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Sunday, 18 March 2012

What's hidden behind the eyes?

This week's theme at The Butterfly Effect....EYES

One of my pet hates is when the press show a photo of a killer, and everyone says "he/she has the eyes of a killer". Can we really tell what kind of a person someone is ...just by looking into their eyes?
base layer of collage...
sponged on layer of acrylic paint...
pasted on layer of eyes cut from a newspaper....one is a convicted killer, one is a victim.
Painted out everything except the eyes, then dripped red alcohol ink...
rough sketch of face by drawing directly over everything with ink droppers.
Next I built up some details with black stabilo and blue inktense pencils and a water brush.
picking out shapes from the dripped inks.
You can still see lots of tiny eyes staring at you from behind the fuss and confusion.
Enjoy :D XXX
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15 comments:

  1. This such a powerful piece of art Gina.
    Well done!
    Hugs xx

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  2. Yes, very suggestive, a look delicious. Greetings.

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  3. This is just wonderful. Windows to the soul they say and I think you can discern something wrong very often - if it is wrong that is. You can also discern great art - which this is. Just love it!!

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  4. Very powerful and interesting Gina! Great art!

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  5. pretty rad. i like this a lot. i love the shape of it too.

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  6. Wow...I would really like to see this close up....what an incredible idea....

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  7. The eyes are the window to the soul but goodness me do I have trouble reading them. Great piece Gina!
    ManonX

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  8. Wow, Gina! You always make such fantastic pieces. :)

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  9. Great work and fantastic idea to put all those eyes in the backlayer. Love the shapes from the dripped ink too!

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  10. love it so much !!! beautiful work !!

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  11. Love it ....s o deep and grabbing

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  12. Interesting piece here, I don't know about 'eyes of a killer' but I do think that the Chinese face reading thingy has a point, sometimes you can get that instant feel for a person by their look... I think it's a primate thing, deep down, if someone looks dangerous or whatever, like a built in survival tactic... not sure, but sometimes I wonder about it, BUT not what the press write, that's just cheating with hindsight to crimes already committed ;)

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    1. totally agree with everything you just said :D

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  13. Wow amazing piece of art Sweetie!

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  14. What a great idea with all these pairs of eyes looking and soo cool the size of the painting. The droppings looks like hair...

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