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July 22, 2011
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Jul 22, 2011, 2:09:30 PM
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ying yang. by Senju-HiMe ying yang. by Senju-HiMe

Inspired in the ying yang concept. To see this better, cover with your hand half of the face, then the other, you'll see the change of expression.
Also, the lip's curve, was to make it look "surrealistic". We all know how the Ying Yang looks like([link]), so that's what I tried! :)


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I love the concept, as well as your different expressions on the sides of your face, and use of make up to look like a sneer.

The white on your face is subtle, perhaps a little too subtle although I understand you may want to center the attention on your lips.

It would have been cool if you painted all of your face with the black lip side white, and vice verca, which is what a real Yin Yang is like, although of course, this is your interpretation of it. White mascara on black liner would have also made the colours pop and contrast each other more. I notice you usually have blue as a default colour for a lot of pieces, and it would have been more accentuating the black and white theme if the eyes were.

Also, maybe a headshot would've centered your art better, since there's nothing really on the rest of your body.

All in all, a very cool piece and definitely catches the eye. (Alright I'll stop critiquing every single thing now ;P)
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Epic concept (:
Its like the lighter and darker side of your personality. Im so glad that you told us to cover half of the face. I would never have understood it fully without that.

Another way to look at it is someone battling conscience. Like, the first thing I noticed with this was your mouth tilted like ':/' Undecided emotions wrestling one another.

Its a bit hard to see the white side of your eye shadow although I suppose you might've wanted it to be subtle like that. I think it could be brought out a bit more.

I also think it mightve been better if the shot was focused more around the head. The chest is a bit distracting.

But overall, this is a really significant shot that we can all, im sure, relate to. Keep up the amazing work :)
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Tobacco-Road Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant stop looking through your gallery! This is so amazing...I cant wait to see where you are with your stuff in 10, 20 years from now...
FallenAngel6598 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Photographer
I love how the makeup was made so it looked like her mouth was in the form of a snarl, almost. Angry and serious, sharp and distinct on the dark side, and then soft and pleading on the other. Beautiful composition.
crazeygal Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
wich one is ying and wich one is yang,i forget
o0mafer0o Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
me encanta tu trabajo !! como me gustarķa hacer las maravillas que tu logras.
Felicidades !! <3
loveDBZ Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its yin not yang ^^;
SidMaster Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
raebearlawl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
i love this!!
Sirenseye13 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
astonishing!!! such beautiful work :)
deepstars Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist
amazing job!
PopCornSalt Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I covered the face halves before even reading! I feel somehow accomplished. :D
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