explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design
"Book Lover" collage

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Three Muses: Windows/Doors


This digital collage was adapted from a photo I took of an interestingly designed building in Tel Aviv, Israel. I used filters and blending modes to incorporate various effects. I also used textures from last door down the hall and grungetextures.com

Monday, July 30, 2012

Collage Obsession: Orange



Image credits for this digital collage: magazineart.org, divas d'este.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Take a Word: Butterflies


The woman is my original digitally drawn design; butterflies are by Dover and graphicsfairy; background is from Dover. Butterfly sign is from a photo I took at a butterfly display.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Three Muses: Steampunk Makeover

We were challenged to give a "steampunk" style makeover to someone- a famous person, etc. Why not an elephant, I thought? Image credits: sjd, holliewood, last door down the hall, graphicsfairy, mediamilitia.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Collage Obsession: Fish

The fish images in this digital collage are from an image provided by Eila for the challenge. I altered them, then layered them with ocean and pond images and applied some blending techniques.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Take a Word: Messy

Image credits for this digital collage (on a subject that hits close to home :)) are: Holliewood Art Box, Beth Rimmer.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art: London Calling

This theme made me smile, since my maiden name was London.

Here's my London-themed card. Image credits upon request.




Monday, July 16, 2012

Color Love

I'm now finishing up Joanne Sharpe's class called "Color Love." I've really enjoyed it! She's shown us how to achieve intense colors for our art journal pages, using supplies such as watercolors and Tombow markers. Here are two pieces of recent "homework." We were asked to create a colorful sketch of a woman with flowing hair, and include some writing on the topic of "color." I used micron pens, koi watercolors, inktense pencils, Pitt brush pens, and white and gold gel pens.




Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art: Animal Print

Sitting here waiting for our newly repaired air conditioning system to re-cool our house to tolerable levels, I could barely bring myself to work with animal print images. Thoughts of heavy winter coats kept coming to mind... Image credits: flickr creative commons (pareeerica); magazineart.org.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Three Muses: Weather or Not

We've been challenged to create something inspired by the weather where we live. Image credits for this digital collage: deviantscrap, iktupilli, broderbund clipart.




Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer of Color 2: Strawberry Lemonade Punch

Creating these cool ice-cream-themed collages is helping me cope with our very hot weather here in Maryland (although we are very lucky to have power, while others in the area do not, due to recent storms). Image credits for this one include: anna corba, cottage arts, obsidian dawn, graphicsfairy.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Take a Word: Music

This started out a music-themed collage, inspired by an image of a vintage poster from the Library of Congress--and ended up a pre-Fourth of July greeting. Other image credits: graphicsfairy.


Collage Obsession: Mermaids

This coming week, it's my turn again to host the Collage Obsession challenge. My theme is "Mermaids." Here's my digital collage, below. Image credits: grungetextures, holliewood, flickr creative commons (temari 09), graphicsfairy, deviant scrap.