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wet rails by akreon wet rails by akreon
Acrylic on sucky paper that wrinkled under the paint.

The quality is pretty bad because I don't have this painting any more. I've sent it to a contest ( I won, yey) and all I have is this pixelated photo D:


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First of all this piece has great movement it do to the street rails naturally drawing the viewer's eyes down them. The well placed contrast between the sky and skyline easily bring the viewer's eyes back up to complete another circuit. The almost monotone yellow/ orange palate is accented beautifully with cool colors opposite the color wheel giving the painting a more animated and vivid feel. The rule of thirds is well applied in this work, with most of the detail and sharp contrast in the upper third while the rest of the canvas holds a more uniform theme. My first impression of the two sparks on the rails bellow was that they were a distraction and not an enhancement to the flow of the piece. I was wrong, for they pull the eyes away from taking to much time to observe the details in the top third and urge them to complete another revolution around the piece.

This piece is well thought out, has great visual flow, and uses and exceptional color pallet.
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This is a great interpretation of an every day scene, and I love the little details you added, like the red ribbon on the trees, the buildings at the back and the sparks on the rail (although I'm not sure what it's from)

I also really like how you balanced the top half which was really busy with a more spacious bottom half.

I feel in critiques, one should state aspects that could be improved or more thoroughly be explored, but I'm sort of at a loss for words. The only thing is maybe you could have added more misted buildings fading into the horizon. Oh! And if you added roadkill in the middle of the road it would instantly add an even darker atmosphere and could have raised awareness to animals. Just a suggestion.

Also, I'm not quite sure what that pink ribbon/flower like thing is in front of the bus...

And I see a sort of face in the bus which is really creeping me out, but interesting detail. I'm not sure if it was intentional (or if the voices in my head are making fun of me again), but it gives a surreal feel to this piece.

Oh, and I feel like I may have been a little harsh on you in the totoro critique, I don't like being "mean" but I also don't want to be one of those people who just give five stars for everything... (I mean five stars should be like really rare, not just carelessly thrown around) you did give a very interesting feel to a slightly overdone totoro pose, and it had a lot of details in it :)
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aweldeng Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
i love the colors and light
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:iconroyshtoyer:
royshtoyer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
this is really good
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!
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:iconninokh:
Ninokh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colours :)
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ICantMakeItWithoutU Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Stunning, a pleasure for the eyes
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Kaidan-Sama Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible! The colors my favorite part :)
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Matbuk Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
www.whoartyou.net/en
an artistic contest in Milan!
Check it out!
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:iconxxsensi:
xxsensi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
stunning, really really stunning
i love the colours and the mood~
so amazing ♥
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lucky you that you were blessed with sucky paper.
Maybe it's just what you needed. (After all, it DID WIN!)
In art school, I did my best work on newsprint. Hand me a $25 sheet
of the best W/C paper...and I'll blow it!
rcg
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:iconhenva:
Henva Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
spectacular!!!
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SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
So gorgeous! The colors and the lighting! Beautiful. :heart:
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DancesWithWolves64 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
absolutely beautiful. i love the all the colors mingling with each other reflecting the sunlight. amazing job well done. :D
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:iconleille:
Leille Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Uwielbiam miejskie krajobrazy, a tobie wychodzą po prostu mistrzowsko.
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:iconchotara:
Chotara Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Znów genialne praca :clap:
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:icongrimmfishes:
grimmfishes Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful
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CarolinaGiani Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The colors!!! The colors!!!!
*____*
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:iconeligillman:
EliGillman Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Amazing! I always love to see lights like that at night.
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snikkidoodle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist
As soon as I saw this I thought this was something I'd like to hang in my living room. I looove it and I love the colors. Great job :)
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chotabear Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Beautiful colourful street scene !!!
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:icongleaminggrin:
GleamingGrin Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on the win! You deserved it :) This is another stunning piece and I hope you'll do more like it!
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DigitalIre Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, I am amazed.
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ElQueLlora Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, really stunning. The colors, emotions and the angles are awesome! :O
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fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I absolutely love how you paint! :heart:
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:iconjustbark:
JustBark Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Colour within colours with so and so forth. A seen but interesting Picture.
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EscyKane Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
How do you get your acrylics to look so bright and colorful? I never get them look so bright, even if I try to use highly pigmented colors and don't mix them up too much.
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ant-eatah Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Warszawa? ♥
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:iconakreon:
akreon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
a jakże ;p
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Sulfur905 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
The is incredible.
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
nice work
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:iconrxr-akira:
RxR-Akira Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Really nice. :)
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yorksherpud Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing it's not often you find people who use acrylics in such a wonderful way! :)
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IrishCoffin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the city is on fire! amazing!
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SneeMonster Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE this style sooo much. Always my favorite.
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:iconlaughingdog224:
laughingdog224 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! I wish I could draw cars! :O Mine always turn out looking like something turtles would drive....
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duraluminwolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I just love the texturing of the
brush strokes!!
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:iconxxsensi:
xxsensi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
omg
that's so amazing!
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:iconstare507:
stare507 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
sooo lovely, I love the variation of colors and thick brush strokes you used sooo much
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:icon0junie0:
0JuNIe0 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cool!
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:iconkinyolee:
KinyoLee Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
great work and congrats for the contest xD
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LazyBones27 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Beautiful i did a double look on this! I WAS LIKE HOLY MOLY i must fav this! <33
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Feeling-Kitsune Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
that looks...so cool xD sorry i don't have a lot of vocabulary when it comes to describing drawings, etc. Still, i love this <3
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:iconkilcar:
Kilcar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like this, feels very alive.
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somniacscaper Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice technique.
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:iconartgoldart:
ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*__* wooow amazing!!
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:iconzoppy:
zoppy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These paintings are incredible! I'd never say they are acrylics...
How can you mix them like that? they looks more oils...
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Walvisliedjie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Love the flow of this work and the colours are amazing.
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Dnailing Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I love your coulorful style!
It's ful of electricity.

Wonderful work!
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:iconrenely:
Renely Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
fascinating work!
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:iconarett-san:
Arett-san Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Almost Romanticism in it's emotionality. Excellent work. Remember to always put something human in your paintings, it gives them that extra beauty that we may witness here.
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JimWolfdog Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Masterpiece!
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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KODAK DX6490 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
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