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Blank Stare, Disrepair by Devin-Francisco Blank Stare, Disrepair by Devin-Francisco
-Blank Stare, Disrepair-

Inspired from the song
(Deep) by -Nine Inch Nails-
From the album -Lara Croft: Tomb Raider soundtrack-

11x17 Watercolor, Contrast, Level corrections done in Photoshop
When I first looked at your picture, I was interested in less than a second. I knew you made some Nine Inch Nails-related paitnings and sofortly thought.. that has to be a Nine Inch Nails reference. I had a closer look at the technique and was amazed. You did great work with your watercolor, I especially like the way how you can use different kinds of colouration without take away the "roundness" of the picture. For example, you used a very fine colouration in face, so it comes out detailful, but worked very "rough" in the background of the red lines, which gives the picture a more chaotic athmosphere I really like. What you doesn't recognize at he first look, but is amazingly done are the spatters you used, distributed all over the picture, especially the downer half. This supports the "dirty" and chaotic feeling, perhaps even desperate feeling, the picture gives to me.
The fact I love the most is the dark athmosphere. In my opinion, athmosphere is the most important thing about a picture, because it gives you the association and interpretation of the picture. The darkness of the picture is great, especially because you have that huge contrasts withe the bright red and white. This makes the picture very intense and expressive for the viewer. The appearance of the person, which seems to be sinking in dark water and is doing nothing more than cramp his fingers is very meaningfull and allows the viewer a huge spectre of association.
What also is important: As a huge Nine Inch Nails I think, the song "Deep" works very well with your picture.
What do you think?
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Liamsen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Submitted on
September 1, 2012
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