Further color work was needed on this drawing in order to regain a balance, both for the original and the generated pattern. The latest, final? drawing is in the lower left.
Very unusual weather conditions in Port Townsend: many inches of snow over the past week, with serious accumulation on the ground. Schools closed, grocery stores full, but few cars on the neighborhood streets that are not getting plowed of course. I am loving it, and have been taking long slow 2-3 hour walks the last three mornings, just rambling and taking photos. Also stopping in for Elevenses at coffee shops when feasible!
And I just can’t resist working up digital transformations of many photos, after I get home. Some are just for fun, some look better unaltered, but some are magic!
I don’t really like me blue skinned, but … well it is interesting!
The print is inked over encased feathers, and was too dark and monotonous in tone and hue. I took a paintbrush with thinned acrylic paint to the background. The digital piece is a transformation of a scanned monotype printing plate, also featuring a feather.
I was given a collection of the dried leaves from various species of oak, and decided to photograph them on two different backgrounds. I did throw in one ringer, a stray dried leaf of my own…