Digital Art


Vintage paper with plenty of copyspace for text

Way back in the dim and distant past I used to create a lot of images like this using backgrounds I had created and photographed. I would then add the subject such as the lighthouse and blend the two together.

In this one I have used a stock image from Fotolia and then blended in one of my photographs of Talacre Lighthouse.

I had forgotten how much fun it was, playing around in Photoshop to get the effect I wanted, blending layers and brushing in/out parts of the various photographs.

In fact I enjoyed it so much you might just see some more like this. But what do you think? Should I feature more digital art?

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14 thoughts on “Digital Art

  1. Patti Kuche September 23, 2013 / 20:10

    Looking forward to seeing more of your digital art Mike!

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    • Mike Hardisty September 23, 2013 / 20:52

      I might play around with next weeks challenge, Patti

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  2. syllabubsea September 23, 2013 / 20:11

    Look forward to seeing more of your Photoshop creations. Marie.

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  3. wordswithnannaprawn September 23, 2013 / 22:19

    I LOVE this!! I studied one Art History subject in photography as an elective in my BA recently and after a life time of photography suddenly looked upon my own photos with a very different eye because of it. In the age of digital captures and photoshop I’m often suspicious of what it is I’m seeing in a photo anyway, I worry that if I edit my own images too much I’ll lose some of the essence of what I was naturally trying to picture, but having said that, I think there is room in every photographers portfolio for examples of manipulated photographs as art forms. Ansel Adams was often described as having a ‘painterly’ style long before any digital technology was available, he just exploited what he did have to create his own unique look. Though your question wasn’t really anything to do with the ethics of editing, I hope my answer goes some way to explaining (in a very long winded way), that yes! I would love to see more of this side of your photography!! It’s a very inspiring example of the creative possibilities of photography.

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    • Mike Hardisty September 23, 2013 / 22:59

      The way I look at it now, we live in a digital age. There are lots of tools that we can use, so why not use them. Saying that 99% of my web stuff is photographs. Any way thank you for taking the time to comment.

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  4. petspeopleandlife September 23, 2013 / 23:01

     I like this aspect very much. The color is warm and I’m a fan of sepia. This one is excellent.

    yvonne

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    • Mike Hardisty September 24, 2013 / 10:59

      Thanks Yvonne, I might be tempted to do some more…watch this space

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  5. Forestwoodfolkart September 23, 2013 / 23:46

    Go ahead and post. I am learning so much from visiting your blog.:-)

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    • Mike Hardisty September 24, 2013 / 11:00

      Maybe I should do som tutorials, it’s a while since I’ve done any though

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      • Forestwoodfolkart September 25, 2013 / 02:27

        I would be interested in that and feel sure others would too! 🙂

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  6. Andrew September 24, 2013 / 01:48

    I think the answer is ‘yes’, Mike. This has a timeless quality to it and I am interested to see what your digital art work looks like.

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    • Mike Hardisty September 24, 2013 / 11:01

      Watch this space..maybe in a week or so.

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  7. vastlycurious.com September 24, 2013 / 04:08

    Nice composition with enhancements.

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