Thursday, January 7, 2010

Be with Joy - more digital collage

Be with Joy
digitally altered watercolor painting on ephemera


I really like how this turned out. I started with a scanned image of a watercolor painting I painted last week on ephemera. Then I brought it into photoshop and added all kinds of brushes and worked on the lighting to create a focal point- the butterfly. The butterfly is some clipart I have. I find this image calming and peaceful.

There is a fine line in digital collage- one can go overboard so easily. With limitless effects, layers, and general hoopla that is possible in the digital world it is easy to get carried away and end up with a mess!!

Taking DJ Pettitt's online photoshop class has me madly playing with phtoshop- the very reason I signed up for the workshop!

3 comments:

NANCY LEFKO said...

this is beautiful...I love the rich colors. Aren't online courses the best? I have taken a couple and love teaching them too...what a great way to interact with like-minded people. :) Have fun in your class !!!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

I love it! It is beautiful!
=)
Megan

image coloring said...

Lovely butterfly. Loved it. Good color combination. Keep blogging and thanks.