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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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DatFriendlyPoni Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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
Souperman96 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Thats amazing. I love being able to cover both halfs with my hand and look at one side at a time, and seeing just how different each side is. Awesome :D
clarezg Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
o0oKumario0o Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
petit-piccolo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Photographer
You did a great job :)
crmsonbyrd Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like this concept, but I think the white side is too subtle. Yin and Yang is all about the total balance between the two sides, and the black side overpowers the white side quite a bit. (Especially since the black side of the mouth is much larger than the white side. I like the shape of the sneer, but I think it would have worked better, balance wise, if the white side was more exaggerated as well.)
Syi-55 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Okay, I REALLY love what you do!
This is very awesome!
You're truly talented. :D
MidnightApocalypse Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your style of photography is exactly the type of paintings and drawings I love to do. I'll make sure to cite you and I'll let ya know when I finish them. =D I am really very excited to have discovered you
skipperofotters05 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
thedollcollector Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
why can't i stop favoring all your stuff?
InfinitJolli Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
reminds me of Two-Face
Agerlin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AndrewBlodgett Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I dig your style
HM-Dragon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it is intereting to me that you chose your left side of the face to put the "angry/moody/unamused" expression. It has been scientificly prooved that the left side of our face shows our "real" emotions. Therefore for example, dogs concentrate always on the left side of the face to see how we feel.
awsoem picutre though :) love the concept
Rogue-Android Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
I really love this. I'm like how serene the "good" side looks compared to the "bad" side, even though it's the same face. Great concept, great photo!
LNDFrance Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great make up !
mmschmidty Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great idea and beautifully executed!
NightmareSkellington Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student
Just so you know it's "Yin Yang" C:

It's a very common misconception so I'm not trying to be a jerk, I just thought you might want to know. It's a very beautiful picture, by the way.
Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
AWESOME idea!!!
bobbiesam Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg! if joker was a female she'll be it, with more sense of a twisted fashion style!
ms-brachium Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
black swan vs white :)
KimochiNeina Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hell yeah
haamaiah Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
you look like the girl version of joker here. love it
mrmd53 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
kalamitee Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, especially when I do what you suggested and cover half of the face. Amazing expression!
ultravioletROSE Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Awesome job. The whites look very pure and innocent and the blacks so a dramatically bold side. I like the different styles you used for the each eye, too.
ErikBjornor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
seriously you are amazing! all photos are fantastic, i wouldve written exactly how brilliant they are if i could form the words, unfortunately i'm dumbstruck

keep it up anyway!
Lorelailah Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Great concept and spectacular execution.
immagerardwayaddict Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
i'm in love with your photography....
FLAMES999 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
JenicekPernicek Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
oh, wonderful
HinoteNoAkai Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Great work. Change of face expression is marvelous. U R awesome artist.
the-Mad-Hatress Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
This is really cool. I'm really loving your self-portraits.
Ilaezha Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This was very well done! :+fav:
TheEpicJam Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011   Photographer
That's so well done!! I love it! :D
BeatsTheNorm Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Definately a cool piece. I tried the cover-half-the-face-up thing you suggesed and I really can see the difference in facial expression. I think the deep line coming down from the nose on the left side really helps the darkness look angry. The lighter side does look a little less angry, but I still think that half could use some more lightening up. The nostil still has a lot of definition on it, which makes it look flared to me. The eyebrow looks raised, which makes it have some agressive attitiude. They lighter eye actually looks scarier to me, because the dark eye is muted by shadow, but the lighter one is a piercing icy blue.

The lips are absolutely amazing. The left side has such a perfect sneer.

All and all, great photo :) I'd like to ask your permission to reproduce this and use it as a work-in-progress cover for my work-in-progress book that I'm writing. It will be visible to people on my righting site. ( The only change that would be made tothe photo is my writing my title on it, probably around the colar bone area.
grohsARTig Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cdodd Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool! the expression contrast and colours look fabulous. I really like the clean crisp look of the makeup etc. you're pretty rad.
Panikpapagei Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Artist
what a great concept!
WickedDiam0nd Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011

I love this. The Ying Yang is very special to me and has
a lot of meaning to me. That's why I want to get a tattoo
of it. This photo is beautiful. Great work. xoxo'z
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July 22, 2011
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Canon EOS 1000D
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1/256 second
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42 mm
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Date Taken
Jul 22, 2011, 2:09:30 PM
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