Monday, February 2, 2015

Digital Portraits

I have been doing quite a few digital paintings lately and am amazed at how similar to the "real" painting process it is becoming for me. I use a Wacom Bamboo tablet and Photoshop for my paintings. I was really surprised at how long it takes to do these paintings not that the time really has anything to do with the creative process. I really like the skin texture I can get in Photoshop with my portraits and am excited to do more experimenting with the process. The ability to do color changes is something I really like with a digital painting. I can experiment with different color combinations without having to repaint everything.

The first three of these portraits are from a 30 day photography challenge I did for Worth1000 in Jan 2010. Here is a link to my blog if you are interested in the stories behind the pictures. I was going out each day and trying to have a conversation and photograph a stranger. I find people don't really communicate with each other these days and it tends to promote fear of strangers.

I really enjoyed doing these images and have been thinking about doing a book titled "Talking to Strangers" where I photograph people and document a little about their lives and what they are doing that day.

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