4/15/11

IF - Journey

Work in progress - digital manip. 

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” ~Greg Anderson

I am such an art-addict. Each Friday I eagerly open my email (usually over coffee while still in p.j.s) to check out the new IllustrationFriday.com prompt. Then I pray to have some free time!

Loving this week's challenge,"journey", and the quote that came with it.

I recently finished a fabulous online workshop, Photomainpulations 3, with the always brilliant Susan Tuttle (I absolutely love her  blog, Ilka's Attic) and have been looking forward to playing with a few of the things I learned.

There are a few things I still need to tweak, including some subtle faux hand coloring which is a little too subtle. And some more blending/ shading.  I'm trying to show motion but wanted her face to be clear. This has been fun to play with... But I have to run & don't know if I'll get to work on it again for a few days - so best to post as is. By the way click on the image for a larger view.

Stock used is from these generous & talented deviant-art stock photographers:


If you are inspired by the thought of a journey, I hope you add your creation to  IllustrationFriday.com. You have all week to play along. Or just stop by & see what other folks have made.

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And if you want to see some amazing figurative/fantasy art, click here. It'll take you to yesterday's interview with the insanely talented Bethalynne Bejema. You can also read about the 3 awesome prizes I'll be giving to random blog commenters for her

13 comments:

  1. Stacey I need to check out Illustration Friday! You seem to really enjoy it. Love seeing your WIP's!

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  2. Love your work in progress!! Looovvee it!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  3. Your work in progress looks really cool!

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  4. I don't know why I don't devote more time to PSE and playing, I really love what it can do and love digitally altering art and photos. This is great Stacey! I'm jealous of your Susan Tuttle class, I bought her book and have skimmed thru, but not studied.

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  5. I really looks so interesting, very mysterious and, well cool :)

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  6. Looks cool!
    oh and I have NO idea how to do that :-o

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  7. This has a great sense of movement with all the lines! Love it!

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  8. Love this piece Stacey . Steam Punk is so fun to create!

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  9. Nice and interesting work; the learning is like a journey, which if we enjoy it minute to minute gives us big results, like this.

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  10. Great WIP Stacey! Love the focused and unfocused contast. Real feeling of motion, but slower than normal speed. I guess the class really paid off. NICE!

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  11. You have so much great work! I also loved looking at your Etsy shop. Thank you for stopping by, I am glad to have found you!

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