Thursday, May 21, 2009

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





THE SHADOW AND SOLACE OF TEMPERANCE
Reworked








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.

Credits
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



5 comments:

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!.