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Amusement Park Collage

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I’ve been quite under the weather lately. Sore throat, ears, sinus and a cough which I think I’ve managed to bruise something doing. Instead of getting better I’ve gotten worse, but think I am finally on mend.
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In effort to feel a bit more cheery I looked at some of the photos from my holiday to Florida at the end of last year. The trips to amusement parks in particular. Then it hit me how would those parks look combined, take pictures of the parks and put them all together as one.
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So I took some of the photos from Sea World, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Magic Kingdom I then took sections of each of the photos and lay them on top of each other in photoshop.

Using photoshop (one of my favourite pieces of software) and my Intuos I carefully blended the photos together using layer masks. I moved them around and tried different placements for each piece. I love the way the turrets come out of the rocks and waterfall. This gave me my own magical kingdom. A place that’s fantasy and where animals can just wander freely.
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Digital Portrait

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I have been trying to hone some of my digital skills. I have never really done a portrait digitally. So I have this photo I grabbed online of David Bowie as the Goblin King from The Labyrinth movie and thought I would use it as my inspiration. Love that movie…dont you.

I am using an old version of PS CS2 and an Intuos graphics tablet. All done on my old laptop which is really feeling it’s age when I work. Like me it’s having memory and processing issues, I feel it’s pain. I started to lay down some base colours and lines, using very faint colours. I had about 20 layers and as I get to a point where it looks okay, say on the eyes I will flatten some of it down so there are not too many layers.

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As I move forward I just keep adding colour and shadow, highlights. Trying to get all of the facial features. I am at a good point, it looks like Bowie. This weekend I will be adding some of the finer details. I was thinking it might make a good print or if I come up with a tag line/text a card.

What do you think. Any feed back is welcome.

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