Sunday, May 29, 2011

Three Views, or The Beauty of Photoshop

I like this picture...sort of. The face is a bit too cartoonish for my liking, but I find the disjointedness kind of appealing. It's probably because I worked on it maybe 15-20 minutes at a time over the past two months, using some spare moments when my brain wasn't too fried from stress or sleepiness. I did actually get a picture done! But I couldn't stop playing with it.

So far, this one has edged out the other two slightly. It seems the most finished. And yet...

Different feel. Different mood. Yay layers! And then...

Kind of spooky. I like this one too.

Mainly I'm just happy I got something done. Things are moving quickly now- in less than two weeks I'm off to Finland and Norway with Catherine Schaff-Stump on a mission of research, and I can't wait to see what inspiration this will bring.