Sunday, 21 February 2010

Reflection


You would think that when I set a creative challenge over at Inspiration Avenue that I would have something pre-prepared (or at least in mind) for what I might be presenting. Sadly, in this hectic world, that is never the case. And this week, more than ever has been rather busy with no free time for artistic endeavours. However, I couldn't let the side down so the sketch book came out and a few ideas were pondered.

Naturally, because I was in rush and painting this late last night, things didn't go entirely to plan, but then again I'd like to reflect that this is not such a bad thing after all. You see the top half of this picture was a mermaid rising from the water, the bottom her mirror image in the moonlight. Well, that was the plan... Instead we ended up with a multi-coloured blur where the effervesence refused to glow and the moonlight looked more like spilt milk.

Well, we know not to cry over that my friends. So this morning, she paid a visit to my good old friend Photoshop and we created a new bottom half. Ah, how I love a spot of digital manipulation. Photoshop saves the day!

She still needs a bit work... another day perhaps...

19 comments:

  1. ~i think she is a beautiful reflection piece...her eyes even look as is she is reflecting life...pondering in thoughts...brightest blessings~

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  2. I love her, Lisa. No such thing as mistakes. I don't think I have ever had anything turn out the way I imagined it would. Whatever you did here, turned out beautifully :)
    xox, Lisa

    PS: It's 7:20am here and I just submitted my piece. Hope I am not too late...

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  3. Lisa, this is so cool--I wouldn't know the first thing about Photoshop--I wish I did--I really, really like this!

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  4. I don't know what her reflection looked like before, but it surely looks enchanting now! Beautiful fiery mermaid! Photoshop does save the day sometimes, doesn't it?

    (No one will be later than me, Priti.Lisa! It's nearly 8 a.m. and I am still intending to do the challenge. Aarrgh. I hated missing last week, and I REALLY don't want to miss again.)

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  5. This is really something. even as a tiny image in my reader it just burst out of the page! The reflection is just perfect.

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  6. I think it's lovely. Incredible contrast between the red and the blue.

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  7. Wow! I am so impressed you could create that beautiful piece when you were rushed! Isn't photoshop great? (I know purists think it's awful, but I don't see why artists can't use any kind of tool available.) Your mermaid is great!

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  8. wow!!! she's one hot chick alright! love the flowing red hair ... reminds me of victoria in twilight whom i very very much prefer to bella :) well... as far as i'm concern ... this painting is gorgeous!! and the digital manipulation is a stroke of artistic genius! now you can call this a mixed media piece :) wonderful contrast of colors!!

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  9. I love this. She has personality and is very good. Love Photoshop too. Great piece and the girls are right.

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  10. I think she is terrific! I just love the fiery red hair and you wouldn't even know you used photoshop to create her reflections. I wish I could get to grips with photoshop myself! I need lots of help there!! ♥ Elaine

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  11. Love the colours!! Not being an adept of photoshop... I just use good old fashioned sand paper ;-) But then again, I do work on wood!!

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  12. Wow,this is so neat,love her reflection!

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  13. I think it is great! I am loving all of the art you are doing over these last several weeks. Keeps me inspired, even when I'm not creative at the moment. :)

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  14. I love this piece, you have a way of creating expressions and evoking moods with said expressions.....the eyes are especially strong. Gorgeous!

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  15. i love the reflection, just awesome!

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  16. However you accomplished this, it looks amazing. I have no digital skills whatsoever, so I am in awe!

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  17. She's SO beautiful Lisa and you did a fabulous job! I can't imagine her any other way than how she came out!♥

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