Why the site's refreshed look and today's creation, inspired by wild fires.
Hi ho art friends. As mentioned in the last post, I'm going to fully visualize The Monday Report. There are 2 characters to develop next: Miss Camille Starfall and the Corp Sec fella who ends Mr. Al Keaton. Since the last post, I've delved into the Den of Angels (bjd forum), various bjd doll sites, … Continue reading Steve Smith character development
Hi ho art friends. I work well with a theme and the monthly Shift Art Challenge is an easy way to 1) work with a them and 2) work with a limited palette. There are very specific rules about submitting entries to the challenge. This month's theme is "gratitude." The images for this month's theme … Continue reading August Shift Art Challenge
Al Keaton's job gets interesting when the weekly report lands on his desk.
Hi art friends. I'm writing this on Father's Day, which a melancholy day since dad passed away nearly 11 years ago. But he's always nearby in the form of two of his paintings and his West Point portrait that hang in our entry. The last road trip Dad and I took was in early June … Continue reading “Sea Fairy”
Hi ho friends. In the past couple of weeks, I found Brooke Shaden's YouTube channel and she has a series called "White Wall Wednesday". The premise is simple: stage your photo in front of a white (or other neutral background) wall and create your story using minimal Photoshop tools. The most recent video in the … Continue reading Crossing the Void
Hi ho art friends. Playing with Photoshop continues. As is my way, I start down a path, my muse distracts me and I end up with something completely other than where I started. Today's canvas, "Tennyson" started with one of my photos of Cannon Beach, OR, from November of the Year the Starfish Died. This … Continue reading “Tennyson”
Hi ho friends. I hope you're all healthy and safe in these bizarre times. It was time to upgrade the apparatus. Thanks to our Uncle Sam, I got a new iMac and did what I thought I wouldn't do: signed up for the Photoshop subscription. To be honest, I'd reached the limit of Gimp. I … Continue reading “Cadriel”
Hi art friends. I hope you're safe and healthy and safe in these surreal times. A quick post today. Another portal, done Procreate on my iPad. The photos of the clouds, both sets of stairs, concrete and the night sky are mine. I also used a Distressed Textures paper. "Up the Down Stairs"
Procreate "sketching" continues with a hand drawn element, photo and digital enhancements.