Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pet Project

One of my goals this year is to try out different digital techniques and styles. I prefer this more contemporary version of our cat, Weepy, but will continue to try different things along the way.
My husband also prefers this version of his cat.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pet Portraits

I spent this weekend working on pet portraits of the family pets. This first one is of Flannel, my mother-in-law's cat, who unfortunately, is not with us anymore. He was a wonderful cat.

The next cat is Twinkletoes, another of my mother-in-law's cats. She is very much a bossy cat, and does rule the roost.

This third one is of Weepy, our cat-or rather, my husband's cat as she only likes him. She is very hard to photograph. She is also the boss of the dogs we have as well.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Another Digital Day

I am enjoying my time off from work, although that is ending this week. I had a chance to finish an image I started a couple of days ago, along with 2 more. This first image I just finished, with elements from Deviant Art and Deviant Scrap. Last week I went to the Paul Gaultier exhibit here in Dallas, and it was really fabulous. there were lots of designs with lace and netting over the face, so this image reminded me of the exhibit.

This next picture also reminded me of the mannequins he had at the beginning of the exhibit.

And, finally, I have an image of Sully, a 95 pound Labrador that we rescued last year. We think he is about 6 years old, and he is wonderful. We also have a husky. Sully is very hard to photograph, and this was one of the best pictures.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

More Experiments

I am lucky that I have time this week until my regular job starts up to play around with my digital art. This first piece is done for another friend of mine who had a black cat named Gdowski. Ellen sculpts all kinds of fish and dragons with polymer clay, so I thought they should be represented. Again, these images were created using elements from Deviant Scrap and Scrapbook Graphics.

This next one is of my husky Cheyenne, who is very photogenic. Most of these elements came from Scrapbook Graphics and Designer Digitals.

Finally, the last image is strictly me playing around with different backgrounds, and roses from Deviant Art stock.

Flooring Project

A friend of mine is revamping her art studio, including the floor. She wants to add old book pages and imagery, and has asked her friends to make images for her. I made these two images with both personal photography and elements from Deviant Scrap and Scrapbook Graphics.

My friend needs these images to be more monochromatic and earth toned, which is not my usual color palette, so this was a little bit of a challenge. Anyway, they are ready for her to use.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year, New Work

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I have started some new digital pieces, and am having a blast with Photoshop. Since I have some time in January before my work starts up again, I have been doing a number of tutorials and learning new skills in Photoshop. I have also discovered some really great sites for digital elements to enhance your own photography, or to create your own image.

These images used products from Scrapbook Graphics and Deviant Scrap. I also used stock images from JoesSistah on Flickr, and stock imagery from Celairen and Ec-stock found on Deviant Art.

Here are 3 images I have finished this past week.