This is probably the last piece I think I’m going to be able to get done before our graduate critiques on Tuesday, mainly because I think Nate was burnt out on it after I made him do three in one day and Ghost screams the whole time when it’s not his turn to pose which makes it absolutely awful (I’ve created a monster.)
Anyway, I’m super happy with the composition on this composite. The idea behind this piece stems from Ghost and Luna’s (the Siberian Huskies) obsession with socks. Luna grew up and would steal socks from the hamper, the closest, and from the pile of clothes that sometimes accumulates at the end of the bed. In the morning we’d wake up and hidden in her bed would be random socks. Ghost is also obsessed with them, but unfortunately he likes to chew them up and eat them; did I mention he’s a monster?
“The Sock Thief”
So, the idea was that Nate maybe dozed off in the chair with his sock halfway off and Ghostie stole it. I wanted Ghost to be standing on the stairs with it in his mouth. I also wanted the other dogs to be going after it in a sense, like it was a toy they all wanted. Definitely when you have multiple dogs, when one dog has a toy all of the other dogs want it even when it’s the same toy they want nothing to do with when they are by themselves.
I really like how Louis is looking at Nate’s sock-less foot with and expression that reminds me of him thinking something along the lines of “this doesn’t look right.” It draws attention to the fact that his sock is missing. It’s semi-hard to tell that Ghost has a sock but with the title and Louis looking at the sock-less foot I think it’s easier to get the general idea. Also when printed on a large scale I think it would become way more noticeable that he has a sock in his mouth. I also enjoy the little pop of color of Louis banana which draws your eye to the window area of the shot which features pots with colors from a similar spectrum.
I love the natural light we get in our living room. The shadows of the plants reflected on the closet door, the shadows reflected on the ceiling from the front window and the shadows created by the little windows in the front door really create interest for me and help to drag my eye further around in the image.
This image was one that was more spur of the moment and I created the composition when I went along instead of having an idea in my head of how I wanted it to turn out. I think having an idea and then working more spontaneously in the moment will help to keep me from getting discouraged when something doesn’t work out exactly like I had envisioned; hopefully.