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June 30
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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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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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EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Professional Traditional Artist
genius <3
the idea, its realization, colours, textures - love this piece^^
khyrkat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014   General Artist
Very nice :)
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
marymo1975 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
sourisdesbois Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
MissGrib Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Brilliant work !!!! a fabulous concept, I really love this
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
love this
Aeternum-Art Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Is a good art!!:heart:
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!
ZeCeZeCe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
<font><font>EXCEPTIONAL !!! GENIAL !!!  marca Borda</font></font>
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