Saturday, March 28, 2009

poise


I've had nothing to write about and no time to make a drawing from this cool photo (below) I took of a pussywillow going to seed, but after a half hour of noodling in Photoshop I thought the above image would fit the Illustration Friday theme nicely this week.

pussywillow 2

19 Comments:

Blogger Caroline said...

I love your noodled version!

Has an animal quality that the original lacks.

28/3/09 1:23 PM  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

It is very cool! Looks like an anemone from the sea...

28/3/09 7:04 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

What an intriguing image - I love it.

29/3/09 1:15 AM  
Blogger citizen of the world said...

To me, it looks other-worldly.

29/3/09 7:42 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

beautiful!

29/3/09 5:58 PM  
Blogger Costescu said...

Very cool, gotta love photoshop!

30/3/09 7:21 AM  
Blogger Periwinkle said...

Love it -- I thought it was an animal too until I saw the actual photo.

30/3/09 10:46 AM  
Blogger soulbrush said...

and it does indeed.

30/3/09 2:38 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

Isn't photoshop fun!? Love the image.

30/3/09 5:48 PM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

What fun! Some day I gotta learn me some more Photoshop..

30/3/09 9:53 PM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

No photoshop. 9sniff...)

ALso, no time!

31/3/09 12:07 AM  
Blogger WW said...

Gorgeous...

So my first thoughts were of a woman, maybe a ballerina or a really fit exerciser, bending down to touch her right toe.

Or a blue heron or some kind of crane dipping its beak down to snatch a fish or a bug.

Regardless...I probably never would have guessed it was a pussy willow going to seed.

That's weeks away for us, sigh...

Poise...

31/3/09 5:53 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Your original and the manip are both pretty awesome! I didn't realize that pussy willows go to seed.

31/3/09 8:17 PM  
Blogger justin said...

Hi Andrea, please would you tell us which Photoshop tool you used to do this? Filter > Noodle? It looks fab.

1/4/09 12:09 AM  
Blogger Padmayogini said...

Really lovely image and creative use of photoshop. There is a real sense of presence.

Wendy

1/4/09 8:31 AM  
Blogger San said...

Nice noodling, Andrea!

1/4/09 8:32 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Thanks, alol. Justin: I can't really remember! I cropped it, brought down saturation and used the posterize filter, but not sure what else I did. Hope that helps.

1/4/09 12:09 PM  
Blogger Merisi said...

Interesting shape and I like what you made of it.

2/4/09 2:24 AM  
Blogger Hayden said...

wow, very cool. I like what you did here.

4/4/09 8:47 PM  

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