Digital sketchbook; images of flowers manipulated in Photoshop and Corel Paint Shop Pro
digital images and photograph copyright Vivien BlackburnI should be getting on with the paintings of C0rnwall in progress and maybe be working on the waterways project - but I'm always juggling lots at once and I wanted to carry on with these digital images I've been working on.
They've been in and out of Corel Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop and I couldn't tell you exactly what I've done to them! They started life as photos, close ups of flowers - the rest is layers, filters, cropping, adjusting colour and contrast and levels and ..................
......... etc etc etc!
I'll upload some of these to my Imagekind account I think and will also give some thought to developing paintings from them. Some would work fantastically well in watercolour - if I'm good enough, not sure if I am though. They would involve careful layering and patience and that isn't something I'm strong on. I'll also try some in mixed media on canvas.
What do you think? do you enjoy playing with digital imagery?
These have been manipulated from photos but other work is done in the same way from sketches and fragments of sketches, I find it a really useful way of working through ideas.