"When we all think alike, then no one is thinking."
— Walter Lippman

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Blues

The theme is "Blue" and this was the first idea that came to mind.  One of the things I enjoy about our art exchange is that we are free to interpret the decided-upon themes in any way we choose.
Billie Holiday (1915-1959) was one of the most notable blues and jazz singers of the 1930s and 40s.
You can read her biography and see the timeline of her life here.
For this image, I started with a plain black and white photograph and added the color variations and graphic designs in photoshop.   Below is the original photo.....
Sometimes it's fun to take a stock photo and experiment with color variations, filters and use different brushes to create layers of texture and interest.   Just remember to save a copy of your original in case you want to start over or use it again.

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