Quarantine Time Means Skill Building and Exploration
What does an artist do most of the places I would go for lens candy are closed and off-limits. When I cannot take another picture, of another squirrel, for the 45th day in a row. Well I decided to expand my artistic endeavors toward more pronounced digital abstractions. Many of them don’t even resemble the original shot, while others may slightly.
A Pink Gerbera Daisy Twirls In A Petaled Ballet Dance – I used a lightbox shot of the daisy that already had a near-black background and added some twirl effects to get the flow I was after.
A purple carnation presents a graceful bow – Again continuing to have fun with twirl effects. I really like the presentation on this one. This will end up on a wall somewhere.
Another flower, same lightbox photography but this time with a Dahlia. More of the twirling technique like the other two shots, but this time with an intended color palette.
Digital Art From From A Safe Social Distance – The original photo for this was a closeup of a leafy green bush. Using all of the fun effects mentioned plus some saturation play. I dunno, this one just gave me a vibe.
So why the title? I was listening to Baba O’Riley by The Who while creating it. Some of you may think you know of the song as Teenage Wasteland. This started our as a lightbox shot of a red Dahlia flower and I had some fun with radial blurs and mezzotint pixelation.
Working with a carnation this time but I really wanted more of a striated and textured art feel to this one. I ended up doing some light rending over an embossed layer to catch the highlights for the detail I was after.
Inspired by watching the movement and dance of a coneflower blowing in the wind. I wanted to add a layer of “fine art” to this one by blending some of the twirl techniques with the striated pixel distortion used in the more abstract pieces here. A Happier medium of both approaches together basically.