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Snow White with worms by RebekkaIvacson Snow White with worms by RebekkaIvacson
50x70 cm | mixed technique | 2012
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Given 2012-10-23
The suggester said: RebekkaIvacson's works have emotional and inspirational value. Snow White with worms by *RebekkaIvacson ( Suggested by jane-beata and Featured by Astralseed )
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This is a very interesting composition (see what I did there? :D)
Right away, the first thing I notice is the pairing contrasts in this piece. Nice contrast with the darkness of her hair below to where she looks up expectantly at the snow white emptiness above her. The solid formal paper back-drop of music notes, text and receipts contrast the free-flowing splatters of paint that make up her hair and face. I like your decision to include worms, this causes us to imagine gross, slimy creatures; this contrasts the beautiful snow white. Also, her lips are as red as an apple. Perhaps that's what the worms are looking for?
Great work!
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From the get go I must say this is such an emotive piece and a fine choice for a daily deviation. The interpretation of our classic princess is startling and yet rings true in a way that is hard to put into words.

One of the elements that pulls the viewer in would have to subject and content in that she is in the laying position but has her eyes open, so unlike traditional portrayals. The expression is one of such vacancy, almost resigned sadness.

Another powerful technique that is used in this piece is the wonderful distortion of the figure-ground relationship. The three seemingly separate "levels" work cohesively and seem to blend in some parts: the worms come up straight along the bottom but then a couple travel along her neck. The edges of her face at some points very sharp and in other parts seem to bleed back onto the papers in the far back.

Though this figure-ground relationship is one of my favorite aspects of the work I would say I would have liked to see this fading effect carried out into white space a bit more, it seems like a harsh jump from the papers to the white space and I think if the transition was smoothed it would help contribute to this "bleeding" feeling that the piece is giving off.

That effect is carried very well in the rest of the piece though, the smattering of the paint and allowing it to drip is stunning and echos the lines of those worms very nicely. I also really liked the choice to pop those worms out with sharp small white lines. The fact that they were not filled in gave the impression of them tunneling into her.

Over all such an amazing emotive piece! It is definitely very haunting and it is one of my favorite pieces I have seen in a very long while. Wonderful work!
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:iconnicolasjolly:
nicolasjolly Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow very beautiful!
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello,

your inspiring work has been FEATURED in my regular "Diary of Jane" journal :heart:

:frail:
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:iconrebekkaivacson:
RebekkaIvacson Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
wow, thank you :) I appreciate it!!!!!!!! :dance:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Photographer
A powerful mix of styles to produce an engaging composition. Excellent stuff, and fully deserving of the attention it has thus far garnered.
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:iconrebekkaivacson:
RebekkaIvacson Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
thank you!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Photographer
No worries.
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:iconmskay:
Mskay Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
im sooooo loving this!! good concept!
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:iconrebekkaivacson:
RebekkaIvacson Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
thank you :dance:
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:iconaupre:
aupre Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   Digital Artist
rad
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:iconncartistguy:
ncartistguy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconroseblossom100:
RoseBlossom100 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Writer
Love your piece! I'm writing a critique right now! Just so you know I'm not trying to be pretentious (who is this rando girl without much good work on her page critiquing me?) I just really want to get the word out on your piece, would you mind that if you decide to allow my critique to be published that I place the critique and your piece on my blog?
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:iconrebekkaivacson:
RebekkaIvacson Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
hi,
yes of course you can write on your blog :) Thank you for your critique :) \I appreciate it
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:iconvolotation:
volotation Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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:iconrebekkaivacson:
RebekkaIvacson Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
merci beaucoup :dance:
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:iconvolotation:
volotation Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
va sur le nouveau site web en france www.deviantartfrance.fr
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:iconcleoceo808:
CleoCeo808 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
beautiful...
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:iconaskangelprincess:
AskAngelPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Amazing..
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:iconcheshirecastiel:
cheshirecastiel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really really cool. I like it a lot!!!
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:iconrubyscreativemumma:
RubysCreativeMumma Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Lovely!
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:iconmykeborello:
MykeBorello Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I love the textural quality of this piece. the contrast of color is subtle and effective. you've totally conveyed and emotion with this piece.
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:iconrebekkaivacson:
RebekkaIvacson Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
thank you :)
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:iconreinajaponesa:
reinajaponesa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome
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:iconsinfulsoull:
SinfulSoull Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is pretty, very unique, beautiful.
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:iconluckyjinx15:
Luckyjinx15 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
she got perfect lips.
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:iconmarveen86:
marveen86 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
My favourite Deviation of today...love your style, love you mixel watercolors in the foreground with the media references in the background!
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:iconrebekkaivacson:
RebekkaIvacson Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
thanks a lot :)
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:iconno-side:
NO-side Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful!!
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:iconbathroomfloor:
bathroomfloor Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconetshadow:
EtShadow Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
gourgeous!
did you use collage?
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:iconrebekkaivacson:
RebekkaIvacson Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
yes, it's collage, watercolor and ink
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:iconchocolatecookiecrumb:
Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great style! :D
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:iconjasmine-jean:
Jasmine-Jean Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   General Artist
it's me when i listen to music.
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:iconnancy-keenobie:
nancy-keenobie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so good
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:iconsuyuku-san:
suyuku-san Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Writer
I can see this as a T-shirt :heart:
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:iconbaylamos:
baylamos Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
amazing! what's the technique?
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:iconbaileymk:
baileymk Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
So pretty yet so creepy! It's really cool
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
love the composition and splashes! powerful!
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:icondabecker53:
DABECKER53 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!!
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:iconmikan-art:
mikan-art Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Absolutely love it!
Is it canvas or paper? And what paint did you use? Acrylic?
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:iconrebekkaivacson:
RebekkaIvacson Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
thank you :)
it's watercolor and ink on paper.
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, the Grand Old Song...:D
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:iconboutzzz:
Boutzzz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome piece!


Love the colors on the skin of the woman, love the way you put music in your picture.
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:iconnyiana-sama:
Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
:la: Congrats on the daily deviation!
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:iconjennifermulkerrin:
JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
wonderful
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
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:iconrebekkaivacson:
RebekkaIvacson Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
thank you :)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :heart:
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:iconf-ix:
f-ix Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Unique and thought-provoking, complemented by an attractive palette and a very unusual background.

A truly deserving piece of a DD! Congratulations!
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:iconrebekkaivacson:
RebekkaIvacson Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
thank you :)
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:iconkentin74:
Kentin74 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
Powerful, I am really curious! How did you create it?! =D
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