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13.365 Insanity by forever-just-jess 13.365 Insanity by forever-just-jess
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Alright, I redid this picture and showed my face this time. I kinda like this one better though. :)
So this looks really really wierd right? Well yesterday somebody, not saying names (*cough* ilyeo *cough*) told me I was insane. But I was thinking arent all artists kinda insane. So I wondered what an insane person would wear and thought "bathrobe" so...ya. Then I was really thinking (uh oh) what if everyone was really insane and the people that we say are insane are really the sane ones but we thought they were insane becasue we are insane? I am confusing. Anyways. Ta da! :D
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"Frustrated by the constant bombardment of useless data, she had just reached her limit..." is the impression I get on impact.

In a world where the digital itself had become the mainstream, she like others, had been relegated to being spoon-fed every waking hour, every byte society thought as worthy, via the media around her.

The vision here is rather unique, whether intended or not, what could have been the standard 3 for a "slapped together" idea, turned out to be a 4 for it social implications. I could have gone another half-star if we could have seen a bit of the face displaying the madness itself. For those implications, let’s get to...

Originality.

The newsprint on the walls makes this image. The nutty chick writing on the floor is irrelevant; it is her oppressor, the ever-present media control in Western society that is stealing the thunder from the model. Again, whether intended or not, when you look at the different forms of information being displayed on the walls, one can understand how the poor girl lost her mind! She just couldn't take it all in anymore, it was just too much, she was never designed to be some storage device for society to fill daily with the newest line of relevant dribble.

That lack of face, that lack of personal application of "madness", cost the Technique a full star from a deserved 4. I would have liked to have seen the head tilted at a right angle towards the camera, and the emotions of the girl just laughingly crazy as she was goofy with the insanity of society itself. The lighting would have added to the focus of face, as one could imagine a door being opened into an isolation room, with the incoming light illuminating the face. Quite the missed opportunity indeed…

The impact could have been a 4 1/2, but again, that loss of personal application with the face cost yet again. As I stated in technique, the impact here is not an angry violent one, it is a loss of reality, a loss of what is fact or fiction, not right or wrong. A laughing insanity, one that cannot be easily controlled as an angry one can. The artist had a brilliant idea, and with further thought of a more long term vision, it could have easily been a 4 1/2 star across image.
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OldSchoolHipster Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
But now look again! You removed the blanket that was stealing vision away from the model, and covered the entire shot in newspaper, where it had blank spots on the floor and baseboard (yes, I remembered..!)

So now we see the model's insanity, and the vision is even stronger now because all that is in the shot is her and the newspaper! You used your own eye to enhance what I expounded upon. That my good woman is "growth". :-) Bravo Mistress!
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forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks for your help. :D
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OldSchoolHipster Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
I did nothing, you did all the work. I just sat and watched.
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forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Photographer
You gave me the critique that got me to give the pic another go.
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OldSchoolHipster Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'll look and see if there are others I can look at. :-)
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forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Photographer
ok, that would be great! :D
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Writer
:XD: Insanity believes they are sane, while sanity believes they are insane, but who can say which is which?
Confusing? Beat that above statement! XD
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forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Photographer
I dont know, the above statement was pretty confusing... ;P
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Writer
XD Indeed XD
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jbrenthill Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really like the newspapers on the wall!
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