Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pole Star



This is my entry for the challenge at The Three Muses this week "outside the frame/birds".  And a challenge this was!  The wonders of digital art and the tools of Photoshop lend the magic to make fanciful dreams come true.  Layers and layers on top and underneath; outside and in; create a sense of depth and expanding outside the confines of your picture.  Not an easy task but fun!  I learned how to get rid of those dreaded border lines around my art in (advanced settings for blogger template) and I created the piece 12x12 on a complete black background so to fade into the background color of my blog. Hence creating an effect of floating or moving beyond the frame.  Imagery credits go to Dover Books, Beth Rimmer and Hollie at (Deviant scrap) and photoshop brushes.

29 comments:

  1. This is just fantastic, Lori! I love how you created this--part ingenuity, part fantasy and part pure creative genius. Hats off to you!

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  2. Lori this is a dream.
    So awesome work. Love them.

    Happy Valentine !!! xoxo

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  3. Wow..magnificent Lori!!! Stunning and powerful and very dreamy..i love the energy flooding forward in this piece..the birds are divine and ethereal..she is magcial!!
    victoria

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  4. Pittsburgh is having a night mare with clusters of pooping birds... your work is always so stunning.

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  5. Welcome back, Lori! I've been missing your beautiful work. I hope you're all rested and ready to "have at it" again! This piece is absolutely gorgeous. (There's much to be said for a black blog background, eh?)

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  6. Lori ! I totaly overlooked that you are back in blogland !! I'm so glad to see your art again and that you joined TTM.
    What an MASTERPIECE and a LOT of digital work.
    I take my head off for this piece !!

    And now up to go scrol through your earlier posts ! :-)

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  7. wonderful peace I love the birds flitting away , it's so dreamy

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  8. Your work makes me dream Lori!
    Happy to meet you!

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  9. Soooo well done, Lori!! Love it's fairy tale feeling as well.

    Hugs,
    Abby

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  10. Love the dreamy feel, the clouds are so beautiful,

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  11. It's so good to see you back, Lori. Your friends have missed your exquisite artwork. I love your "outside the frame". The effect of making the background of the night sky behind the framing of the window is inspired. A standing ovation from me.

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  12. no wonder it looks fabulous!!!
    Think I am in over my head!!!
    Great creation!!!!!!!

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  13. This is excellent, Lori...such a great art piece.

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  14. Love the way your art 'floats' off your blog page, Lori, stunning piece!
    Thanks for telling us how to get rid of those dreaded lines, too, I'm off to do it, fingers crossed it will work for me!

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  15. Of course it didn't work! Which option to I click on in the advanced settings? Or does it only work with a black background?

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  16. Thanks for your help, Lori, I've changed the background altogether, now dark grey with just a thin black line around the edge of the picture!

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  17. Bonjour Lori ! Encore une très belle illustration de ce challenge !
    j'aime beaucoup!
    Amicalement mary.kg

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  18. This is brillant, Lori!

    Have a lovely week!
    Gaby

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  19. o detalhe das nuvens e passáros (beija flor) foram incríveis na composição do tema!

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  20. Just brilliant Lori. Glad to see your beautiful art again. I love this piece. xx

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  21. Superb art piece, Lori. You caught the movement perfectly!

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  22. Very cool. The clouds and stars add such a wonderful dimension. The hummingbirds are so beautiful.

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  23. This is beautiful, Lori. Love the way you've used the Photoshop techniques with this.

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  24. WOW, this is magnificent, Lori!

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  25. Oh my, I've missed your wonderful art! I need to come here more often!

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  26. This is perfect, Lori. Nice to see you back.

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