6.8.07

Time To Play Again! Digital Art Workshop Deux

C'mon! Time to get back inside! Disentangle yourself from that chaise-longue, toss that frozen margarita (or better yet, refresh it), kick off your Crocs and sit down to a new digital exercise.

You wanted more of a challenge, so here it is:

Pisa Door, by Ban Sidhe - courtesy www.wetcanvas.com

I found this copyright-friendly image on a terrific art site that hubby suddenly remembered to share with me, http://www.wetcanvas.com/. It's a fantastic resource for artists and wannabes like me, thanks in no small measure to its bottomless image library - by far the best source for public domain images I have found in my research.

To participate, all you have to do is copy the image to your computer - it's a fairly large file, so you may want to resize before saving it. Then go to town with your digital creativity (creative digitality?)
IF YOU'RE NOT ABLE TO GET THE LARGER IMAGE WHEN YOU CLICK ON THIS ONE, TRY THE ONE POSTED LATER BY ITSELF. IF NEITHER WORKS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
Now for some rules - I know it's a ridiculously optimistic request on my part since no one ever listens to me, but please remember to:
  • Modify the image in any way you like, with any digital art program you prefer. You can use the whole image or only parts of it for the final result - your choice.
  • Use at least 4 steps/effects, like artistic filters, layers, cropping, whatever – Opening and saving your files are NOT actual steps, and do not count as such, sorry. If you don't try at least 4 stages of modification, I will need a written note from your mom. I'm doing this for your own good. (You know that you can ask me for help on anything, so no excuses). Take your time, you have about two weeks.
  • Explain your process as well as you can - even if it's just to list your steps. We all want to learn from each other. Well, I do, and I did learn at least one new thing from each entry last time.
  • 3 submissions max, please and thank you! I know it's hard to stop once you start, but I'm old and slow now, and I get easily backlogged. I still haven't finished uploading the last few Irises to the website.
  • Send me a copy of your finished product, or allow me to copy it from your blog, so I can "hang" it on the Maraya Galleries website (no one can copy it from there). The artwork from last time looks so very lovely on my "wall" (http://www.marayagalleries.com/workshop/5.htm).

That's it. Now, ready, aim...

16 comments:

Neda said...

As Miss Little Fire used to say: I am very essssited!!! Great image! Thanks!Chill the margaritas for me!

belinha said...

Hello Rima! I got my computer back today!How are you? I started to work in your collage already.But it will take me a while before it is done...I hope you don't mind!:-)

dianeclancy said...

Lounging around ... I wish! In what lifetime?

Great to be getting in mode again ... but only 3? Jeepers ... that's jsut warming up!

I have opened and closed the file twice so that is my four steps ... is that good, mommy?

Seriously though, thank you, Maya!

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com/blog

Bobbie said...

Oh boy, another challenge. I like this picture and hopefully my digital software will find some esssited way to interpret it anew! You know me, I am slow, very slow. But I'll get there. I'm still working on my private challenge :)

Rima said...

Yay, Bobbie!

Sue O'Kieffe said...

this will be fun indeed. i may need to start a new blog to respond, though, or post at xanga, since i do try to keep most of my work on blogger mandala related...
~sue

Rima said...

Sue, please post at xanga, you need to circulate that one more anyway! I love your posts there, and they are such a complement to your mandalas.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

there is a link to my xanga blog on my blogger site under artist blogs i read (dancing sun)

~sue

Neda said...

Quick question: can we cheat (like you-know-who did LOL) and add to the image or do we have to stick to what's there, mommy???

Rima said...

Of course you can cheat! extra points for cheating!

Debi said...

"Now for some rules - I know it's a ridiculously optimistic request on my part since no one ever listens to me"...that makes me laugh. Sounds just like a mom.

I look forward to this challenge. I'm already thinking of the ways in which I can break the rules. ;)

Rima said...

extra points for broken rules too!

Debi said...

I did one:
http://debicates.blogspot.com/2007/08/rimas-digital-art-workshop-deux.html

Debi said...

I did another

Did you say a limit of seven? ha ha Just KIDDING!

Debi said...

Improvement ? As per your gentle suggestion.

Debi said...

I'm sticking my nose in where it might not belong, but I have to brag about Sweet Irene's . I love it and I wanted to be sure you see it, Rima.