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Portrait of a fighter by jane-beata Portrait of a fighter by jane-beata
The title might sound just scary, but what I meant is that this is a portrait of my best friend (many many many years back), who is not only very supportive and admirable person but also a wonderful mother of two handsome boys. She is a real fighter, even without a sword!

:painter: watercolor & pen, 250 g artist paper, 21 x 21 cm, Jun 2012

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What I find really interesting in this piece is that you didn't really define the hair and used color and abstract techniques to create the hair around her. Or am I mistaken and those colors aren't hair? Mmmm, anyways, I still find this concept interesting even if I didn't guess this right.
I really like the theme of dark colors that surround her face and the dark colors that are used for her face. The eyes that are not smiling and colors tell me that maybe there's something dark going on. It dosen't look really happy for her. The overall piece feels like there's a dark storm that is raging maybe inside of her and coming from her? Maybe there's something going on pyschologically or she's experiencing something dark and deep inside, I don't know.
This piece is simply beautiful, the colors and dark theme really make it feel like there's something stormy going on. The dark abstactness around her feels like storm clouds and the swirl on top feels like lightning.
Mmmmmm, this dosen't really feel like a critique, It just feels like my interpretation of it. Sorry if you didn't find this helpful, it's abstact so I don't really know how to improve this one.
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I love this piece. The title suits it well, you can tell by the determination in the eyes that this is indeed a Fighter.

The looseness of the strokes around the face contrast the more precise, detailed lines of the centre well. The white highlights on the lashes bring details out nicely that would have otherwise been lost in the shadows.

The bold colours also help the mood of this piece, and I love the way they are mingled with the soft skin tones.

I also love the white lines drawn on the image, which are well-placed, and add not only to the style of the work, but to its originality.

Overall, a beautifully executed piece.
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Randomzme Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
These are my favourite colours!
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I don't know, swords are kinda cool:P

Awesome work!
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lithiumvi0let Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Very beautiful colors<3<3
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blackspagetti-noodle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Do u use water color pencils for ur work?
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NatalieDlovesyou Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   General Artist
love your subtle style, I need to learn water colors!
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RoxiShadee Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful palette!
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Duleya Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the subtlety in her expression that fits exactly to the title. It's just amazing how you got that expression so subtle and clear at the same time.
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ami-hikaru Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
like it, especially the coloration! ^^
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Regoli Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your works are truly amazing! I just love how you use all these colors : D and I can feel your feelings with this artwork. Wish you best luck always : )

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jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you (:
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A-Cute-Monstrosity Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Writer
This piece is absolutely breathtaking! Your use of color is remarkable! Such beautiful work! = )
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Growo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No words to your work! You churn out paintings one more amazing than other! [link]
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Kobrakin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
I adore the ethereal, surreal feeling to this piece. It's a beautiful portrait of someone who sounds like a compassionate and strong woman. :)
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment, I love reading those :heart:
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schachay Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   General Artist
I like it! The colors are wonderful!
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Kosutasu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing what you do with watercolours :wow:
By the way, do you get those white lines with just opaque paint? :)
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
White gel pen, quite opaque :)
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ttvl Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous brush strokes~!
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Que-ink Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is absolutely amazing! The colours in this piece really pop out! :D
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is my favorite piece as well :heart: Thank you dear!
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Stunning work :heart:
Do you mind if i ask what brand do you use? :) just curious
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you dear Mona :) Do you mean watercolor brand? As for the paint, I mix Ecoline liquid watercolors with W&N ink and Schmincke pan watercolors. All three have different solubility and they make interesting effects in combination.
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thank you so much for your respond, yes dear that is what i wanted to see what brand of watercolor you use :) I need to get some good watercolors to use and am not so familiar that is why i asked. Thank you again, it was a beautiful work you have done :hug:
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am here to gladly answer any of the question you would ever have, to the best of my ability :heart:
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Beautiful colors! ^^
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:iconkatynom:
katynom Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student General Artist
lovely portrait! really like the colours
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TalkyMeat Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Love your colours! This is so awesome - there's a real sense of three-dimensionality here - it really jumps out of the page!
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much (:
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leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
perfect portrait
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