Friday, December 24, 2010

Astral Journey

I did a lot of dreadful New Age art in the 1980s. I am finding it now in my slide files when I transcribe them to digital format. Most of these slides are also in poor condition, covered with dust and fibers and faded to a murky dimness. Or perhaps it was my bad photographic skills back then. But the Marvels of Modern Technology March On, and I can do all kinds of Photoshop magic to retrieve the image from its deteriorated state. This one, for instance. In order to get the sunlight to reflect off the iridescent paint on the ribbon around the figure, I had to tilt the painting quite a lot. I had a tilted image in the photo. But now with Photoshop's "Lens Correction" filter, I was able to put the painting back into a proper rectangular shape. This is one of the better examples of the bad new age art I did back then, so probably worth saving, at least for me.

"Astral Journey" is acrylic on illustration board, 8" x 10", June 1988.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Very nice! The lighting and modeling on this is much better than on your recent figures. You should experiment more with this kind of oblique lighting.