Following are more images that I created from photos dating from the early 20th century. These were cut out, coloured and merged with other images. All of the images that I use have been released into the public domain, or their copyright has expired are are my own photos.
After working with these older photos, I began an exploration of fantasy images before beginning my foray into quirky territory.
The following image was created using the young woman’s photo from the early 1920s, and merging with more recent images to create this gorgeous piece “A Girl and Her Unicorn.” I even asked a friend of mine to be the hand model for it.
And this is the only dragon image that I have ever created. It was quite a challenge, especially endeavouring to create realistic looking scale colours and patterns, and in the end I settled on something simple.
When I first started creating graphic designs I focussed a lot on old photos and found some amazing images that I just couldn’t resist working on. Many of these dated from the early 1900s through to 1940s, with a special focus on the art deco era.
Many of these photos required intensive work, especially when they’d been damaged or had lost some quality. My initial task is to cut the person out of the original photo before I began working on repairing and recolouring it. Once I am satisfied with the work, I then have to create various levels of colour which is quite painstaking. After that, I either create or find an appropriate background to add in.
Some, like the following two images, required hours of painstaking fine work, selecting individual pearls or coins and colouring them individually. But the hard work was worth it in the end, don’t you think?
The thing that drew me to the following image was not so much the beauty of this young woman, but her trapped expression, bordering on despair, as she prepares for her wedding. Dating back to around 1923, I image this Tunisian bride had very little, if any choice in her bridegroom.
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Creating graphics is one of my passions and there are several places online where one can set up a shop where the manufacturer produces a variety of items using my designs.
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