Saturday, April 26, 2008

Illustration Friday-Wrinkles

Timely Wrinkles
Life is too precious to worry about wrinkles...besides, who has the time???
Digital Illustration for Illustration Friday
Made with all scanned images w/ the exception of the Obsidian Dawn Frame Brush (love those brushes...thanks Stephanie Shimerdla!
Wrinkles are certainly no fun on face or clothes; but creating this piece in Photoshop was a blast!

I wanted to create something with scanned items and my painted backgrounds, so I crumpled up a piece of ivory paper and scanned it, scanned in a painted and gesso-ed background, grabbed one of my roses that had dried, scanned an old envelope & check ledger I found at an antique store, scanned a photo I purchased on ebay, and went to it!!!

This is a look at the layers in Photoshop. What's not to LOVE about Photoshop! Okay, if you are struggling with this awesome program, check out the tutorials online. Many are free and I learn from them whenever I want to try something new or get a question answered. Here's a list with a few . If anyone has some more suggestions for tutorials, please post a comment and fill me in...I would love to know about any and all tutorials!

PS: It looks like Blogger has hiccups again.... you can't click on the last two images and get them to open to view a larger photo. Sorry about that. I will put them on my flickr site to view. Thanks!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Illustration Friday-Fail

Some Marriages Fail...
A digital collage, the latest Illustration Friday piece for the topic Fail. There were many images in my head for the subject, but this seems like one of the most prevailing, so here you are. Not a subject I take lightly, I have assured my husband that this little piece of art is not in any way reflective of our wonderful marriage of 17 years...
These are the images I used in this piece to create it in Photoshop.
Minus the bird flourish, oops...
In my Typepad blog ==Just Giddy==that I use to post all kinds of things, I have a link to my gallery of free images for you to use. The rules for use are on the site. Please, feel free to use them in your art. Periodically I will add more great images, so check back often...

Illustration Friday-Save

Catch a falling star an put it in your pocket Save it for a rainy day!
Catch a falling star an put it in your pocket Never let it fade away!
A Perry Como Song—Music and Lyrics by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance

We sang this in grade school…oh, the memories…Rockford Idaho Elementary. I wish I had saved some of those milk bottle caps to use in my art.
But I’m glad my mind saved this little tidbit to make me smile today.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Illustration Friday-Homage

Alas that Spring should vanish with the rose, That youth’s sweet manuscript should close. Omar Khayyam
Today I pay homage to the ~Forgotten Spring of Youth~ in this Illustration Friday submission.
Here's a screen shot of Photoshop.

Using several layers & layer modes, textures, effects, opacity and images, I created this piece for Illustration Friday and the topic Homage.