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This is a pretty average harpy, really, in that there are not a ‘spectacularly innovative’ harpy design. No, the content of the image itsn’t what woke me in the night (see below), but the way to display the various picuture planes of the image, that's what intrigued me. I wanted to make sure that viewers could see both the picture for what it is AND get the full effect of the 3D aspect, so I added that filmstrip of side images on the right.
I also really enjoy how much emotion the image has, with her expression and the impressions of the marks and the dark and dangerous feeling atmosphere. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do. Oh, and here’s the story:
I had been going without doing hardly any art for a really long time when I got this. It came to me as I was trying to fall asleep: a 2d picture with 3d aspects. I couldn’t fall asleep for the life of me, so I finally rolled out of bed and in the darkness sketched out the idea and figured “I’ll just go to bed and look at it in the morning, now that there’s no danger of forgeting it” but then I thought “we’ll, I’ll just take a quick look at what I did.” So I turned on the lights and POOF it was all over-- I just had to keep working on it. About 3 hours later I went to bed. Then I finished it off after 2 more days.
Rough watercolor paper with charcoal pencils and chalk pastels, plus fishing line.
|Bill, The Last Dragon: 2003||Uh,oh: 2003|
|Cupid: the malecious over-sized cherub: 2003||Faces Part 1: 2004|
|Plumage: 2006||Pointillism? 2003|