explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Collage Obsession Challenge #27: "Nightmare"




(original image)


This digital collage is for this week's Collage Obsession challenge (http://collageobsessionchallenge.blogspot.com/2010/10/collage-obsession-challenge-27.html). I wouldn't usually use such dark subject matter, but am trying to stretch my artistic tastes and techniques through these challenges. I blended the original image of the painting with a cloudy sky image (from a personal photo) that I had altered digitally. Then I applied the fresco filter to the whole collage, which increased the fiery (bloody?) atmosphere. The red blotches at the top now look to me like eerie distorted faces watching the gory madness...ugh...

I credit my husband for his help deciding which effects worked best for this collage. Thanks, Nelson!

Again, my collage is shown first, and the original image below it.
Now back to unpacking!

4 comments:

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

I think it turned out marvelous. I'm very new to this and I'm learning so much from everyone's creativeness.

Lisa

bluegiraffe said...

Thank you so much!

Lonnie Bullington said...

Sherry I know what you mean about stretching. You have done wonderfully with a subject you don't use in your work.

bluegiraffe said...

Thanks, Lonnie. The image given to us was certainly rather dramatic! Maybe the next one will be more tame :).