Thursday, January 17, 2013

Photo Art Friday, January 18th - 19th


Welcome to Photo Art Friday!

If you are new here and need some guidelines for participation just click on the PAF tab under the header.

This week (January 18th - 19th) any piece of photo art is welcome, as is any piece that adheres to the optional theme of "entrances" and/or "exits".  Don't forget, our doors open earlier than before.  Now on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. EST.


I have been distorting playing with  (smile) faces in Photoshop this week - digitally combining faces that I photographed and faces I painted.  They have been layered on top of each other, textured, flipped horizontally, etc. etc.  As well, I have drawn on parts of the digital images using my Wacom Bamboo Pad and stylus.  Many parts of the images have been smudged, erased and blurred.  You will see different examples of my new Canvas Magic textures applied to them, as well.  Some of the images have had the addition of Poster Edges and one had a RadLab treatment.

How does this relate to the theme of entrances and exits, you might ask?  Well, there are several entrance and exit points in every face.  In these face images a good portion of the work centered around the mouth which is an entrance for food and air, and an exit for sounds and language.  A stretch?  Maybe ... but it works for me.  :)























Speaking of exits and entrances, couldn't resist including this digitally edited image of an 'exit and entrance cemetery', or ... maybe it's a 'secret exit from hell' ... just push on the door and step out!   :)



Next week (January 25th, 26th) as always you may post any piece of photo-ART you wish.  Please note the accent on ART - digital art using your photographs.  

If you would like to be prompted by a specific theme ... how about the word:  hardware.  

The word "hardware" is used to describe many different types of objects, so it might be worth looking it up in a dictionnary to see all the possibilities and interpretations open to you.



37 comments:

  1. Oh, the faces are fabulous, Bonnie!

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  2. my favourite is the first edit. Love it. There is a bit of sadness but not much.

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  3. Bonnie, your faces are fantastic...and the added processing makes them absolute works of art. Amazing!

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  4. The eyes are windows to the soul, so they could "entrances" instead:). Fabulous face art Bonnie. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. A great interpretation of the theme and they look wonderful with the textures. Valerie

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  6. those are utterly wondrous, Bonnie. inspired AND inspiring!!

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  7. Love the faces...very cool
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. Such interesting pieces of art Bonnie. We love our wacom tablet too, they're great fun aren't they?

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  9. Hi Bonnie, the face artwork was a clever interpretation of the theme. The second image is particularly intriguing. A thought-provoking prompt--I had fun with it, thanks! :)

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  10. Love your interpretations of the theme. Looks like you're having a lot of fun with your Wacom tablet.

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  11. Ah your creative muses are working overtime, the face are fantastic. Hugs

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  12. Love the faces, especially the first two!

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  13. A stretch, Bonnie? Not at all ... these are exactly what I would expect from your wonderful creative mind. They are beautiful ... I feel like I have just wondered through a mondern art museum. As for the exit from hell ... that might explain a lot that is going on around us these days (and seriously clever :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol.

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  14. Wow- the faces are terrific. I just found this blog and love it. I am going to start working on hardware for next week already. I'm enjoying learning new things - now I'm off to visit the others that have posted.

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  15. Oh I love what you did Bonnie, so artsy and sooo creative!!

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  16. Gorgeous pieces, all of them, Bonnie. The last one is a bit creepy tho. lol

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  17. Those faces are just stunning, and I was just thinking this morning about investing in a Wacom Bamboo pad! Synchronicity! That door made me laugh - well spotted :O)))

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  18. These faces are fabulous, I think. I like them a lot!

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  19. A most original concept with the open faces Bonnie. The gateway to below must be the opposite of stairway to heaven. Thanks for the theme - so inpsirational I could not choose just one

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  20. your pieces always amaze me, Bonnie!

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  21. What fun you have had with your faces art!! They are fabulous! :)

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  22. Fantastic! A whole new level... Love the first one - that style and balance really works for me!

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  23. What a fascinating concept, to combine photos of faces with art effects in Photoshop. The overlay of your own canvas texture really enhances the feeling of handmade rather than digitally created art. I am really taken with the third image! It is wonderfully expressive, hinting at humour and sensuality, mystery and pensiveness.

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  24. These are very interesting and unique. My favorite is the 1st one and then the pop art looking one. Also liked the door photo at the end. A very interesting theme that everyone has done a great job with.

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  25. These are very interesting and unique. My favorite is the 1st one and then the pop art looking one. Also liked the door photo at the end. A very interesting theme that everyone has done a great job with.

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  26. Wow, your photo art is amazing !

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  27. I love all your abstract portraits. Blessings!

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  28. Wonderful textures full of imagination, large, mysterious faces, great photos!

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  29. Wow, what an amazing artwork! It´s hard to pick a favorite; they´re all so gorgeous a in different way!

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  30. The faces you created are so intriguing - love it!

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  31. The faces are so rich with texture and emotion and design elements. Love photos that pull me to sit with them a while and listen to what they are saying. Thanks again for hosting this party, Bonnie.

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  32. Tack för din kommentar och för dina fina texturer.

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  33. I'm blown away by the work you've done with these faces Bonnie! Hauntingly beautiful!

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