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maia
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Icon 1 posted May 18, 2006 07:57      Profile for maia     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There was a complaint that we were not "getting creative" enough for some people. So, here you go, my latest drawing. It was drawn with crayons. Let me know what you think.

(EDIT: I raised the contrast so that it looks more like the original drawing. I think it was too washed out.)  -

PS this forum may not get used as much as others, but it is here when we need it, and I do not think it should be removed. BESIDES, WHERE ON EARTH WOULD ROBERT DAVIDSON GO?

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[Applause] [Applause] [Applause]
That looks awesome.

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Amazing. [Smile]

And, Long Live "Let's Get Creative!". [Cool]

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BESIDES, WHERE ON EARTH WOULD ROBERT DAVIDSON GO?

lmao [Applause]

cool drawing too... LONG LIVE CRAYONS!

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That's quite beautiful maia.

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[Beard of Peter Gabriel!] [thumbsup] [Applause]
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Icon 1 posted May 18, 2006 14:29      Profile for maia     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks everybody. And Snaggy, I'm glad someone enjoyed my joke. [Smile]

I have been doing lots of artwork recently, so I will post more things here soon.

I have also been recording some vocal tracks of songs that I have written, and have been working in some long distance musical collaborations to incorporate instruments and sounds. I am also going to be doing some recording soon in a real studio. [Smile] I will post links to some songs when they are done.

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That's excellent work Maia.
Looking forward to the music.

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Very cool, in concept & execution.

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Maia, that is beautiful!

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That's great. I'm horrible at art, and anything good I create is a fluke, and then I try to add to it, and end up botching it.

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Can you say FRIDA !
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quote:
Originally posted by Thorned0Fortress:
Can you say FRIDA !

Frida Kahlo (googled, I don't know much/anything about her) or ??? ... and what does that have to do with the post?

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quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:
quote:
Originally posted by Thorned0Fortress:
Can you say FRIDA !

Frida Kahlo (googled, I don't know much/anything about her) or ??? ... and what does that have to do with the post?
I think she's referring to something like
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I really wasn't thinking of that, although it is similar. This content came from things I have gone through recently. I do like Frida Kahlo, though. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by HalfVast:
That's excellent work Maia.
Looking forward to the music.

He's right.
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It's nice...even if it freaks me out a little. [Razz] (Sorry, I just don't love certain things involving medical stuff...unnerves me slightly.)

And I did smile at the joke. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by maia:
This content came from things I have gone through recently.

That's a beautiful drawing, but did you really rip the poor lad's heart out and cut it in half? [Razz]
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quote:
ZSR wrote:

That's a beautiful drawing, but did you really rip the poor lad's heart out and cut it in half?

Hey guys? Anybody heard from Orpheus lately?
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This was by Frida. She did a lot of work with hearts.

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quote:
Originally posted by HalfVast:
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ZSR wrote:

That's a beautiful drawing, but did you really rip the poor lad's heart out and cut it in half?

Hey guys? Anybody heard from Orpheus lately?
No, I did not rip the lad's heart out. [Razz] Orpheus is doing fine. He is very busy with school. He just got a paper published and is working on another. His free time is mostly spent in the land of WoW, but he sends his regards.

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Hand structure's hard to learn; you might want to work on it a little. Elfwood, the old fantasy art site, has a good hand-drawing tutorial that I used to refer to quite a bit.

Crayons are a neat medium for the right work, but if it's a serious piece, I'd consider redoing this one in a dense paint like oils or acrylics to give it some more painterly depth...maybe even painted on hardwood instead of canvas to add to the color depth. Up the contrast some; the inner chambers of the heart are going to be a much darker, richer red than is shown here, and that could make for some really interesting play with color and saturation throughout the whole piece...the background is very casually done, so shading the inside of the heart a deep crimson red, maybe shaded in indigos, would look very stark.

(Yes, I took color theory and art classes. I have the right to sound pretentious.)

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quote:
Originally posted by Demosthenes:
Hand structure's hard to learn; you might want to work on it a little. Elfwood, the old fantasy art site, has a good hand-drawing tutorial that I used to refer to quite a bit.

Crayons are a neat medium for the right work, but if it's a serious piece, I'd consider redoing this one in a dense paint like oils or acrylics to give it some more painterly depth...maybe even painted on hardwood instead of canvas to add to the color depth. Up the contrast some; the inner chambers of the heart are going to be a much darker, richer red than is shown here, and that could make for some really interesting play with color and saturation throughout the whole piece...the background is very casually done, so shading the inside of the heart a deep crimson red, maybe shaded in indigos, would look very stark.

(Yes, I took color theory and art classes. I have the right to sound pretentious.)

OK, so you have the right to sound pretentious, but does that really mean that you should? I do appreciate your comments. I have also taken plenty of art classes. I was an art major before I switched to math. And you're right, this isn't the most finished looking thing in the world, but it is just a sketch. I have done some "serious" pieces with crayon, like this. They can do a lot more than people give them credit for. Thanks for the link to the hand drawing site. I'll take a look.

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I like them both. I never would have guessed it was crayons - my first thought was colored pencil. That was the one thing that really dismayed me about art classes. We never got to play with crayons. Oh well. Colored pencils are also nice.

I'm not sure that heart was ripped out and sliced in half, ZSR. It's being held too gently. It looks to me like it's been opened up and presented.

No, wait...those hands don't look like they belong to the same person. The one on top is a woman's hand, the one below is a man's. That opened up heart is being shared. Very nicely done!

The second one reminds me of something from one of the Narnia books.

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quote:
Originally posted by maia:
OK, so you have the right to sound pretentious, but does that really mean that you should? I do appreciate your comments. I have also taken plenty of art classes. I was an art major before I switched to math. And you're right, this isn't the most finished looking thing in the world, but it is just a sketch. I have done some "serious" pieces with crayon, like this. They can do a lot more than people give them credit for. Thanks for the link to the hand drawing site. I'll take a look.

Hey, chill crazy lady, I was making a joke at my own expense. It's hard to talk about art in any serious fashion without sounding like you've got the Eiffel tower crammed up your rectum, really.

I guess you didn't comprehend what I was really trying to tell you, which was how you might want to take this concept further and expound upon it, since it is "just a sketch." If I didn't think it had any potential, I would've told you that instead, but it's a decent concept and could really be something more if you were willing to make it a finished work.

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quote:
Originally posted by Demosthenes:
Hey, chill crazy lady.

Who's crazy? I'm not crazy. [crazy]
/me stares off into space laughing maniacally


OK, I get it. Thanks.

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