Hannah Cupid

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Title     Hannah Cupid
Artist     dsa157/Dave (93) Send mail to this user
Portfolio     Photo based digital art
Subject     Humor
Style     Photographic
Medium     Digital Non-Photographic
Software     Adobe Photoshop
Submitted     February 12, 2003 12:28:01 AM CST
Views     2,554
Rating     2 Thumb-up

My niece, Hannah, when she was a wee little one. The original shot had her bathing in the sink with a very visible water line around her tummy and knees where the body broke the surface. Lotsa masking and feathering work to cut her outline out. I added the wings from some images of swans. (I;m proud of the subtle shadows I added between the wings and her shoulders.) Found the bow on some medieval weapons web page. I resized, squashed and rotated it and cloned some of her and onto a new layer on top of the bow. The hearts were done in Illustrator and imported in and then given drop shadows to cover her a bit more discreetly. Added the text behind her head and voila!

Happy Valentine's Day!


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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from johnea/John (0) Send mail to this user on March 13, 2003 12:52:41 AM CST (0)

I thought it helpful that you provided as much detail of the process as you did.  It is cute ... but it would be just a tad better (to me) if Hannah's "heart" were a tad bigger.  The way it is, err, well kind of 'cute', but also riding on the edge of propriety.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ied/Erich (413) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 12, 2003 10:40:07 AM CST (1)

oh boy, my first day on artsig and have to shake my head about someones prudity - personal problems with "nudity" should not be made public

you did a nice job, not perfect, but really cute done - it?s lovely and fit?s into humour

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Thumb-down Thumb-down Thumb-down    from enricamcintosh/Enrica (115) Send mail to this user on March 12, 2003 10:05:06 AM CST (-6)

I am sorry but I do find this disturbing-I am sure you did not mean it like that, but she is just a baby and the positioning of the heart is not appropriate in my opinion, and I can guarantee you that I am neither prim nor religious! her face seems also to suggest she is not happy herself about the whole thing, and finaly, the "be mine" is not one of my favourite expressions at all. I dont like the idea that we can own people.sorry.

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From dsa157/Dave (93) Send mail to this user on March 16, 2003 12:21:10 AM CST

First of all, I probably should have mentioned it, but her parents had modified the original photo that I used as the source to have a black rectangle censoring her private area so I really positioned the heart to cover up the rectangle and for no other reason.

As to the "Be Mine" caption, it is extremely common to ask someone to "Be My valentine" or "Be Mine" - it conveys a heartfelt relationship, not ownership of people.

I'm not going to mark you down as unhelpful, but I really think you need to examine you own attitude.


Thumb-up    from savad/Mike (1,276) Send mail to this user on February 14, 2003 12:21:23 PM CST (2)

a little creepy and suggestive with the heart where it is. use defringe to remove more of the background. the baby would be nice if she was smiling, even just a little. more sparkle in the eyes. little less grain in the baby. and a little bit of movement on the wings.

---Mike Savad

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