Introducing another new face in my collection of pretty ladies… Meet Spikey and today, for Theme Thursday, she is resplendent in orange! The original is a sketch that I later painted (last night, actually), in shades of red. So, today I got to practise in Photoshop, with hues and brushes and I really like how she turned out! Thank you Theme Thursday for pushing my envelope!
I like the magic of the changes of colours when I play around In Photoshop – it’s either dramatic or subtle. Most of the time I overdo things, but I am trying to get better at subtle/soft…
Here are a couple of “before” pics:
I hope that seeing what I have been doing for the past 3 – 6 months has encouraged you to re-use your images, drawings, sketches, etc. in new ways. I have learnt some really useful skills thanks to people like Tam @ Willowing, who inspired me to get Whimsical; Strathmore artists – Pam Carriker and Linda Blinn have now given us 2 free workshops with more techniques and advice; Tammy from Daisy Yellow is a constant source of inspiration and ideas; Traci Bunkers shares her world of handcarved stamps and art journalling; and not forgetting Julie FFB, who started me believing that I could AJED (Art Journal Every Day)!
There’s a lot out there and it’s amazing to me that I am finally discovering my own style. I like my processes and my ‘madness’ or ‘weirdosity’ because, in all honesty, it’s who I am… Interestingly enough, the fact that I have had to use what I have all the time, every day, and haven’t bought any new art supplies for ages, has, I think, helped in my development. (But don’t tell Nick, okay?!)