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. )


C.R. Evers said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Cheryl said...

way cool!

Willie Baronet 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.

Anonymous said...

I actually invented the word Scribblism! Check out
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