Derby #139: Madness
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Mood Swing (Bipolar Rep)

Mood Swing (Bipolar Rep)
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sabrinalgraham


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I want to get as much derby practice as possible but I also wanted to do something tasteful and not try to make light of mental illness in anyway.

Anyway, I thought Bipolar as a disease and tried to conceptualize the actual disease and its effects. I used the literal image of a swing to enforce the swinging moods people afflicted with this disease suffer. The “high” (or manic mood) is depicted with the upswing as a happy, well-kept image of a chick….the “low” (or depressed) swing shows the same girl-worn, haggard and disheveled. It is my attempt to show the internal effects of the disease by morphing the outward appearance of the character. The tree is supposed to be a subliminal reinforcement of the perception change of the character in each extreme, on the up end a normal enough looking tree, on the low end more menacing and taunting, almost paranoia-inducing as depression can sometimes be.

Well…at least that’s what I was going for anyway…The talent may lack where the ambition tries to venture. Thanks for looking anyway =)

Stellardig


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Great Idea! GMV Stellardig

SnowQueenVT


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I really like your concept!

http://www.wix.com/scottgreenip/snowqueenvt

sabrinalgraham


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Thanks for the support,guys. I am disappointed in the execution but think I will get better. I am still trying to figure out how to get a line drawing scanned-in to a point where I can actually do something with it. Tired of trying to sketch with a mouse. I think I will try to hit some tutorials this weekend to see some different techniques people use to work with their sketches. I'm pretty sure my hardware/software is pretty rudimentary. Any tips would be AWESOME!!

SnowQueenVT


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sabrinalgraham wrote:Thanks for the support,guys. I am disappointed in the execution but think I will get better. I am still trying to figure out how to get a line drawing scanned-in to a point where I can actually do something with it. Tired of trying to sketch with a mouse. I think I will try to hit some tutorials this weekend to see some different techniques people use to work with their sketches. I'm pretty sure my hardware/software is pretty rudimentary. Any tips would be AWESOME!!


Sabrina, read tjosts comment on page 34 of this thread, he advises getting an illustrator tablet to draw on, the nicest present you can ever give yourself.

I can feel your pain, drawing with the mouse isn't fair. All you need to set you free is a tablet!!!!! I loved your concept here. The tablet is
about 200.00 . You will never look back.

http://www.wix.com/scottgreenip/snowqueenvt

sabrinalgraham


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SnowQueenVT wrote:Sabrina, read tjosts comment on page 34 of this thread, he advises getting an illustrator tablet to draw on, the nicest present you can ever give yourself.

I can feel your pain, drawing with the mouse isn't fair. All you need to set you free is a tablet!!!!! I loved your concept here. The tablet is
about 200.00 . You will never look back.


Thank you so much!! I really appreciate you taking the time. I did read Tjost's post and at least now I know what I'm looking to pick up this weekend. Really cool of you to help me out...and I am loving Captain Ahab. The thought of Moby (The big white whale) flashed briefly for me when I saw the derby theme, but there was just no way to do it justice. Yours is simply awesommmee!! GMV =)

SnowQueenVT


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sabrinalgraham wrote:Thank you so much!! I really appreciate you taking the time. I did read Tjost's post and at least now I know what I'm looking to pick up this weekend. Really cool of you to help me out...and I am loving Captain Ahab. The thought of Moby (The big white whale) flashed briefly for me when I saw the derby theme, but there was just no way to do it justice. Yours is simply awesommmee!! GMV =)


Hi Sabrina!

You may already know this but the new derby topic is announced tomorrow (every thursday at 12 noon or 1 oclock depending on where you live, then friday at 12 or 1 oclock (again depending on where you live ) you can begin submitting your new designs, you can also submit up to 4 designs of your own choice each week as daily submissions!....I am so happy for you if you can grab yourself a tablet soon, mine is a wacom and I just got it because I sadly said to my family I just can't compete here without one and luckily for me it was also my birthday so......!


I have noticed that the designs submitted on FRIDAY have the best chance of winning and once the fog is established (Also on Friday, it is super hard to break in...so work towards entering as soon as you can, but if you don't love your design , do give yourself time to finish it.


Any-whoooo, it's so nice to meet you and I look forward very much to seeing more of yoyr stuff, I really do love your concept here and from the sweet sensitive faces on the girl I can tell you've got lots to express here! I have to go, I will check in later!
Luv, snowqueenvt

http://www.wix.com/scottgreenip/snowqueenvt

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