Sunday, 21 February 2010
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...