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A momentary sojourn by Hagge A momentary sojourn by Hagge
Something I'd been working on and off for a while, and finally decided to finish it.

The tree branch is actually one that resides in the woods near my home.
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Absolutely beautiful...
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Hagge Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Your welcome :hug:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Oh, mai. :faint: Gorgeous textures and detail as usual... love the fine detail of the owl.
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Hagge Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thenk you :bow: thenk you. :) It was kind of based on an actual owl I saw one morning, but it was too far away for me to get a good look at it.
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Elentarien Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
PNG does well for details - but they do come out HUGE.

Anyway, LOVE LOVE it. Great atmosphere and the detail on the owl. Wow.

I think I've gotten prejudiced. None of our local artists can match up to my now favourite. :) If only I could get you to display some of your work in our local library. lol (Nah, not that most of them are bad. . .they just don't seem as good as the stuff you put out. Though I probably am not one to judge, since I can't seem to do any of it myself. rotflol )
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Hagge Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I thought about PNG. Sometimes I have difficulties uploading my pictures in jpeg. Maybe I should just stop being a wuss and try it anyway. Well, I have to if I'm going to upload some of the upcoming vector art, won't I? :doh: I worry, because I've been having computer problems lately, and I'm not sure what the problem is. :X

What, your library does consignments? :)
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Elentarien Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
PNG is actually great to work with. You can make stuff transparent without losing detail, and the pictures don't compress nearly so badly as jpeg. Unfortunately, that also means the file size is that much bigger. But depending on what you're doing, it doesn't always matter much.

Sorry to hear your computer's acting up! Eeks. I know how that feels. Though - last time mine did. . .it refused to boot at all (video card died, I think), then was finished off by my dad breaking the CPU trying to find the problem -sigh-. Been sharing an OLD laptop with my mom while I wait for the means with which to get a new one. So shake yours back into cooperation. You don't want to lose it!!

No, the library doesn't do consignments, unfortunately (they didn't eve want to pay for me to do their website. They got me to volunteer later when it was up, but now its on a cruddy system that can't be tweaked. Ugh!), but they do take 'donated' art - and they almost always have art displays up. The meeting rooms have 'featured artists' that hang their artwork up to display and sell, and people can go in and view it any time during the display period. Some nice stuff has gone through - but I've never seen anything I like as much as yours.
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Hagge Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, this is true. :) Maybe this next landscape, I'll give it a go.

Oh, I saw a computer set up I would have LOVED to have...updated everything...for over $5000. :dead:
And that was the cheap version. *sigh* At the rate I save pennies, I'd be known as the world's oldest woman before I could think of affording it.

Well that was a bum deal, getting your services for free...I think it's one of the reasons I never tried making a living as an artist; I'd starve to death first. Oh, and thanks, by the way. :)
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Elentarien Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeeks!! $5000 for a computer? *falls over* Actually, thats not the worst of it. The worst of it - is knowing that if you paid that much - it'd be outdated within a year or so. Thats just. . .crazy. Granted, you could use it longer than that - but, there'd be newer and better stuff out there way too fast. But I know what you mean. I'm after a machine that'll let me work on art projects - and maybe a bit of gaming too. But the art program I am looking at calls for more ram than they sell the machines with - prebuilt. Pfft.

Yeah. I am not sure, as I've never really tried, but it seems to me, both artists and writers are better off selling their work to make 'extra' money, not their sole income. Although, some have made it, I suppose. But its kind of a fickle thing, isn't it. . .and there's no guarantee you'll be the next big thing.

Nah. Do yourself a favour and keep doing your art because you love it, not because its a job. (Although, if you CAN sell some - and make a profit, hey! Why not? :D) But yeah, I'm still struggling with how people want your services for free and all you have to show for it is a pile of 'volunteer hours' on a piece of paper called a resume. -sigh- Which, while it looks kind of impressive? I haven't found any jobs I can even submit it for!! Go figure. Oh, well, I have learned something anyway. I learned I CAN talk to people and stand up in front of them - they don't bite - and I don't die - and the world does not end. I suppose thats worth *something*. lol
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