Red -with- Stripes

August 21, 2008

*Ohnoez, it’s smaller in width than usual! :O

I love frames in pictures. Any pictures. They’re fine around the picture, but what about in the picture? It creates an interesting effect. When I saw that texture, it was a must-use. (Credit here.) I put it on the first image I figured would work. Add in some paint splatters, and voila, this happens.

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Don’t turn around…

July 23, 2008

Oh. Why hello there, sudden activity!

From now on when I post something, I’ll try to take a minute and do a bit of commentary on the work…what insipred me, things that I did differently, etc.

So for today’s piece, I used a black-and-white Vogue scan featuring Audrey Hepburn, likely from 195-something. I challenged myself in this one, trying to keep it entirely black-and-white yet still make the picture eye-catching. I wound up using mostly brushes. While she looks angry in the scan, Audrey keeps her elegance…so that’s another thing I tried to do: give the picture dark emotions, but keep it classy.

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