“Handscape” digital painting © Elsah Cort
The first image to emerge from this process…two more followed.
“I See The Light” digital painting © Elsah Cort
The second image to emerge from this series.
“Reaching” digital painting © Elsah Cort
I was surprised when a third image showed up as I was preparing for this blog post.
I don’t know what my final image will be. I start out with one photograph.
This time I chose a photograph I took last week of the back door of the Chris Sorensen Studio in Fresno. It opens out into a back alley.
I make a selection of raw photographs to use and drag them into a folder tagged with date the digital painting was started. This folder was called June 30.
Here are the photos that I initially chose.
The hand photo is a tile that I have in my kitchen.
This last one is a photo I took at the Sorensen studio several years ago of crackling paint on an old propane tank. Several of these shots always seem to find their way into my digital paintings.
Now the process starts. I add layers and images. I change colors or filters for how the layers are added. I keep playing until I find something that I like. I often save the image as a jpg and then use that fixed image as a new layer to add to the original ones. For this “anatomy” exercise I have save many of the versions as jpgs to include here. These 100+ images are not all of the versions, but they are in the chronological order of how they showed up.