Saturday, 9 May 2015

THE DARK SEA

There is a new challenge blog on the block - "Old, New and Digital Too".  How up my street is that!

I'm going to start with an apology to the challenge team because I got so excited I didn't photograph my start page. 


OLD

My Old is a journal page which you'll have to imagine with two pink-orange lines on a very pale pink background which was waiting for either some writing or more art, and had been waiting for quite some time.
Honestly, the next time I come along to this challenge I'll remember to record the OLD before I start.

I've also used some very old stamps which were bought many years ago.







NEW

What about the NEW.
My new painting technique is more about water-colours than water-colour pens and I added background stamping.
I can get many more colours by mixing the water-colours and there is a more textured look to the painting.




DIGITAL

Regular readers will know that I am always happy to play with DIGITAL.

I inverted the colours, changed the colours in various different ways, adjusted the proportions and gave the whole painting a little frame.


Here is the Dark Sea, with starfish, seaweed and jelly fish.








I'm also linking to my own challenge at "Art Journal Journey" where the theme is "The Sea".

39 comments:

  1. The digital version is so interesting !!

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  2. I always feel exuberant when I've created a finished piece using an old start that has been haunting me...no, lying around waiting for inspiration to strike me to bring it back to life. So now I feel exuberant for you! Deep in the sea is a place of beauty. I know this because you've just taken me there. I like the idea of old and new, but the digital part eludes me. You are fabulous at all three of these parts. This is a fun new challenge to watch you play with. I love how your under the sea elements glow and have fuzzy edges giving the appearance of moving water. So cool.

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  3. This is gorgeous Sheila.. love what you did with old , new and digital ...
    That's indeed the Challenge for you ..lol!
    Thank you for combining it with AJJ !
    Great!

    Happy Sunday my friend!
    oxo
    Susi

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  4. Great work. Looks like you have loads of fun.

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  5. Beautiful colours & Patterns! Thanks for joining us at AJJ! Valerie

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  6. Welcome to our challenge Sheila, so glad you decided to play along! Fantastic page, some clever colour manipulation and great work framing your page. Really like the inverted colours, changes the whole painting and brings it alive.

    Hope to see you on our next challenge and good luck.

    Mo :-)
    DT ON&DT

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  7. i love how you played here and i´m going to check out this challenge!

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  8. Love your amazing dark sea and all versions. I am always impressed by your drawings... the jellyfish, starfish, seaweeds... Everything fits perfectly. And I like your new water-colours technique!

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  9. beautiful darkj sea,love the clors and the pattern,amazing work sheila.
    have a great sunday,here its sunny.

    greetings jeannette

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  10. you have a unique way with colors
    and i love that, both that i find it unique and how you use colors
    such a lively piece

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  11. They are both so colourful and yet so different to each other. I love how you manipulate your pieces digitally to create a whole new piece, Sheila. Fab!

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  12. Wow great inspiration Sheila the colour manipulation looks amazing love it thanks for playing along with ON&DT hugs Debs xx

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  13. Oh my goodness! I just love what you did for this challenge! Absolutely beautiful and very creative, too, Sheila! And thanks so much for your wonderful visits to my blog, too! HUGS!!!!!

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  14. Your Dark Sea is AWEsome Sheila! I like your digital one, but I do prefer the 'real' one. It's easy to tell tho' that you enjoy working in both formats and the results are ALways fun! Have a super Sunday {{Hugs}} x

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  15. Wow..very visually powerful..I love the expressiveness of colors...very magical! I love both of them..the first one feels like summery and dreamy..and the second is very deep and mystical ! Wonderful always to visit your creative world!
    hugs
    Victoria

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  16. Very beautiful, the original is beautiful, I agree feels like summer and the digital is gorgeous, love the effect. Happy Sunday, Shirleyxx

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  17. Fab work! Thanks for playing along with ON&DT. :)

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  18. Love these. Your colors are so bright or so dark...but both ways they looks fantastic and so much fun!

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  19. What fun! And yea, "Old, New and Digital Too" *IS* right up your alley!

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  20. Sheila it's great to be back and check out all your wonderful art posts, I love this one, your digital version really gives me that deep feeling of life under the sea!

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  21. Loved reading this post and the theme you followed, the journal page looks awesome, love the colourful jelly fish and all those vibrant colours in the black sea.
    Yvonne

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  22. Love what you did!Both pieces are magical!

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  23. This process sounds like so much fun. I love the different feeling the piece took with the change of colors. Blessings!

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  24. Love the octopuses and starfish. The old and new combination is terrific. I always like your mixed use of paint and photoshop. Very effective. Love it, Awesome !!

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  25. Oh I really enjoyed this piece, starfish abounding. xox

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  26. This is a wonderful play of colors!
    Especially the small jellyfish come out really good digitally manipulated.
    Photoshop can conjure up so great - I am also love it every time.
    Love Ulrike

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  27. I love especially the digital version. Wonderful colours and you really can do magic with this technique, Sheila.
    Hugs xx

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  28. Love the effect on the digital one! Beautiful!
    Groetjes Karin

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  29. Awesome how you create out of what you already have! Such a treasure piece in the end! And now it is ovious, black is a magic color :) So love this lil underwaterscene ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  30. What a vibrant sea!!Love how many elements I can see and the color combination is gorgeous, my favorite is the dark one, I lobe it very mach.
    Big hugs Anja

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  31. It's wonderful how you can modify the artwork and create a brandnew picture from an old one. So theoretically you could fit one picture into every room by just changing the colors so that it matches perfectly with the room interior.

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  32. I loved comparing the digital version to the painted one, both have a strong sense of colour and design. I am really pleased to be linking up with your challenge, the sea is a brilliant theme! Couldn't resist! :)

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  33. Your correct. This is right up your street. Once again I am in awe of your digital skills. The colours are glowing. Good to see the before and after picture

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  34. How lovely to discover your blog! I popped over from Mo's challenge and I'm very glad I did! I love what you did with the digital piece. I have really learned a lot. Thank you. xx

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  35. So lovely and colourful! Especially I like the digital version! Great job!
    Hugs, Annette

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  36. Stunning colors Sheila and I love your starfish and jelly fish, as always your digital piece is so well done.
    Anni

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  37. Stunning work...omg this is so good!! The colours are amazing the turquoise and green so awesome and you still stuck to the theme...impressive. Missed you at ppf!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  38. I do love seeing how your artwork progresses, from an early pen and watercolour with delicate flowers and pattern, to the post-Photoshop and any other digital editing tools, into the rich, vibrant Dark Sea! Love the starfish, jellyfish and all the background undersea life! Lovely, Sheila, just lovely! X

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