Monday, September 05, 2011

Psychedelic Sunflower Digital Mixed Media

Here's my latest addition to the Etsy shop I share with Paul. This is a photograph of a sunflower I have never been satisfied with. This time I decided to really go to town with it: layering effects using multiple filters in Photoshop, tweaking the color balance enormously, adding color where none existed, adding lighting and texture, and finally just drawing and painting on top of the whole thing. Then I had what I wanted. And it was very satisfying to bring more of the artist out into the forefront instead of just insisting on doing it the "easy", less time-consuming way.

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