Thanks Cloud :D
Let me tell you, with Time Keepers, that chain was the bane of my existence. See, I'm a slow worker and I had that picture only about 50% done on the last official day to work on it (luckily, I also had the weekend I could work on it :P). I worked 30 hours straight on that thing, from 12:00 noon on a Friday to 6:00pm Saturday and the last thing I worked on was that chain. That chain has something like 100 links but the original cut before I cropped some of it out had probably over 150 links and about 30 or so in and I was ready to murder someone :P.
The funny story with the other two is I planned not to repeat the Time Keepers mistake a second time so I picked out my subject and got the photos taken to work from only a couple months after the conclusion of the previous year's contest. I also figured I go in and dominate both the polychromatic AND monochromatic categories. I figured doubling the size of the photo (8.5x11) would be the perfect size. Unfortunately, being the genius I was, I took doubled the length and height to 17x22. It was a over a month into work before I realized I had actually quadrupled the picture. But I had already perfected the ellipses and didn't want to start over...sooo there I was again on the very last day working until like 2:00AM. Not nearly as bad, but obviously it shot my plan to enter both categories to pieces. I finished the Tools of the Trade after the competition was over, but was still really happy with how it turned out.
Wow.. You put that much time into it? That is some real dedication. I don't think I'd be able to spend that much time on a piece. I'd get tired of it and produce a lesser piece. Though I've never attempted something like this before. I don't think I'd able to do this either x ) So really well done on your part.
That 2nd piece sounds brutal as well. I hate doing big pictures just because how much troublesome work it'll be to color or shade in parts. It kills my markers as well.
Dance my pretties!
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