Friday, October 15, 2010

Red Poppies Digital Painting

Red Poppies Digital Painting done in Twisted brush.Becoming a little bolder and free in painting digitally.I think I should start doing a painting a day again.It is relaxing and and meditative.The Reference image is from wet canvas image gallery.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Daisies - Digital Painting

Another digital painting today in twisted brush.Daisies are interesting to paint and I have done this digital art in a casual and abstract style.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Digital Painting - Violet Flower

I did a digital painting today after a long time in Twisted Brush.The inspiration for this painting is a reference violet flower from wet canvas forum.The painting took me about 30 minutes and it was a nice way to unwind after a long day.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Christmas Gift Tags

Christmas Labels--White,red and green hearts border makes your seasons greeting Christmas gift tags very special and unique.The color inspiration is from this week's play date cafe challenge-PDCC50.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sweet 16 party invitations

Sweet 16 party invitations created digitally  in photoshop.The colors of PDCC49 challenge this week was the inspiration for the sweet 16 invitations.

Two sided design for a 16th party invitation

Sweet 16 Party Invitations invitation
Sweet 16 Party Invitations by semas87
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My Design Simple Flowers was given a honorable mention in last week's challenge. 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Simple Flowers Coffee Mugs

Simple Flowers mug
Simple Flowers by semas87
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Simple Flowers mug
Simple Flowers by semas87
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The colors for my simple flowers design was inspired by The Play Date Cafe challenge this week PDCC#48.
I used coreldraw to do the design. I also created gift tags with the design
Elegant Gift Tags-Simple Florals label

Monday, August 16, 2010

Digital Designs For Mommy Business Cards

My first Digital Design For Mommy Business Cards at my store Reflections at zazzle got me a tba-today's best award on the 9th.
Today had a pleasant shock with another of my mommy business cards published today getting the today's best award.
The cards are...

Got a TBA on 9th for this card
Business Cards - Yellow Flowers profilecard

Today's TBA
Mommy Business Cards - Blue Butterflies Flowers profilecard

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Digital Painting Tutorial

 There are many ways to create digital art and digital photoshop painting is one way to do it.
Photoshop painting is interesting to do and I have written a photoshop painting tutorial on painting flowers.
Photoshop Tutorial Flower Painting shows you how to paint flowers easily in photoshop.
This is my  first digital photoshop painting tutorial and I would love to hear your feedback.
You can read the painting tutorial here >>> Photoshop Tutorial Flower Painting
This the flower you will learn to paint in digital art

Thursday, April 15, 2010

White Daisies Thank You Card

'White Daisies Thank You Card' is my card for Play Date Cafe ChallengePDCC25 this week.The challenge is a 'Colour Splash' challenge i.e simply black and white with a 'little bit' of orange.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Digital Cream And Purple Flowers Pattern

The colors for the Digital Cream And Purple Flowers Pattern is inspired by this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC24 colors.I created the flowers in photoshop and then crafted a binder,magnet and mousepad design for my zazzle store,REFLECTIONS.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Focus-Motivational Quote postcard

Focus-Motivational Quote postcard color combination is inspired by the play date cafe challengePDCC23 .You are given specific color combination every week to use in your creations.
Focus-Motivational Quote postcard postcard

Focus-Motivational Quote postcard

This is my first entry to this challenge.It was interesting to work with a limited palette.

I have also converted this design to a 1024 x 768 wallpaper for free download at my squidoo lens quotes about positive attitude.The lens has a collection of inspiring positive attitude quotes.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pink Hibiscus Digital Painting

I just did this pink hibiscus digital painting in photoshop.I was inspired to do the painting after reading today about a tutorial on digital painting using photoshop.I have used the technique of painting and smudging the colors to get the effect.I have done a green apple digital painting in a similar style.This digital painting technique is interesting and engrossing to paint!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Yellow Flowers In Watercolor

As posted yesterday I did this Yellow Flowers In Watercolor.Browsing Books on painting flowers in watercolor  I was inspired to pick up my watercolor brush!Here is the result....A simple quick sketch of yellow flowers.

I did this watercolor painting in my Watercolor sketchbook with watercolor cake paints. The paints are easy to use and to practice watercolor painting of small floral sketches quickly.

Painting Close-Focus Flowers in WatercolorPainting Close-Focus Flowers in Watercolor is a great resource with beautiful step by step photographs. 

