Sunday, September 19, 2010
I spent some time this morning looking at pin-up photos and illustrations from the 1950's. My goodness, compared to the perfect and airbrushed nudity of today, they were so raw and in-your-face sexual. My art is really not ready for that.
So I turned to one of the pin-up icons of the day--the gorgeously sensual, one-of-a-kind screen goddess, Marilyn Monroe. I just love that she never seemed to lose her sense of wide-eyed innocence and amazement for the world.
I used a technique that I learned in the current Digital montage Studio class; how to turn a photo into a digital stamp. She came out pretty well, I think. I know I'll use her over and over again. The background was created using textures from mbgrigby at Textures for Layers, and a piece from Untamed Reflections, whose work I found on the Brusheezy site. Photoshop brushes from Obsidian Dawn and Seleneheart completed the piece.
Posted by Linda Gibbons at Sunday, September 19, 2010
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Oh wow hot piece.ReplyDelete
Wonderful design. Love it.
Gorgeous postcard!!! Love the digital stamp and beautiful background too.ReplyDelete
What a great result with your newly-learned skills. You must be the star student! BRAVOReplyDelete
Really, really beautiful. Wish I knew how to do it!ReplyDelete
This is fabulous! Great pinup and your new technique is a keeper - cheers!ReplyDelete
Love your work, do you sell these collages in print form?ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, Linda! Your postcard is spectacular, I am in love with that!ReplyDelete
Fabulous design! Love it.ReplyDelete
Linda ~ Wonderful treatment of Marilyn...beautiful colors...awesome artwork.ReplyDelete
what a brilliant digital playing and another great hommage to MM! :-)ReplyDelete
I'm in awe of anyone who creates digital art. Stunning. Lynne MReplyDelete
Oh I love it. Great piece!!!!!!! I love MM!!ReplyDelete
Fabulous card, Linda, love the Marilyn brush against your colourful background!ReplyDelete