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Self portrait by jane-beata Self portrait by jane-beata
My commentary is needed (people noting me) so here it is: I am tired of plain and predictable beauty and I think there are less than few things beautiful about me, I do have a creepy gaze and lots of dark thoughts on my mind. I think this self portrait expresses just how I feel today.

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




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:iconzedna7:
This is great. The artist has developed a unique style of her own, and I like it.

The hair that covers half of her face adds together with the secretive eyes to a light and mysterious atmosphere. Well done.

The colours are bold and greatly used. However, I find them too bold right under her nose and around the mouth. The bluish colours draw attention to them and makes her look unhealthy and ill. But still that's my oppinion, and they do somehow still blend in in this piece.

The anatomy is great, and I especially love the curve of her back and the eyes. The smiling eyes are drawn so they look directly at one, and I love it when that succeeds, well done ^^
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This is an interesting picture especially after reading the artist's statement. i like the use of minimal colours except for the face and background. Why is the background red and is it related to the splatters on the shoulder? Red is often associated with anger and blood, so just how dark are those inner thoughts.

I really like that facial expression, it is so very human. It looks relaxed, almost smiling but the eyes aren't smiling. For me the look has more of a "you've attracted my attention. You really shouldn't have done that and you really don't want to know what I'm thinking about."

For someone trying to show a darker side this is very well done. So sweet, so innocent, so predatory!
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novectors Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
OK, I'm not allowed to "Critique", but I find myself with a thing or three that wants saying here...

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yes, this alluring young Lady (no offense, Jane!) expresses a creepiness, a darkness,
a HIGH level of unpredictability, and unless I'm very wrong, a certain disdain
for even the slightest notion of analysis from any conventional point of view,
let alone from "on high"…

by this I mean to say that the facial expression seems to convey (to me, at least) a certain amount
of impatience with the scrutiny of the viewer (this draws ME in personally, so i consider it a GOOD thing)…
I may be projecting here; I dislike being looked at merely for my appearance or activities at the moment…

now, even if I've missed the point of the attitude displayed, I know for a certainty that
ANY functional conveyance of emotion is a difficult thing to develop from a blank canvas)...

Altogether, i'd say this piece represents many of the primary reasons i watch your art, Jane,
even if i cannot express them well in return...

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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That was a very interesting read, thank you for such in-depth comment, I really appreciate :)
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: Fabulous :clap: :love:
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FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
love the piece (creepy gaze and all)
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BrunoCeriz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it! well done!
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such a beautiful work!!
Heart
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Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the contrast between the warm colors and the cool blues eyes.  It makes the eyes become a focal point, at which point the audience realizes that you are looking directly at it.  It does give me the impression that you just had a brilliant idea that you aren't about to share - at least not yet. Hmm. Evil plotting in progress.  Great self-portrait and well done.  Hug 
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Attyyay Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
dark thoughts look lovely on you!
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orinokoYellow Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
juuuu to je bozi!!:)
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youthedesigner Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Nice work! We featured this on our blog: [link]
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, lovely feature.
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youthedesigner Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Welcome! You can dd us to your watchlist to stay updated on more blog features. :)Thanks!
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AmyRPF13 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful, I love the meaning behind it! You deserve an exhibition.
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AlinaCristina Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can you please tell me if you scan this or took a picture of it ?
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't have a scanner, I always photograph my paintings, I am convinced that a good camera produces much better image of what the painting looks like in real than any scanner.
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AlinaCristina Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahah I thought so , because this picture has a great quallity , and I know that scanners suck.
You are lucky to have a good camera and this amazing talent , I admire your work :D
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I appreciate the support very much. (:
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Painkillers-Cookies Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not only I find it interesting, well painted and inspired.

I'd also love this on my walls
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, that is very encouraging :)
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darthblade11 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
absolutely stunning.. captures something about you.. although i cant put my finger on it.. Great work! :)
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psion005 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful :wow:

Me--->:alien:
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Stunning wow I love it :heart:
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you dear :)
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StellaChii Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really love the background!!
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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StellaChii Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome :)
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waynecampbell-art Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
This is a Wonderful piece that invoked many thoughts and ideas into my head.
The look in your eyes with that slight smile held me.
Well done!!
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am glad you like it :)
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leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic work
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you (:

:frail:
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Intriguing!
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Fantasy-WarriorX Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, its very intersting to see that you would show a different side of view, rather than hilighting your beauty. I'm glad that you thought of showing this side of you, not everyone is perfect, very nice job!
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you (:

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Fantasy-WarriorX Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :D
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oli-one Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
To comment on this portrait very strong in emotions.I'll write , just a quote from Proust , that i like.
"The true beauty is so special , so new that we don't recognize it for the beauty"
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My father is a Proust specialist and translator from French to Slovak, I should finally read some myself..
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you for that comment Oli, I like the idea a lot (:
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Hanci6 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Výborně zachycené rysy.
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Dakujem :)
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A-Man-With-No-Art Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow
It's amazing work
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you (:

:frail:
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:icona-man-with-no-art:
A-Man-With-No-Art Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :rose:
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Kobrakin Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Another wonderful portrait! I really love the background and the texture, it's so chaotic and energetic! :D
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you dear (:

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kittykatz321 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Cool, first comment! This is beautiful :D
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha thank you (:
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