.
The set and heavy eyelids also adds some weight and gravity to the picture. The... resentment (? Is that the correct emotion?) of having something taken away from the subject (someone having turned off the light?) is also very strong. I can't put my finger on the particular emotion, but there's that sense that someone has done something to someone and they thus feel like THIS, whatever THIS is. (I'm rarely out of words to describe emotions stirred by an art piece, but in this case I am. I do not know if this is a good thing or a bad thing either! Maybe neither.)

The definition in detail around the nose is remarkable - truly. Purely on technique I think it is worth noting. The lips on the other hand, to me, goes beyond the technique (which in the case of the lips is also beautifully executed). Everything from the shadows between the lips, and the detail you have dedicated to the cracks of a lips fragile skin adds a depth to the picture. To me, in portraiture, lips are just as telling as the eyes, and the lips here mirror the same emotions (that I cannot name) as the eyes. This creates a cohesion through the image - I'm not just looking at a pair of eyes, I'm looking at a whole face.

In terms of your technique, I'm inclined to say that you would do well to further define the shadows around the portrait - the flatter more featureless parts of the face like the cheeks and forehead. For some water colour artists I find that their style is to be quite fluid with these parts of the portraits and then truly focus on the eyes or some key feature like that. However I'm not entirely convince that this is your style. The way that you've painted the nose and lips to me suggest that you have a richer style, with more pronounced shadows and highlights. It would be nice to see you being consistent with this style - in this picture it would certainly increase the strength of the impact, by miles. You can also apply the same dedication to detail (not so much with outlining but the shades in colour) in the eyes - it will make the grey/blue contrast in the dark of the eye all the more pronounced.

The photo quality is also not bad at all. Some photo shop editing (stronger contrast, that is ALL) is an easy fix. Perhaps it will also help with the above comments regarding detail and colour.

Anyway, I don't often comment with this detail unless it's a critique, so I must like it a lot :). Well done :).

And thank you again for visiting my gallery - it made me visit yours which is truly a satisfying experience.

PS - it's late so it's probable that on some points I wasn't very clear - please feel free to ask me to clarify anything!
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW! This is a big surprise for me to receive this splendid critique! Thank you kindly :heart:
With this work I wanted to give the impression of a person that by then has surrendered for receiving too bad and now she starts to the tabefaction; she is left to consume herself day by day until it turns off ( unfortunately I don't speak a good english, so I hope are correct these words that I'm writing :D).
In regard to the rest, you're right in saying that this is not my true style, I'm still looking for a personal style and probably take me years to find it. For the moment I'm just making simple experiments, for this my work isn't much detailed.
Anyway thanks again for your kind words, I really appreciated your comment!! :hug:
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curlandgrazes Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What is your first language dear? Out of interest :).

Your concept (from what i understand of what you said, I think you mean that the subject, after being subject to so much misfortune, heart ache and all other negative things, has "given up" and surrendered and is actually just waiting for it all to end?). I think this came across well - as I have described in my previous comment.

I might even say that a "true" style does not really exist because our work is always a reflection of how we are at a stage of our life, so the style is always changing. You find artists like Picasso for example who had gone through phases of really different styles. However, in this paradigm, technical application of the "current style" can always be improved.

Experimenting is good! Keep up the good work :).
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yes, more or less, is what I meant :) (sorry again for my really bad english :()
and in regard to the style, I think you have absolutely right!
however, I will continue to experiment to improve my way of painting!

Thanks once again for the wonderful comment! I'm really glad :heart:
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I forgot to write that my first language is italian :D
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CobainLives Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning :)
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :hug:
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Karetnikova Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very good sketch!
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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MathisBroussot Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
j'adore le bouche !
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
merci beaucoup :hug:
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Xion93 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Wonderful! :)
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much :)
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Gregory-Loshakov Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love it[link]
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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salomnsm Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I just love the way you paint these portraits. With just a few elements it says a lot more.
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
There is no better compliment. Thank you so much :hug:
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ThanasisTzortzis Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my God, does not your inspiration leaves you!How sublime is that!Woe to the eyes!
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you kindly for your comment :heart:
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
love the colors you used.. what were the skin tones?
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've re-uploaded the photo and in this the colors are more faithful to the original,
so the skin tones are more and less like those you see here. :)
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the-rainy-monday Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing, she seems to be blind!
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KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yes, you're right :D so I've changed the previous title because was not good
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the-rainy-monday Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
The tittle don't make sense, I only can see the picture! it's amazing
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