Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Frangelico grid

By the time i finished this piece the Frangelico label was no longer visible.  I don't often start with a blank bckgrd preferring instead to always start with something.  Sometimes it's helpful in naming the piece, other times some of the original is left showing. Maybe i'll try to put the original up especially when it's subject matter is no longer evident. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The art of poetry


2 pics for the price of 1.  I was happy enough with the first one but for some reason i had to tackle it again and try something different. So, same pic, different results using the gradient tool. Not even sure if i used it properly but kind of like the rainbow effect.
Then i just added junk to mix it up a bit.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Abraham 1835

Heres another effort i'm not fond of at all but another one that got away on me and i  saved but  only because it took me soooo long to make such a mess. I overworked it too much then, suddenly sick of it,  it was either delete or save. So i chose save.


Sometimes overworking a PhotoShop piece produces wonderous results and its like a strange phenonema happens when i click on a spot to add something or maybe click on it once too often and the whole thing sort of lights up.  Its like a jolt of lightening and suddenly theres outlining and shadows and shapes and colours all over the place that i didn't intend. And i gasp at the beauty of what i made!


Or like in a couple places in this piece a square will sort of blast out and grow a ragged edge and usually i quite like it when that happens.


But not so much this time.


I don't know any PS artists to discuss this with and i sometimes wonder if  i'm doing really wrong and i'm going to break it or make my 'puter crash or something. Its like a feeling of playing way too rough and/or playing too long on a piece until it gets so saturated with colour that it can't or it won't take any more. But if you keep messing around with it the piece might turn into a masterpiece, all by itself!


Maybe i should have taken a class. But then again maybe i'm the only one who ever "pounds the hell outta it" like i do and nobody else does this strange method of harsh arting or even wants to.  Its not mentioned in the books i have so i have to assume its probably wrong to do this. Or if not wrong not a popular thing to do.


In hands on art i was the pastel queen but now with PS i've turned into a raving colour nut.  Look ma, Red!  Black!  Yellow!


But not gonna stop now cuz usually it turns out good and a few times its turned out what i consider to be excellent.
Just not this time.............

ps. Happy birthday Bob!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Danger graffiti. Or is it grafitti? I'm too tired to care.

I'm almost embarrassed to put this one up but for some reason it took me so long to make i'll just have to let it be seen. 
Got some new brushes today so the next few might be nice.