Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's amazing how artistic art homework can make you feel

 Mixing paint can be so beautiful :]

Monday, October 31, 2011

Portrait of a Lover

Alex actually allowing me to use him as a model for once! :D lol I know I pester him alot but I think
he's so photogenic :]

Halloween Portraits

 Just a couple of portraits Alex and I did on Saturday while we were dressed up for the Zombie Apocalypse
(which either didn't happen or we never found the right place)

I want to play with lighting more but I have no equipment yet....these have a lamp pointed straight up with a white board reflecting the light back down on us. Of course these are heavily edited but I like the look of them (that could have been inspired by the Noir styled video game Alex is playing right now) Getting dress up again on Thursday to take pictures so hopefully there will be more worth posting :]

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mystery Photo

I went to Red Robin the other and spotted this picture on the wall (yes I know theres 100's of pictures on the walls) but this one in particular was to the left of the doorway to go down the hallway to the bathroom. It was of a blue-sy looking guy with a fedora on coming out of a deep shadow. Also there was bubble gum bubble coming from his mouth but I think that might have been a red robin add on....Does anybody know what picture I'm talking about? Does anybody know what its called or the photographer would took it? Anybody wanna help me recreate it? (you can use the photo I just want it so I can do a charcoal drawing of it for my wall)

New Camera

Isn't it beautiful?! This is my new baby, a Canon Rebel T3. I almost wish I would have had more time to research and talk to other, more experienced Photographers (Perry :]) about this decision but when I found out about the sale Target was having, there was only one day left and Mom said she'd pay half since it was a little less expensive than some of the others I had been looking at. But despite my spontaneous purchase, I think it is a great first (real) camera and even though I've only had it for about two and a half weeks now I've already taken over 1500 photos and bought a fish eye lens (just a cheap one but still fun), extension tubes, an extra battery and I'm pricing a new camera bag. (My dad's old one that I've been using is already too small!)

Some pictures from the new camera:

Extension Tubes :]

Monday, August 15, 2011

Some recent creations :]

LOVE my new tablet!!!! and with Summer plans falling through, I've had lots of time to play! :]
Made in purely in Photoshop, from scratch, using a photo for reference. Approx.  30ish hours +/-

Mozzie :] (White Collar) Made completely in Illustrator. From scratch with a photo used as reference. Approx. 20ish  hours +/-

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

First creation using my new Graphic Tablet

Alex got me a Wacom Bamboo tablet for my birthday! This is my first from-scratch creation using it (painting in Photoshop) approx. 12 hours of work. I love this tablet!!! :)

 wanted to experiment with shading/highlighting

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mom +1

 Just a random picture fest of My mom and her Boyfriend before he went back home last weekend :]

Thursday, July 7, 2011

4th of July at Cheadle Lake

 Got this on accident but I love having the couple in front of us in the picture. Shows a certain 'Awe' moment I think

This is my favorite of the night, just such great colors :]

This has not been edited in any way! Yes they were just shooting off that many fireworks at one time lol
yet another failed attempt and photographing the wall of fire...*sigh*

Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer time with an American Eskimo

I am not, nor have ever claimed to be a dog groomer.
and it's my first time shaving Lucy completely on my own lol

A little world of creatures

Random little project I did while I was bored the other night. My desktop background sphererized. :]

Another Strange Flower

 Don't know where it came from, just found it on the side of the road but it's really beautiful.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pictures I didn't realize were so good :)

I took some pictures while waiting for Alex to get ready the other day so I assumed they weren't that great since I really didn't put much effort into them at all. But I finally looked at them just now and I was lucky to get a couple that throughly impressed/entertained me. Hope you like (please view full to really see it)

Happy Rapture Day :]

This morning Alex and I got distracted for a good hour or more looking at Rapture Jokes people had posted only to celebrate the fact that we, believers and non are still here. I'm sure Heaven is having fun at laughing at us as well...Anyway, Alex wanted to submit something as well so we started trying to think of ideas...This is what we came up with :) Enjoy!
Half Raptured

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The life cycles happening in my backyard

 I happen to walk through the back yard the other day and found this ant colony swarming a dead yellow jacket...It was quite fascinating to watch these little guys tug and pull. A particularly confident ant yanked at the bee's antenna for quite awhile barely budging the comparably huge creature.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

While Alex mowed the lawn....

 This little guy was growing between the cracks in the street and looked very proud lol
 I really thought this would be harder to catch but they were quite cooperative :]

 Not quite[tall? long? big?] enough to reach the next blade of grass

The flies might have been nice but I had to chase this guy all afternoon to get this one shot...*sigh*

Friday, April 8, 2011

Maybe Spring Really IS Here....

 "Taking home a baby bumble bee" was stuck in my head all day after this 
 Again I love the curled Stamens, who'd a thunk a  weed could be beautiful up-close?
(please view full to see all the  detail) 
Brave little Ladybug 

That strange flower revisited 

(Click to see pictures in full size to see all the detail)