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pinkpoodle230
« on: January 11, 2012 11:20:26 PM »

Hello all!
So I made this little doozy (potentially) for my art portfolio, but for whatever reason Im just not sure about it! Im not sure if the light takes to much away from the detail of the moth orrr whaaat! Let me know what you think of the composition and if you think it should just be a stand alone piece!



and the moth alone!



I donno! Maybe its too much contrast?? Maybe im over thinking things! Any type of feedback would be greatly appreciated!
----UPDATED 1/14/12--------
A bit of toying around with some velum,wire and contact paper and i came up with this, not sure if i love it but I think im getting closer.  The contact paper i colored yellow and by accident part of it stuck to some school work, leaving then impression of writing, but i decided i liked the effect and applied words to the rest of the swirl.
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Antidigger
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012 02:26:40 AM »

Hmm. I like the structure, but I agree, the light bulb is a bit too much for all the beautiful detail in your moth.

Perhaps if you made the bulb out of translucent paper: tissue paper or parchment paper or tracing paper, keeping the filament as is. I dunno, I'm finding it hard to visualise.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012 03:46:29 AM »

Maybe dust the moth in a slightly darker color?  (make it a grey or brown shaded one).  Until you posted the close up, I could hardly see any detail to the moth at all. 

I love it, though, and can't wait to see what you decide to do Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012 08:08:11 AM »

I love that moth! But the background is drowning out the contrast on the moth itself (by providing the greatest contrast in the picture itself). I would probably change the background colour (to something light and neutral perhaps... or something that resembles dusk) and change the paper of the bulb like Antidigger suggested...
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012 08:59:19 AM »

try offsetting the yellow swirl a bit--like move it towards the upper right hand corner? I think by keeping it with the bulb the moth would stand out more...

I would move it enough to make the moth stand alone away from the bulb with the yellow...I think without the moth it is not making the same statement...

I love the high contrast myself since it seems very modern...the details in the moth are wonderful!
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012 09:18:00 AM »

 I saw it and thought it looked really cool and why change it, then I scrolled down and that moth really is amazing. I think the idea of the light bulb out of parchment or a more translucent paper would really throw the focus back on the brilliant work of the moth.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012 11:26:54 AM »

The moth is awesome...even its feelers/antennae are so detailed... Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2012 11:58:11 AM »

I saw it and thought it looked really cool and why change it, then I scrolled down and that moth really is amazing. I think the idea of the light bulb out of parchment or a more translucent paper would really throw the focus back on the brilliant work of the moth.

I agree with everything written here.
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pinkpoodle230
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012 09:43:44 PM »

Okay! I had a go at it and put it in the original post! Thoughts?
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