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April 25, 2009
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state of mind by AF-studios state of mind by AF-studios
Again one of those experiments ^_^
I tried to practice here with lighting again,and the mix of colors,I hope it turned out ok. Hair was also done a bit differently then usual,just trying some new techniques.

"She hides her face behind a white mask
Expressionless features hiding the
True feelings she feels within.
She feels hollow, lost in a world
Where no one notices her,
Where no one will even glance her way,
A world that has abandoned her.
Stumbling along the cobbled streets
Dry blood plastered on her feet
From the painful blisters,
Her hair covering her dignity
As she walks through the streets naked
Hiding her face behind a white mask
Hiding her face from the world"

Poem inspired by my work,beautifully written by ~Tuttlebird

Model is *Sinned-angel-stock , originals can be found here - [link] , [link] , [link] .

Thank you for your support,hope you all like it.
Happy Saturday :w00t:
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This is going to be much less like a critique and much more like blatant praise, considering the quality of this piece.

To begin, the first thing that struck me was the lighting. I love the dual lighting, which you portrayed with practically flawless technique! The fact that these two separate lights are coming from opposite directions, indicates to me that this girl is going through an inner struggle, fighting her demons, so to speak.

The concept of the piece seems quite clear to me, while at the same time is open to interpretation. The white light and the girl on the left represent to me her "good" side, struggling to overcome the demonic side that threatens to overtake her on the right.

Something small that I noticed after examining this artwork a second time is the white whips near the bottom left. The seem to me to be slightly hurried - maybe a little more blending would be in order. The white light from the top left also seems to me to be quite bright - brighter then it's contrasting light source. I'm not sure, maybe this was the intention.

Overall, a marvelous piece, and one of my faves from you!

Keep it up,

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XeonartOmega Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
fluide Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Sublime !
nilbritto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
love the concept...!
Fetouin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Headline grabbing.
mlr2010 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
beautiful work and mask :D
xBlaqkInkx Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Wow! The details are amazing!

May I use this image in a class assignment- an art magazine showcasing artists and their work? I will definitely credit you and your website.
(BTW, if I am allowed to use it, I won't be allowed to edit this image in any way so no cropping, etc.)
aceykins Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
WolfGunnerz Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
how did you gain such absolute mastery of anatomy
gustonator Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect !
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