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In The Beginning

Postby Erika Takacs » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:26 pm

I've been very busy the last two months, finished my movement series, plus a few others, learned a lot and made some progress. Now it's time to take a small
eak, and show you my latest piece which is my favourite at the moment.

As usual there's a narrative behind it, you can guess if you want. :)
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Postby krysta11 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:50 pm

OMG!! Erika,

What a strong piece of art!!!!!

Forgive me if I am wrong but for me this woman is after chemotherapy .Her face is very sad. Her eyes are asking "Why?" I can also see in her face a big hope and faith.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:08 pm

Thanks a lot, K. That's a beautiful interpretation, and depending on who is viewing her, she could be that.

krysta11 wrote: Her eyes are asking "Why?" I can also see in her face a big hope and faith.


I'm really glad you see all those mixed emotions on her face, that was my goal. It was really hard, her expression changed every time my tool touched it, after hundreds of attempts this is what I finally got.
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Postby weirdpuckett » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:16 am

Yes, I agree with K , The expression that you were able to capture is remarkable! The peice , I'm guessing isn't that large so I say good job getting that expression on such a small peice . . .Impressive!
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Postby Erika Takacs » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:47 pm

Thanks WP.
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Excellent

Postby rrsum » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:26 pm

I can only echo what Krysta and WP have written.

Very expressive and though provoking. I hope you have this on display somewhere to share with others.

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Postby Erika Takacs » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:29 pm

Thank you Rich. The piece still needs some kind of a finish, probably some earthy colour. It's small, I'm planning to increase the scale in the future.
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Postby bergina » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:57 pm

This is an amazing piece of art!
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Postby Menolly » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:09 pm

To venture a guess at the story here, she reminds me of a Holocaust or famine survivor, mourning loved ones who died but relieved and grateful to be alive herself.
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Postby BYart » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:27 pm

I find this piece to be one of your best Erika(at least of what I've had to privelege to view). It is definately thought inspiring...to me it speaks in terms of the human soul, naked and vulnerable, yet beautiful and courageous. Great work!
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Postby Erika Takacs » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:50 pm

Thank you Al, Menolly and Barb. From your comments I can see that a lot of what I wanted to tell with this piece, got through. Yes, she is in a difficult situation, but she's hanging on to a ray of hope she sees or rather makes up for herself to go on.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:10 pm

E, I really like the look of this one. I think you are crossing over that treshold. Perhaps you are finding the right direction to follow. I can see how your slowed down a little. Working more and more detail in the work. And I see you are incorperating an important thing. And that is to take as much time at the end of a work as you do at the beginng of a work. I think great rewards await you.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:06 am

John, thanks. You saw my efforts from the start, so you noticed the subtle changes that make a lot of difference I think. At the beginning I assumed a sure sign of progress was speed. Boy, was I wrong!
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Postby Erika Takacs » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:11 pm

Here is the painted finished piece.
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Postby krysta11 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:22 pm

Erika I cry from being so proud of you my friend!!!
WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!!!!

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Postby BYart » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:04 pm

Excellent Erika!
I ditto K's WOW!!!! You should be very proud, this is a great piece!
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Postby Erika Takacs » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:25 am

Thank you, girls, it's my favourite piece...until the next one. :)
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Postby Teknowizard » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:25 am

Very nice! Tell you what Erika, with painting the detail work into my current one I have a very healthy respect for what you and other sculpters do. I just have to paint it to look 3d, you have to actually do it!
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Postby Erika Takacs » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:04 pm

Teknowizard wrote:Very nice! Tell you what Erika, with painting the detail work into my current one I have a very healthy respect for what you and other sculpters do. I just have to paint it to look 3d, you have to actually do it!


You know what, Randall? I just have to shape it, and it's 3D, but you painters have to sketch it, paint it coat after coat, shade, highlight to give the picture a three dimensional feel. Oh and the reflections. And the colours. I couldn't do what you do...Thanks for liking it.
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Postby Teknowizard » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:27 pm

Erika Takacs wrote:
Teknowizard wrote:Very nice! Tell you what Erika, with painting the detail work into my current one I have a very healthy respect for what you and other sculpters do. I just have to paint it to look 3d, you have to actually do it!


You know what, Randall? I just have to shape it, and it's 3D, but you painters have to sketch it, paint it coat after coat, shade, highlight to give the picture a three dimensional feel. Oh and the reflections. And the colours. I couldn't do what you do...Thanks for liking it.


LOL... I tried sculpting in clay, couldn't ever make anything fancy that looked nice. I was great with pottery plates, mugs and such.
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