Tag Archive | Photography

Scattered but Working

This week has been somewhat productive. I kind of worked on a few different things instead of focusing on just the nature art.

 


 

I dabbled with my base drawing after a walk inspired me to create this gal.
 

 

And I tested different looks for the piece I’ll be donating to my Art Centers upcoming fundraiser. I’m leaning more towards the black spray painted frame and black outlines around the pictures. I think it looks cleaner and makes the pictures stick out more.

 


 

And lastly I played around with how I’d like the blog to be set up and what my logo will be for Unfolding the Heart. All I have to do next is try out both of these concepts on the computer.
 
I think I’m onto a good start. I’m gonna take a break from this Saturday’s post but will be back next Thursday as usual. See ya next week!

 
 

Lots of Editing

My drawing altered with different filters.

It sure has been awhile! Starting today I’ll be posting on Thursdays once again, yay! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Though I have been away from the blog, I did a few things over my break so I thought I’d share them today. ~

My drawing altered in Picsart.

Portraits

I’ve always been drawn to nature but I don’t often take pictures of people. A few family members saw some of my photography during my break and they offered me a job, to take senior pictures for my cousin. We had fun and I learned a lot about how to take good portraits.

I ran into a few problems during this experience though. One problem I was having was that the coloring kept turning out too red/orange. I found out it was because of the many shades of red in the frame. Editing the red tinted ones was an interesting endeavor, but we all thought it looked a lot better after the edits.

Another problem came up when I was going through the pictures. A few of them had extra background noise that took away from my cousin. So I had to play around on my free Photoshop program, GIMP. Along with taking out the green chair, I also edited the reflection in the windows, Darkened the background and redrew the street. I honestly had a lot of fun with this and look forward to trying out more portraits in the future. I think my favorite part was learning more about my cousins. I also enjoyed the research process of finding new ways to approach my subjects, whether it is a person or thing in nature.

More Editing

I had a point during the break where I was feeling stifled and insecure with my drawings so I edited a few free drawings by other artists. Most of them were done on the PicsArt app on my phone. The original owner of the drawing on the left is from a Picsart’s artist “@eoaneh.

The #freetoedit pic on Picsart is the left. My rendition of it is to the right.

I follow an artist on Baylee Jae’s Youtube channel every once in awhile and finally visited her website, http://www.bayleejae.com/. I browsed around her FREE Coloring Pages and got the pic above. My version is to the left.

Updating My Own

When I was finished editing the previous pictures I created the top two pictures in this post. Sometimes our creativity comes back after playing around with something different. Lastly, I felt like this picture was missing something so I decided to give it a new background today.

I’m still not sure if I like it but I’ll sit with it for a bit ;).

Okay that’s enough for this week. More to come soon, see you next Thursday!

Living Truly

For the first time in my life… I feel like a true artist.

My first experience doing a show at the artwalk, “Fall into the Arts,” was such a remarkable experience for me. For years I have quietly shared my pictures with family and friends. Like whispers from my soul, my passion for nature is starting to be heard. This blog and all the wonderful comments on my posts is what allowed me to get more comfortable with showing more. For a month I prepared myself for this event and this past Friday I finally made my first step.

 

I received so much positive feedback and had never felt so alive in my life!

I am so glad I finally took this step, it may have been small but I did it! 😉 ~ ❤ When family and friends told me how proud they were of something I am truly proud of, I felt like I won the lottery.

Thank you everyone for helping me narrow down my pictures, Pam for helping me with my display, mom for giving me the courage to do this/for buying some frames, Trevor for helping me frame the pictures, and dad for posting my pics and staying with me all night. And thank you again family and friends for supporting me through all this, I could not have done it without you 😉 ❤ . 

See you all next week!

Decisions and New Projects

 

Fall into the Arts is Approaching

I’ve been working on a few things while getting ready for my hometown’s art walk. Yesterday I was able to narrow down my photography pics from 100 down to about 50. I was curious to see what pictures would be picked by my family and friends so I posted an album on Facebook to see what pictures would get the most votes. To my surprise most of the ones I really loved didn’t get picked. I think its because those ones are meant to be mine 😉 and the rest are meant for others to enjoy ❤ . If you are interested in putting in your vote on which pictures you think should be featured click on the above “album on Facebook” link, any help is appreciated!

 

Here were a few of the top picks:

 

New Project/New Craft

This whole “Fall into the Arts” event has sparked a new idea of how to blend my art styles. I enjoy spending time in nature, I love to draw anime faces and I have fun making things out of nature’s materials. So I thought oh it would be fun to create pictures of faces out of leaves and things I find! Now these are all rough / unglued pictures of what I have in mind, but I think something wonderful is coming through. Let me know what you think~ ❤

See you all next week!

 

A Sudden Urge to Expose

I’m Ready…

This morning I happened to see a friend(on Facebook) was applying for the “Fall into the Arts” in our home town. For about 5 years now I have wanted to share my art, but haven’t felt ready or good enough to. Today the timing feels right so I’m putting myself out there. Only thing is now I don’t know where to start!

 

My confusion starts with what medium and theme should I choose? I have tons of Nature, Heart Photography, and Digital Anime to pick from. Could I group these all together? I think I might. If I say “Mixed Digital Photography” as a medium and as a theme I think “Love of Nature” fit well. This would be the first time I have exposed my art at an event and I’m kind of nervous. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips? What do you think?

 

Here are a few types I’d like to enter:

 

Nature Art Hearts

Nature’s Hearts

Nature Photography

Digital Anime

Nature Walks: 2-13-17

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Silently connected.

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Roots run like rivers through the ground.

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From one seed a tree has all it needs. Everything is here, everything is still, silent and reflecting.

 

Nature Walks: 1-30-17

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A few weeks ago, the snow returned once again, the tease of Spring was just a quick peek.

 

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But, a fresh coat of white always brings the contrast of other colors forth.

 

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At the end of my walk I reflected my gratitude towards the snow and left with a full heart ~ <3.