One day, although I already knew =SweediesArt
, I had decided to look in her gallery. I was very impressed with the way she handles light and dark, and I felt that her compositions and conceptual themes were more than interesting. I just had to put her on my devwatch.
Although she was recently interviewed by my friend *XilaPhoenixArt
, I wanted to know more about her feelings about her art, so I invited her to participate in this series of . I present to you, yet another interview with =SweediesArt
Q. What is important to you concerning light in your deviations?The most important are that the angle of the light are coming from the same direction on every stock. So, for example, the model stock has light from left and the background light is from the right and on the trees from above. In that case I flip some of the stocks so the light is facing the right way.
One other thing is the shadow of items must fits the light source and are in
the same angle. When it comes to the length of the shadows, it's also depends if the light source are from above or from the sides. I always think about it in my works but it's not easy to do! It is the hardest part in doing PhotoManipulations.
But it gives the depth in an image and are so important.
Q. This deviation is very popular. Can you tell us how it came to be?This is not a stock. The photographer asked me to create something. I saw directly what I wanted to do with this photo.
I love Fractals stocks and wanted to do a work with Fractals in it and create a surreal piece. When I saw this Fractal stock I played with it.
First I had it as her hair! This fractal stock are actually a fire and not wings, but I have used it as wings in this work. Then it just grew from there. At first I had a skyline of New York under her but I changed it to space.
I really enjoyed creating this work!Also here it is lighting and shadowing.
Q. Would you select 3 of your most recent deviations and speak generally about them?In this work I'm confronting my own fear. I have a very strong spider phobia!
And I have never done something like this before, a horror scene.
I saw the model stock first and I knew I must use her! First I was thinking about a much more pleasant scene than this for her. On top on a mountain with a lot of light. like she was in ecstasy. But I also wanted to do something really spectacular. Instead of joy I imagine me her in pain and it just grew from there. I haven't seen a work before with this theme! I didn't wanted to overwork the scene so I didn't add any blood for example. In this work it's all about the spider web. I wanted the feeling she really is trapped and all alone. The spider are working in peace. Real horror!
If I may say I love this work myself and how it turned out! I saw the model stock, loved her position and I loved the male stock so I put them together. I knew they would fit well together. I really love the lighting in this work and also the concept with the little male in her hand, maybe it is a secret dream of mine!
I had to think of the angle of her in this model stock. The image have been photographed from below so the male must also be shot from below. The hat on the crow was the last thing I added for having an even more humorous touch in it. This piece was really fun to create!
I loved doing this work as well. In this scene it is all about lighting. Also in this work I saw the model stock first. Sometimes when I work it just grows by itself. Actually, this scene was completely different at first. The female was growing out of the mountain so they become one! After I added the sun in the background it all fell in place.
I knew I must use the wings, loved them, and they just fitted in so very well in the scene. The splatter around her was the last thing I added.
Q. Lastly, would you pick the 5 most favorite deviations in your gallery?
Thank you =SweediesArt
for this interview.
These are my favorite deviations for her gallery: