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Wasted Encounter by YouriVDE
Wasted Encounter
A school project for which I had to study modern art and use it as an influence to recreate older work.
I chose George Grosz and August Macke from the expressionism and dadaism movements as my main inspiration.

I tried to capture a moment that I wanted to remember
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In my 5th and 6th year in high school I had a huge crush on a girl.
In those two years I tried to gain her attention, but premature as I was, I tried to present myself as someone who would really fit her.
And although she seemed to like me as a person, she saw right through me, which in the end led to nothing.

Now many years later, I look back at that experience as a well thought lesson in self value.
And although I don't really feel the same way about the girl anymore, it is still hard to talk to her on few occasions.

So at a high school reunion, where I got pretty wasted beforehand, I talked to her again. And she had this painfull
almost caring expression on her face, like saying 'why even...'. That's the only thing about that night that stuck to me.

I don't really remember much of what I've said to her, but just talking to her must have surfaced some old feelings that I had towards her.

Anyways... I've put as much of that expression and the feeling it gave me, as I can into this painting.
Hope you enjoy!

Also this song complements the image really well:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=andNXb…

Done with soft pastels
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Greyscale Portrait Practice by YouriVDE
Greyscale Portrait Practice
Decided to take up drawing again after a lot of 3D and programming stuff. So here's the result the first portrait I did in a while. This is the greyscale version. Hope you like it!
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Color Portrait Practice by YouriVDE
Color Portrait Practice
Decided to take up drawing again after a lot of 3D and programming stuff. So here's the result the first portrait I did in a while. Hope you like it!
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ShadowLinkster Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanx for :+fav:ing My Bots :meow:
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YouriVDE Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Yw! Just checked out your page, real cool stuff!
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Mononoke-Kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much for the fav! :iconsupertighthugplz:
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YouriVDE Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
yw, it was a very beautiful piece!
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grindilow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Thanks a lot for the fave. :heart: I really appreciate it.
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Nemu-Kitsune Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Thanks for the fav !
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PoshSingularity Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks for the favourite!
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leeyongfa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
thanks for the fav ^^
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YouriVDE Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
you're welcome :)
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Aiyaris Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! ^^
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