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Art of the Day: Friday April 13, 2018


- by Alma Lee

This week's theme: Digital Art

To quote Wikipedia, "Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process. ... More generally the term digital artist is used to describe an artist who makes use of digital technologies in the production of art." Digitally produced art is so diverse that the possibilities it provides are limitless. We at EBSQ know there is no way seven pieces of art can represent the scope of this media, but we hope our selections will inspire someone - or two - to explore the wide variety of art being created digitally.

Art: Carousel.jpg by Artist Alma Lee
This art was inspired by a song called "Carousel" by Melanie Martinez. Though the lyrics are referring to a love affair that seems not to lacking either passion or fidelity, indeed the affair comes close but never quite reaches fruition. I assume they are talking about love between two people,  but it is a perfect illustration of my relationship with my art. I am sure other feel this way also and I would be remiss if I didn't remind you there is always another round, another piece of art, and another day.

Here is a quote from the lyrics used:

Round and round like a horse on a carousel, we go,
Will I catch up to love? I could never tell, I know,
Chasing after you is like a fairytale, but I,
Feel like I'm glued on tight to this carousel

This horse is too slow,
We're always this close,
Almost, almost, we're a freakshow

Right, right when I'm near,
It's like you disappear,

Where'd you go? Mr. Houdini, you're a freakshow. 

This art was created by using a photo a friend of mine took as a template for shape and positioning and then utilizing the oil painting brush in ArtRage4, to completely re-illustrate the entire photo and adding images beyond the borders of the photo and removing and replacing much of the background that I found distracting. I brought the image back into Photoshop and utilized Flexify II for subtle lighting effect. I finished edited the image in onOne Photoshop extension.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Carousel.jpg

merry go round 2 cup.jpg

Detail Image for art Carousel.jpg

Carousel cup3.jpg

Detail Image for art Carousel.jpg

merry go round 2 cup2.jpg


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