NEW. Fine Art Picture ~Shelter your dreams~

Don’t let them fly away and die..

~Shelter your dreams~ is one of those pictures when I saw a vision from the first shot I took of that mushroom 🙂 This is just a fragment of it, please visit my Facebook page to view it full.

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© Ausra Marcinkus Photography 2014

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NEW. Fine Art Picture ~Little heart~

My new picture ~Little heart~ was inspired by the clouds I see every time I travel and the thoughts that I would love to dance on them 😉 This is just a fragment of it, please visit my Facebook page to view it full.

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AND I posted a video because I often hear a question – how do you make it? These are just a few steps-shots you’ll see in a video until the picture is done. Usually I don’t see the final picture in my head when I start but I have a thought or a vision which comes true or becomes something completely different.

The making of a fine art picture – “The Hunt”

I am really excited to have my canvas done. The canvas  of the very first fine art picture I made this year.  So as a salute to this I’m gonna post a condensed workflow  from the very untouched photo to a fully finished canvas. 

It all started at Photo Blitz. You can read more about it HERE and HERE. 

Before taking a picture I already knew that I would edit it in one or another way but .. I couldn’t see a clear picture in my mind yet. I thought – this guy would look a little creepy – that’s for sure! I wanted him to give my picture a feeling of waiting, for something, or somebody…  So I asked him (btw his name’s Arthur) to pose the way I wanted and took this shot:

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Well, lets’s take it for a start 🙂 I picked it acctually from a stack of around 30 shots. I took additional photos of a landscape.  Later on I added them up trying to compose a wider view keeping the man almost in the centre. I don’t like to use a wider lens because it distorts proportions of a subject in a landscape.  I used 50mm for all of those shots. This is how a rough mosaic of around 10 photos looked like in Photoshop:

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I spent quite “some” time smothering and aligning the edges..filling the gaps, clearing some background bits I didn’t like, making some mist and …oh ..lots of other painting there 🙂

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Then changed colors…many times.. and brought some light on this gentleman’s face,  a little magic dust and some plants started to crawl up his feet soaking up the anger and the hatred which now appeared on his face 🙂

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Some blood and scratches… I could feel the fight and somebody definitely fought back.. then I added some bats – I made their photos that same day (Halloween decorations):

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Then I had a vision of a girl..hiding .. and I had a perfect shot from the Photo Blitz that day as well where my model was Vita.:

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So, I took her and placed her here …where she is still  hiding, waiting ..  

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well, I don’t know how about you but looking at the hunter’s expression on his face.. and at the final picture – I don’t think she will get away.. 🙂 well, maybe not today?..  To be honest, I really enjoyed the process of making “The Hunt” . The more I worked on it the more I could see the picture I wanted to see and of course it’s my first “babe” so it is really important to me. I think the most important part is what I can feel when I look at it. How much time did it take?…umm..second question… 😉 

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The last thing I wanted to do is a canvas which could remind me my first steps into fine art. I used www.canvassale.co.uk and they were absolutely great in prices and quality. Honestly? I’ve never had a canvas..so it looks perfect for me. I made couple of more at once but they will remain silent until Christmas 🙂 I took this quick shot with my daughter hiding behind it 🙂  Now the canvas is hanging on a wall in a respectable place.

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Feel free to leave a comment of what you think of “The Hunt” or any part of making it.