Okey Dokey, part two is mostly about the way I manipulated my photos to provide a back round and a dress for Ms. Spring. There have to be myriad ways to deal with photos incorporated into digital paintings. I’m simply revealing the way I went about it in this piece. And, I have no problem revealing this to you. I think that the photos in this context will get the job done better than my painting of said areas.
Wow …..this is so amazing. I love these tutorials and find them extremely useful. Thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks for saying Kellie. Part 3 coming.
You are amazing. I love it. Really. Truly. Love it. I’m so inspired to get my tablet and pen out!
Thank you. Can’t wait to see what you create.
Wow, what a cool and happy and beautiful painting. I especially love the face and hair. I don’t know if I will ever work on serious digital painting skills. Like you say most artists just pick a medium or two because it’s easier to strive for mastery in fewer directions! And I even gave up art for about 20 years so I don’t have any extra time hidden in the closet.
As for this thing about not having a personal “style” I am not sure every artist has one (or even two). I wonder if you aren’t worrying about something you have no need to worry about! On the other hand, I do know that the feeling of being recognizable by your style is one many artists would like tohave. It’s just so hard to say! It sounds like you’ve had a wonderful assortment of adventures and I’d say you’re doing everything just right.
Thanks Cindy. I agree about the adventure. I absolutely approach each new project that way, and that’s great. But, as an illustrator,
not so great. You have a distinct look for your illustration that makes it instantly recognizable as yours, and that’s a very good
thing. If fact, I’m going to go see what you’ve been creating…:)
she is beautiful and totally embodies her name!!
Thanks Carol, I was lucky in that my model embodies spring.
Being a photographer it’s really fun to see how you use Photoshop to paint. It seems like a lot work though, when you get to the tiny details as the necklace. But the layer feature is such a handy tool. I can hardly imagine working without it any more. The painting itself is a delight. I love the feeling of hope and openness and sheer happiness. I look forward following the work.
Thanks so much Otto! Yes, I often wonder how much photographers work in PS. Since I work in layers in the physical world while painting, they are second nature, except in a physical painting one can’t make changes or even delete said layers, which is so much appreciated in PS! I feel so fortunate to have all these tools at my disposal:)
Wow! You’re a Photoshop Whiz! Nice work … and not only that … simply explained! 🙂
Doing my best Geoff. Thank you. I have to tell your that a previous comment you made here caused me to think about how to clarify what I want to say, and what I should not leave out. Thanks you again!
Oh you’re more than welcome 🙂
Even I can follow the tutorials now ;-P
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Wow, thank yo so much Eldy. I’m truly honored. I enjoy your blogs as well:)
This is really coming along beautifully. You are an amazing painter, you really are.
Thanks so much Sophy:)
great post! thanks for sharing it with us! BTW very nice portrait !!
Thank you! Long time, I must visit you:)
It’s amazing how every step of the way it manages to look so B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Thanks again for sharing your steps and process, Elena!! Really cool!
Kathy, you are the best. It’s my pleasure to share this. It’s only fair because generous artists with excellent tutorials urged me to try.
Very interesting elena! I love the mossy looking neckline, very natural looking. The entire piece is so joyful looking as I sit here in 90+ degrees today, spring came and went but your art cools my mind, thanks!
Hi Christina. Glad the moss registered as moss. Thanks so much, you are consistently supportive:) I’ve got the air on here, not nearly as hot as 90, but I HATE humidity. So why do I live in NJ?
At least you’ve got dry heat?;)
Wow! This is some way beyond my comfort zone. I’m still using Photoshop 7 and I lack your artistic vision and skill but I’m hanging on by my finger tips! I’m picking up wrinkles that I hope I can play with in due course. Keep going Elena – I’ll persevere!
I love nothing more than a creative challenge, so on I go! ( I bet you’d have a great time with a drawing tablet).
A great tutorial and the outcome is wonderful. Thank you!
Thank you David!