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« Reply #30: September 12, 2007, 03:14:21 pm »

If you're going to be re-drawing it anyway, why not leave the strings vertical and slant the harp itself, as if it was leaning against an invisible harpist?  That way you can still do the runes in a vertical line.  I don't know if that's important at all, but it might be more easy to see them 'upright' than slanted or staggered along a diagonal.

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That's actually perfect.

For the ogam symbols, the lines should be vertical.  But the harp should be as accurate as possible, too.  So that's a perfect solution.

Dania, PLEASE don't feel obligated to redraw this!  That's a huge chunk of time.  What you've already done is plenty to take to a tattoo artist.  And I truly thank you for it.  You have a gift -- I wish I could draw what's in my head.
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« Reply #31: September 12, 2007, 03:35:10 pm »

If you're going to be re-drawing it anyway, why not leave the strings vertical and slant the harp itself, as if it was leaning against an invisible harpist?  That way you can still do the runes in a vertical line.  I don't know if that's important at all, but it might be more easy to see them 'upright' than slanted or staggered along a diagonal.

I'm hoping I won't have to re-draw it lol. re-drawing something is always difficult to get right. Tongue
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« Reply #32: September 12, 2007, 03:36:45 pm »

Dania, PLEASE don't feel obligated to redraw this!  That's a huge chunk of time.  What you've already done is plenty to take to a tattoo artist.  And I truly thank you for it.  You have a gift -- I wish I could draw what's in my head.

I can see what I can do about 'fixing' the original drawing. I'm not redrawing it today, but I might be able to redo the strings. Or I can computer edit it maybe. lol
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« Reply #33: September 12, 2007, 03:55:38 pm »

I can see what I can do about 'fixing' the original drawing. I'm not redrawing it today, but I might be able to redo the strings. Or I can computer edit it maybe. lol

I just don't want you to spend time on this, especially when you've already given me such a great piece to take to my tattoo artist.  I can always explain to her what the changes are.
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« Reply #34: September 12, 2007, 04:11:41 pm »

I just don't want you to spend time on this, especially when you've already given me such a great piece to take to my tattoo artist.  I can always explain to her what the changes are.

I don't mind doing it, that pic only took me less than an hour to draw...I'm just dealing with some things right now and am not in the mood. Tongue I might get to it this weekend though.
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« Reply #35: September 12, 2007, 04:15:01 pm »

that pic only took me less than an hour to draw

OK, now I'm *really* jealous.  Tongue
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« Reply #36: September 12, 2007, 04:27:57 pm »

OK, now I'm *really* jealous.  Tongue

Brighid was helping me. Wink which is a bit odd, because we've never worked together before but she's been nudging at me a lot lately.
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« Reply #37: September 12, 2007, 04:56:45 pm »

Brighid was helping me. Wink which is a bit odd, because we've never worked together before but she's been nudging at me a lot lately.

Ah ha!  That confirms my "get this tattoo, damn it" nudge.   Cheesy

Now all She has to do is help me figure out where the money will come from.  It's a BIG tattoo.
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« Reply #38: September 12, 2007, 04:59:58 pm »

Ah ha!  That confirms my "get this tattoo, damn it" nudge.   Cheesy

Now all She has to do is help me figure out where the money will come from.  It's a BIG tattoo.

LOL can't help you with that one, sorry. But if you ask Her real nice, I'm sure she'll help. Wink
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« Reply #39: September 12, 2007, 06:16:24 pm »

Here's what I came up with:

Sorry about the bad scan. If you like the design and decide what ogham symbols you want, I'll add them in and then get you a better scan Smiley

Speaking as an artist, it is really a very good design. Oh, at the angle the harp is at, the strings are at an acceptable angle, when you tilt the harp to standing position. Technically, they should ground into the soundboard but as you have only three strings it is obvious you are not doing technical drawing. Adding more strings would be way too busy for the drawing and drown out the background. I would not redraw the thing, never a good idea, imho, a reworked drawing rarely has the same charge of inspiration as the first.  I play the harp and would see right away you did not intend photorealism here.  Wink
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« Reply #40: September 12, 2007, 08:13:10 pm »

Speaking as an artist, it is really a very good design.

Thank you!!

Oh, at the angle the harp is at, the strings are at an acceptable angle, when you tilt the harp to standing position. Technically, they should ground into the soundboard but as you have only three strings it is obvious you are not doing technical drawing. Adding more strings would be way too busy for the drawing and drown out the background.

That's what I was going for, not technical drawing really. I put the strings as they are, because I wanted them to be evenly spaced. I failed to think about the soundboard, and the photo I was looking at was at an odd angle so I missed that detail.

I would not redraw the thing, never a good idea, imho, a reworked drawing rarely has the same charge of inspiration as the first.

This is exactly why I'm reluctant to redraw it. When I rework a drawing I usually end up making it way worse, lol.
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« Reply #41: September 13, 2007, 09:37:39 am »

play the harp and would see right away you did not intend photorealism here.

I did too - but I'd expect questions about it, and with something that's going to be turning into a tattoo, I figure it's good to make sure that people *know* that there's something that that might happen with, so they can make an informed decision before it goes on the skin. (Sort of like the "If you're going to get Japanese or Chinese symbols, make sure you know what they really mean, don't just rely on the first rapid translation you get of the 'Net")

It would personally drive me crazy, because it makes it an unplayable instrument, and therefore a broken symbol for why I'd want to use it - but I freely admit that's my own personal take, not what anyone else should do.
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« Reply #42: September 13, 2007, 01:52:10 pm »

I did too - but I'd expect questions about it, and with something that's going to be turning into a tattoo, I figure it's good to make sure that people *know* that there's something that that might happen with, so they can make an informed decision before it goes on the skin.

I *do* think this is a good idea. As for the Chinese symbols...I heard about a girl who had "rape" written on her shirt, and she thought it meant "love" or something.
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« Reply #43: October 07, 2007, 01:20:46 pm »

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« Reply #44: October 07, 2007, 02:56:30 pm »

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