I'm newly enamored with the 3D feature in Photoshop CC. Hence this 3D bird with cast shadow rendering of a previously created fabric wool punched and embroidered bird, which I then added to a photo of a bucket taken in Mendocino, already combined with another picture of the algae in Abbotts Lagoon. Digital manipulation provides hours and hours of fun! Especially since 3D rendering seems to take 1 1/2 hours at minimum.
This took all day! First drawing my wooden models, then painting them, then trying to figure out 3D in Photoshop so I could create real looking shadows. I need a longer 3D lesson. So much I don't know.
Trying something different compositing art with photos both in camera and digitally in Photoshop. Top image was done in camera in multiple exposure mode - shooting the original art and a copy of the photo printed in the same size as the original painting, then edited in Lightroom and Photoshop. 2nd from top is a digital blending of the two bottom pieces with minimal editing in Photoshop.
I was invited by the San Anselmo Arts Commission to paint at "Music in the Park" - a weekly Sunday event at Creek Park in downtown San Anselmo from July 31 to August 28. So yesterday, I packed up my pen & ink & watercolor gear and headed out. I was the only person doing any art that I noticed, but there were a lot of other people enjoying themselves. The band was the Lonestar Retrobates - playing retro big band style music. It was all very enjoyable. My result was the 7"x10" image above. This was scanned and enlarged to approx. 13" x 20" and merged with a forest picture shot in Albion earlier this month. Two nice memories merged into one!