Progression of a Digital Art Image

Just for fun I thought I’d show you some images of a digital art piece I recently created. I think it’s fun to see the different stages from beginning to end! This was another small piece I made on my smart phone, I keep flipping back & forth between calling them kaleidoscopes and mandalas, I guess they could be either. Or both! Here is the beginning of the process:

image one © lynne medsker

image #1, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

I decided I wasn’t fond of it with a black background so I changed that to white and kept going, adding a thick layer of black design on the top:

image #2, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #2, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

It continued along with these steps:

image #3, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #3, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #4, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #4, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #5, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #5, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #6, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #6, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

I let the program choose some of the colors (although I could delete any I didn’t care for) until the end, when I decided which ones to use. Once I was done with it in the phone I sent it to Photoshop where I continued to play:

image #7, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #7, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

Sometimes I question if I’ve done too much, I rather like it back at image #3! A few final tweeks and this is where I stopped:

image #8, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #8, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

Which reminds me of these quotes:

A painting is never finished – it simply stops in interesting places. (Paul Gardner)

Art is never finished, only abandoned. (Leonardo da Vinci)

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2 Comments

  1. Marti McCoy

     /  July 2, 2012

    Your final save is quite “jewel like!”
    -Marti

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