I did find some time to play with Art Rage and have produced a blue bird that I think you can tell is a bird. I'm not sure you would call this a good first attempt, but I am thrilled with it. The first time I tried Art Rage (before I watched the little videos that told how to select color, change the brush size, etc.) it was a disaster. The only thing I forgot with this bird was to make separate layers so that the paint would "glop" all together, and there were some spots where I didn't want the colors to interact with each other. I can't wait to try again. Here he is:
After spending a lot of time working with Art Rage and trying to becoming familiar with it, I had to go back to my old friend Photoshop and play somewhat mindlessly. I hope you like my backgrounds and if you do you may use them. I'd like to see what you do with them, though.
Look closely and you will see little outlines of birds in between.
The large custom shape offset and then a second custom shape put in the middle.
You know how I love birds.
The large green leaf offset and then the flower colored and placed in the middle.
The leaf with twirl filter set at 999, offset and then another leaf added to the center.
The leaf in blue, twirl filter set at 999, then offset; then added a different custom swirl to center.
Are you getting tired of these backgrounds over and over? Let me know and I will move on. Right now I am really enamored with making these repeating patterns - the possibilities are endless! I was having so much fun making these it was a chore to make myself take a shower and drive out to meet the Statistics student I am tutoring.
I do have a couple of photos from the wedding in late September. I used Photoshop on a couple of them mostly to reduce the busyness in the background and would like to share them with you. Give me some input, please!
Threshold adjustment, tinted.
Okay, I'm off to play with Art Rage, maybe do some wax painting, make time to walk the treadmill, maybe try a new recipe for dinner... What are you planning to do today?