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Sometime tomorrow, I will release a single panel entitled "Must Be Love". The piece is an unusual one for me, not because of its content, but due to its method of composition: It is in "partial aspect", which is another way of saying that it does not show the primary subject(s) in full length. "What's the big deal?" you might ask. Well, I have never actually been diagnosed as having OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), but there is a component of my personality that essentially "insists" upon my composing pieces in full aspect when there is a human body involved. In a nugget, all aspects of the athletically endowed human female aesthetic please me to such an extent that it's very painful for me to "exclude" any part of that "landscape" in a composition. This also explains why multiple angles and pictorial series/sets appeal to me greatly; not only does it excite me to create them, but the multiplicity of possibilities relieves anxiety for me, and "completes a creative circle", if you will. If you look through my gallery, you'll see that almost all of the work is in full aspect, save for the odd "bust" portrait that is "supposed", by its nature, to be partial aspect. So, that absolves me of any anxiety about it. Otherwise, consciously setting out to compose a partial aspect work is very difficult for me... the artistic equivalent of an OCD sufferer's intentionally setting a desk full of right-angled sticky notes in random disarray, and then leaving for the night.

The forthcoming piece, however, is not a bust portrait, but nevertheless is partial aspect. In order to accomplish it, I "tricked myself" into creating a scenario in which the subject's "story" is told as much by what the viewer does not see in the frame as what they do. In this manner, I afforded myself fewer options by default, thereby compelling myself to tell a story in a different way from that to which I am accustomed. The work seeks to capture a matter of seconds - actually, a mere instant - in the life of a beautiful, powerful, confident, competent young woman as it dawns upon her, through a haze of dizzying, hapless, bound bliss, that her locus of control over her environment is merely an illusion... and that she is falling in love. As I look at the piece roughly 80 percent complete, I feel that it will be successful. In any case, I hope you'll enjoy it.


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A Pretty Paradox - Athletically Endowed Females in Restraint; The Eroticism of Juxtaposed Power and Helplessness

Workflow: Daz Studio 4.* > 3Delight Render Engine > GIMP Image Manipulation (for postwork)

There are a many of you who who favorite my work with great regularity, and for that I am grateful. However, the vast majority of you do so silently. If you like a particular work enough to fave it, please consider taking the time to comment on it. I offer my work freely; the only compensation I get for my time and effort invested is knowing how my work is impacts you.

"A truly powerful woman does not seek to escape or obscure that part of her which is vulnerable; rather, she embraces and explores it."

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AetherDreams Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you so much for joining our group Dawn of a New Era
HardBargainArt Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome... thank you for having me. I hope that my representation of Dawn brings something of value to your group. Please do enjoy my works featuring her as I share them.

Incidentally, though I am primarily a fetish artist, and considering that this seems to be a fairly mild, mainstream group, I am open to the sorts of images of Dawn (and Dawn-based characters) that you would like to see: fine-art, full/partial-aspect portrait, light fetish, emotive, artistic nudes, physical studies (I *love* doing those!) etc..

Thank you again.
AetherDreams Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
Thank you again for joining. Yes, our group is pretty tame, but artistic nudity and physical studies such as the examples that you submitted are welcome. Thank you again for sharing.
HardBargainArt Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank you. I shall try to keep that in mind as I select pieces to post to the group.
TwoDads101 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your work Bud!
HardBargainArt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. Please feel welcome to visit as often as you like.
rainbowscriber Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi, thanks for watching my work. Added you as a watch too. Love what you do as well. And I can't agree with you more on what you said above. Wish more would do that. It would be good if they brought in a system whereby if somebody favs your work that they can only do so if they also leave a comment. That would be great.shifty eyes 
HardBargainArt Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are quite welcome. I have to confess that I'm always especially pleased to have female viewers because my work's focus - athletic women in restraint and exploring the eroticism of vulnerability - is unpopular and poorly understood.

"It would be good if they brought in a system whereby if somebody favs your work that they can only do so if they also leave a comment. That would be great."

I don't know how one would enforce that, but it just seems to me that if someone likes a work enough to fave it, then they should have the courtesy to acknowledge its creator and his/her effort.
gschwindt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
kolixone Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
THX ! :)
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