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hawthorne's WIP CRITIQUE

WIP = work in progress - I need feed back!
will put art up here for artist critiques when I have it to show
Ill always put up the newest update here
so you are encouraged to watch this page

Tsuki Bound!
it a running gag for years now
about what sort of bait should be used
to draw them to the trap and such

newest WIP stuff!

Sidekick name: The Bright Idea (muse as sidekick)
Strength: 2 physically 10 mentally
Superpower: Generates Inspiration Motivation and A General Lack of Attention to Common Sense Time or Mundane Obligations
Day Job: Unknown... where she disappears to Unknown
Background: Unknown... maybe created from leftovers at the begining of time itself
Hero She Works For: Alot! she is a real scamp and gets arould to many artists mothers
and anyone else who has ever spoken the words, "Another fine mess You've gotten me into!"
Yup every hero needs someone who gets him into trouble...

I had a great idea for the Valentine Art Competition

too bad I CANT enter it
it be me and Aodh together kissing
me as a photo... in other words real life...
and Aodh as a digital painting...

the theme is Forbidden Love

Forbidden b/c
1... we exist in two separate mediums...
and 2... b/c he is my alter ego...

I CANT enter it b/c...


Since the winners will be featured on Mainstreet, images that depict graphic violence, pornography or other disturbing actions will not be accepted. Only images that fit the theme will be allowed.

All mediums, except photography (and/or manipulations) and animated GIF's, will be accepted.

I love the idea of real world meets painted world..
me and Aodh meeting... and the reasons why its forbidden...

but ET doesnt


going to use this painting
of C'serio © Lanisaz [will be replaced by me]
and Aodh & art © moira hawthorne.
here is the photo-reference I used
<img0*300:stuff/WIP%20CA%20colour%2014.jpg> * <img0*300:stuff/P1280023.JPG> * <img0*300:stuff/forbidden%20Val%20wip1.png>
this still needs alot of work...
or I may get a better... in proportion photo taken

ok new photo of me... with better proportions to match Aodh
plus the colours are better
and you can see I decided to fade Aodh abit... as if he is more imaginary than real
got to fill in parts of Aodh's body that have/had C'serio

Im entered in the ET Dark Arts Competition
in the art category ET Dark Arts entries

I reworked a painting of mine... its an old fav... but I never did think it was quite finished... what you think?

<img0*200:stuff/twin%20captive%20moon.jpg> * <img0*200:stuff/twin%20captive%20moon%20dark%20art.png> * <img0*200:stuff/twin%20captive%20skull%20moon%20dark%20art.png>

added another skull
im not sure if its done now...
im tempted to add flames but that might be to much ..what you say?
I think I likes!

'Fate's Dark Balance'

[moira hawthorne]'s wip wikis
hawthorne's WIP CRITIQUE - current WIP wiki
hawthorne's WIP basement - older WIP wiki incomplete art
hawthorne's Recent Art & WIP - older WIP wiki some incomplete some finished art
hawthorne's snow ice and sun photos - photo refer wip wiki
- need to ask for password if interested... sorry its exported I need this
hawthorne's BD gift to Gato - my newest wip wiki
mhss08 wipcritique - finished art with the WIP process
Fae on Catwhisker WIP wiki - finished art with the WIP process
coffee painting - finished art with the WIP process
hawthorne's Recent ArtGiftsPhotos - empty at the moment
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2009-01-31 [LynnAnneBrown]: Agreed. This discussion alone has made me realize that It would be difficult for any one person alone to come up with a definition and develop the criteria for jurying the work. So too this end I have just created a wiki, Photo Manips as Fine Art~A Definition so that those who are interested can have a place to work out the details and can be used as foundation for a proposal to council for having it included as a medium in the "Art" competitions. I would also like to figure out a way to get the word out about the wiki, so that we can get as many contributers and supporters as possible.

2009-01-31 [moira hawthorne]: [LynnAnneBrown] once you get a basic layout... and the general idea out... there is a way to invite everyone to the wiki... its a new feature... so ask Artsie... or someone else

[Rebulous] the only way to edit/adjust MY pose... is to take dozens of photos and see which slight hand or face shift works better... but since Im posing to empty space the minute adjustments needed are really hard to judge

I can manip Aodh to an certain extend without distorting him... and I will edit paint him to make adjustments as well

BUT due to the difficulty of my photo pose... and also the theme that we ARENT actually in the same universe so to speak... I thought a little moment before the actual KISS... not quite touching/mis-alignment... worked well

2009-01-31 [LynnAnneBrown]: I agree, you have managed to capture that brush of air, just before the kiss quite nicely.

2009-01-31 [moira hawthorne]: what does everyone think of faded Aodh? as if he really doesnt exist in the real world?

if he wasnt faded I could adjust my left hand easier... b/c you wouldnt see the photo behind him and I could adjust the arm there

I dont know if I can get the kiss itself better from my part... its really hit and miss... matchin mouths

2009-01-31 [Rebulous]: OK, I didn't fully realise the effect you were going for, the different universe angle. I seem to misunderstand your intent a lot. Given these parameters, the image works pretty well.

2009-01-31 [moira hawthorne]: yes the idea of Forbidden Love... is b/c I am of the real world... and he isnt... he is my muse and subject of of my art.. he exists in my art... my head... and heart.. but is not tangible... so while I was trying to pull off a kiss with him... my small errors in proportioning and alignment are helpful to that objective...

2009-01-31 [moira hawthorne]: SOOOOO... what does everyone think of faded Aodh? as if he really doesnt exist in the real world? should I keep him faded... or just painterly?

2009-02-02 [Lord Dog]: I think you should have kept him solid...I also have other ideas but all in all I like the image either way

2009-02-02 [moira hawthorne]: what are your other ideas?.. speak up... I may do them... it all depends... this is quite hard.. and I still havent finished gato's

2009-02-02 [LynnAnneBrown]: I like the solid Aodh, what I was thinking would be interesting is if you did a painted background behind your figure and left the photographic background behind the Aodh figure.

2009-02-02 [moira hawthorne]: that would be interestin... maybe make it a woods... or if if anyone has a different suggestion...

2009-02-02 [LynnAnneBrown]: I like the woods idea, The outdoor setting would make a nice contrast to the indoor of the photo background. Another element of the "Never the twain shall meet" theme of the ArtWork.

2009-02-03 [Lord Dog]: What's Aodh's house like? I would put that behind Moira

2009-02-03 [moira hawthorne]: that's a GOOOOOOOD question... hummm he is a musician... he has a studio loft usually when he isnt tourin on a bus

2009-04-11 [Elfie_Lauren]: Lawl I wish I knew how to do that with my photos!!! Thats so cool xD Anyways how did you do that Moira???? The part where you take the other guy and added him into your photo???

2009-04-11 [moira hawthorne]: well the EASY way would be just to paint him in.. in photoshop or another art program

but i did it the hard way... starting with a painting of him/Aodh i already had made

than i had to remove the other guy and the back ground... and somehow i had to pose to match his position... it was alot of work!!!

2009-05-09 [jaraden]: well it turned out REALLY well moira!! loves it!!!!!

2009-05-09 [moira hawthorne]: you like the new one?

2009-05-14 [jaraden]: heck yeah i do!! did you paint both digitally moira?? if so you ROCK!

2009-05-14 [moira hawthorne]: The Bright Idea is all digital... no reference... just drew it off the top of my head... in about... well a few hours... time is sortta meaningless when Im doing art

2009-05-15 [jaraden]: too true, i know exactly what you mean kiddo!

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