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Canada Day Eyes by KatieAlves Canada Day Eyes by KatieAlves
Happy Canada Day you awesome Canadians! I did this for a local newspaper, but I thought it would be better to put it up FOR Canada Day! So there's a bunch of fireworks, the HAPPY CANADA DAY and people watching near my eyelashes.

This was extremely hard to photograph. Each firework has about a million sparkles on it, so I had to keep moving around so I could actually get the details behind the sparkles XD. If I had my video camera, I would have taken a video, it was SO sparkly!

For those of you that are American, just erase the words and BAM you've got your 4th of July XD

Anyways, enjoy the day!
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First of all I need to say that I am not an American (in all possible meanings of it). In fact I was born and lived all my life in one of the most conservative parts of North Europe and at this point I am proud to call myself a European! But in spite of mine parentage I believe that I still can make a critique on this no maters what a pure chef d'oeuvre!

So, this make-up made by a very talented and creative in her genre artist is my first acquaintance with such a holiday as a Canada day because before I saw this artwork I had never heard about this day anything at all. And nevertheless I surely may say that this first impression is good enough! I believe that all those details that are incredibly posted on such a little area for creating an artwork are the most meaningful symbols of this day and I need to note how beautifully they are in this work! Fireworks (not just in the eye shadows but also in the corners of the eyes by themselves), festival, air and sea presentations and of course a group of people who are already amazed and now are looking at everything what I have already meant. This is too much for the eyelids so I can not imagine how talented the person needs to be to put all these into a finished and truly nice make-up that not only looks grandiosity but also marvelous and attractive in the same time as well! The author of this artwork said that it took her about 30-45 minutes to finish this work but no maters how long the artist was making this make-up I can not even imagine how much time it should take to mark all the details in it! Incredible isn’t it? And even if you thought that you have already found every single detail in this work you may believe that there is still something that you haven’t found yet! It may be the bluish highlights in the sky. The watchers may not distinguish them from just a hue of the blue color that is fully used in the eye shadows but I believe that they are there anyway! Or another detail similar to the highlights by how they are veiled is the little people watching near the eyelashes. In fact I would not see them if I did not read the comment of the author to her work in the first place. This is what really impresses me in this work – the bunch of the details!

Also in this work I like how all the colors perfectly are harmonize with each other! Yes, there is a lot of dark blue color but nevertheless there are colors that hardly can go with the main color. Like orange. The inscription "Happy Canada Day" is made in orange color and may look like just unsuitable for this make-up, but thank you for the one and only firework made in just a little bit brighter orange color now both details are looking fine in this artwork! The same or just similar thing I want to say about the fireworks near the corners of the eyes. They may look like if there was not enough place for those details and the artist was reluctant to put them beyond the limit of the eyelids, but thank you for the color what was used for those fireworks (blue) they are just suitable enough I think!

I see again (because I already wrote one critique for this artist) that she says that we can not see all the sparkles in the make-up and how sparkly in the reality it was. I do not agree and want to say that I surely can see how sparkly it is and if she says that each firework has about a million sparkles on it then I see all one million sparkles!

As I already said, I do not know much about this holiday, what is the difference between Canadians and Americans (if Canada is a part of the North America) but I definitely can feel the atmosphere of the Canada day just by looking at this make-up! Nevertheless that some people think that the make-up can not be called artwork I don’t believe them and I am glad that on our beloved DA are artists of this genre! So, thank you for showing us your talent once more!

And I don’t know how but today exactly is the 1st of July and I’m glad to say Happy Canada Day for every person who loves this holiday!

With all my respect.
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finnfni Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
coincidentally, i'm looking at it right now- canada day.
probably a year or more after, though.
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:iconviv1dflame:
Viv1dFlame Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm in awe, the fact that you can do this is just amazing
:iconhappycanadaplz: 
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SarahVikken Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Firstly, WOW. Gorgeous. I love how the night sky turned out, and I especially love the fireworks off to the side of your eyelids.

Secondly, just for the record, ~ElRinaZuza, Canadians aren't Americans. We're North Americans, but we're not "Americans". I live on the Canada-US border and that's a very important distinction here, lol But lovely critique =)

