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Dacetine Radiation - Final by JoeMacGown Dacetine Radiation - Final by JoeMacGown
This was a collaboration between myself and Soon Ee Ngoh, an art professor at Mississippi State University. I did the central portion with the circle and ants, and she did the outside with the plants and other cool stuff.
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
brilliant nature study I love all of the cones and seeds
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this pict is now hanging in my department in the lobby!
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful!
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missTjasmin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are bugs? Details are so amezing! Beautyfull work:)
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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sassyschoolmarm Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, I REALLY LOVE THIS. What pens do you use?
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Koh-i-noor Rapidographs pens and crowquill pen (the type you dip in ink). And, thanks very much!
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ChaosKatie Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude Joe-man!! LOL... this is fantastic, I mean...quite exquisite indeed. Excellent job!!
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
why, thank you Katie!
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IngeVandormael Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
I featured you here ---> [link]
Hope you don't mind.
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riknard Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Another instant favorite! If Soon Ee Ngoh isn't a member on DA, let her know it's appreciated also.
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tightpantslover Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Lovely work, both of you!
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harlequined-Gypsie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
must have taken a while to do this. I like the detail in everything, those twigs are so real looking..I'm so lazy I just would have made black squiggles and be like "yeh...those are twigs and branches clearly.."
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
A stunning collaboration, congratulations to both!
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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MBKKR Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Hi, i featured this piece here [link]
If you would like to see it removed please let me now.
Thanx for sharing.
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much!
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sethness Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Exquisite piece. Dip me in green and call me jealous! Or just let me applaud.

One small criticism I'd offer: It looks like the top margin is uneven. Can this be corrected with a very high resolution scan and using CTRL-T (free transform) then "skew" in Photoshop?

I'd love to hear more about the pens you used to create this piece.
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I got the margin better? thanks for the tip!
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sethness Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Yes, it's definitely more level than before.

How much of what we're looking at is fragments put together digitally? For example, were the "furry" nuts along the sides drawn with the strong frame lines on the same page, or was one laid atop the other during the Photoshopping step?
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
everything was hand drawn on one piece of drawing board. No photoshopping (other than to put the scanned pieces together).
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sethness Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Yeeeowch! So, one error would spell doom? That's a large shovelful too much "old school" for my temperament-- I'd live in fear of messing up in an irreperable way.

Please tell me you at least used whiteout, or scraped mistakes away with a pen-knife?q
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
hah, no whiteout and no scraping. But, it is not as hard as you make it sound, you can usually cover up minor mistakes, but since the drawing is not totally predetermined, it doesn't really matter what happens anyway.
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks,

yeah, I had to scan this about 6 times then put it together in photoshop. I will try the skew, good idea, thank you. I noticed that the margin was a bit uneven, but I was pressed for time when I put it up.

A combination of Koh-i-noor Rapidograph pens and micron pens were used.
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sethness Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
6 scans... then pieced together? If you mean that the page was A3 but your scanner is a smaller A4 size, I feel your pain. When that happens to me, I get lazy and just go down to the local photo shop, where they have a big A3-sized scanner. 70 cents later, I've saved an hour of mucking about with big awkward files in photoshop.
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, the drawn part itself is 22 X 22 inches, but there is about a 3.5 inch white border around the whole thing, so I was scanning something 29 X 29 inches really. If I could find a scanner around here big enough, that would be awesome!
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gromyko Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
this is one of the best my friend!!your collab rocks!1thanks for visiting, yup im a bit overworked with all stuff in life, son is fine for now,i hope he stays that way thanks for all and if you got the book take some pics of it with you!!1
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks Gromyko! Glad to hear you and your son are doing well. I did get the book, very nice! I will take a picture one day.
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janellemckain Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful and so technically exquisite!!!!
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks Janelle....
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PauloCunha Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   Traditional Artist
Absolutely NUTS! :D
Beautifully done by both artists!
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you...
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GOTYCKI Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   Traditional Artist
FANTASTIC!
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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MBKKR Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Damn Joe, thats a great piece. I can see she loves to add detail as well :D
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. yeah, Soon Ee is a very patient artist. She typically uses colored pencils and builds up layers to produce photo realistic still life drawings. Her ink work is wonderful.
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MBKKR Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Sounds like a true artist, does she have a website?
Did you both start a drawing or did you just do one drawing?
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
she is very gifted. and, no, she does not have a website. she is not into the web thing at all. we both worked on just the one drawing, although we may do another. I am getting it framed this week, and it will hang in the lobby of the department that I work in.
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thomasbossert Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
wow, itīs great! I like it very much!
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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thomasbossert Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
no problem
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SanderJansen Featured By Owner May 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
Wow amazing! :)
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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SanderJansen Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!
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BrokenShell121 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
This is extremely accurately drawn and the composition is beautiful! Love all those details and nature related elements. Talking about ants, to me this feels a bit creepy, but only since I am having a little house problem with them. Anyway.
Very well done! Wonderful work! :clap:
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, and I hear you, some ants are very annoying. These ones are not though, in fact, hardly anybody sees them because they live in the woods in the leaf litter and soil and are so small and cryptic, you would not notice them.
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BrokenShell121 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
yeah and irony has it that i woke up today with a few of those creepers in my bed! i tried natural ways of getting them out of my room but slowly feel forced to use chemistry :( Anyway, I am quite aware that ants do have an important function in nature, hehe. :D
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sethness Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
This is off-topic, but...perhaps the ant crowd here can answer a question?

A friend told me he'd heard that ants daily lose a rather high percentage of their explorer/worker class. He put the number at 8% of total ant colony population, which seems unrealistically high.

As a general average, how many ants ARE lost on a daily/weekly/monthly basis, to normal predation, mishap, etc.?
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meathive Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Well done.
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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