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Cow & Hog... more or less Safe for Work, covering most definitions of Work.
Cow and Hog</a>


I've posted this one before, which is why it isn't exactly the Pic'o'Day. Here are the questions/reason why I'm posting it again.


Poll #1585265 Necronomicon Submission, Part One

Do you think this piece would work at an art show in a con being held near Halloween/Samhain?

Yes, yes I do.
6(31.6%)
Mayyyybe? Are they zombies?
5(26.3%)
Braaiiinnssss
0(0.0%)
Nope.
2(10.5%)
The tickie just is.
1(5.3%)

I would like to take part in more such art surveys...

Yup
9(47.4%)
Nope
0(0.0%)
Mayyyybe? Got braiiinsss?
4(21.1%)
There is no tickie
0(0.0%)
There is only Zool
1(5.3%)

Comments

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lolleeroberts
Jun. 28th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
I must say I would not have pegged that as a hog skull. I tend to think of them as shorter and broader. That looks more like goat to me but I am a poor city girl who thinks meat comes in little blocks at the store.
madshutterbug
Jun. 28th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's a hog skull all right. The hogs we've got come from a batch which resulted in cross-breeding between domestic: Durock (Wikipedia link) and Poland-China Spot and Baja Jorja Wild. They've got much longer snouts than domestic hogs do as a consequence. They're also noticeably less docile than domestic hogs. More significantly, they make a bigger ham than wild so things are fairly balanced there, and they are leaner than domestic.

And (if we do say so ourselves) very tasty.
ysabetwordsmith
Jun. 28th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thoughts
It's a good picture. I don't see anything notably speculative about it, though. I think if you want to shoot skull photos for a convention art show, some additional motifs would help. I have seen some magnificent sculptures created from skulls, or made to look like skulls:
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Steampunk-Skull-Mouse-Brass-Sheep,8503.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/Celtic-Knotwork-Human-Skull-Statue-Bone-Finish-/120580554936
http://boingboing.net/2008/03/08/steampunk-animal-sku.html
trinker
Jun. 29th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
It's gorgeous, but it's very green.
wedschilde
Jun. 29th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
i think the skulls themselves are interesting but the background isn't conducive for that "goth" feel of a samhain / halloween thing.

i take it the cow was shot.
madshutterbug
Jul. 1st, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
Yes. Jumped the fence one too many times. Into the freezer with 'im!
dianavilliers
Jun. 29th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
If I had those skulls, I'd go for a more geometric relationship between them. I can see both of the skulls face on, like the cow is, lining the noses up horizontally, and lining the right edge of the pigskull up with the tip of the right cow horn.

Or stick them both on sticks, enlist the help of your favourite models and see what ideas present themselves.
madshutterbug
Jul. 1st, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
Using Skulls
Yes; that's on the to-do list. The specific selection is 'in archive' and much quicker to go. Still, there are a few alternatives which are also 'in archive' as opposed to 'in needs to shoot'. *G*
thedooz
Jun. 29th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
yeah I agree that skulls themslves are very Hallowwen/ samhain, but not specifically the way they are represented in this picture. I don't picture it doing great because it reminds me more of summer and nature or farms in general due to all the green and nothing really ooky spooky or spiritual or dark about this one. I do think you could work some skulls to do well at the con, but this one doesn't particularly strike me as something I'd buy a print of during that time of year.
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