My Unfulfilled Imagination

November 25, 2007 at 7:35 pm (computer art, Digital Art, Photoshop tips and tricks) (, , , , , , , , , )


Blue Belle

Yesterday I woke up in a certain mood, one that comes so seldom. My imagination was just bursting with ideas. I could clearly see at least 5 fully developed ideas, as though they were already alive and complete on the ‘digital canvas’. But school began at 8:30 a.m. and didn’t finish until 5 p.m. Even while walking to the bus stop every thing around me seemed different. Colors appeared sharper, every tree distinct and alive with intense colors and personality. I saw one tree with twisted roots that looked like a human figure curled on the ground, contorted with dispair. Seeing this evoked even more ideas. I could clearly see each finished piece before my eyes and it was painful having to waste such a mood on mundane technical studies (I had an exam and had to finish a project building a database).

I arrived home late in the evening and began working on this image. The sparkle that I’ve placed in her hair and in the water was one of those happy accidents. I was reaching for one of the Blending Modes when my fingers slipped and I chose Dissolve instead of Screen. I liked the effect. The background / foreground is built from at least 25 or more bits pieces. The woman is made of 20 or more pieces. When I’m working, I add layer upon layer and continue blending, burning, dodging, coloring, liquifying, and adding, a continuous process until I create the exact scene that I have in mind. This one took about 14 hours to complete.

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6 Comments

  1. Martin LaBar said,

    Dissolve? Interesting.

  2. earthdreamer said,

    It’s beautiful Gale. And lovely to hear about you too. And how your perception was heightened, leading to such magical art. I always used to suspect you must have supersensory perception:-) Sometimes it is like that for me too. The world is anew, as if speaking for the first time.

  3. Sandra said,

    Oh, gosh, this is so pretty! What a lovely shade of blue. Dreamy…

  4. galefraney said,

    Thank you so much for your inspiring comments !

  5. Sam said,

    Beautiful work of art. Good imagination.

  6. galefraney said,

    Thanks Sam !

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