Odds & Ends

Wrapping up the digital drawing/sketching I’ve ended up with a group that doesn’t have a particular theme, but I wanted to share them anyhow. So here you go:

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my explorations in digital art. I’ve also been experimenting with plaster! Remember what my word for 2013 is, right?

Ode to Nature

It seems a lot of my recent work includes these twisting, turning, swirling leaves/blades of grass/vine-type organic shapes!  Remember “Dormant No More”?  They are just what flows out of me right now. Here are three digital drawings that all have that type of “feel” to them…

I’d almost guarantee that you’ll see more that are similar in style! I’ve also been more than a bit obsessed with drawing/creating trees. Perhaps it’s indicitave of growth?  I don’t even know why I do what I do…I just do it.

Hmmmm,

Lynne

Seeing Red

Moving from the black & white images from my previous post I seem to be in the mood for red quite a bit lately. I love how it just pops off the page when used with black, white & grey. These images were all created with the same program but on different computers and will different tools. Can you tell which one I used my finger to “paint” with? 🙂 Hey, a finger is a built in tool, let alone the least expensive!


Be sure to “click” on these images to see the full version! Next post? I’m changing it up a bit and sharing the beginnings of a new photo/digital series of work! Then back to more digital drawings, with even MORE colors. 🙂 I do have to say that these have also inspired me to do more “real” drawing and sketching as well, but we’ll catch up on that down the road a bit.

Later gator!
Lynne

Monochrome

It seems I’ve been doing as much (or more!) digital art explorations than anything else the last month or so. I decided I better start sharing some or I’ll never get caught up! Please do remember, these are part of my learning curve with new media and tools…some I am really excited about, others not so much….but they are all part of making progress. 🙂 Today I am sharing some of the black & white sketches I’ve done:

If you enjoy color don’t worry, there will be lots of it in upcoming posts!

Creatively,

Lynne

Windows to the Soul

I’ve been planning on creating a new series of photo/digital artwork but just haven’t seemed to make it happen. A couple of weeks ago I moved a step closer by collecting all the images that I might want to use in these creations. Just around 2,800 or so! Yikes! I think I’ve shot & collected enough, I need to get busy! During the process I ended up sort and cleaning my digital files, which seem to grow like unauthorized weeds in my computer while I’m not paying attention. It’s not exactly one of the glamorous and fun jobs of an artist but just one of those things that need to be done. Kind of like book keeping, applications and other paper-workish items. The only good part about the digital file cleaning is I always seem to find some long-lists images that I’d almost forgotten about. This time was no different – look!

All these were part of a series of photo/digital artwork in created back in 2004, they hung in one of the first real “gallery” shows that I participated in. Great memories and I still enjoy looking at them! Most people seemed to enjoy them although I discovered through the time I showed them that there are a few people that get really creeped out by eye images. But I got a reaction, one way or the other!

Lynne

Awakening and friends…

I’m still adding to my collection of digital art, having a blog that is set up to show a new images each day keeps me motivated! One thing I decided I would do differently starting in 2013 is to name all my digital images vs. a haphazard numbering/naming combination system. So today I am going to introduce you to “Awakening”, “Affinity”, “Align”  and “Adlib” :

I’ve also been exploring with some drawing programs on my tablet, once I feel a little more comfortable with those skills I’ll share a few digital images created that way.

Lynne

New Fractal Play!

Although I’ve declared 2013 my year of exploration, at this point I’ve not got anything new ready to share with you. So the next few posts will be wrapping up the projects from 2012. Today I’m sharing a few new fractal images that I created in December.

"Fractal #71" 2012 Digital/Fractal Art © Lynne Medsker
“Fractal #71” 2012 Digital/Fractal Art © Lynne Medsker

Of course if you want a larger selection be sure to visit digital+art+daily, my blog dedicated exclusively to digital art, that features a new/different image each day of the year. Amazingly I made it through the first year keeping up with it, let’s see how the second year goes!

