Saturday, May 24, 2008

No Worries for the Little Musk Turtle



This is my second attempt, playing with photoshop brushes. I incorporated one of my sketches (the turtle) instead of using a photograph like I did with the giraffe.



Even though the actual composition only took about an hour to arrange, there was a lot of prep work. I started by scanning a wallpaper sample and then used it as a background texture.



Next, I splattered some tempera paint on a white sheet of drawing paper and scanned it as well. In PhotoShop, I placed the paint splat on top of the wall paper then changed the mode from normal to difference.



Here is when I added some of my exciting custom flower brushes. It took a long time to cut out those silly flowers so I'm going to keep using them in every project till I get my fill ;)



The musk turtle is from an older painting but I always thought it was cool. So I cut him out and added a drop shadow so he'd pop off the pages a little bit.



For the final step, I pulled out one of the new Wacom tablets we bought for the Computer Art and Animation class and did what I do best, scribbled. (which by the way, is part of a new art movement as stated by my Art History class... Scribblism. )

6 comments:

C.R. Evers said...

ohhhh! cool! I like this one a lot!
He looks like a happy little musk turtle.

berrijuse said...

Wow, looks like a lot of work went into this. I really like your style - it's very funky.

Cheryl said...

way cool!

Rrramone said...

Love that turtle! :-)

Tammie Lee said...

wow, fun, wild and whimsical art piece. So fun to see the steps you took to create. Thank you for sharing.

I said no worries on mine as well.

Ismael Cavazos said...

I actually invented the word Scribblism! Check out www.scribblism.com
Great to hear that an art history class out there is recognizing the art form. Remember, Florence Cane invented the actual Scribble Technique, I just pushed it as an artform rather than an art therapist's approach to children.
- Ismael Cavazos
ps: the definition of abstract extractionism better fits than pareidolia