Thursday, May 21, 2009

William, Jane & John: The Shadow and Solace of Temperance II


Although I was happy with the first version of this card, as an image, I hadn't explored everything that I'd wanted about this particular episode of the story, so I've spent time re-working it. As usual, I have produced about ten versions, some close to the narrative but conveying different aspects of it through colour, such as the first two posted here. Others, I enjoy simply as images, such as the last of the three.

Background: paper developed from a photograph that I took inside the old school house in Foy, Herefordshire in 1998 and another in Lille, France in 2000.
Overlaid with:
Paper: Bohemian Krafty by Miss Vivi
Paper: Bohemian August available at Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium
Letter: Bohemian August available at Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium
Wings (recoloured): Altered Wings by Vera Lim
Keyhole: French Market by Laura Deacetis
Torso is extracted and altered from a photograph by Frantisek Drtikol
Ink Splat: The Necessities Collection ~ Note it by Lori Wiley Designs
Photo matte by Holliewood Studios
Texture overlays by Ninian available free at Flickr


sixtyeight said...

Very mysterious with the second version, blue shows it off much better. Awesome piece!

Taluula said...

OMG Lumi it's awesome.

Kimmie said...

This is such a beautiful composition that they are all beautiful and perfect - no matter the colors. The blue one has a lightness to it - like primer before the paint.

Jean said...

Lumi,Your digital work is absolutely breathtaking!!!! Do you work in Photoshop to transform your images? I'm am somewhat of a newbie with digital,altho I have been an artist for many, many years. This is my first visit to your blog via "The Three Muses". I am so glad I stopped by. What a feast for the eyes!!!

Lumilyon said...

Hello jean, thanks for stopping by! Yes, I work in Photoshop CS!.