New palette creatures are now swimming in an alternate setting. For those not familiar, palette creatures are colorful shapes that actually show up on my watercolor palette after a watercolor painting session. When I spot them, I take a photo and play with them in Photoshop. Some creatures require more attention than others. This lot demanded a little more nudging than some of their predecessors.
Posts tagged ‘fantasy’
Another one! A formidable being, this creature made her presence known and demanded her fifteen minutes of fame! She’s long gone now, but I won’t forget her anytime soon.
The bunny dancer from Watercolor Wednesday and the frog from Photo Friday chat in the forest under a shooting star.
Watercolor with acrylic accents. The acrylic is a crafty mix squeezed from a plastic bottle.
I’ve lucked into a magical palette. Creatures just keep showing up! This one is children’s illustration-ish. I’ve pushed the PS vibrance up a little and smudged here and there.
Bird-childish watercolor images merged with a photo of my curtains.
Part 1: Ripples
New inspiration, has urged my Bird-Children to travel and to grow up. Cath Rennie, a marvelous visual artist, musician and songwriter over at Settle and Chase, has adopted a few of the winged kids along with their scary birds, and has taken them on an adventure across the pond. While the little ones were in Cath’s capable hands and environments, I had the pleasure of entertaining and transforming Cath’s babies. She graciously loaned me three of her powerful photos;Woodpile, Doll’s House and Ripples, so that I might try to compliment her photos with my Bird-People. The image above is a joining of Cath’s Ripples with my winged figure over-top.
With Ripples, I knew I wanted to celebrate the fluidity and light in the photo, so my figure waves with the fabric and light.
I enjoyed every minute of the collaborative process and I’m quite pleased to have taken the journey into Cath’s world. Take a tour of Settle and Chase and find the original photos. You’ll be very glad you did.
Part 2: Doll’s House, tomorrow
I’m still thinking on this one while working on three more. But, this one is closest to finish and I wanted to share it with you.
A flip upside-down, a few tiny lines, and the photo is nudged into the realm of fantasy. It’s where I like vacation:)
Only had time for one this week. Fantasy has been the theme lately so here she comes, a drippy fey.
I had a very loose idea for a middle grade novel, about a young teen who does her best thinking under water. So, I did what comes most natural to me, and created some narrative images. The words however, aren’t coming.
I though it might be fun to invite all you writers out there (if the spirit moves you), to write your own paragraph/short story about what’s happening in the images.
It could be a fantasy story about the character’s ability to survive under the sea. It could be a short inner dialog. It could be nothing of the sort. I’d be fascinated to read whatever you talented writers can come up with. I’ll post all stories with links to work that’s kid friendly:)
Very recently two illustrators whom I admire, inspired me to paint a steampunk piece for kids. Now, I really dislike painting mechanical symmetrical elements, but I do enjoy the look of shiny geometric details. So I decided to simplify, take it slowly, and allow Photoshop’s filters to do the heavy lifting. I also relied heavily upon layer style to lend me an outer glow and to bevel and emboss.
I did mention that I was taking this slowly. I’m clearly missing both overt Victorian and punk flavor here, but the only creatures not propelled by steam are the wind-up angelfish and the starfish. I’ll get a little more hardcore next time.