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01 November 2013 @ 05:47 am
Five Works of Art by sueworld2003  
sueworld2003 contributes awe-inspiring art to the community, sets a standard of excellence for the rest of us, and always has an encouraging comment for other would-be manippers.

Here are 5 works by sueworld2003 that I think are a good representation of her art. I have written my thoughts about the each piece (and hopefully I am not too far off from the artist’s intent). You can see much more of her beautiful work at her flickr site here.

Always Young (Worksafe)

I am affected as soon as I open this piece. I can sense the stillness of the woods and the chill in the air. I could look at this one for hours and continue to marvel at the choices in composition, color, and blending. How did she know to place each branch so perfectly or to choose just the right shade? The way she uses the space takes my breath away. It's easy to get lost in this one.

See the Bleeding Birds Fly (Worksafe)

Strong red and soft cool blue are not colors I would automatically think of together. But they work stunningly in this picture. It can’t be easy to figure out how to blend a staircase and flying birds with Drusilla’s face and make it flow so seamlessly. This is a great showcase for Sue's outstanding ability to blend images together and use textures to create a cohesive emotional impact.

Spike Asylum (semi-Worksafe)

Sue does grunge so well. The scratches and the grungy texture on the wall and on his "jacket" layered on top of the smooth cream and brown bring the piece to a perfect balance. The head fits just right with the body - you would never stop to think they were originally two different images. Her choice for text and a few red splotches finish it off perfectly.

How Much? (Probably wouldn’t open this one at work)

Sue appreciates the dark side, and fortunately she has the skill to make it look pretty. Clearly a bit of an indulgence here, but artistic nonetheless. The red and black around Spike’s eyes and the dullness of his eye color speak of his desperation/resignation/pain. Spike is not going anywhere any time soon. And Sue, I would personally like to compliment you on that forehead wound. Very nice work, indeed!

Chalk (Worksafe)

There is something about the simplicity of this one that makes it so striking. That shot of Spike is always compelling, but the way it appears on the chalkboard as if he is trapped there forever, the simplicity of the wording and the entire composition make it even more tragic. Simply beautiful.

Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 10:51 am (UTC)
They are all superb. I love Sue's work so much.
Danna: Fool for Lovechasingdemons on November 1st, 2013 10:56 am (UTC)
It was hard to pick just five.
petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on November 1st, 2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
Definitely difficult to choose just five but thanks for making a selection.
Dannachasingdemons on November 1st, 2013 01:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
gillo: GillO Coffee by Kazzy_ceegillo on November 1st, 2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
Sue's work is so good that some pieces are often reposted as actual promo shots. Of course her work is all over the place, usually uncredited. Theft is the best compliment, perhaps?
Dannachasingdemons on November 1st, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
I know! I was just searching the Internet the other day, and up pops one of Sue's works!
Dragon's Phoenix: i have no mouth and i must squeedragonyphoenix on November 1st, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
So amazing that I couldn't wait to friend her. Thanks for sharing the work of such an amazing artist.
Dannachasingdemons on November 1st, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
She doesn't create new work as frequently these days, but it's always worth waiting for!
sueworld2003: Spikes seal of approvalsueworld2003 on November 1st, 2013 03:34 pm (UTC)
*blushes* Aww thank you so much for including me in your favs love. I feel incredibly honoured especially as you have such a fine reputation as a brilliant manipper yourself.

Thank you so much, you're far too kind. :)
Dannachasingdemons on November 1st, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
I may improve my technique, but I will never have your mind. It's the way you see things that makes you a true artist in my opinion.
velvetwhip: applausevelvetwhip on November 1st, 2013 04:00 pm (UTC)
So wonderful to see Sue get some love because her work is glorious beyond the power of words to express!

Dannachasingdemons on November 1st, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
She deserves much love. :-)
yourlibrarian: DevilYouKnow: indulging_breckyourlibrarian on November 1st, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
Great to see some artwork recced and Sue is definitely one of the best.
Dannachasingdemons on November 1st, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
Yup. I totally agree on both counts.
Deborah: Spike - face + body + my namedebris4spike on November 1st, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
Sue's work is great - thanks for the reminder ... and certainly that first one is truly exceptional
Dannachasingdemons on November 1st, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
I could look at it all day! Thanks for the comment!
Butterfly: [Doctor Who] Amy and Rorysnogged on November 1st, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
Sue is an incredible artist! You definitely picked some of my favorites. :)
Danna: Fool for Lovechasingdemons on November 1st, 2013 11:19 pm (UTC)
She definitely is! Thanks, hon.