Friday, September 18, 2009

OK...I did a Tiny Bit of Dabbling






I think I mentioned that I found some cool Skelly Paper Mache Masks at a local craft store ...so I bought a bunch and just for the ducks of it started to paint one...WHAT FUNNNNNNNNNN!! Now I am NOT a quality painter by any stretch of the imagination like all of these brilliant tole and Craft Painters I see on ETSY and EBAY.....their stuff just curls the toes... these are just doodles and dabs of paint here and there...I have never done this before
so have much to learn. ... and of course, after finishing I discovered that there are 'art pens' out there to do this whole thing much easier with...DUH!! I did this all with a tiny little brush... I LOVE black and white (as many of you already know or might have suspected)...so he is in black, white and gray tones...but of course...as I seem to be hung up on Orange Lately ...I slightly tinted (through the magic of Photoshop) two of the shots...gotta keep with the Orange Theme!!..tee hee....
Back to serious work..enough of this fun and frivolity for me (grrrrrrrrrrrrr...but I wanna play!!!)
Hugs,
Jodi

25 comments:

Kim said...

I love it- it is beautiful!

Ara said...

It looks great Jodi!! I LOVE black and white too.... its my fav when it comes to photographs! I have played around in photoshop a lot with these and I have found something I love to do!:

1.Edit your image in color to your liking and flatten any layers.
2.Duplicate the layer (now you have two layers of the same image)
3.Completly desaturate the top layer so that it is black and white.
4.On the bottom layer, leave the image in color but put an orange photo filter on it and turn it up all the way (so its very orange).
5. Reduce the top layers opacity to 80% (or to your liking).
6. Voila.... flatten layers...I feel like doing this almost gives a golden feeling to my black and white photographs. Its a very subdued pop!

Hope that made sense! And you may already know that trick too (i know its hard to make up to many new tricks in photoshop these days!) Must go find me some skull masks!! -ara

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

You are just dabbling.............are you KIDDING ME!!!!!!! He is fantastic. The painting is just as good as other Halloween artistes I have seen Jody, you must do more. So cool, love it. Jealous of you having yet another talent!! Kate and John xxxxx

ODD imagination said...

The skull is amazing. It's the detail of the designs that make him so.
OMG - my word verification is actually a word! Prick. LOL!

Georgina said...

OMG, your new pic...the little girl eating the tarantula...aaaaaaahhhhhh!!! BTW, love your coloured "calaveras." Great doodling.

Designs By CK said...

TOO FUN Jodi! LOVE this and you go girl with the pen & ink! '-)

Happy weekend!

mE

XOXO

Designs By CK said...

Ooopsie...you go with the black paint...IMPRESSIVE!!! I thought it was done with art pens. Yipee!

mE (-'

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Most excellent doodling on the ol' Cranium! And nice brush work as well. ;-)

Jonty said...

A much better improvement on the plain masks as they were lol. Ecellent.

William Bezek said...

Very Day of the Dead, cool new direction for you! Goofing around is good.

Codys Keepsakes said...

I love this....very cool!!!
kathren

Creager Studios said...

Hi Kim...

Thanks so much...I am learning

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Ara...

I will have to give that a try... I think I do something very similar to that...which photoshop do you have... I am still on 7..lusting after the CS 4 when I have several hundred just laying around doing nothing to invest

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Denise...
Thanks so much for the kind words...I am learning...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Chris...

Thanks so much...but YOU my friend are master of this medium...I am a simple dabbler who from time to time ventures into the dark forest ...quickly realizing I am out of my element...then I run back to safe grounds...but it's fun to play and try... makes us grow...

Hugs
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Georgina..

I know...The little girl with the big spider is pretty creepy ...I must admit...I have held those big trantulas in my hand...very docile and softly fuzzy.. held one bigger than the palm of my hand... it was absolutely an EEEEEEK Moment!!

Hugs,
Jodi

joanna said...

LOVe iT! You are a very quality painter and doodler! Great first...

Thanks for sharing... what are you going to do with the rest of them?

Marie S said...

Oh Jodi I really love love love these andthey are so awesome.
How did I happen to miss this. I love them!

Creager Studios said...

Howdy P.I. Studio

Happy you like the doodling...while it is fun, I tend to leave this to the extremely talented artists out there...I will stick with dolls I think...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Jonty...

One of my true weaknesses...I see something 'blank'...and must make something with it or out of it...
since childhood...my quest!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi William..

I am really drawn to the El Día de los Muertos art work...I think too their passion for this holiday is intoxicating...Glad you like it..

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Kathryn...

Thanks so much...fun new things make life interesting I guess...
dabble dabble here and dabble dabble there..

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

You are sweet Joanna... I am still very much a doodle dabbler...

I think I will have the girls over for a painting day ...see what everyone comes up with
If they do...I will post pictures...
Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Marie...

Can you tell I had fun!! Much to learn, but fun while I am trying...you have not idea how hard it was not to apply 'polymer clay' to the blank skull mask...LOL!!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Kate and John...

WOW...how could I have missed your post...I am so sorry...I am just now seeing it... just slap me silly and take away my cookie!!!

Thanks so much for such sweet words...but I really am no where near those talented painters out there...but I have fun trying..

Hugs
Jodi