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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

some digital art

I've been working on a couple of digital pieces the last couple days.  I combine 2-4 of my images with a texture (usually free created by someone else), use my blending modes and erasing and lots of trial and error to come up with abstract pieces that I find interesting.....

Photos of a ceiling, a stalk of wheat and a closeup of leaves made it into this one.

I used a dahlia (the yellow swirls on the right), a foo dog closeup from our China trip, and a stack of plumbing pipes from a construction site as well as a texture (the words) from Bonnie at PixelDustPhotoArt in this image.

This image only uses two photos - a ceiling and some tree branches and then 2 Pixel Dust textures.

Not all my digital art experimentation is so abstract - I just find these interesting and fun to do.  But a lot can be done with a single image as well...


I love how the texture added a more vintage feeling to my photo of Gasworks Park in Seattle.



The problem is, as with any form of art, I start sitting in front of my computer and before you know it, hours have gone by and I have files open everywhere, my back is aching, but my creative brain is still churning.  I have to say, I thoroughly enjoy this kind of art-making as well as the hands on kind.

6 comments:

Pat said...

Your abstract photos are great. I haven't experimented much with blending photos other than textures. I've got to work on that!

Lara said...

Ooooh. Beautiful! I especially love the one with the stalks of wheat. All of that rich blue is so restful and serene.

Jim Bumgarner said...

Wow, these are incredible. I normally don't spend too much time looking at photographs, other than as possible resource material, but these are fabulous. I am particularly drawn to the gasworks images. I love how you have it place in what appears a sketchbook! Oh, and speaking of reference photos for art...stay tuned. :-)

Cheryl Goyer said...

Great imagery Terrie! The gasworks image is very surreal. I love the steampunk look. If I had to pick a favorite it would have to be that one.

Lapoynte said...

Very cool stuff!!

Laura Gable said...

yummy, I love the versatility of your art forms ... creativity of all sorts.