Thursday, November 8, 2012

Photo Art Friday

Photo Art Friday
 
Lines define shape and shapes withing shapes.  Without lines we couldn't distinguish one shape from another, though we are often unaware of the lines themselves.  Lines are a component of our visual acuity ... they are part of a composite along with color, density, depth, plane and perspective.  The challenge in this prompt, to me, was picking pictures that demonstrate the subtlety of line as well as the more obvious lines.   To say this was fun is understating ... as is the case in all of Bonnie's prompts.

This old building is the perfect example of the use of line in Architecture.  I tweaked this picture in PSE using levels, brightness/contrast and then turning it into a black and white Photograph.  I then used the pencil filter to make it like a pencil drawing.  Finally I added pdpa Panache, Soft & Subtle texture.

Here the lines are secondary to the overall picture.  What you see is trees, but the lines define them.  I used my same tweak routine in PSE, the Dry Brush and Posterize filters, added pdpa Greenglaze overlay.  Using a mask/brushed out the trunks of each tree so they stood out.


In this picture, the wire lines suggest a shape that you are all familiar with even thought it is clearly not a real chicken.  I used Poster Edges Filter then added pdpa Spring Choir Texture.  With the mask I brushed out the chicken and the flowers.

Here you see leaves, you see grass, you see lines that define a color change.  There are also lines in the leaves, but do you really see the lines or do you just see the leaves?

I used my usual tweak then added pdpa Panach Morning Glory texture.  Using the mask/brush technique, I created new lines while muting lines within the new lines.  I then used the same Morning Glory texture as a frame.

This is my first ever attempt at Zentangle.  Zentangle is an art form that is all about lines.  I have to admit, I cheated a little.  I used a PSE brush to get the water lines and I am not sure you are supposed to start out with a figure in mind.  But, it does demonstrate how important lines are to a composition.
Oh my, what fun ... thanks again, Bonnie ...

16 comments:

  1. andrea these are all so interesting, and you have definitely given us alot to think about on lines. Looks as if you really enjoyed this prompt! Great work!

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  2. these are wonderful... the tree line is amazing - it looks like a painting!

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  3. Wow you did a great job with all of these. Each one is very different. My favorites were the Building - I like old buildings and I like the pencil drawing look you gave this.
    My absolute favorite was the trees. It's bold and very dramatic looking.

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  4. Talent oozing from your every pore. Another brilliant Photo Art Friday. Thank you.

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  5. I didn't think I could find any interesting lines to photograph, so I didn't. Then I come here and find such creative and interesting pieces of "line" art. You have such an awesome talent!

    I've never heard of Zentangle, but I like what you've done with it. Frankly, it's quite interesting. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

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  6. All beautiful images, very creative! I do love the lines within the trees, beautiful post :)

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  7. well done. I like all of them in different ways. :)

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  8. all are interesting, inspired & inspiring, and fascinating. I think the Zentangle thing is however you interpret it, really. I've been looking to find ways to DO it digitally and your effort here gives me some new ideas. really quite an awesome post!!!

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  9. Your post is very interesting, I love all your lines but the trees for me are wonderful.

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  10. I love what you did to all your photos!! They are amazing. I also love Zentangles!!!! I was just working on one last night....they are so much fun and relaxing....I have several websites if you would like some inspiration.I will sign this comment with my other blog that has some of my zentangles...including my first one.

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  11. It must feel so satisfying to produce such lovely photo art while you are having so much fun. Each piece is beautiful (thanks for naming the textures you used!). My favs are the first two.

    The bldg. really looks like a pencil drawing and the editing on the grouping of trees is just gorgeous!

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  12. Very creative, unique, and artistic! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog :)

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  13. It looks like you had a great time with this challenge...Very nice!

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