There are always strange goings on down here. “Here” would be the torrid depths of my tormented artconscious, closely linked to the subconscious, just more colourful! This is a weird one for Take A Word’s “Blackbird” theme this week… You see, no-one knew how They were getting through the canvas, just that they appeared, like blots on the landscape early one morning.
I started with this colourful background from one of my art journals:
You can’t tell from the scan, but the inkys are really rather shiny! And then I changed the colours and included some of the opposite page, plus a few Photoshop brushes from Tartx (Wonderland) sets and some Greenbulb Gang freebies, lots of layers and Them – the Three Smoking Blackbirds.
Would that I were clever enough to further manipulate the birds! But, playing with digital, as much as I do enjoy it, requires more patience and skill than I possess. I am better off playing on occasions and then spending my remaining leisure time (hahaha…), getting messy!!
Logical really, isn’t it? If I didn’t make the mess with inks and stuff, I wouldn’t have these amazingly colourful backgrounds to work with for starters! Now I look a little closer, I can see influences of Alice in Wonderland with which I was so taken in January and of course Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has been on a lot recently too… and then I feel that I am constantly going round in circles in real life. I got conned recently and I think subconsciously, that also plays on my mind – things are never quite what they seem, are they? Nor some people, for that matter…
Thank heavens for art, Photoshop and WordPress! 🙂