Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Digital Art - 7/30/14 "Metallica"

NF Photography prompt: Digital Art

For those who think they aren't good at creating abstracts, I have created 3 easy lessons on creating successful abstract designs in any media.  If you are interested, you can find "Lesson 1: Color" by clicking HERE.   Lesson 1 has a link to "Lesson 2: UNITY" which has a link to "Lesson 3: ADDING VARIETY."  

An Oldie, but Goodie
This is something I created a long time ago.  Instead of using a photo, I scanned an object and then manipulated it into an abstract creation.


I was ready to box up some old jewelry to see if my nieces would
want it, when I came across earrings that were about 1-inch
square and looked like they were made from thin flat pieces of
tarnished brass that had been scrunched into 3-D folds. On a
whim, I decided to see what would happen if I scanned one. To
my surprise, that dark, tarnished brass came out in shades of
orange, rust, turquoise, green, and purple.  So I manipulated
the shape (copied it, resized it, flipped it, rotated it) added
a shadow and a background.  This piece won a first place
award in the "other" classification at a local art center's
juried exhibit ---the category for art that didn't fit
into drawing, painting, crafts, etc.

This represents the scan of one earring. If I still
had the earrings, I'd take a photo so you
could see the original object.

If you have a scanner, try scanning shiny
things like wrinkled aluminum foil,
gold wrapping paper, and jewelry.
Some scans will disappoint, but a few
will surprise and delight you.


Andrea Priebe said...

What a great and clever idea and the results were certainly deserving of a first place. I love the colors and the depth ... Good one, CJ!

Andrea @ From the Sol

Lmkazmierczak said...

H not thought of using my idea! Enjoyed my visit♪

Felicia said...

this is cool. I never thought about scanning anything except a photo.

Thanks for the tutorials too.

ulla laiho said...

Beautiful and warm colors!

Jane said...

This came out beautiful-showcasing the colors reflecitng in the metal. I like the finished composition of the arranged shapes you created!

NatureFootstep said...

cool! I love what happened to the piece of brass. :) Think I have to go looking for some myself. :)

Linda said...

Nice work! Thanks for the tip about the scanner.