Brooke Shaden 20 Day Portfolio Challenge….Week 1

Late last year I had a portfolio review done by none other than Brooke Shaden herself, it was a wonderful experience and I came away from it, with a new found confidence and knowledge that I really did have something to offer. She sent a followup email about doing her 20 Day Portfolio Challenge, which…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Dark and Light

This series we are feature things in contrast, twosies if you will. Visit Cee’s page for more info. I have actually been playing with more contrast of later, the not so subtle variance between the two. Bright brights and dark darks, make for an interesting image. Here is what I have come up with for…

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Tuesday’s Textures…Pet Portraits

Holidays are good for many things; drinking, eating, catching up with family and friends, travelling and then for me, there is just quiet time to play in Photoshop. I have been playing with the Mixer brush in PS and I think I am slowly getting the knack of it. Taking simple photos with ‘blah’ backgrounds…

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Tuesday’s Textures…

Shift Art Challenge time again, this is my entry for December……….titled Inner Peace, I used some different techniques on this one including motion and field blur, using Dodge & Burn to re define facial features and colour layers and blending modes to create natural looking makeup. Not sure what the ShiftArt challenge is? Visit the…

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Never work with kids and animals….and balloons!

A little while back I was given a gorgeous red ball gown, actually three, two were red and one cream; but I have only used one particular red one. In my mind’s eye I had this vision of this stunning red ball gown (complete with a train) and red balloons, lots of red balloons. Red…

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November Shift Art Challenge, and the Winner is……..

Well NOT me….My piece entitled “The Night Watches” didn’t win, but I did get an Honorable Mention and I am quite stoked with that! Was it only last week I mentioned my entry in the November Shift art Challenge? Wow time really is racing along at the moment. So many other wonderful entries, you can…

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Tuesday’s Textures

Original Digital Art featuring a mixture of Black Bunny and Woodland packages from itkupilli, I adore her creations and they are very well priced as well. ~ Julz

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WPC – Tiny

Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Tiny, so I thought for once I would do a bit of shameful self promotion, this is a piece entitled “Tiny Rabbits” I created for a video tutorial on Photoshop. If you would like to see this tutorial or see any of my other tutorials you can click here or…

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Tuesday’s Textures…

OK, so I have been playing with some weird concept stuff, obtaining packages from the likes of Itkupilli and Foxey Squirrel, Julie Mead and more and just playing with them. Practising my blend modes, extraction techniques and so on.  Some are quirky, some dark, some just plain weird…….it’s interesting to see WHERE my Muse takes me…

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Colour or B&W

I posted two images on my Facebook page the other day, and was quite taken aback by all the comments I got, you see I asked if they preferred the Colour or the B&W version, of exactly the same image. There was a weird almost green cast to the stormy skies overhead the day I…

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