Thursday, October 26, 2006

Photoshop Tutorial - Winging It

This lesson is about how to add wings to things. Its not too hard. The trick is finding the right wings for the right image. Here, grab a net, I'll get you going on a butterfly hunt:
wings, wings and more wings

Here's the tutorial.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

...and thereby hangs a tale.

This is a spread for a travelling art journal in the Paper Traders group. The theme was "something old". I chose a passage from As You Like It:
'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine,
And after one hour more 'twill be eleven;
And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe,
And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot;
And thereby hangs a tale.'

The background paper that I started with looked like stone tiles. After much ado about how to arrange a composition around the blocked areas I decided to go with it instead of fight it. So I treated each block as a separate area and created a "sampler" of techniques, objects and images. The Shakespearean text is layered between two thin slices of mica like a sandwich.