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Actual paint vs. Digital paint

Lately, I haven’t been doing any *actual* painting but I have been doing painting with computer programs. I’m fine and very confident working with vector programs, but paint programs like Corel Painter or Artrage baffle me a little. I have seen some excellent pieces done by other artist who are very comfortable with the programs. I’m not as comfortable with painting programs because of some block in my mind about the genuine-ness  of it all.

The following are some digital paint pieces I’ve done my iPod touch.

Heat by Karmen Brown 

Sunrise by Karmen Brown

On the jewelry making side, I have been doing some up-cycling or re-purposing of items for necklaces and earrings.

Exercises in using photo filters.

I like taking photos. I wouldn’t call myself a photographer. If  I did, I would be pretty amateur. But this current trend toward old school Lomo/Holga/Insta film look and feel is something I can no longer ignore. It is almost like a backlash to the super realistic 3D digital cameras or something. So, I’ve been testing my creativity using some photos I took this weekend and using lighting/color/camera effect filters in a photo editing program.

I’m pretty happy with the results. Here is just one of my creations:

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