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Sensitivity by PassionIsLife Sensitivity by PassionIsLife
This piece is visually demonstrative of how I experience the world through emotions. The colors are very vivid, as intense as the highs and lows that result from being emotionally hypersensitive. The amount of energy exuding from the piece itself shows which end of the spectrum I was at while creating it.
Its sequel is "Hypersensitivity"

This is my 15th deviation for the 100 Theme Challenge. ([link]) ...The theme for this piece is "Change"--Variation 4, Theme 4. I gave this the theme of "Change" because it looks to me like an underwater cave-like playplace where the walls are temperature-sensitive and the water is colder as you travel further from the viewing point. Far-fetched, I know. But that's what I see! What do you see?

Soft pastels; 2011.
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Critique by Solar-Encoded Jul 31, 2013, 6:31:50 PM
Ok so here's my opinion.

I simply having nothing remotely critical to say about this. To me, there is absolutely nothing that could be improved upon.

I find it to be a very powerful image for a few reasons. The obvious immediate visual power and the use of vibrant colour, the flow of the design being a perfect representation of the flow of emotion, not only within yourself and what guided you to create and express this, but also the emotional response it evokes in the appreciator, even subconsciously, and perhaps especially subconsciously. It certainly evokes an emotional response in me, proved by the fact that I can't stop looking at it. I keep getting drawn back to this particular image from the whole of your gallery.

Another aspect is that this piece is a direct line to the emotions because of the seven sequential chakra colours that flow into each other and move through the base to the crown. There is great healing here I feel, and I literally do feel it's calming, aligning qualities. Your use of the medium is spot on too. I can't imagine this piece working quite so powerfully in another medium. The softness of the medium is perfect and totally compliments the intended flow.

To me, this epitomises "art as healing" which is surely two-way. In other words, we're all benefiting from how you're expressing yourself. You're providing a great service :). It epitomises it, because in all honesty I've never seen anything like this in my life. Think I may be exaggerating? I'm really not. This is the kind of thing that would stop you in your tracks, much like a piece of music or..well, anything that would stop you in your tracks really. There is a certain vibration to this and all I can say is that it affects me very positively (well no shit lol).

Emotion = energy in motion and you've definitely nailed that here.

You're very talented, courageous and honest and you just picked up another watcher, as in, me :)

Wishing you the absolute best for all your artistic aspirations.

Shine always and all ways :)
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Anya82 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
I like how you manage the change of colors, and love the textures. I think this piece has more depth than "Hypersensitivity", and I like that. It doesn't look plain.
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phantomme5289 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
very nice :) i think i like this better than the sequel because for this one, the transition of the colours is more visible, giving it a very pleasing effect :D
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NatashaShaty Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Amazing work!
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SquareBugArt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   General Artist
Wow! Nice work! :heart:
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JoyDivision4 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome color scheme! :)
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice ^_^
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Solar-Encoded Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
I can relate to this.
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shep4life Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is ridiculously awesome 
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:iconpassionislife:
PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww you're so sweet! I'm really glad you like it! Not gonna lie, it's one of my favorites. :D
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shep4life Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like what I see
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aupre Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013   Digital Artist
rad
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vrakitaz Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love the texture, and shapes you've used.
Not exactly sure why you posted it in Traditional Art / Paintings / Abstract, but i'm glad you did becasue i probably wouldn't have seen it otherwise.
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! And I posted it in traditional art/paintings/abstract because it's a pastel painting (I'll never understand why they call pieces made with pastels "paintings", since it's a dry medium, but it is what it is I guess)...and I'm not very good at knowing the differences between different categories of paintings, but I *think* it's abstract? What category would you suggest it'd be better in? (Also, sorry for the insanely late reply. I'm not quite sure how I missed this comment!)
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goodbyeinsecurites Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
this is exactly how i feel. you captured this so well.
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you can relate :-)
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kyri-IS-dark Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
this is amazing.........it all flows together nicely.. you kinda get lost a little but then it bring you back ...hmmm
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Goodness this comment is over a year old! I'm finding all kinds of comments that I somehow missed and never replied to. **Shakes head** Anyway, thank you so much for your comment! I'm glad that you liked this. :-)
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kyri-IS-dark Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
hahaha no problem :)
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Valorie13 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Love the vibrant colours and your explanation and concept.
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :-)
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Valorie13 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
You're welcome.
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am so like you...I too experience the world through emotions...this is a wonderful piece and I love your concept and you've really given that sense of fun with the vibrant rainbow colors that we all are mesmerized with, merging together but yet having their own distinctive seperation, giving excitement and energy to this piece.

Your talent not only as an abstract artist, but with your medium is amazing!! You manipulate the pastels to create a visual softness in your blending techniques and laying down subtle arrangement of colors to give light and shadow effects...VERY NICE WORK :)
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW, it means so much to receive such a compliment from such a talented pastel artist!! I may have died and gone to heaven, lol. THANK YOU! :D (I'm dancing in my seat, seriously)
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah that is so kind of you :) Funny to think I've only been painting with pastels for about a year...and still learning new stuff about them :) Thanks again, that is the sweetest compliment :) and I seriously mean what I said :) I have such respect for someone like yourself who can think outside the square and create beautiful abstract :)
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, only a year? Very impressive :-) And no worries, you'll be painting outside the box in no time flat, for sure!
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks for the vote of confidence, I hope so :)
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Son-of-Incogneato Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha-ha! And you took six months to read that comment. I love it! :D
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha yeah, I kinda went MIA from deviantart (and art in general) for awhile...real life got in the way :-(
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Son-of-Incogneato Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Real life can be a pressing thing now and then
But nothing beats creative.
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truth!
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Son-of-Incogneato Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoops! Wrong thread ...
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Son-of-Incogneato Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think we might be on the same wavelength: [link]
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh you weren't kidding! Definitely the same concept going on here. I like it! :-)
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
wow i love the colors, such a beautiful work :)
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :-) :-)
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
Wow, fantastic ! I love it ! :love:
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :-)
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VivalaVida Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work, I love it. :love:
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw thank you!!
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fashioneyes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
fantastic traditional art, first look i thought it's digital work.:clap:
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I think that's one of the best compliments! In my mind, it means I did something right, lol. Thanks :D
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fashioneyes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
it's not complimants my friend, i said what i see, i think you that you did very righet.;)
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thank you! :-)
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*sighs* I'm thinking wormholes
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chrica Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love this so much! :noes: It's so fluid D:
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw thank you! :-)
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Great colors and nice work with the highlighting. Adds nice depth. I can really relate to this piece.
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad it's relatable :-)
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killa-oneway Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
beautiful colour and flow!
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