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Freelance Digital Artist, 3D Graphic Designer, & More

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This creatives was designed specifically for the FilmDistrict/DeviantArt Insidious Chapter 2 Art Competition. It was completely designed in Adobe Photoshop CS6 using a few basic brush presets. My intention for this piece was to portray a couple, sharing the slightest, yet a powerful embrace. Even though their world seems to only encompass them, an unknown presence is slowly taking away the one thing that truly makes them human, their souls. They are nearing their ANTA, their End. Another intention of mine was to make the piece to look as if it was created using a more traditional method, pastel or colored pencil. This copy of ANTA is sized at 24.25 in x 36.25 in © 2013 Owen Hunt / Lefthook Creatives
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Over 30 days ago

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Shawn Saacke Crawford - Over 30 days ago
Just gorgeous Owen! I did think this was pastel on black paper. You handle digital media beautifully. Thank you for including your story behind your work. I am always so curious about what the artist intended and how much it matches up or is different from my own Interpretation. I love how you don't even see the ghostly, evil figures at first. It seems to me that he is the conflicted one struggling with his own demons and she is trying to comfort him and keep him protected by her love for him. Once I read your description I thought of not just their demise, but the end of their relationship. As he seems to be pulling away while she hangs on. In this case the faces represent all the Distractions of the world which, after that first initial stage of love where you are both inside a bubble together, comes either sneaking or crashing into your private world, trying to tear you apart. Sometimes in a huge way, but more often in small, annoying thoughts and seemingly insignificant actions, which if not dealt with over time, build up, and can shatter the relationship. Unfortunately, many times this happens as a shock to one party — in this case it would be the young girl, who seems to still be focused on her love as the center of her universe, while his unfocused look — being the direction of his gaze and his image literally becoming blurry — suggests that he is already fading from his connection to her.

As always, your light playing across their faces, especially with so many colors (my favorite way to paint black or white) is absolutely stunning. Your execution of the ghostly faces and hands in form, foreshortening, translucency, and placement is just brilliant. Especially the hand which seems to almost caress the girls face: Expressing the evil desire to corrupt such innocence.
Owen Hunt - Over 30 days ago
Wow Shawn! This is an incredible critique! You opened my eyes to this piece even more. And Im the one who created it!!! hahaha I love hearing other peoples thoughts and stories of the work I create. It gives the art more life, more meaning, more importance. When it comes to the subject matter of a piece, the tend to leave it up to what and how I am feeling. I might make a particular piece of art into a set or a trilogy, but it isnt something I do one after the other. Thank you again Shawn for all the support and Im happy you liked the 'about me' bio :) Kudo soon!
Shawn Saacke Crawford - Over 30 days ago
My pleasure!
Shawn Saacke Crawford - Over 30 days ago
I love to write about your work (obviously). You are extremely intuitive and channel your inspiration so well. I believe that is why there is so much to see and interpret beyond what you originally intend. To me, THAT's what makes GREAT and timeless art.