I had a good time, creatively speaking, last week. I actually posted four images from the odd shape Patricia challenged us with. I shared the first in the previous post, here are the remaining three. I thought the challenge shape might be what a broken window and screen would look like. The pendant is just more of my favorite pastime of creating virtual jewelry. The deer scene is a work in progress and one I’m not sure I will ever call done, but I’m liking it so far.
I made this week’s challenge from Patricia aka Columbine fit in with my lovely witch I had already been working on. Here’s what I said when I posted her to my favorite hangout:
“Ok, I admit I’ve worked on the majority of this image off and on for a couple of weeks now. The layout is based on this tutorial although I couldn’t begin to make all aspects of this image without a plugin or two. Alien Skin’s Xenofex 2 Lightning, Alien Skin’s Fur Effect on portions of her hair and Mura’s Cloud filter as well as many layers and painting effects. Her necklace is a part of a recent challenge.
Remember when I was proud of creating the girl’s face by following Christina Gibbs’ tutorial a couple of weeks back? I’ve been practicing since then and once I had this lovely girl’s face, I needed to give her a body without having to actually create her hands, legs, feet, etc. That’s when I went looking for a witch tutorial (since it is the season) thinking about a long gown and/or cape.
Thanks for taking a peek, I’m very proud of this image as most of you know I can’t do this naturally, but I can look at an image and try to imitate portions of it.
By the way. the bat is a newly discovered species called “Columbine”.
Disclaimer: No plugins were used to enhance her cleavage… twas only Paint Shop Pro and Paint Shop Pro alone!”
My cousins, Denise and Melissa, have tagged me to participate in a random challenge.
1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Write 6 random things about yourself.
3. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
4. If you’re tagged, DO IT and pass on the tag.
So, 6 random things about Me:
1. I am named after my Uncle Don and my Mother.
2. My blog is all about the random stuff.
3. My favorite color is purple.
4. I am not happy about this upcoming election or our economy.
5. I am happy when I’m feeling creative.
6. I don’t always follow rules and therefore won’t be tagging anyone, but if you want to play along, feel free!
I’m trying to learn to create people and especially trying to learn to make their faces whether they are cartoonish or leaning towards a bit more realism. This little guy was the second image I submitted for Challenge 313 and his face and shoes were created by following one of Christina Gibbs’ tutorials. The rest of the image is my idea along with some of my own things and a couple of borrowed things that are furnished within Paint Shop Pro; namely the grass and the football.
The little girl’s face in the post below was also accomplished by following one of Christina’s tutorials.
Challenge 313 is from our friend mezam and she said: “This image is of 500 by 600 pixels. You can reduce it to 80%! Not under! It contains 6 layers. The cloud layers, a and b can be moved, decreased, deformed. The character must remain with this size, but you can rearrange the arms and legs. Dress and fill out this character. Obviously, all must be coloured and textured!!!!! You can add other elements by adding layers to fill the scene. At the end merge your image to one layer and use some sort of filter/artistic effect, etc. on it and when you post tell us what filter you used on it.”