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The Story of My Hopes II by borda The Story of My Hopes II by borda
oil on canvas 55 x 45 cm
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Critique by Tru3N0rth Jun 30, 2014, 8:39:40 AM
The number one highlight of this piece is the details. The parts that one typically takes at face value in most pictures is something else entirely (noting the hair, the ruff and the collar of dip pens). I really appreciate that. The color palette for this mood was well chosen, especially with the eyes being naturally drawn to her face by the reds of her lips and her hair. The girl's expression is particularly arresting. You truly sense that the story she has to tell is a tragic one, but well worth the hearing. I would love to know more about the story behind this work.
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I love the originality of the picture. Like taking the concept of book and translating into the harlequin collar. The detail on the ship and boat is exquisite. The injection of color is amazing as well. I like how you take of the idea of books and storytelling and use it with the concept of an octopus which produces ink which can be used to write a story. The only thing that is bit off putting is her hands. While they are finely drawn and detailed, they don't look like they are connected to her body. Also for the proportions of the head the hands are way too small. I have to say excellent work though.
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:iconhaiashouster:
HaiaShouster Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015   Traditional Artist
I like it!!! Very very nice !!
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:iconmimikascraftroom:
mimikascraftroom Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015   Digital Artist
Wonderful artwork!:blackrose:
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:icondanparquei:
danparquei Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Why is she criying? Why did you draw her that way?
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:iconmulbe:
mulbe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist
Delightful! Fantastic concept.
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:iconartbum1978:
artbum1978 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
What an amazing piece!!!!
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:iconstellartcorsica:
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
amazing!
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:iconevagataartist:
EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
genius <3
the idea, its realization, colours, textures - love this piece^^
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:iconkhyrkat:
khyrkat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Very nice :)
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconmarymo1975:
marymo1975 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Incredible
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:iconsourisdesbois:
sourisdesbois Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconmissgrib:
MissGrib Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Brilliant work !!!! a fabulous concept, I really love this
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:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
love this
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:iconaeternum-art:
Aeternum-Art Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Is a good art!!:heart:
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:iconart-eli:
Art-Eli Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous work! everything about this painting is brilliant, i love the design itself, it's full of meaning and great choices :)
beautiful also the style and the color palette, they make your subject popping out a lot :)
gorgeous work!
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:iconzecezece:
ZeCeZeCe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
<font><font>EXCEPTIONAL !!! GENIAL !!!  marca Borda</font></font>
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:iconnoha-elgendi:
Noha-ElGendi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Brilliant!
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:iconpamaury:
pamaury Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Awesome work.
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:iconsarkalacinova:
SarkaLacinova Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great as usual :)
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:iconfngrscr8dstroui:
fngrscr8dstroui Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Just noticing the little touches all around here, the story it tells.  There's a lot of symbolic value in this and it's done very well.  Great work!
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:iconacirmo:
acIrmo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting work! Superb!
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:iconboudiccaamat:
BoudiccaAmat Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what a fabulous concept ...........great work
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:iconmindslaver91:
MindSlaver91 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Great work, very amospherical! Reminds me on Alice in wonderland. :)
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:iconmaayan112:
Maayan112 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow listen my friend it's so beautiful! I really like the concept and the way it looks! seriously what an amazing job! one of my fav for sureLove 
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:iconcmhmm:
cmhmm Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful 
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:iconellyket:
ellyket Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!!
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:iconjellycenter:
jellycenter Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wow, so glad I found this. Lovely!
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:iconchico51:
chico51 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Borda I was looking forward to your next painting and the wait was worth it.  Lovely and tragic.
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:iconladyjohns0n:
LadyJohns0n Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Love this!
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DRAGIZARD5050 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
theres so much detail here I'm going to ask has anyone noticed that the cork to the bottle is actually a bullet? bravo much detail many doge >:3
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DoReMino Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful~! :heart:
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mildewquimby Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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I love the originality of the picture. Like taking the concept of book and translating into the harlequin collar. The  detail on the ship and boat is  exquisite.  The injection of color is amazing  as well. I like how you take of  the idea of books and storytelling  and use it with the concept of  an octopus  which produces ink which can be used to write a story.  The only thing that is bit off putting  is  her hands. While they are finely drawn and detailed, they  don't look  like they are connected to her body. Also  for the  proportions of the head  the hands  are  way too small. I have to  say excellent work though.
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Velvetagent Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I second that- it's overall impact is great, the proportions between the hands and the rest of it are a little off. It could almost make a satement, though. Maybe she can't write her own story?
 
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:iconbloedzuigerbloed:
bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful detail.
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:iconremaster01:
Remaster01 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
bottle in a heaven subsided by the humor and stress of book in the ring,around the neck
what else do it signifies?????????????????????????????????
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leylenmonster32 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Artist
My gosh that look so beateful and so creative I love it sooooooooooooo much ♥♥♥♥♥♥
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:iconrd19892012:
rd19892012 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
nice!
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:iconborda:
borda Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:iconrd19892012:
rd19892012 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
You're welcome!
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:iconthe-lighted-soul:
The-Lighted-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooooah awesome!!
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:iconborda:
borda Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:glomp:
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:iconpiscapochas:
piscapochas Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hermoso dibujo
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:iconborda:
borda Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
gracias!
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool!
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:iconkatiousa15:
katiousa15 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
SUPERB!!!
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:iconparmentides:
parmentides Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Unusual combination of elements. Very nice!
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:iconanthropomorphillie:
AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's beautiful with symbolism and a bit of Lovecraft. :) Not just because of the octopus mind you.
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:icondanneamu:
DanNeamu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Frumos . Ca de obicei! Bravo!!!
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:iconborda:
borda Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Multumesc mult!
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