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Fingerprint - Storm by nicolasjolly Fingerprint - Storm by nicolasjolly
Made in ink on paper 30x42cm.

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This is fantastic--you manage to evoke a mystical atmosphere that is further accentuated and strengthened by the way you've rendered it. And you managed, with those pen strokes, to give expression to something very seldomly explored in most artwork, which is the wind itself. The hazy, meandering lines and vague, shadowy figures are taken a step further in the way you indicate variations of light quite subtly, amplifying the render to the point where it is vague enough to give a sense of mystery and wonder, but solid enough to give tantalizing details and avoid the feeling of a cheap cop out to ambiguity.
The pathway, figures, and the clouds are all compellingly rendered, but there are some areas which feel a little difficult to pin down--most notably the mass of angular shapes in the lower left, which I assume to be rocks, but am not sure, and the hazy definition of what I think is some hills and trees to the center-left. These do little to detract from the initial impact of the piece, as they are subordinate to the main flow of the composition, but they still feel a bit unresolved. The piece is moving, though it feels like there's room for a bit more narrative within it--strictly speaking, the atmosphere and implied narratives are some of the strongest points for me, and very compelling--only they feel like they could be pushed a little farther.
The powerful emotion, overall mood of mystery on a stormy august day, the balance of ambiguity and tantalizing detail, and the strong sense of composition make me love this piece. The unique rendering makes it stand out and amplifies it everything good about it further, and is something you just don't see often. You clearly are very talented at your craft, and your work is captivating. In all, this piece, which feels like a dream, flowing and dancing and surreal, with the sense of a cloudy veil over the experience of reality, works well for me.
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Nesquik28 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Student Artist
Speech less :O great stuff :)
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psychostinch Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I don't know what to say. You've got some insane skills! and patience. LOTS of patience.
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daoodpirnazar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
* * * * * + * *
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gebene Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist
omg, how long did u draw something like this?
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NekoNish Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Just beautiful!
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Spyder-Cross Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning. :wow:
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DoctorFantastic Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Awesome!
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RyanValentineComics Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The swirling linework in this piece is quite stunning. You have both my admiration and envy.
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encune Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I really like the distortion the line direction has on this. Makes it look all the more mysteriousssss ~
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HuseyinAltinisik Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The line technique you used is amazing! It is similar to Van Gogh's drawings :)
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