"Fractal #78" 2012 Digital/Fractal Art © Lynne Medsker
“Fractal #78” 2012 Digital/Fractal Art © Lynne Medsker

For 2013 I am going to be titling all my digital art and fractals, I’ve begun to confuse myself with the numbers, especially by starting at 1 each year…if I don’t note the year in the title as well – yikes! I spent a few hours the other day starting a list of title names to draw from.

"Fractal #69" 2012 Digital/Fractal Art © Lynne Medsker
“Fractal #69” 2012 Digital/Fractal Art © Lynne Medsker

Sorry, but these images you will have to deal with the last of the numbering system! I had fun playing with these…I’m up to three fractal programs on my computers now, plus I’ve discovered some for my tablet as well. Between all of them and a photo/digital project that I’ve put off for way too long I shouldn’t have any trouble creating a year’s worth of images.

"Fractal #81" 2012 Digital/Fractal Art © Lynne Medsker
“Fractal #81” 2012 Digital/Fractal Art © Lynne Medsker

What projects are you going to tackle this coming year?

Lynne

Kaleidoscope Photo Creations (continued)

A few weeks ago I shared altered images I’d taken looking through some of my kaleidoscopes.

"Kaleidosocpe #18" photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker
“Kaleidosocpe #18” photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker

Well, I’ve been at it again! It seems like the possibilities are endless with these images.

"Kaleidosocpe #19" photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker
“Kaleidosocpe #19” photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker
"Kaleidosocpe #20" photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker
“Kaleidosocpe #20” photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker
"Kaleidosocpe #30" photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker
“Kaleidosocpe #30” photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker

Since I shared all the details in the last post most of this post is going to be filled with images!

"Kaleidosocpe #29" photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker
“Kaleidosocpe #29” photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker
"Kaleidosocpe #27" photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker
“Kaleidosocpe #27” photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker
"Kaleidosocpe #32" photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker
“Kaleidosocpe #32” photo/digital art (c) Lynne Medsker

I hope you enjoyed another peek at my kaleidoscope creations, I am certainly having fun making them!

Digital Art Lessons

Last week I had the pleasure of introducing a fellow artist to digital art. We had a wonderful time and since then I’ve enjoyed seeing her continue to get creative with the medium. I thought I’d share with you a few of the images from our afternoon. I did introduce some techniques for creating digital art on a blank page (canvas, if you will) as well as introduced her to fractal artwork but the bulk of our time was spent with photo manipulations. This first one and we basically just played with the various filters in Photoshop on a single image to make it into something more artistic. This is what we came up with:

First digital project, Nov. 2012, instruction
First digital project, Nov. 2012, instruction

The next creation we used three different images and layered, altered and blended them into something new:

Second creation, digital art instruction
Second creation, Nov. 2012, digital art instruction

Pretty cool! We were both pleased with how this one turned out!

At her request I had been “running” the computer and doing the work while she watched, took notes, asked questions and gave input on the creations. For the final photo manipulation of the day I put her in the “drivers seat” and watched/guided her through the process. She did an amazing job!

Student work, digital art lessons, Nov. 2012
Student work, digital art lessons, Nov. 2012

How awesome is THAT!?!

I really enjoy sharing through teaching! You are always welcome to email or call me with a request for a class. There is also a calendar on my website that shows dates that I am available for instruction, as well as a page with the various topics that I am happy to share. Don’t see a date or topic you’re looking for on there? Just ask!

Happy creating,

Lynne

(Pardon the delayed announcement!) Day Seven’s winner is….

KATHY S.! Congratulations to you, Kathy, and enjoy selecting your artwork. Here’s what Marie R. our day two winner, selected:

4-18-12 Migration
“Migration” photo/digital artwork © Lynne Medsker

I hope you enjoyed the “Seven Day Giveaway” event, I think I’d like to do it again sometime, just not the week before Thanksgiving! 🙂

If you got to pick a free print, which one would you choose?