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The Fairy Frog

June 26th, 2009 by admin | Posted in Away with the Fairies, Early Photoshop attempts, Into a Fantasy World   2 Comments »

Hello, It’s  June and the weather is great so far in Britain…

The month to see Frolicking Fox Cubs, Froglets and Toadlets, Speckled

Wood Butterflies, Elderflowers and Grasses etc….

 

I bet you thought I’d do a picture of a Butterfly. Well I almost did

but because of the number of Frogs I have seen in my garden I

have made a Digital Artwork of a Frog and a little girl;

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       ’ The Fairy Frog’ – Digital Art by Tiana Fair – June 2009

Sorry I haven’t posted for ages because I have been called upon to use my

new Photo-shopping skills at work. I have been making brochures and designing

logos etc… It may sound boring but it does help me to learn how to use

Photo-shop just by the trial and error technique that I am so good at…hee hee!

Thanks for reading my blog, please leave a comment , if you have any suggestions

on how I can improve my fantasy techniques (without spending too much money)

please let me know (and I’ll let all you lot in on the secrets as I find them out….lol)

Take care,

Tiana  x

The MayFairy

May 10th, 2009 by admin | Posted in Away with the Fairies, Early Photoshop attempts, Into a Fantasy World   No Comments »

May is the month when the Nightingales sing (if you are lucky enough to hear them these days.)

It is also the month when Catkins dangle from branches like earings.

The door to Fairyland opens on May 1st.

So I had to sneak one in the picture…….

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Badger and the Bluebells

April 25th, 2009 by admin | Posted in Away with the Fairies, Early Photoshop attempts, Into a Fantasy World   2 Comments »

This is my latest Digital painting for April.

Tis the season of Bluebells and Badgers so why not put them both together.

I found a stock image of a  baby Badger and a field of Bluebells and with a lot of

Photoshop fiddling and artistic licence this is the result…

I hope you like it.

- Tiana x

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The Mad March Hare

April 3rd, 2009 by admin | Posted in Away with the Fairies, Hand to Digital painting, Into a Fantasy World, Photoshop Experiments   3 Comments »

 

I have just completed an Easter painting for my kids.

Spring is the season when the female Hares

have boxing matches with their male admirers.

But in this painting the Hare is called ‘The Mad March Hare’

because it tells everyone it has seen a fairy and no one believes it.

That is until some children come along who can also see the

pretty little Fairy.

(That’s a shortened version of the story I made up to go with the painting

for my kids.)

Before I show the finished painting here is a painting of a Fairy on a cat’s

head that I did last year in Watercolour paints so that you can compare

between real paints and digital Art.

I welcome your opinion.

Thanks for reading my blog, see you soon,

Tiana x

                 cat_with_pixie_crown_ezr2
                       (Watercolour  by Tiana Fair)

And here is the Digital Fairy Painting;

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(The Mad March Hare – Digital Art  by Tiana Fair)

 Thanks for reading my blog, see you soon,

Tiana x

Thanks for reading my blog, see you soon,

Tiana x

Experimenting

March 10th, 2009 by admin | Posted in Away with the Fairies, Early Photoshop attempts, Hand to Digital painting, Into a Fantasy World, Photoshop Experiments   2 Comments »

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(Digitally enhanced version)                              (Original Acrylic painting by Tiana Fair)

 

I am experimenting with Photoshop.

I like the way it can blend and highlight but I personally prefer

the texture of acrylic paints on real canvas.

Let me know what you think.

 

I used to sell original commissioned paintings for a high price

and then sell poster prints and prints onto real canvas at a cheaper price.

The prints were more popular than the originals which has resulted

in me experimenting with digital art,

for if the customers want prints

more than originals it does not matter if it is made from paint or

from computer technology……anyway back to playing with my new toy…

can’t wait for the pen to arrive….

and yes I did go for the cheapest pen and tablet….

I’m not spending a lot of money on something

that I may be no good at.

 

Have a great day following your dreams…Tiana x