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spontaneous creation

spontaneous creation

spontaneous creation by Jadis
spontaneous creation by Jadis


another collaboration with my 4 year old grandson [and suggestions from his mother] 

I like this one conceptually but had some trouble with media. 

we were experimenting with crayons, pastels, watercolor and a few other things on large watercolor paper. 

because I think the concept turned out interesting I might do something else based on this in the future, but there are some things about the composition I don't entirely love. 

edit: I'm writing this down so I don't forget. 

I want to do an image based on this which has a broken window with a spiderweb pattern in the foreground, drawn in colorful macro detail [perhaps with a brown recluse or a jumping spider on the inside] a tree bring with a yellow Argiope orb web on a tree branch right outside the window, perhaps one thread attached to the window, an abstract tree in the distance with roots and branches which echo the pattern of the spiderweb and broken glass, and a large whispy spiderweb pattern of light in the clouds, with an angle who has dragon-wing structure wings also echoing the pattern of glass tree and web. 

maybe in a thousand years I'll have time for that, right? 

so I'm gonna start making reference photos of broken glass. i might even break some glass. that sounds fun. 

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Saltwater on December 26, 2016, 3:19:51 AM

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SaltwaterCool work.
The spider's abdomen looks like a little world of its own!   :-) 

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Firiel on June 23, 2016, 6:56:18 PM

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FirielI like the mass of colors in the spider's abdomen, and the orange web coming from it... almost like it's spinning light.

Jadis on June 30, 2016, 2:28:01 PM

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Jadisthanks. I appreciate your observations. Every time someone comments on this picture I notice something else cool I hadn't seen before. 

Skippy111 on June 23, 2016, 7:30:39 AM

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Jadis on June 23, 2016, 8:24:32 AM

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Jadisthank you very much

Falconlobo on June 20, 2016, 1:42:27 PM

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Falconlobocool spider^^

Jadis on June 21, 2016, 8:50:17 PM

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Jadisthank you.

Falconlobo on June 21, 2016, 10:01:19 PM

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TeeJay87 on June 21, 2016, 10:31:42 AM

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TeeJay87Maybe the background looks a bit empty, though it's not serious drawback.

It looks like the spider is closer to the viewer, while the tree is at further distance in the background.

Jadis on June 21, 2016, 8:50:05 PM

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Jadisyou're right, I think some more depth of background would have improved the composition, thanks for that suggestion. very helpful If I do another version of this Idea which I would like to do.