Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Mystic Rabbit.

Hello everyone hope you are doing quite wonderful today and I've returned today with a new photography blog post! Also before we get started with this blog post, I want to say it took me forever to get this blog post finished. I worked on this post at the beginning of this month and it only started as this one photograph down below.
Well this is a really nice and special photograph of mine, not only that this had happened on my older brothers birthday on May 17. But also is the first time I've seen a wild Grey Rabbit in such a long time. Also there wasn't just one rabbit, there were a whole family of them. So that made it even more special.
Next following up in this month, the Dandelions have just turned up in the front yard. Which since it's been to wet to cut the grass that gave me the opportunity to take photographs of them all. As well, one of the dandelions had a little friend. This is a possible Grizzled Skipper Butterfly from what I could find out with the encyclopedia of species I found online. 
Also I've been practicing with Gradient Maps and Pin lighting in Photoshop with all of these photographs in this post. Also the use of the gradient maps, levels and pin lighting actually gave my Dandelion photographs this very mystic look to them.
The starting flowers of the Dandelions were also all over the front yard as well, however it was quite hard to get the camera to focuses on them. So the flower photo above kind of looks like it is flouting on its own without a stem. But it does have this cool feel to it, I guess?
Well we're at the end now and I saved the best for last. Here's finally a photograph of the Wild Canna Lilly or Indian Shot as a different name. These lilies after a long time of winter, have grown and bloomed to show their beautiful flowers. But also this is the first time taking a photograph of mine as a RAW image.

Anyway I'm getting in to a pickle about talking, so I hope your all doing great and Farewell everyone till next time!

All photographs and artwork rightfully belongs to © LadyAnnaVintage 2017  

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Sea Mermaid of Glass.

Hello everyone I hope your doing quite well today, I've got another art blog post for you all today and  It's once again a mermaid piece done for Mermay month. before this month ends I wanted to get one more piece done, so I hope you will enjoy!
I quite enjoyed doing this piece, but I also decided to set up a mini display studio on my bedroom desk. I used white tissue paper and fake flowers that I've have had in my room in a basket for a long time now. Also I thought that I wanted to shape up my photography a bit and get more creative with my works.
 Along with that, the lighting when taking the photographs was coming from my bedroom window and with a mini makeup mirror stand, I reflected the light directly down on the piece of artwork. It actually works, but I only recommend doing this method if you have enough light source. Likewise on a bright sunny day.
Also I tried doing a photograph technique by using a magnifying glass which gives my artwork this really fascinating and bizarre look to the whole piece. If you want to find out more information about the magnifying glass technique, please check out this article from Shutterbug. 10 clever tricks you can do home video  The photographers in the video on this article will give you each explanations of the ten tricks, their really amazing looking techniques. Once I have the time I want to try each of the tricks they gave in the video with my photography practice!  
Oh also I just realized in the last art blog post I forgot to inform everyone what supplies I had used, so here's the list for this mermaid piece right here.
-Sakura Koi Watercolor 24 pan set.
-Mixed Artist loft Brushes.
-Strathmore Series 300. 140 lb Watercolor paper.
- A Pink Venus Erasable Colored pencil.(These Pencils are Vintage and aren't easy to find, so If you want something equivalent look at prismcolor col-erase pencils.)

:Tip of the Art Blog Post:
Well here we are at the end of the blog and I'm doing something completely new for my art blog posts. It's a tip that I don't know if anyone else have used yet before. but anyway I along with my mother were trying to find an idea for traveling and storing are art supplies in. Therefore in the end we came up with using "travel tooth brush holders" for paint brushes.
This toothbrush holder we bought can stand flat, but there are some that don't have flat ends from what I've found and some aren't going to be very tall either so I advise you to measure your brushes with the toothbrush holders height at the store of your choice.
Well I hope you enjoy this blog post and hope your all are doing wonderful today! Farewell everyone!

All photographs and artwork rightfully belongs to © LadyAnnaVintage 2017  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Forest Foliage.

Hello everyone hope you are all doing wonderful today and welcome back to my blog. This article is finally going to be a photography blog post this week and also it's another color theme, which is mostly green tones.  Well anyway lets get started now with the photographs. The first one are going to be a lake view of a small bayou, that we went by many times before but have never had the time to stop and drive down to the side of the lake in till that very day.
Furthermore these photographs are from about a few week ago, there were not from any new events of any kind. They have been sitting in the laptop for quite a bit now, mostly due to I've had this bad photographers block and I also wasn't really that happy with my works either. But I'm okay with my photography again, I just had sometime to get back in straight.
Well anyway I decided to pick the best photographs that I loved the most for this blog which are the bayou bridge view, looking past the trees and the cypress in the lake.
Now moving on, I brought back out some older photos which were taken really quite a while ago and that is these photographs of this decrepit train that is on display at another lake park. Additionally the photographs of the train was in the late winter so that will also give you a concept on when they were taken.
This train from what I can find is a possible old train of the Dardanelle and Russellville Railroad Company. Which had been in service since 1883 and the current time the trains are being used is for pulp board, food products and plastics. 
Now this is the end of the blog post and here's some photographs of the wild Grey Dogwood flowers before they all dried up and felled off the tree for the spring time. These photographs epically the first one are quite amazing in my opinion.
The depth and lighting turned out really great in these and also one of the photos of the Dogwood flowers had a bumble bee on them. Which is very cute as well.
Whelp I hope you all are doing great today and farewell everyone!

All photographs and artwork rightfully belongs to © LadyAnnaVintage 2017  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Crystal Mermaid.

Hello everyone hope you all are doing wonderful today and yes I haven't made a photography blog post in a few days. I'm in a photography block at the moment, so I'm going to give something new a art blog post! Since I've not done any Illustration blog in such a long time, It's nice to do one for once. Anyway here's a really special piece of mine, that's also has one of my favorite mythical creatures, Mermaids. 
plus it's Mermay on Instagram, so it goes well for the whole theme this month.
Also this piece was done with Sakura Koi Watercolor, Sakura white gel-pen, Mixed colored pencils and Generals white charcoal pencil.

Well this short but farewell everyone! Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

All photographs and artwork rightfully belongs to © LadyAnnaVintage 2017