In Ann Pember's "Painting Close-Focus Flowers in Watercolor", she has been able to demonstrate a variety of step-by-fluid-step techniques to bring high drama to the world of simple blooms. Her close-ups of hollyhocks, gloxinias; and peonies float upon the pages which are jam-packed with carefully chosen, eye-pleasing colors. ~ from customer reviews

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Painting Flowers In Watercolor

Painting Flowers In Watercolor is an interesting and a wonderful way to relax. Painting Flowers in watercolor is an art of mixing and blending rich, luminous colors, laying washes, creating textured effects and adding highlights.There are many many creative techniques for capturing the beauty of flowers in watercolor- wet-in-wet, wet-in-dry, negative painting, masking, lifting out, glazing and more.I had a wonderful time browsing through different books on watercolor painting at amazon for my squidoo lens on Books on painting flowers in watercolor. I would love to have them in my collection as each one is unique in the lessons they teach us. One of the excellent books on watercolor painting is painting flowers in watercolor charles reid

Painting Flowers in Watercolor with Charles ReidIn   Painting Flowers in Watercolor with Charles Reid Award-winning artist Charles Reid wants his students to concentrate on three basic themes in his book Painting Flowers in Watercolor: "Keep it small. Keep it simple. Avoid overwashes." Economy is stressed throughout, as when Reid writes, "The fewer the strokes and the smaller the amount of color mixing, the fresher the painting." He explains how to get started with brushes, mixing paint, and the basics of composition and contour drawing, and provides exercises in these fundamentals.

You can see more books on watercolor painting here >>> Books on painting flowers in watercolor.

The above painting is actually a digital painting I did in corel photopaint with watercolor brushes simulating the way I paint on paper.Looking at the various books on watercolor painting I want to pick up my brush and paint on paper.I will create a few paintings and post them soon!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Digital Painting - Rhododendrons

I painted the Rhododendrons in twisted brush program .I did this painting for the weekly challenge at wetcanvas forum.The digital painting took 45 mins.I kept the image as reference and painted in the traditional method with the pastel brush.
Books of interest for learning digital painting...

Digital Painting in Photoshop1. Digital Painting in Photoshop

In this inspiring book, acclaimed artist, author and lecturer Susan Ruddick Bloom shows you how to use Photoshop to turn your photographs into works of art. Beautifully written, clearly laid out, and guaranteeing inspiring results, this book is a must-have for every Photoshop user.

Complete Digital Painting Techniques
2.Complete Digital Painting Techniques
  "Complete Digital Painting Techniques" promises to be an invaluable tool for readers new to digital art creation technology, as well as those more experienced. Readers will learn how to simulate and replicate traditional art-creation techniques - from dry brush and wet-into-wet to crosshatching and graffiti - using digital applications. Featuring step-by-step instructions using popular programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter, this encyclopedia of techniques will be a bookshelf staple for designers, illustrators and fine artists alike.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Zentangle Designs-1

The zentangle technique of drawing designs makes my doodling time interesting.It helps you to concentrate too!I made this design with black pen on a white board.

After uploading the picture into the system to add to the blog I experimented with digital effects in photoshop.
These paintings are the result!

 The design  for a mousepad for my zazzle store,REFLECTIONS,developed from the sketch.

Digital Abstract Art Black Mousepad mousepad
Digital Abstract Art Black Mousepad by semas87
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The design  for a magnet for my zazzle store,REFLECTIONS,developed from the sketch.

Digital Abstract Art Black Magnet magnet
Digital Abstract Art Black Magnet by semas87
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Creating new designs from the zentagle design has been an excellent exercise in digital art.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Acrylic Painting-Sunlit Maples

The Sunlit Maples was one of the images given at this week's challenge at wetcavas forum.
I have painted the maple trees in acrylics on paper.
I took about 45 mins to do this 4"x 6" acrylic painting.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cute Cartoon Birdie

I created this Cute Cartoon Birdie in Adobe Illustrator.

Cute Cartoon Birdie Sticker sticker

I am not familiar with illustrator and I usually do my artworks in photoshop or corel draw.Today I came across a tutorial for creating a cute cartoon in illustrator and learning a few tips from it I created this cute cartoon Birdie.

Cute Cartoon Birdie Postcard postcard
Cute Cartoon Birdie Postcard by semas87
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You can see this cute cartoon Birdie cheering you to have a nice day on a mousepad,bag,magnet,sticker,button,sticker,card and postcard.