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Semidarkness by NataliaDrepina Semidarkness by NataliaDrepina
self-portrait
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oh dear, can you imagine, how glad I am, to be able to write a critique for this picture?

so...
Semidarkness.
A darkness, that's not engulf everything, but still does not let the light in.

This picture looks to me, like a person, mourning, holding the dead one in her hands. The dead one, who had stroked the crying person's cheek, before dying, now collapses and so his hand slowly falls and the mourning does nothing to stop the fall.
Paralyzed by sadness.

I love the cold paleness of this picture, depicting a cold feeling, cold environment, cold hands, touching cold lips.

But this is my idea of it.
You wrote it's a self-portrait.

so it's your hand, stroking your own lips.
like a lover after their first kiss.
But what's with the darkness? Might the lover be dead?
Might the love itself be dead?

You have a beautiful nose, a beautiful chin, looking feminine, mature yet young.
You have beautiful hands. I personally seem to have a penchant for slender hands, such as yours. Your veins are showing, your wrist-bones are showing, making your hands look fragile.
I'd even say this has a tiny erotic aspect.

then the dark hair, fading in the dark background. Where does the hair end, where begins darkness?
where to the natural events of sadness end, where does despair and the free-falling start?

are you lost in darkness? trying to get a feeling for your situation?

Lips are sensual.
Hands, fingertips are sensual.

you don't show your eyes, that's interesting. It forces the person looking at you to think with more than just the eyes.
touch, taste, smell.

so, how does semidarkness feel? how does it taste and smell?

a beautiful picture, that makes my thoughts run wild^^
What do you think?
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KatiUnique Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015   General Artist
Such a wonderful self-portrait
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Ferpferd Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love all your hands photos, I used this wonderful piece as reference: 
ferpferd.deviantart.com/art/Bl…
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AlinaCristina Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is AMAZING!!!
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szufi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... I think this picture is great! Minimalistic, with the dark climate. I love it so much...
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UnbearableME Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
well done :)
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:iconlomatic:
lomatic Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic
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antybiotyk Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
love your work
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Mattgothard Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I love it. Great photograph!!
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leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great shot
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mahsasohrabnia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Photographer
amazing
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EPIllustrations Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello featured : [link] :heart:
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AlexanderPaupoff Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Hello,
This was featured in ArtistleFeatures Vol. VII at #Artistle
Thank you for sharing your wonderful work :tea:
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:iconpieton:
pieton Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Stunning composition.
Simple. Compelling. Otherworldly.
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Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Photographer
You have been added in an Human and Feelings feature [link] Thank you for your breathtaking work full of sensations :hug:
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Anj3lla Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   General Artist
Featured here: [link] :heart:
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mirka44 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
just beautiful
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:iconxc222:
xc222 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nice work
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jonesblachowicz Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Photographer
featured, thursday 05.16

I want to get these features as much
exposure as I can, so go view it, fave it,
comment on it, share it, etc!


:heart:
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OliviaMichalski Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
You have been featured in my newest Square-feature!
[link]
Please check it out and give a favourite if you enjoyed it.
Have a nice day! :hug:
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TammyPhotography Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the blue tones and the composition. Amazing capture. :heart:
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Kryseis-Art Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful work is featured here : [link]
:glomp: :love:
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malaugusto Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013   Photographer
This gorgeous work has been featured here: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 57.
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM!

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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Beautiful framing. :heart:
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:iconbrain-tree:
brain-tree Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   General Artist
This is so beautiful.
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:iconxc222:
xc222 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Magnifique!
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Hullek Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
always a pleasure to look at...:blackrose:
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seicke Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Writer
Blackness is but a partial darkness...
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:iconjpthart:
JPtHart Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Photographer
This is beautiful. Such subtle lighting, and a great choice of colours.
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:iconantibotone:
AntibotOne Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Like a one beautiful ghost.
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MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Nice work !
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Fiamma1221 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This is incredible.
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
totally hooked on your work
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pasqualito13 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Orchid beauty !
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scathing-sanity Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible
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