Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fractals, fractals everywhere!!!

I've been doing a lot of fractal work lately. I post them to my Society6 page and Facebook. And I have a store link to the right over there. But I figured I would post some of them here too.

Here's the first sad one that I did. I was experimenting with fractals for the first time after going thru all the tutorials with my application. I just thought this was pretty though. It's called Velvet and Pearls.

This was done straight out of the fractal program that I use so no editing or additional manipulations were done. I was also curious how Society6 worked with images so up it went.

The next one I did was for Valentines. I had created this gorgeous fractal in deep reds and thought it would look great as a fill for a heart. So I went into Photoshop and created this BIG HEART!
How's that for a statement?? Well, I thought it was pretty, but wanted to do multiples. I originally took multiple cuts from the full fractal but I was hitting a technical issue (aka -- at the time the threshold of my digital editing capabilities). So instead I did a Heart Trio of them at slightly different angles. It looked pretty cute on some products.

So my next fractal is in the lavender grey spectrum.. and it's back to pearls. I had been playing with an online tutorial and got distracted as I'm likely to do. I came up with this print. I really liked how it turned out with the sphere (or pearl) behind it giving the whole image a gradient then the actual fractal laying on top of that.. I just thought it was a beautiful composition. I like the muted colors as well. Very calm and relaxing.

These made fantastic products on Society6 too. Here's a link to the Pearls in Lavender. This is also when I found that I didn't like the shirts with a block printout like the above. It just bugged me to see that. So I took creative license with all these images and played with the cutouts to make the edges not so blocked. Here's an example of this one.

This one is out of the timeline but the lavender pearl is inspiring another line for my friend at his request. He asked for a rust orange or acid green color scheme. So I combined them both. 
Here is my 'For Chris' out of line.. but wow what a nice pillow it will make!

And of course, here's the shirt with the cut out.

Next in line is what I call my Wind Rose. I was playing with the kaleidoscope settings and created this fractal. As I played with it more, it created a flower in the center and then what looked like a star. I decided to cut out the star then created a 16 legged one. To me, it looked like a compass rose. But I felt like it had too many legs. So I looked up the information and came across the wind rose. With the color scheme being so earthy I thought it fit.

Stars begot flowers. I was playing with another tutorial that made daisies. I like daisies.. but wasn't keen on doing one. I started playing with some other ideas and created an image that looked like a tree branch. I got excited and decided that I wanted to do a cherry blossom tree branch.. Well, that didn't quite go as planned and instead I created this last image which I call Spring Flowers. I loved the green, pinks and yellows of this image. It has become my newest favorite. Most current tends to do that.

I spent a lot of time on the images for this and am really happy with the Society6 products for this one. I love the phone case though as I highlighted the pink flower in the upper center. The laptop skin and case designs that are more rectangular covers both the green burnt image and the pink flower.. And of course, it has it's own cut out for the shirt.

Well, I do have a number of other fractals that I have done but have not published to Society6 products yet. I will likely play with them so more before I do so. 

I hope you enjoyed the eye candy.. please feel free to use all the links above and of course, any purchase would be greatly appreciated in supporting me on my journey. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

New and Updated Diva Challenge #204

Happy day after V-day! 

It was pretty low key at our house for Valentines Day. Nice and relaxing with no pressure. Just the way I like it! 

Here's my second Valentangle entry for the Diva Challenge #204. It is also on my water colored paper using my Copics, a red Sharpie pen and pencil.

Here is the original Valentangle finished. I shaded with pencil and used different weight Copics plus the red Sharpie pen again. I did heartfully in a loose grid with one line done in auras and colored. It actually came out the way I had hoped!

Here is my other tile that I had presented shaded and finished. Just a random doodle on my water colored paper again.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Some doodles and the DIVA Challenge #204

As you have probably noticed, I've been finally posting stuff again. It got really busy with the holidays and end of the school semester with the boys. Then starting it all up again.. I could really use another 12 maybe 24 hours in a day... :) 

So hopefully I won't get in trouble for this but I haven't completed my Valentangle for the Diva Challenge #204. I filled in my tile but haven't shaded or finished adding details. I'm preparing to do my ATCs for a Monotangle swap so I guess I had it in my mind to do a monotangle for this. I chose to do Heartfully which is created by one of my favorite artists in this medium. So here's the tile so far. I will be finishing it up this weekend and reposting the finished tile. 

This second tile was a mini watercolored tile that I had made awhile back.. I was just playing and again, I haven't gone thru and finished it yet. I like to shade, and there's none of it yet.. so that'll be updated as well this weekend. But I really like how it's turning out. In this picture it's very yellow/orange but that's because my lighting was tweaked. Hope to fix that on the final posting

This last one was from my notebook. I had actually finished working on it last week but this is the first I've had a chance to take a picture of it. I'm not sure that it's done yet. This was the first doodle that I had completed in my notebook in a LONG time. I tried a lot of different things, and I liked the way it turned out.
Anyway, that's it for now. I will update again on Sunday with the completed tiles.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New Society6 uploads

Whew, the last few weeks have been busy for me!

I took some time away to get stuff done. A lot of it was work around the house, paperwork and health stuff. Plus the typical kids stuff including my oldest turning 15!!! Yikes, where did that time go?!? But I did have some time to work on some doodles (which I will share later) and some jewelry stuff (again, I will share later..). So, it was all a good thing!

I haven't taken the time to work on my RWC stuff. Though indirectly, I kind of have. The last one being laxative. And I've been working on getting all the stuff that's been blocking me up out! :) How's that for a disgusting visual?

For the last two days, I have been working on my fractals and digital work. So that's what this post is about. On Society6, my Doodled Rose & Vine image now has more products available including a t-shirt design that is specific only to the t-shirts. Why? Well, there's a reason for it. I felt that the tile look just didn't look right on the t-shirt itself. In fact, I hated it. So I took some liberties and decided that I was going to do multiple tiles to pull it all together. I like the end result and I hope others will too. We'll see.

But in the meantime, I do want to say that I purchased my art print as well as my tote bag of the Doodled Rose & Vine design and I absolutely LOVE them. I know, I'm biased. It's my own stuff... but it is so nice to see a design that you made on some quality stuff. It's just way cool. And I adore my pair of doodled tote bags. (See the original one I purchased here from our Doodling Together group.)

So back to fractals.. In honor of Valentine's day coming up and since I never do things in time for it to be helpful.. I created a fractal and digitally modified it into a Big Heart... awwwww!!! Seriously, the swirling effect and color of the Newton fractal just screamed V-day heart to me.. So therefore I spent every limited free moment in the day doing it! Wow, talk about a crash course in Photoshop. It had been a long time since I've done anything in the app.. and it was painful remembering how to do it.

All in all, I'm feeling pretty accomplished as that is a number of products uploaded now.

Please take a moment to look at the links. And better yet, purchasing something supports me on my endeavor to support myself doing something I love!

Have a wonderful day!