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Heartstrings Redux by pullingcandy Heartstrings Redux by pullingcandy
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This is the version I feel I should have uploaded in the first place of my deviation - My Heartstrings Come Undone.

The reason for the re-upload of a different version?

:skull: This is my entry for #FrightClub's contest -> Fright Club's Photography and Critique Contest.

I feel that this piece shows the shadow play, use of lighting, use of home made props, and of course, the photograph itself.

My thanks to ~michealgrin for being so patient while I lathered Ben Nye Liquid Latex all over his chest, and being so stoic when I ripped it off. Also for being a big man when I sewed the prosthetic...just because you can't feel something doesn't mean you can't FEEL something.

Camera Information (Because for some reason it doesn't load on the side...)

Exposure: 1/30 sec at f/3.5
Focal Length: 18mm
ISO Speed Rating: ISO 200
Flash: Did not fire
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS Digital REBEL XS
Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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I really like about this piece. One thing you can notice from it is the shadow play that =pullingcandy mentions in the artist's comments in that you realize you cannot see the strings, but if you're paying enough attention you notice the model's expression in the shadows, and to me it shows such a strong feeling of anguish. I would like to point out somethings, =pullingcandy, that i think i would do differently, if you're going for the look of flesh being torn open, it's a little less cherry red than it appears here. If i were to redo this piece it definately would need to be darker than it is (sorry ^^; )but overall the piece is amazing and an excellent play on the phrase 'pulling my heartstrings' in the end, i give it 5/5 across the board and look forward to more excellent pieces :)
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dholms Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
good grief.
this is painful!
how did you do in the contest btw?
get my vote.
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think I got anywhere in the contest. Sadly I can't remember :(
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:iconkshelton2011:
kshelton2011 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is super cool :D
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh why thank you :3!!!
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:iconkshelton2011:
kshelton2011 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome :P
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:iconheyitscary:
HeyItsCary Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It Looks Really Painful but very creative. Good job. :)
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks =()
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:iconobsessivemanga98:
obsessivemanga98 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That. Is really cool.
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconobsessivemanga98:
obsessivemanga98 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome~
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:iconixiq:
ixiq Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It makes me sick to my stomach.
Great job. :)
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:iconixiq:
ixiq Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It makes me sick to my stomach.
Great job. :)
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VivaVidaDesign Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cool idea
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
=]
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Nalcania2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I can serenade and gently play on your hea-art strings, be a valentino just for you~ <- I was reminded of those lyrics oAo

Awesome photo. It's neat how you can create such an interesting image with just that little amount of material. ;u;
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly =)

I'm not familiar with those lyrics..
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:iconnalcania2:
Nalcania2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's from the song "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy" by Queen if you're interested. :3
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:iconpear-drop:
Pear-Drop Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa O.O How? Its amazing! :wow: Im in love with your photo! :heart:
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
How? Just some liquid latex, fake blood, and string and a patient model =)
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Pear-Drop Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He must have been patient yes :D :)
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:iconlufaaa:
lufaaa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks damn sweet.
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconlufaaa:
lufaaa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student General Artist
thats* lol
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:iconahlice:
ahlice Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it almost looks like he's playing an intrument
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome :)
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:iconsilentnymph-92:
SilentNymph-92 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Good! :)
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconretrochick27:
RetroChick27 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Photographer
Really good concept and wonderfully done
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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:iconretrochick27:
RetroChick27 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Photographer
:)
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
:heart: This awesome photo is featured in my journal.
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I read the journal before I saw this :) Thanks Tanya!
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know what? You totally managed to convey what you tried to, and the moment I set eyes on this piece my mind unconsciously started singing "and when my heartstrings come undone... I will wait for you, pray for you..." <33

I adore the song and your photo really does it justice! I love how you went for a more symbolical approach, seems to fit better than a more realistical wound :) Great job!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I am desperately happy that somebody else knows the song. Thank you for making my evening :)
And I must agree, I think that something more believable would have taken away from the overall effect I was going for - Pleased as punch that you think it works :) <33
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Cornellius Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Make up looks pretty good yet it fails to be realistic though strings and the attachments looks pretty real.

As a veterinary medicine student, I can say this kind of wound is impossible to happen even at burns. I believe without the blood effect on the heart, it would look pretty good and pretty realistic.

As a photograph, point of view might be different, making a diagonal to catch up eyes from the lower right hand corner and making it follow the arms and strings to the center of attention which might be at upper left hand corner would be pretty stunning.

In my criticism, I meant no offence and it is totally my personal opinion.
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm always open to critique, no need to apologize.
It wasn't supposed to look real, though, it's symbolic :) I am inspired by music, and had always wanted to do a picture to this song - I find it easier to be less realistic and more interpretive when I create such images.
Thank you for your comment :D
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fragginaardvark Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Student General Artist
I like a lot of the really random things that came together for this photo... Like, the fact that he has a tattoo on his forearm, two earrings in his left ear, a five o' clock shadow, et cetera. I really, really like this picture, it reminds me of the details that cause me to love horror movies.
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm really, REALLY happy that you enjoyed it. You see all those little things that most people scan right by - I noticed them only on this one, as it's the 'redone' version of the original - This is my favorite as well because of all those things you have mentioned.
Also - I LOVE your user name *chuckle*
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fragginaardvark Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks :} I try to pay attention to the infinitesimal details of designs because I think that they add so much more to the entire piece. *beams* Have you seen "Labyrinth"? :eager:
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I certainly have. It's most definitely one of my favorite movies, ever, of all time, until the end of time.
I just love it *squeal*
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fragginaardvark Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Student General Artist
:aww: Oh my cupcakes, mine too! I've seen it like, fourteen times. I have vowed to name my next dog Ambrosius.
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been asking for it for Christmas and my birthday for years but everybody thinks I am joking - Why would you want an old movie? Why don't you want a NEW movie, like Avatar or something?
But I want Labyrinth - David Bowie, 80's music, puppets? Who can go wrong? I'd also like The Dark Crystal, but I can't seem to find them at all around here to buy for myself :(
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fragginaardvark Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student General Artist
I completely understand. I bought Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal <3 at the same time and the guy I bought them from said, "Jim Henson...? Ha. Nice." x]
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Have you seen, if you are a fan of the old school fantasy, others like The Last Unicorn and Legend? Ohhhh and Willow? I know they don't really match up to the puppetry of Henson, but they are pretty good too. And of course, the Princess Bride.
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kilroyart Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Excellent :star::star::star::star::star:
I always want to take painful pics like this, to express my heartache. but wow! what an excellent concept!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a lot of stars :) Thank you!
And, I've wanted to do something like this for a long time, because that is one of my favorite songs. I couldn't think of a way to do it, though, and I am still really not happy with it, but I'm glad you like it :D
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:iconkilroyart:
kilroyart Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
I understand that you're not happy with it, not that i see anything wrong with it.
but an Artist is hardly ever satisfied, always striving for more :w00t:
I'm hungry =P think I'll make some Breakfast now :D
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Get gone! Eat! I better do the same thing...apple pancakes are calling me...
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kilroyart Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
oh wow! that sounds like a real Breakfast :love:
i was lazy, i just heated leftover fluffy rice, which is not bad, but now i am thinking of eggs and bacon, mmmm hashbrowns and wow! you said apple pancakes! mmmm I love to add those too :P
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What is fluffy rice??? :o
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