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Harvest Moon by trinafool Harvest Moon by trinafool
This is my second entry to the diorama contest. Like the last one, I made it according to the specifications, and I made everything in it (except for the light behind the moon. I did not fabricate my own lamp). The perspective is meant to be looking straight up into the sky.

This memory is from an October way back in high school when I saw a harvest moon. It was so huge, it looked like if I could just get a ladder I'd be able to climb up on it. It was also a deep orange. I think it epitomizes the feelings associated with fall. There's something otherworldly and fey, something wild about that time. The warm wind and the orange light make me want to run through the forest at night like a madwoman.

I chose to show myself and others actually climbing up to the moon on ladders to emphasize the magical feeling that nothing was impossible. I made the moon out of paper mache, wood glue, and acrylic paint. The ladders are shish kebob skewers, the people are cardboard, paper mache, and sculpey. The trees are watercolor paper.


*I AM IN UTTER SHOCK THAT I WON. OH MY GOD, THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!
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cpaul26 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Congrats!!! Great job =)
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trinafool Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
:party: :#1:

Congratulations! You certainly made an awsome entry!
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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BlueberryCrazy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Congrats on your win :D Its such a different perspective...very cool :)
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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leeman10 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
congrats for winning, very awesome idea.
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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sinnkitty Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...just brilliant! well done
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Requiemachina Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Congrats there on your win! :hug:

This is amazing! The different angles made me a little loopy but oh well!
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Haha, I tried not to think to hard about the height and pull of gravity myself. Thank you!
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Requiemachina Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
But yet you pulled it off.

I like it. It's crazy.
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
:)
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hod-sephiroth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Wow, this is beautiful! The idea of making this scene as if it's seen from below is very creative. I wouldn't have had an idea like that myself. And I also like the sense of distance you have created with the ladders. It's amazing! Congratulations for winning the contest. It was well deserved. :)
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! The set up took a while to think up... :)
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FleetastheWind Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Simply beautiful! The atmosphere is so magical, it's just out of this world!!
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you for putting a smile on my face!
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FleetastheWind Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You are very welcome! Thank you for putting a smile on mine!
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unknowngemini Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not surprised you won :D
I love absolutely EVERYTHING~
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
:D Thank you!
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Twatcher Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I love this. It really inspires me to create. I really like the magic moment that it communicates. It's a lovely fantasy. Thank you for creating and sharing this and congratulations.
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind words. It's easy to get stuck obsessing over the things I wish I had done better, so it's wonderful to know that it can be enjoyed for what it is. :)
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Twatcher Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
You are very welcome.
Perfection is not really reachable as you can always do better, so a more appropriate measurement is: does it create the intended effect and does it incite admiration from the audience? Of course as an artist you definitely should reach toward improving yourself and how you do things but if it does what you wanted to for the audience, you can have a more objective-ish feedback on what you did.
And for me, this really does it! Well done, again.
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Again, thank you! It's nice to be reminded of these important things now and again.
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diaaaa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
well deserved .. fantastic idea ..
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Karinta Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it! So atmospheric, and the perspective tricks are trippy!
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks, lots of fun with whittling bamboo skewers :)
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Karinta Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
:huggle: :D
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calderwa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
love it.
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
:)
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flummo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
This is fucking spectacular. :jawdrop: Congrats on winning the contest! :D
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Creativecodes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Congratulations fellow winner!!!! when i saw this one after i had submitted mine i thought it was a beautiful piece that mine would certainly have a challenge against. Well done!
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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admx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Congratulations!! Totally deserved :la:
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks! And that emoticon is about how I feel right now!
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admx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I think it's more like
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
That's probably true..... :)
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echoon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so happy,
As i said month ago: The best entry!

And judges confirmed.
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Especially for prognosticating so well :) It was uplifting to hear then, and doubly so now!
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daeVArt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very well done, and beautiful... Deserve tobe the best OF THE BEST ^^ :clap:
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Can't stop smiling!
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OceanLover0871 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
thats beautiful and very nice story behind the diorama congrates on winning
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Exubiuz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi trina congrats, did deviant sent you an email? i don't know what to do.
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junweise Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the story behind this diorama :heart: and you do a great job showing the message of it
Congratulations!! :happybounce:
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trinafool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad that an experience from my childhood could be meaningful to others
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CrazyHatsRule Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very clever. You deserved to win. :)
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