The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen cometh. I mean what can I say, I actually did so very little to the image, it really was quite amazing, the white eyes were contacts worn by Jess, creepy, so I highlighted them I created a dark vignette and added snow…it seemed to ‘need’ snow. The twigs were there in the…

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She walks among us

As the new day dawns, The Ice Queen, returns to walk among us, the stuff of legends It was fantastic to get back into the studio with Jess, but just as good to be inspired to create a few great pieces for the Winter Wonderland collection. These days I don’t create for the sake of…

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Butterfly Dreaming

The original image was captured in really bad photographic conditions and needed quite a bit of photoshop magic to turn it into this image, which I feel is soft and calm and serene…I titled it Butterfly Dreaming, I feel I have another piece called that as well so maybe this is Butterfly Dreaming #2! Ellen…

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Tuesdays of Texture – Firefly Magic

On Sunday I had a Conceptual Portrait shoot with Jess and Emma, this is just one of the many images taken, I gave it a little Photoshop Magic…it was shot with a slightly swaying Edison Bulb I created several pieces of digital art from this shoot, as well as some beautiful images of course. Will…

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Tuesday’s Textures

I took some simple cosmos blooms, almost finish and I created these two lovely floral pieces, mostly hand painted over the top of the original photo. I adore getting to play with flowers like this with the Mixer Brush in Photoshop, along with a texture from my Paper Daisy Collection pack and some smoke brushes…

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Tuesday’s Textures

After being diagnosed with Shingles last week and spending every day since then in constant pain, I decided that I really need to do something more constructive with my time than Netflix Binge, as opposed to sulking in despair, a few days sure but then I gotta get real. Then, of course, I also heard…

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Tuesday’s Textures

I spent most of last week feeling miserable and trying to sit and concentrate on anything was difficult, so I took this image (Lake Taupo, NZ) and just played with it, I adored the Monotone image, the calmness of the water and I simply made it a little more painterly. ~ Julz, xo

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Tuesday’s Textures…

One thing I did while on our big NZ Adventure was collect textures; sand, rock, plants, walls – all sorts of things and I will hope to eventually create some fabulous new texture packs. So while I was going through some of my photos I decided to have a break and a little bit of…

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In the Studio – A New Muse – Richard Wood

Recently, I posted about a new Studio Muse in photographer Emily Soto, this week is Kiwi Photographer Richard Wood, I found him about the same time. I enrolled in his Master Class and have been loving every minute, the fine details, the craft, the imagination, fills me with ideas and excitement, he teaches nothing new…

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Tuesday’s of Texture

To be honest, I was just fluffing around with this piece on my long weekend, none of it is my content (that was my point) it is a composite of about 5 or 6 different images, he is such a cute kid… I still get all arty every now and then 🙂 ~ Julz

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