I have been watching a show on CreativeLIVE and they have been looking at things on Photoshop, creative stuff. Part of what they are showing is making a photograph a painting, or making it a drawing. I have never been a fan of that. I think it is because if I wanted a photograph to be turned into a drawing then I would draw it, I would be photographing it, well, I would initially, but then I would do a drawing. The same with a painting, if I wanted an image to look like a painting, I would do a painting. Hey that is just me. I am lucky, I can do those things.
It does however lend itself to something and because of those things it did get me thinking. Though it isn’t a new thought, but I have been wondering for a while, if it would be possible to draw on my images. I don’t want images to look crap, but I like the idea of being able to do things on them that I may not be able to do otherwise.
On Tuesday I went out with Lara. We started with her being a fairy. I didn’t have wings. I also knew that if I went and bought wings they would look silly, like toy ones. Then I thought, what if I draw some? So I did, actually I drew them several times. They aren’t great, but I like the options it opens up to me.
On this one I drew some more wings. They are a lot more subtle and I am much happier with how they came out. I like the possibilities that are opening up to me and who knows where this might lead. The only thing I don’t like is drawing on the tablet. It is very slippery and you don’t get the same resistance that you get when you are drawing on paper. I have some ideas, but I need to try some things.
I love this one, and we had so much fun doing them. You can see the skirts I made. She had a bit of trouble with them, but we worked it out.
I think you can tell by the look on her face how much she was enjoying this. This was taken not long after she put on the skirts, so she was playing around with them. I told her that her story was she had come home from the ball, but was so happy and she didn’t want to stop dancing.
I tried something new here, not sure it worked, but I tried putting three images together of her dancing. It was an experiment, and something I might try again sometime.
The session with Lara was probably my most successful yet. I had an idea of what I wanted, I took the costumes and we went from one to another and in the end I had a lot of photos. I have a lot of images that I can work on and try things with, which is fantastic. I was so happy with the session.