An Enticement.

There was I, sitting in the Seminar hall, an listening to an interactive lecture about ‘Graphics’ and Digital Image formats. As a little background, I like these sessions in the lecture hall, the teacher is the epitome of a ‘teacher’. Jolly, interactive and taking a reasonable amount of time to explain the concepts fully, allowing us to grasp all of it’s meaning to the ‘roots’.
Now, back to where I was, in the Seminar Hall. The teacher placed a little fun challenge for one of us ‘eager ones’. He showed us a picture of a mosque’s wall (in Lahore, Pakistan) and described using quite an expressive vocabulary that what an art piece that wall was. The geometry blends perfectly, it’s a beautiful coalescence of Math and Art.
So, me being who I am, I got to have my raised. I accepted the challenge. And this is what I had to ‘enhance’
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Well, weekend came, and I got to do my usual relaxing. And, yes I did turn ON my copy of Adobe Photoshop and worked on it for some time.   I started by splitting the image into smaller parts, then altered the values (brightness, contrast, curves) till the major parts of that split looked vibrant and fresh. The smaller images were merged back and the differences between the colors removed. Next, I manually painted the blue, green and yellow parts. I kept the brush settings to low intensity and use ‘Darken’ mode to preserve texture, as I wanted to preserve that rustic feel. Since, a few parts of the old ‘picture’ became overlapped by the new ‘colors’, some parts were rebuilt, the parts ‘grafted’ from other parts of the image.
And here, is what it turned out to be.
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Time Taken:- about 45 minutes ( loose estimate, as I Facebook-ed along the way, total productive time is about 25 minutes)
Adobe Photoshop CS5-Extended
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For Comparison:
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Thanks for taking a look. ^_^

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Gothic…Stunning?

So it’s Monday (I guess…..no rly) …well what ever day it is… Im gonna share this piece of art that I made like 2-3 days ago…so here :

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So there, the following are the details (taken from my RedBubble Store) (Yes Store, and you can get all the prints of my artworks from there …..wont you? :3 )

Hi all! I hope you like this one. This is from my series of black and white steampunk/Gothic art. Her eyes are ‘exaggerated’ as they are stylized. Artists tend to give more attention to the eyes as humans look at eyes first and then the ‘face’. The stylization was done to give an increased sense of….visual beauty, so that if hung on a wall; It will be quite stunning and attention grabbing. Made only two colors, gray and white (absence of gray), I present to you, The Gothic Eyes.

So as I said above (cuz who would go through the ‘details’) …i made the eyes huge, so that it’ll look more awesome….and awesom-ify (if thats a word) the wall it’s hanging on….

So there…… Ciao

PS

Why the QR code? well scan it and it’ll take you direct to my store to buy the print……And get the damn print you shall! !!

PS II

I feel suddenly bored………..Why oh why?