The kids are asleep, the whole house is quiet and it's time to go sleep. "I'm just going to work on it for ten more minutes and I will go to bed", I say to myself as I play in Photoshop. And it feels like in a blink of an eye forty minutes go by.
How is that even possible?
I love creating various compositions in Photoshop and now have an idea for a series, the model for which will be my patient and beautiful husband who allows me to experiment on him. Most of what I know about Photoshop I learned from an amazing online course by Sebastian Michaels titled Photoshop Artistry: Fine Art Grunge Composition. I highly recommend this and all other courses by Sebastian Michaels - they are outstanding and are worth every penny!
You might also want to treat yourself to the mind-blowing art of other digital artist, students of Sebastian's, to whose level I aspire to belong: http://thephotoartisticlife.com What I create compared to these artists is child's play, but I should refrain from comparing myself to others and focus on learning and bettering myself, since that is the one thing I can control.
I have many favorites in this collection of digital art because I literally birth them. I put so many hours of work into them that when sometimes I ask my husband to guess how many hours I spend on a piece, he is astonished to hear the number!
One of my favorites is this composition with an old woman looking into the mirror and seeing the younger reflection of herself. The idea for this piece belongs to the beautiful Tamara, who, when we were photographing and playing with a mirror, said, "why don't you make one of me old and the other me young". It was such a cool idea and I new it would be a lot of work, but together we did it! I set up the time and came to Tamara's house to photograph her and then spent probably over twenty hours in Photoshop making her age and making the final composition match the vision that I had for it.
"I am a force of nature," said this goddess to me before our photoshoot. As I was editing Jennifer Nicole's pictures I remembered these words and also that she used her healing energy to help people. I started playing around with this one image in which I asked her to pose with her arms extended to her sides and facing upward. I also had another image of her with her hair flying up. I had asked her to flip her hair up - and I had no apparent reason for doing that besides the fact that I thought it would look cool. Except it didn't, but was serendipitous for completion of this composition.
I hope my little creations speak to you and you enjoy them. I would love to hear your feedback, so please feel free to leave a comment!