explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Take a Word: Organic



In this digital collage, I layered and blended a botanical tulip drawing from vintage moth with an original leafy doodle of my own. The original botanical print was in sepia tones with a little yellow; my leafy sketch was in shades of green on a red background. I like the way the colors of my sketch peek through the flowers, and the way my vines provide a delicate, neutral background for the piece. A fun experiment!



Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art: Mustaches





Statue image (altered): holliewood.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Collage Obsession: Headdress

Quite a challenge this week! We were to incorporate a "headdress" into our collages, taking inspiration from hairdo's of the past. I love these unusual themes, though they tend to keep me up late at night, fooling around with Photoshop Elements. Image of the woman below from magazineart.org. Beehive image from Google images. Bees from Graphics Fairy. Alterations by me :).



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Three Muses: Time Quote



I couldn't resist using a circus-related quote for this challenge, since I haven't done a circus themed piece in quite awhile (and, as you know, I love them).



Image credits: vintage-images.com, last door down the hall.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Take a Word: Mona Lisa


This is always one of my favorite themes. Each time I have to think harder to come up with a "new" Mona.

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Sunday Postcard Art: Shoes




Sometimes even a rabbit needs a little help. Image credits: graphicsfairy, google images, holliewood.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Collage Obsession: Transportation


"Training Wheels"


Storks from joessistah, background from deviant scrap.