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Melting Point by annajordanart Melting Point by annajordanart
Here you can watch how I made this.

Quite proud of this one. What do you think?
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nemesis131 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great work.
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fantasy-or-reality Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First of all, I TOTALLY thought the string onto which the little balls are attached was wire, and not something you need wind for >_>;

I get a very stark, wildly contained feeling from this picture. I like how we can see you own color past your face and on your hair- if you whited out everything it would give off a completely different feeling, like a purity or snow feeling. I like the contrast between a smooth white face and the random chaotic little balls, it adds a good contrast. Not to mention, the fact that there is no eyeliner or lipstick or anything to add beauty really adds...emotion, and its own kind of beauty.

Overall I really, REALLY liked it!!! Your pics are always original and different and I love seeing them!!! :heart: Just one thing though: you spend so much time prepping and setting up for just one picture, how come you don't post the others you took? I'm sure there are many more amazing pictures at different poses n such that are equally awesome :D
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hehe! Wire would be difficult to stick to my skin (I did think about using that first) which is why I went for cotton and wind instead!

Wow so glad it really made you think - yes certainly this was not meant to be an image of purity so the natural colour of my eyes and hair was rather important!

Thank you for the compliments! I only post one image because the paint is about a feeling/emotion/state of mind, so I don't need more than one image because the chances are that only one frame will really show what I wanted. Its not just the paint after all, its the expression or body language, so I can take 100-150 pictures but will only have 1 I want to show :]

I've become used to the fact that after spending hours on painting it will get washed away and destroyed, so I make sure the photo I want is perfect and shows exactly what I wanted before I clean my face.
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instinct191 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
This is absolutely amazing, as usual ! :worship:
I totally agree with the opinion of ^pica-ae. However I would add that this picture reminds me a sort of queen of frost, terribly beautiful but wild and dangerous and who can freeze the heart of anyone with a look! :)
Captivating !
Nevertheless I think my favorite picture still Hellfire [link] I don't know why, but I'm blissful in front of it.... :D
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So many compliments, thank you. It is amazing how you can compliment a face with a bit of good lighting, ahaha!

Hellfire on the surface I feel doesn't seem to be as impressive but the feeling behind it or that inspired it was so controlling and strong it is quite interesting to feel the difference. Glad you like it though!
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instinct191 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
A good light is not everything, thankfully! :laughing:

Perhaps Hellfire is not so impressive but I find it's more "part of you", as if the paintings which are on you, leave your body... I think it's more personal, intimate and it makes the picture mighty.

Well, I speak like a booby so I'll stop there! ^^'

At least, thank you for sharing your excellent work ! :clap:
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Certainly an intimate image, I agree.

Thanks though, I really do appreciate that you wrote such an in depth comment! It can be quite difficult to respond genuinely without sounding ungrateful or blasť!
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instinct191 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Thanks to you !

It's also difficult to write a comment without seems obsessed, offensive or stupid!
(mostly in English :D)

Thank you for this discussion, see you soon!

:hug:
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Mariusart Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
great idea!
and it almost looks like a beard on the lower half of your face ;-)

it was also interesting to hear your voice for the first time, cool making of! :-)
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I thoroughly enjoyed having a beard for the hour or so :B
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