Thursday, March 8, 2012

vintage layers

i've been playing with photoshop these last few days and altering some of my sketches.  i googled vintage textures and managed to get so much fodder to experiment with.  this is the result of my last few sessions.

this one is my most favorite...  i used a quote that i love and just repeated it across the page.

this is another favorite. this particular sketch will always hold a soft spot in my heart.  i love the wrinkled torn page, the handwritten numbers, and just the overall feel it gives the piece.

this one was an experiment that i actually ended up liking.  i did a contour drawing of the woman in the shadows (look closey, do you see her) and then layered her image, and about 5 more layers that included the photo frame around hawk, and hawk, and vintage pages. added some text, flattened it all, and voila.

reads: ordinary.... and while it takes courage to achieve greatness, it takes more courage to find fulfillment in being ordinary -- Marilyn Thomsen

i created this bottom sketch in mistys last class and haven't done much with it. until now.  again more vintage tattered pages, and another with that cute black border and creases in the paper... 

and another version of this sketch you've seen before....

and love this old vintage frame... l.o.v.e. it.  a sketch created in carla sonheim's faces class.

and experimented with photos too. here i used my favorite squam fall 2011 shot of sommers pier. and love it.  i see a lot more photos being altered this way in the VERY near future. 

and ok, one more version.... and it's the last one.  promise.

i still need to create 50 more trades for ARTFEST.  and i think i just found my solution.  these will more than likely become postcards for the giving.  me thinks i like that idea.  what think you?


1 comment:

Lisa D. said...

I think its a great idea! I love what you did with these.