Some time last year, I came across this little plug-in for Photoshop, called Pixelbender. It was a mind-bender of sorts for me. I, of course, got hooked to the oil-paint filter. I’m also mad about mixed-media artworks. So, the result was the set of images at the bottom of this post.
First, I melted crayons on a sheet of white paper. This is what it looked like:
I then added the oil-paint filter and played around with saturation, color balance, and curves to get these crazy results.
I’m a serious hobbyist photographer and a digital artist. I love my title. It sure did take a while to create it though.
I kicked off my trip with a used Nikon F55 and then a Nikon F80 and became a hobbyist photographer. I went digital with the Nikon D80 and Photoshop Elements 9. I got a little serious with photography when I started shooting concerts in 2011. By then I realized I’m thoroughly enjoying the heady cocktail of music and photography. In 2012 I became so damn serious about photography that I hosted my first solo exhibition. Around the same time, I started dabbling in a spot of digital art using Photoshop and Illustrator. It was an epiphany of sorts – it opened a lot of possibilities – repeating patterns, insane color schemes, photo manipulations, mixed media, and the list goes on. Then I realized, I could create everything from a soulful sunset scene to a painting dredged up from the depths of psychedelia!
Aside of all this, I romance physics, philosophy, psychology, psychedelic and progressive music, and paintings of the impressionist masters.
That’s a slice of me!