Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wordless (wordy, really) Wednesday

 So I'm still fiddling around with the heron I did the other day, trying more textures.  My watercolor teacher told me recently I need to be more bold, so I'm trying to do it with my photos, too.  Today I wanted to see if I could create the look of fabric, so I used Dali from Roberta Murray's Atelier collection of her Pictorialist textures.  If you want to be bold, she gives you that opportunity!  What do you think?

Did I get anywhere near the look of fabric?  I was trying to not have the heron stand out too much, as if it were pasted on the fabric, but rather have it blend in more.  Hmmm, I wonder whether there's a way to make something look quilted in Photoshop.  Anyone ever try that?

Back later with something I got on eBay that I'd like to share . . .  :)


Lisa Gordon said...

This is beautiful, and it does indeed look like fabric.
I don't know about a quilt look in PS, but I'll just bet it can be done.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love this, the colors are just right and the background matches perfectly with the heron.

I think this has a very oriental look.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks very much! I left more of the texture than I usually do on the bird, so he's picked up the colors of the *very* colorful texture.

Roberta said...

I really like this. Especially the feathers - it's almost a 3d effect there. The only thing I might have done differently is tone down the bright green spots right above the back, as they kind of compete for my attention. You could try using the clone brush there, or just painting over top on another layer to tone it down.

Or leave it! It might just be me that is focusing on it too much! Overall it's very nice work.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks, Roberta -- I think you're right. In the other one I did, I was trying to bring out the gold (and I think I want to gild the printed-out one), but in this one, I want to tone that part down. Thanks for stopping by!