Bird-childish watercolor images merged with a photo of my curtains.
Posts tagged ‘photo manipulation’
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
A wild wind blew through my neighbor’s yard, causing a very long piece of packing plastic to take to the sky and dance. Naturally, I shot many photos of the performance. Later, I pulled the images into Photoshop and positioned them one atop the other to create the image below. Then, I sampled areas of the image that I found pleasing.
A flip upside-down, a few tiny lines, and the photo is nudged into the realm of fantasy. It’s where I like vacation:)
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.