Thursday, January 01, 2009

Fairytales and happy endings?


This is the last one of the series I had to paint for my class, the assignment was to take something and recreate it with your own vision. It could be a famous painting, iconic image, fairytale pretty much whatever you wanted. There were some very creative ideas presented at the final critique there was a satirical painting of the last supper but with Jesus sitting at a table alone at McDonald's under a fast food sign.
I had a few different ideas that I wanted to work from so decided to combine two of them I always liked the stairs to heaven image and I wanted to incorporate a fairytale. I saw the play Wicked not to long ago and decided that I would make my stairs a brick road before Glenda has gone to the Emerald city my story is she walking along the brick road and the leaves are falling around her and as she walks along the road her magic turns the lave on the road to gold and it becomes the yellow brick road. Haha well its a bit of a stretch but its my little story to meet the assignment.
I was thrilled with how this one turned out I ended up abandoning Painter for this painting I was short on time and getting frustrated so this is completely painted in photoshop. Ill keep hacking away at painter but its definitely going to require more time and patience. There are a couple areas that I may go back and rework on the girl but overall I'm satisfied with the result. The original is 11 by 17 150 dpi done in photoshop.
My happy ending is I got an A in the class yayyy! Hope you have enjoyed seeing these.

8 comments:

Kimberly Mirabeau said...

Wow... wow wow wow!!!!!!

That is the most lovely piece of art Ive ever ever seen.. And the fact that you did it in PS is even more amazing to me..... Very impressive... and Im soo happy to hear you got an A! Woot!

Sharine said...

Happened to see your post on the fashion feed. Just wanted to say that I love this painting and I think you're really talented!

Nicky Ree said...

very nice Sparkle, keep it up ;)

Violaine Villota said...

I love seeing SL™ creators' paintings, it's lovely!:) So I'm curious, what are the things about Painter that frustrate you? I use Painter but a lot of times end up having to use Photoshop for certain things - like any kind of blending on transparent layers...

Sparkle Skye said...

I dont understand the blenders and how to set them on the let them eat cake painting I used the stumo and kept getting gray even though I had uncheck affect underlayin layers. ALso Im not sure I under stand the differences in the resaturation and opacity setting.

Sparkle Skye said...

Thank you glad every ones enjoying it.

Violaine Villota said...

Sparkle, the blend brushes just seem all-around funky on seperate layers. Actually I think for them to look right you are supposed to check it so that it does affect underlying layers otherwise you get the gray or white edges. But not wanting to affect the under layer is why we would paint on a seperate one so I don't know why they made it that way!;P I had searched on google for any info on how to blend on layers in Painter and found out the only thing that will blend without gray edges is the artists' oils palette knife. It works, but I still like the smudge tool in Photoshop better:) If Corel ever does get a blender to work on layers then my world will be complete! lol

Sparkle Skye said...

Omg thats good to know I was going crazy with the stump tool beldning and getting those nasty grey & white edges. My biggest problem is I fin that painter seems to take so much longer to paint in but that just may be me lol.