Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Rapture

So I made this B&W image. Playing with B&W and lighting.

Model - photo from Sebastian Michaels
Background - made up of four photos from Sebastian Michaels and some textures
Textures - my collection and some AWAKE content

I took the colored photo of the model and made it B&W in Auto FX. I added some lighting effects in Auto FX. Lots of blending modes and a few textures to finish the look.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Swan

Background created using 2 photos and some textures
Model -
Swan - composite of two photos
Textures, swan, photos - my collection
Playing with light

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Hot Summer Nights

Background - my photo of the Manasquan Reservoir
Textures, moon, mist - my collection
I converted the color photo in Auto FX - added some textures and noise

So I am starting a B&W digital course in January thought I would play a bit in B&W before I start

Monday, December 21, 2015


Background - Combined three photos from Pixabay
Model - Night Fate Stock
Textures and other stuff - my collection

Playing with light

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Dance

Two images from Pixabay lots of processing by me. Yea I know probably a better image for October than December but I have had this type of image in my mind for quite some time. Here is how I did it.

These are the two images from Pixabay. I saw the dancers and thought I wanted to use them but I wasn't sure for what.  I started thinking about it and started planning my finished image above.   For the dancers I extracted them of course, then I replaced the man's head with the skull. I added a flower to the woman's hair.  For our skeleton man I added a top hat, ribbon tie and a feather and I also darkened his eye sockets.  I changed the overall coloring on the couple to match the BG turquoise tone.  Added some shadows and played with the lighting. I added a couple of textures, a little blur and then the clouds and smoke.  That's it.

I loved making this image and it turned our pretty much how I envisioned it and that doesn't always happen for me ; )

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015


Background - Combined 4 photos - three by Gary Henderson and one from Pixabay

Model - extracted from

Textures, bird brushes, extra hair - my collection

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sketch Book Page

Vintage photo with lots of processing
Background paper - my collection 
Textures my collection and AWAKE content

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

In The Red

Model - photo by Colby Files
Background - created using textures from my collection, some digital painting and AWAKE elements

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Wayward

Background image - photo by Gary Henderson
Woman - Pixabay

Textures and everything else - my collection

Sunday, December 13, 2015


Background -
Model -
Wolf  - Pixabay
Textures, bird - my collection

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Dreaming Of Christmas

Background created from my Christmas photos

Textures, bow and stars - my collection

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Extracted vintage photo of Justine Johnstone an American stage and silent screen actress.
Textures, old frame - my collection

Monday, December 7, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Street Samurai

Five Photos from Sebastian Michaels combined
Textures and other stuff - my collection and AWAKE content

I loved Sebastian's photo of the Samurai so I combined it with other graffiti images to make the background.  I paired it with his photo of Sydney - I loved the way the tilt of their heads echo each other.

Saturday, December 5, 2015


Five photos by Sebastian Michaels combined and messed with
Textures and other stuff my collection and AWAKE course content