explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Take a Word: I am Woman (Hear me Roar!)



I had a lot of fun with this one. I've been pulling up vintage photos from the Library of Congress website and altering them digitally.  For this collage, I altered a grungy and mean-looking photo of a woman (shown below my collage--she was an actress in a theater poster), and this prettier version is what I ended up with. Plus the lion, of course :). It's possible I'm extra-annoyed today because we have no heat in our house and the heating company is not being as efficient about it as we'd like. Translation: we may have to wait until early next week for repair. I'm not quite ready to roar, but close to it.

Lion image from Eena's Creations. Background from Deviant Scrap.




Original photo:



11 comments:

peggy gatto said...

beautifully altered

Taluula said...

A wonderful transformation, Sherry. A standing ovation from the UK.

Judy said...

LOVE her makeover, Sherry!

RambleOn aka pam said...

i wonder why women always look better in pink? this one sure does...i live the way you changed the original pic...lovely!

RambleOn aka pam said...

oops! I meant that i "love" the way you changed the original pic... :)

Junibears said...

Wow! You've done a magnificent job. Hope you get warm soon! xx

Kathy, die Stichmücke said...

Wonderful altering. I hope you get it warm soon.

sirkkis said...

Beautiful and well done!

indybev said...

WOW! You made magic with this portrait. She lost her mean look, and your flesh tinting is superb as well. Nice work, Sherry!

Deann said...

A wonderful makeover.

Electra said...

Wow! Are you ever skilled! Bravo!