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Saturday, August 15, 2009

She looks so sad



After a brief summer hiatus, Art Creations Friday is back online. I always look forward to this challenge, as it gives me the opportunity to play around in photoshop with images other than my own. This week, the provided image is a vintage photograph of a young woman. She looks incredibly sad to me. I'd love to know her story.

Earlier today I was looking through the many marvelous textures so generously shared by one of my favourite Flickr contributors, Playingwithbrushes. I downloaded a few more to add to my growing collection and then chose one to work with today. Choosing wasn't easy; most of her textures work so well with vintage photos.

This piece of art came together surprisingly fast; I'm quite pleased. I kept it simple on purpose; I didn't want to take away from the sad, wistful woman. I wish I could tell you where I found the nifty brush I use to provide all the scratches, but I haven't a clue. I do know it's rapidly become a personal favourite.

10 comments:

vintage wil said...

Ohh what a beautiful vintage look !
I love it!!!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous!

Gretz said...

I LOVE this vintage look. That brush is amazing - says she who has an addiction to brushes. I really enjoy photo shop but don't seem to have much time to play...
These brushes (although they weren't free), I think are pretty cool from Paperbag Studios

Lost Aussie said...

So sweet and lovely Lennie.

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This came out fantastic! I like what you did with her.

Faye said...

Very beautiful.

Limar said...

Very beautiful :)

Susan Williamson said...

All I can say is that she's lovely. (Thanks so much for the link to the textures too.)

JamaGenie said...

I absolutely love this! The scratches are perfect. I can see how this technique would be a favorite, but wish you could remember where you got the brush!

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