Thursday, March 21, 2013

Photo Art Friday, March 22nd - 23rd



Welcome fellow digital artists!  

Is your photo-art ready to hang in our virtual gallery?  Yes, it's already time for this week's version of Photo Art Friday.  You are invited to showcase any piece of your digital ART or you can share a piece based on PAF's optional weekly challenge.

This week March 22/23, the optional challenge is to share a piece of photo ART that qualifies as a:

self-portrait.

If you are a bit shy or perhaps circumspect about posting your image on the Web, then apply your digital editing skills to create a unique self-portrait that only reveals as much of you as you want to share!



I had a lot of fun with this challenge - mainly combining my photo likeness with photos of other people.  Some of the results tickled my fancy, even if they are rather strange.  I like strange!  :)



 Here I am with my better half.  Wish I could have kept more of the moustache on my side of the face!   (Prepare yourself ... the upcoming 'self-portraits' are just as weird!  :)




   Here I paired my face with a painted face, added scratch textures, filters, Difference Blend, some RadLab stylets and a crop.



The photograph on the left is an image off of the Web that I edited and then applied to my own photograph to get the result on the right.




 Same pairing as above, with more of the other woman's face visible.  Those are also her hands cradling the partly-me portrait. Her expression gives me a frown and a pout ... but I'm still in there somewhere.  As you can tell, for me, this was more about the process than the result.  I was just having playing around in Photoshop!  Hope you had fun coming up with your self-portraits, too!!!




The same 'partly-me' self-portrait with a different treatment and presentation.




For next week's Photo Art Friday, March 29-30, the optional challenge is to make a piece of photo art that contains:

Graffiti 
(of the non-obscene variety)

It can be graffiti that you have photographed and incorporate into your piece of photo-art, or graffiti that you have created digitally and applied in your image.



Have you checked out the new Mini-Sets Texture Shoppe?  Small sets of textures with a small price point are waiting for you there.

PARC Subscribers:  New textures go up on Saturday!










34 comments:

  1. You're so creative and you inspire me a lot!

    Bonnie, I tried to order some of your mini collections but the shop doesn't seem to work...

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  2. WOW!! I love these, Bonnie. Odd and mesmerizing. I like the way you ended up with the last one, yet all of the variations are intriguing. You've inspired me to play more with this when I am feeling better. Great theme!!

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  3. They are so fantastic your portrait !!!... You have had a lot of fun making them I can see and there are so much humour in them as well. Great and Thanks!!!

    Kind regards
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    http://www.onestar.org.uk/stardust5/b5/

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  4. what an exciting approach to self-portrait - I will play with it, thanks

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  5. You are doing so great art, your portraits are fantastic.

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  6. You never stop surprising me with your creativity, Bonnie!

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  7. Yours are fabulous!! Love them all!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. These are all so great, and creative - you never cease to amaze with your photo art!

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  9. very creative! thanx for hosting :)

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  10. Bonnie, what a wonderfully playful exuberance you exhibit here! To me, that says as much - if not more - about the person behind the images than does the purely visual aspect... no? Love these - and thank you for the fun *I* got to have, too!

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  11. I think I like number 1 the best, But all are so very nice!!!

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  12. Hi Bonnie, the last two images with the hands cradling the face remind me of that famous painting "The Scream." Only, your image isn't screaming but pouting and frowning. :) Very interesting! Thank you for the challenge. I was shy and showed mostly only my hand in my self-portrait. Have a nice weekend! :)

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  13. Oh goodness you certainly got "creative" with these. They are interesting, unique and fun.

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  14. That first image with your "better half" is so creatively fun, Bonnie! Great challenge, as always! Thanks for hosting.

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  15. I really like the layering in the second to last photo. The colors seem to make it softer, and the text give the feeling of words passing through the mind.

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  16. What fun pieces! I love the idea of blending several faces together. Can't wait to try it!

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  17. honestly, what you share is how I feel when I´m pissed and unhappy. Great work though.

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  18. This is very clever stuff. Thanks for sharing it with a photographic dummy such as me..... I love your work.

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  19. Wonderful self-portraits. I like! Beautiful pictures!

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  20. I love all the artwork you've created.

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  21. Hi Bonnie: I don't like to take photos of me. I can never find an expression I am happy with. Yours are so creative I need to practice. Valerie

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  22. I see you've got an eye unsettling at first ...!

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  23. Great idea blending yourself with your husband (who is hopefully well on his way to recovery by now). Your pictures are very artsy ... again you show your ability to step outside of reality and creat ... I mean really creat. Awesome, Bonnie ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  24. The photo of you and your better half is hilarious!

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  25. Enjoyed you images too - you gave me some ideas.. VERY cool editing look for #2 but my favorite is the last image.. You are SO talented ..
    Hugs

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  26. Cool images!
    I'm so shy about posting any kind of photo of me. Here's a silhouette of a heron instead.

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  27. Great fun, your wild and wacky self-portraits. I found this challenge very...challenging. In fact, I posted it last night, but then lost my nerve and took it down! A fellow blogger caught me and encouraged me to share. You have definitely pushed my boundaries on this one, Bonnie.
    :-)

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  28. LOVED this one! I just posted my entry!!!

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  29. Love your self portrait! Not because of the edit but the mood in this pic reminds me so much on Anne Frank (I am Dutch, and is is also part of Dutch history).

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  30. THIS is pretty amazing Bonnie! Love your final edit on this and a long way from the partial moustache. What fun!

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  31. You are so beautifully artistic and creative ...

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  32. Bonnie, your work is amazing and so inspiring..You keep us on our toes weekly and it's so much fun..

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  33. Bonnie, these are so unique and unusual .....can't decide between the first and last image.

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  34. Sorry I am so late with a comment, not feeling so great over the last few days. I so enjoyed your submissions but the first is my favourite. Delightfully quirky!

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All comments are eagerly read and greatly appreciated.

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