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The girl with the headphones by Zoahra The girl with the headphones by Zoahra
Hi! So I'm trying to do some background! I got the idea for this piece a loonng time ago , and I super happy to finally have done it!

It's the first illustration of a serie that I'm calling "Recto Verso", each month I'll draw a different teenage girl in a public place. But everytime there is going to be a little twist! Some will have a message to it and others will be more "esthetic" than meaningful. Hopefully, this project will help me to practice my background and my lightning. And I hope you guys will like it :D
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Oh, my,, This is a wonderful piece. First, I'll give a short overall impression, then I'll go a little in depth, okay?

What I see in this image is a great use of contrast. We all know the situation, you're on the bus/train/metro surrounded by "dark" unknown figures. Not dark as in bad, but as in strangers. Everyone minds their own business, usually on their phones nowadays, making sure not to make eye-contact with anyone. This girl has found the solution to this dull life: she has found a way to block herself from the world and imagine her own world, full of color and flowers.

Color usage:
The color usage is supurb! It really shows the contrast between the dull people in the real world and the girl in her sheltered, colorful and interesting world. Her headphones block out the everyday greyness and add color to her life. Maybe even without being turned on?
Also, I love the color blue that is used for the window! It really matches AND contrasts the yellow of the girl's jacket!

Setting:
Very recognisable. Most people have to take a train or bus some day in their life, they'll know this is pretty much what it looks like. Bored faces, not paying attention to the people around them. I do have to ask... Why isn't anyone polite enough to let the elderly lady sit down in their seat?

Drawing style:
Very realistic. That makes for a wonderfully drawn image, that could just as well have been a picture. I did have to look twice to see what the girl was holding in/on her hand (the butterfly). Could just be my eyes though ^ -^;

Overall appreciation:
I love this work of art! Zoahra has really made a wonderful image, portraying everyday life, with a unique and creative twist.
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Readeroffate Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
It's beautiful
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StarKite1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Very amazing.:)
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valdellas Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg! I could recognize Montreal's subway anywhere! This piece is stunning, great work!
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha! Thanks! That's because our subways are the BEST!Muaha 
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valdellas Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Obviously!!
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cemac Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
I have included this amazing artwork in the new feature for August 2016 on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Please :+fav: the journal so that more members may see your art, and thank you for being a member.:heart:
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Raindale Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
nice.. gallery... 

p.s from ur 9gagers fan lel :) 
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D

Very happy to hear from a fellow 9gagers !
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
Gorgeous image! That's a fantastically beautiful idea! I'm amazed about this beauty! :iconrainbow-wplz::iconrainbow-oplz::iconrainbow-wplz::iconrainbow-exclamation::iconrainbowheartplz:
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Zoahra Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha! Thank you so much! You're too kind  Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
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MissPinku Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is very gorgeous and colorful, but most of all, it's very relatable and real. An excellent use of contrast in both colors and situations and your main idea was clearly expressed. Your artwork is always so crisp and magical, and this is no exception, my friend! Definitely an image I'd see in a movie or a game. Very high caliber!! 
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so happy you like this piece, even if it was experimental, I did had a lot of expectations 
for this drawing. So knowing that you like it and that you think it looks professionnal just makes me very proud.
Thanks again for the support, your comment always make me feel so good :D
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
Love it!!
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
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StreetKombatfighter Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
great work ! :)
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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Whazizname Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016   General Artist
:)
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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asari13 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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tubi4 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Awesome Work :D
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KY0SU Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
love it ! *3*
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Froggy Emoji-59 (Being kawaii) [V3] 
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KY0SU Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Llama Emoji-53 (I Liek Your Cheeks) [V3] gimme your cheeks !
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
XD!
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KY0SU Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] fluffy and puffy !
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Jstiller30 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Daaaang, this is awesome.   
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very very much! :heart:
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cosmichoney Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
this is really good! ur composition is great and ur painting is good as always!
this also looks like the train i take :3c

but i do have a question, have u ever tried to save your art in a higher quality jpeg (or a png)? or do u save it like this to protect urself from thieves? bc i always wanna zoom in on ur work but i can only do so much
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm so happy you think the composition is good!

Yeah, I save my art in Jpeg at full quality  and when it's on my computer or my phone I can zoom as much as I can
and not see the pixels. But I also have the same problem on Deviantart, my drawing don't have the same quality.
Thanks  for pointing that out, I'll try to see it I can fix this in the edit option.
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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
Uh oh. I hope she doesn't get into trouble for bringing nature into the buss. 
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha!Never thought about this, oh well, nature always does what she wants!
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teacozy1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist
Beautiful work ^^
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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teacozy1 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist
Your very welcome~
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RamDaPanda Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A little poem to go with this beauty.

Mom said I was special.
She said I had that flair
That look in my eyes
That special spark
Said it was even in my hair

Mom said put on these headphones
Don't say you don't care
You'll see that spark
That look in your eyes
It's even in your hair
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
OMG wow! This is truely a beautiful little poeme! Thank you for that poetry, it makes my day so much better! :D
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RamDaPanda Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! I'm happy that it did! :)
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SapphireSky1992 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is really good! I love the contrasting colors of light and dark and the changing of scenery around the girl.
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :D
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SapphireSky1992 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome!^^
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Thenumber1princess Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This was the first thing that showed up on my homepage and I gotta say.
This is really good! I'm seeing your other art recommended to me and I really like your style, Kinda shows me a bit children's story book and a bit anime.
Keep up the good work! 
 
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Zoahra Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm very happy to already have some good feedbacks! 
 I'll go my best! :D
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Thenumber1princess Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Sanskit Huggle! 
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