Hi ho, art friends. I’ve been flitting around with my art projects lately. A little art journaling, a little junk journaling, a little photocolaging.  Today, I took out a couple dolls, took some photos and created this nice character study for another project I’m working on.

This is my Dollshe IM Hound, open eyed.  I haven’t found a name that sticks yet. But his character in the story I’m working on is a technomage.  Here he is, What’s His Name, the Technomage:

IM-Hound Oct 7 2018-technomage
Photo by Anne Thompson, Tenukihandcrafts 2018, all rights reserved

This photo has a lot of layers. The photo of Mr. IM Hound was taken with my cell phone and was used as 3 different layers. I used my own photo of the ceiling of the Rebar in Seattle, all bokeh’d out; a scan of a background of one of my art journals; Magical Reality add-on from the Awake class; a vector graphic, rust and artistic overlay from the Photoshop Artistry class.  I employed Gausian blurs, masks on several layers, and various layer modes.

I really like how he turned out.  I finally feel like I’m getting the results I want from this class.  I’m incorporating more and more of my own imagery. I’ve also picked up quite a lot of speed in working.

What’s on your work bench, virtual or meat space? Leave a comment and link; I’d love to check out your projects.

Happy creating!