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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!

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)

More smart phone art & a reminder…

Sorry for the lack of blogging lately! Life’s been full of busy-ness and the last couple of days I’ve felt kinda lousy too. Hopefully both those things will improve soon and I can get back here on a regular basis.

phone kaleidoscope #5 © lynne medsker
kaleidoscope #5, digital art via smart phone © lynne medsker

In the meantime I thought I’d share a few more images created with some smart phone programs and then enhanced a bit in Photoshop. I’ve gone a bit crazy with these but since all I’ve done the last few days is lay around on the couch it was an easy thing to get obsessed with.

phone kaleidoscope #13 © lynne medsker
kaleidoscope #13, digital art via smart phone © lynne medsker

I think they appeal to me because they remind me a lot of mandala artwork. Plus my laptop is out for repairs so I haven’t been able to create any fractal art lately, I had to find an outlet somewhere. 🙂 These have really but fun, even though the files are so tiny they aren’t really applicable for much as far as reproduction. Sometimes art is just for the sake of creating it!

phone kaleidoscope #11 © lynne medsker
“kaleidoscope #11” digital art via smart phone © lynne medsker

Now for the reminder portion of the post!  If you enjoy digital art, or just want to see some samples of what it’s all about – don’t forget to check out my other blog – digital+art+daily! I’ll be posting these newly created images there for the next several weeks.

Smart Phone Art!

I’ve been playing more & more with both photo programs and art apps on my smart phone lately. Seems like I’m having to squeeze in time for art right now so a few minutes on the phone is better than none! Here is some kaleidoscope art I’ve created over the past days.

phone Kaleidoscope #1 © lynne medsker
phone Kaleidoscope #1, digital art © lynne medsker

I will admit to sprucing it up a bit in Photoshop before I was totally happy with the results but I like to layer and add textures before I ever seem to be happy with digital artwork anymore. 🙂

phone Kaleidoscope #2, digital art  © lynne medsker
phone Kaleidoscope #2, digital art © lynne medsker
phone Kaleidoscope #3, digital art  © lynne medsker
phone Kaleidoscope #3, digital art © lynne medsker

I’ve got lots of posts to write about recent classes and other topics, I just haven’t had the time to sit down and get them ready to publish. Soon I hope!!

Kaleidoscopes!

kaliedoscope #4, photo/digital art © lynne medsker

I’ve been having fun playing with a couple of new computer programs lately! One of them has a kaleidoscope feature that’s I’ve enjoyed exploring. If you’ve read my blog over the last year you know my fondness for mandala-type images, no wonder I am enjoying these! Kaleidoscope #4 (above) was created using an image of stained glass windows.  This image had an extra layer added to the top with a curly effect in it:

kaleidoscope #1, photo/digital artwork © lynne medsker

Here’s a sample of before and after images that shows the original photo used:

kaleidoscope #2, original photo © lynne medsker
kaleidoscope #2, photo/digital artwork © lynne medsker

This last image was created by using two images (both created from the same photo) that were then layered together:

kaleidoscope #3, photo/digital artwork © lynne medsker

Do you have a favorite?