Kathy Triolo  

A New Friend at Buena Vista Gardens by Kathy Triolo

July 2021 - A New Friend at Buena Vista Gardens

July 2021 - Kathy Triolo


July 2021 - Kathy Triolo

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We are lucky to have a wonderful couple who opens their two acre garden free to the public in May and June. The Columbines were in abundance and I decided to make a new friend.
All editing and compositing done in Photoshop with selections and layers. Process: Import originals into PS, select the parts I want to use... in this case the flower. Make two copies in separate layers of the "cut-out". Transform to the size I want in the first layer. Flip the second layer for the "hat". Cut out spaces for the "eyes" and put a circle with color inside for the iris and pupils. Added a blurred background of the garden and a leaf for the standing area.

3 comments posted

Alan Kaplan   Alan Kaplan
Your face is creative, and your colors are eye-catching. The only issue for me is that I simply do not like anthropomorphism even though Disney made a fortune with such movies as "Fantasia."   Posted: 07/04/2021 18:08:56

Aavo Koort   Aavo Koort
Very original creation. The sharp creature almost stops out of the dark background. Well done.   Posted: 07/06/2021 13:34:18

Peggy Nugent   Peggy Nugent
Well done Kathy!
Such a whimsical creature! It feels very open and appealing to me. Excellent choice of eyes, it gives me a feeling of vulnerability that's almost childlike - for me, that's what especially makes this work so well.
I love the colors.
My only suggestion is that it's a little dark for such a fun subject. If you wanted to, you could make it pop a bit more by doing a levels correction and bumping up the whites in Camera Raw, per attached.   Posted: 07/14/2021 13:10:30
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