Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mina - Waiting

Please click image to enlarge - the detail is luscious!
"Waiting for my Ship to Come In - Mina"
Digital Collage for Challenge
3.5" x 5"

Howdy and Welcome,
My entry for a challenge from Art Creations Friday.

This image was created using Microsoft Digital Image Editor, PSE (Photoshop Elements), masking, layers, gradients, transparencies. 5 original photos and scans + the most lovely lady, whom I named, 'Mina' (component provided from challenge). Approx 2 hours.
Seems like Mina is a daydreamer, waiting for her ship to arrive from far off ports - loaded with exotic spices, luxurious textiles of silks and brocades, and ancient caskets overflowing with jewels the colors of the rainbow.

What do you think of the colors? Doesn't she have the most intriguing eyes?

Here's an overview of how I created 'Mina'.

Original image - 1 (from challenge)
 masking selected using 'magic wand'

Layers added of my original artwork into selected areas and background, with many levels of transparency

c copyright 2010 mlh1

Then I added a found frame, more backgrounds of found ephemera, added gradients and more levels of tranparencies. Final image ready for text

Thanks for stopping by - and don't forget to comment.



vintage wil said...

Really beautiful work!!!

Femmy said...

beautiful collage!!

indybev said...

I love the sizzling colors on this piece, and the emphasis on those beautiful eyes. Also enjoyed your comments. They reminded me of my favorite poem by Don Blanding called "The Vagabond House". I think you would enjoy it immensely! (You can find it on the net). Thanks also for your kind comments on my blog, Lulu! It's great to meet another DIP user. All my work is done in DIP with forays into PSE-7and PhotoImpact. Ciao!

Lucy - By the Hill said...

Gorgeous! such vibrant colors!

Sandy said...

Wow this is very impressive.
Wonderful digital art.

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

LuLu said...

Howdy Ladies,
thank you ALL for stopping by to visit - I appreciate you taking the time to comment!

I'm pretty new to bloggin - only been up for 6 months - and I still have not got the hang of how to respond to comments individually.

Glad you like my work. I'm having fun creating!

Hope you will come back for a visit - and to follow me!


Image Artistry said...

Fun, fun. I love vintage! Thanks for visiting my site, Lulu.

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