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Old 01-30-2004, 04:12 PM
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Re: Composition Test (How's this?)

Still thinking about your piece. Why do we have to see the entire moth--could it just be creeping up the tree--OR if you are a punster--why not mess with our minds and and instead of putting the moth on the tree where you would expect it to be --try putting it on the moon as the moth's name implies. I hope this helps.
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Re: Composition Test (How's this?)

Just popped in to read this interesting thread. I like the first one best and as I have actually seen these wonderful moths, I wonder if you might want to investigate a little further into its habits and habitat. I believe they land on the tree to look like the tree bark for camoflage - maybe that is not your goal, but thought I would mention it. Therefore, your second one would be atypical of the moth on the tree.

It will make a most interesting painting!
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Re: Composition Test (How's this?)

EGADS!!!

Version 5 now has the right wing sliding off the edge of the image!

And just LOOK at the position of the tail, relative to the stars in the BG!!
It simply SUCKS the eye over, and screams "Lookit me... I'm a STAR nestled inside this little tail!!"

*flump*

Version 6 is here... And I like it.


Whaddya think?


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Old 01-30-2004, 04:49 PM
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Re: Composition Test (How's this?)

That works--you know when you get a chance--I do not know if you are into three dimensional art --but that moth would make one heck of a kite.
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Re: Composition Test (How's this?)

I am in love with your moth !!!

.... and your tree

.... and your moon

sheesh !! - I am simply in love.

( so glad you have experts to listen to rather than me)
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Re: Composition Test (How's this?)

Thanks Biki,

I don't think it would be HALF as nice, barring all the help I got here with the layout. In fact - I KNOW it! Take a look at the first upload, and notice that all of the elements lay on parallel or perpendicular angles.

What I thought was pleasing - was actually as engaging as a railroad track.

It laid itself out way too simply, bringing with it no action, nor intrigue.

NOW however, I have ALL sorts of questions about the Moth.

What I like MOST about this layout, is the fact that the Moth could either be LONGING for the Moon.....

... or trying to HIDE from it.

This dynamic is suggested by the fact that with this version - One of the Moth's eyes is defined by the Tree, the other eye by the Moon.

Intriguing, no?


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Re: Composition Test (How's this?)

now you have the edge of the moth wing on the right lined up with the starfield...still not right.
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now you have the edge of the moth wing on the right lined up with the starfield...still not right.


Hrmmm .... I'm not sure what you mean here... Do you mean that the right WING is aligned improperly? As it seems to share a common boundry with the TREE edge? Oh - and that star there... WING, TREE - STAR, all in the same spot... OK - I see. I'll mute and wiggle that star a bit over to the right when I do the transfer. Good advice - Thanks!

Or - are you instead referring the the TOO neat placement of the tail of the MOTH in between the STARS at the bottom right of the frame? That arrangement is intentional, but I'd like it to be more subtle, if possible. Do you suggest blurring these background elements a bit more? Or lowering their brightness, as well?

And thank you again for your input, Arlene. NONE of it, is unappreciated.


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Re: Composition Test (How's this?)

you answered your own question the first time, but in case you weren't sure, notice the lineup at the red line.
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Re: Composition Test (How's this?)

Sorry Ed... I STILL like the first one. Like how the Moth lines up with the tree and the wing intersects the moon. I like the lighting and of course that nice line accross the top of the moth. I say go for the original.
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I STILL like the first one. Like how the Moth lines up with the tree and the wing intersects the moon. I like the lighting and of course that nice line accross the top of the moth. I say go for the original.
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Zoinks!!

You're about 15 hours too late on this subject.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164213


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