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July 13, 2012
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1/320 second
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Date Taken
Oct 27, 2011, 5:46:02 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
after midnight. by Senju-HiMe after midnight. by Senju-HiMe
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Never again, will I take self-portraits under/in/on water. (or maybe I will)


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An arresting, eye-catching image if ever there was one! :)

Expression: In a self-portrait it is evident that your expression is a huge part of the piece and in turn obviously influences its effect greatly. I have to say, your expression here is a curious blend of shock and resignation (admittedly this image prompts many stories in my brain, all of them centering around Gothic romance and drowning) -- it almost seems glazed, questioning. This is achieved by your wide-eyed look. The slight parting of your lips, with its small glimmer of teeth, adds to the effect. Your eyes are nicely framed by the lashes but they have not been overly caked in mascara (maybe you didn't even use any at all, I can't definitively tell) and thus do not overpower your face with their shadows.

Colour Palette: The coolness of the blues is breath-taking -- they couldn't fit better with your subject -- and even the red, while a good and needed block of contrasting colour, doesn't compete because it too appears muted. My favourite part of this picture is without a doubt your eyes -- they possess such an ephemeral shade of silvery-blue, and the whites are amazing in their subtleties of capillaries and porcelain shading.

Really the only thing I'd suggest could be altered in this photo is perhaps your hair could have been more in evidence; oh, and maybe the brows could be either fully in-shot of out-of-shot, because they feel sort of intrusive in their almost-presence. Overall, this image is a brilliant study of a face, and would most likely prove to be a useful reference for a whole host of artists working with other mediums.
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This piece is very... Haunting. Beautiful, the empathy I got from your face was extraordinary. Your eyes show fright but your lips show sadness. Almost like someone getting killed... I cannot stare at this picture too long because it haunts me so much, the look of desperation and longing on your lips kills me. I absolutely love your work and all of it keeps me longing for more. I like feeling like the person in the photograph. You are lucky to be able to have that much quality in your photography, your makeup is perfect for the photo also, very, very beautiful <3
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little-bow-peep Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   General Artist
This picture is so striking. So beautiful... <3 
GiuseppeTria Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Wow this is amazing!
Really,I love it! :D
Galinas-Claim Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Well, this one is excellent!  Bad experience, or what?  Too much work?  Your eyes are your stand-out feature and are very well captured here!
towernightpunch6 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing !! 
VividDreams13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Love this! I really love the way the red of the lips stands out and makes it an even more striking image!
wow you are beautiful
dailyhope Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Me gusta! Buena composición
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
zydrius32 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
laevisi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love it <3
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