sildil: (Default)
[personal profile] sildil
Some pics I've been working on, and this is just a very small selection. The one of Lizzie is a rarity, my usual style is like the other three here.


Beech Leaves


Lizzie


Rowan Leaves


Field

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] el-esteleth.livejournal.com
*pouts*
LJ ate my first comment. *pokes LJ*
I really like the one of Lizzie. I love the choice of colors and the emotions you evoked with these pics. They're positively lovely. *grins*
*hgush*
Es.~*crosses fingers LJ doesn't eat comment this time*

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sildil.livejournal.com
Oooooh thank you :) Glad you like them...I take the photos myself and then play around with them in Painter IX :)

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chloe-amethyst.livejournal.com
Really lovely, all of them, each with a distinct mood. Lizzie makes a compelling artistic subject.

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 08:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sildil.livejournal.com
Thank you! Yeah she does make a good subject - she took the original photo herself on her phone in black and white, and I did stuff to it :)

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rumil-of-lorien.livejournal.com
these are so beautiful! I love them all, but the top one is my favorite.

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 08:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sildil.livejournal.com
Thank you! Yes I was pleased with the top one, it's the hedge outside our front door :)

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 02:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
Gorgeous! I especially love the ones of the beech leaves and the rowan leaves. The dark and color and pattern are simply lovely.

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 08:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sildil.livejournal.com
Thank you, yes I liked the leaves and the pattern, I had great fun playing with the colours and enhancing stuff :)

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] larian.livejournal.com
WOW...I totally completely love the beech leaves one! (and orange isn't my color...) It's impressive! And Lizzie looks like a teenager, that whole eye rolling ...'my god are you other people stupid' look.

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 08:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sildil.livejournal.com
Oh yeah, VERY teenagerish! She took the photo on her mobile, posing in her bedroom!

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 07:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nienna-weeper.livejournal.com
Beautiful... The one of Lizzie is just amazing!

I wish I could do what you do!

*smooch*

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 09:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sildil.livejournal.com
Thank you! *smoochies back*

Actually, sometimes I feel a fraud as it really isn't that difficult if you have any eye for colour and shape at all! These pictures were the result of an hour or two's fiddling.

First I take a picture that I like and that I think will make a good subject. Then I play with the brightness, contrast and colour, tweaking it till it begins to look interesting. Then I put it through a posterize setting - this sort of breaks down the colours into fewer numbers, and then I put it into a woodcut setting which sort of reduces it even more. The woodcut setting is in some ways the most fiddly and critical, as I can select how thick I want the blacks, how heavy, how much 'messiness' etc., and I play with that till I'm satisfied. Then I enhance some of the colours with various tools. It's far more a matter of fiddling till I am happy than anything else!

Actually, now you've given me an idea of doing a 'how to' post!

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 10:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nienna-weeper.livejournal.com
YAY! I've fussed a little with a few pics, but nothing I do ever looks like anything you do! It's cause you're a REAL artist.

**hugs**

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lomea.livejournal.com
so particular!!! o.o, I expetially like the leaves'pictures ^O^

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sildil.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm glad you like them :)

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirien.livejournal.com
I think I like the field one best, but I love this style so much.

*hasn't forgotten, you know*

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-22 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sildil.livejournal.com
Damn.

*winces*...oh look, a flying pig!!!

:D

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-23 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phyncke.livejournal.com
Stunning.

(no subject)

Date: 2006-11-23 08:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sildil.livejournal.com
Thank you very much indeed!

Profile

sildil: (Default)
sildil

November 2010

S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
1415 1617181920
21222324252627
282930    

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags