Here is a Christmas present I made at Hammer in Hand
I dont know what more I could do. I like this appearance, gives it a more realistic and gory features. I would shit my pants, if you attacked its original form, and it took damage and began to end up like this picture. I might play around more, but I am running low on stock images to manipulate. This one I’ll keep, its a lot better than my original, before this. I’ll show below.
I started to do some imaging with Paint Shop Pro 7. I would like Photoshop, but this is the best I can do for now. I always liked messing around with layers and imaging, see what kind of abstract things you can do with a normal image, with layers of other “interesting” images. I know I use low quality images, and make poor overall quality, but this is more of a hobby than anything else. I guess I would like to get more serious with things like this, but at the moment, my attention span can only put together what comes easiest, I guess.
How can something abstract be conceptualized? the architecture of chaos is indistinguishable, there is no blueprint, no planned idea, just chaos resembling a clearer picture. If I took any enjoyment in the arts, it would be in the capability to create something from nothing. With having no blueprint, no clear idea, just a stroke of inspiration, and the canvas of choice to bring to life the ideas in our minds. Do I draw skyscrapers? or do I let my soul spill out onto paper. That is the difference to me from traditional art, to abstract art. Now don’t get me wrong, there is a fine line to abstract from just a colorful barf thrown together to make up some kind of indistinguishable sludge. The line is crossed onto music, movies and any other “art”.
Maybe we can learn more about our existence from the abstract.
This image is going to be a little more difficult to tackle than my other projects, because of some obvious flaws in the picture, which I so aptly supplied text over said flawed areas. Firstly, the shadow from my phone is unusually large in this picture, I know that the same flaw was in my last picture, but it seemed minimal in comparison. And now for something that I actually could have controlled, but when all you use to draw is with pens, there is little room for making changes. I am going to try and work on eliminating the forehead area completely, because I am just not happy with how I ended up drawing that. The shadow is probably gonna stay. I like this picture because it was completely off the top of my head, I used absolutely no references or copied/traced anything. As with all of my artwork it is completely original and all done with pen.
I want to make clear from the start, that my knowledge of graphics and graphic software is very limited, I am learning as I go. So though it might be a waste of time to edit an already flawed picture, or low resolution stock that would be better off not using at all. I am doing all this for practice sake. With that being said here is the picture I hope to edit soon. If no work on saturday or sunday, I will start messing around with it.