Happy Canada Day! (Even though it's January now.)
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:iconkrenaya:
Krenaya Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. . .I can't believe that you actually did that. . . O.O
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:iconcharlotte-stone:
Charlotte-Stone Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AAAAHH YAYYY JUST FOR MEEEEEEEEE... and other Canadians xD
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:iconnadeizhda:
Nadeizhda Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
haha
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:iconshadowwolf90998:
ShadowWolf90998 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
WWOT WOOT GO CANADA :) <3
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:iconphoenix509:
phoenix509 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
HOLY @%*$!!! How did you manage to do that????!!!! O_O
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:iconkaitlyn102398:
kaitlyn102398 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm canadian and every year we go see fireworks
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:iconxxzanneyxx:
xXZanneyXx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was born on canada day :3
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:iconhetalianlover13:
hetalianlover13 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I was born on Canada Day yet I'm American
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:icondrkfaeriegfx:
DrkFaerieGFX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing, so much detail, I would love to know how long it took you to do this
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:iconkatiealves:
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It took about 30-45 minutes! :)
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:icondrkfaeriegfx:
DrkFaerieGFX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
shorter than i thought it would take,lol very nicely done.
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CosmicAngel6 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
HEY i didnt see this until now XD but ITS AWESOME !! HAPPY BELATED CANADA DAY!!
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:iconsuicidallemming:
suicidallemming Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha that's so cool, my first Friday in Canada and I got to celebrate Canada Day in Bracebridge, Ontario :> was an awesome time and this captures that atmosphere brilliantly!
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:iconusigarichan555:
usigarichan555 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
When IS Canada day?
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:iconkatiealves:
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
July 1st! :D
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:iconusigarichan555:
usigarichan555 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I MISSED IT D8
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:iconaskyumichika:
AskYumichika Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
HAPPY VERY LATE CANADA DAY!!
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:iconninjapickle1881:
NinjaPickle1881 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
YAY! I'm from Canada! absolutely gorgeous!
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:iconaeld-fangirl:
Aeld-fangirl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, this is too cool
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:iconvoohie-vachapoohie:
Voohie-Vachapoohie Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
This is legitimate!
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:iconwillow123qw:
willow123qw Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
I live in canada
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:iconradical-cats:
Radical-Cats Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this in the Lindsay newspaper xDD
So awesome <3 : )
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:iconkatiealves:
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Was it Caps? XD
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:icongothchickoflove:
gothchickoflove Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the fireworks on the outside of your eyes!
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:iconnehvur:
nehvur Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
i'm Canadian :D represent. and omg this is so cool.. how long does it take you to do that? and jw how does it look when you open your eyes?
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:iconkatiealves:
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This only took about 45 minutes!

It just looks like a bunch of sparkles! haha
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:iconskissored:
Skissored Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
We should team up and make an awesome continuous pair of eyes. I've always wanted to connect a drawing/art project to someone else on here, I admire all your eye paintings :)
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:iconkatiealves:
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Think you can do a scene? :D
I'd love to!
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:iconskissored:
Skissored Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I know I can :la:
Send me a message, throw some ideas my way and we'll go from there. I would love to do something fan art for sure, but you're the seasoned pro with scenery so all in all, I'll do what I'm told :3
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RandomBrain3189 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
whoa...that looks awesome
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:iconxiffatyn:
Xiffatyn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the little people and the bluish highlights in the sky. c:
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:iconamyiswaycool:
AmyIsWayCool Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Hahaha fantatic! I can tell how sparkly it is by the one on the far right, it's practically glowing!
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:iconjess-o:
jess-o Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is clever and very well done!
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:icon1passionatefool:
1passionatefool Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Coool! :flagcanada:
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:iconshoujo-girl-mblaq:
Shoujo-girl-mblaq Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
happy canada day to you too! 144!! err right? 145? no...ah well!
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:iconkatiealves:
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I believe 144! XD
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:iconitskaraxx:
itsKaraxx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
ooh?
Is this the Detroit River celebration fireworks?
Looks exactly like it!
From Windsor perhaps? =D
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:iconkatiealves:
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Nope, Port Perry, Ontario XD
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:iconitskaraxx:
itsKaraxx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Aww, totally looks like the Windsor fireworks over the river!
Amazing job =)
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happy-camper123 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
This make-up made me that much prouder to be Canadian. :heart: SO PRETTY.
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AnimeOCD1323 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Nice design for the Canada Day... is that the same day as Independence Day in the US?
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:iconkatiealves:
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yup! Fireworks and beer XD
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AnimeOCD1323 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Teehee, I'm not even old enough to
drink and I don't even like beer
and wine and all that stuff
:iconxd--plz:
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:iconkatiealves:
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I AM old enough to drink and I don't like beer and wine and all that stuff! haha
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:iconanimeocd1323:
AnimeOCD1323 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
I most likely won't drink even when I'm of age :P XD
Hey, have you ever heard of Demyx Time by Jenxthejinx?
Here's a [link] to the first episode if you haven't :)
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AnimeOCD1323 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
teehee, I'm not old enough to
drink, and I don't even like
beer and wine and all that stuff
:iconxd--plz:
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IndividualityA Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
So cool!!!
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