Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fooling with photos

More experiments with photography and the computer. Photomontages are a great way to brush up on your computer and design skills as well as being a lot of fun. I do these in Photoshop Elements 2.0 on a Mac computer.

OutdoorSketching
OUTDOOR SKETCHING
Here I added my hand to create an oddball image.

OutdoorSketching2
OUTDOOR SKETCHING 2
By adding my hand as well as a line sketch I create an interesting situation.

PavementEnds
PAVEMENT ENDS
On this photo I retouched out the road and added the background section where it had been.

Sunrise
SUNRISE IN SAWYER
Just adding the red spheres makes for an odd, interesting image. For you artists out there in blogland, this is a terrific way to experiment and come up with creative images, try it yourself.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

More photographic experiments

A great way to practice and sharpen your computer skills is to experiment with combining photographs, which are called photomontages. You can achieve very interesting surreal effects with this process and it's great fun to see what you can come up with.

OrangePepper
FLOATING ORANGE PEPPER

FloatingApple
SUSPENDED APPLE

Gloria'sShoes
GLORIA'S SHOES

Bagle in Hallway
BAGEL IN HALLWAY

I have created many images of this type which have been exhibited in galleries and art centers. They are limited edition prints, printed on archival paper using pigmented inks.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Photographic experiments

The computer is ideal for creating interesting photomontages and other experimental imagery. Below are a few recent pieces that I have been working on.These images were all created using Photoshop Elements 2.0

Blackjack 1
This is Gloria's cat, Blackjack. I didn't do much to this photo, I just cleaned up the background a bit.

TwoCouples
A photo of Gloria and I with her daughter Holly and her husband Steve. I retouched out the faces to create a surreal effect.

The Dream copy
A photo of Gloria asleep with floating objects. The red balls are actually my cat's ball which I've used on many of my photomontages.

Deer1
A photo taken out of my kitchen window. I added the floating objects for a surreal effect.

FloatingObjects
A photo of clouds with the red balls added.

PaintingClouds
The same photo with my hand added creates a very interesting image.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Comic book cover parodies

Here are a few of my comic book cover parodies which were all created on the computer. In this first series I have done 145 of them. Projects like these are a great way to learn how to create on the computer using Photoshop.

18

16

50

131

HB copy

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 has a few words

2011 speaks

Time sure flies, before we know it 2012 will be here. We've had a lot of snow in Southwest Michigan, below are a couple of photos of what it looks like here.

Snow 3

Snow 1