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Cousins by Hagge Cousins by Hagge
100 Theme Challenge ~ #46 family*
*An attempt to catch up on another project*

During the rainy season in fall, these mushrooms pop up in specific and sometimes unexpected places!
The original idea was to portray a couple of class of mushrooms; the amanita panthera, and its cousin the amanita muscaria, and then my Muse hit me upside the head with her Spiffy-Idea wand:(which hurt like heck!) Why not make them people, instead? So I did...I present to you Amanita Panthera and her cousin Amanita Muscaria...
(it's also a shameless ploy to show off the very simplistic design I struggled to create in photoshop following a magazine tutorial )
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Vamp-Elanor Dec 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
They look fabulous. I can see what you mean when you say you kept the colours matching the murshrooms... Definitely a great concept, and not your usual stuff!

I love it, your faces are getting more beautiful each time. :)
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Hagge Dec 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
yeah, I'm trying to acquaint myself with Adobe photoshop more...^^;
Thank you. :) And thanks for faving it. :D
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Their faces are striking and beautiful! And the magazine cover.....-ness makes me want to see an interview with them. ;) Amanita Muscaria has always (rather creepily) been one of my favorite fungi, so maybe that helps me love this even more.

You've gotten even better at depicting human faces, too. Their expressions are both deceptively neutral, but each is still packed with lovely je ne sais quois.
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Hagge Nov 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oh thanks...I have to admit, I used a couple of models from a magazine, but their expressions were perfectly blank. I wanted (and added) something with a LITTLE more life to it, erased their eyebrows and recolored their eyes....mushrooms or no...:D And their hairstyle IS my own...I also tried to copy the colors of the actual mushrooms themselves in their skin and hair color...why they're so pale...
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It worked well. :D I didn't even think about the lack of eyebrows, it really works! Muscaria's hair makes me think of Medusa, too. You really put a lot into this.
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Hagge Dec 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I did, and I learned a LOT! Hopefully it all sticks..
And thanks again. :)
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Only one way to find out if it does. ;)
You're welcome.
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Hagge Nov 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
ps, thanks for faving it, too. :D
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What a cool idea, very nice! Llove the figures, especially panthera's hair!
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Hagge Nov 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you! This was a fun picture to do, including the background...:O :D
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