Friday, June 25, 2010

I love learning new things- and working with Photoshop is one of those things that I am compelled to learning right now. My goal in this little painting was to 1) have a look and feel form a 50's advertisement and, 2) to make my photoshop paint look like "real" paint.

Here I am giving the illusion of watercolor for hair and acrylic paint for skin and ribbon. How do you think I did? I am telling you, this is pretty fun stuff! The best part is, I know I can only get better!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Here is a close-up...

1950's lady 1

So, I never EVER leave a comment on my blog- however I have decided to repent! So here we go... This is a image that I did at work today in Photoshop- and as you know I normally work with flat color and line, I decided to do something different today and use my brain just a little more. The result was this. And I was pretty proud of it; since I hardly ever work this way- and even if that were not the case- I think also I am aloud to be proud of my work. Too many artists are too hard on themselves!

This will be something (along with comments) you will see more of.

Until then, have a happy day!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

helth course cover...

I have often had people tell me that I remind them a lot of my art (or visa-versa). I dress like my women, I am always happy, I love balloons, birds, fluffy clouds, dresses....I have even been told I look like the people I draw. Whatever the connection may be, I love it that people see that! I think every artist should be so tied into their artwork and the art so tied into them, that there is no question where the other came from. For example if you are a happy person you are bound to make happy work! It is impossible (I believe) to create an emotion in your art to its fullest when you are feeling something different than that emotion. I often tell people, "If you know my art, you pretty much have a good idea who I am."

So, as you can see, this is me all rolled up into one! (Well, a lot of me, that is)....