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10/800 second
Focal Length
4 mm
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Date Taken
Oct 28, 2011, 12:00:28 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Paris watercolor by nicolasjolly Paris watercolor by nicolasjolly
Paris watercolor

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Where should I start from? Did you create this painting? First of all, I need to say is that I love Paris (eventhough I've never been there). Now, in the picture, I see trees, buildings, people walking maybe? And also I am convinced that there are shops or cafes under the tends with stripes of white and red. The colors are cold and I could say that this represents the season of winter or autumn. I can't draw but I think watercolors give something special to art and in this drawing the colors of blue, red, white, black, grey are making it seem contemporary and it gives vividness. I wish I had this painting on one of my walls!
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I have been enjoying your other pieces like this quite a bit, so I find it interesting that you would ask for a critique on this one. This one in particular, while beautiful and visually captivating, I don't believe is as strong a piece as the others. The concept and follow through seem to be the same, BUT this one seems more muddied in color, and you tend to lose the foreground in the dark ground and trees. The background is almost too light, giving the picture a very bottom heavy and flat feeling as though there is nothing beyond the trees. I've seen your other work and your exceptional uses of balance, color and depth, so there isn't anything to really learn from, just to move back toward. With every bit we push away from the norm, the more we need to rely on our bases to make sure that even in the extreme, the message is passed on to the viewer. As an animator and cartoonist, I have to rely on the same principles(although perhaps in a slightly different way), making sure that no matter how far I push something its still recognizable as human, or a tree, a background or a vehicle. Even when going full blown experimental, there is always that base we can touch back on to make sure what we are doing translates, and your base is very very strong and it showed in the earlier pieces like this. Just float back a little bit and adapt what you did early to whatever your next evolution will be. I have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy these pieces and I hope this was helpful in some small way.

Take care,
Tyler Richlen
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IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is beautyful :)
AreusBookworm Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work just blows my mind! Like...renders me incapable of speech while at the same time makes me want to work harder at customizing my own style and working to improve.
clockworkaranch Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
J'ai nostalgie de Paris maintenant. :( Très beau tableau.
flumenlimia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
OtakuAmyRose Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TheStrongGladiator Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lorek17 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
J'aime particulièrement ton travail sur le bleu ça donne un côté irréel et intense, décalé. La façon dont tu captes la lumière c'est vraiment très impressionnant, émouvant... Pb je trouve toutes les aquarelles que je vois (les miennes y compris !) particulièrement fades depuis que j'ai vu ton travail !!!
Du coup tes FAV ont bcp plus de valeur que les autres pour moi et me poussent à m'améliorer et travailler encore et encore.
Merci pour cela et merci pour la magie ...
Grutthilda Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Wow! I love this very much!
ArtisticAshes Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing artwork! :D
antivir123 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great Visual-echo !
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