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A Study in Scarlet by alicexz A Study in Scarlet by alicexz
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This is a page out of one of my sketchbooks, done completely on impulse with india ink, pencil, and some red acrylic paint. Interestingly enough, Threadless picked this design up so it's now available on a shirt!

Yes, title was inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, though it has little to do with it, I just thought it was fitting.

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I really enjoy this piece by the amazing (seriously) *alicexz
I found myself just staring at it for the upwards of 5 minutes just trying to take everything in. :)

Ever the painter, alicexz usually sticks to realism, but this piece caught me off guard, it's a surprisingly enticing abstract/surrealistic piece i wasn't expecting, and I love it!

Vision~ The composition is absolutely beautiful in this piece, and although inspired by fashion, i caught a bit of a deeper meaning.

Originality~ i've seen some artists use the same style, but this piece is one all it's own, the obscured eyes also suggest an underlying theme such as identity.

Technique~ *alicexz's bold use of color, mixing mediums, and this GORGEOUS texture really add to the piece. Daring strokes of both paint and the pen give a simple sketch life and expression, the fact that the limbs are disjointed and kind of blend into the background and dress of the painting give it an abstract feel. Already on t-shirts, this image could go very far.

Impact~ I usually have a tough time with this category, i've saved a five star rating for pieces which move me to tears, provoke lasting thoughts for me, or keep me coming back to the same piece continuously. But this picture is beautiful, original, and thought provoking, in my book, an awesome piece.

Explore the rest of *alicexz's gallery, it's an underexposed treasure trove :heart:
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sinus0ida Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Sorry, but on t-shirt looks dirty and messy. I dont like it :p
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Burtonfan96 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D :D
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paulkarpinski Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
That is awesome! Well done!
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ngelx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
awesome! i would buy this if it was a shirt <3
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Danymckoy84 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
great !
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Jerry-she Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
this style is very nice , I like it so much...
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Linlith Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your amazing work is featured here;[link]
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ToshiroLongStockings Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sherlock holmes X3
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JeremiahWricks Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Exquisite! Resembles pure movement ^_^
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Marios-Bar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I really love this abstract feel and how it's mixed with red !

No t-shirt available though :-(((((
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