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the moth puzzle by kirbyrevo the moth puzzle by kirbyrevo
soft pastel on fancy paper

assignment 3 from drawing 2, spring 2009. we had to use a grid composition using soft pastels. so i fragmented a picture of a moth


ps. i messed up in my editing program and i cant find where transparency is so im sorry about the little watermark being so boldly obvious
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ridchan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Puzzled
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lemmegetkh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
I think this is god worthy. I really like your art. It is inspiring.
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Endantee Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
I didn't look at the title before looking at the painting and the first thing I thought was a dead lark.

There was a poem I once read that this made me think of,

A lark, caught in a hunter's net sang sweeter then than ever, as if the falling melody might wing and net dissever.

At dusk the hunter took his prey the lark his freedom never. All birds and men are sure to die but songs may live for ever.

It was part of Ken Follet's "Pillar of the Earth"


When I pulled out of my own interpretation, I could really appreciate it though. I love moths. I like how poetic the whole, Moth to a flame." thing is. I love finding excuses to say that.

Fantastic, really.
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kirbyrevo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
omg i love it! you are really remarkable, you know that?? thats a really fantastic interpretation that i might act upon.

another interesting thing my professor mentioned about this piece was the fact that moths wings are so dusty and powdery, and thats the same texture as the soft pastel i used. she said that when a person touches a moth's wings, it can no longer fly and it dies.
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Endantee Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
That's true. Some butterflies are like that as well. It's sort of tragic. Lunar moths are huge and touching any part of it's wings with human fingers will make it incapable of flying.
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kirbyrevo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
beautiful and tragic..
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neen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Great result! I assume the pic was done complete THEN chopped up? If not that would have been a very difficult (but fun) project!
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kirbyrevo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
well.. not exactly. first i made a bunch of thumbnail sketches of the solid moth whole. then i divided it up into pieces (i think there ended up being 16 boxes in the thumbnail), then chose the boxes i liked most to draw first. so.. they were never one piece lol

thank you! :D
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