Monday, January 30, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Warmer Accents

Here I go again! I tried some warmer lights on the dragon (just some tidbits). I think it reads nice.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

what a woman....yeesh.

OK everybody, here she is revised. PLEASE give me your feedback, I would really appreciate it.

Quick Paint Over

McKinsey, after thinking about your question of how to show more light in your previous post, I thought I'd do a really quick paint over of your piece just to give you an idea of how you might solve the problem. Bear in mind that this is just my interpretation of how I might solve it, and your solution might look different. I pulled it into Photoshop and did a little work with color dodge and then just painted over the upper area, simplifying the swirl shapes a bit and reducing texture to get a more fog like feel. Softening the edges of the swirl shapes makes it feel more like fog as well. I increased the key of the upper half of the painting to feel much brighter. There wasn't much of a feel of light mostly because the glowing rocks were not illuminating much of anything. Also, I tried to solve the "floating hands" issue by letting them recede into the mist a bit. Hope that gives you a couple of ideas on how you might make adjustments to improve the feeling of light. Let me know if you have any questions

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Small Changes. Brooke Weber, Project #1

I tried to decrease the contrast on the nose...does it read better now? I also added some to the bird but I can do more if you all think I should!

Mckinsey Lewis Assignment One try two

What do you guys think? I think it still needs something but I don't know what.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Or there is this one with warmer light.

Art About Art

This is my first attempt at photoshop. Any tips or suggestions are welcome.

Just a tip

Sorry to take up so much space, but I have a tip for you. A friend of mine who is a professional photographer has been posting darling pictures of her baby girl to her blog and Facebook, and recently found out that those images have been used by others (whether for commercial use or not, I'm not sure). Somebody sent her a link (which I saw and snagged) about an artist/blogger who was in a similar situation.
I'm not trying to incite panic, but I thought it'd be helpful to read about how this blogger came up with solutions on how to protect your online images. Watermarks and shrink-wrapping seemed like the best ideas to me-- I plan to try those in the future.
Fair warning, the blog post includes a bit of colorful language, probably because the author is talking about their stuff being stolen. Here's the link:

Death of a Dragon

Alrighty, first of all, a disclaimer: I've set a goal for this class that I need to learn how to better use photoshop. So, uh, be kind, as this is my first EVER school project where I use photoshop (and an unfamiliar program) more extensively than just changing the contrast or color in general. This is a version of the cover for the book "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." I guess I'll say more about it tomorrow morning.